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High-Speed Analytics: Planning and Execution

High-Speed Analytics: Planning and Execution

What’s happening to the term “big data”? Gartner has dropped big data from it’s hype cycle sighting other more specific terms that have replaced it. Gartner’s official position is: “Insofar as big data is a megatrend that touches so many aspects of our interactions...

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Keys to the Omni-Channel Strategy

Keys to the Omni-Channel Strategy

Executive Summary Customers today demand contact via the communication channel of their choice, and businesses are struggling to keep up with the demand while providing a seamless and pleasant experience. If this is your challenge, and you are developing your customer...

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Starting the Spark

Starting the Spark

How I began learning Apache Spark in Java Introduction This is the first of three articles sharing my experience learning Apache Spark. Here I will go over the QuickStart Tutorial and JavaWordCount Example, including some of the setup, fixes and resources....

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Big Data: Better, Faster, Cheaper with Streams

Big Data: Better, Faster, Cheaper with Streams

Thinking in Streams with AWS Kinesis – A High Performance Best Practice for Big Data   McKinsey research suggests that “the gap between leaders and laggards in adopting analytics, within and among industry sectors, is growing. We’re seeing the same thing on the...

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ACM Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct

ACM Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct

Before you take on the next assignment – Stop and Consider – is this what you really ought to be doing? The Association for Computing Machinery is not known for inspirational exhortations to a higher calling. But, in their dry, analytical way they are asking we...

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Is Innovation Overrated?

Is Innovation Overrated?

In a thoughtful article in Aeon, professors from Steven's Institute argue that innovation has been fetishized to the detriment of modern society, politics and business. Innovation -- What is It Good For? Robert Gordon’s important new book, The Rise and Fall of...

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CTO Success in Startups

CTO Success in Startups

In our prior posting on do I really reed a CTO?, we explained how the role of the Chief Technology Officer (CTO) is often confused and that it’s often best setup as a part-time or advisory role in start-ups. But what makes a CTO successful? What makes a startup...

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