Process Automation

Enterprise Adoption of Big Data Goes Mainstream While I walked through the show floor, socialized and attended sessions at the last Strata Conference and Hadoop World in New York, my mind kept coming back to one key takeaway:  Big Data …

In my last blog post, the Business Justification for Big Data, I explored common business use cases that drive companies to start Big Data projects.  In this blog post I cover Why Hadoop is disruptive, what Hadoop is and what …

Business Justification for Big Data

When talking with customers and doing market research on Big Data, I see some common trends.  Every company in the Fortune 2000 I have spoken to knows that Big Data is hot and they need it, but not everyone can …

You may have heard people say, “in the last 2 years, we have generated more data then all the years previous.” It is globally true and almost always true for corporations as well, but what does this mean to your company? …

I am sitting here cursing because my local coffee shop in Seattle has a spotty wifi router. Two weeks ago I was in Mexico where the Internet was a precious commodity. The villa owner ‘forgot’ to pay the Internet bill so …

The Era of Cloud Data

A couple of weeks ago my CMO at UC4, Randy Clark, said, “Out of $10, I would spend $2 on Cloud and $8 on Big Data.” Everyone nodded in agreement. This was in relation to how much focus we would …

The Wave of Big Data

Many sources of new information are causing exponential growth in data.  The data is primarily a by-product of mobile computing and the plethora of embedded devices e.g. vehicles and TVs. However, there is more than just the data that originates …

UC4, A brand You Have Never Heard Of

Back in October of last year, I took a full-time position at a company called UC4. It is a brand that you probably never heard of, but it runs a lot of the world you rely on. Imagine if every …

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