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Andrew Nester

Andrew Nester
Director of Marketing @andrew_nester Data-driven marketer with a strategic skill set and cross functional leadership experience. Passionate about new technologies, category creation and new product introduction.

Looking ahead at Big Data

It’s the week for predictions, as we start a new year and look ahead at what is in store for the cloud. Yesterday, we discussed 2016 from a managed services perspective and today I want to look at the upcoming trends around big data.

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Big Data can make our wildest dreams a reality

Big Data Wildest Dreams

According to a number of statistical reports, the amount of digital data we produce is expected to double every year. That means the amount of digital data in the world will exceed 44 zetabytes by the end of 2020 – nearly 5,200 GB for every woman, man and child on earth. With this excess of transient data in the world, …

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Make big data small with the right toolset for your business


It is widely accepted that 90% of the world’s data has been created in the last two years alone. So it’s no wonder that analyzing and storing such astonishing amounts of data is still a relatively new challenge. As Dr. Mark Kennedy, Director of the KPMG Centre for Advanced Business Analytics at Imperial College Business School said at a recent …

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Big data predicted to be a $50 billion industry within five years


A recent forecast from research firm International Data Corp (IDC) made a bold prediction: big data spending will reach $48.6 billion by 2019. IDC separates the big data market into three major submarkets: software, infrastructure and services. It predicts that collectively they will grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 23%. Software– including information management, discovery, analytics, and …

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Webinar: Choosing the right solution for your workload

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With so many solutions to choose from to manage IT workloads, it can be overwhelming parsing through everything and selecting the right set of solutions. That’s why William Fellows, VP of Research for 451 Research and Scott Strickland, Global CIO of D+M Group held a webinar recently to walk through the challenges enterprises face when choosing the right solution for …

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When it comes to Big Data deployments, know your options

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In his book, Digital Exhaust: What Everyone Should Know About Big Data, Digitization and Digitally Driven Innovation, David Neef offers three options (highlighted in this recent TechTarget article) for building a big data system: Do-it-yourself ‘build-on’ to a company’s current enterprise IT structure Run parallel database frameworks Let someone else do it in the cloud. I would argue there is …

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How To Successfully Implement a Big Data Project in 8 Steps

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There are countless ways to incorporate Big Data to improve your company’s operations. But the hard truth is that there’s no one-size-fits-all approach when it comes to Big Data. Beyond understanding your infrastructure requirements, you still need to create an implementation plan to understand what each Big Data project will mean to your organization. At a minimum, that plan should …

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60-Second Guide: Big Data and the cloud

It seems like everywhere you turn, folks are making references to “Big Data.” The term is used for just about every technology issue imaginable, but do you know what it really means? If you’ve got 60 seconds, we’ve got a crash course on the key Big Data trends: how you can source BigData, what insights you derive from it, and how quickly you …

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Big Data in Action: How a little charity helps enable crowdsourced nature observations from around the world

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In the Bay Area tech world, I am constantly inundated by talk of how big data is going to fundamentally change industries and create ever elusive differentiation and riches for businesses that can take advantage. However, I know that the power of big data isn’t limited to just big business. Harnessed correctly and put to the right use, endless positives …

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