The Video of our “Social Software Smackdown: Yammer Versus Box Versus Salesforce” is Now Available Online

This week at our Catalyst Conference in San Diego, I hosted our first ever “Social Software Smackdown,” a panel discussion among Chris Yeh (Box), Steve Gillmor (salesforce.com) and Adam Pisoni (Yammer). I am happy to report that the video of this session is now available from Gartner Events on Demand (note: requires registration or login…

How the Role of Chief Marketing Technologist is Changing.

How the Role of Chief Marketing Technologist is Changing.

The role of chief marketing technologist hasn’t even reached its tenth anniversary. Yet it’s already starting to change.  Why? In many cases, marketing executives are recalibrating the role to focus on more strategic efforts. For example, one CMO I recently interviewed told me she had inadvertently tasked her chief marketing technologist with the type of …

How to Use the Internet of Things to Fight Slumlords

How to Use the Internet of Things to Fight Slumlords

Google's Nest thermostat makes it easy to save money by automatically turning down the heat when you're not around. But many people don't have the luxury of controlling their own temperature settings, let alone the money to buy expensive gadgets that can do it automatically. But now a group of civic-minded hackers is using the…

Science’s Big Data Problem

Science’s Big Data Problem

Modern science seems to have data coming out of its ears. From genome sequencing machines capable of reading a human’s chromosomal DNA (about 1.5 gigabytes of data) in half an hour to particle accelerators like the Large Hadron Collider at CERN (which generates close to 100 terabytes of data a day), researchers are awash with…

Federal Cybersecurity Director Found Guilty on Child Porn Charges

Federal Cybersecurity Director Found Guilty on Child Porn Charges

As the acting cybersecurity chief of a federal agency, Timothy DeFoggi should have been well versed in the digital footprints users leave behind online when they visit web sites and download images. But DeFoggi—convicted today in Maryland on three child porn charges including conspiracy to solicit and distribute child porn—must have believed his use of…

Fitness Trackers Show How Many People Woke Up During the Bay Area Quake

Fitness Trackers Show How Many People Woke Up During the Bay Area Quake

The earthquake that struck Northern California early Sunday morning sent many local residents stumbling from their beds and scrambling for steady ground. How many? You can get good sense of all this nocturnal movement from an unexpected source: wearable fitness trackers that measure the sleeping patterns of the people who wear them. The Jawbone UP…

From Big Data to Actionable Data: Has Our Biology Failed Us, or Have We Failed to Use It?

From Big Data to Actionable Data: Has Our Biology Failed Us, or Have We Failed to Use It?

The 21st Century has seen technology contribute life-altering realities like getting from New York to Beijing in less than 14 hours or grandparents using Facetime to see their newly anointed “Princes” and “Princesses” of future generations. New technologies have not only democratized widespread access of information worldwide, it has created new ways of providing cheaper…

Why Small Businesses Need A Business Intelligence Dashboard

Why Small Businesses Need A Business Intelligence Dashboard

The Business Intelligence Dashboard As a small business owner you would certainly know the importance of collecting and analyzing data pertaining to your business and transactions. Business Intelligence dashboards allow not only experts but you also to access information generated by analysis of data through a convenient display. Anyone in the company can have access…

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The Growth Of Rampant Digital Diseases

The Growth Of Rampant Digital Diseases

Rampant Digital Diseases Keeping ‘Rombertik’ at Bay – The New Malware that Destroys Hard-Drives A new form of malware is still on the loose, and this one takes malicious to a whole new level. Nicknamed ‘Rombertik’ by Cisco Systems, the malware attempts to infiltrate the victim’s browser to procure confidential information; fairly standard operating procedure…

Cloud Computing Is Greener Than You Think

Cloud Computing Is Greener Than You Think

Cloud Computing Is Greener Than You Think Last week we touched upon how a project in Finland had blended two of the world’s most important industries, cloud computing and green technology, to produce a data centre that used nearby sea water to both cool their servers and heat local homes.  Despite such positive environmental projects, there…

Cloud Infographic – Guide To Small Business Cloud Computing

Cloud Infographic – Guide To Small Business Cloud Computing

Small Business Cloud Computing Trepidation is inherently attached to anything that involves change and especially if it involves new technologies. SMBs are incredibly vulnerable to this fear and rightfully so. The wrong security breach can incapacitate a small startup for good whereas larger enterprises can reboot their operations due to the financial stability of shareholders. Gordon Tan contributed an…

Cloud Infographic – The Internet Of Things In 2020

Cloud Infographic – The Internet Of Things In 2020

The Internet Of Things In 2020 The growing interest in the Internet of Things is amongst us and there is much discussion. Attached is an archived but still relevant infographic by Intel which has produced a memorizing snapshot at how the number of connected devices have exploded since the birth of the Internet and PC.…

Five Reasons SMBs Fear The Cloud

Five Reasons SMBs Fear The Cloud

Five Reasons SMBs Fear the Cloud Fear of the cloud has been around since the Cloud began. SMBs were traditionally afraid of security issues, while large companies fretted about increasing the complexity of their IT infrastructure. What many budding start-up companies don’t realise is Cloud Computing helps place them on a level playing field with…

5 Considerations You Need To Review Before Investing In Data Analytics

5 Considerations You Need To Review Before Investing In Data Analytics

Review Before Investing In Data Analytics Big data, when handled properly, can lead to big change. Companies in a wide variety of industries are partnering with data analytics companies to increase operational efficiency and make evidence-based business decisions. From Kraft Foods using business intelligence (BI) to cut customer satisfaction analysis time in half, to a…

Blue Coat Acquires Perspecsys To Effectively Make Public Cloud Applications Private

Blue Coat Acquires Perspecsys To Effectively Make Public Cloud Applications Private

Blue Coat Acquires Perspecsys Expands portfolio in exploding cloud security market, providing relief for multinational enterprises struggling with data compliance requirements & regional sovereignty regulations SUNNYVALE, Calif., July 30, 2015 – Blue Coat Systems, Inc., a market leader in enterprise security, today announced it has acquired Perspecsys, Inc., a leader in enterprise cloud data protection…

Global Leaders In Malware And Malicious C2 Traffic

Global Leaders In Malware And Malicious C2 Traffic

Malware and Malicious C2 Traffic Nearly half of all malware threats in the past three months originated in the US, while both the US and China are global leaders when it comes to malicious command and control (C2) traffic. This was revealed in the latest quarterly report from NTT Group security company Solutionary released this…

Domain Shadowing – Wild West Of Internet Cyber Attacks

Domain Shadowing – Wild West Of Internet Cyber Attacks

World Wide Web Labeled Wild Wild West of Internet Cyber Attacks A new “threat report” labels the World Wide Web (www) the Wild Wild West of cyber warfare stating that the Internet is still “an untamed frontier.” The report from Bromium Labs, security analysts, that study key trends in the cyber attack landscape and specialize…

Alibaba $1 Billion Dollar Cloud Investment – International Competition Mounting

Alibaba $1 Billion Dollar Cloud Investment – International Competition Mounting

Alibaba $1 Billion Dollar Cloud Investment  China’s Alibaba Group Holding Ltd (BABA.N) said on Wednesday it would invest $1 billion into its Aliyun cloud computing arm to challenge Amazon.com Inc’s (AMZN.O) lucrative Web Services division, opening a global front in the battle between the two e-commerce giants. With the global cloud computing market estimated by…

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