Data, Data Everywhere, But Not Enough Smart Management

One downside of the data explosion: There’s more bad data than ever, new research shows. Worse, some ‘he-said, she-said’ arguments between business and IT execs are standing in the way of a fix to the data management problem.

By Thomas Wailgum on Thu, April 15, 2010

CIO — Today, most enterprises are finally facing up to the “data, data everywhere” phenomenon—an awe-inspiring and unprecedented push and pull of data and information needs. The push: Terabytes of data flooding enterprise systems and applications, a surge which Gartner predicts will grow by 650 percent during the next five years. The pull: Savvy users demanding sweeping, individualized access to analytics and business information.

So, how’s that been working out for enterprises?

Not too good, according to the results from a new survey of 200 executives at companies with more than $500 million in revenues. Here are couple of key findings from Forbes Insights’ “Managing Information in the Enterprise: Perspectives for Business Leaders” report (which was sponsored by SAP):

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Video: Troubleshoot Windows blue screen of death (BSOD) with WinDbg

  • Date: April 19th, 2010
  • Author: Bill Detwiler
  • Few things are more infamous in the Windows world than the dreaded Blue Screen of Death. They can strike without warning. And, troubleshooting them is often a combination of knowledge, skill, and lots of trial and error. During this TR Dojo episode, I show you a slightly more methodical blue screen troubleshooting approach using Microsoft’s own WinDbg debugger tool.

    Video: Troubleshoot Windows blue screen of death (BSOD) with WinDbg


    Firms headed for cloud security ‘wake-up’ call

    By Vivian Yeo ZDNet Asia
    Posted on ZDNet News: Apr 19, 2010 8:07:19 AM

    Like it or not, businesses are headed for a cloud security “wake-up” call, which can happen within the next two to three years, according to a security analyst.

    Magnus Kalkuhl, senior virus analyst at Kaspersky Lab, noted in an interview that cloud computing is still at a very early stage and aspects such as standards or even security experiences that would otherwise help companies be more judicious in their cloud implementations, are “missing”.

    Speaking to ZDNet Asia during a stopover in Singapore, Kalkuhl cited the example of the LoveLetter worm that plagued companies and individuals in 2000. Also know as the I Love You virus, the worm appeared as an attachment and when executed, deleted multimedia files as well as attempted to infect machines of other users listed in the first victim’s Microsoft Outlook address book.


    TB-#014 – Tech Barbarians – 4/19/10 – – – Chris Pope & Mark Eoff

    TB-4-19-10 “Nicole Spag from Molicious & Ladies of Leet Gaming Guest Hosting!” Check out for show notes! This episode is part of the network and is hosted by: Chris Pope and Mark Eoff