Solve IoT data management issues with a ROBO design approach

IoT-factory

Data coming in from Internet of Things (IoT) devices is exciting, massive―and potentially crippling. To manage the data effectively and reduce system stress we need to proactively build support mechanisms to make it sustainable. Modern Remote Office Branch Office (ROBO) systems can help. ROBO is not new. Splitting workloads and tasks across local and centralized […]

Data masking for GDPR: A force for positive change

Hiding-behind-mask

If the words General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) are enough to get your pulse racing, you are not alone. The GDPR, due to come into force on 25 May this year, is going to have a significant, permanent and far-reaching impact on any business that holds data on EU citizens, including organisations based outside of […]

Getting the analytics right for GDPR compliance – and beyond

The challenges of complying with the European Union’s new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) are clear: Every organization serving customers in the EU — including organizations outside the EU that offer goods or services to individuals within it — will need to comply with new data privacy rules by May 2018. The clock is ticking, […]

Data lakes, hubs and warehouses — when to use what

Lake

Often in any “technical” field (and I use that term very loosely), it can be quite hard to differentiate between the facts and the fiction — the latter normally created either by over-zealous product marketing or an over-increasing circle of folklore. One particular area that has a lot of attention is the whole big data […]

From lakes to watersheds: A better approach to data management

As a data scientist, I have a vested interest in how data is managed in systems. After all, better data management means I can bring more value to the table. But I’ve come to learn, it’s not how an individual system manages data but how well the enterprise, holistically, manages data that amplifies the value […]

Cloud integration now tops mobile priorities, survey finds

Cloud integration and mobile data management are top priorities for mobile initiatives at large enterprises, according to a recent survey. Two-thirds of the nearly 600 IT decision-makers surveyed (by B2B research platform Clutch and mobility services company DMI) identified cloud computing as the key enabler of mobile data management. Varun Dogra, chief technology officer at DMI, said the enterprise […]

What does Brexit mean to data processing?

The British decided! On June 23, 2016, the people of the United Kingdom voted to withdraw from the European Union. Now what does this mean? Shared service centers, which should operate on a transatlantic level, are often located in the United Kingdom or Ireland. Here, the language is not a barrier, but a link between the old […]

Too much big data for you? Focus instead on ‘smart data’

Big data CSC Blogs

Last week I wrote about the benefits and disadvantages of “data lakes,” huge repositories of different data types stored in raw form that are easily accessible to employees for analysis. Data lakes provide a method for enterprises to managed their big data in a cost-effective and efficient way. Many enterprises, however, struggle to manage the data flooding their networks […]

Share this with your CIO: Big data and analytics success stories

Big data and analytics successes

There was a time when IT security was the topic most likely to keep CIOs up at night. Now security must compete with a host of other IT issues that have become priorities and imperatives. These include aligning IT with business goals, enabling enterprise agility and flexibility, integrating emerging technologies with legacy IT infrastructure, establishing effective and scalable […]