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How Brands Should Prepare for the Convergence of Identities and the Internet of Things Q&A with Merritt Maxim of Forrester Anyone who knows me, knows that I’m extremely passionate about opportunities involving Internet of Things (IoT) – or should I call it Identity of Things – and what it will bring to end-consumers and businesses alike! The industry of connected devices is growing at a breakneck speed and consumers are getting more and more excited as they learn about the ever-expanding possibilities. But are brands preparing themselves properly for IoT? Do they know the complexities involved? I recently invited Merritt Maxim, Senior Analyst at Forrester Research, to join me for a webinar to discuss the importance of protecting customer identity data in the era of IoT. We covered such topics as: Understanding the landscape of identity threat vulnerabilities and t... (more)

Big Data versus Small Data

How do you know whether you are dealing with Big Data or Small Data? I’m constantly asked for my definition of “Big Data”. Well, here it is…for batch analytics. Batch Analytics Batch Analytics Small Data Big Data Data Volume Gigabytes Terabytes – Petabytes Data Sources 1-6 (structured – SQL, or unstructured – NoSQL) 6+ structured AND 6+ unstructured Business Functions One line of business (e.g. sales) Several lines of business all the way up to a 360 degree view of the business Business Questions Queries are complex requiring many concurrent data modifications, a rich breadth ... (more)

Toys and Big Data By @JimKaskade | @BigDataExpo #IoT #BigData

“Dad, if my character dies in the game, would I die in the real world?” What a beautifully naive question that my son, Trevor, asked me during a son-dad conversation about how games might change over the years. Earlier last year, Mattel’s CEO, Bryan Stockton, was fired. After three years, it was clear that Mattel was continuing to be challenged with sales weakness, and lower gross margins, which drove down shareholder value. As parents, we ALL know that it’s a very competitive toy aisle, and our kids are much different than we were at their age. Mattel’s toys haven’t been “good eno... (more)

Why the Pivotal Initiative’s Fate Will Mirror VMware’s

An Enterprise PaaS must truly be agnostic to the underlying elastic infrastructure, and fully support open standards. So the big question is whether the Pivotal Initiative will be able to break away from its roots with EMC and VMware and the associated ties to VSphere? Let's itemize just a few of the major components of the stack from top to bottom: Pivotal Labs: Besides the source of Paul Maritz‘s new company name, this is an agile software development consulting firm focused on Ruby on Rails, pair programming, test-driven development and behavior driven development. It is kno... (more)

Most Powerful Voices in Security

The security community has a growing number of influential and important people, especially as the industry rises to meet the need to address more advanced security threats, such as targeted attacks. But how does a company in the security industry truly identify the influential people? And then once identified, how does one use influential voices to help promote their brand? In this study, we answer the first question - how to identify the most powerful voices in your industry, focusing on the security space, and as part of this we provide you a list of people to follow for the b... (more)