Information analytics used to be called ‘data mining' in many circles.
Although the term itself has almost been lost in the mists of the last
bewildering decade or so of Big Data, we used to think of analytics as a far
more static entity when we compare it to modern notions of data exploration.
As we have built up our contemporary post-millennial methodologies for data
analytics, we have brought forward real time interactive analytics practices
to the fore.
Real time speed
Although so-called ‘real time' is never really real (i.e., it is only as
fast as computer processing and information communications pipes will
travel), it is fast enough to give us the opportunity to act upon data as it
is created, in situ.
In areas such as retail (to pick a very good example, although there are many
others), real time interactive analytics gives us a chance to act upon data
as i... (more)
Data is going up and data is going down. Its endless upward spiral to the
cloud is being lauded as the platform and paradigm that we must now adhere to
for future IT efficiency. At the same time, data is going down. It is being
processed and (crucially here) it is being ‘analyzed' at an in-memory
level, where new speed efficiencies outstrip the power of disk-based
Data is on the move too of course. Mobile data (and most important of all,
enterprise mobile data) is tracing a fast-paced location-aware fluid and
functional vortex around us as the devices now ke... (more)
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This history of email predates the modern form that we know on our desktops
and mobile devices as it tracks its early origins back to the terminals and
green screens of the 1960s.
Sometime into the following decade we saw the first "electronic mail" message
sent on ARPANET, one of the planet's first packet switching networks and the
first breeding ground for the TCP/IP protocol that has helped us build the
modern web as we know it.
Then of course came email as we later came to understand the term a... (more)
Technologists will no doubt be working to refine the process of Application
Lifecycle Management (ALM) for many millennia to come. Application
‘rudiments' from physical code through to more ‘elemental' features
including performance, robustness and interoperability will be forever
fine-tuned and managed as we seek to perfect our digital interactions with an
increasing array of devices.
We have a lot of software application management issues, what's my point?
The issue here is that although we may refine ALM interminably, there is a
current tide (if not quite a total sea change or... (more)
We can probably all agree that the cloud computing service-based model of
application delivery has received more than its fair share of hype,
over-embellished hyperbole and hyper-cross-talk in the last few years. Surely
now then we have come to a new plateau in cloud, i.e., the time for
real-world usage, implementation and deployment.
What does the "real cloud" mean?
The real cloud is located in a place where we start actually using the hosted
virtualized environments that are available to us so that "working
applications" move to the cloud. That would be working applications - a... (more)