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Welcome to December's Technology Trends report. We produce this monthly to provide insights you can use regarding the rapidly changing technological landscape. We want to help you find the best ways to leverage new technologies to accomplish both your personal and professional goals. I...
Enterprise security management company, FireMon, has announced that its Immediate Insight security analytics software is available at no cost. Immediate Insight makes data accessible in a way that enables more of the IT organization to discover and analyze the data in order to accelera...
The video at this link and embedded below captures a 9 minute summary of Artificial Intelligence produced by PBS. It includes good research and video of computers and robots (and even an interview with Ray Kurzweil).
This time of year is one for commerce. The shiniest, newest, coolest gadgets are always the first to go from the shelves. This year in particular has been one for innovative gadgets and amazing buys.  From wearables to autonomous driving vehicles, the list below includes my picks of th...
The following are some of the hot topics in the federal technology ecosystem (fromFedTechTicker.com and TopTechTicker.com):  "Fed Tech Ticker" Juniper Hack: DHS Tells Agencies to Close Encryption Backdoors - Nextgov For the New Year, Let's Resolve to Improve Our Tech Literacy - New Yor...
Tamr is a very interesting firm with incredible software and even more incredible talent. Their executive ranks include champions who have created scalable enterprise data solutions for decades, including a Turing Award winner. Five of these credible builders of the future provide thei...
The video at this link and embedded below captures the back story on Watson's participation on Jeopardy! It is worth watching for historical context on the research behind the IBM system and some of the interesting stories around how it was brought to life.
The following are some of the hot topics in the federal technology ecosystem (fromFedTechTicker.com and TopTechTicker.com):  "Fed Tech Ticker" Executive Profile: James Jasinski, Fortinet VP for Federal BD and Supply Chain Third quarter rally sparks Cru past FCW - MyWebTimes.com SpaceX ...
Editor's note: We noticed this article in Autodesk's Line//Shape//Space and requested their permission to repost it here. Line//Shape//Space is a site dedicated to inspiring designers and creators. -bg “Naturally, Man should want to stand on his own two feet … but how can he when his o...
The University of Maryland, Baltimore County operates the UMBC High Performance Computing Facility (HPCF), a community-based, interdisciplinary core facility for scientific computing and research. The facility is used in a wide variety of research involving numerical simulations, stati...
The following are some of the hot topics in the federal technology ecosystem (fromFedTechTicker.com and TopTechTicker.com):  "Fed Tech Ticker" New technology is aimed at keeping dementia, Alzheimer's patients at home - Minneapolis Star Tribune Full Measure: The federal version of 'Brea...
The video at this link and embedded below captures a historic first for humanity. Thanks to SpaceX and the many incredible engineers, planners, thinkers and leaders there, they have successfully proven that real space rockets, the kind that lift heavy payloads into working orbits, can ...
There are seven key megatrends driving the future of enterprise IT. You can remember them all with the helpful mnemonic acronym CAMBRIC, which stands for Cloud Computing, Artificial Intelligence, Mobility, Big Data, Robotics, Internet of Things, CyberSecurity. In this post we dive deep...
With the private sector making the cultural and technological shift to better DevOps practices, it was only a matter of time before private providers to government clients began to probe how DevOps practices can positively impact application delivery for DoD (and other) clients. I hear...
The video at this link and embedded below by Andre LeBlanc on Artificial Intelligence (filmed at a TEDx event) captures the many points technologists (specially Ray Kurzweil) have been articulating on the future for quite a while, but is notable for Andre's focus on AI vice just the fu...
As I mentioned before, SaaS is not just a software product, but also a service. In addition, due to the fact that the product is constantly enhanced and upgraded, it requires more active management than a traditional COTS product. I have found that SaaS implementations are most succes...
The following are some of the hot topics in the federal technology ecosystem (fromFedTechTicker.com and TopTechTicker.com):  "Fed Tech Ticker" Battelle Names Suzanne Vautrinot, Kirkland Donald to Board; Jeff Wadsworth Comments The Life-Saving Train Technology That Congress Isn't Fully ...
The following are some of the hot topics in the federal technology ecosystem (fromFedTechTicker.com and TopTechTicker.com):  "Fed Tech Ticker" FITARA: Progress at the 1-Year Mark // December 16, 2015 - Nextgov Going 100% SaaS: Deploying and Operating Congress grants the National Labs a...
We are very proud to announce that CTOvision has just been named to BizTech Magazine's list of the 50 Must-Read IT Blogs. In their words: For the past four years, BizTech has recognized the best and brightest IT blogs in business and we're proud to present this year's list of 50 Must-R...
DHS issues a national terrorism advisory system bulletin on 16 Dec 2015 advising all that: We are in a new phase in the global threat environment, which has implications on the homeland.  Particularly with the rise in use by terrorist groups of  the Internet to inspire and recruit, we ...
The following are some of the hot topics in the federal technology ecosystem (fromFedTechTicker.com and TopTechTicker.com):  "Fed Tech Ticker" New drone for Christmas? You must register before flying — FAA - FedScoop Federal Aviation Administration to require most small drones to be re...
Mitigating enterprise cyber risk requires broad awareness and action in a way best described as having a culture of cybersecurity. Cognitio partner and co-founder Bob Flores has extensive experience in helping firms across multiple sectors of the economy evaluate and improve their cult...
By John Mancini, President, AIIM The concept of a paperless office is some way off, but I can’t think of any company out there that wouldn’t like to reduce its paper consumption, whilst communicating faster and more efficiently with its customers. Yet according to AIIM’s latest study, ...
The following are some of the hot topics in the federal technology ecosystem (fromFedTechTicker.com and TopTechTicker.com):  "Fed Tech Ticker" Northrop Grumman Completes B-2 Bomber Maintenance in Record Time Be an Astronaut: NASA Accepting Applications for Future Explorers The Megatren...
There are seven key megatrends driving the future of enterprise IT. You can remember them all with the helpful mnemonic acronym CAMBRIC, which stands for Cloud Computing, Artificial Intelligence, Mobility, Big Data, Robotics, Internet of Things, CyberSecurity. In this post we dive deep...
Public safety answering point (PSAP) has relatively remained unchanged over an extended period of time. However, due to emerging technology PSAP is changing dramatically and it is becoming invaluable to many agencies that deal with public safety. The change can be directly attributed t...
I think it is safe to say that many people would like to have a C3PO in their lives, I know I would... Today, not in a time long ago, there is a robot called Olly. Emotech, a London-based startup, is behind the creation of Olly, a voice-controlled robot assistant, kind of like Amazon E...
The following are some of the hot topics in the federal technology ecosystem (fromFedTechTicker.com and TopTechTicker.com):  "Fed Tech Ticker" FedRAMP at risk of being ramp to nowhere Going 100% SaaS Cyber bill vote in sight - FCW.com The Promise and Peril of Universal Internet - Nextg...
I was first introduced to SaaS (then ASP) in January 2000 when I joined Brassring, a rollup of 9 small companies in the Recruitment space, as its first CTO. Our flagship product, HireSystems, was the leading Applicant Tracking System delivered as a service to our large enterprise custo...
On Tuesday 15 Dec at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in DC cybersecurity professionals from across the public sector will gather with some of the nation's most capable technology vendors to strategize on ways to improve enterprise cybersecurity. This event, titled the 2015 C...
IT projects have become a common sight in the business world as companies continue to adopt and integrate new technologies to improve their organizations. This is simply a common sense strategy, one that keeps businesses competitive as the world around them changes. Though IT projects ...
The video at this link and embedded below shows a drone that can fly and maneuver underwater. A new type of drone that has never existed before. it is a rare vehicle that can operate in multiple environments. Watch as it transitions from water to air and flies and then transitions back...
The following are some of the hot topics in the federal technology ecosystem (fromFedTechTicker.com and TopTechTicker.com):  Fed Tech Ticker Contractor confidence rises as market conditions improve Best Practices for Remote User Experience Research InSequence, Inc. Announces Additions ...
The following are some of the hot topics in the federal technology ecosystem (fromFedTechTicker.com and TopTechTicker.com):  Fed Tech Ticker New technology making drones easier, more affordable - The Boston Globe Reported bitcoin 'founder' Craig Wright's home raided by Australian polic...
The growing gap between existing cybersecurity solutions and the sophistication of hacks is well known and has been widely publicized. Instead of just incremental catch-up activities, there is a push toward strengthening the overall security foundation within organizations. One such ap...
The following are some of the hot topics in the federal technology ecosystem (fromFedTechTicker.com and TopTechTicker.com):  Fed Tech Ticker LIVE COVERAGE: Presidential Tech Town Hall at Kirkwood - The Gazette: Eastern Iowa Breaking News and Headlines CMO Kristin Hansen on Bright Compu...
Knowledge is power. That’s why the most successful businesses today are taking data-driven business intelligence to the next level. They collect vast amounts of information, and use data science to discover new customers needs, develop new products and services, and identify trends and...
In the video below, Bright Computing's Chief Marketing Officer, Kristin Hansen, provides an insight into the problems Bright Computing solves and the value offered to their customers. Watch as Kristin explains how Bright will continue to innovate, offering the best cluster and cloud ma...
The following are some of the hot topics in the federal technology ecosystem (fromFedTechTicker.com and TopTechTicker.com):  Fed Tech Ticker The Megatrend of Robotics: An update for technology decision-makers New Relic (NEWR), Carahsoft Technology Enter Distribution Agreement - StreetI...
There are seven key megatrends driving the future of enterprise IT. You can remember them all with the helpful mnemonic acronym CAMBRIC, which stands for Cloud Computing, Artificial Intelligence, Mobility, Big Data, Robotics, Internet of Things, CyberSecurity. In this post we dive deep...