Bob Gourley

While younger generations are known to quickly adapt to technological advances, older adults and seniors have traditionally lagged behind – preferring TV to the Internet or landlines to cell phones. But the Pew Research Center published a report on April 3rd finding that seniors ... (more)
By ShannonPerry Young tech companies certainly do not shy away from innovation or acquisition. Two examples: this year, Facebook acquired virtual reality firm Oculus in an effort to develop new communication lines, and Google purchased DeepMind, pushing into the artificial intel... (more)
Everyone is talking about the data scientist. Harvard Business Review called it the "Sexiest Job of the 21st Century". Friends from across industry and academia have also been using this term and I have met so many real data scientists that are making big differences for their or... (more)
By Bob Gourley For a short update on some key issues to track, sessions to watch and tech to see on during the 14-17 Apr USGIF GeoInt Symposium see the video at this link (it is also embedded below): Thanks for watching! For more like this please subscribe to our YouTube chann... (more)
By Bob Gourley Today is the first day of the Geoint Symposium. Most of the events are special, pre-events that dive deep into key mission areas, but the convention center is humming with activity. I picked up my credentials and walked the halls a bit, with my Google Glass. I did... (more)
By Michael Johnson We read this press release with pleasure and have deep respect for the incredibly hard work required to achieve the kinds of success demonstrated here. It is not easy to get things like this done in government. From: the NGA pless release at http://ctolink.us/... (more)
By Bob Gourley This is a follow on to our post on planning your time at the Geoint Symposium. With this post I want to make some technology recommendations that may be helpful to you as you plan out your time at the Geoint Symposium 14-17 Apr. There are so many great firms on t... (more)
By Bob Gourley Are you the kind of person that thinks long range planning means anything that is more than 24 hours out? If so, don’t feel lonely! Especially when it comes to events like the Geoint Symposium 14-17 Apr.  You know it is going to be a great event and you don’t need... (more)
By Bob Gourley Threats to our information are not only from malware or brute force hacks or social engineering. Criminals are motivated to look for every advantage. Sometimes we read about very sophisticated attacks against hardware that require advanced engineering. But attacks... (more)
By Bob Gourley We have previously written about Hexis Cyber Solutions (see evaluation here). With this post we provide more context on the state of the cyber threat, which is a key driver of the need for the HawkEye-G solution from Hexis. Here is the nature of today’s cyber thr... (more)
By SeanLawson This week we learned of two new FAA actions against domestic operators of what are popularly called “drones” and what the FAA calls “unmanned aircraft systems” (UAS). In one case, the FAA has claimed that it is illegal for volunteers to use radio controlled model a... (more)
By ShannonPerry For a while now, wearable technologies have received attention from the media and attracted scores of fit minded and curious customers. A Fit Bit can monitor sleep habits, activity levels, and distance traveled, but the Nike + Fuelband provides similar informatio... (more)
By Bob Gourley Save the date! The 2014 Analytics Forum will be held 30 July in Reston VA. This event is focused on analytical insights for mission impact. The Analytics Forum is co-sponsored by the United States Geospatial Intelligence Foundation (USGIF)and the Analyst One websit... (more)
By Bob Gourley If you find our open technology context and analysis of use please consider evaluating our subscription-only research and analysis service CTOvision Pro. CTOvision Pro provides access to more in-depth analysis and reporting. Subscribers receive a bi-weekly newslet... (more)
By ShannonPerry Kill Switches – the technology to remotely render stolen smartphones unusable – have recently received attention for their potential to protect smartphone owners. According to an FCC report, cell phone thefts constitute 30-40% of all thefts in major U.S. cities. ... (more)
By Bob Gourley Editor’s note: I have remarked before how proud I am to be on the Invincea advisory board. News like the release below shows how virtuous this firm is being in the enterprise IT domain. Their solutions are now enhancing enterprise defenses in every major sector of... (more)
By ShannonPerry On March 30th, the hacktivist organization Anonymous shut down the Albuquerque Police Department’s website for several hours in a distributed denial-of-service (DoS) attack. The attack protested two controversial deaths – involving a homeless man in the Albuquerq... (more)
By Bob Gourley I believe every enterprise CTO develops a knack for asking hard questions about software, including its functionality, how to install/configure/maintain it and how well it will work with other enterprise capabilities. Enterprise CTOs are also quick to seek informa... (more)
By Bob Gourley Salesforce.com Announces New Industries Strategy BOSTON, April 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ – Salesforce.com (NYSE: CRM), the world’s #1 CRM platform, today announced a new industries strategy aimed at accelerating the company’s growth and transforming the way companies ac... (more)
By ShannonPerry On March 27th, Microsoft’s Word, Excel, and PowerPoint became available in the App Store for the iPad. Microsoft asserts that the new applications maintain the functionality and familiarity associated with Microsoft Office, “while offering a fantastic touch exper... (more)
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