Big data in 2016 vs 2017 – What’s changed and what’s to come?

big data analytics
February 14, 2017

Last year, I gave a presentation to industry executives where I discussed my five big data predictions for 2016. I don’t make a lot of predictions personally, but I enjoy understanding the merits of why others would do so. I thought it would be interesting to revisit these thought-provoking predictions and posit some thoughts of my own for 2017. #1: The rise of the Chief Data Officer By now we…

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3 important considerations for the booming IoT market in 2017

2017 IoT Market
February 7, 2017

IoT is one of the latest and most buzz-worthy acronyms to enter the technology scene in the last year. IoT, or the Internet of Things, is a term for the concept of embedding computing devices like sensors into everyday objects to allow those objects to send and receive data. Seize opportunities in the growing IoT market while minimizing risk The market for IoT devices and services is rapidly expanding. Gartner…

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Tis the Season to Slide into SLED

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September 27, 2016

In my recent posts, I’ve focused on initiatives in the Federal space and steps Avnet Government Solutions is taking to protect Uncle Sam’s goods. As summer wraps up I wanted to drill down on the other side of the public sector. Last month we attended XChange SLED University and then road tripped to the Sunshine State for NASCIO a couple weeks ago. The state, local and education (SLED) industry provides…

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Are healthcare companies hoarding data? Help your customers prioritize, regulate and simplify data with information governance

healthcare information governance
July 28, 2016

There’s a real fear when it comes to deleting data. No matter how obscure or obsolete information may seem, many healthcare organizations view data deletion as a risk they could be deleting research that holds the key to the next major medical breakthrough. The cost of data storage – is it worth it to keep data “just in case?” Storing all data can sometimes seem like it’s the right thing…

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How to Navigate the New Era of IT with Avnet (Infographic)

avnet infographic
May 2, 2016

Unlike traditional IT, the New Era of IT isn’t being driven by a single, new trend or technology entering the marketplace. Instead, it’s being driven by the maturation and convergence of several technology trends at the same time: Cloud. Big Data & Analytics. Converged Infrastructure. Security. Mobility. The Internet of Things.

Learn how you can secure your place in this New Era of IT in this infographic from Avnet.

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Avnet’s Solution Team Launches 4 New Sales Plays to Lead the Channel to Success

chess
March 10, 2016

Avnet has released four new sales plays that are designed to drive your hardware, software and services sales and align with a solution approach. These plays were selected after many discussions with IDC analysts to identify high growth areas of the market, Avnet Suppliers to align with their solution strategies and many of our trusted partners who told us where their customers are focusing.

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The Value of Convergence to Specific Workloads

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February 25, 2016

New types of applications, workloads, and user demands require greater levels of optimization. This means ensuring resources are available when both the users and the business require them. As a solution provider, it’s important to ensure that your customers have the best possible compute experiences. This is where the value of convergence can have a direct impact.

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Identity Theft + Big Data = Identity Reconstruction

Steve Data Security
December 8, 2015

Today, malicious hackers take a strategic, more patient view. They treat each piece of information as a puzzle piece that tells them a little more about you. The more complete the puzzle is, the more effectively they can assume your identity. Here’s what you can do to prevent that.

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How to Secure the Internet of Things (IoT)?

Technology in the hand of businessmen
September 21, 2015

Regardless of the role your business has within the Internet of Things ecosystem— device manufacturer, solution provider, cloud provider, systems integrator, or service provider—you need to know how to get the greatest benefit from this new technology that offers such highly diverse and rapidly changing opportunities…and most importantly, secure it once you do.

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The Periodic Table of Mobile

periodic table of mobile
September 7, 2015

Do you remember when you were a student in school and the teacher asked what water was comprised of? Everyone would yell hydrogen and oxygen!

Well, the same can be said for the world of mobile. If someone asked what is a Mobile As A Backend Service (MBaaS) comprised of? Hopefully everyone would yell Service Integration, Security Policy, Data Integration and Reporting for example! Ok, perhaps they wouldn’t yell with the same level of excitement, but a techie can dream, can’t he?

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