Welcome to the Wednesday edition of the IP news roundup, where you will find the latest headlines in SIP trunking, big data, disaster recovery and cloud:
- SIP trunking can help companies improve efficiencies by 23%. A recent Webtorial report revealed that companies utilizing SIP trunking can regain some of their lost productivity – by as much as 23%. According to the study, one-third of companies are now deploying SIP trunking, and these companies are seeing an average of 33% cost savings.
- Big data = big job market. Last week, the expertIP blog mentioned how the rapid growth of big data is driving the demand for data scientists. Now, research from Gartner has revealed that big data will generate 4.4 million global IT jobs by 2015. In addition, every big data job in the U.S. will create three jobs for people outside of IT. However, the article went on to say that there is only enough talent to fill one-third of these IT roles.
- If you’re the only person in your company who can carry out a disaster recovery plan, what happens if you’re traveling and don’t have access to the Internet or your network? According to an article on the Vision Solutions Inc. blog, you must ensure that others in your company can carry out a disaster recovery plan in your absence. The article states that “job security is the reason why the most commonsense guidelines are not followed. While the laws of self-preservation dictate that it’s counterproductive to train your replacement, you do need to keep your employer’s best interest in the forefront … Training several employees on how to use a runbook does not mean they can do your job, or even a small portion of it. In truth, if you teach others how to execute the DR plan when you’re not reachable, it preserves your job.”
- The personal cloud is one of the top technology trends of 2013. Gartner published its list of “IT’s Top 10 Strategic Technology Trends for 2013”. We can expect to see the rise of the personal cloud as “the notion of a personal computer will be replaced by a notion of a personal cloud, including all the services an individual uses.” This applies to both consumer and business cloud services. Other 2013 technology trends include strategic big data, as well as hybrid IT and cloud computing.
- And finally, if you’ve ever wanted to peek inside one of Google’s data centres, here’s your chance. ITworld recently published the article “18 strange things spotted inside a Google data center”. Check out the article to see photos of a Stormtrooper guarding the data, a robot, game tables and more oddities.
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