Growth is something that every business desires, especially when the business starts out as a small business or a startup. It represents the realization of the potential behind one or more excellent ideas. The problem is that as many companies grow, they tend to become less efficient in the ways they function. This leads to waste, which leads to a reduction in profits and a stunted ability to continue growing.
If there ever was a storybook group of hackers that helped humanity by getting information from companies illegally and sharing it, they certainly did not exist in the 21st century as a dominating force. Instead, companies that work in the cloud and with data have been constantly hit with malware and cyber attacks by hackers that want money and power.
As technology advances and systems become increasingly automated, the threat of cyber attacks becomes ever more serious. This is equally true for governments, large corporations and even smaller businesses. While hackers and cyber criminals have been around since the birth of the internet, society’s increasing dependence on technology has raised the stakes.
Much effort and study has been expended to determine how a web site can better convert its visitors to paying customers. While there have been some rather profound successes in the marketplace, there still exists enough uncertainty for many business owners and web developers to hesitate before making a decision on how best to optimize their sites.
The allure of using big data is undeniable for the business world. That’s why we’ve seen so many companies adopt big data solutions and platforms in recent years. Big data analytics provides unprecedented capabilities and insights as organizations spend more effort collecting valuable information about everything from customers to logistical concerns. This has opened up a noticeable dilemma, though. With the increasing use of sensitive data has come the increase of data breaches at businesses all over the world.
There have been many changes in the business world over the past few decades. One of the biggest changes has been how many businesses store their confidential information. The traditional methods of storing corporate information historically have involved a local network, wide area network, a standalone computer, or storage device such as a flash drive.
Much has been made about the ongoing cloud wars. For those not familiar with the term, the cloud wars refers to the intense competition between public cloud providers as they seek to increase their share of the lucrative and growing cloud market. In fact, to describe the competition as intense is probably an understatement.
As the old adage goes, hindsight is always 20/20. It’s only after a crime occurs that family members, friends, and law enforcement officials recognize the “signs” of a delinquent’s impending lawbreaking. Police departments and other law enforcement agencies are frequently reacting to crimes. Now, thanks to Big Data analysis, they can be proactive. They might even be able to stop a crime before it happens.