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TechViews: Mid-size firms expect to increase cloud, 66% of Irish SMEs have no dedicated IT staff, Small data vs. big data and more!


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Lonne Jaffe

How to unlock Big Data’s big potential
by Lonne Jaffe

The volume of data in the digital universe is growing exponentially. We already have over two zettabytes (two billion terabytes) of data, and by 2020 estimates are that we're going to be generating over ten times that amount every year. The technology that we have at our disposal to process, store, and analyze all of this data is also improving very quickly. Since 2004, when Google published its groundbreaking work on the MapReduce paradigm, the Big Data community has created Apache Hadoop and dozens of related products spanning everything from machine learning through high performance ETL. Recently, however, a new challenge has emerged.

Tech News


New data from 2013 State of the Enterprise Cloud Report, suggests that cloud computing is becoming less of an experiment and more of a norm in the enterprise. According to this ReadWrite article, both cloud-based memory and cloud storage have increased by nearly 100% from January 2012 to June 2013.


Forrester Research predicts that software spending worldwide will continue to grow with a major focus on cloud technology. Midsize firms are expected to increase IT spending and use such technologies to fuel growth and productivity, according to this Midsize Insider article.


A new survey by Microsoft reveals that 66% of Irish SMEs have no dedicated IT staff and 74% of companies have no dedicated IT manager, according to this Business and Leadership article. Furthermore, the survey shows that 36% of Irish businesses will most likely shift to cloud solutions in the next year.


This Cloud Tweaks article labels 5 benefits of BYOD and cloud computing. These include increased security, visibility for employers, cost reduction, efficiency in the work place and lastly, the ability cloud has to make desktop virtualization possible.

Big Data

What’s the difference between small data and big data? This Smart Data Collective article helps to clearly define both terms and explains how small data can become big data by skillfully combining various data sets with different data formats.


This Security Week article suggests the DevOps model should include security to improve agility and operational excellence. The article examines how to integrate security into DevOps by implementing collaboration, communication, and co-ownership in order to ensure application security.

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[TechViews Unplugged]

TechViews Unplugged August Episode

In this special edition episode of CloudViews Unplugged, Andi Mann and George Watt of CA Technologies discuss the latest cloud computing research from Luth Research and Vanson Bourne. 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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