The Saylor Foundation Five key datacentre trends for 2013 Businesses need to carefully consider their approach to datacentres in 2013 if they want to maximise their returns, according to analyst firm IDC. IDC research director Donna Taylor told the Data Centre World conference in London that new technologies continue to refine, enhance, and complicate data centre design and operation. The technologies in particular include cloud, big data, solid state drives (SSDs), converged systems and automation. Cloud IDC is seeing increasing adoption of public, private and hybrid cloud across EMEA, said Taylor, adding that this was partly down to the fact that businesses were less worried about cloud security than they were in previous years. Big data Businesses are failing to cash in on big data, according to Taylor. Nearly half (44 percent) of the 1603 businesses involved in IDC's European vertical capital market survey in 2012 thought that adding more capacity would enable them to utilise big data. Storage Converged systems Automation
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The Rise of Big Data Apps And The Fall of SaaS Editor’s note: Raj De Datta is the CEO and co-founder of BloomReach. Follow @BloomReachInc on Twitter. With the influx of information flooding the web – 90% of the web having been created in the last two years alone – web businesses are looking for ways to understand and use big data to drive their business. But the real question is – so what? SaaS was a different delivery model for enterprise software: available for immediate sign-up, it dramatically reduced integration costs, enabling try-before-buy, scalability and shared tenancy with meter-driven pricing. Big data on the consumer side of software is well-understood – Google, Amazon.com, Facebook. Linkedin (NASDAQ: LNKD) is a BDA for the recruiting/talent acquisition software market. BDAs are inherently better than their SaaS equivalents because they have all the delivery model benefits of SaaS, plus a network effect in the data being collected. BDA companies create value differently than SaaS companies. Hello BDAs, Goodbye SaaS.
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