Someday, on the corporate balance sheet, there will be an entry which reads, "Information"; for in most cases, the information is more valuable than the hardware which processes it.
Rear Admiral Grace Hopper
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Author Archives: Timothy Keller
The largest encampment of homeless people in the United States is in the Silicon Valley. Given the level of homeless in the area, perhaps that shouldn’t be too much of a surprise. The proximity of that homeless camp to Sand … Continue reading
A quick and necessarily imprecise summary of the Google case is (i) Google indexes books and gives the public access to the indexes, and (ii) copyrights have expired with respect to some of the indexed books, but not all of … Continue reading
There are a lot of nondisclosures signed every day. How many are read before they are signed? Not all of them. When they are read, how often do the readers think through how the terms of the nondisclosure relate to … Continue reading
This isn’t one: Don’t be evil. We believe strongly that in the long-term, we will be better served-as shareholders and in all other ways-by a company that does good things for the world even if we forgo some short-term gains. … Continue reading
So these rent-to-own businesses were using the computers rented to their customers to spy on the customers. See the FTC notice of settlement here. Not just the webcam, as was the case in situations we discussed earlier. In this case … Continue reading
As described in this article from Fast Company, Wichita State University is using Big Data analytics in its recruiting and admissions program. IBM is using Wichita State’s Big Data program as a case study in a White Paper you can … Continue reading
If Big Data is supposed to be anything, it’s supposed to a tool for gaining knowledge and insight. There are times when having knowledge and insight is non-optional. One of those times is when you make products that can hurt … Continue reading
I didn’t know this was a thing, but apparently there is (or was) money to be made publishing mug shots. You make that money by charging for taking the mug shots down from your web site. Innocent people that were … Continue reading
The European regulatory response to NSA-gate is gathering momentum. The focus du jour is the cloud. This New York Times article is a nice summary of the nonsensical thinking of some Europeans. For example, provided in the article: Viviane Reding, … Continue reading
Last month Pentaho has announced its Business Analytics 5.0 product. Pentaho is emphasizing the data blending capability of the product. Pentaho isn’t the only player in this particular game, but let’s stick with them for this discussion. In this article on datanami, Chuck … Continue reading