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I was reading an interview with John Krafcik, CEO of Google’s Self-driving Car Project, in the August 8th issue of Bloomberg BusinessWeek. The article referenced a survey by AlixPartners where they found that 73% of people wanted autonomous vehicles.  But when people had the option to have a steering wheel in the car, allowing optional full control to the driver, the acceptance rate jumped to 90%.  This finding, that people are much more accepting of automation and new ideas when they have the option of control, is totally consistent with what we found with respect to how to deliver big data analytics. The big data engagements we run for EMC focus on applying predictive and prescriptive analytics to deliver recommendations to help key decision makers become more effective at at their jobs.  For example, delivering recommendations to teachers in how to best group th... (more)

Big Data Business Model Maturity Index Guide By @Schmarzo | @BigDataExpo #BigData

We developed the Big Data Business Model Maturity Index to help organizations measure how effective they were at leveraging data and analytics to power their business models (see Figure 1). What we hadn’t done until now, though, was to translate this index into a set of recommendations or actions to help organizations advance from one stage to the next.  That’s the objective of this blog (and maybe my next book…God forbid!!!):  to give our clients a checklist of actions to facilitate progressing along the Big Data Business Model Maturity Index. Figure 1: Big Data Business Model ... (more)

The Big Data Intellectual Capital Rubik’s Cube | @BigDataExpo #IoT #Cloud #BigData

The Big Data Intellectual Capital Rubik's Cube This is another topic that has taken me a long time to write, but several conversations with Peter Burris(@plburris) from Wikibon finally helped me to pull this together. Thanks Peter! I’ve struggled to understand and define the Intellectual Capital (IC) components – or dimensions – of the new, Big Data organization; that is, what are the new Big Data assets that an organization needs to collect, enrich and apply to drive business differentiation and competitive advantage? These assets form the basis of the modern “collaborative valu... (more)

Yammer Looks Smart - A Quick Review

Yammer is relatively new and is funded by two venture capital funds; Founders Fund and Charles River Ventures. It also is a very clever idea to get some of the instant messaging benefits of Twitter and apply them to a closed corporate environment. As a private communications tool, Yammer is effective since the user doesn’t have to spam everyone. They simply post it to their own company view of Yammer. The user can also look at profiles of other employees to learn more about them. The profile will include a photo, background information and they are working on. Just like Twitter,... (more)

Cloud Computing on Gartner's Top 10 List and SYS-CON Events' 2010 Calendar

http://twitter.com/fuatkircaali Gartner analysts today highlighted the top 10 technologies and trends that will be strategic for most organizations in 2010. Gartner defines a strategic technology as one with the potential for significant impact on the enterprise in the next three years. Factors that denote significant impact include a high potential for disruption to IT or the business, the need for a major dollar investment, or the risk of being late to adopt. "These technologies impact the organization's long-term plans, programs and initiatives. They may be strategic because t... (more)

Every Day Is a 0-Day Nowadays

It sure seems like 0-Days are now an every day occurrence.  Headlines containing, ‘breach,’  ‘attack,’ ‘hack,’ ‘vulnerability,’ ‘passwords,’ ‘compromised,’ and ‘you’ are commonplace in the media these days.  Typically a 0-day is described as a threat or an attack on a (previously) unknown vulnerability – this is day zero of enlightenment.  Often, the developer themselves are not even aware of the vulnerability.  0-days can command multiple zeros after the dollar sign since malicious folks can exploit it immediately.  From plug-ins to extensions to browsers to web apps to SCADA ... (more)