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Healthcare In The Age Of Analytics #MITIQ

Joining Paul Gillen and Dave Vellante on SiliconANGLEs theCUBE this afternoon was Anthony Donofrio, Chief Technology Officer and Senior Vice-President with Truven Healthcare Analytics. He discussed how Truven’s Information as a Service (IaaS) and software suites were designed to service each of the core constituencies associated with the healthcare industry. Truven delivers analytic databases and reference data to each of the three groups in the healthcare community. These groups are comprised of consumers, providers and payers. Truven has developed dedicated applications for each of these groups. Each vertical is grouped in suites meant to target each of these demographics. On the care... more »
Linux Developers and Linus Torvalds Find Themselves Called Out for Abusive Language

Linux Developers and Linus Torvalds Find Themselves Called Out for Abusive Language

On what seems the heels of talking about how developers “speak” in comments attached to repository submissions (taken from a sampling of GitHub commits that contain taboo language) comes another controversy from a different open source cultural facet: the Linux Kernel Mailing List. A post written by kernel developer Sarah Sharp, an Intel Linux developer, brought up her fears of the unprofessional nature of the lead of the project, Linus Torvalds. If you’re interested in the flash-point, you can start reading in the LKML archives, but here’s the Sharp’s spark: Seriously, guys? Is this what we need in order to get improve... more »
Gavroshe CEO Says the Next Frontier in Big Data is Already Here #MITIQ

Gavroshe CEO Says the Next Frontier in Big Data is Already Here #MITIQ

In their ongoing coverage of MIT Information Quality Conference, Dave Vellante and Paul Gillen speak with Mark Johnson, CEO of Gavroshe. The three discuss the increasing relevance and constraints of data analysis, why the next frontier in big data is already upon us and how the advancement of big data all comes down to human capital. Vellante asks Johnson what gives him confidence that increased interest in data management and governance is actually going to live up to its promise and elevate the Chief Data Officer role? Johnson points to several trends that suggests the rise of sustained attention for data.... more »
Endgame Gets Piggish With Malware Data Samples At Black Hat

Endgame Gets Piggish With Malware Data Samples At Black Hat

In just over a week, Black Hat USA 2013 will be convening at Caesar’s Palace in Las Vegas. In this series, intended to preview many of the talks and presentations scheduled for the event, SiliconANGLE will focus on the exploitative vulnerabilities associated with big data and how those vulnerabilities can be limited. Today, we are looking at the enormous amounts of data related with malware samples received by organizations whose bread and butter is built around preventing that data from reaching their customers. Zachary Hanif, Telvis Calhoun and Jason Trost of Endgame will offer insight not only on how to prevent malware... more »
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The Data Revolution In Health IT #MITIQ

In what may have been the most interesting and eye-opening interview on SiliconANGLEs theCUBE, broadcasting this week from the MIT Chief Development Officer Information Quality Symposium in Cambridge, Massachusetts, Wikibon’s Dave Vellante and Social Media Strategist and Author Paul Gillen welcomed Dr. Farzad Mosthashari. Mostashari is the National Coordinator for Healthcare Transformation with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), part of the Department of Health and Human Services. So of course much of the discussion focused on the adoption of Electronic Health Records (EHR). Though a medical doctor, Mostashari’s career has focused on how the medical field and overall healthcare... more »
Risk Adjustment Evolves With the Data | #MITIQ

Risk Adjustment Evolves With the Data | #MITIQ

Dave Vellante and Jeff Kelly, theCube co-hosts, went to Cambridge, Massachusetts, to cover this year’s Chief Data Officer and Information Quality (CDOIQ) Symposium, taking place from July 17 to 19 in the MIT campus. The event strives to bring together practitioners, vendors and educators in the field of Information Quality. Among the attendees was David Levine, MD, Vice President of Informatics and Medical Director of Comparative Data and Informatics with UHC. Naturally, because of his position, the chat gravitated to aspects of information quality with focus on its application within the healthcare ecosystem. Levine has the role of overseeing the risk adjustment... more »
Poor Data Is the Root of the Problem | #MITIQ

Poor Data Is the Root of the Problem | #MITIQ

Dave Vellante and Jeff Kelly, theCUBE co-hosts, broadcasted live from the MIT campus in Cambridge, Massachusetts, as part of this year's Chief Data Officer and Information Quality (CDOIQ) Symposium. The explosion of Big Data triggered an explosion in attendance, attracting more information quality professionals (practitioners, vendors and educators) than in years past. The Symposium for Chief Data Officers tackles several hot topics, such as Information Quality and Data Governance. They are increasingly becoming top-of-mind subjects, just as the topic of security has been in the past. To cover these trends, Vellante and Kelly asked Tony O'Brien, associate lecturer at Sheffield Business School,... more »
Data Should Be a Business Issue, Not a Technical Issue | #MITIQ

Data Should Be a Business Issue, Not a Technical Issue | #MITIQ

Mario Faria, Big Data Technology Advisor at Technology Partner Network, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and part of the MIT Data Science Initiative, discussed the role of the Chief Data Office in enterprise, as well as that of the team they manage, with theCUBE co-hosts Dave Vellante and Jeff Kelly, live at the MIT CDOIQ Symposium. The first CDO in Latin America during his time at Boa Vista, Mario Faria said he was more of a data practitioner than a data scientist. "I am not a data scientist per se, I am more downstream on the data process, I understand how to use... more »
Effective + Friendly Tools : Critical to Analytics in ObamaCare Era | #MITIQ

Effective + Friendly Tools : Critical to Analytics in ObamaCare Era | #MITIQ

Michael Nix, Director of Analytics of the James M. Jeffords Institute for Quality and Operational Effectiveness, Fletcher Allen Health Care, discussed the challenges of driving value technology advancements in the healthcare industry with theCUBE co-hosts Paul Gillin and Dave Vellante, live at the MIT CDOIQ Symposium. Commenting on the role of healthcare in data analytics, Nix explained that "we are servicing a relatively rural area and activity, people we're dealing with as patients are friends, family, neighbors. It's up close and personal for us." Healthcare is one of the most information-dependent industries, where one needs accurate, complete, timely information to make... more »
How App Makers Pick iOS vs. Android: Learning Curve + Cost

How App Makers Pick iOS vs. Android: Learning Curve + Cost

App makers - do you create apps for iOS before Android? And how much of your resources would be devoted to Windows Phone?  When you're making a business of mobile app development, these are just two very important questions you must ask yourself and your team, even before development begins. To gain a better understanding of the goals and factors app makers must consider when developing a mobile service, VisionMobile commissioned the largest global developer survey, with more than 6,000 respondents coming from 115 countries, to track the state of mobile ecosystems, developer mindshare, monetization trends, revenue models and developer tools. The survey... more »

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- David Floyer

The premise for this research is that high value computing has unique compute, network and storage infrastructure requirements. The key systems requirements are low or very low latency, high bandwidth and high availability designed to lower software costs, improve time-to-value and help maintain high levels of data integrity and system availability. Wikibon researched the differences between performance optimized and cost optimized systems for a sample high-value compute environments, and concluded that the total 3-year cost of a sample cost-optimized configuration and software were 63% high than a performance optimized configuration. The key differences are higher costs for performance optimized hardware, but lower costs for the software required in high value compute application, as well as lower operational costs.

- Brian Gracely

As the market for Hybrid Cloud services and solutions evolve, every vendor and cloud provider is attempting to align their offerings to market demands. Wikibon looks at the current offerings and provides guidance to vendors on how to succeed in this market.

- George Gilbert

In this report we look at ad-tech as an example of Systems of Intelligence. Using ad-tech applications, combinations of advertisers, ad agencies, consumers, and publishers -- the advertiser’s marketing ecosystem -- collaborate in real time to personalize an optimal customer interactions with the brand. One software company pioneering video ad-tech, Altitude Digital, pulls all these different pieces together, and highlights the types of function big data ecosystem apps must support.

- David Vellante

On May 12, 2016 at 12 Noon EDT, several CxOs will gather to discuss how to best communicate to Boards of Directors on the topic of cyber security. Has a failure = fire mentality led organizations to "sandbag" the threat? Is security a shared responsibility across the business or does it fall on the shoulders of a few security gurus? How should CxOs be changing the way they communicate about cyber in the digital age?

- Brian Gracely

In this Trip Report from OpenStack Summit 2016, the Wikibon team looks at five critical areas for OpenStack - Community, Consumption Models, Revenues, New Use-Cases and the OpenStack technology ecosystem,

- Brian Gracely

While automation is often looked at as a way to reduce IT costs, it has far-reaching impacts for Digital Business Platforms. Wikibon looks at how automation improves the ability to experiment with new ideas, improve market responsiveness, improve overall application security and better align development and operations requirements.

- Brian Gracely

With the release of the Native Hybrid Cloud solution, EMC is offering customers the ability to rapidly build new applications. But will the lack of embedded operations slow the adoption of the product and slow customer deployments?

- David Floyer

The x86 microprocessor has reached a limit in how much an application can be speeded up. Intel can no longer rely on economies of scale to drive market share in processors. Future advances will come from designing the microprocessor and software-in-silicon together. There are multiple large niches that have opened up to new processor/software approaches, including mobile, IoT servers, specialized servers for the cloud, telecommunications servers and large system servers for large database and big data applications. New winners in this space are likely to come from companies like Apple, Amazon, Fujitsu, Google, Hitachi, IBM, Microsoft and Oracle.

- Peter Burris

Wikibon was the Analyst Partner at the recent GDS CIO Summit, US in Denver, Colorado. This is the trip report from that session.

- Brian Gracely

Understanding how to accelerate “Idea to Execution Time” (I2ET) may become the most important measurement of any Digital Business Platform. Wikibon explore the core attributes needed to be successful in rapidly developing and deploying new business applications.