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Right now, all over the world, backup jobs are running, saving all the information of millions of businesses to a safe place. From a financial point of view, backups are like a term insurance policy, one that provides protection but little in terms of investment value. This is a huge mistake. Backups shouldn’t be seen only as term insurance, but as a derivative, a combination of term insurance, call options, and an annuity. 
Right now, all over the world, backup jobs are running, saving all the information of millions of businesses to a safe place. From a financial point of view, backups are like a term insurance policy, one that provides protection but little in terms of investment value. This is a huge mistake. Backups shouldn’t be seen only as term insurance, but as a derivative, a combination of term insurance, call options, and an annuity.
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Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos loves forcing functions. At some point before 2010, Bezos decided that it was time for Amazon Web Services to make some rapid progress, so he started a project to move the computing infrastructure for Amazon.com on to AWS. While AWS made progress because of this forcing function, it is reasonable to ask: Was there a better forcing function? Recent moves by IBM and enterprise-class cloud firm Virtustream shows that Bezos may have made the wrong choice in forcing functions if he were seeking the largest market possible for AWS, not just increased operational efficiency for Amazon.com.
Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos loves forcing functions. At some point before 2010, Bezos decided that it was time for Amazon Web Services to make some rapid progress, so he started a project to move the computing infrastructure for Amazon.com on to AWS. While AWS made progress because of this forcing function, it is reasonable to ask: Was there a better forcing function? Recent moves by IBM and enterprise-class cloud firm Virtustream shows that Bezos may ...
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Excellent analysis of NIST cyber security framework from Stefan Dietrich 
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Had fun on @attunity blog  with "Big Data Growth is Like a Runaway Train" based on a killer infographic 
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Here’s something a CEO has never said to a CIO: “You know, this is a new world. SaaS, cloud computing, virtualization all mean things are moving faster than ever. I realize that the tools you have used in the past can’t keep up. So, you know what, if you can’t monitor and troubleshoot our applications for a while, I’ll understand. Just let me know when you’ve figured it all out.” 

One of the biggest challenges with the modern data center is that it is both distributed and fast-changing. Cloud computing and virtualization also mean that the pace at which any application changes has also increased. CIOs need a host of new capabilities to meeting their responsibilities in this new world.
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Don't Let A Chief Digital Officer Steal The Best Part Of Your Job: A warning to CIOs and CTOs 
Attention CIOs and CTOs, the best part of your job is under attack. If you don’t get ahead of the trend toward the Chief Digital Officer role, your job may become a technology backwater, which is never what you had in mind.
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Box and Roambi just announced a partnership that is both old fashioned and empowering, and may be an accelerator for companies struggling to expand the use of data without creating a mess.
Box and Roambi just announced a partnership that is both old fashioned and empowering, and may be an accelerator for companies struggling to expand the use of data without creating a mess.
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CEOs and CFOs should stop accepting incomplete or partially realized information management processes nd start insisting that these capabilities be improved so that data can be treated as an asset, not just as a liability, a center of value and profit, not a cost center. 
CEOs and CFOs should stop accepting incomplete or partially realized information management processes nd start insisting that these capabilities be improved so that data can be treated as an asset, not just as a liability, a center of value and profit, not a cost center.
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Interest in applying technology to find love is also highlighting a shift toward graph database technology that is starting to transform applications in a large number of industries.
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According to Mayan Mathen, CTO of NTTi3, the technology transfer and an innovation arm of NTT, the new era of mobile computing breaks the assumptions of IT so profoundly that most IT organizations will suffer huge failures and risk irrelevancy before making the needed cultural and technological adjustments.
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Technology Analyst, Writer, and Marketer
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    Principal Analyst and Editor, 2010 - present
  • Evolved Media
    Principal Analyst and Editor, 2002 - present
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Principal Analyst and CTO of Evolved Media and CITOResearch.com
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I'm a tech guy and a writer who is interested in learning about how to make technology work and how to capture knowledge, make it useful, and spread the word.
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I've written lots of books about technology. I read widely and cook even more widely.
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  • University of Michigan
    BA Computer Science, 1978 - 1982
  • Columbia University
    MS Journalism, 1988 - 1989
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