Although big data can help a business seeking to make more sound decisions by studying large information sets to discover trends, some firms are overlooking the importance of security. Computer Business Review contributor Simon Bain recently highlighted this problem, explaining that more data results in a greater number of transactions, which makes it more likely that cybercriminals will target this information.
Big data is sweeping through the information technology industry at a staggering rate, but how much are data stores really growing? According to Oracle Co-President Mark Hurd, it is a significant amount.
Businesses can take advantage of many aspects of the boom in cloud computing, including the technology's storage capabilities. CloudTweaks' Robin Berry recently highlighted the benefits of the cloud in this capacity and the evolution of storage in recent years.
Some industries are still struggling to hire more workers, but information technology is not experiencing such hardships. A report by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics found that the IT sector added 8,000 jobs in October, due in large part to the demand for database security, cloud computing and mobile application development experts, CIO Journal reported.
Over the last few years, RDX has been growing at a rapid pace. During this time, we have hired literally dozens of database, operating system and Oracle Applications support professionals. One of our key value propositions is the talent and experience of our support teams. The quality of the service we provide to our customers depends on our ability to attract, hire and retain the most talented individuals possible. Our customers have “turned over the keys” to their most critical data assets for safekeeping. This is a responsibility that we do not take lightly.
The impact of big data throughout the IT industry is not just influencing how companies manage and store information, but how they seek skilled professionals to work with the data sets. InformationWeek recently conducted a survey and found that 53 percent of businesses believe analytics experts will be scarce in the next two years.
Small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) searching for ways to lower operating costs and replace aging IT systems can do worse than cloud computing. However, many firms still believe the technology is only suited for large companies, according to a recent survey conducted by AVG Technologies.
Database administrators (DBAs) are some of the most important employees in the IT industry. As businesses continue to trudge ahead in the face of the current economic crisis, there is a common concern among certain staff members that advancements in technology will ultimately replace the need for certain professions.
Cloud computing has made it possible for businesses of all sizes to replace aging infrastructure in a cost-effective way. The uses of the cloud are not relegated to just a few, as a recent survey conducted by TechTarget found. Overall, 44 percent of firms leverage the cloud to protect data and support other applications.
Big data is changing the way businesses interact and manage large data sets. Looking ahead to 2013, big data is expected to be one of Gartner's 10 "strategic technologies," which are solutions that have matured in recent years and are ready for widespread use.