10 Smart Government IT Trends

In a recent symposium on smart government, Gartner Research analysts suggested that social, mobile, cloud and information are converging and driving innovation that will help establish and develop smart governments. Gartner offers 10 related IT trends that will play a key role in the coming years (see Gartner Newsroom). What is smart government? It might […]

The Future of Big Data in Healthcare

Big data in healthcare offers great potential for improving care, but healthcare agencies face challenges of improving infrastructure, analytics capabilities, and data security, according to “The Big Data Cure” report by MeriTalk.[1] MeriTalk surveyed 150 IT-related executives in Federal Agencies that focus on healthcare and healthcare research. The majority of respondents suggested that less than […]

Making Big Data Pay

Successful business leaders are learning ways to leverage big data within the organization. According to an independent study by the the Economist Intelligence Unit, the business landscape is dramatically changing based on the massive level of data being collected each daily. While effective use of big data can be daunting, some businesses have effectively utilized […]

Small Data Centers for SMBs

As SMBs realize the need for processing, analyzing and protecting data, they face the challenge of effectively managing and developing a small data center within the organization. Managing a data center in an SMB context often means juggling a range of challenges like budget constraints, cultural boundaries and perceptions, and spacial limitations. IT World recently […]

No Fail Safe Data Loss Environments

Data loss can happen in any environment and on any device. When some companies choose virtualization, they fail to make proper data recovery plans, assuming the virtualized environment assure data safety through redundancy. Some businesses have discovered the hard way that data loss can impact businesses in any setting. Kroll Ontrack and VMware recently released survey findings […]

The Ethical Challenges of Big Data

Gartner recently listed “Strategic Big Data” as one of the key trends that will influence the shape of businesses in the years to come. Big Data is short for the supercomputing possibilities associated with utilizing massive data sets to help us visualize relationships, influence and behavioral propensities. Data scientists are emerging who learn who to make set predictive […]