What You May Have Missed

What You May Have Missed

1. The World Cup kicked off yesterday.  Behind the scenes, Rio’s Operations Centre is responsible for working with 30 government agencies to ensure that the event will run smoothly. It’s no surprise that real-time big data has been supporting their efforts: data fed from sensors, video feeds, and social media are displayed on a smart…

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Big Data Raises Privacy Concerns for Regulators

At the Metadata Era, we’re somewhat obsessed with the FTC, but for good reason: this agency helps shape policy on data security and privacy.  And after the giant breaches last year, Congress is beginning to listen. Last week, FTC Commissioner Julie Brill diplomatically spoke on the challenges of protecting privacy in a Big Data world….

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DatAnywhere is now free for up to 5 users

Last week, we announced that DatAnywhere is now completely free for up to 5 users. DatAnywhere turns an organization’s file shares into a secure private cloud, providing employees, business partners and clients with secure mobile access and file synchronization to files stored on the organization’s internal file shares and NAS devices. Last week, Rob wrote…

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Fast and Efficient Enterprise Search

Because DatAnswers knows which files have been created or modified since its last crawl, its incremental indexing is much faster than traditional search engines that have to check the last modified date on every file during each incremental crawl. Why is DatAnswers fast and efficient?    

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What You May Have Missed

1. Social networking companies have been rolling out new search capabilities that exploit all the metadata they collect.  First it was Facebook with its Graph Search. Now Linkedin has introduced its own social graph search software called Galene–the Greek goddess of calm seas. Users will be able to query Linkedin’s database of 300 million subscribers…

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The Expanding Data Universe

It’s June and half of the year is almost over. So it’s a good time for a data growth reality check.  Nearly every week, we continue to see validation in our news feed about how data is on an  exponential growth curve. Here’s more evidence: while “only” 4.4 Zettabytes of data was generated in 2013,…

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60% of Our EMC World Survey Has 30TB of Human-Generated Data; 42% Can Access It …

We did a quick, informal survey at EMC World to get a sense of the state of cloud-based file sync in organizations that are likely to store large amounts of data. From our 300 responses, we can summarize the situation like this: terabytes of data reside in the enterprise, but it’s siloed and hard to…

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Data Brokers and Data Governance Practices

Along with other data security and privacy wonks, I was looking through the FTC’s 110-page report on the data broker industry. Released last Tuesday, “Data Brokers: A Call for Transparency and Accountability” has some interesting and even a few eyebrow-raising facts based on the FTC’s year-long investigations. The FTC looked into nine data brokers to…

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Making Enterprise Search Results Relevant

Unlike the Internet where there are links between pages, the files within a file system don’t have that many clues about which files are the most useful or relevant for a given topic and a given searcher. Because DatAnswers incorporates access activity in its search algorithms, it can produce more relevant results based on a…

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File sync and mobile access for file shares

IT admins in the enterprise that wrestle with Dropbox and BYOD know that “dude, just go cloud!” is not as simple as it sounds. Any savvy IT architect knows that it’s not simply about moving the bits across a wire.  For many companies, uprooting their file share data means pulling the plug on tried and…

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