GrowthBeat — VentureBeat’s inaugural event on the future of marketing tech — is gathering the industry’s biggest names to uncover new case studies, insights, and strategies designed to help companies more effectively acquire and retain customers and grow revenue.

There’s science in knowing your prospect or customer, learning [...]

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Organizations are dedicating increasing resources to security and risk. Security and risk leaders need to fully engage with the latest technology trends if they are to define, achieve and maintain effective security and risk management programmes that simultaneously enable business opportunities and manage risk.

Gartner Security & Risk Management Summit is [...]

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At recently concluded Hadoop Summit, Microsoft presented the strategy for big data technologies and the work being done by the company from getting Hadoop is accessible in the cloud. Microsoft announced in the event that Azure HDInsight will now support Hadoop 2.4.

Microsoft says the massive scale, power, elasticity [...]

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Among the flurry of news announced during the WWDC event by Apple as part of its annual developer conference, there were over a very interesting announcement made by Apple in the cloud in a way that sounds very similar to Microsoft Azure or Amazon Web Services.

Apple introduced CloudKit, a [...]

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After years of fighting in the market for cloud services and CRM solutions dedicated to companies, Microsoft and Salesforce.com joined forces by announcing the signing of a comprehensive strategic partnership for mutual integration of their flagship solutions.

The agreement provides that the Salesforce CRM solution is integrated with the Windows OS, the [...]

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The cloud provides the ability to store large amounts of data. Research has now also shown that big data plays a major role in the growth of public cloud computing services.

According to a report from Technology Business Review Inc. (TBR), public cloud providers are using big data to drive their [...]

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How companies are adopting cloud computing and how they are addressing the changes that it entails in the management of IT resources? RightScale tries to find the answers in its RightScale 2014 State of the Cloud Survey.

The survey results found that cloud adoption is picking up steam as enterprises increase [...]

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Microsoft is expanding its cloud office package Office 365 with new features and wants to better adapt the software to meet the advantage of social, big data and cloud computing. Microsoft will add software, development tools and functions to Office 365. The software giant wants to make its software suite in the [...]

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The LAUNCH Festival 2014 Hackathon is February 21-23 in San Francisco. LAUNCH Hackathon #3 is offering grand prizes of $2M investment or $10k cash, awesome food, massages, and additional prizes from API partners. The best part? It’s free! Find out more info and apply to participate (limited to 800 participants): http://hackathon.launch.co.

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McAfee Labs has published a report with the predictions of threats in 2014 (McAfee Labs 2014 Threats Predictions), where in the list along with the apocalyptic threat of cyber-attacks on infrastructure, big data, and PC, there is also an attack on data breaches and data loss, denials of service, and [...]

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More studies confirm that the average safety offered by the data center over the cloud is higher than the average recorded at similar facilities on premises, but WikiLeaks scandal and espionage activities conducted at the level of governmental institutions, with everything shown by the work of the National Security Agency (NSA) could [...]

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Cloud computing services are increasingly moving into the future in the government sector. However, the adaptation is slow due to security, privacy and regulatory matters. The market research firm MarketsandMarkets assume that government agencies will invest $18.48 billion dollars in cloud computing by 2018.

The report “Government Cloud Market By Agency [...]

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The International Data Corporation (IDC) has published the first in a series of industry and technology-specific predictions of information and telecommunications technology industry (ICT) for the coming year. IDC predictions for 2014 are strongly influenced by the third platform as the next platform in the industry for growth and innovation on the [...]

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The era of big data is here. Multi-petabyte data warehouses, social media interactions, real-time data feeds from sensors, geospatial information and other new data sources, not only confront organizations challenges but also opportunities. More and more companies are therefore already begun to formulate their big data strategy or already presenting their first [...]

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In spite of the widespread belief that bringing data on the systems to an external service provider would create doubts on security, Gartner believes that the market for cloud security is among those set to grow more in recent years.

According to Gartner report, the market for cloud-based security will hit [...]

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Cloud-based systems are attractive as a standard part of the corporate landscape, because they are usually cheaper, faster and easier to deploy than internal IT systems. The path to the cloud is a must for most enterprise, however, an assessment of information risk precede that takes into account the complexities of cloud [...]

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