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Big Data Needn’t be that Scary!

By Allie Philpin Mention Big Data in some circles and you can see business men and women literally ‘quaking in their boots’, even senior management and within the boardroom!  But do we really need to be that fearful of what, after all, is just data that your organisation has gathered from various sources over a […]

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Big Data Analytics: Synchronous or Asynchronous Data Processing?

By Tobias Manolo Following on from our article last week regarding Big Data strategies, the term Big Data analytics has become something of a ‘headache’ within the IT environment, brought about, in a way, by the belief that the masses of data being received by enterprises holds the key to getting ahead of the competition […]

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A Big Data Strategy to Put You Ahead of Your Competitors

By Allie Philpin There’s no getting away from it; Big Data is here to stay!  How you deal with that data and how you harness the benefits is now key to not only keeping up with your competitors, but also moving ahead of them.  According to Tata Consulting Services Big Data study, 47% of respondents […]

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Master the Art of MDM… That’s Master Data Management

By Tobias Manolo The rate at which data is being generated coupled with technologies that are changing before our very eyes, and you can understand how data quality could be affected.  Capturing, storing and analysing that data is not only time-consuming, but is also open to duplication and errors.  Enter MDM, or Master Data Management… […]

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POPI Potentially Creates Data Management Problems for S.A. Businesses

By Allie Philpin POPI, the acronym for South Africa’s Protection of Personal Information Bill that is set to be signed into law, has left businesses in the country a little unprepared when it comes to their data management.  They have been given a year to ‘get their house in order’ but many are finding that […]

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Don’t Look to the Cloud to Solve your Storage Capacity Problems

Tobias Manolo Ask your storage administrator what their storage utilisation rate is and they’ll probably quote you the allocated figure they’ve allowed; sometimes that’s correct (and if it is, investigate!), sometimes it’s not as the actual consumption of storage used can be a lot lower.  Most companies don’t manage their storage capacity effectively, nor do […]

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Project Management Document Storage Options

By Tobias Manolo When working within a project management team, particularly a small team, collaboration and the sharing of documents/data between all participants is a high priority, if not essential for the project manager!  Without access, it becomes more difficult to meet deadlines, adhere to budgets, achieve goals, and monitor the project’s progress.  So, having […]

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The Emerging Storage Story…

With the inexorable rise in data, structured and unstructured, flowing into organisations today, is it any wonder that traditional file-based and block-based storage systems are struggling to cope with the demand placed upon their storage capacity, and accessibility by more than just a small number of users?  Whilst vendors of these types of storage systems […]

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The Experts are all-a-fluster when it comes to Red Hat’s Gluster!

Red Hat, Inc. announced earlier this year that their scale-out distributed file system solution, GlusterFS, could now support three primary modes of storage for OpenStack: block, file and object.   The solution enables OpenStack cloud developers and operators to utilise GlusterFS to support storage modes.  However, what is actually more interesting is the battle between experts; […]

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Tiered Storage… It’s Making A Comeback!

Talk tiered storage and you would be surprised if eyes didn’t roll and cloud over; to be expected really as it’s not one of the most interesting topics to discuss!  Until now, that is…  Take Storage magazine’s latest survey that revealed 60% of their respondents are not only using tiered storage systems, but they are […]

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