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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 size. Even though I find it challenging these days to make time to reflect on the changes needed to improve my management….I know that if I don’t, I will fall into a trap…a spiral. Creating a “good” company environment, or in my case, a good business unit environment, may not be that important when things are going well. When things are going well, the staff is excited to be working at the c... (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)

IoT Is the New Big Data?

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 cycle. 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... (more)

Enterprise Big Data Cloud Launched: Infochimps Enterprise Cloud

Big Data is confusing to most executives. It’s this nebulous concept of applying technologies from Yahoo!, Facebook, Linkedin, and Twitter in such a way that the organization will truly become data-driven and, equally as important, be able to do so quickly. Unfortunately, only a few companies are really realizing its full potential. That’s why Infochimps is announcing its Enterprise Cloud – A Big Data cloud service built specifically for Fortune 1000 enterprises who want to rapidly explore how big data technology can unlock revenue from their data. The Infochimps Enterprise Clou... (more)

Big Data Predictions for 2013

My prediction for 2013 is that competitive advantage will translate into enterprises using sophisticated Big Data analytics to create a new breed of applications - Intelligent Applications. "It's more than just insights from MapReduce", a CIO from a fortune 100 told me, "It's about using data to make our customer touch points more engaging, more interactive, more intelligent." So when you hear about "Big Data solutions," you need to translate that into a new category of "Intelligent Applications." At the end of the day, it's not about people pouring through petabytes of data. It'... (more)