Poised to bring billions of dollars in value to industries such as health
care, big data is a trend that's here to stay. Big data straddles the IT and
marketing sectors: Not only is it a technological problem — where to put
all of this data? — it is poised to deliver real, actionable boardroom
insights. While the big data trend has skyrocketed, many do not fully
comprehend how to manage data. Despite this uncertainty, there is a growing
consensus that big data is value. Organizations are beginning the
infrastructure investment in systems that enable the large-scale storage and
analysis of data.
The Proliferation of Big Data Through the Enterprise
Data sets too large to be effectively and fully captured, managed, stored
and analyzed using traditional infrastructures are referred to as big data.
Existing data storage systems are not equipped to analyze big data and ar... (more)
Performance is your website’s first impression to visitors. Almost 50% of
users expect a web page to load within two seconds. The move from a shared
server to a dedicated server can alleviate many of a website’s performance
issues and improve overall revenue and user experience.
Shared hosting, by contrast, has hundreds of other websites on the same
server. All bandwidth, server memory, hard drive space and CPU cycles are
shared with other website owners. Database servers are also shared with these
hundreds of other site owners. The result can be a bottleneck at the
A middle-of-the-road solution between dedicated servers and shared
hosting is a balance that makes a lot of sense for many businesses. Such
a service exists and is called a virtual private server (or VPS). VPS
offers webmasters a way to host their own server, but without the higher
costs and complexities of dedicated servers. Here's more about whether VPS
strikes the right balance for you.
What Is a VPS?
When a website uses shared hosting, it shares memory, hard drive space and
CPU cycles with other sites on the same server. If one site gets hacked,
there is a chance that other ... (more)
BMC Software on Tuesday introduced an array of product innovations that take
full advantage of advancements in user experience and crowdsourcing to give
employees complete control of their IT experience via an elegant and
intuitive mobile interface.
The new products - BMC MyIT 2.0, BMC AppZone 2.0 and BMC Remedyforce Winter
'14 - showcase the company's commitment to using mobile, social, and cloud
technologies. BMC believes these technologies, along with automated and
industrialized IT service delivery, are the defining characteristics of the
new IT. As businesses increasingly r... (more)
Maintaining email servers is a full-time job including server maintenance,
filtering spam, blocking viruses, and creating backups. A hosted Exchange
service frees up IT time by putting all of these tasks in the hands of the
Even still, the myths surrounding hosted Exchange persist. Let's knock them
out one at a time to see why Exchange might make sense for you.
Myth #1: Hosted Exchange Is Only for Large Businesses
Because of the time it takes to manage an Exchange server, small businesses
can take the most advantage of a third-party email system. While large
After years of talking to people inside and outside of my company about the
benefits of cloud computing, I'm truly convinced that the most important
benefit is not cost reduction or the ability to have new servers up and
running in a few minutes. Of course those are great capabilities that a real
cloud computing environment can offer. But the most important benefit of
cloud technology is the ability to move your business to where it has never
been before - and do amazing things you couldn't even consider doing a few
One use case I'm happy to see the market (including ... (more)