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TechViews: 3 cloud screw ups to be aware of, Data protection predictions of 2014, 4 major Big Data risks and more!

TechViews: 3 cloud screw ups to be aware of, Data protection predictions of 2014, 4 major Big Data risks and more!


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!Jackie Kahle

The Enterprise Mobility Index: How Does Your Country Rank?
By Jackie Kahle

No two organizations are the same when it comes to the adoption of disruptive technologies, and this holds true for countries as well. Success with any new technology in a given country is dependent upon the technology vendor ecosystem, the unique pressures (including regulatory) that organizations face, the level of trained resources available, and many other factors.

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You may think cloud deployment is rather simple but there are definitive ways you can “screw up.” This InfoWorld article highlights 3 major issues that can occur when migrating to the cloud – such as choosing the wrong application, avoiding the single-provider shuffle and cloud governance.


In this Guardian article, cloud expert Joanne Frears discusses how data protection may evolve in 2014. From EU legislation to a US Consumer Bill of Rights, there’s a lot in store for the upcoming year.


A new SailPoint survey released reveals that IT controls are not properly managing Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) and cloud policies. This Net-Security article also reveals that more than 50% of the respondents have experienced situations where terminated employees have tried to access company data or applications after they have left.


There is a blurred definition of the term DevOps, but expert Patrick Debois says this is not a bad thing. This Computer World article explains the various ideas around DevOps and why it means different things to different people.

Big Data

This Entrepreneur article, “How 2014 will be the Year to Monetize Big Data”, discusses some predictions about Big Data in the new year including, Big Data generating revenue as a metric, CMO calling the shots, and increasing Big Data utilization.

Big Data

What’s the risk in Big Data? This Forbes articles identifies loss of agility, compliance, security and money as the 4 major Big Data risks and describes why this is the case.

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