Familiarizing yourself with the cloud and data ecosystems governing your organization can mirror the process that occurs when we, as children, step out into new natural environments for the first time. Often these premature experiences may evoke confusion, fear, misperception, misunderstanding, and naiveté, until appreciating that the potential and value that our networks hold are equivalent to the risks of its mismanagement. As we deconstruct the entangled web of the data and cloud ecosystem, the importance of stewardship and knowledgeable management of this robust, fast-paced, and quickly transforming environment will start to become much clearer.
Have advancements in Iot and the development of technologically integrated networks that are now defining the infrastructure of entire cities gone too far without an appropriate emphasis on security? In the past week we have seen a 1.4 million car recall by Fiat Chrysler, demonstrating a gross failure to proactively protect the integrity of systems and the safety of digitally dependent consumers. How secure are we both as individual tech consumers and a collective digitally dependent society?
According to a new market research report published by MarketsandMarkets, the healthcare analytics market is predicted to reach around 18.7 Billion USD by 2020 at a rate of growth of around 26.5% from 2015 to 2020. Although this is a huge rate of growth, we can account for it in a few ways. Importantly, such rapid, expansive growth will indubitably imply high-potential market opportunities for innovators, developers, distributors, end-users, and many others.
IBM has let their actions speak for their current areas of focus, as recent steps taken in the world of cloud, analytics, and application development have evidenced. This emphasis on promoting a resource intensive atmosphere has brought us Bluemix, helping to power hybrid cloud applications and solutions for commercial purposes, IoT, and analytics. Upon the recent announcement to jointly create the Open Container Platform (OCP), a coalition promoting the interoperability of containers in hopes to foster the rapid growth of container-based solutions, we see Big Blue’s vast network come alive to support such defined initiatives of driving innovation in cloud, mobility, security, and analytics.