Prof. Barry Dwolatzky, Wits University's Joburg Centre for Software Engineering: Being professorial, I can say the concept of big data is probably more a buzzword than a thing. The definition has become something that does not look at the size of the data, but, rather, at the bringing together of different types of data and making sense of it. It's really how we joint different sets of data and deal with it. It also has quite a lot to do with how we are collecting data in the digital age.
Stefan Ulland, senior systems architect and operations manager, Britehouse Oracle Division: The short answer would be no. There is still a place for onsite and on-premise. From my perspective, we make considerations around the ecosystems, the applications and the process you are trying to address. Cloud is not a silver bullet. It's not a one-size-fits-all. There are specific scenarios where specific solutions may be better suited, whether onsite, offsite or cloud solutions.
Where does IT security begin? Maeson Maherry, Lawtrust: It begins with education, but it has to be the education of the people who need to appreciate the IT. If you want the board to appreciate the CIO, or IT in general, turn off the datacentre for half an hour. And then, all of a sudden, everything will stack into place. Once people understand the value of the IT that they have, that's when the conversations starts. Then you can learn. Then you can get things done. For me, that's the beginning.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".