Five Tenets of Cloud Computing

A relatively young friend of mine recently asked me to make the case that “the cloud” was secure. We talked for ten minutes and, a few days later, I was still thinking about our conversation. Here are some thoughts on ...

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Making Analytics Elementary with Watson

By Jim Harris on Sep 30, 2014
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To Store or Not to Store

By Phil Simon on Sep 30, 2014
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When Dataviz Confirms the Obvious

By Phil Simon on Sep 29, 2014
It’s easy to geek out on data and dataviz these days. One major potential time-suck:Deadspin Regress. There. You’ve been warned. Of particular interest to me was this recent data visualization of NBA players’ movement created via SportVU. The tool does ...
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Cloud Computing Lessons from Apple

By Phil Simon on Sep 29, 2014
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