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Big Analog Data™ – The Oldest, Fastest, and Biggest Big Data

In my role at Ciber, I have had the opportunity to talk with industry leaders who are making a difference in helping companies understand how to gain business value from their data.  In the area of Big Data, one of those thought leaders is Dr. Tom Bradicich, Fellow at National Instruments, a Ciber strategic alliance partner.  Next week, at NIWeek, National Instruments’ global conference in Austin, Texas, we will...

Sparking Innovation through Staff Augmentation

As surprising as it might seem, two trends can be married together that most businesses are overlooking today; the need for CIO’s to fuel business innovation and the shift of the workforce towards more temporary workers. The news headlines have recently been peppered with articles about how the job rebound is partially fueled by temporary workers – with technology being a top contributor.  In fact,...

Is Flash Storage Misunderstood?

A recent Wikibon article caught my attention called “Flash and Hyperscale – Changing Database and System Design Forever”  because it echoes what I’ve been hearing lately about Flash Storage. (For those of you not familiar with Wikibon, it is an online, professional community that features some insightful, moderated sessions and short research notes on challenging business technology problems.) In exploring...

Picking the Right Cloud Partner

So your CEO says, “I want you to reduce IT costs and I heard at a conference last week that using the cloud is the way to go. When can we start? Can we get rid of the data center? How much can we save?” These conversations are becoming more common as organizations start to tackle the use of the cloud. The biggest challenge is the education and selection stages of the cloud decision. There are so many solutions...

Clouds Ahead: Picking the Right Model

We talk about “the cloud”, but in actuality, there’s more than one. For starters, there are many different clouds out there, but they usually can be grouped into three different categories: private, public and hybrid. And when you’re thinking of deploying a cloud computing solution for your organization, you first need to determine which type of cloud you want to use. Private clouds are just that—they’re...
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