My favorite writer, Gil Press, sums it up with, “It’s Official: The
Internet Of Things Takes Over Big Data As The Most Hyped Technology” where
he talks about how Gartner released its latest Hype Cycle for Emerging
Technologies, and how big data has moved down the “trough of
disillusionment,” replaced by the Internet of Things at the top of the hype
The term Internet of Things was coined by the British technologist Kevin
Ashton in 1999, to describe a system where the Internet is connected to the
physical world via ubiquitous sensors.
Today, the huge amounts of data we are producing and the advances in mobile
technologies are bringing the idea of Internet connected devices into our
homes and daily lives.
Definitions of IoT Has Expanded
Internet of Things was a popular concept dating far back to articles like
Scientific American in 2004. RFID and sensor techn... (more)
I ventured out of the “big company” environment back in 1998. It was 15
years later when I found myself back in the big company – a $13B revenue
company after my startup was acquired.
As part of an executive team of 18 at a publicly-traded company, the
environment could be considered a lot different when compared to any of the
eight startups I was involved with prior. However, the reality is that it’s
not. A good company environment is made up of the same factors, regardless of
Even though I find it challenging these days to make time to reflect on the
changes needed to ... (more)
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)
SAP customers are confused about the positioning between SAP Sybase IQ and
SAP Hana as it applies to data warehousing. Go figure, so is SAP. You want to
learn about their data warehousing offering, and all you hear is “Hana
this” and “Hana that”.
It reminds me of the time after I left Teradata when the BI appliances came
on the scene. First Netezza, then Greenplum, then Vertica and Aster Data,
then ParAccel. Everyone was confused about what the BI appliance was in
relation to the EDW. Do I need an EDW, a BI appliance, an EDW + BI appliance?
With SAP, Sybase IQ is supposed to be ... (more)
What do Special Forces, Army Rangers, Navy SEALs, and Marines all have in
Teams like these go through what is considered by some to be the toughest
military training in the world.
They also encounter obstacles that develop and test their stamina, leadership
and ability to work as a team like no other.
I was talking recently to a colleague of mine about some our own own
leadership at work. Emotions were strong. Deep sighs punctuated every other
We’re going through a business transformation, and as with most company
turn-arounds, there is a strong conflict betw... (more)