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Dan Woods
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Principal Analyst and CTO of Evolved Media and CITOResearch.com
Principal Analyst and CTO of Evolved Media and CITOResearch.com

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We have a vast, interconnected platform accessible on-demand, through APIs. This should be the canvas for innovation.

In every era of technology-powered business, a new set of rules emerges. The pioneers discover them and shape them, and for the next period, the business world plays by those rules. A recent infographic frames the past 30 years into four broad eras, starting with the computing era, moving to the networked and connected eras, and landing where we are today in the interconnected era. What are the rules of this era? Are any patterns emerging? What skills will be needed? What infrastructure is required?

In my view, we are entering a new phase–one in which imagination, design, and marketing will become paramount. Computer science and engineering will take a backseat to data science and data engineering as creators of differentiating value. I suggest turning to futurist and innovator Ray Kurzweil for guidance about how is this playing out, who will win, and how to prepare.
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Big Data Meets Business Lending: How can a more detailed model of a business be a two-way street, bringing benefits to borrowers. Kabbage and Credit Junction must find a way to make this happen.
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A close look at recent changes in Oracle’s license auditing practices and its sales staff commissions structure reveals that Oracle is indeed increasing the pressure on existing clients. How much impact these new practices have on boosting Oracle’s cloud earnings and possibly alienating its existing customer base is not easy to discern. But the change in policy indicates that something has changed in Redwood Shores. To understand what’s happening, we need to dig into the arcane world of Oracle licensing.
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Can Hortonworks Dominate The Hadoop Market?@danwoodsearly critique of @hortonworks CEO Bearden’s bullish case

"So, if you are a company that is seeking to use Hadoop, you have plenty of choices. In the face of so many ways to use Hadoop, why will the open source distribution model win big? In a recent interview, Rob Bearden, CEO of Hortonworks, explained his team’s strategy for dominating the Hadoop market."
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IOT Data is changing how products are developed and extending the scope of products in a variety of ways. Examples from Coke, Trane, Bosch, PTC, All Traffic Solutions, ThingWorx, a PTC Business
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Hortonworks is blazing a trail as the first Hadoop company to go public. The company reports earnings for the second time on May 12. What will we learn? 
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Time for CIOs to fight against short-termism
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Hadoop has introduced a lot of agility into the world of analytics and data integration. But through a variety of technologies, some of which were born to serve Hadoop, the SQL empire is now striking back to claim agility. A new group of technologies have been developed to address some of the long-standing challenges with the data warehouse ecosystem and with SQL databases in particular. By putting these technologies to work in intelligent and appropriate ways, it is now possible to move just as fast in the world of SQL as you can anywhere else.
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Why External Web Data Is Getting Vastly More Valuable. The reason: the cost of harvesting data has dramatically dropped meaning more data fits in this equation: 

(Value of data extracted) > (Cost of extraction and maintenance)
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Got Developers? Does Your API Strategy Match Your Metrics?

The importance of developers has been widely recognized. Books like the The New Kingmakers: How Developers Conquered the World and The New Digital Age: Reshaping the Future of People, Nations and Business celebrate the role developers play in changing the world.

Less is written, however, about how to attract developers to your API. What’s the best way to reach developers (who we all know hate marketing)? Where should you focus your efforts?

http://www.evolvedmedia.com/got-developers-does-your-api-strategy-match-your-metrics/
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