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1. Powering the data centre
The cost of energy continues to be variable - but trending ever upwards. With data centres being very energy hungry, there is more focus being placed on how to control energy costs here.
2. The data sharing paradox
This Quocirca small business report looks at the degree to which small businesses are sharing data today, the ways in which they are doing so and the real and perceived risks. It goes on to look at how these risks can be mitigated.
3. Cluster Computing
In this paper we will describe the nuances of clusterbased technologies and the challenges in making clusters easier and simpler to work with (more like an SMP-based approach). Finally, we will conclude by considering how Waratek, a newcomer to...
4. The total MSP
Comprehensive management and protection of information can only be achieved when both, data centres and end points, are under control. Managed service providers (MSPs) have typically focussed on just data centres. It's time to change their thinking.
5. What's Cool about Columns
For much of the last decade the use of column based approaches has been very much a niche activity. However, with a substantial number of vendors now active in the market, with over 2,000 customers (many of them Global 2000 companies) between...
6. IBM pureScale Application System vs Oracle Exadata X2-2
This paper is organised into two parts: this section, together with the conclusion, is intended for executives who have no or limited technical knowledge or interest, and the remainder of the paper, which is intended for the more technically minded..
7. EMC Data Domain Replicator
EMC Data Domain has extended the capabilities of its in-line deduplication appliances, which typically reduce data backup storage by around 95%, to gain greater savings when replicating to remote locations over a wide area network (WAN). In this...
8. On the road again: managing the road warriors' expenses
From customer contact and records keeping, through calendaring and scheduling to mapping and news feeds, the mobile phone is usurping the laptop as the main point of technology for the road warrior.
9. No Software. No Source Code. No Problem.
The use of complex software is now part of daily business life. Unfortunately cyber criminals are taking advantage of this to spread malware and to attack systems with the aim of stealing information, money and intellectual...
10. Enabling in-database advanced analytics with Sybase IQ
There is a great deal of discussion right now about advanced analytics, predictive analytics and in-database analytics. What are these? How does advanced analytics (which we take to include, but not be limited to, predictive analytics) differ...
11. Cloud Computing - taking IT to task
Much of the discussion around modern IT still revolves around purely technical aspects of a given platform, leaving many business people in the dark as to what true value of a new technical architecture actually is.
12. Netezza: Enabling Advanced Analytics
There is a great deal of discussion right now about advanced analytics, predictive analytics and in-database analytics. What are these? How does advanced analytics (which we take to include, but not be limited to, predictive analytics)...
13. 10 Rules: Embedding a Database for High Performance Reporting and Analytics
Historically, the OEM and ISV market for database products has largely been focused around transactional environments and the supply of applications for particular horizontal or vertical sectors. As time has gone by, these solutions have been...
14. Enterprise Performance Management - Cycle II
In February 2009, Quocirca interviewed 800 individuals across 8 geographies for their views on, and usage of, enterprise performance management (EPM) tools and processes. The research was repeated in December 2009 and there was a clear improvement.
15. The IBM Workload Optimized Approach
Today's data center is called upon to deliver a dynamic, realtime IT infrastructure that can support business transformation with increased scale, complexity, and diversity of workloads. IBM has positioned itself to address these needs.