Ensure Your Command Center/Ops Center Stays Relevant By Leveraging Wayin: See video of this broadcast media use case

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We have previously written about Wayin (I am proud to be one of their advisors). Their capabilities continue to evolve to enable organizations to continually improve how social media is used to both understand and engage. Wayin’s success in the marketplace has centered around sensemaking over social data in ways that can improve the value […]

Efficient Multi-Vendor Clouds Help Break Incipient Monopolies

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Cloud marketplaces and open standards help cultivate a vibrant cloud vendor market, encouraging competition and reducing the risks of vendor lock in Efficient Multi-Vendor Clouds Help Break Incipient Monopolies Think of a cloud provider. I’d bet that for the majority of people reading this article, the first that comes to mind is AWS. Amazon Web […]

Big Data, Small World: Kirk Borne at TEDxGeorgeMasonU

The video at this link and embedded below shows Kirk Borne at TEDx GeorgeMason.   From the YouTube description: Dr. Kirk Borne is a Multidisciplinary Data Scientist and an Astrophysicist. He is Professor of Astrophysics and Computational Science in the George Mason University School of Physics, Astronomy, and Computational Sciences (SPACS). He received his B.S. […]

Net Threats: Nation-States and Security

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Reflecting the increasing attention paid to information security by many Americans, Pew Research recently conducted a large study, “Net Threats”, to identify important trends among technology experts’ opinions and predictions regarding the future of digital security. The study targeted thousands of Internet experts to measure their thoughts and concerns about the future of the Internet. Researchers […]

How Many Data Scientists are out there?

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Editor’s note: This post by Gregory Piatetsky first appeared at KDnuggets.com. It it he dives into a key question regarding the possible shortage of data scientists. -bg Many people have read the McKinsey report on Big Data (May 2011) which predicted  The United States alone faces a shortage of 140,000 to 190,000 people with analytical expertise and 1.5 million managers and […]

Security Blunder at the World Cup

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One of the simplest steps to bolstering cybersecurity is employing caution and complexity vis-à-vis passwords. Good passwords cannot be found in the dictionary; good passwords do not consist of only letters or only numbers; good passwords do not get shared with friends and family. Good passwords also do not get Tweeted. So it came as […]