“Big Data” was not yet a household term when EMC sponsored The Human Face of Big Data more than three years ago. To help the general public understand how technology’s ability to gather, store and analyze massive amounts of information will change our lives, EMC underwrote production of the book by Rick Smolan, creator of the wildly popular “Day in the Life” series of photography books. Three years later, talk of Big Data has moved on to Data Lakes that can now bring data, analytics and applications together seamlessly, enabling organizations to run analytics across all of their data, acting on insights and building new capabilities that were unimaginable before.
Art Coviello retired from serving as Executive Vice President, EMC Corporation and Executive Chairman, RSA, The Security Division of EMC in February 2015. He was responsible for RSA's strategy and overall operations as it delivers on a global vision of information-centric security. He was Chief Executive Officer of RSA Security, Inc. prior to its acquisition by EMC in 2006. He joined RSA in 1995 and has been a driving force in its rapid growth since that time. He was based at RSA headquarters in Bedford, Massachusetts, United States.
The analyst firm IDC has cleverly delineated the evolution of computing over the past 40+ years into three eras or platforms – the mainframe platform of the 70’s, the client/server platform of the 90’s, and the Big Data, Cloud, Social, and Mobile platform of today.
One of the interesting trends of this third platform and the rapid and extensive proliferation of mobile technology that has been one of its hallmarks is the consumerization of IT. Companies are giving employees greater latitude in accessing corporate resources and data via their own personal devices (Bring Your Own Device or BYOD). (more…)
The 2012 Techonomy conference in Tucson from Nov. 11 to 13 promises to be one of the more interesting executive-level technology conferences of the year. One of the most interesting angles or themes at this year’s conference is how innovators around the globe are actually using Big Data and applying data science to solve global problems and increase the value that their enterprises create.
Sometimes, in the technology world, the hype wildly overstates the real power or impact of a new product or idea. But ironically, sometimes the hype does the opposite: it actually masks the real-world transformations that are being shaped by a powerful new concept in our industry. After all, nothing was more hyped than the dot-com boom, or more publicly lamented than the dot-com bust that followed. But underneath the mountains of news coverage and pundit predictions, the internet and web quietly marched on, and completely transformed how we use digital information to communicate and collaborate across our business and personal lives, even in ways the best experts of the day could not predict.
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