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Dark Data is a Big Opportunity for Services Companies

Why is Big Data big? Obviously not because someone invented a new statistical method of data analysis that can explain everything. It’s because there is a lot more data spewing out of business processes where there were none before. The … Continue reading

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My Lost Years Without Desi Ghee

From The Guardian Butter, cheese and even red meat are not as bad for the heart as has been maintained, a cardiologist has said in a leading medical journal, adding that it is time to “bust the myth” of saturated … Continue reading

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Government Mass Surveillance Will Create a Surge in Technology Spend

The Guardian has a presentation called The NSA Files that is the most brilliant rich media presentation of a complex subject I have ever come across outside of a museum. So go read it, even if it is just to … Continue reading

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Writing Simply

Greg Mankiw writes about a carbon tax in the New York Times. Whether or not you agree with the economic arguments for the tax, it is easy to agree that Mankiw writes very well. Mankiw is a Professor at Harvard … Continue reading

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Cloud to Enterprise: Resistance is Futile

At the end of its Journey to the Cloud, will an enterprise still be running its own data center? Perhaps, but if it does, it will be much, much smaller. It will be the Private Cloud part of a Hybrid … Continue reading

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I Want My Customer Data

For the last few years, I have been using Mint (mint.com) to keep track of our household expenses. My needs are very simple. I want to be able to answer simple questions like “How much are we spending on regular … Continue reading

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Wanted: A Rules Engine for Excel

James Kwak writes about the role of Excel in the JPMorgan 2012 trading loss After the London Whale trade blew up, the Model Review Group discovered that the model had not been automated and found several other errors. Most spectacularly, … Continue reading

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The Journey to the Cloud

The beginning of the year is a good time to prognosticate. So here is my prediction – not just for the year, but for the whole decade. This decade in Enterprise IT is going to be mostly about the Journey … Continue reading

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What Do You Stand For?

What do I stand for? What do I stand for? Most nights, I don’t know. – fun. Last week’s Economist carried an editorial called True Progressivism. I found myself nodding in agreement as I read through the long editorial. When … Continue reading

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Why is That Ad Following Me Around on the Internet?

Forbes has a piece on Why Wall Street Likes LinkedIn More Than Facebook. The difference in how well the two companies monetize user interest is quite significant. And when it comes to making money, LinkedIn packs a much harder punch … Continue reading

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