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TechViews: Digital economy uses 10% of the world’s electricity, AWS remains the top cloud provider, 1.3 billion mobile workers by 2015 and more!


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Featured Article

Denise Dubie

Next-Generation IT Operations...The Gamer NOC
By Rick Fritz, CA Technologies

For a very long time in my previous life in global IT leadership roles, I felt that there were some operational aspects of any organization that would remain consistent. For instance, in the 1990s, while managing the systems for a global call center organization of more than 4,000 agents at 80 locations, I scoffed at thoughts of demolishing our brick and mortar building(s) in favor of telecommuting call center agents. However the tsunami of contact centers that are now fully staffed by resources that have never been in a corporate cubicle is astonishing. This natural evolution is now becoming apparent in other traditional functions. At CA Technologies, we continue to change our view of a ‘command center’ or ‘NOC’ (network operations center)...

Tech News


A new report from Digital Power Group CEO Mark Mills titled “The Cloud Begins with Coal”, reports the digital economy uses 10% of the world’s electricity. According to this Time article, the forecasted growth rate could cause potential environmental and energy risks in the future.


According to this Venture Beat article, smartphones, tablets and mobile apps are “The New IT.” International Data Corporation estimates that 37% of the world’s labor force or 1.3 billion workers will identify themselves as mobile workers by 2015. This article elaborates on 5 reasons to spend more on enterprise mobility.


Some startups are opting for physical machines because they believe the machines are cheaper than storing data in the cloud, according to this Wired article. Depending on the line of business, smaller companies and operations are beginning to move onto their own data center as they grow to save costs.


Gartner’s Magic Quadrant report reveals that Amazon Web Services remains the top IaaS public cloud computing provider. Furthermore, this InfoWorld article states that Amazon offers more services than any other vendor.

Big Data

Soccer teams in the English Premier League (EPL) are using big data to devise sharper tactics and make strategic purchases. The Economist article describes the changing role big data can play in the sports world.


Developers are able to save time and focus on the business logic of their solutions by implementing various could services, according to this TechCrunch article. The article describes the future of intelligence and automation as the next big opportunity.

Big Data

Confused about Big Data? Check out this Washington Post Opinions article to learn 5 myths about big data to help you avoid any misperceptions.

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[TechViews Unplugged]

TechViews Unplugged August Episode

In this episode of TechViews Unplugged, Andi Mann and George Watt of CA Technologies discuss mobile PCs, SIM card hacks, the Internet of Things, cows with internet sensors, cloud computing and more! Watch the video.

About CA

CA Technologies (NASDAQ: CA) provides IT management solutions that help customers manage and secure complex IT environments to support agile business services. Organizations leverage CA Technologies software and SaaS solutions to accelerate innovation, transform infrastructure and secure data and identities, from the data center to the cloud. www.ca.com

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