Links for June 23 2013

After Sandy, SMBs Should Consider Following Wall Street into the Cloud | SMBSource Quote: As Hurricane Sandy showed, the possibility of massive system failure – and, especially for SMBs, the potential of financial devastation from a single event – is only one disaster away. By moving some or all of their data and IT systems […]

Using Big Data – Examples from IBM

IBM just released a few announcements related to Big Data. Namely, the use of big data and analytics to better understand and target customers. The announcements (and the infographic below) provide some interesting, real-world examples of using data to make decisions on not only marketing but also operations. The press releases can be found here […]

Big data – it’s all relative

Last month I wrote a post titled “Is Big Data to Big for Small Business?” where I asked the questions: Is there a place for small organizations in the world of big data? Can small businesses take advantage of this ‘big data’ stuff?  Are small business’ data-sets even large enough to be considered ‘big data’? […]

Links for April 14 2013

Young and Hungry – carpe factum Quote: Young and hungry is not about ego. In proving itself, young and hungry lets the accomplishment trump the personality. We’ll let Kim Jong Un stay in North Korea, thank you very much. We have enough little dictators invading our cubicles already. Young and hungry is not autocratic. It […]

Links for March 31 2013

Global IT Spend Will Rise 4.1% To $3.8 Trillion In 2013, ‘A Calm Ocean With Turbulent Currents’, With Mobile Driving Growth | TechCrunch Quote: After devices, Gartner notes that enterprise software will be the second-biggest growth segment, up 6.4% to $297 billion, or just under 8% of all IT spend. Gartner notes that database management […]

Is Big Data too big for small business?

Big Data.  Two small words with huge meaning. Do a search for “big data” on Google and you’ll find over 23 million results. Do a book search on amazon for ‘big data’ (affiliate link) and you’ll get over 5,000 results (I’m actually surprised the number is that low). Big Data has a few different connotations.   There are […]

Links for Feb 3 2013

Be Vulnerable – Feld Thoughts Quote: The great leaders I know are vulnerable. Maybe not to everyone, maybe not all the time, and maybe not in all contexts. But the allow themselves to be, simply, themselves. Human. They allow others in. They know they can be wrong. They know they can fail. And they know […]