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TechViews: How to explain Big Data to a 5 year old, Cloud is the key to small business success, 10 tips to creating a killer app and more!

TechViews: How to explain Big Data to a 5 year old, Cloud is the key to small business success, 10 tips to creating a killer app and more!


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Jason Meserve

The Internet of Things is Causing Tech Worlds to Collide
By Jason Meserve

Today every business is becoming a software business and when that happens, weird connections are created. Jason Meserve encountered some pretty interesting things when attending a conference this past week and saw some connections between the medical industry and the Cloud/DevOps Expo that would surprise you.

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Big Data

Big Data is Big! So the explanation of what it does must be big and confusing, right? This great LinkedIn article explains how you could explain Big Data to a five year old.


The Cloud is swelling in size and as it does, small businesses are quickly seeing the value. This Dashburst article explores a new infographic that shows why the Cloud is key to small business success.


The Application Economy has arrived and you don’t want to miss it. If you are thinking of making a mobile app, you need to check out this Inc. article that provides 10 tips to creating a killer application.


DevOps seems like a great idea for your company, but how do you know you need it? This Computer Weekly article provides seven dysfunctional signs that you need DevOps.

Big Data

Can Big Data help you make better medical decisions? In this thought provoking CNBC Week article, they discuss how Big Data could help your health, if you let it.


Mobility is no longer on the sidelines. It is now leading the way in business. This Six Revisions article gives 13 reasons why you should pay attention to Mobile web performance.

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eBook: If My Availability Is So Good, Why DO MY Customers Feel So Bad? A Pragmatic Guide to the 5 Nines of Customer Experience

IT is rightly obsessed with measurement, and availability is the measurement IT relies on most to confirm that everything is working just as it should. But why is the customer experience for your business services still lacking? Are you measuring the right things? Read this eBooklet to learn: The most important thing you can do to improve the customer experience. Pragmatic advice on how to get started measuring the things your customers care about. A mathematical equation to help measure your reliability.

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New TechViews Podcast

The application economy levels the playing field: every company has the opportunity to compete with the latest technology and applications that provide critical services in convenient, new ways for customers. From farmers to professional football teams, software is driving today’s business leaders to reinvent themselves and deliver creative new apps for customers in ways they have yet to imagine. In this episode of the TechViews podcast series, CA Technologies’ Denise Dubie and Jason Meserve discuss the new software reality for today’s businesses of all sizes: the application economy.

About CA

CA Technologies (NASDAQ: CA) provides IT management solutions that help customers manage and secure complex IT environments to support agile business services. Organizations leverage CA Technologies software and SaaS solutions to accelerate innovation, transform infrastructure and secure data and identities, from the data center to the cloud.

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