Teradata Reports Digital Marketing Disconnect
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Teradata Reports Digital Marketing Disconnect

Teradata has just released a new survey that finds marketers are struggling to find the best technology path to build personalized customer relationships and still rely too heavily on gut instinct versus data when making budget decisions. As a data analytic solutions vendor, the “Enterprise Priorities in Digital Marketing” findings can be seen as self-serving, but that doesn’t mean they aren’t valid. “We’ve been talking...

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VMware Acquires CloudVolumes: What It Means for…VDI

The biggest end user computing news of VMworld arrived a few days early, with the August 20 announcement that VMware has acquired storage layering startup CloudVolumes. In one step, this redefines VMware’s position in the end user computing marketplace. The technology is relatively simple: a Windows file system filter driver creates a virtual disk volume that captures disk changes to either a VMDK or VHD disk image. When one of these...

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The Mike Brown Era, and the Associated Pressure… Symantec

Last Thursday, Symantec announced that interim CEO, Mike Brown, has assumed this role on a permanent basis. Wall Street wasn’t exactly dancing a jig when it heard the news; the stock was down from after-hours trading on Thursday through the close of the market on Friday. In fact, of the 28 analyst recommendations currently tracked on Yahoo Finance, 20 are issuing a “hold” recommendation and only 3 classify Symantec as a “strong...

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Data-Aware Services: Oh, the Places We Could Go!

I have written many times about the need for application-centric data protection and data-centric security. But what these both require is that our data protection, security, management, and networking are data-aware. We use applications, but we thrive on data. The more data we have, the more chance we can make use of it, which has resulted in big data tools and big data extensions, even to hypervisors. We talk constantly about moving...

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End-Users Are Cautious About Next Gen Storage Adoption

One of the announcements made at the Next Generation Storage Summit was the formulation of a consortium of vendors called the Object Storage Alliance Group. The stated mission of this group is to “promote the business value of object addressable storage”. During its first official meeting, one of the discussion points was how to best promote the use of object storage solutions in the data center. Some felt that the promotion of use...

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