Big Data and Cloud Computing – A Marriage Made for Computing?
Like any marriage, it’s not perfect but there are things that can be done to make it so.
One of the most alluring features of the cloud is the promise of unlimited storage capability.
However, this capability involves more than just offloading massive data stores into a cloud storage repository, especially if the data needs to be accessed frequently or processed and analyzed, as with Big Data stores.
There are two options when considering cloud storage solutions; object storage and block storage.
As the technical staff at iCorps Technologies points out, object storage is best for companies that need frequent access to data stored as files, documents, presentations, and images, for instance, so that it can be updated and changed.
When businesses need to access bits and pieces of data, like information stored in a database, for instance, block storage is the answer.
Block storage makes it simpler and faster to access non-file-based data.
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In recent years, there has been an increase in the number of law suits… - Epicor sued over alleged ERP project failure (September 2011) http://bit.ly/oPuNJd - Oracle sued by university for alleged ERP failure (May 2011) http://bit.ly/lfy0D3 - Marin County alleges SAP, Deloitte engaged in racketeering (February 2011) http://bit.ly/r6wWHN - And more big failures from 2010 (December 2010) http://bit.ly/gK4Q3s For some, the fact that these matters are now heading to the courts is surprising, and for others not surprising at all. They have...read more
We have published several articles concerning the project life cycle, project management, and assessing the approaches most of us use with gaining and implementing a system. To provide a focal point, here is a listing of the articles — I’m quite sure we have others that need to be included, but this is a start… BEFORE searching for your HRIS system There is a better way to approach a HRIS project that will provide more benefits than the traditional project methodologies that many embrace… Systematic & efficient planning...read more
Is this really the right question? Maybe the question should be: what project methodology is best suited of this project? Much of the discussion on project management today focuses on project life cycles – especially the various RADs, or rapid application deployment. Being a software development methodology, RADs involve methods like interactive development and software prototyping. This has resulted in RADs being a merger of various structured techniques, especially data-driven Information Engineering, with prototyping techniques to...read more
This is the last of 3 articles looking at Project Management from a perspective outside the box. In the first article, Performing A Needs Assessment on Project Management, we asked questions that focused at the whole process of obtaining and implementing a HRIS system… Is it really necessary to… change what is working? improve upon what is working? change what is not working? change what is not working well? In the second article, Reassessing the Management in Project Management we discussed the improvements that can be made that will result...read more
In my last article Performing a Needs Assessment on Project Management, a discussion was presented to look at the effort and resources consumed throughout the project (including the budget). A comparison of these two variables to the project phases provided the following diagrams, using the same timelines… At the end of the previous article, we posed the following questions… Are the methodologies really working or is just providing the desired results for the moment? For what is working, what results are trickling through the project that are...read more
In our first 3 articles, we provided an introduction to what is a HRIS system? rethinking beyond the traditional project methodologies when selecting a HRIS system during the implementation of a HRIS system a systematic, efficient selection and planning process to your HRIS project As with any methodology, it is inevitable there would be a need to strengthen any weaknesses. Most methodologies and processes evolve in cycles, usually resulting from the needs that grow as the result of new technologies and from evidences that certain aspects of...read more
originally posted on 14-July-2010 Just what is HRIS? Well, simply stated, HRIS is an acronym for Human Resources Information Systems… HRIS is also known as HRMS… Human Resource Management Systems… Or HCM… Human Capital Management… But this is just enlightening you to the acronyms and not telling you a thing about HRIS… HRIS, HRMS, HCM is the management of data and application system(s) whose ultimate goal is to produce a check as well as store and provide information of the...read more
originally posted on 13-December-2009 The scenario as well as the RFP approach has been around a lot longer than any of us — think Leonardo da Vinci… As long as the needs of the object (in this case, HRM) are being met (as opposed to desires and wants), scenario thinking has created many innovative approaches, solutions, services and products. And so hasn’t a well formed RFP… It is not the tools that makes or breaks a project – you can have all the right tools and still have a failed project… When basic needs are overlooked...read more