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Data Digest: Big Data for Small Business, Accelerating IT, and Monitoring Threats

Articles offer suggestions for SMEs for getting started with big data, plus how to speed up IT and best practices for monitoring security.

Increasing the Speed of IT Without Increasing Risk
(Source: Computer Weekly)

Pressure is mounting on CIOs to more quickly introduce new IT projects. At the same time, these CIOs must be able to avoid unnecessary risks. How is this possible? This in-depth article covers the history behind this epidemic and how CIOs can accomplish this seemingly impossible task.


Start Small with Big Data as an SME
(Source: Information Age)

Big data is in practically every large enterprise, but SME adoption of the strategy is slow because these firms are unsure about what to do with all this information. This article advises SMEs on what to do to get started when tackling big data.


Best Practices for Monitoring Threats
(Source: Dark Reading)

There are simply too many ways for hackers to infiltrate an enterprise than security teams can handle. Therefore, instead of trying to cut down all hackers at the front lines, this article suggests that security teams should protect their data as best as possible. A five-step process is provided for enterprises to close the window on their most valuable data.

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Quint Turner is an editorial intern at TDWI and an undergraduate English student at Skidmore College. Follow his blog at  

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