Mobility and the cloud are profoundly changing the way businesses do business, F. Thaddeus Arroyo, chief information officer of AT&T Services, observed during a panel discussion at the MIT Sloan CIO Symposium held here Wednesday.
There seems to be no end to the ways people can position big data with either praise as the next high-tech savior or derision as the latest scam. Those who position the technology as a scam or get hung up on nomenclatures should get over themselves and go find some other itch to scratch, but meaningful debate about the best approaches to big data are helpful and should be encouraged.
The impact of every event that ever happened, no matter how small, reverberates through time even though the memory of it may be lost to history. But for human-generated and human-impacting events, especially geopolitical events, history may be more kind thanks to a comprehensive list of every event in human history called GDELT.
The Guardian launched its new Open Platform content sharing service last week and announced that the underlying search technology used to power the service is from open source vendor, Lucid