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Security: Google and Dropbox Announce ‘Simply Secure’ Initiative

By Dick Weisinger

In collaboration with Open Technology, Google and Dropbox have announced an open-source initiative called ‘Simply Secure’.  The goal of the project is to make security technology easier to use and more transparent.  As the first step towards realizing that goal,

US Federal Cloud Computing: Now Represents 5 Percent of Total IT Budget

By Dick Weisinger

Last year the US Office of Management and Budget (OMB) forecast that the federal government would spend roughly $2.2 billion on cloud computing in 2014.  Three-quarters of the way through the year though, spending is now closer to be nearly $3

Cloud Security: Businesses Worry about Putting Data in the Cloud, but they Worry about On-Premise Data Too

By Dick Weisinger

Putting an app in the cloud increases the likelihood of having a data breach.   Using cloud-based apps may increase the economic fallout from a data breach by more than a factor of three.  Those are two of the results from

PLM: Strong Growth in Collaborative Product Definition Management

By Dick Weisinger

The Global PLM Market in Discrete Industries market reached $20.45 billion and is expected to reach $27.78 billion by 2017, as forecast by research company Frost & Sullivan.  Within PLM, the collaborative product definition management (cPDM) sector is expected to see

Big Data/Dremel/Metanautix: Applying Interactive SQL-Based Data Analytics to Massive Data Sets

By Dick Weisinger

Dremel is a big-data analytics tool developed by Google that lets analysts interactively explore data using standard SQL.  While Dremel has already been used at Google for eight years in production and while it’s been four years since Google first described