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IBM, Apple, and the Next Level of Enterprise Mobility

By Jim Harris on Jul 31, 2014
The enterprise world and the mobility world have been frenemies (a portmanteau of friends and enemies) for decades since mobility made maddeningly moving targets of enterprise data management, application deployment, and especially security. The frenemy frenzy reached a fever pitch ...
Topic: Mobile

Heading to the Clouds

By Jim Harris on Jun 3, 2014
The popular idiom “head in the clouds” is used to describe a person guided by whim or known for thinking impractically. Early adopters of cloud computing, for example, were often accused of having their head in the clouds. Nowadays, however, ...

A Foggy Marketplace of Clouds

By Jim Harris on May 22, 2014
Businesses of all sizes are successful when they can focus on their core competencies, and for most businesses information technology (IT) is not a core competency. Small and medium businesses (SMBs) also face the added challenge of limited budgets and ...

Getting Messy with Big Data

By Jim Harris on Apr 28, 2014
William McKnight recently blogged about the need to throw out the old adage of garbage in, garbage out (GIGO), especially on analytics projects where data is sourced from operational systems. “Operational systems have a different sense of quality than an ...

Living and Working in a Digital World

By Jim Harris on Apr 17, 2014
I have previously blogged about how our world is becoming not just more data-driven, but increasingly data-constructed as more physical tools (e.g., alarm clocks, calendars, and radios) transform into apps on our mobile devices, and more aspects of our life ...

Small Data is the Last Mile of Big Data

By Jim Harris on Mar 28, 2014
The era of big data, as Christina Donnelly and Geoff Simmons blogged, “threatens to create a deep divide between the have-datasand the have-no-datas.” This appears to be creating a data arms race of sorts with organizations of all sizes racing ...

Governing Big Data

By Jim Harris on Feb 27, 2014
I was a featured guest on the recent #BigDataMgmt Twitter chat about evolving governance for big data, which discussed that as the world becomes more interconnected and more data is gathered, the opportunity for gaffes in handling and using that ...

Driving a Data-Driven Connected Car

By Jim Harris on Feb 13, 2014
When tablets arrived, some joked they looked like super-sized smartphones. While smart devices are also scaling down (e.g., smart watches), the super-sizing continues as analysts estimate that by 2020, 90 percent of the vehicles on the road will be smart ...