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Why is Big Data revolutionary?

Plus, HP's public cloud enters beta and a new MDM offering for managed service providers

Why is Big Data revolutionary? On ZDNet looks at one of the IT industry’s hottest topics right now. “For the first time in the technology world, we’re thinking about how to collect more data and analyze it, instead of how to reduce data and archive what’s left. We’re no longer intimidated by data volumes; now we seek out extra data to help us gain even further insight into our businesses, our governments, and our society,” he writes. What’s your opinion?

N-able Preps mobile device management for Android, Apple iOS On MSPmentor, reports on the offering. “In some ways, N-able is late to the MDM market. MDM was absent from N-able’s new N-central 8.2 release, which debuted earlier this month. But in N-able’s defense: The MDM market remains a confusing, emerging market for most MSPs, with revenue opportunities that are difficult to quantify,” he writes. What’s your opinion?

HP opens up public cloud beta in May On The RegisterTimothy Prickett Morgan gives a report. “The private beta, which was opened up on a first-come, first-served basis and which has over 1,000 customers across all industries and company sizes, has been free so far. The public beta is going to sell compute at storage capacity on a utility pricing method, just like Amazon’s EC2 compute and S3 object storage clouds, and with prices, even though it is still technically under beta testing, just like Amazon’s EC2 and S3 services were for years,” he writes. What’s your opinion?