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Five Minute Briefing - Information Management
July 12, 2016

Five Minute Briefing - Information Management: July 12, 2016. A concise weekly report with key product news, market research and insight for data management professionals and IT executives.

News Flashes

Not all big data solutions are created equal. Patrick Smith, database administrator at EPX, found that out when EPX switched replication platforms. EPX was using another system for database availability. But after a database outage event, EPX turned to SharePlex for reliable replication of their critical databases to ensure high availability.

Organizations have directed a lot of attention recently to consolidation, automation, and cloud efforts in their data management environments. This will purportedly result in decreased demand for data managers and the need for fewer DBAs per groups of databases. However, the opposite seems to be occurring. In actuality, there is a growing need for more talent, as well as expertise to manage through growing complexity. A new survey, sponsored by Idera and conducted by Unisphere Research among more than 300 data executives, managers, and professionals finds that a more challenging data environment is arising due to a confluence of factors.

TIBCO's social enterprise collaboration platform, tibbr 7, has achieved certification by the Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program (FedRAMP). According to TIBCO, the certification offers assurance to users that in an increasingly connected world, they can feel confident that their projects, ideas, and communications in general are private and safe.

Think About It

Only a fifth of IT decision makers in large corporations are confident that their organization is fully prepared for the threat of cyber-criminals. The vast majority of companies feel constrained by regulation, available resources, and a dependence on third parties when responding to attacks, according to new research from BT and KPMG.