Month: December 2017

Six Top Technology Trends to Watch in 2018

  Usually, predictions for a new year are brimming with optimism for a future yet unfurled. But 2018 is a roaring exception, given it’s the grand finale of decisions made back in 2016. Yes, perhaps we should have seen much of this coming, but few did. Hold onto your hats, because 2018 is almost upon […]


Disaster Recovery 101: 3 Strategies to Consider

  When a disaster strikes and takes down the IT systems that are essential to operations, the IT team is often called on to enable a quick recovery. A disaster recovery plan (DRP) can help get systems back online quickly and efficiently. This plan documents the procedures required recover critical data and IT infrastructure after an outage. […]


NetSuite and Talend: Integrating with Cloud ERP Systems

  NetSuite, is a provider of cloud-based Financials/ERP and Omnichannel commerce solutions. Integration platform providers like Talend help with data integration, data migration and automation for NetSuite. The web services from NetSuite enables integration using Java, .NET or any other development language that supports SOAP-based web services. The framework provides comprehensive error handling and security functions […]


8 Key Takeaways from the MDM & Data Governance Summit

  A few weeks ago, I had the great opportunity to attend the MDM & Data Governance Summit held in NYC. The summit was packed with information, trends, best practices and research from the MDM Gartner Institute. Much of the information is something you don’t find in webinars or white papers on the internet. Speakers […]


5 Predictions About the Future of Machine Learning

  Machine Learning is currently one of the hottest topics in IT. The reason stems from the seemingly unlimited use cases where machine learning can play from fraud detection to self-driving cars, and even identifying your ‘gold card’ customers to price prediction. But what is the future for this fascinating field? Where is it going? […]


Getting Ready For GDPR: 5 Key Takeaways from Data 2020 EMEA

  Over the year, I’ve had dozens of discussions with customers, partners, and thought leaders on the challenges and opportunities they face in achieving GDPR compliance. Since September, I’ve seen an undeniable uptake on the number of companies focused on the “how” rather than the “why” or the what of GDPR. Interest has spread across […]


How to Create a Smart City with IoT and Big Data

  These days, it seems like every city is trying to implement “smart city” initiatives. Take Singapore for example, now known for the most extensive effort to collect data on citizens’ daily living habits/routines ever attempted by a municipality. Even Bill Gates has pumped millions of dollars into helping Phoenix in their smart city efforts. […]