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Big data automation can mean writing dozens of scripts to process different input sources and aligning them in order to consolidate all this data and produce the required output. Why exactly do you need big data for your enterprise projects? Many industry observers have been noting that although a lot of enterprises like to claim that their big data projects are aimed at "deriving insights" that replace human intuition with data-driven alternatives, in reality though, the objective appears to be automation. They point out that the role of data scientists at a lot of organizations has got little to do with replacing human intuition with big data. Instead, it is about augmenting human experience by making it easier, faster and more efficient. But automating big data processing is easier said than done and the biggest problem here is that big data is well big. What thi... (more)

Fighting Crime on the Invisible Cloud | @CloudExpo #Cloud

Cloud servers bring with them distributed hosting and the ability to anonymize identities and that has enabled cloud becoming a breeding ground for criminals and even terrorists. The cloud brings unique advantages to individual and business users alike and this explains the exponential adoption rate that cloud has seen in the past decade. There are also numerous security challenges with the cloud especially in the areas of privacy and data theft that has concerned stakeholders for a long time. However, with sophisticated encryption technologies, the instances of cloud data getti... (more)

Traits of a Successful Startup Businesses | @CloudExpo #API #Cloud

Startup businesses are popping up at every opportunity. It seems that there are endless ideas that could become potential businesses. However, not all businesses will be successful. Here are some of the top traits of successful startup businesses. The Business Meets a Need One of the most important factors of determining the success of a business is the necessity for that business. Although it's unfortunate, great ideas will sometimes end up as a failed business. There must be a need for the product or service provided. Before you seek out investors, spend time analyzing the nee... (more)

Who Owns Your Customer Database in the Cloud | @CloudExpo #Cloud

The question of who owns the data is partly determined by the kind of cloud infrastructure that is in place for your business. The advantages that cloud based hosting brings needs to reiteration. Cloud hosting is infinitely scalable, needs radically lower CapEx and with distributed hosting, it is much more fail-proof than data hosted on your premise. But the recent legal spar between Apple and the US government has brought the limelight once again back on the debate about ownership of data. In the case of Apple, the fight is over decrypting the iPhone used by a criminal in order... (more)

Challenges with Big Data for the IoT | @ThingsExpo #BigData #IoT #IIoT #M2M

The biggest challenge to IOT is thus big data that requires an infrastructure that is capable of processing billions or more data points each second. If you thought e-commerce revolutionized the retail industry over the past two decades, something much bigger is coming over the next ten years and that is the Internet of Things (IoT). By deploying sensors and network connectivity to everyday physical objects like cars, refrigerators, television and buildings, it is possible to remotely connect, manage and engage with these entities in ways that are not possible today. Proponents o... (more)