Modern real-time business model relies on effective big data management

By RDBAE Press on Dec 31

Big data is an ever-growing priority for businesses because of the potential profit and improved decision-making that its meaningful analytics can produce.

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Studies show big data benefits are lost without proper data administration

By RDBAE Press on Dec 31

Big data analytics offer great potential value to businesses, but investments are inconsequential without an effective data management system. A report compiled by the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) and sponsored by the SAS Institute discovered that 46 percent of senior executives surveyed said that big data had become a major consideration that affected business decisions.

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Database security budgets require more attention

By RDBAE Press on Dec 28

Experts propose that enterprise resolutions in 2013 should focus on strengthening database security. According to Verizon's 2012 Data Breach Investigations Report, the majority of breaches this year were classified as opportunistic, meaning the exploited database was not specifically targeted, but attacked due to easily identifiable weakness in its security measures. In fact, 96 percent of attacks that were analyzed were deemed not highly difficult to execute, and 97 percent were preventable.

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Data management solutions are key in the age of Big Data

By RDBAE Press on Dec 28

Data maintenance will be the key to business survival in the coming months, and companies are increasing budgets for the support of their databases in order to gain competitive advantage. According to a report conducted by Symform and Data Center World, as much as 50 terabytes of data are accumulating every second. It will become increasingly important that businesses invest in analytics software and database administration services that can aid in capturing and classifying data intelligently.

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BYOD raises data security concerns, requires advanced support

By RDBAE Press on Dec 27

A majority of IT departments have not implemented or are failing to enforce Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) policies, despite the fact that failing to implement these initiatives jeopardizes company data. A recent survey conducted by Globo, which revealed that while 68 percent of workers use their personal mobile devices for work, only 29 percent are aware of BYOD guidelines for use.

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Experts predict big data initiatives will focus on administration and order in 2013

By RDBAE Press on Dec 27

2013 will be the year that enterprise IT addresses the implications of cloud development and big data management hype. According to Gartner, businesses are set to invest $232 billion on IT-related services and technologies through 2016, even though Forrester estimates storing data in the cloud reportedly cut costs up to 74 percent.

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Data management and exploration a top business priority

By RDBAE Press on Dec 27

A main focus for effective data management this year will be integrating big data with enterprise IT, according to a blog by Forrester Research's Boris Evelson. Since big data has proved unmanageable for most businesses without the assistance of database administration services, objectives to handle the mass amounts of information will increasingly be a focus for companies.

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Database organization key to BPO-generated analytics

By RDBAE Press on Dec 26

Outsourcing for cloud computing, database support, social media channels and process automation software can lower capital spending and generate the efficient data analytics that are crucial to business success.

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Big data BI benefits depend on 'big storage' and 'big analysis'

By RDBAE Press on Dec 18

Marketers rely on data for a mere 11 percent of their customer-related decisions, according to a Corporate Executive Board study. With the wealth of information that exists, big data has the potential to inspire strategies, but most marketing professionals are overwhelmed and unable to extract meaning from all the noise. Database experts can aid in interpreting the data, filtering out what is important and allowing businesses to effectively use that information.

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Database security depends on proper support for advanced technologies

By RDBAE Press on Dec 17

While businesses are slowly recognizing the significance of database security and implementing technologies to address the issue, improper use of the software often hurts their efforts. Database security is an asset to organizations not only to protect confidential business data, but also customer information. Internal and external breaches of database safety can happen even when security software is being utilized, because without DBA services, the full range of security settings often aren't realized.

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Experts predict database efficiency will depend on migration to cloud-based infrastructures

By RDBAE Press on Dec 17

Experts predict database efficiency will depend on migration to cloud-based infrastructures

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Survey finds projected increase in data security budgets for 2013

By RDBAE Press on Dec 17

With the big data phenomenon comes rising threats to data security, and according to a recent survey by 451 Research, companies are apt to spend more to protect information from misuse or unauthorized access in the coming year. Forty seven percent of the survey's participants plan to increase their IT security budgets, which could include the implementation of database administration services. Budget increases, projected to be between 5 and 10 percent, have raised from 2012. Research director Daniel Kennedy commented on the trend to CRN.

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Recent study determines that big data is going to waste

By RDBAE Press on Dec 17

Despite the fact that data useful for business, technological, and medical advancements is growing exponentially, a new study conducted by IDC Digital Universe found that only a very small fraction of it is being used. In fact, less than one percent of international data is being analyzed. However, IDC estimated that 23 percent of this information would be useful if it were tagged.

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Big data one of the most important trends for 2013

By RDBAE Press on Dec 14

Entrepreneur Magazine believes that big data is poised to take off in the United States beginning in 2013. The magazine recently released a list of the top 10 trends that will be key for companies in the new year.

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Experts deem SQL injection a primary threat to database security

By RDBAE Press on Dec 14

Fortinet, a network security firm, revealed that the single-password security model makes SQL injection one of the most serious cyber-security threats to monitor in 2013. In fact, a study conducted by Imperva determined that SQL injection is now tied with DDoS as the most popular topic in hacker forums. Simple passwords comprised of four or five-characters can be easily figured out with cloud-based cracking tools, and Fortinet predicts that as a result, multi-factor authentication will become essential.

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Big data and the cloud crucial to company success

By RDBAE Press on Dec 12

Big data and cloud computing are two of the most important developments in the information technology industry. Looking ahead, both will be crucial in helping companies operate more effectively. GigaSpaces Technologies recently surveyed 243 IT executives and found that 80 percent said big data is considered a mission-critical aspect of their operations.

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Big data will be important for all companies

By RDBAE Press on Dec 11

Big data has quickly changed how companies manage and analyze large information sets, but some firms are still unfamiliar with big data as a whole. A recent AMEinfo report explained that organizations that leverage big data to their advantage can improve customer experiences and improve business efficiency.

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Cloud will remain IT building block

By RDBAE Press on Dec 10

Businesses unfamiliar with cloud computing may want to start learning about the technology because it is quickly becoming an IT staple. The Data Center Journal's Jeff Clark recently explained how the cloud has risen to an "indispensable tool" in the IT industry.

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Small businesses can use big data to their advantage

By RDBAE Press on Dec 07

Big data is changing how companies manage and analyze large information sets, but the IT trend is not just for large firms with vast resources. ZDNet contributor Howard Lo recently suggested that small businesses can also benefit from big data.

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Healthcare firms continue to experience breaches

By RDBAE Press on Dec 06

The healthcare industry is commonly associated with poor security practices, as many organizations fall victim to data breaches. This trend was highlighted in a recent study of 80 healthcare organizations by the Ponemon Institute, which found that 94 percent of respondents have suffered at least one data loss incident within the past two years.

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Shortage of big data experts expected to be major problem

By RDBAE Press on Dec 05

Big data is changing how businesses manage and analyze large information sets. Companies that can successfully do both can identify trends that will help them map out future success. However, big data has also brought with it a major problem, in that there appears to be a lack of talent available to work with this trend, Harvard Business Review recently suggested.

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Hackers continue to prey on databases

By RDBAE Press on Dec 04

There have been several high-profile cyberattacks so far in 2012, including incidents involving databases. A recent Dark Reading report highlighted the most significant breaches this year.

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Cloud computing backed by many advantages

By RDBAE Press on Dec 03

One of the knocks against cloud computing has been its security - or lack thereof. However, a recent CloudTweaks report suggested that the technology offers companies a number of benefits that may be too great to ignore.

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