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Cognitive Computing is Turning Precision Medicine into a Reality

by Dr. Jans Aasman In his 2015 State of the Union Address, President Obama launched a Precision Medicine Initiative – but a year later only about 15% of hospitals use Predictive Analytics and practicing Precision Medicine continues to be out of reach for most medical professionals. So what is Precision Medicine and what is needed for it to be practiced at the point-of-care and at scale? “Precision medicine will enable […]

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No Double Trouble Here: How to Streamline Duplication Efforts

by Shirish Phatak If costs are soaring and you can’t find a valid reason why, duplications might be your problem. In the enterprise, where the right hand almost never knows what the left is up to, this is problematic. But it can also be troublesome even in smaller organizations. Here are some common areas where duplications can be troublesome and what to do to cut costs, streamline efforts, and get […]

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The New Breed of Object Storage

by Mario Blandini Developed nearly two decades ago at Carnegie Mellon University, object storage has promised a more efficient, simpler way to store and manage data assets. But like so many technologies, that promise did not immediately translate into commercial success. In fact, object storage development has been on the slow track – until recently. A new breed of solutions is emerging and they are poised to shake up the […]

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How to Avoid Data Integration Risks in Cloud Migration

by Pete Johnson Data is the driving force behind IT applications, and that is why most corporations hold onto it so tightly. Better data is a competitive advantage in just about any marketplace and in any vertical. Because of this importance, data has historically been housed on premises behind the safety of a corporate firewall. But as the cloud has matured, security concerns related to its data safety have largely […]

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Overcoming the Challenges of Navigating Content

by Simon Wieczner Many enterprise employees have the responsibility of handling documents, images, data and social media content as a part of their job. This is particularly true for employees working in industries such as finance, healthcare and insurance, who handle a variety of document types on a daily basis. Because these employees are responsible for a sea of information, everything from customer record management to creating policies, it is […]

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Managing Hyperconvergence in Your Data Center

by Kong Yang With advertised benefits such as ease of deployment, simplified scalability and, best of all, one infrastructure vendor to work with and manage, hyperconverged infrastructure has gained considerable steam over the past year or two as the data center’s “easy button.” Hyperconvergence Explained In a nutshell (pun intended), hyperconverged infrastructure can be thought of as the continued evolution of infrastructure building blocks on the converged spectrum. This spectrum […]

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High-performance Teams in DevOps

by Kris Bliesner The secret to DevOps maturity isn’t technology or process, but people. It takes engaged leadership and all-for-one cooperation to achieve the kind of results that lead companies to superior IT performance. High-performing DevOps teams can recover 168 times faster from failures and have 60 times fewer failures due to changes, according to the 2015 State of DevOps report by Puppet Labs. High-performing teams also release code at […]

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Bring Your Own Collaboration and File Security: An Analyst and Vendor Perspective

by Kim Kay These days, it seems as though nearly anyone can exchange or obtain sensitive data. Indeed, it has become altogether too easy for authorized users to obtain access to a file, and once in their possession, take it outside the control of the company. Even worse, these authorized users may choose to share that file with others who may not be entitled to have it, much less protect […]

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Bandwidth and Large File Transfers: Q&A with Signiant CTO Ian Hamilton

Will increasing my bandwidth always result in faster file transfers? No, in fact you can have very high bandwidth and still have trouble transferring data if you’re working within a high latency environment. Standard file transfer protocols based on Transmission Control Protocol (TCP) – such as FTP and HTTP – can only effectively utilize a portion of the total bandwidth because of the way TCP achieves reliability and manages congestion […]

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