Blogs

May 3, 2012

What is the big deal about big data?

I have begun writing a weekly blog for Bloomberg BusinessWeek. I am pleased to be able to republish my discussions on my blog site. In this blog I discuss the value of big data and its implications for the business. Your comments on this blog are welcomed.   The ability to analyze mountains of data […]

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May 2, 2012

Device Management Strategies Must Adapt to New User Expectations

The Rise of BYOD Workplaces Bring your own device (BYOD) to work is a growing trend across all industries.  The idea that an employee, customer, or partner will access your network with any device they choose was unheard of only a few years ago it wasn’t long ago that companies had strict policies on what […]

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April 27, 2012

Getting Your Virtualization Priorities Straight

Recently I talked with several data center managers about their experiences with virtualization. While these managers have different perspectives, they all agreed that server virtualization alone isn’t enough. By moving beyond server virtualization to a more holistic approach including virtualizing storage, network and other technology assets, these companies are increasing the ROI of their virtualization […]

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April 23, 2012

Is Facebook Responsible… for Security?

A few weeks ago I wrote a guest blog on Harvard Business Review’s Online site. The blog which is linked to below basically explains what happened to me when my Facebook account was hacked.  One day after this article appeared I received the following message from “Barry” at Facebook: After reviewing this report, we determined […]

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December 21, 2011

Holes in Endpoint Security

There is an avalanche of devices and end points that employees, customers and partners are beginning to utilize as they conduct even routine business transactions. An end point device might be a PC, smart phone or even a flash drive. The challenges of IT security are complicating the ability of organizations to protect their intellectual […]

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December 21, 2011

Predicting 2012: What’s old is new again – or is it?

Maybe I have been around the technology market too long but it appears to me that there is nothing new under the sun. The foundational technologies that are the rage today all have their roots in technology that has been around for decades. That is actually a good thing. Simply put, a unique technology concept […]

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December 15, 2011

Web API Study: The Benefits of APIs in the App Economy

Authors Fern Halper, Partner Judith Hurwitz, President and CEO Marcia Kaufman, COO and Principal Analyst Sponsored by Apigee Corporation This report presents the results of a Hurwitz & Associates Web Application Programming Interface (API) study, “The Benefits of APIs in the App Economy.” This study examined how early adopters of Web APIs were able to […]

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December 13, 2011

The Emergence of Big and Fast Data

Data Management in Transition: Where Are We Heading With Big and Fast Data? Judith Hurwitz, President & CEODr. Fern Halper, Partner A confluence of factors has converged to create one of the most important trends in data anagement – the emergence of Big and Fast Data. These factors include advances in computing technology, the decrease […]

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December 7, 2011

Creating Application awareness in IT Virtualization Environments

  Author Marcia Kaufman, COO and Principal Analyst Sponsored by IBM As IT organizations work to increase the flexibility, efficiency, and cost effectiveness of their data centers, many have focused on server virtualization. These companies are also leveraging server virtualization as an important starting point for their journey to adopt cloud computing. However, server virtualization alone is not sufficient […]

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