Cloud job roles soar – but salaries not accelerating with it

If you’re looking for your next break in the cloud computing industry, be warned: salaries are slowing down while job postings soar.

That is the verdict of Experis, a professional IT resourcing provider, whose latest Tech Cities Job Watch looked at the challenges and opportunities in the UK technology job market.

According to the research, which utilised Innovantage’s recruitment software to analyse more than half a million employer websites, the number of cloud roles almost doubled (97.73%...

By James Bourne, 08 August 2017, 0 comments. Categories: Best Practice, Big Data, Data & Analytics, Economy, OpenSource.

McKinsey argues how the current wave of AI is ‘poised to finally break through’

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  • Tech giants including Baidu and Google spent between $20B to $30B on AI in 2016, with 90% of this spent on R&D and deployment, and 10% on AI acquisitions.
  • Artificial Intelligence (AI) investment has turned into a race for patents and intellectual property (IP) among the world’s leading tech companies.
  • U.S.-based companies absorbed 66% of all AI investments in 2016. China...

By Louis Columbus, 04 August 2017, 1 comment. Categories: Applications, Big Data, Data & Analytics, Software.

How innovation accelerators will drive global ICT growth

Emerging technologies, such as IoT, robotics, and augmented reality or virtual reality (AR/VR), will drive the next wave of growth in the information and communications technology (ICT) industry, increasing the overall opportunity to $5.5 trillion by 2020, according to the latest market study by International Data Corporation (IDC).

The IDC forecast illustrates that the ICT sector is dependent upon new technology innovation for growth, as traditional business technology revenue streams begin...

By David H Deans, 05 July 2017, 0 comments. Categories: Big Data, Data & Analytics, Industry, Public.

Do you have the data agility your business needs?

Data is the new battleground. For companies, the situation is clear – their future depends on how quickly and efficiently they can turn data into accurate insights. This challenge has put immense pressure on CIOs to not only manage ever-growing data volumes, sources, and types, but to also support more and more data users as well as new and increasingly complex use cases.

Fortunately, CIOs can look for support in their plight from unprecedented levels of technological innovation. New cloud platforms,...

By Mike Tuchen, 26 June 2017, 0 comments. Categories: Architecture, Big Data, CIO, Data & Analytics, Infrastructure.

The Data Genomics Index: The real makeup of storage environments (Francais)

This whitepaper from Veritas brings together a community of like-minded data scientists, industry experts, and thought leaders with the purpose of better understanding the true nature of the unstructured data that we are creating, storing, and managing on a daily basis.

Note: this resource is in French. If you would like an English language copy, visit here. 

By James Bourne, 30 May 2017, 0 comments. Categories: Big Data, Software, Storage.

The Data Genomics Index: The real makeup of storage environments (Deutsch)

This whitepaper from Veritas brings together a community of like-minded data scientists, industry experts, and thought leaders with the purpose of better understanding the true nature of the unstructured data that we are creating, storing, and managing on a daily basis.

Note: this resource is in German. If you would like an English language copy, visit here. 

By James Bourne, 30 May 2017, 0 comments. Categories: Big Data, Software, Storage.

How machine learning could prevent money laundering

Machine learning is being put to use in all sorts of areas today. From smart cars and homes and beyond, the use of artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) are becoming a larger part of how many companies conduct business. As more and more businesses are hit with cyber crime rather than physical crimes, there has been a needed shift from commercial surveillance systems towards cyber security systems to protect...

By Rick Delgado, 20 April 2017, 0 comments. Categories: Big Data, Data & Analytics, Data Management, Security.

Cloudera sets IPO price at $12 to $14 a share, eyes near $2bn valuation

Cloud tech IPOs seem to be like buses; you wait ages for one, then two come along at once. After Okta went public earlier this month, Cloudera, a data management platform provider, said it expects its initial public offering price to be between $12 and $14 per share for 15 million shares.

The company expects 128,064,103 shares to be outstanding after its initial offering, putting its valuation at approximately $1.8 billion, and between $2.2bn and $2.4bn including...

By James Bourne, 18 April 2017, 0 comments. Categories: Big Data, Data Management, Infrastructure, M&A.

The biggest obstacles holding back big data success – and how to overcome them

While big data is undoubtedly high on the list of invaluable tools a business needs today – and has been for some time – many companies are still struggling to use it. In fact, according to Square Root’s Data Chasers research, while 92% of companies wholeheartedly believe that big data will revolutionise their success, only 40% are actually taking advantage of it as it was designed to be.

There are obstacles that companies have been stumbling over for years,...

By Rick Delgado, 11 April 2017, 0 comments. Categories: Big Data, Data & Analytics.

Worldwide data creation set to top 163 ZB by 2025, argues Seagate

The global data landscape will total an eye-watering 163 zettabytes by 2025, up from 16 ZB last year and the equivalent of watching the entire Netflix catalogue 489 million times, according to a new missive from Seagate.

The study, Data Age 2025, was put together in conjunction with research firm IDC, and finds that within the next decade enterprises will become the primary creator of the world’s data, at 60% by 2025. “Business leaders will have the opportunity to embrace new and unique business...

By James Bourne, 04 April 2017, 0 comments. Categories: Big Data, Data & Analytics, Enterprise.