Why do you need a Big Data factory?


Big data factory

“The world is one Big Data problem.”

_Andrew McAfee, Associate Director at MIT Sloan

The traditional IT infrastructure will not be able to handle the 10X increase in data flow. A recent report suggests that information directly managed by enterprise data centers will grow by 14% every year. Data under security governance will grow by 40%, but there won’t be a corresponding increase in the IT professionals to manage this data surge.

Also, traditional data is largely captured and stored in Enterprise Data Warehouses, but now, new data sets are emerging. There is a large volume of structured and unstructured data that requires real-time analytics processing to distill business insights. You need an agile and flexible infrastructure which can deliver scalable and measurable performance. Continue reading

Digital India – The Next Big Thing for Native Businesses


Digital India

Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Digital India is an ambitious plan to transform India into digitally-empowered society and knowledge economy. The program is centered on three key vision areas:

  1. Digital infrastructure as a core utility to every citizen
  2. Governance and services on demand
  3. Digital empowerment of citizens

And the three big goals of Digital India Campaign are:

  1. Connect 2,50,000 villages with broadband optical network
  2. Investment of Rs. 4.5 lakh crore
  3. Creating 1.8 million jobs

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7 Top Technological Trends of 2015

7 top technological trends of 2015
2015 was the year of technology disruptions. This past year has made businesses rethink strategies and forced many top executives to change their outlook towards the markets, technologies, competition and most importantly, customer behavior. Many of these technological trends created tectonic shifts deeply unsettling the existing business models and impacting them in unprecedented ways.Organizations had to reset their strategies based on the rapidly changing technological landscape, and align it with their business goals. Continue reading

Alert! Hackers are Watching Your Organization [40 sec read]


Enterprises encounter serious security breaches despite investing heavily in Information security infrastructure. Hackers are always devising new ways to breach the Information security of an organization, either from within the company or from outside.

Research suggests that 90% of enterprise breaches could be prevented through proper monitoring.

Alert! Hackers are Watching Your Organization. Enhance your Information Security.

However, setting up a 24X7 Security Operations Centre (SOC) to monitor is an enormous challenge because:

  • The high set-up costs can run into lakhs and crores of rupees
  • Demands significant time and effort
  • Growing shortage of skilled in-house security experts

CMS IT is delighted to announce the “Security Eye”; Service that provides a round-the-clock monitoring of your IT landscape.

As a new-age Information security service provider, CMS IT Services is pleased to bring forward this unique proposition to help clients adopt a best-in-class SOC at minimal investment. Continue reading

Information Security – A Collective Responsibility

Information Security - Collective Responsibility
Security breaches have turned to be regular news headlines. And these breaches occur everywhere, from small to big company, and in every industry, from retail to IT.

The threat posed by cyber criminals to critical IT infrastructure and business interest is a dangerous reality of today. It is further worsened by the fact that many businesses operate in different geographical locations. The applications and systems are accessed from multiple devices making businesses more susceptible to cyber threat than ever before. This has made cyber security a critical board room priority now.

The dual security challenges for organizations:

Nobody wants their business to get hit due to security compromise, and many companies are charting out strategies to deal with increasing cyber threats. Continue reading

SMB Cloud – More than just a Technology Platform


SMB cloudWhen it comes to small and mid-sized businesses (SMB), cloud is a solution, not just a technology.

There is too much hype around cloud and not all SMB players understand just how moving to the cloud can translate into tangible business benefits for them. They are not interested in what your cloud solution can do – they are only interested in what precisely can your cloud solution do for them. For example: when a farmer in Rajasthan purchases a mobile for the first time in his life, all he expects out of the device is to be able to make calls and pay the bill at the end of the month. He also expects quick problem resolution should something go wrong with his phone. The workings of the mobile tower make no difference to him. Plain and simple! Continue reading

What Makes Hyperconvergence More Flexible Than a Regular Cloud Solution?



Hyperconvergence is the latest buzzword in the IT sector, especially among data center circles for its capability to seamlessly integrate all IT components. Since the infrastructure solution can be developed, delivered and supported by a single vendor, its operational efficiency and low-cost factors are driving more and more enterprises to adopt this trending technology.

What is Hyperconvergence?

Hyperconvergence runs as a software-defined data center that provides flexibility and agility to the new-gen businesses solutions. The economic model of hyperconvergence is based on a cloud-like model that mows down data-center expenditures and total ownership cost for the entire solution. The technology has exhibited higher performance, improved agility and increased reliability; attributes that every modern enterprise is in pursuit of. Continue reading

Top 5 IT Challenges for Small and Mid-Sized Business

With emerging digital disruptions like cloud, mobility, analytics, and social media, IT challenges for Small and Mid-Sized Business (SMB) have increased manifold.  They have to adapt to these new changes and ensure business continuity while looking for more growth opportunities.

Today, we bring you the top 5 IT challenges encountered by small and mid-sized business:

Data integrity challenges

70% of small firms that experience a major data loss go out of business within a year. The most common challenge is data loss, majorly due to absence of adequate back up in the first place. The situation gets even more complicated with many increasing data complexities like structuring varied data types from disparate sources. Since most of the SMB don’t have dedicated professionals to deal with data challenges, it becomes difficult to maintain a minimum service level in case of a data disaster.

Downtime issues

The average cost of per-minute downtime was $7,900 in 2013. SMB frequently faces database, hardware, and software downtime than their larger counterparts, as they don’t have the right kind of infrastructure or adequate investment in IT that allows them to maintain full-fledged IT maintenance services. Continue reading

Enterprise Mobility – The Future is Now


Enterprise mobility - Future is now

The prediction then:“80% of business leaders predict that mobile-first companies will disrupt mature industries in 2013.”

_ 2013, IDC Report

The reality now:

“Enterprise mobility is the manifestation of a much broader shift to new systems of engagement.”

_ 2015, Forrester Report

How mobility is transforming the enterprise today?

Mobile has taken center stage in our lives. Today, mobile devices have become a personal extension. People communicate, share and interact through mobiles. They stay connected to internet 24/7, thanks to mobile. Continue reading

Dell Laptops infected with ‘Superfish-Like’ pre-installed Malware | Information Security


Release Date: 23/11/2015 | SEVERITY: Critical |

After the Superfish malware that attacked Lenovo laptops this february, another big computer manufacturer Dell’s PCs and laptops are reportedly found to have been pre-installed with a rogue SSL certificate that could allow attacks. It lets an attacker easily impersonate as a HTTPS-protected website and spy on when banking or shopping online. The rogue certificate, dubbed eDellRoot, was first discovered over the weekend. The certificate automatically re-installs itself even when removed from the Windows operating system. Continue reading