From edge to cloud – and everywhere in between
It’s often said that data is the new oil, to the extent it’s become something of a cliché in the tech industry. Perhaps another, less tired comparison is that data is like work in Parkinson’s Law – it will expand not to fill the time available for its completion, but into every element of infrastructure and activity that an organisation has available.
This is increasingly true, in fact, as the Big Data revolution made all data interesting and valuable to a business, not just the information it was used to looking at. By analysing these vast data sets, new value streams can be uncovered, and both productivity and profits increased. With this in mind, it’s important to consider where new sources of data may come from and the infrastructure that underpins their collection, analysis and storage.
Data, data everywhere
Nowadays, technology moves rapidly. Even millennials and older members of Generation Z have experienced this incessant churn, with things that once seemed core to computing, such as floppy disks, becoming obsolete in their lifetime.