Big Data

A New Year

So… Now What?


It is the end of November 2012. We now know who the President of the United States will be for the next four years. We know the results of Black Friday and Cyber Monday. A month from now, we will know that the Mayan Prophecy did not mean that the world would end. Shortly thereafter, […]

IBM's Watson

IBM – Watson

In a world of “big data,” IBM offers “the engine for faster insights.” You may remember a computer that trounced the best Jeopardy players of all time, including 74-game winner Ken Jennings. That computer was named Watson, a cognitive system that IBM says may transform how organizations think, act and operate in the future. Watson’s […]

Goldman Sachs During Sandy

Sandy Tech – Business Unusual


First and foremost, my heart goes out to those who have lost loved ones during this unprecedented event.  The human tragedy coupled with the extraordinary loss of property makes everything else seem unimportant.


For the sixth year Amazon courts startups with $100,000 challenge


Amazon Web Services and startups have always gone together like peanut butter and jelly, and Amazon wants it to stay that way. Toward that end the cloud services giant launched its sixth annual AWS Global Start-Up Challenge on Friday. For this round, Amazon seeks companies attacking big data and high-performance computing; gaming; consumer applications and […]

Super Cyber War

Weapons of Mass Disruption – The Super Cyber Wars Have Begun


hile we are busy worrying about Kim Kardashian, sound bite politics and banning 64 oz cups of sugary soft drinks, the first super-cyber weapon has been quietly spying on and attacking things it doesn’t like.  Huge stealthy computer viruses with capabilities that sound like the stuff of science fiction have been hard a work, collecting […]