Posts about Big Data

I am about to explain what exactly I mean by the “IoT is so much bigger than your thing.” It’s a realization that has firmly shaken off my stereotypical perspective of the internet of things (IoT). But, before I begin, let me first explain that the IoT is not a technology; rather, it’s a concept used to characterize the many interconnected “smart objects” or things and their unique ability to collate and, in turn, share information about their world. In other words, we empower our “things” in various contexts to ultimately gather data, which is specific to their environment ...
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Digital-first companies like Google, Amazon, Netflix, Airbnb, etc. haven’t only disrupted, but downright transformed their respective industries. Consider the success of Uber, which revolutionized the taxi industry, reporting monthly trips in excess of 50 million, without even owning a single vehicle. How did they do it? This was accomplished by combining modern-day machine learning algorithms and analytics strategies with flexible business and pricing models, while offering unique benefits to both drivers and riders at the same time. In hindsight, it can now be safely said that the transportation service industry and a geolocation app are thick as thieves. Uber recognized this synergy and capitalized on it. It’s Economics 101: they created a dynamic demand/supply-based resource optimization and pricing model ...


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One of the biggest challenges the enterprise faces with the advent of big data and the internet of things is what to do about the network edge. Emerging data patterns require an edge that is not only distributed across a wide area, largely on third-party infrastructure that is beyond the direct control of IT, but one that can handle a much broader set of responsibilities than traditional security and access ...
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The enterprise is quickly learning what software-defined infrastructure can do for the data center. Now that the network can be provisioned as an abstract architecture along with compute and storage, organizations can finally rid themselves of the limitations that hardware places on data productivity ...
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The telecommunications market is facing disruption from all directions as the traditional roles of the communications, broadcast and IT industries converge. This convergence is enabling new services and business models, but also a reinvention of the telco into a new type of CSP that is decidedly different to the traditional model. This new CSP is also a full-service IT provider – in which traditional telco services run over the data network with an increased focus on business-to-business services ...
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