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Big Data Trends Revealed in Gartner Study

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A worldwide survey of IT leaders carried out by research analysts at Gartner has revealed that 42% of them have invested in big data or plan to within the next 12 months. This has led Gartner to predict that 2013 will be a year of wide scale adoption of big data technologies, following a couple of years of experimentation and the success of early adopters. "Organizations have increased their understanding of what big data is and how it could transform the business in n ...   read more

Gartner predicts rise in low-cost cloud computing

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IT analyst Gartner has predicted that low-cost cloud computing is set grow in popularity over the next three-to-five years. The firm believes that the transition will reset businesses' perceptions of pricing and value in the marketplace.Gartner believes that IT infrastructure outsourcing revenues will be dramatically affected as a result. "The projected $1 trillion (£640 bill ...   read more

Gmail Outage Due to Duel Network Failure

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Yesterday’s Gmail outage that’s reported to have delayed 29.1% of all email sent between the hours of 9am and 7pm ET was due to a duel network error, which caused two separate failures. Whilst it’s not known how many users were affected, as Google doesn’t provide daily email volume data, it’s a good bet that it was a fair few, as the service does have more than 425m active users. According to the search giants, the failure was picked up quickly by its engineers but it took them ...   read more

Only 8% of global office systems in cloud, say Gartner

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A new report from technology analysts at Gartner has said that claims that most of the world’s organisations have moved, or are moving, to the cloud are not consistent with their research. Overall, excluding India and China, cloud-based office systems and email are used by just 8% of office users, which is around 50 million enterprises. However, it’s not all bad news as despite the inconsistency in claims and figures, Gartner predict that a "major shift” towards the use of clo ...   read more

Survey finds 45% SMBs fail to adopt Email Archival Technology

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A leading SMB security services provider recently survey by a to understand how their clients deploy email archival technology to extract useful business intelligence from their email-histories, revealed the lack-lustre of optimisation of this useful technology in 200 businesses located in US and UK. According to the survey, one in six businesses in the UK, are unaware that the huge collateral content contained in their archived emails can be mined to extract business intelligence. < ...   read more