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Featured Blog Posts – August 2013 Archive (5)

So, You Have Become a Data Scientist... So, You Have Hired a Data Scientist

Every day brings news about near universal acceptance of Data Science as a mainstream inter-disciplinary professional field and about emerging partnerships between innovative universities and #BigData and #Cloud technology vendors.  Reportedly, there will be 4.4 million new #BigData related jobs created worldwide by 2015.  Just a week ago IBM announced new academic collaborations with universities across the globe, focusing on #BigData and #DataAnalytics…

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Added by Alex Esterkin on August 22, 2013 at 2:06am — 2 Comments

Strategy Should Be Big Data Job #2

I suggested in a previous post that assuring user experience should be big data job #1 http://tech-tonics.org/assuring-user-experience-is-big-data-job-one/.  In conjunction with this thesis, security should be big data job #2.  The point here is that if an organization cannot assure the user experience and secure the data then all of its big data ambitions are for naught. 

The threat landscape is…

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Added by Gabriel Lowy on August 12, 2013 at 8:45pm — No Comments

Eleven Financial Clues in Acquisition Targets

Evaluating potential acquisition targets involves a combination of qualitative and quantitative factors, including fundamental market analysis and company-specific execution history.  This post focuses strictly on eleven financial clues in acquisition targets that either a strategic or financial acquirer will look for. 

  1. Does the company have a track record of over-promising and under-delivering on quarterly results? The more inconsistent a company is quarter-after-quarter, the…
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Added by Gabriel Lowy on August 7, 2013 at 10:24am — No Comments

Can the Mainframe be a Cloud Platform?

The mainframe’s strongest assets – scalability, reliability, availability, security and manageability – are the very characteristics that enterprises are most concerned about as they consider moving business-critical services to a cloud-based architecture.  Can the mainframe be a cloud platform?

Recent surveys underscore customer confidence in the mainframe’s ability to perform in new service delivery models.  Growing numbers are considering IBM’s zSeries Enterprise as a cloud…

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Added by Gabriel Lowy on August 1, 2013 at 10:21am — No Comments

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