It's not often you pick up the morning newspaper assuming you still read one and see a Big Data story leading the front page. That's what happned this morning in The Boston Globe about newly elected mayor Marty Walsh's vision for the city.
I just read an excellent piece about what constitutes a "malicious insider." The post by two HP security strategists asserts that malicious insiders are much more than disgruntled or bumbling employees.
Here's how post authors Dan Schulte and Neil Bryden describe malicious insiders.
The point that it can reduce fraud by detecting out of the norm behaviors is huge. Credit card companies have been doing that for decades. I recall 25 years ago at least, MCI calling me because someone was using my card to call Nicaragua where I never call.
It's basic BI, but gives you an idea of BI's power.
Digital technologies are enabling enterprises to innovate and exploit new business opportunities, sometimes at no extra cost.
Using digital technologies, IT, for lack of a better name, if you want to call it differently, companies increase the relationship with their eco-systems, their customers, while improving the productivity of their employees and the consistency of their business processes. All benefits improving the image they portray in the market. Now, what thinking brings you there?
How do you transform your organization into a digital enterprise? First, you have to check off four activities and technologies: cloud, mobility, social media and Big Data. Once you've tangibly embraced those, you're on the path to digital enterprise-hood.
Cloud computing is growing up, according to my 2014 outlook forecasts. It has reached the point where the cloud is commonplace, but that doesn't mean companies have maxed out of their cloud potential. Quite the opposite.
It's that time again when I make my forecasts for the new year. Sometimes, my predictions work out, sometimes not. Here's 10 topics that will be front and center for CIOs in 2014. What do you think I overlooked? Anyway, here goes.
While legal and technical aspects of the cloud journey are important, the first consideration is what will run on that cloud.
Recently, I was presenting to the IT strategy team of a large enterprise. I talked about the journey to cloud, what are the things you should review and what decisions should you take. Very quickly, the discussion boiled down to technology and legal aspects.