data management

  • Storage tips from heavy-duty users

    Posted October 11, 2011 - 12:36 pm

    If you think the storage systems in your data center are out of control, imagine having 450 billion objects in your database or having to add 40 terabytes of data each week.
  • Using enterprise data to fuel new business ideas

    Posted June 14, 2011 - 2:38 pm

    Well-managed enterprise data can lead to new products, such as a recommendation service from Bundle, a Citi spin-off.
  • Google is hiring the people with all the questions

    Posted April 1, 2011 - 3:54 pm

    Autocompleter is the most mechanistic, dehumanized job title ever, but the job itself puts humanity in the core of the DataVerse.
  • Storage buying advice: how to store your data

    Posted March 28, 2011 - 10:27 am

    We live in a world fuelled by data, and PCs and modern digital gadgets need to store their data somewhere. Data is stored inside a PC, laptop or similar device, and is often expanded with external storage for backups or simply to expand on internal capacity.
  • Hadoop goes mainstream for big BI tasks

    Posted March 21, 2011 - 11:45 am

    Companies seeking to glean insights from terabytes or even petabytes of data are turning to open-source Hadoop software to do the job.
  • RainStor releases next-gen big data repository

    Posted March 8, 2011 - 2:56 pm

    RainStor today announced the general availability of its updated database repository, which is optimized to store and serve up machine-generated data, such as user logs and OLTP data sets.
  • Massive data volumes making Hadoop hot

    Posted March 8, 2011 - 9:32 am

    Rapidly growing sores of structured and unstructured data are prompting IT executives to turn to open source Hadoop technology for storage and analysis efforts.
  • Security Manager's Journal: Getting a handle on the data

    Posted February 7, 2011 - 4:00 pm

    Three months into my new job, I've had a chance to assess the landscape and establish some priorities. No. 1 will be the way we handle data.
  • Apache to steward NASA built middleware

    Posted January 6, 2011 - 5:26 pm

    The Apache Software Foundation has accepted Object-Oriented Data Technology as a top-level project
  • OSIsoft grabs $135 million in funding

    Posted January 6, 2011 - 3:48 pm

    Two major Silicon Valley venture capital firms -- Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers (KPCB) and Technology Crossover Ventures (TCV) -- have invested $135 million in data management product vendor OSIsoft LLC.
  • Establishing a master data management master plan

    Posted December 17, 2010 - 6:46 pm

    How CIOs can move forward with a strategy for master data management
  • How one CIO cured his data management woes

    Posted November 24, 2010 - 10:49 am

    Herbalife tripled the amount of data IT had to manage, so its CIO had to rethink how storage was managed.
  • Bad database management leading to 'mayhem' says research

    Posted November 19, 2010 - 11:16 am

    Businesses have an inconsistent approach to database management, leading to "IT and information mayhem", according to research.
  • IT nirvana arrives in the data services engine

    Posted November 16, 2010 - 5:46 pm

    In my last blog, I introduced the concept of the data services engine (DSE), a modular building block of hardware and software that provides all the core functions for data management within an optimized data center.
  • The iPad, the enterprise, and data armageddon

    Posted November 16, 2010 - 5:31 pm

    With so many people now carrying personal iPads into the workplace you might be thinking about directly supporting it for business use. Approach with caution or you could be overwhelmed, warns Bill Hewitt, CEO of Kalido, a provider of data management and governance tools.
  • Data deluge worsens but executives want more information

    Posted November 15, 2010 - 11:48 am

    A deluge of data is threatening to overcome UK executives, but they are still seeking more.
  • How to Pick NAS for Any Business

    Posted November 4, 2010 - 11:06 am

    NAS appliances remain easy to operate, but their roles and capabilities have expanded immensely. Here are some tips for picking the right one for your business.
  • Why CRM Data Trumps CRM Systems

    Posted October 26, 2010 - 4:51 pm

    CRM features are important for users, but what matters to IT -- and the health of the business -- is the quality, validity, and usability of the data held in the customer-related systems.
  • IBM scoops up information governance vendor PSS Systems

    Posted October 13, 2010 - 4:16 pm

    IBM on Wednesday announced it has acquired PSS Systems, a privately held company whose software is designed to help large organizations manage electronic documents required to meet legal obligations. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. PSS Systems was founded in 2004 and is based in Mountain View, Calif.
  • Untangling your unruly data

    Posted September 27, 2010 - 11:04 am

    Many of today's cost-conscious food shoppers buy store brands -- like Costco's Kirkland or Stop & Shop's Nature's Promise -- rather than national brands. Industry figures show that nearly 1 out of 4 products bought in U.S. supermarkets last year was a private-label brand.
  • CRM Records: Now Who's the Dummy?

    Posted September 13, 2010 - 8:49 pm

    By their very nature, CRM systems tend to have a higher proportion of manually-entered data than any other enterprise software. And much of the data that comes into the system from integrations and imports are dirty. So data hygiene is a tough job in almost any CRM system. But CRM systems actually have legitimate reasons to use dummy values in records.
  • The role of IT in strengthening the modern corporate enterprise

    Posted September 7, 2010 - 3:52 pm

    IT plays a central role in data management and the delivery of advanced analytics, both of which enhance competitive advantage and profitability. IT can also improve customer service excellence by implementing solutions that improve the ease of doing business. And centralizing functions such as infrastructure or procurement to optimize economies of scale not only enables more effective expense management, but frees up senior management to focus on surpassing the competition.
  • Centralized BI not always the way to go

    Posted August 24, 2010 - 8:21 am

    Sometimes organizations wrongly make the decision to deploy an enterprise business intelligence solution when what they really need is centralized data management, said one analyst.
  • The Data You Don't Even Know You Have

    Posted June 21, 2010 - 1:32 pm

    Google's inadvertent collection of personal data provides yet another lesson in privacy protection.
  • Cloudera, Quest to link Hadoop to Oracle

    Posted June 21, 2010 - 11:04 am

    Free Ora-Oop software will allow bidirectional data transfer between Hadoop's data management platform and Oracle databases
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