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SIEM and Badness Detection

by Anton Chuvakin  |  July 24th, 2014

A long time ago, in a galaxy far far away … at the very dawn of my security career I attended a presentation by somebody who is now a notable incident response expert. Well … who am I kidding? He was a notable IR expert back in 2000, way…way before...

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Analytical Marketers Discern Patterns; Visionary Marketers Create Them

by Jake Sorofman  |  July 24th, 2014

The fact that human beings are uncomfortable with ambiguity shouldn’t come as any great surprise. We are, as a species, wired to seek order where it doesn’t exist—to turn vast expanses of cognitive clutter into orderly arrangements that tell coherent stories that we can readily comprehend and assimilate into our...

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Hadoop Investments Continue: Teradata, HP Jockey For Position

by Merv Adrian  |  July 24th, 2014

Interest from the leading players continues to drive investment in the Hadoop marketplace. This week Teradata made two acquisitions - Revelytix and Hadapt - that enrich its already sophisticated big data portfolio, while HP made a $50M investment in, and joined the board of, Hortonworks. These moves continue the ongoing...

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SDN Is More than Agility

by Andrew Lerner  |  July 24th, 2014

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P2P & Small Business Lending Platforms

by Rajesh Kandaswamy  |  July 24th, 2014

  P2P lending is growing rapidly while companies that use big data in lending for small businesses have emerged.  Lending Club and Prosper are the largest P2P lenders in the US. CAN Capital and Kabbage are two of the leading small business loan providers. The next step in P2P lending...

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Yahoo Buys into Flurry’s Mobile Marketing Analytics to Bolster “Mobile First” Credentials

by Mike McGuire  |  July 23rd, 2014

Yahoo wants us to know they’re a “mobile first” company. How do you prove that commitment to mobile? You go buy a mobile marketing analytics and mobile-ad network like, say, Flurry.  And that’s just want Yahoo did the other day, reportedly plunking down between $200 million and $300 million (according...

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The Great Back-to-School Race Begins

by Robert Hetu  |  July 23rd, 2014

In 2014 retail has been moving between optimism and pessimism as the consumer continues to send signals that they are not yet confident in the U.S. recovery. This magnifies the focus on the BTS (back-to-school) season. Yet the impact from BTS has been declining for years lessening its role as the...

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The State of Enterprise Information Architecture

by Mike Walker  |  July 23rd, 2014

In my opinion, the importance of Enterprise Information Architecture (EIA) cannot be overemphasized. We are in an information driven world, full stop. This becomes even more clear as we look into the future of technology. As you can see from the Gartner 2014 strategic technologies list (http://www.gartner.com/newsroom/id/2603623), many if not...

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Avoid Change Fatigue in Digital Business Transformation

by Elise Olding  |  July 23rd, 2014

Too much change. I hear it from clients and conference attendees. It’s causing change fatigue. Change fatigue is characterized by an inertia or paralysis in the organization that affects each individual's ability to embrace the next set of changes. Digital business is all about change. Get good at dealing with...

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Temper tantrum: taking my information (toy) away from you

by Andrew White  |  July 22nd, 2014

I saw an interesting article in last weeks US print edition of a The Economist (July 12-18, 2914).  It was in the business section and called, "The antisocial networks".  The article looked at the backlash from non-information based businesses against the new crop of information based, or sharing economy, businesses. ...

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Vendor Insight posted on Splunk

by Jonah Kowall  |  July 22nd, 2014

Splunk has been rising quickly in the ranks of buyers looking to solve complex problems, or those looking to build interesting and new analysis of their data. As they have grown in popularity, and gone public we've been given a wealth of new data about the company, operations, and execution...

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