IT security threats evolve and persist

By RDBAE Press on Dec 31

It is a constant challenge for businesses to address all of their IT security concerns. Even if a company network is secure, there is always a chance that a database has already been hacked, according to a recent report from Forbes. The FBI notifies several hundred companies and organizations every year to inform them that they have been the victims of cybercrimes or other intrusions.

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Next-generation data centers require enhanced security

By RDBAE Press on Dec 30

Businesses have more choices for data storage than ever before, and with many platforms operating within an organization comes a new host of IT security concerns. According to the Economic Times, the recent wave of new database management solutions is changing the way organizations approach their security strategies. The report cited McAfee as naming data center security as a top priority for modern businesses. 

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Nonprofits need database management solutions as well

By RDBAE Press on Dec 27

Private enterprise is not the only sector demanding database administration services. Now that cloud-based software suites are becoming a mainstream feature within most organizations, nonprofit associations are realizing that they can also benefit from these systems. According to a recent article from Huffington Post, it might be easier and cheaper than board members think.

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Businesses assess efficiency and cost of cloud implementation

By RDBAE Press on Dec 27

The concept of the cloud is no longer new, but business leaders are still trying to understand the nuances that make cloud implementation distinct from traditional IT infrastructure. Despite some skepticism and uncertainty regarding IT security concerns, businesses' trust in the cloud has gradually increased over the past year or so, according to a ComputerWorld blog. 

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Major security breaches have businesses on the defensive

By RDBAE Press on Dec 19

A breach can be the biggest of IT security concerns for a large company or organization housing large stores of data, especially when much of that information belongs to customers. If that customer information is financial or highly personal, an organization might have a lot more problems on their hands. For California's Cottage Health System, this is exactly what happened when they began notifying 32,755 patients that their data may have been exposed, according to eSecurity Planet.

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Cloud adoptions are on the rise, but so are IT issues

By RDBAE Press on Dec 19

With more businesses opting for private cloud software solutions, skepticism about implementing the new technology is dissipating across industries. According to a recent report from Information Week, private cloud solutions are being adopted at a rapid rate with the percentage of enterprises running functioning cloud services rising from 21 percent to 47 percent in the past year. With more than twice the number of companies opting for these strategies, analysts are predicting that private clouds will soon be a universal standard for any business handling large amounts of data. 

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Bigger IT security budgets could be going to waste

By RDBAE Press on Dec 19

IT security concerns shift from one quarter to the next, but are businesses using their budgets to address the right problems? Yes or no, they are certainly increasing their security expenditure, according to a recent ZDNet article revealing information from a study by Tech Pro Research. Of the 244 respondents that took part in the study, 41 percent claimed that they will be spending more on IT security next year. This is a significant leap compared to the 16 percent that planned to increase their budgets in 2012. Only a handful of companies are cutting back. Of the entire group, 11 percent said they'd be decreasing expenditures on IT security in 2014.

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Businesses strengthen cyber security efforts

By RDBAE Press on Dec 19

Businesses that rely on large database management systems to store their information are constantly looking for new ways to ensure the protection of their digital property. It is important for companies to stay ahead of the curve when cybercriminals are always developing new methods to breach databases and steal valuable information about customer finances and corporate secrets. To help businesses identify weak points in their cyber security, ZDNet recently highlighted major database vulnerabilities that have recently turned into serious IT security concerns. 

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Smart businesses take no risks with their risk management

By RDBAE Press on Dec 19

Along with the many conveniences afforded by the dawn of the digital age, modern businesses are also at a great deal of risk simply by virtue of being online. This is why assessing database protection risks has become one of the major IT security concerns for businesses around the world. Threats to enterprise security remains a problem, and preemptive strategies often work best. Companies should take risk management seriously if they want to protect themselves against the many threats that face them, according to a recent article from ZD Net.

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Could OpenStack support give Oracle a needed boost?

By RDBAE Press on Dec 18

IT industry giant Oracle is continuing to hold the top spot in the database management services sector, but recent Q2 numbers might show the company to be on a plateau, according to ZDNet contributor Larry Dignan. The business recently released its second quarter earnings at 67 cents a share, with flat revenue of $9.2 billion and analysts expecting little growth over the next quarter. Big data is becoming a common strategy across industries, so what is causing the software leader to stay where  it is?

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Database-as-a-service leads the next generation of data management

By RDBAE Press on Dec 18

For a long time, cloud computing services acted as a nebulous hint of what the future could bring for companies seeking a better way to store data. According to a recent article from Forbes, trends toward adopting database-as-a-service (DBaaS) solutions in place of traditional silo-based database management services are starting to catch on across industries. The numbers speak for themselves in this case. The report cited a study from market analysts 451 Research that predicted revenues from DBaaS providers will rise from a $150 million in 2012 to $1.8 billion by 2016.

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Scalability gains importance for database management

By RDBAE Press on Dec 16

Big data is here to stay, and businesses are constantly looking for the newest advancements in database management systems that will change the way they accommodate and analyze ever-growing streams of information. Some developers believe that open-source software is the wave of the future when it comes to providing the optimal database solution for businesses, according to OpenSource.com contributor Mark Travis. 

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Oracle facing more competition in database division

By RDBAE Press on Dec 16

While hundreds of database management systems strive to gain popularity and support, industry leader Oracle remains in the top spot, according to InfoWorld. The report referenced DB-Engines.com, a tracking system that analyzes mentions on the Web, job postings through LinkedIn and technical discussions to create a list of the most popular database systems. Although the tracking method does not measure the  database quality of these management systems, it can offer a peek into major trends in the market.

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Mobile technology weakens bank security

By RDBAE Press on Dec 16

More people are using mobile banking to view their balances and make transactions, but many of these individuals are not as well protected as they'd like. According to Dark Reading, security flaws are preventing mobile banking applications from being as safe as possible. Configuration and design problems were cited as the main factors compromising the security of both reputable banks and their customers. 

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Virtual collaboration becomes crucial for businesses

By RDBAE Press on Dec 15

In an increasingly global market, collaboration is becoming an essential element of any successful business strategy. Whether it takes the form of remote database management, a live video conference call or a simple tweet, companies worldwide are utilizing collaborative efforts to advance their businesses. According to Business News Daily, the effects of properly integrated collaboration are so significant that businesses will soon need to adapt them to stay afloat.

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Businesses are investing more in online security

By RDBAE Press on Dec 12

As commerce becomes more digitalized each day, security threats to online business increase alongside it. Database security is a fast-growing market in the IT industry and for good reason. Cybercriminal activity is becoming a serious problem for many businesses who operate mainly online, and companies are constantly looking to advance security measures to ensure the protection of their customers as well as themselves. 

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Data scientists needed to keep up with market growth

By RDBAE Press on Dec 11

The concept of big data has been thrown around the tech industry for years now, but what are companies doing to make sure they harness its power properly and effectively? More importantly, how do companies designate responsibility for this job within their organizations? According to Forbes, more businesses are finding it difficult to attract the human capital necessary to make the most out of what big data has to offer. The highly desired position of data scientist is becoming more valuable as data continues to increase exponentially.

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A bevy of new concerns arise for mobile security

By RDBAE Press on Dec 10

While smart mobile devices afford countless modern conveniences and allow for constant connection, some are beginning to see the darker side of the mobile revolution, according to Forbes. Internet users have long been familiar with the phenomenon of companies tracking browsing history to create targeted advertisements, but eyebrows are being raised at the new trend of customer location tracking to optimize retailers' marketing efforts.

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Mobile business intelligence plays catch-up with big data

By RDBAE Press on Dec 10

Big data is only getting bigger. As the amount of digital data increases exponentially in the coming years, mobile platforms will be the primary source for the growing flow of information and database quality, according to a recent report from Business Insider that examined a BI Intelligence study. Canadian Bank CIBC predicted that the quantity of data will grow by a multiplier of 50 over the next 10 years. Unsurprisingly, smartphone use already accounts for a substantial majority of that information.

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RDX and gen-E Presenting at Gartner Data Center Conference

By RDBAE Press on Dec 09

gen-E's CTO, Dr. Duke Tantiprasut, and RDX's VP of Sales and Marketing, Rob Brown, will be presenting at Gartner's Data Center Conference this Wednesday, December 11, at 2:30 PM. During this time, they will explain the benefits of IT process automation through a case study of RDX's use of gen-E's Resolve software.

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BI strategies to support growing enterprises

By RDBAE Press on Dec 06

The role of IT in big data enterprises is changing as information technologies continue to evolve. As corporations expand, their production rates also increase. As such, decision-makers will need to make adjustments to their daily operations to accommodate this growth. If organizations fail to change the way they handle this information, they could risk accounting errors, data loss and insufficient maintenance.

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The evolving understanding of cloud security

By RDBAE Press on Dec 05

Cloud security is a topic of concern among enterprise decision-makers, but as this storage structure adapts to the needs of corporations, the conversation is becoming more positive. For instance, rather than accusing cloud providers of allowing data breaches to occur, IT experts are beginning to question the distribution of responsibility. 

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What the cloud might look like in 2014

By RDBAE Press on Dec 05

With cloud services, one primary goal is increased cost efficiency. As this storage strategy continues to evolve, decision-makers are being presented with new features that make leveraging the cloud easier and more customizable. According to​ eWeek, as more options are introduced to the market, competition between cloud providers is expected to grow, the cloud market will become more standardized and security strategies will continue to be the focus for future cloud deployments.

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Building cloud knowledge for better transitions

By RDBAE Press on Dec 04

As cloud providers create new features for enterprise infrastructures, more big data companies are beginning to consider how their digital architectures could be improved by leveraging one of these options. The widespread description of the cloud is also evolving, but according to ZDNet, what the media portrays the cloud to be and how it actually works may not be an adequate representation of the existing model anymore. 

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The growth of the cloud is replacing traditional storage

By RDBAE Press on Dec 03

The development of the cloud has changed the way IT managers handle corporate infrastructures. The integration of scaling storage and remote access features have made it easier for organizations to save on operational expenses by providing increased flexible memory requirements that are not possible with legacy equipment. As more enterprises shift away from on-premises storage, the growth of traditional methods is fading, reported InfoWorld.

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Security on the cloud a focus in new developments

By RDBAE Press on Dec 03

As the cloud market advances, more companies are switching to cloud-based infrastructures to manage their corporate IT. Because of its scalable storage capabilities and its remote access features, cloud services provide decision-makers with increased mobility, enhanced customization and the ability to change their strategies more readily than with traditional architectures. 

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Investing in the cloud starts with knowledge

By RDBAE Press on Dec 02

As cloud services advance, enterprises are beginning to diversify their IT capabilities. The need for unique and innovative approaches to daily operations has made it essential for tech teams to broaden the scope of their digital repertoires. For example, according to Forbes, a new era of computing technologies is necessitating a transformation in the way that decision-makers handle Internet-based storage.

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