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Total + Proactive In-home Care Systems : Future of Affordable Healthcare | #MITIQ

Total + Proactive In-home Care Systems : Future of Affordable Healthcare | #MITIQ

Donald George, Chief Architect at PRISM Communication Systems, explained his company's approach to proactive in-home healthcare through monitoring, analysis, and visualization of data relating to both illnesses and patient behavior, with theCUBE co-hosts Dave Vellante and Paul Gillin, live at the MIT CDOIQ Symposium. "Data is the core issue" in healthcare, George said. Currently, "many of us connect in such a way, using our phones to connect to our physicians," which generates more data. That data brings about a challenge of data management in terms of how you make that data actionable. "We look at how to provide a total care system in the home,... more »
The Allure of Location-Based Data : What Apple's Acquisition of Locationary Means for Smart Services

The Allure of Location-Based Data : What Apple's Acquisition of Locationary Means for Smart Services

Sharing your personal location-based data is generally NOT a good idea. However, on the business side, localized data can be a great thing. News broke early this morning that Apple had acquired local data company Locationary. The Toronto-based Locationary, a small Canadian startup backed by Extreme Venture Partners and Plazacorp Ventures, is a Wikipedia of sorts for location data. It's obvious what Apple's plans are with Locationary: beef up its new mapping service. Psst...we're coming for you Google Maps. Locationary uses crowdsourcing and a federated data exchange platform called Saturn to collect, merge and continuously verify a massive database of information... more »
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Dell PR Boss Jumps Ship Ahead of Buyout Vote

Dell’s future is anything but certain. A leaked internal email sent by chief marketing officer Karen Quintos revealed that Kelly McGinnis, the company’s head of global communications, resigned shortly before the scheduled investor vote on Michael Dell’s $24.4 billion buyout offer. The vote was originally due to take place today, but got pushed back to July 24 in a meeting this morning. Anonymous tipsters claim that Michael Dell rescheduled the vote after holders of nearly 30 percent of the company’s stock indicated that they oppose his proposal. McGinnis joined Dell from Enfactio, the technology vendor’s former public relations agency. Quinto wrote in... more »
LIVE: Tresata's Relaunch + Future of Hadoop Applications

LIVE: Tresata's Relaunch + Future of Hadoop Applications

Updated with full video - see below. Welcome to NewsDesk on SiliconANGLE TV for Friday July 19, 2013. Big data as a service analytics company Tresata recently announced their strategy, branding and application suite with a re-launched website. Joining us now to give us an insider’s explanation of the new site is friend to the program and Tresata founder Abhishek Mehta. See live feed below or visit youtube.com/siliconangle to watch on-demand. On today's episode, we're going to speak with Tresata's founder to ask him about the new site and the fresh focus they're taking to business, and we will be sure to follow-up with questions about his... more »
SatoshiDice Sold For 126,315 BTC in World's First Major Bitcoin Acquisition

SatoshiDice Sold For 126,315 BTC in World's First Major Bitcoin Acquisition

The Bitcoin world has been shaken up this morning with the acquisition of SatoshiDice, an online casino that deals exclusively in the cryptocurrency. Not only does the deal represent the first major acquisition of a company whose business is built almost entirely on Bitcoin, but the transaction must also represent one of the largest in Bitcoin's history – SatoshiDice was snapped up for 126,315 BTC, around $11.5 million in 'normal' money, according to CoinDesk, which added that the name of the buyer hasn't been disclosed. So what is SatoshiDice all about, and why is it so valuable? It's nothing to be... more »
MITIQ 2013 Day 1 Wrap-up: Reliable Data Equals Business Value

MITIQ 2013 Day 1 Wrap-up: Reliable Data Equals Business Value

TheCube hosts Dave Vellante and Jeff Kelly wrapped up the first day of this week’s MIT Information Quality conference with an in-depth discussion about data quality and the evolving role of the CDO. Dave points out that information security and data quality, two of the newest trends in the Big Data space, are among the main themes of the event. He adds that organizations across all verticals are looking to integrate their isolated data silos in an effort to address business problems, but it’s much easier said than done. Jeff agrees about data quality being a major highlight at MITIQ, and... more »
How The NSA Taps Undersea Fiber Optic Cables

How The NSA Taps Undersea Fiber Optic Cables

The old saying goes that there's more than one way to skin a cat, and that holds true for the NSA and the way it eavesdrops on global communications. In the latest round of leaks from Ed Snowden, the world's most wanted ex-contractor reveals that it's not just tech companies like Google and Microsoft that are willingly collaborating with the spooks – they're also quite capable of helping themselves, tapping into the “internet's backbone,” and siphoning off vast amounts of data from the undersea cables that make the web go round. A report in The Atlantic details how British spies are... more »
Tumblr Users Urged to Change Passwords After Security Flaw Exposed

Tumblr Users Urged to Change Passwords After Security Flaw Exposed

Tumblr, (yeah the Tumblr that was just bought out by Yahoo for $1.1 Billion), sent out word yesterday that there was a major security issue for iPhone and iPad users and that passwords should be changed immediately.  On Tuesday, Tumblr sent out a fix for the issue, but the password change is still recommended.  The issue came to light from a reader of the Register who was doing a little security research on Apple products for the company he works for.  What he found was that when users logged on from their Apple devices, the application didn’t use a secure... more »
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The Role Of The CDO In The Governmental Structure #MITIQ

SiliconANGLEs theCUBE welcomed Micheline Casey, the CDO for the Federal Reserve as a special and previously unscheduled guest this afternoon. Dave Vellante of Wikibon engaged Casey in a conversation that covered her role as the first CDO for the state of Colorado, how she felt the role of CDO could be adopted by both private and governmental organizations, and the pitfalls a new CDO might try to avoid in implementing a data strategy for their organization. As the first CDO for the state of Colorado, Casey helmed the implementation of data management and strategies under Governor Ritter in 2007. Casey was... more »
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Is the NSA Spying on Your Business? Time to Demand Answers

It is time for American businesses, particularly those in IT, as well as citizens, to demand specific answers about just how much information the NSA is collecting under Prism, where they are getting it, and what uses they are putting it to, writes Wikibon Analyst, Consultant, and former CIO Scott Lowe. The latest allegations stemming from the famous Edward Snowdon leaks have indicted Microsoft, Google, Apple, and Facebook, among other U.S. IT companies, for providing information to the NSA. While the companies have stated that the amount of information involved is much less than the media has alleged, the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance... more »

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- Ralph Finos

Based on market conditions that we have observed over the past year and the recent public cloud revenue results of Amazon, Microsoft, Oracle, SAP, and IBM, we expect that public cloud spending will continue to accelerate rapidly, growing from $75B in 2015 to $522B by 2026 (19% CAGR). Each public cloud segment will have rapid growth rates: SaaS (19% CAGR), PaaS (33% CAGR), and IaaS (18% CAGR) during this period. How big will public cloud be? By 2026, cloud will account for nearly 50% of spending related to enterprise hardware, software, and outsourcing services.

- David Vellante

Leading CIOs are changing the way they communicate to their boards about cyber security by emphasizing response, not infiltration. Rather than solely focusing on how to thwart penetration, CIOs are treating cyber security as an integral part of business/service continuity and risk management agendas, with a priority on rapidly responding to critical breaches. This research note is based on data gathered through proprietary social analytics, extensive collaboration with CIOs, CTOs, CISOs and business executives; and is designed to assist CIOs in advancing security agendas with boards of directors.

- David Vellante

This document describes the methodology used to develop "The Digital CIO: Communicating to the Board on Cyber Security." It includes data sources and process used to gather data from senior business technology leaders.

- Peter Burris

Leading digital companies are using simple top-level frameworks for setting digitization priorities. At the center of the approaches we've seen are three questions: What do we want to do better; who are we going to engage; and how are we going to institute the digital capabilities.

- Ralph Finos

This document covers Wikibon’s definition of public cloud and is a companion piece to Wikibon’s 2016 Public Cloud update http://wikibon.com/wikibon-2016-public-cloud-forecast-update/. Our definitional framework aligns as much as possible with the NIST definition, but we acknowledge that "public cloud" means different things from vendor to vendor. However, in our view, this just indicates that public cloud is being leveraged from many different angles and is building significant momentum as it encompasses both product and service delivery mechanisms, pretty much penetrating into all aspects of information technology.

- George Gilbert

Enterprises must navigate the universe of big data applications by recognizing that application platforms will alternately empower and constrain enterprises along a path of ever more sophisticated applications. Data lakes, intelligent systems of engagement, and self-tuning systems of intelligence all build on each other in terms of capabilities. But the underlying platforms will evolve in a cycle of simplicity, complexity from adaptive stretch, and simplicity again via a platform refresh.

- George Gilbert

Big data products and workloads remain too immature for standard benchmarks capable of providing truly comparable results. Users that need benchmarks for contracting or comparison purposes should run their own stylized workloads based on their intended usage scenarios.

- Ralph Finos

Users considering public cloud for business and IT workloads should evaluate the types of use cases and workloads that have wide successful deployment in the public cloud today. In order to help users to better understand the customers and workloads being served in the public cloud today, Wikibon examined the brief descriptions of approximately 650 customer solution stories on the Amazon Web Services (AWS) website and classified each according on a number of characteristics. This research reveals some interesting insights about the public cloud leader’s business, and therefore about public cloud utilization generally.

- David Floyer

The Wikibon premise in this research is that this converged environment is a win-win environment for both vendors, ISVs and enterprise IT. Testing of the converged system solution is more robust, and the reduction in the number of solution types significantly lowers testing and installation costs for the vendor. ISVs can lower the cost of deployment, deliver application value faster, and drive additional upgrade value much faster. Converged enterprise IT systems (private clouds) are more agile, more reliable, more secure and have the similar costs to public clouds.

- Brian Gracely

Wikibon looks at the emerging Cloud-native application architectures. This research focused on the scope of microservices, the domains of interaction between services, and how data services and sources are changing with these new applications.