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By Bob Gourley On 30 July 2014 in Reston Virginia some of the greatest minds in analytics for business outcomes and mission impact will be gathering at the Hyatt Regency Reston.  This event, the Analytics 2014 Forum, is being pulled together by the United States Geospatial Intelligence Foundation (USGIF) and our team at Analyst One. We are collaborating to provide a full venue of interactive sessions designed to extract and share lessons learned. If you are an analyst or a leader of teams seeking better ways to extract knowledge from information this event is for you. Seats will sell out fast. Please register today. The agenda includes some of the greatest champions of new methods and models for sensemaking over data, people like Jeff Jonas, Scott Sorensen, Natasha Balac, Dave Warner, David Bray, Steven Malphrus, Kelly McCue, Abe Usher, Matt Devost, Adam Elkus, Ki... (more)

eBay Demonstrates Resilience following Data Breach

By Shannon Perry The uproar surrounding last year’s data breach at Target Corporation did more than simply tarnish Target’s reputation. The breach hit the company’s bottom line – and hit it hard. In its 4th quarter (the period in which the breach was exposed), Target’s profits declined by hundreds of millions of dollars, compared with the same period from 2012. The losses demonstrated the severity of the risks associated with unprotected information, as corporations can potentially suffer huge losses in the aftermath of a breach. At the end of May, when eBay announced that its ... (more)

Big Data: The Hadoop Business Case

By Jeremy Glesner Since the birth of Hadoop in 2005-06, the way we think about storing and processing information has evolved considerably. The term “Big Data” has become synonymous with this evolution. But still, many of our customers continue to ask, “What is Big Data?”, “What are its use cases?”, and “What is its business value?”. The Internet is overloaded with definitions, characteristics, and benefits; however, few discussions synthesize all three of these topics in one place. This paper answers these questions, and proposes a total cost calculation framework for CTOs and ... (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)

The Importance of Compatibility: Microsoft Shifting to Single Operating System

We love technology trends at CTO Vision. Trends like user empowerment, the convergence of the cyber and physical worlds, enhanced cloud computing, advances in managing big data, and a persistent environment of cyber insecurity shape the present and future of technology in complex and consequential ways. One little discussed trend is the tendency of today’s tech companies to develop products that function better with each other than without – in other w... To read more please log in. Login ... (more)