This week we’ve seen a dipping off of the London Olympics as the schedule begins to wind down, but that doesn’t mean that we’re not looking at it edgewise from the point of view of Big Data—Saroj Kar notices this year people around the world are able to tune in via the Internet, mobile devices, and experience real-time commentary. Capping off the big data discussion you can also pick up a boatload of Big Data statistics in Wikibon’s Comprehensive list of statistics as well; but if you’re more interested in how Big Data is being put to practical use see Kathryn Buford’s Q&A about Africa with Appfrica Founder Jon Gosier.
On the cloud-front I (Kyt Dotson) looked at how Dropbox has been infiltrating the consumer market, and thus enterprise employees, and wondering how enterprise IT departments must handle “the Dropbox problem” in light of privacy and recent hacks (after all, you can’t just cut someone from the cloud cold turkey.)
As the globe heats up with hacks and leaks, it’s obvious that nation states are involved: as a result Bert Latamore started a series to dive deeply into the strange militaristic and Anonymous world of cyberwarfare and who ends up getting caught between the big guns.
If you’re curious about Infrastructure-as-a-service, you should look also at Bert Latamore’s Peer Incite article about PeakColo and their close relationship with key vendors such as VMware, NetApp and Brocade Networks.
Finally, Twitter is on the silver plate with Kristen Nicole’s Q&A interview with FirstRain CEO Penny Herscher who talks about global intelligence and picking the mood of a market by watching the top 1% of tweeters and how they relate to one another.
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