Bev Terrell

Bev Terrell

With more than 20 years of technical writing experience in the information technology business, Bev Terrell is a SiliconANGLE writer covering live news events with theCUBE. She got her start at EDS (now Hewlett Packard) and also worked at ACS (now Xerox Business Services), so it’s fair to say Bev has personally experienced the changing landscape of the outsourcing industry. In addition to a passion for writing, Bev loves to paint portraits and to spoil her large yellow cat, Seamus.
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Latest from Bev Terrell

Mixing man and machine: automating security functions in the cloud

As more organizations choose cloud solutions to meet their information technology needs, they are also looking to cloud-based security to keep information secure. Organizations are seeking security that is flexible, providing on-demand scalability up and down; visible, providing a simple way to make all of the different cloud components mesh well and work together; and […]

The struggle to secure data in an expanding digital world

Security threats, whether they are ransomware that pops up on your home computer or a denial of service attack that locks up your workplace laptop, steal time, money and peace of mind — and they’re only going to multiply. “The attack surface has become so varied and so broad,” said Dave Packer (pictured), vice president of […]

Deploying a machine learning model with Watson’s newly exposed tools | #IBMML

IBM Corp. is no novice to the tech game, and the company sees its next move as evolving machine learning models and predictive analytics. “We have been in predictive analytics for a long time,” said Dinesh Nirmal (pictured), vice president of analytics development, IBM Analytics, at IBM, sharing his company’s latest efforts to convert this longstanding […]

Machine learning beyond data scientists: the self-serve model emerges | #IBMML

Machine learning has recently come into its own because of the potential for applied automation in finding patterns and correlations in data sets. It’s “very much at the heart of modern applications that developers build,” said James Kobielus (pictured), senior program director of product marketing and big data analytics, IBM Analytics, at IBM Corp. While machine […]

The analyst take on IBM freeing machine learning tools for big data ‘everywhere’ | #IBMML

Extending the life of its mainframes yet again, IBM Corp. announced today that it is bringing machine learning to its traditional mainframe customers, and, eventually, to any computing processes located inside data centers. This will allow the mainframes to take advantage of data in a more modern machine-learning context and extend the useful life of the […]

Securing and governing data in the wide world of cloud | #SparkSummit

As the cloud matures, there are many organizations working to make it a more secure and well-governed technology. An active player in these efforts is Hortonworks Inc., known primarily for its development and support of the open-source data management platform, Apache Hadoop. “That’s what we’re focused on, having a common security and governance model, no matter […]

Data on the move: getting the most value out of the numbers | #SparkSummit

While most organizations understand the inherent value of big data — the more data, the better — there can be issues around managing and moving that data. The true value comes from the analysis of the data, not from static data itself. Many are leaning on Apache Spark (an open-source cluster computing framework) to reduce data […]

The strategies every CDO should know for hybrid cloud | #SparkSummit

When you scratch the surface, almost every company today is a data company, no matter what product or service they are selling. As a nod to this new reality, companies are adding the role of Chief Data Officer to their executive suite, raising their data strategy on the same level as their financial planning. IBM […]

Decision science meets machine learning: LinkedIn embraces its data-driven culture | #WiDS2017

As a well-known site with more than 300 million users, LinkedIn is a vital social media platform, sometimes thought of as “Facebook for businesses.” For most people, it is a great way to keep in touch with current and former colleagues, and its depth of information is invaluable for anyone who is looking to change jobs […]

SAP plays matchmaker, collaborates with higher education for the future of IT | #WiDS2017

When it comes to linking today’s bright collegiate with the latest in technology, SAP SE is at the forefront with its SAP University Alliances program. As a prominent provider of enterprise application software, it is to SAP’s advantage to help foster tomorrow’s IT leaders through higher learning alliances, particularly for the underrepresented minority — women. SAP University Alliances […]