Big Data

Big Data

Big Data: Connecting Businesses and Consumers

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Big data has the potential to change the way organizations, academic institutions and even consumers conduct business, make discoveries and interact in their day-to-day lives. But what exactly is Big Data and how is it used? Simply stated, Big Data is the use of serious computing power to translate massive amounts of information into usable business […]

LinkedIn

LinkedIn Now Lets You Share Photos, Documents, More in Status Updates

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Less than a month after it introduced multimedia content to users’ profile pages, LinkedIn has rolled out similar functionality for status updates posted from the homepage. Users can now upload images, documents, presentations and other file types to any post that they want to share with their LinkedIn network. The idea is to give users […]

Amazon

Report: Amazon is Building the CIA’s Cloud-Based Computing System

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The CIA has reportedly signed a massive cloud computing deal with Amazon, worth up to $600 million over the next 10 years. FCW reports that its sources have told it Amazon will build a private cloud infrastructure for the CIA, to help it “keep up with emerging technologies like big data in a cost-effective manner […]

House of Cards

Does Netflix’s “House Of Cards” Change Television? Yes. And No.

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Let’s break it down. 1. Exploding Commercial TV? House of Cards and Netflix have not exploded the restrictions of commercial TV (show length, plot resolution) that endured for decades. The Sopranos and HBO did that. Pre-Sopranos, a show’s hero leaving his daughter’s college interview – to murder a long-lost colleague – was unthinkable. In retrospect, it kicked […]

Entering the Shift Age

Entering the Shift Age: A New Era, A New Publication Method

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This has been a year of extremely productive writing for me. Long-time readers of this column may question that statement, as I’ve had less columns here in 2012 than in prior years. Why is that? Over the last twelve months, I have been writing a book. “Entering the Shift Age” is a deep look into […]