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Frequency and intensity of successful malicious exploits of online data call for a pooling of information between impacted parties

When hackers obtain otherwise legitimate credentials to online sites and the data repositories they contain, the likelihood of success for their efforts to depart with data they do not own is much greater — perhaps unstoppable. Therefore it makes sense Read more ›

It makes sense for enterprise business to think differently about text data, but are they already doing this?

Ninety percent, or more, of the data produced by enterprise-class businesses and organizations in the public and not-for-profit sectors is entirely structured. But content published on web pages is unstructured text data and, therefore, a difficult challenge. So should these Read more ›

Personal agents, and artificial intelligence may transform enormous amounts of information into manageable resources

Peter Holley of the Washington Post captured some thoughts Bill Gates articulated during a Reddit “Ask me Anything” session on the topic of a Microsoft project “called the Personal Agent”. Holley’s clips appear in an article titled Bill Gates on Read more ›

Has node.js and similar web server platforms led consumers to think apps aren’t connected to the Internet?

The New York Times recently published a couple of articles written by Conor Dougherty. These articles point to what Dougherty described as diminished mobile app consumer access to the Internet. This shrinking online accessibility, Dougherty argues, can be attributed to Read more ›

Android’s penetration of enterprise computing markets is constrained by a combination of limited upgrade options and too many distributions

It’s very late in 2014, but a lot of enterprise computing consumers still depend on a central support function. An enormous volume of content has been written on the topic of the consumerization of business computing, and how the role Read more ›

Consumers should not be expected to deliver repeat buying opportunities for mobile operating systems in process

Android may be the leader in the mobile operating system popularity contest, but it shouldn’t take rooting a tablet or smart phone to migrate from JellyBean to KitKat or, most recently, Lollipop. Nevertheless, the only process this writer can find Read more ›

ISVs debut cloud, SaaS solutions to satisfy consumer appetite for Analytics and Data

On Monday, October 13, 2014, Salesforce.com announced the debut of a new cloud, SaaS solution named “Wave”. Back on September 16, 2014, IBM announced “Watson Analytics”, once again, a cloud SaaS, but, this time, a freemium offer. So it’s safe Read more ›