ICYMI: The Watson Story

The video at this link and embedded below captures the back story on Watson’s participation on Jeopardy! It is worth watching for historical context on the research behind the IBM system and some of the interesting stories around how it was brought to life.

Fed Tech Roundup December 10

The following are some of the hot topics in the federal technology ecosystem (fromFedTechTicker.com and TopTechTicker.com):  Fed Tech Ticker Contractor confidence rises as market conditions improve Best Practices for Remote User Experience Research InSequence, Inc. Announces Additions to Board of Advisors Jamie Butler Promoted to Chief Technology Officer at Endgame U.S. Air Force Awards Engility Prime Position […]

Fed Tech Roundup October 15

The following are some of the hot topics in the federal technology ecosystem (fromFedTechTicker.com and TopTechTicker.com):  Fed Tech Ticker Cyberworks Robotics Wins Prestigious Federal Research Grant for New Robotic… Schedule gets lighter this Friday for FCW – MyWebTimes.com Salient CRGT Inc.’s David Vennergrund and DHS’ Stephen Dennis Present at Predictive Analytics Conference Sanjay Sardar Named SAIC’s Service […]

The IBM Press Release on Spark That Every Tech Leader Should Read

IBM just announced a major new push around Apache Spark. You know Spark, the free and open source complement to Apache Hadoop that gives enterprises better ability to field fast, unified applications that combine multiple workloads, including streaming over all your data. For years it has seemed like IBM was giving lip-service to Spark while emphasizing capabilities […]

AFCEA Defensive Cyber Operations Symposium 5-7 May 2015 at Baltimore Convention Center

If you’re interested in cyber security and operations at the federal level, check out the AFCEA Defensive Cyber Operations Symposium.  This event combines the  JIE Mission Partners Symposium and the International Cyber Symposium to increase dialogue among key participants, broaden the involvement of essential stakeholders, and sharpen focus on critical issues. The agenda is packed […]

IBM Cognos: Established Business Intelligence Player

Cognos is a name that has been in the enterprise world since 1969. It has been in the business intelligence sector competing with capabilities from Business Objects, Microstrategy and Oracle. It was acquired by IBM in 2008 and is now referred to as the IBM Cognos platform. While still considered by many to be associated […]