Talk to Me: Better Communication Boosts Boardroom Confidence in IT

Dave Martin

Dave Martin

Vice President & Chief Security Officer

In today’s volatile risk environment, cyber security is a top-of-mind issue for boards of directors. Like all leaders, they want to understand what the chances are that their organizations will experience security breaches and also what IT is doing to prevent them. Yet, according to findings from a global IT Trust Curve Survey, there is a major gap in confidence between Boards of Directors, business leaders, and IT organizations. Much of this is due to ineffective communication between IT leadership and the board. While establishing board-level communication may be unfamiliar terrain for many IT leaders, there are five essential steps that can bridge this important gap and start restoring confidence among board members. Continue reading

Virtual Data Lakes of Opportunity are Filling in All Around Us

Lynn Marquedant

Lynn Marquedant

Market Development Manager, State & Local Government and Education

Potential Value of Open DataAccording to a new McKinsey report, the availability of Open Data in the Public Sector will unlock as much as $2 trillion dollars in economic value – annually.

No one knows exactly how the future open data world will look, or who will reap the economic rewards, but one thing’s for sure, with 90,000 open data sets already available on the United States’ Data.gov, the sky’s the limit. Public entities, private companies, and citizens should all benefit from the open data movement.  Continue reading

32 Billion Devices Plugged In and Generating Data by 2020

Jonathan Martin

Jonathan Martin

Chief Marketing Officer

The EMC Digital Universe study today launched its seventh edition. This highly anticipated study always makes a big splash because it focuses industry attention on the incredible growth rates of data. By 2020, the amount of data in our digital universe is expected to grow from 4.4 trillion GB in 2013 to 44 trillion GB. Continue reading