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By Chip Childers Today’s application development teams are moving fast, but is your team being held back by slow database management practices and tools? For many organizations, this is a significant problem that deserves as much attention as getting application code changes flowing sm...
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 u...
By Shannon Perry Reflecting the increasing attention paid to information security by many Americans, Pew Research recently conducted a large study, “Net Threats”, to identify important trends among technology experts’ opinions and predictions regarding the future of digital security. T...
By ChrisScott Last month I was approached by one of my favorite DoD colleagues, inquiring about opportunities “out there” in Industry. This guy is one of the smartest Civil Servants I know. He has been a mover and shaker for decades. You know, one of those rare technically inclined ind...
By Bob Gourley RESTON, Va., Jul 18, 2014 (BUSINESS WIRE) –Software AG was among the select companies that Forrester Research, Inc., a leading independent research firm, invited to participate in its report, “The Forrester Wave™: Big Data Streaming Analytics Platforms, Q3 2014 1 ”...
By Bob Gourley Troux Technologies provides enterprise intelligence and planning solutions into some of the world's most widely respected organizations. Troux provides business leaders, CIOs and their teams with information and tools that enable the successful evolution of their Enterpr...
By Bob Gourley Mellanox (NASDAQ: MLNX) provides end-to-end InfiniBand and Ethernet interconnect solutions and services for datacenter environments. Mellanox interconnect solutions increase datacenter efficiency by providing the highest throughput and lowest latency, delivering data fas...
By Bob Gourley CyberIQ enhances the defense of the nation's critical infrastructure by providing public and private sector Analysts with software and services needed for mitigation of cyber and physical threats and attacks. CyberIQ provides actionable threat intelligence, analytics, to...
By Shannon Perry Reflecting the increasing attention paid to information security by many Americans, Pew Research recently conducted a large study, “Net Threats”, to identify important trends among technology experts’ opinions and predictions regarding the future of digital security. T...
By Shannon Perry In a move that blurs the line between consumer gadgets and enterprise technology, Apple and IBM announced on July 15th a partnership to transform enterprise mobility. The collaboration intends to develop new business applications that bring IBM’s big data capabilities,...
By Bob Gourley Editor’s note: The interview below first ran in our Analyst One site.-bg Simon Lovestone is a professor of translational neuroscience at Oxford University, and a key researcher that has been part of a decade long pursuit of insights into Alzheimer’s. In an 8 July T...
By Shannon Perry Reflecting the increasing attention paid to information security by many Americans, Pew Research recently conducted a large study, “Net Threats”, to identify important trends among technology experts’ opinions and predictions regarding the future of digital security. T...
By ChrisScott There are some pretty discouraging reports floating around about the Army’s Distributed Common Ground System (DCGS-A). Significantly over budget and past deadline, this ISR system appears to be floundering. While all the Congressmen lash out against this waste of precious...
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...
By Shannon Perry Reflecting the increasing attention paid to information security by many Americans, Pew Research recently conducted a large study, “Net Threats”, to identify important trends among technology experts’ opinions and predictions regarding the future of digital security. T...
By Bob Gourley CTOvision Pro provides business and technology leaders with access to extended, actionable research and analysis. Subscribers receive: An additional newsletter with up-to-date context and analysis enabling the better application of emerging technologies to mission needs ...
By Shannon Perry Since its June publication in the Proceedings of the National Academy of the Sciences, Facebook’s Experimental Evidence of Massive-Scale Emotional Contagion through Social Networks – a psychological experiment that manipulated the level of optimism or pessimism of user...
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...
By Natalie Lehrer If you keep up with the latest technology news, it seems like virtualization is happening in every corner of the IT world.  It might be a surprise to you that Microsoft App-V has actually been around for a while. Microsoft acquired a company called Softricity in 2006....
By Shannon Perry In western Germany four summers ago, the now-legendary Paul the Octopus acquired international fame by correctly predicting the outcomes of six consecutive FIFA World Cup matches involving the German national team. After concluding his prophetic career with foreseeing ...
By Bob Gourley The webinar below will be of high interest to enterprise technologists everywhere, especially in government: Speaker: David Murgatroyd, V.P. of Engineering, Basis Technology Thursday, July 24, 2014 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm (EST) The Federal Government has a tremendous responsib...
By Shannon Perry CTOVision has investigated the future of technology and has explored the future with technology many times. Advances in communications will greatly improve the way we communicate; advances in wearable devices will provide information to individuals and doctors that cou...
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...
By Shannon Perry Nearly 30,000 bitcoins were seized last year from accounts linked to the illegal Silk Road market. On June 8th, the United States Marshals Service, the agency responsible for selling property seized from criminals, announced its plans to sell those bitcoins – in 3,000 ...
By Shannon Perry We have written about the possibilities of manipulating “feeds” in the past. A recent political opinion study conducted by the American Institute for Behavioral Research and Technology found that altering individual news feeds has the potential to influence political o...
By Shannon Perry In the last decade, data breaches and information technologies have forced cybersecurity into the forefront of American consciousness, despite the fact that it has historically been an afterthought for many corporations, organizations, and individuals. Demand for cyber...
By Shannon Perry In a unanimous ruling June 25th, the Supreme Court decided that cell phone searches cannot take place without a search warrant. “The police generally may not, without a warrant, search digital information on a cell phone seized from an individual who has been arrested ...
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...
In the video at this link and embedded below I provide some context on new approaches to data can enhance outcomes for public sector organizations, with a focus on real world use cases. I also mention key requirements which apply at most government organizations for their data and how ...
By Bob Gourley Note: I’ve been a fan of these firms and their technology and at times an advisor to both and always saw this as strategic. Good seeing others see the potential here.  - bg From: http://ctolink.us/1pjBnvf SOFTWARE AG’S ACQUISITION OF JACKBE RECOGNIZED AS STRATEGIC ...
By Bob Gourley Last week, DoD’s CYBER leaders met in Baltimore for AFCEA International’s newest event: Cyber Symposium. It was a very good mix of senior DoD and Industry. It’s great to see the government folks getting out again. The Cyber Symposium replaced the old Joint Warfighter Con...
By Shannon Perry Regarding the current debate over the FCC’s proposed fast lanes, most consider Google a supporter of Net Neutrality. In early May, Google signed a letter to the FCC opposing fast lanes. In early June, Google supported the Reset the Net campaign, a protest against mass ...
By Gregory Piatetsky Editor’s note: This post by Gregory Piatetsky first appeared at KDnuggets.com. It it he dives into a key question regarding the possible shortage of data scientists. -bg Many people have read the McKinsey report on Big Data (May 2011) which predicted  The Uni...
By Bob Gourley Strata Conference + Hadoop World 2014 The best minds in data gather at Strata + Hadoop World to learn and connect—and explore the complex issues and exciting opportunities brought to business by big data, data science, and pervasive computing. Strata + Hadoop World 2014,...
By Bob Gourley We have written before about the Security Innovation Network (SINET). This post provides some additional information on a 17 July 2014 session they have pulled together in NYC, one that I believe will help the community collectively tackle some key issues. Here is more f...
By Shannon Perry One of the simplest steps to bolstering cybersecurity is employing caution and complexity vis-à-vis passwords. Good passwords cannot be found in the dictionary; good passwords do not consist of only letters or only numbers; good passwords do not get shared with friends...
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 GRAPHI...
By Jed Mole Database marketing: How marketing struggles with social (and what to do about it) Marketing’s landscape is changing. The advance of digital media – social channels especially – has dramatically altered the ways prime prospects expect to be approached. Yet ...
By Shannon Perry Many techies envision a future where drones are commonplace – quickly and efficiently delivering products, providing Internet access, enabling forecasts by meteorologists, improving traffic reports, or simply watching for illegal activity. Drones will likely provide im...
By Shannon Perry Although the number of smartphone users has exploded in recent years, not too many companies have successfully established themselves as major players in the smartphone market. In April, Amazon revealed its intention of wading into the smartphone market this Summer, an...