Cloud Computing


Primary Data’s DataSphere Platform Delivers the Dream of Data Orchestration to CDOs

Orchestrating data has become a major challenge for the fledgling role of the Chief Data Officer (CDO). After all, the typical enterprise has data spread throughout numerous and different storage solutions, driven by line of business applications and other business-centric processes. None the less, CDOs need to get a handle on those data silos if they hope to establish data ownership and bring additional value to business operations.

One of the biggest drivers behind transforming data comes in the form of analytics, where CDOs enable teams to mine data and deliver relevant insights, which ultimately improve business operations. Yet, data silos have become one of the biggest impediments to establishing context around the data and identifying critical business trends.

“Storage diversity across flash, cloud, hyper-converged, and traditional systems give enterprises the right storage tool for any job, but until now, data has … Read More »


Indegy Tackles Operational Technology Security

When you mention cybercrime, the first thing anyone everyone thinks about is an attack on Information Technology (IT) systems. However, cybercrime can take on many different forms and can target many different areas. Case in point is the growing threats against Operational Technology (OT), which may have even more serious undertones than threats against traditional IT.

The infamous Stuxnet attack against Iranian centrifuges proves to be a perfect example of how a cyberattack can destroy OT and wreak havoc in an industrial situation. However, threats to OT did not start and end with Stuxnet. In today’s highly connected world, everything from power plants to traffic control system to production lines are under constant threat from disruption, sabotage or other maladies. Add to that the growing use of IOT, and you have a situation where a disaster is not only possible but … Read More »


Four Questions For: Greg Green

What are the biggest issues facing Big Data and marketing in 2017?

There are three primary issues currently facing “Big Data” and Marketing. First, the issue of irrelevance regarding the vast majority of collected data – and conversely, the power of focused, actionable insights from the right slice of data. The pressure on today’s data and analytics professionals continues to grow, forcing them to sift through the noise to find the hidden diamonds.

Second, consumers are changing their behavior faster than data collection and algorithms teams can handle. This leads to marketers chasing trends and opportunities, as they are overwhelmed with data from older paradigms. For example, marketers with a 360-degree view of the customer built in the 1990s, rebuilt in the 2000s and updated again after 2015, completely miss the power of social media while reacting to real-time events.

Third, and most importantly, while the behavioral data shared from our … Read More »


FinalCode Predicts New Security Challenges for 2017

While most IT security professionals are well aware of the nature of cyber threats, many lack the predictive insights to pre-emptively do anything about new threats. Addressing that issue usually means turning to vendors who have proven expertise in the infosec domain. Case in point is San Jose based FinalCode, a company that specializes in bringing ease of use to securing data files. FinalCode has done extensive research into the nature of cyber threats and has some relevant predictions as to what may happen in 2017.

FinalCode board member Makoto Mizuyama said “We saw a constant stream of breaches in 2016 ranging from the embarrassing, such as the exposure of email addresses, to the ominous, such as IoT-based distributed denial of service attacks, to the manipulative, such as Russian hacking during the presidential campaign. The year’s bad news was capped in December … Read More »


Computers Are Opening Their Eyes — and They’re Already Better at Seeing Than We Are

For the past several decades we’ve been teaching computers to understand the visual world. And like everything artificial intelligence these days, computer vision is making rapid strides. So much so that it’s starting to beat us at ‘name that object.’

Every year the ImageNet project runs a competition testing the current capability of computers to identify objects in photographs. And in 2015, they hit a milestone…

Microsoft reported a 4.94% error rate for their vision system, compared to a 5.1% human counterpart.

While that doesn’t quite give computers the ability to do everything that human vision can (yet), it does mean that computer vision is ready for prime time. In fact, computer vision is very good — and lightning fast — at narrow tasks. Tasks like:

Social listening: Track buzz about your brand and products in images posted to social media
Visual auditing: Remotely monitor … Read More »


Computers Are Opening Their Eyes — and They’re Already Better at Seeing Than We Are

For the past several decades we’ve been teaching computers to understand the visual world. And like everything artificial intelligence these days, computer vision is making rapid strides. So much so that it’s starting to beat us at ‘name that object.’

Every year the ImageNet project runs a competition testing the current capability of computers to identify objects in photographs. And in 2015, they hit a milestone…

Microsoft reported a 4.94% error rate for their vision system, compared to a 5.1% human counterpart.

While that doesn’t quite give computers the ability to do everything that human vision can (yet), it does mean that computer vision is ready for prime time. In fact, computer vision is very good — and lightning fast — at narrow tasks. Tasks like:

Social listening: Track buzz about your brand and products in images posted to social media
Visual auditing: Remotely monitor … Read More »