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General Discussion / Re: Data fact
« Last post by zarian on May 06, 2014, 09:47:01 am »
Here Are 15 'Big Data' Facts Every IT Professional Should Know!    
 
IT professionals should keep track of big data trends, research and statistics now more than ever!        
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Saturday, February 22, 2014:  Big data is certainly the talk of the town lately! It is one of the fast growing technologies that can help you get jobs with the tech biggies. More and more firms now believe that big data will help businesses make better decisions in the days to come (some believe it's already started). However, there is dearth of right skills in the market.

 


As such, IT professionals should keep track of big data trends, research and statistics!

1. How Much Data is There?

-According to IBM, a whopping 2.5 quintillion bytes of data is created every day!

2. Structured Versus Unstructured Data

-According to Tata Consultancy Services Limited (TCS): 51 per cent of data is structured, 27 per cent is unstructured while 21 per cent is semi-structured.

3. Big Data Generates Jobs

-According to Gartner, as much as 4.4 million IT jobs will be created globally to support big data by 2015. The technology will generate 1.9 million IT jobs in the US alone.

4. The Big Data Talent Shortage

-According to McKinsey Global Institute, the US alone could face a talent shortage of 140,000 to 190,000 people by 2018. Further, it could face a shortage of 1.5 million managers and analysts to make effective decisions on big data.

5. Rethinking Job Roles and Titles

-According to TEK Systems, nearly 81 percent of IT leaders and 77 percent of IT professionals believe there is a considerable shortage of talent that could make best use of their organisation's data assets.

6. Disparate Systems

-According to TEK Systems, 66 per cent of IT leaders and 53 per cent of IT professionals believe their organisations need to build new platforms to make use of their mammoth data management needs, thereby getting rid of current disparate systems.

7. Getting Business Value From Big Data

-Tata Consultancy Services Limited has highlighted three prominent challenges for companies: making businesses share information across organisational lines; dealing with the three V's of big data (data volume, velocity and variety). Meanwhile, third on the list is determining which data could be best used under different conditions.

8. Data Quality

-According to TEK Systems, 57 per cent of IT leaders and 52 per cent of IT professionals claim they don't always know who owns the data, meaning quality more or less lies on the back burner. Ensuring the accuracy and quality of the data will be critical in the times to come in an ever expanding universe of big data.

9. Create a Stronger Business

-According to CompTIA nearly eight in 10 data executives believe that harnessing all of their enterprise data would result in a stronger business.

10. Better Manage Data

-According to CompTIA less than 1 in 5 businesses report being currently stable in managing and using data.

11. Top 3 Big Data Business Drivers

-According to EMA and 9sight Consulting, the top three big data business drivers include:

1. Speeding time for operational or analytical workloads (39 per cent)

2. Increasing competitive advantage with flexibility of data used in business solutions (34 per cent)

3. Business requirements for higher levels of advanced analytics (31 per cent)

12. Big Data Implementations

-According to EMA and 9sight Consulting, big data implementations in production rose from 27 per cent in 2012 to 34.3 per cent in 2013.

13. Big Data Tools

-According to Giga Spaces, nearly 80 per cent people in IT are either using or planning to use dedicated big data tools to manage massive amounts of data in their organisation.

14. Big Data Spending

-According to Tata Consultancy Services Limited, nearly 15 per cent of the companies surveyed had spent at least $100 million each on big data in 2012, while 7 per cent had invested at least $500 million.

15. Industries Spending the Most on Big Data

-According to Tata Consultancy Services Limited travel-related, high tech, and banking industries have been the biggest spenders, while industries related to life sciences, retail, and energy have spent the least.

Source: Webopedia


 
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General Discussion / Data fact
« Last post by zarian on April 30, 2014, 11:16:17 am »
Here Are 15 'Big Data' Facts Every IT Professional Should Know!   
 
IT professionals should keep track of big data trends, research and statistics now more than ever!        
Rate this news:    (13 Votes)
Saturday, February 22, 2014:  Big data is certainly the talk of the town lately! It is one of the fast growing technologies that can help you get jobs with the tech biggies. More and more firms now believe that big data will help businesses make better decisions in the days to come (some believe it's already started). However, there is dearth of right skills in the market.

 



 


As such, IT professionals should keep track of big data trends, research and statistics!

1. How Much Data is There?

-According to IBM, a whopping 2.5 quintillion bytes of data is created every day!

2. Structured Versus Unstructured Data

-According to Tata Consultancy Services Limited (TCS): 51 per cent of data is structured, 27 per cent is unstructured while 21 per cent is semi-structured.

3. Big Data Generates Jobs

-According to Gartner, as much as 4.4 million IT jobs will be created globally to support big data by 2015. The technology will generate 1.9 million IT jobs in the US alone.

4. The Big Data Talent Shortage

-According to McKinsey Global Institute, the US alone could face a talent shortage of 140,000 to 190,000 people by 2018. Further, it could face a shortage of 1.5 million managers and analysts to make effective decisions on big data.

5. Rethinking Job Roles and Titles

-According to TEK Systems, nearly 81 percent of IT leaders and 77 percent of IT professionals believe there is a considerable shortage of talent that could make best use of their organisation's data assets.

6. Disparate Systems

-According to TEK Systems, 66 per cent of IT leaders and 53 per cent of IT professionals believe their organisations need to build new platforms to make use of their mammoth data management needs, thereby getting rid of current disparate systems.

7. Getting Business Value From Big Data

-Tata Consultancy Services Limited has highlighted three prominent challenges for companies: making businesses share information across organisational lines; dealing with the three V's of big data (data volume, velocity and variety). Meanwhile, third on the list is determining which data could be best used under different conditions.

8. Data Quality

-According to TEK Systems, 57 per cent of IT leaders and 52 per cent of IT professionals claim they don't always know who owns the data, meaning quality more or less lies on the back burner. Ensuring the accuracy and quality of the data will be critical in the times to come in an ever expanding universe of big data.

9. Create a Stronger Business

-According to CompTIA nearly eight in 10 data executives believe that harnessing all of their enterprise data would result in a stronger business.

10. Better Manage Data

-According to CompTIA less than 1 in 5 businesses report being currently stable in managing and using data.

11. Top 3 Big Data Business Drivers

-According to EMA and 9sight Consulting, the top three big data business drivers include:

1. Speeding time for operational or analytical workloads (39 per cent)

2. Increasing competitive advantage with flexibility of data used in business solutions (34 per cent)

3. Business requirements for higher levels of advanced analytics (31 per cent)

12. Big Data Implementations

-According to EMA and 9sight Consulting, big data implementations in production rose from 27 per cent in 2012 to 34.3 per cent in 2013.

13. Big Data Tools

-According to Giga Spaces, nearly 80 per cent people in IT are either using or planning to use dedicated big data tools to manage massive amounts of data in their organisation.

14. Big Data Spending

-According to Tata Consultancy Services Limited, nearly 15 per cent of the companies surveyed had spent at least $100 million each on big data in 2012, while 7 per cent had invested at least $500 million.

15. Industries Spending the Most on Big Data

-According to Tata Consultancy Services Limited travel-related, high tech, and banking industries have been the biggest spenders, while industries related to life sciences, retail, and energy have spent the least.

Source: Webopedia

Saurabh Singh, EFYTIMES News Network

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General Discussion / internet transit
« Last post by Admin on January 21, 2013, 11:08:03 pm »
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Anywhere to anywhere in Telehouse premium internet transit to your rack
We are able to provide full and partial transit at most London and Manchester Data Centres. Prices start from GBP10 per mbps for full transit and GBP50 for 100M of partial transit. wholesale prices from GBP5.00 Per Meg. on orders over 500M or more please request a quote. S@IPTO.TV
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General Discussion / MPLS
« Last post by Admin on January 21, 2013, 11:06:54 pm »
 MPLS Layer2

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Colocation Power & Connectivity / Telehouse North Limited space available
« Last post by Admin on January 21, 2013, 07:57:55 pm »
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General Discussion / Fibre to the Cabinet (FTTC)
« Last post by Admin on May 14, 2012, 07:58:15 pm »
LondonDomains.co.uk new connectivity offering
 
Fibre to the Cabinet (FTTC)

Changing the rules

FTTC changes all the rules. It provides the speed and reliability that have traditionally only been available with leased lines and private networks at a fraction of the cost. More importantly it enables businesses to think realistically about adopting better, more flexible and scalable communications options like Hosted telephony and VoIP that deliver huge cost and business benefits to large corporate companies already, but are not available to small and medium sized business.
How does it work?

FTTC is being installed from the telephone exchange to the street side telephone cabinet and is able to offer much faster speeds and bandwidth. Fibre to the Cabinet or FTTC is when a fibre cable runs from the exchange to a street cabinet, which is then linked to buildings and homes via BTís existing copper network.

Faster upload and download speeds

Typical speeds using a FTTC circuit are around 40Mbps download speed and 10Mbps upload. This kind of lightening fast speed makes everything from e-mail to file transfers almost instant, helping improve the flow of business and the quality of service you can offer customers.

Supercharge Your Business With FTTC

Also known as Superfast fibre broadband, FTTC is the next generation broadband connection. It uses fibre optic cables to provide much higher speeds, both in upload and download speed.
Businesses who can envisage the benefits of Cloud Computing and Cloud Telephony can really benefit from the cost savings and flexibility of this channel of communicating and sharing data.

The benefits in a nutshell:

LondonDomains.co.uk FTTC service is the perfect solution for businesses who require high bandwith availability at an affordable cost. FTTC offers download speeds up to 40Mbps and upload speeds up to 10Mbps. Its high performance is a viable alternative for businesses previously using leased lines or Ethernet circuits.

    Because the fibre is closer to the termination point, higher bandwidths can be achieved
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With access to a meet-me-room and the DE-CIX, Europe's second largest Internet exchange as well as the global interlink of Telehouse data centres, this Frankfurt facility has become one of the most well-connected data centres in the area.

Whether you are looking to expand your global operations into a primary colocation site, set up a backup and disaster recovery plan or build a private data centre, the flexible redundant infrastructure within Telehouse Frankfurt is ideal to ensure your uptime, security and connection stay uninterrupted:     
 
     
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General Discussion / WARNING: 5 Reasons why you should NEVER fix a computer for free.
« Last post by Admin on February 23, 2012, 11:39:42 am »
WARNING: 5 Reasons why you should NEVER fix a computer for free.

by Curtis3363

It is in our nature to love the puzzle. We are obsessed. The lot of us. We love puzzles. We love the challenge. We thrive on finding the answer. We hate disarray. It bothers us deep in our soul. We love the accolades. We love to be seen as the digital white knight fixed the server, the computer, the email, and anything else that life depends on. We love it so much, we sometimes make horrible decisions. Sometimes, we work "FOR FREE." We've all done it. A friend, a neighbor, a relative, a good client, a bad client, a pretty girl... Whoever it was, and for whatever reason, we all threw them a technological bone and fixed something for free. In rare instances, it can be a rewarding experience. Perhaps your buddy gave you a beer. Maybe someone said thank you. Maybe there was a smile on their face, and that was rewarding enough. More likely, however, that five minute task you thought you were signing up for turned into 40 minutes, then an hour, then a commitment. Wow. You didn't see that coming.

1 You Break it You Bought it. When you sit down to fix a problem that presented as a simple one you are creating a contract. Not a legal contract, but a social one. The computer owner is trusting their computer with you. It's their baby, and you're the doctor. So you sit down, and begin to fix a problem. In the process, something else breaks. You fixed one thing, but something else goes awry. What's the best part? Neither you nor the user notice it is broken until a day later when they call you to blame you 1. for breaking something else. "I thought you were going to fix it." They complain. This is the primary reason you charge money to fix something. You break it, you bought it. The user / owner will expect you to warranty your service even though THEY received all the value of your time, and you received nothing in exchange.

2 People don't respect things that are free. People don't respect things that are free. I learned that quote from a man who runs a non-profit organization. Image that. A man who solicits donations for a living candidly told me "people don't respect things that are free." You know what? He's right. Free advice. Free upgrade. Free entry. None are valued. Free advice is seldom wanted. Free upgrade 2. was something you were going to get anyway. Free entry? The band playing tonight must not be any good. People associate the value of service with the amount of money that is exchanged for it. How else do you think that lawyer can get away with charging $400 an hour? People naturally make the assumption that if it costs an arm and a leg, then it must be worth it. So, if customers and friends will assume that the most expensive car is the best one, what will they assume of the free car? Do you want the heart surgeon who charges $500,000 per surgery or the one who works for beer to operate on your mother?

3 They will expect it forever. In law, the concept of a precedent is vitally important. Judges and lawyers look to previous cases to decide what the interpretation of the law was because if a case was settled one way before, chances are, it will be settled that way again. Gamblers playing craps look at the past behavior of the dice to, mistakenly, assume that the good luck will continue. Users will figure if you fixed it once for free, you'll do it forever for free. There is no reason why they should respect the thousands of hours you have spent learning and researching the art of computer 3. science. There is no reason that they should respect the certifications you hold. There is no reason that they should honor your abilities by paying your fees. Why? Because you did it for free. Once! When they come back and you try to get fees, they will meet you with resistance in the form of guilt. "I thought we were friends" they cry. "You didn't charge me anything last time." They argue. Setup the expectation that they are going to pay (or barter) from the onset. Demand the respect that you deserve. Make sure they understand you are a professional. After all, that is the difference between a professional and an amateur. Professionals get compensated for their skills.

4 The demands will only grow with time. Give them an inch, and they will take you through three operating system upgrades, two virus infections, and a crashed hard drive. Once you've set the precedent and created the expectation that you 4. are their knight in shining armor, they will begin to call you for everything. They will suck up your time and resources. They will not be grateful. They will involve you in 30 minute hypothetical conversations then disagree with your expertise.

5 It Weakens Your Backbone Working for free is not only unprofitable, it weakens your constitution as a professional consultant. For many consultants, asking for money is difficult. They email out a silent invoice after the fact and hope they get paid. This practice can lead to unbalanced books, debt, and a going out of business sign. The simple fact is: if you don't ask for your money, you're not going to get paid. No one just hands out checks. Setting up the expectation, especially when you fix a computer for the first time for a client, is vitally 5. important in establishing boundaries that ensure you are paid in a timely fashion. Working for free, throwing out freebies, "comp"-ing your time hurts your ability to ask for the sale. It hurts your credibility because the client will assume that if you're not charging them for a given task, you didn't know what you were doing or you made mistakes. It may give you butterflies, but ask for the money. Do it openly and notoriously. Your clients will take it as a sign of confidence.
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General Discussion / Ensure your DR Plan is ready for a Zombie Apocolypse
« Last post by Admin on January 30, 2012, 12:54:55 pm »
Ensure your DR Plan is ready for a Zombie Apocolypse
by _p_davison_small Justin.Davison

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(a little tongue in cheek humor on a serious subject)

Disaster Recovery Planning is one of the most important tasks that we as admins perform, and we need to plan for all problems. When was the last time you watched a zombie flick and there weren't computer problems. Do you want to be one of the admins who blows your uptime metrics because all you care about is tasty brains or would you rather be able to proudly announce "I survived a zombie apocolypse and I still have five nines of uptime?"
1.     
Have the right equipment in stock and accessible

Have you ever tried to find your chainsaw and sawed off shotgun in a disorganized mess when you really need them, not fun. In advance of a zombie apocolypse make sure that you have chain saws, baseball bats, shotguns, and plenty of ammunition stocked in both your server room and office in well organized cabinets. Break out the P-Touch labeller and make sure everything is well marked. Have a sign out sheet on the cabinet and make sure you restock anything that is taken regularly. You don't want to try and remember who took the last box of shotgun shells and didn't tell anyone to reorder more when zombies are beating down the door.
   
2.     
Know your routes to the server room

You are going to need to protect your servers, the last thing you want is to have your uptime metrics blown because a zombified Bill from accounting got in the server room and started chewing on power cables. Have a route map to the server room including alternate paths mapped out in advance. You don't want to have to think about how to get around one zombie hoard while running from another. Planning is the key to success.
   
3.     
Plan your barricades in advance

Make sure that you have all of your barricade material purchased in advance and stored in the server room, this is doubly important if you have many glass windows. Don't forget to stock extra nails, have you ever tried to pick up what you need at Home Depot during a zombie apocolypse? It is worse that black friday and the sales staff may want to eat your brain even more than they do in the Christmas shopping season. If you don't know everything you need consult your building maintanence staff.
   
4.     
Think about power

Make sure that you have a proper generator and working battery backups for your datacenter. Knowing local government they don't have a proper DR plan for a zombie attack, so you can expect the power to go out. Do you really want to lose your five nines because some guy at the power company didn't plan as well as you did?
   
5.     
Redundant Internet and SLAs

Make sure you have redundnant Internet connections and that the SLA for each provider has provisions for a zombie apocolypse. If you have a 4 hour SLA on two independant providers one of them should be able to keep you up. If not make sure you have a recourse to get your losses recouped when the world is done ending.
   
6.     
Practice Practice Practice

You want to test your DR plan regularly, I would advise quarterly. Identify the members of your user community who are most like zombies and ask them to participate in a simulated zombie apocolypse. They will feel good because they can contribute to keeping the systems they depend on up and you know the plan works. Please note that live ammunition is not required during a simulation.
   
Conclusion

If you follow these simple steps all you have to do during a zombie apocolypse if hole up in the server room and fend off the zombie hoard and when it is all over you can go to your boss (assuming he was not turned in to a zombie) and ask for that raise, because you kept five nines of uptime when the world was ending. If you don't get that raise put this feat on your resume and go looking for a new job. It is an employee's market in a post apocolyptic future.

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