Today’s businesses have widely available unstructured data, and they want to deliver powerful insights through big data. But they must adapt quickly to change by using new technologies that fuel competitive advantage, or risk getting left behind.
That’s why it’s imperative to make the most of big data, the cloud, and intelligence capabilities, all of which help companies accelerate their speed of business through smarter decision-making and faster execution. And that’s the idea behind Microsoft SQL Server 2017.
The complete modern data estate can utilize both structured data—such as OLTP, mobile, ERP, and LOB data—and unstructured data—like graph data, social media, and IoT data. Continue reading
Picture this: You enter a museum and your eye is drawn to a painting that looks interesting. As you wander closer, your smartphone alerts you with a message that includes the painting’s title, artist’s name, the date of its creation, and a short background history about the piece – and reminds you that a print is available for purchase at the museum’s gift shop.
When you consider all the potential benefits of beacon technology – interacting with visitors, customers, travelers, and employees in spaces like museums, stores, transit hubs, and offices to deliver highly contextual, hyper-local and meaningful messages – it’s time to take a closer look at beacons in your environment. Continue reading
Zones Cloud Solutions and our Advanced Solutions Group make it easy
By turning to the cloud for backup and storage, organizations gain rapid and massive scalability at a reduced cost, versus expanding on-premises data center capacity. Cloud storage also offers the advantage of strong protection for data backup, archival and disaster recovery applications.
With your data stored in the cloud, many data center activities are reduced or eliminated. Without the need for manual backups and the associated hardware maintenance and management tasks, your IT staff is free to focus on business-critical tasks, increasing data center efficiency and productivity. And should disaster strike, cloud storage allows IT to restore affected data quickly, enabling your business return to normal operations. Continue reading
In virtually every industry, IT challenges are becoming increasingly dynamic and complex, with new requirements emerging on a regular basis.
One significant shift in IT is characterized by new applications designed specifically for mobility and cloud service delivery, and for leveraging the power of Big Data and enhanced security capabilities.
Capitalizing on these innovative trends requires an IT architecture that can deliver all-new levels of flexibility, security, scalability, and openness. And to help you protect your investments and control costs, these architectures must also support a hybrid mix of traditional IT, working in concert with private and public clouds.
If your company is making enterprise-level moves into Big Data, cloud or mobility, it’s time to consider an enterprise grade solution like HP ProLiant Gen9 servers with VMware® vSphere 6.0. Continue reading
Intel is making it easier to turn big data into big insights
The data available to every type of organization is growing at tremendous rates, and forward thinking businesses, hospitals and agencies are looking for ways to turn that information into insights and opportunities.
But until recently, the complexity of the architecture required and the absence of customizable apps and analytic functions have prevented big data projects from realizing their potential. Intel believes you’re capable of more.
That’s the reasoning behind the Intel Trusted Analytics Platform (TAP), an open source analytics Platform-as-a-Service that accelerates the creation of cloud-native applications driven by big data analytics. As the company whose processing and storage silicon is already at the heart of cutting edge big data centers, Intel has consistently been a leader in expanding the hardware and software scope of big data projects. Continue reading