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How Marketers Can Capitalize on the Coming Internet of Things

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The so-called Internet of Things? Fugetaboutit ... at least for a while. The Internet of Things refers to a world where everyday physical objects are connected to the Internet and are able to identify themselves to other devices.

According to new research from Forrester, the concept is well developed, but the reality is  three to five years away. But the delay is a good thing:  it gives marketers a chance to optimize the Internet of Things for customer engagement.

Microsoft Officially Releases Its Hadoop Distro For The Cloud #strataconf

Microsoft has a dream — Big Data democratized through easy to use tools and a unified data platform. Quentin Clark, Microsoft’s corporate vice president, will be at Strata Conference + Hadoop World 2013 in New York City tomorrow to talk about the company’s vision. In the meantime, we’ll give you a sneak peak at the forthcoming news. We hope to have even more news to share later today or first thing tomorrow, even before Clark's speech.

EMC Isilon: Hadooping With Us Is Free #strataconf

Say you were a contestant on Jeopardy, and the answer Alex Trebek read was “EMC, Hadoop."  Chances are the question you’d buzz-in with would be "What is Pivotal?" — referring to the company EMC spun-off less than a year ago.

I suspect EMC would rather not have it this way. After all, big data is a huge component of the company’s strategy, and its Isilon division provides its own offering for deploying Hadoop and analytics. The trouble is not enough people know about it.

The Strata Conference, Big Data Myths and Customer Insight #strataconf

Human Face of Big Data.jpgThere are plenty of reasons to avoid talking about big data. It makes people anxious, confused and quizzical. Sometimes, two minutes into a conversation, you realize the person you're speaking with doesn't have a clue about big data. Other times, the conversation lapses into such elaborate technobabble that it's impossible for someone without an advanced degree in analytics to follow.

So why are so many people flocking to the O'Reilly Strata + Hadoop World 2013 big data conference in New York City this week?

MapR Wires Security Into Hadoop #strataconf

What keeps CIO’s up at night? The security of their data. And in the land of big data there are all kinds of dangers like user impersonation, rogue daemons, malicious remote procedure calls and more, according to MapR Technologies, a provider of Hadoop technology. This is a huge hurdle that suppliers of enterprise-grade Hadoop have to overcome to get potential customers started on big data projects — and a problem MapR is addressing with a new solution it announced today.

Cloudera, Partners Deliver Lightning Speed and Cloud to Hadoop #strataconf

256px-Lightning_NOAA.jpg Cloudera isn’t into chasing Hadoop tails. “We have consistently led the market,” said Matt Brandwein, the company's director of product marketing.

He may have an argument, given that Cloudera’s Chief Architect, Doug Cutting, is credited with the creation of Hadoop … that the company introduced Cloudera Search, the first fully integrated search engine for interactive exploration of data stored in the Hadoop Distributed File System (HDFS) and Apache HBase … and that it has built technologies such as Open Source Sentry, which provides security for data stored in Hadoop.


SiSense 'Breaks the Rules of Physics' at Big Data Conference #strataconf

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A new big data solution promises to do more than help businesses analyze massive amounts information. It's actually "breaking the laws of physics," said Eldad Farkash, co-founder and chief technology officer at SiSense.

SiSense, a three-year-old developer of big data analytics software, announced patent-pending technology at the O'Reilly Strata + Hadoop World 2013 conference in New York City this morning.

Microsoft Commercial Business Thrives, But Ballmer Still Remains a Question

Microsoft's sales and profits are up. In the first quarter since the company announced a major reorganization and shared the news that CEO Steve Ballmer is retiring, the Redmond, Wash.-based technology giant reported a jump of 17 percent in net income in the fiscal first quarter to $5.2 billion or 62 cents per share.

While the company's commercial wing grew revenues by 10 percent to $11.2 billion, consumer revenues, including devices, grew only 4 percent to $7.46 billion. 

Enterprise Document Capture Initiatives, the Right Way

The highly public and underwhelming rollout of Healthcare.gov probably has many of you reflecting on whether your own organization’s complex IT initiatives will avoid similar problems of scale and complexity. I can’t address public healthcare -- but I can provide some help if you are embarking on a high volume enterprise document capture initiative. Such initiatives comprise the first stages of the most important business processes that many organizations have, so it’s important to get these right.

Pivotal Releases Fill the Big Data Productivity Gap

Information Management, Pivotal Fills the Big Data Productivity Gap ... They've Only Just BegunLadies and gentlemen, write this date down because the show is about to begin. Almost exactly six months after Pivotal officially began operations, the EMC and VMWare spin-off headed by Paul Maritz is unveiling its first set of Pivotal-built products.

Metalogix Acquires Idera's SharePoint Tools

Metalogix has been steadily buying up hefty swaths of the Microsoft SharePoint ecosystem -- and it's now bought up Idera's SharePoint business. It includes tools that focus on backup, maintenance, security and governance.

Hotter Than Hadoop - Introducing Hortonworks Data Platform 2.0

The boys at Hortonworks eat, sleep and live Hadoop, and there’s a feeling they’ll never be satisfied. Not because they, and other Apache Hadoop committers, think that the Open Source Big Data Framework isn't already amazing, but because it continues to offer so many possibilities. They see it fueling innovation, powering the next generation of companies, and being the catalyst that well established Enterprises use to reinvent themselves for the data-driven era.

IBM Assessment: How Information Security Leaders Can Do Better

A quarter of all company security leaders have deployed mobile security in the past month, but they’re still playing “catch-up” as they try to wrap policies and technology around the Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) trend. That’s one of the findings in the second annual IBM assessment of Chief Information Security Officers (CISOs). 

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Some characteristics of highly effective security leaders, from new IBM report

IBM Targets Government Business with Federal Cloud Computing Center

Everyone’s a winner here, it seems. While the government and associated agencies will have access to all of IBM’s cloud research and developments, IBM, for its part, will be given wider access to government departments, giving it a working lab to experiment with its open standards cloud computing program. 

Big Data Bits Featuring Andreessen Horowitz, Data Elite, Mode, Actian, Kurobase, Databox

Information Management, Big Data Bits Featuring Andreessen Horowitz, Data EliteDear New York Times, AllThingsD and anyone else who says that big data is an "Economic Big Dud," we have news for you -- you’re wrong.

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