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Privacy is a Right, Not a Transaction

by Richard Hunter  |  January 28, 2015

Privacy is not a commercial commodity.  It’s a fundamental human right.  A fundamental human right by definition can’t be bought or sold. These comments are inspired by a post written...

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5+ Big Data Companies to Watch

by Svetlana Sicular  |  June 17, 2014

People often ask me if there is a magic quadrant for big data. There isn’t. What we have is a Hype Cycle for Big Data with abundance of big data...

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The Era of Data

by Svetlana Sicular  |  June 3, 2014

In 2009, a CRM icon Tom Siebel was attacked by a charging elephant during an African safari. Ominously, this was exactly the time of changing epochs signified by another elephant,...

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Now Open

by Svetlana Sicular  |  June 11, 2013

The main obstacle to big data adoption is not technology but understanding how to seize opportunities from big data.  There is a lot to a movie other than the movie...

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Data Revolution, Part 2: Is it Industrial or Proletarian?

by Svetlana Sicular  |  March 1, 2013

I have a multiple choice question: What kind of data revolution are we in? Industrial Proletarian Social All of the above The industrial revolution of 18-19th century transitioned the world...

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Big Data is Falling into the Trough of Disillusionment

by Svetlana Sicular  |  January 22, 2013

My presentation on big data for the upcoming BI Summit in Barcelona is obsolete. In this presentation, I use the Gartner Hype Cycle curve to show that big data is...

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The #GartnerCat's Pajamas

by Svetlana Sicular  |  August 28, 2012

“Imagine a revolution from 80-character punch cards to 140-character tweets,” —  this Jack Santos punch line has been tweeted and re-tweeted on Day 1 of the Gartner Catalyst conference (#GartnerCat)...

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Cassandra for Greeks or for Geeks?

by Svetlana Sicular  |  August 11, 2012

Technology robs words of their intrinsic meaning: what happened to “like” and “friend”? Is it true that Facebook patented “face”? What is “oracle”? Who is Cassandra — a NoSQL database...

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Haute Couture of Big Data

by Svetlana Sicular  |  July 19, 2012

Big data haute couture roughly illustrates the state of the market. The question is: does a big data market exist? "Good morning I'm the global waiter at IT infrastructure solutions...

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The Data Is Big, Literally

by Svetlana Sicular  |  June 22, 2012

My fellow Gartner analysts just published a finalized definition of big data, and I am playing with big data visualization, or to be more precise, infographics. The difference between data...

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