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The Dawning of the Predictive Business Era

A momentous shift in business strategy is taking place. Big Data, cloud computing and mobility, in tandem, are having an enormous impact on how businesses must act -- and react -- across their markets. The agility goal of real-time responses is no longer good enough. What's apparent across more busi...

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Big Data and the Customer Analytics Challenge

Big Data is changing the game around customer analytics, giving organizations the means to develop far better analytics about their customers than ever before. Numerous examples, in fact, illustrate how high-performing and cost-effective Big Data processing can shed a world of new insight on custome...

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The Secrets of GTA’s Massive Mainstream Success

It's not every day that a video game becomes a mainstream tech story. Then again, it's not every day that a video game promptly records $1 billion in sales. Grand Theft Auto V did just that, however, eclipsing the 10-figure mark three days after its Sept. 17 release. The game's success is an emphati...

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Cracking the BYOD Security Nut

While so-called BYOD isn't necessarily new -- IT departments, after all, have been supporting mobile road warriors since the 1980s -- the rising tide of end users seeking the use and support of their own consumer devices is something quite different. It's so different that IT departments are graspin...

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Neutralizing the ‘Weapons Grade’ Enterprise Cybersecurity Threat

IT leaders are improving security and reducing risks as they adapt to new and often harsh realities of doing business online. CSC and HP, for example, have entered a strategic partnership to help companies and governments better understand and adapt to the tough cybersecurity landscape. The differen...

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Someone to Watch Over You: London’s Recycling-Bin Spies

In June, Renew London equipped a dozen recycling bins in England's capital city with technology to track people's smartphones as they milled about the city. The devices went largely unnoticed until the appearance of an August article entitled, "This recycling bin is following you." The piece set off...

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Why Oslo Is Off-Limits to Apple’s Aerial Photographers

Apple's taken plenty of flak for its mapping system, and some of it is well-deserved. After all, the maps have erroneously led drivers into the middle of nowhere and shown buildings that appear as though they're melting. Don't blame Apple if its images of Oslo, Norway, aren't crystal-clear, however....

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Sorting Out the Big Data Myths

Debunking myths around Big Data should be a first step to making better business decisions for improving data analysis and data management capabilities in a company. As the volume and purpose of data and business intelligence has dramatically shifted, older notions and misconceptions -- what amount...

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Porn, the UK and Search Engines’ ‘Moral Duty’

Britain's crusade against online pornography has ramped up. Prime Minister David Cameron recently gave a speech saying the pornography was "corroding childhood" and declared that every household in the UK should have pornography blocked by Internet service providers -- unless, that is, the homeowner...

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Putting Enterprise Risk Under the Microscope

Recent developments in the cybersecurity landscape have heightened interest in accurately anticipating and understanding risk, and using that knowledge to better manage organizations. Enterprises are better delivering risk assessment and, one hopes, defenses, in the current climate of challenging cy...

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How the US-French Connection Became a Digital Divide

Earlier this week, reports surfaced that the United States had thwarted France's plans to propose new international tax regulations targeting digital companies like Google and Amazon. Indeed, this is not the first time U.S. tech companies have rubbed France the wrong way. This podcast examines Franc...

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A Better Window on SaaS and Hybrid Apps

Managing applications sprawl has long been a burr in the IT saddle, and the popularity of Software as a Service applications hasn't exactly been a balm. As with on-premises applications, the key to SaaS and hybrid apps is getting better visibility and operational data on the applications' health, an...

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Everybody Loves Data Protection

In early June, the EU agreed to a privacy proposal that supposedly was business-friendly. However, that proposal did nothing to stop the privacy debate in Europe. Since then, a federal court in Germany said that Google was liable for autocomplete suggestions; France threatened to fine Google unless ...

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Vaporizing Cloud Risks

The path to the cloud is strewn with risks, but Australian IT services provider Thomas Duryea Consulting has made a successful journey to cloud computing as a business. A cloud-of-clouds approach is providing new types of IT services to TD's many Asia-Pacific region customers. TD designed, built and...

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Weighing the Importance of Google’s Waze Win

After months of courtship from Google, Facebook and Apple, social navigation app Waze ultimately chose to partner -- for more than $1 billion -- with Google. The price tag shows how valuable Waze has become, and that's to say nothing of the overtures it received from the world's tech giants. "I thin...

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