John Flores

Self-Service Solutions Democratize Data Analytics

In the Big Data era, organizations across all industries and sectors are accumulating huge amounts of qualitative data in search of patterns and insights that can be used to guide corporate decisions and policies. Many such initiatives are being stymied by inadequate data analysis capabilities, however. Although 94 percent of organizations believe data analytics is

Telemedicine Is Playing a Critical Role in Healthcare during Pandemic

Telemedicine technologies are seeing a surge in usage due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Providers in some states have reported that call volumes have increased more than 500 percent in recent weeks as coronavirus cases have spread. As the name implies, telemedicine uses video conferencing and other collaboration tools to enable real-time remote consultations between healthcare

Effective Management of Cloud Assets Drives Digital Transformation

Cloud computing created a fundamental shift in the way we think about acquiring and using IT hardware, software and services. With resources decoupled from physical infrastructure, the cloud enables an unprecedented self-service approach to technology. Anyone with a browser and a credit card can deploy apps and services as necessary. The speed and fluidity of

Data-Aware Storage Extracts Insight from Unstructured Data

Nearly two decades into the age of “big data,” many organizations are still struggling to effectively manage, analyze and extract insights from their data assets. One significant issue is a woeful lack of visibility into rapidly mounting volumes of unstructured data. According to IDC analysts, about 80 percent of the data managed by the average

Improving Security Integration and Automation in Multi-Cloud Environments

Hybrid IT adoption continues to gain momentum, with 81 percent of organizations in a recent ScienceLogic study reporting they are mixing on-premises infrastructure with resources from multiple public and private cloud providers. On average, organizations are using five separate cloud platforms. There are solid business reasons for using multiple clouds. Besides avoiding provider lock-in, the

Using Virtualization Concepts to Eliminate Wasteful Redundant Data

The relentless growth of data remains one of IT’s biggest challenges, with annual growth rates approaching 70 percent in some organizations. A good deal of this growth is the result of too many systems creating redundant copies of data for multiple purposes. Various studies indicate that companies worldwide are spending about $50 billion every year

Cognitive Computing Boosts the Speed and Accuracy of Video Analysis

Surveillance cameras seem to be everywhere these days, deployed by consumers, businesses and other organizations seeking to deter crime and document security-related events. According to some estimates, more than 60 million surveillance cameras are now deployed across the U.S. recording billions of hours of footage each week. It would be impossible for humans to watch

A Dynamic Network Perimeter Demands Robust Identity Management

In the days of the traditional “network perimeter,” security resources such as firewalls and intrusion prevention systems were dedicated to defending that perimeter. If you could keep outside threats from somehow penetrating or circumventing the exterior wall, the network would remain safe. The problem is that the traditional network perimeter no longer exists. Users can

Gain Visibility and Value from Data with Cohesity DataPlatform

Data is the coin of the realm for modern business, providing insights that help companies make better decisions, understand markets, boost sales, improve processes and optimize costs. In fact, there are very few business decisions that aren’t influenced by data these days. Finding and using that data is becoming increasingly difficult, however. Organizations of all