Hadoop Use Cases: Big Data for the Government

12/11

Hadoop Use Cases: Big Data for the Government

What is Hadoop? Hadoop is a software platform that processes massive data sets through a distributed processing cluster, rather than a single centralized server. This enables organizations to analyze complex, mission critical information in a cost-effective way.

Thwart BYOD mobility threats

7/24

Thwart BYOD mobility threats

Mobility is forced on IT administrators today.

Users find ways to enable their own devices for what is termed BYOD — bring your own device. I ran across this article recently that underscores the security problems I believe are the biggest reasons a robust mobility solution is imperative for admins: 

“A muddled mix of policies covering laptops, Wi-Fi and consumer devices has led to 'security gaps big enough to drive a semi through.'”
 
— Michael Finneran, author of the InformationWeek 2012 State of Mobile Security Survey

Mobilizing data anywhere in the world

4/24

Mobilizing data anywhere in the world

As it turns out, we have a unique ability here at SwishData to architect, engineer and implement data solutions that are a perfect fit for agencies that need a one-stop shop for deployment systems with speed and agility. I’ve heard some great customer stories lately about agencies that operate abroad and need a partner who can remove the complexity associated with having multiple vendors in intense environments — it’s a mission only SwishData excels at accomplishing.

Walk before you run: Ensure backup and recovery aren’t afterthoughts

4/17

Walk before you run: Ensure backup and recovery aren’t afterthoughts

Stop thinking about data protection last.

I’ve read so much lately on cloud-delivered apps, data center consolidation and virtual desktops — all relevant, hot IT topics. However, focusing solely on those topics is a bit like trying to run a halfback pass in football before you’ve learned how to properly hand off the ball. In other words, before you master trick plays like transitioning to the cloud or virtual desktops, you can’t forget something as fundamental to your architecture as data protection. If you want to avoid falling flat on your face, you need to walk before you run.

Save resources with cooler, energy-saving data performance

4/10

Save resources with cooler, energy-saving data performance

Is your agency faced with a need to streamline data storage now? Do you have an urgent need to acquire more storage before operations are affected?

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