Tag: big data

What Netflix Can Teach Other Businesses About The Cloud And Big Data

Companies of all sizes have been moving more IT services to the cloud and trying to mine Big Data for business gains for the past few years. But one organization has pushed the envelope of cloud and data so far, it’s changed an industry.

Netflix, with its “all in” cloud approach and revolutionary Big Data strategy, has provided a model for success. And now enterprise and IT leaders in a range of industries can learn from the entertainment giant to adapt its lessons to their own businesses. Read more…

4 Business Tech Trends to Watch in 2014

Your business planning for 2014 has probably been in full swing for a while now, and no doubt, technology initiatives are playing featured role. That’s the forecast from IDC in its “Worldwide Predictions 2014” report, which says global spending on IT is expected to reach $2.1 trillion next year, up 5 percent.

But do your plans include the specific tech trends that are expected to have the biggest impact? Let’s take a look at four to keep in mind as you continue mapping out your 2014 initiatives: Read more…

Technology Key to Retailers’ Happy Holidays

We recently discussed how important infrastructure technology can be to a retailer’s bottom line, especially during the busy holiday season.

But other tech trends are significant as well, because they give retailers an edge when it comes to connecting with customers. Let’s take a look at some of the ways retailers are using the latest in technology to boost business: Read more…

As Black Friday Nears, Retailers Look to Tech to Help Boost Sales

For retailers, the most wonderful time of the year is here. And this year in particular is shaping up to be extra special, with Thanksgiving, Black Friday, and Cyber Monday predicted to break online sales records.

According to the Adobe Digital Index, which uses data from half a trillion visits to more than 2,000 retail sites over the past seven years to make its forecast, the three big holiday shopping days will bring in about $5 billion for retailers. Read more…

Outsourcing Rising: More Businesses Delegating IT

The past few years have seen more businesses turn to cloud computing for more IT services. So it was only a matter of time before this trend pointed toward an even bigger change in the way businesses handle IT: wide-ranging outsourcing.

Expect to see that come to fruition in the next five years, when about 70 percent of all business IT infrastructures will be outsourced. This is according to the latest Global IT Leadership Report from Savvis, a CenturyLink company. Read more…

Top Financial Firms Begin Applying New Tech Trends

We’ve talked before about how Big Data and other technology trends have helped businesses in the financial industry see gains and stay competitive. Indeed, “there’s a lot of opportunity to apply new data sets and new algorithms,”Rod Bodkin, founder and CEO of Think Big Analytics, tells InformationWeek. “Fundamentally, we see Big Data coming in and letting people solve problems that were never before solvable.” That’s particularly true when it comes to finance and banking.
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5 Top Tech Discussions at Interop 2013

The role of IT in business, IT security, Big Data, BYOD and cloud computing, and networking and applications were all important topics discussed among the thousands of IT professionals who made their way to New York for the annual Interop IT conference last week. A host of workshops, keynote speeches, and in-person discussions with technology leaders and innovators gave attendees plenty of technical information to bring back to the office. Read more…

3 Tech Trends Retailers Can’t Afford to Ignore

Like other industries, retail is experiencing rapid technological change — change that, if disregarded, could have a negative impact on business. That’s why it’s so important for business and IT leaders to keep abreast of the latest in retail technology. Let’s take a look at some of the important trends in retail IT, and how they can help businesses like yours see success. Read more…