Using Social Media Effectively: Gaining Visibility In a Crowded Marketplace

Social media is a big part of most people’s lives, and has steadily increased in importance to businesses as well.  There are two main uses for professional social media use: to inform others through engaging with them, and to learn from others.  This will be the first of a two-part series on effectively using social […]

Great Global Brand Seeks Mission Focused CISO: Please help with networking

One of America’s most recognized brands, a firm that touches people around the globe, is conducting a confidential search for a CISO. A friend has asked me to keep my eyes and ears open to send names along if I know of a good fit. I love to be helpful to both sides of the […]

Please join us at LinkedIn for discussion

We exist, dear readers, for you. And we have noticed that you have been changing the way you interact with us. Fewer and fewer of you interact by leaving comments on posts. Increasingly you interact with us via Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn. And some really interesting/cool people interact with us via Google Plus. We want you […]

Our Freemium Future: Development teams take advantage of free, entry-level versions of software 

CTOs should consider having their development teams take advantage of free, entry-level versions of software – known as freemium software – to test out the functions of commercial products. From the perspective of Michael Williams, BIRT Product Evangelist & Forums Manager at reporting and analytics leader Actuate, freemium software is a resource that can really […]

Changes to CTOvision Reporting: Select your options to ensure you don’t miss a trend

CTOvision provides context for the enterprise technology community. We disseminate our content via a special LinkedIn Group  of vetted technologists, via Twitter feeds, through Facebook and via newsletters designed to provide tailored information based on your needs. Please confirm you have selected the newsletters you need by visiting the URL Here is a list of […]

How Many Data Scientists are out there?

Editor’s note: This post by Gregory Piatetsky first appeared at 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 […]