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TechViews: Google buys Nest for $3.2 billion, 4 considerations for choosing the right Cloud solution; Big Data goes mainstream and more!

TechViews: Google buys Nest for $3.2 billion, 4 considerations for choosing the right Cloud solution; Big Data goes mainstream and more!


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Robyn Rawlings

Powerful Influencers Impacting Cloud Innovation
By Robyn Rawlings

There is no denying that social media is one of the most pervasive influencers the business world has encountered. Corporations and organizations of all sizes have jumped on the social media band wagon rather than ending up underneath or trailing behind it. As with any factor influencing the business, it’s expected that IT needs would change along with a company’s business model.

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Bring Your Own Device, commonly known as BYOD, and Cloud computing are changing the way we use technology in the workplace. 60% of businesses currently use a BYOD model, and forecasters suggest that number will rise to 90% by 2014. This Cloud Tweaks article provides 6 BYOD Security best practices to help you with your BYOD model.

Big Data

Last week IDG published their latest Big Data survey and predictions for 2014. They found that on average, enterprises plan on spending $8M on big data in 2014. The study also found that 70% of enterprise organizations have deployed or plan to deploy Big Data related programs. This Forbes article shows why 2014 will be the year that Big Data adoption goes mainstream in the enterprise.


CIOs face the challenge of rolling out user-friendly applications and services, while at the same time ensuring that those products are secure enough to meet government standards and can stand up to an ever-more varied and sophisticated body of threats. The cloud brings new expectation of their IT services. This IT World article discusses how the CIO must balance Cloud security and customer service.


Can the trendy tech strategy of DevOps really bring together developers and IT operations to deliver better apps faster? This Information Week article gives a mixed bag of results.


Every day, an increasing number of firms take their first steps into the Cloud. More and more business owners, managers and executives are realizing the tremendous advantages that Cloud services can offer to their organizations. This CBeyond article offers 4 considerations for choosing the right Cloud model for your business.

Big Data

Now with its $3.2 billion purchase of Nest Labs, Google could get millions of homes connected to a different kind of web: an energy management system powered by Big Data! This Forbes article explains how Nest gives Google its next Big Data play: energy.

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