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Big data is the revolution the business world has been waiting for. The transformation that has taken place among many companies due to the adoption of big data analytics simply can’t be understated. Organizations of all types have looked into the many ways in which big data can help t...
Released last week was Hortonworks' new enterprise Apache Hadoop solution: Hortonworks Data Platform (HDP) 2.3. Hortonworks collaborated with developers to enhance the platform for them; finding out what tools they use currently and what features they request. The initial focus was on ...
Compass, the startup data benchmarking company, has just released their second “Startup Ecosystem Report”. It has been three years since their prior report. In their new findings, New York City has risen to second place, leaving Tel Aviv (the previous second place holder) at fifth. At ...
In light of the surfacing cyber vulnerabilities with the Jeep Cherokee, now Chrysler Automobiles is recalling 1.4 million vehicles that could be affected. The vulnerability is in the Chrysler’s 8.4-inch Uconnect touchscreen dashboard computers. For those who fall under the recall speci...
The following are some of the hot topics in the federal technology ecosystem (fromFedTechTicker.com and TopTechTicker.com):  Fed Tech Ticker Mark A. Forman and Jennifer L. Napper Join Unisys Government Sector Leadership Team GUEST COLUMN: Six Steps for Achieving Agility in the Federal ...
With this post we are beginning coverage of eSentire. eSentire protects enterprises with advanced cybersecurity capabilities. eSentire leverages their own threat intelligence and third-party feeds as well as customer data via a high performance analytics platform. This is done in a ver...
A recent purchase of mine was a 2015 Jeep. Until now, I thought it was a safe and reliable car, but that is not the case anymore. As technology advances and cars become smarter and more technologically savvy, they become another target for hackers. Imagine speeding down the highway,...
Many companies these days have customized training programs. These programs, also known as corporate training, teach employees new skills and employ the expertise of training consultants to do so. Some companies will have training companies come in and work with employees, while others...
Editor's note: We saw the press release below from OASIS and wanted to share it with you since it covers some of the most important information sharing standards in the community today, STIX, TAXII and Cybox. These standards are now being advanced through the open standards process of ...
Cox Automotive is using Datameer to expose their analysts to the vast amounts of data they collect, from shopping behavior to vehicle information. All the data fits into their view of a vehicle life cycle. Analysts are now exposed to data that previously could not be seen for months. B...
Defense and security company Saab and DigitalGlobe Inc., a leading global provider of high-resolution earth imagery solutions, launch the joint venture – Vricon Inc.  – to produce photo-realistic 3D products and digital elevation models globally for enterprise and government geospatial...
Pure Storage enables the broad deployment of flash in the data center. When compared to traditional disk-centric arrays, Pure Storage all-flash enterprise arrays are significantly faster and more efficient at a price point that is less than performance disk per gigabyte stored. The Pur...
Paxata developed the first Adaptive Data Preparation™ platform built for the business analyst. The company’s technology dramatically reduces the most painful and manual steps of any analytic exercise, turning raw data into ready data for analytics, and empowering analysts to drive grea...
Domino is a workbench that accelerates the entire analytical lifecycle, from early exploratory work all the way to deploying your models, allowing you to track and share your work along the way. It works alongside the tools and languages you already use, including R, Python, Julia and ...
Boundless develops and supports powerful software for enterprise Spatial IT applications. Boundless’ global customer base uses the OpenGeo Suite, a complete open source geospatial web services stack, to deploy solutions for web mapping, transportation, telecommunications, open governme...
Marc Goodman's Future Crimes: Everything Is Connected, Everyone Is Vulnerable and What We Can Do About It  is a fantastic examination of good and evil in cyberspace. Marc really knows his material and on top of that writes incredibly well. I've been in and around the cybersecurity comm...
Tanium is a new approach to endpoint management. An enterprise solution that allows you to query and modify your managed computer assets in seconds, regardless of the size of your network. For an overview see the video at this link: For more see http://tanium.com   The post Tanium...
GoodData goes beyond BI to deliver high value Insights as a Service. They provide advanced analytics for driven organizations to create new revenue streams. Their strength is helping marketers and ISVs understand their customers’ behavior and needs. For an overview see this video: For ...
Factual’s location platform enriches mobile location signals with definitive global data, enabling personalized and contextually relevant mobile experiences. Built from billions of inputs, the data is constantly updated by Factual’s real-time data stack. Meet founder and CEO of Factual...
The DataGravity Discovery Series allows IT professionals and business users to unlock the value of their data through data aware storage. For an introduction see the video at this link and embedded below:   For more see: datagravity.com The post DataGravity: Data aware storage app...
Databricks provides an enterprise-ready SaaS data platform. Databricks is widely known for their work with Spark. Spin up and scale out clusters to hundreds of nodes and beyond with just a few clicks, without IT or DevOps. Easily harness the power of Spark for streaming, machine learni...
CipherCloud has a very unique approach to enhancing security of enterprise data in the cloud. CipherCloud is a pioneer in delivering cloud information protection and enabling you to overcome risks to data privacy, residency, security, and regulatory compliance and deliver better busine...
Capriza enables enterprises to take their business mobile this week. Mobile-enabling business applications untethers your users from their desks and allows them to focus on developing a competitive advantage. Mobility has the potential to transform the way businesses operate, but mobil...
Bracket Computing has developed the industry’s first Cloud Virtualization System, the Bracket Computing Cell. Bracket Computing created the world’s first Cloud Virtualization System with the development of its Computing Cell in 2011, with the ultimate goal of delivering enterprise comp...
Bluebox Security is saving the corporate world from information thievery by securing company data as it interacts with employee mobile devices & services. For more on how see the video at this link and embedded below: The post BlueBox Security: Serving the corporate world by securi...
Asana is an efficient way to keep tasks organized when working as a team. They seek to enhance teamwork without email. For an overview see the video at this link and embedded below: For more see Asana.com   The post Asana: Enterprise grade project management appeared first on CTOv...
We have watched Airware with enthusiasm and excitement for years now, and are so happy to see the enterprise grade capabilities they are enabling in drones. For a quick look at some of what they are enabling see the video at this link and embedded below: From their website: Transformin...
Adatao was founded by a team of highly regarded big data engineers and machine learning masters to build a unified solution for data analysis. Adatao supports both business users and the famous dream unicorn data scientist, all on one unified solution. For more see the video at this li...
The following are some of the hot topics in the federal technology ecosystem (fromFedTechTicker.com and TopTechTicker.com):  Fed Tech Ticker How to apply threat intelligence feeds to remediate threats Hortonworks Named to 2015 CRN Emerging Vendors List; Mitch Ferguson Comments Federal ...
We previously pointed out our technology focused RSS aggregation engine the Top Tech Ticker, which helps give you more signal than noise from the countless sources of information on technology news. With this post we provide more context on the federal technology news version of this c...
The following are some of the hot topics in the federal technology ecosystem (fromFedTechTicker.com and TopTechTicker.com):  Fed Tech Ticker Postal Service Lacked 'Cybersecurity Culture' Before Hack, Watchdog Says ... - Nextgov Bishop: Federal government undermining technology in the e...
The contest between proprietary technology and open source has been ongoing for a decade.Today, some of the most premium technology is open-sourced and free. Even Google's highly prized Borg software is becoming open-sourced. After Google bowed to the pressure to make Borg an open sour...
Hortonworks has just announced that they have won the Enterprise Partner Group Cloud Partner of the Year award at the Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference, held in Orlando. Hortonworks has been recognized for their efforts of bringing the benefits of Apache Hadoop to Microsoft Azure ...
The following are some of the hot topics in the federal technology ecosystem (fromFedTechTicker.com and TopTechTicker.com): Treasury Taps 18F to Craft New $10 Bill's Social Media Strategy - Nextgov.com - Nextgov NextGov (Yesterday) - Treasury Taps 18F to Craft New $10 Bill's Social Med...
Now that we have all had time to digest the OPM hack (which is, to borrow a phrase from the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, really big... you just won't believe how vastly hugely mindbogglingly big it is), I would like to draw your attention back to something else. The Defense Scienc...
A transformation is happening among many IT departments as far as the technology they use goes. Much of that change is coming from hyper-converged systems. Of course, one of the biggest reasons companies have become so focused on hyper-converged infrastructure is the fact that it can s...
The first hotel to be completely run by robots opened Friday, July 17th in Japan. Guests will rarely see humans and they will interact primarily with robots. The front desk is staffed by a female android. The bellhop is a mechanical velociraptor. Luggage is moved to rooms by a nice lit...
Wednesday, August 5th, join FireMon at Black Hat for their sponsored workshop. There are four workshop times: 10:00 am, 11:30 am, 1:50 pm and 3:00 pm. This workshop will discuss the final understanding and verification of a security incident that ultimately requires human interpretatio...
The FFIEC (Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council) is a formal interagency body empowered to prescribe uniform principles, standards, and report forms for the federal examination of financial institutions by the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (FRB), the Fe...
We have previously written about the very positive impact the Security Innovation Network (SINET) is having on the community. Their most significant activity in the federal ecosystem is their yearly SINET Showcase. This years event will be held 3-4 Nov at the National Press Club in DC....