Revisiting Prezi: New features for all and free stuff for Edu users

I recently revisited Prezi and set up a new Edu account, which provides the ability to have private, secure content for free (note that Prezi’s created using standard free accounts are public).

Core Features

500 mb Storage Space

Make prezis private to secure your content

Use your own logo instead of Prezi’s

via Pricing | Prezi.

Also noted that Prezi has a new PowerPoint import feature:

There are also new 3D background and fade in zoom features. In case you are wondering what Prezi is all about, either see the short video below:

Or see this slightly longer, but more informative video:

Bottom line: Prezi is an exciting new (ish) information viewing and sharing service based on a freemium model, which is a harbinger of several future trends in information & content discovery. Give it a whirl!

Prezi Logo

Prezi Logo (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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The What, Why and Future of Big Data

This infographic, by edCetraTraining.com, presents the what, why and future of Big Data. While this trend is driven by increased literacy improved accessibility through more devices, and cheaper storage technologies, virtualization, data mobility and portability, and trend prediction are future of Big Data. Other  interesting facts are that 75% of all data is a copy and 80% of corporate data is unstructured.

 

Image by edCetraTraining.com

 

See the original infographic here.

Changing Role of the CIO

This infographic, shared by Wikibon, highlights the changing role of the CIO. A top priority for CIOs today is supporting business transformation through the application of cloud, mobile and big data.

Think of the CIO as managing a portfolio of applications, technologies, people and processes. The technology portfolio is allocated to initiatives that are designed to 1) Run the business 2) Grow the business and 3) Transform the business. Like a good portfolio manager, the CIO must balance risk and reward by allocating resources in a balanced manner.

The Changing Role of the CIO

There are several other nuggets of information available on this infographic, including the fact that cloud adopters save an average of 21% annually.

via The Changing Role of the CIO [Infographic] « Wikibon Blog.

Predictions for Big Data

CenturyLink has released the following infographic that highlights the exponential increase in data, and the implications of Big Data on enterprises. It is predicted that video and mobile devices will be major contributors in driving the creation of 7.9 zetabytes of data in 2015. Big Data will entail 1.5 times more IT professionals managing 75 times more data moving through enterprise data centers.

Image via CenturyLink

Find the original post and image here.