April 25th, 2013
You don’t know what you’ve got till it’s gone
Big data, with all of its vastness and mystery – and confusion – is actually a remarkably straightforward concept: store everything for later analysis. Because once it’s gone, you can’t get it back. The end.
Ok…so there’s more to the big data story. And while the term big data is both overexposed and under-defined, defining it doesn’t really help solve business problems. (And we won’t even get into Big Data vs. big data, because who really cares except for data practitioners.) Read More
January 15th, 2013
Data IT Strategy
It’s Time to Have the Conversation
In a recent article, my colleague Marjie Cota wrote about the critical information that lives within a company’s data. In it she makes the case that data is not just for collecting and reporting; and if treated as a strategic asset, data can produce some game-changing business results.
The next logical question that emerges, once an enterprise starts thinking seriously about maximizing its data, is about responsibility. Who pilots the enterprise’s data strategy in order to fulfill its business objectives?
December 12th, 2012
Cybersecurity isn’t a line item or a project—it’s an Information Age imperative. Sophisticated digital defense aims to match the human body, with hardware and software doing digitally what biology does chemically—sorting the pernicious from the beneficial, while keeping systems running at light speed.
Dr. Phyllis Schneck is the Global Public Sector CTO of anti-virus titan McAfee, which is now a part of Intel. Schneck was named the 2012 Lattanze Executive of the Year by Loyola University’s Sellinger School of Business—an honor that recognizes her efforts to both probe and prop up our nation’s Internet security.
December 5th, 2012
Thriving BYOD Culture Drives Business Growth
We are a society that thrives on our personal and mobile devices—they are no longer additions to our personas, but extensions of them. We are intimately connected to our personal technology. So it makes perfect sense that the “Bring Your Own Device” (BYOD) movement has brought the relationship between personal technology and business technology full circle.