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Articles for the keywords: Performance
23 Feb 2017 When To Consider Converged Infrastructure Technologies [60917]
SearchDataCenter, February 23rd, 2017

"Converged and hyper-converged systems simplify an IT environment and boost performance. Here's how to decide if they are right for your business's data center...

Converged infrastructure is the grouping together of aspects of a technology platform in a single, optimized system. Among other benefits, this type of architecture delivers a higher level of performance. But what does this mean to an organization, and when should converged infrastructure technologies be put into action?..."
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23 Feb 2017 How Employees Would Design A Performance Culture [60887]
CIO Insight, February 23rd, 2017

"While the majority of professionals feel that it's important for companies to integrate quality assurance, process management and other key support functions to achieve strategic goals, relatively few said that their organization is actually doing that, according to a recent survey from APQC. The accompanying '2017 Process and Performance Management Priorities and Challenges' report reveals that these and other shortcomings are keeping companies from establishing an impactful 'performance culture.' Among other suggestions from survey respondents: Corporate leaders must ensure that process management efforts are aligned with goals. They should measure project success based on business results. They need to better engage employees through this 'change journey'...
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23 Feb 2017 Cloud-Based Databases Need New Approaches To Ensure Data Security [60874]
HelpNet Security, February 23rd, 2017

"Interest and adoption of cloud-based databases is ramping up as more companies see the value of moving from traditional on-premise IT infrastructures to off-premise cloud services like Amazon (AWS), Microsoft Azure and many others.

Database-as-a-Service (DBaaS) offers high availability, multi-tenancy and the ability to scale as demand grows without the high cost of buying new hardware and related maintenance costs. The game company Zynga, for example, said a cloud service (in this case, Amazon's Aurora database) 'has delivered the necessary performance without any of the operational overhead of running MySQL.'..."
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23 Feb 2017 Blockchain's New Role In The Internet Of Things [60873]
Dark Reading, February 23rd, 2017

"With next gen 'distributed consensus' algorithms that combine both security and performance, organizations can defend against DDoS attacks, even those that leverage IoT devices...

On October 21st, a new malware weapon called the Mirai botnet took down a huge portion of the Internet, by launching a DDoS attack on Dyn, a company that controls much of the Internet's domain name system (DNS) infrastructure. Affected sites included Twitter, the Guardian, Netflix, Reddit, CNN and many others in Europe and the US..."
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23 Feb 2017 5 Questions To Ask Before Starting A Big Data Project [60856]
SmartDataCollective, February 23rd, 2017

"Between the weekly reports on plant performance, supplier KPIs and inventory levels, more data may be the last thing supply chain managers want to crunch.

Yet every day, more data keeps coming: the world creates 2.5 exabytes of it every day (that's 1 billion gigabytes), according to IBM. But it wasn't always this way. According to IBM's calculations, 90% of the world's data was created in the past two years alone, and reports abound on how businesses are using it to save millions of dollars and improve efficiency by double digits in ways previously never conceived..."
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