Author Archives : Mary Allen


Cloudera and IB partnership delivering Big Data “sizzle”  

For many organizations, Big Data is “a riddle wrapped in a mystery inside an enigma,” but as the celebrated British wartime statesman advised, “difficulties mastered are opportunities won.” Potential opportunity in Big Data has been defined, many times, as the ability to gain new business insight from analysis of new and existing sources of data […]

Dan Grady, social media analytics and enterprise search sales manager, Information Builders

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Risky business: location-based intelligence tackles credit management  

Change is a constant in the financial world. But over the last decade, the pace and magnitude of change have introduced new imperatives in the management of credit risk. As regulators continue to increase the breadth and depth of regulatory oversight, companies are wrestling to address growing requirements while protecting profitability. Looming over these policy-level […]


Channeling the Intel SMAC stack  

As a leading provider of foundational technology, Intel is a good source of insight into new IT industry trends. The company prides itself on its role as market educator, and its website serves as veritable trove of expert information on products, architectures, and implementation best practices served up through technical resources for developers and IT […]

David Allen, director of distribution and DMR sales, North America, Intel

Simon Robinson, research VP, storage, 451 Research

451 Research: Software-defined storage – a proxy for storage transformation  

InsightaaS: Time was, storage transformation was a lot about falling prices, but as 451 storage research VP Simon Robinson explains in the article below, storage is now having to play catch up with compute virtualization in the data centre. If “software-defined storage” – a “proxy” that Robinson believes stands in for several transformational disruptions that have […]


VMware’s version 6 virtual blast  

With a considerable amount of fanfare, VMware announced the latest iteration of its popular virtualization platform this past week. As part of the launch, the company claimed a goodly number of “industry firsts” – nine to be precise – as well as a dizzying array of new features and product enhancements – 650 in vSphere […]

Pat Gelsinger, CEO, VMware, Inc.