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By Bob Gourley OnLive is a firm I recommend enterprise technologists watch closely. Their core capabilities have been proven in delivery of high performance games via cloud services (their focus has been cloud-gaming). They have proven, scalable capabilities that have been operating at a scale of millions of users with zero downtime. By delivering high-end visual computing experiences successfully to any device they have created capabilities that can apply to just about every enterprise. We plan on tracking and reporting more on OnLive. Imagine the power of OnLive focused on delivery of applications from datacenters to desktops and mobile devices. Imagine users interacting with MS Word or even high end graphics intensive applications on their iPad or iPhone or GalaxyTab as if the software was running locally on a massive fat client.  But imagine it is really a clou... (more)

Cyber Strategy and the Dunning-Kruger Effect: Could some policymakers be too unskilled to recognize their ineptitude?

By Bob Gourley The Dunning–Kruger effect is a cognitive bias manifesting in unskilled individuals suffering from illusory superiority, mistakenly rating their ability much higher than is accurate. This bias is attributed to a metacognitive inability of the unskilled to recognize their ineptitude (from Wikipedia).  The phenomenon was first tested in a series of experiments published in 1999 by David Dunning and Justin Kruger of the Department of Psychology, Cornell University. The study was inspired by the case of McArthur Wheeler, a man who robbed two banks after covering his f... (more)

Summary from the 30 July Analyst Forum

By Katie Kennedy Editor’s note: On Wednesday 30 July 2014 analysts, executives and technologists gathered at our Analyst Forum, an event established by a partnership between AnalystOne and the United States Geospatial Intelligence Foundation (USGIF) to help share lessons learned across multiple sectors of the economy, including finance, healthcare, law enforcement, emergency response, scientific research, ecommerce, IT, intelligence, and the military. We had analysts at the event capturing content that we will summarize here over the next few weeks. And we are surveying 280 peo... (more)

More on OnLive: New Cloud Solution Delivers Secure Cross-Platform Deployment for Graphics Intensive Applications

By Bob Gourley We introduced OnLive at: OnLive: Building the future of enterprise services from the cloud. With this post we provide an update we just saw in their press release at: http://ctolink.us/1yrChKh NEW ONLIVE CLOUD SOLUTION DELIVERS SECURE CROSS-PLATFORM DEPLOYMENT FOR GRAPHICS INTENSIVE APPLICATIONS OnLive CloudLift Enterprise PaaS provides the first seamless solution for businesses with Graphics Intensive Applications Mountain View, California — June 12, 2014 — OnLive, the leading innovator in cloud gaming and computing services, today announced CloudLift™ Enterprise... (more)

Anonymous Identifies Israel as Next Target

By Shannon Perry Anonymous, the decentralized network of hacktivists that often targets organizations accused of rights abuses or hindering freedom, posted a video to YouTube last week condemning Israel’s actions on the Gaza Strip and threatening the Israeli government with a slew of upcoming cyber attacks. Accusing Israel of “violations of international law and crimes against humanity”, the video posted by Anonymous provides numerous examples of alleged human rights abuses perpetrated by the Israeli government or Israeli forces. Examples include prosecuting Palestinians on fals... (more)