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Thinking through IoT from MIT Sloan Management
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Every Year It's the Same -- the Future is Not What it Used to Be
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Happy Holidays. Here's a Security Gift -- Guidelines to Protect your Privacy.
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Ubuntu Running on Windows 10, Courtesy of Microsoft Means One Thing
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Forget Neflix Binging, DataUSA.io Is All I Want
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EMC + Dell is not quite the same as E=MC (squared)
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Every Year It's the Same -- the Future is Not What it Used to Be
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Is Maching Learning the New AI Rabbit Hole ?
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Happy Holidays. Here's a Security Gift -- Guidelines to Protect your Privacy.
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Is Maching Learning the New AI Rabbit Hole ?
Sat, Apr 9th 2016 1:23a   Jack Dausman
Machine-learning is a hot topic, and right smack in the early adopter phase. MIT Technology Review quotes Jeff Dean of Google for it's popularity: "The enrollment in computer science program machine-learning classes is shooting through the roof."But, how applicable is machine-learning to most problems ? Is it a powerful, but niche, technology ? Prolog is a good historic parallel, as it promised to apply AI processing that would revolutionize computing analytics. Turns out, Prolog excels at a
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Forget Neflix Binging, DataUSA.io Is All I Want
Mon, Apr 4th 2016 10:00p   Jack Dausman
MIT Media lab has built a GUI in front of the vast data store of US public records. It's the biggest time-swamp I've stepped into since the 2nd season of Daredevil. It's an amazing aggregation of data into visualization sets. It is simply, "the most comprehensive website and visualization engine of public US Government data." Look into a location and it'll break down per capita demographics from housing to health and safety. Even more interesting, to me, than the impressive interface, and
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Ubuntu Running on Windows 10, Courtesy of Microsoft Means One Thing
Wed, Mar 30th 2016 11:00p   Jack Dausman
Canonical and Microsoft are integrating their desktop platforms ? I'm having difficulty wrapping my mind around this coalition. After all, Canonical's #1 bug fix with Ubuntu was to address Microsoft's monopoly: Microsoft has a majority market share in the new desktop PC marketplace. This is a bug which Ubuntu and other projects are meant to fix. As the philosophy of the Ubuntu Project states, "Our work is driven by a belief that software should be free and accessible to all." What's this
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Thinking through IoT from MIT Sloan Management
Fri, Jan 29th 2016 4:16p   Jack Dausman
IoT is just at the early adopter stage, which is the peak of the hype cycle. What's that meme about not being able to spell idiot without IoT ? Michael Fitzgerald has a terrific piece on "Hype vs. Reality: A Reality Check on the Internet of Things" in the MIT Sloan Management Review. He covers nine topics of relevant interest. The one that sticks out for me speaks to the security of IoT as under fire before it even exists. In a reference to Cisco's Chris Young's interview with The Register,
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Every Year It's the Same -- the Future is Not What it Used to Be
Mon, Jan 11th 2016 10:00p   Jack Dausman
Every Saturday I have a video chat with my Dad, who is 87 and 3,000 miles away. On one hand, it's amazing to be able to communicate so simply and directly. His phone is voice controlled, "OK Google," and his transportation has been happily Uberized. However, my present is his future, which was imagined in the thirties and forties. No matter how much incredible tech is created or changes are made in geo-politics--it's still a downer from the dreams of yesteryear. The take-away lesson ? We st
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Content Marketing is on the Rise -- but there is Immense Potential on Images versus Copy
Tue, Jan 5th 2016 1:00a   Jack Dausman
"Visual assets have taken on a broader role and are responsible for continually and consistently representing your brand, communicating your value proposition, and cultivating brand image on a daily basis, " so says Jerry Kane is an associate professor of information systems at the Carroll School of Management at Boston College and the MIT Sloan Management Review guest editor for the Digital Business Initiative. If you have responsibility for SEO, or any aspect of web analytics, then the Rise
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Happy Holidays. Here's a Security Gift -- Guidelines to Protect your Privacy.
Tue, Nov 24th 2015 10:46p   Jack Dausman
Welcome to the holidays ! It's the season for many credit and identity scams.As a just-in-time reminder to protect your private security and financial interests, I've created a checklist as a Google document for this downer subject.These guidelines are based on the most recent security research.https://docs.google.com/document/d/1V2SpU_jqcSpDtyw6kskmAdUGIXQvDrVtpCraJtgj3v0/edit?usp=sharing
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EMC + Dell is not quite the same as E=MC (squared)
Tue, Oct 13th 2015 10:00p   Jack Dausman
Lots of questions on the value for Dell to purchase EMC, which has been covered ad-nauseum in the trade journals. Harvard Business Review published an analysis by Benjamin Gomes-Casseres which is beautiful in simplicity: Still, the Dell strategy is opaque. In fact, Dell has argued that being private facilitates its transition, as too much public scrutiny might derail its plans. In that regard, selling to a private company is like going into a black hole. Analysts are guessing at what the strate
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AWS Rocks with Database Migration Tools
Fri, Oct 9th 2015 4:30a   Jack Dausman
Traditional, enterprise vendors discount AWS as providing IaaS and PaaS with lots of integration and monitoring magic. Sort of like positioning the move to the cloud as out-sourcing the local datacenter hardware. But, adopting AWS is doing more than a forklift move, it's also an opportunity to convert older systems from proprietary to open-source. Quentin Hardy of the NYTimes notes some of these announcements at Amazon's latest conference: Among the most notable, there was a 47-pound data sto
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Salesforce Analytics Playground is Free
Sat, Jun 27th 2015 1:00a   Jack Dausman
Salesforce Analytics Cloud Playground is a tremendously powerful showpiece for a variety of analytic presentations. A tutorial is provided, along with examples and the ability to upload your own data. Louis Columbus of Forbes has a detailed overview and example.




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