It’s that time of the year when we must pay attention, and match the right clothes to the right social gathering. It may be a holiday party at the workplace (semi-formal) or an extended family gathering (casual). Our closet contains a combination of clothing styles that work together to consistently define our personal style. Enterprises are no different. Enterprises need to have the right type of cloud for the right scenario. But it’s not enough to have a choice in the cloud delivery models.
The Harvard Business Review profiles the Data Scientist as “the Sexiest Job of the 21st Century.” Data Scientists are a new breed, with analytical minds. They know what to look for in the maze of data we live within. They have skills that have evolved with experience. And they creatively apply the right thought, at the right time, with the right context, on the right data. The job of Data Scientists is as "sexy" as the information they can glean and present to real-world users. To that end, they need to identify the right opportunities. What are some of the approaches for identifying big opportunities for big data?
IT used to be referred to as Data Processing. Despite the continuing evolution of IT through various paradigms, platforms, technologies, architectures and tools, the fundamental unit that IT is processing is still data. However, data has taken various forms and shapes. Cloud Computing has opened up opportunities to store and process structured and unstructured data. The need for Data Governance has been there since the day data processing was born. However, it has taken on a new dimension of its own in today's times.
“It is the economy, stupid”, was the election campaign slogan for one of the political parties a few years back. Guess what the campaign slogan would be today for Data Governance in the Land of IT? “It is the data, stupid”!
“Mobile has the power to reshape entire industries and these changes will be swift,” say developers in a recent survey as outlined in this post on How Mobile will change Business by Maeghan Ouimet. “Staying competitive in the era of mobility requires fundamentally re-envisioning traditional business models through a mobile-first lens.” Developers also say that car apps will be big and Facebook will be the social network of the past. Triggers me to take a look at social networking fundamentals and how mobility can be disruptive in this space.
It is a sunny day after a recent thunderstorm. I gaze up at the sky wondering if Mother Nature had IT in mind when designing the fascinating landscape across the blue sky that we simply refer to as – “The Cloud.” I open up my e-mail and see this LinkedIn feed for an article Cloud Computing: Hey, Hey, You, You, Get Off of My Cloud! by Geoffrey Moore where he shows two images – one for the natural cloud and the other for the IT Cloud. Moore’s characterization triggers me to contrast the two conceptually.