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By RyanKamauff Here are the top cyber news and stories of the day. PNNL joins with UW to form big data institute - The PNNL and the University of Washington are partnering to create the Northwest Institute for Advanced Computing. The institute aims to be a collaboration center for researchers to explore advanced computer system designs, accelerate data-driven scientific discovery and improve computational modeling and simulation. Via FedScoop, more here. Tom Ridge on DHS’s IT Security Role - This interview, with Tom Ridge (the first Homeland Security secretary), examines if it is a good idea to give DHS even more influence over federal IT decisions. Ridge believes that DHS is not up to the task of defending the entire federal IT infrastructure. Via Bank Info Security, more here. Holgate finding innovative ways to procure technology – ATFE CIO, Rick Holgate, has awar... (more)

1 Feb CTOvision Podcast

By RyanKamauff In this podcast, Bob and Ryan discuss some of the recent government and cyber news. OMB releases IT accessibility guidance German Activists Punch Out Big Brother’s Eyes Weatherford Outlines DHS Cybersecurity Goals DOE to invest $9 million in solar big data projects Navy delays NGEN decision to May US looks hard at China over cyber-espionage Data encryption adds twist to ransomware Balancing IT security at the Postal Service We hope you enjoy the show, please find the full posts on CTOvision.com, here and here. CTOvision Podcasts are available in iTunes and via our RSS feeds for listening in your favorite device. Please subscribe for content while on the go.   ... (more)

TIBCO Spotfire To Be A Premier Sponsor Of Gartner Business Intelligence & Analytics Summit 2013

ASML to Explain How It Uses TIBCO Spotfire and TIBCO ActiveMatrix BPM to Gain Insight Into Business Processes Barcelona, Spain, 4th February 2013 - TIBCO Software Inc. (NASDAQ: TIBX) today announced its Premier Sponsorship of the Gartner Business Intelligence & Analytics Summit 2013, 5-7 February 2013 in Barcelona, Spain. At the event, TIBCO will be demonstrating TIBCO Spotfire® 5.0, the latest version of its data discovery software and analytics platform, which offers breakthrough capabilities to speed analysis of big data and visually analyze astonishing volumes of data in-memory. TIBCO Software is also sponsoring the Networking Reception in the Solutions Showcase, starting on Tuesday 5th February at 18:00. In addition, ASML, the world's leading provider of lithography systems for the semi-conductor industry, will be speaking about how it is implementing Spotfir... (more)

SMAC News Weekly – Week of February 3, 2013

Welcome to SMAC News Weekly, featuring the latest news and numbers relating to SMAC (social, mobile, analytics and cloud) that I come across each week. Also read Enterprise Mobility Asia News Weekly Also read Field Mobility News Weekly Also read Kevin Benedict’s What’s New in HMTL5 Also read M2M News Weekly Also read Mobile Commerce News Weekly Also read Mobile Health News Weekly Also read Mobility News Weekly According to global research firm Gartner, by 2015 nearly 4.4 million new jobs will be created globally by the ‘Big Data’ demand and only one-third of them will be filled. India, along with China, could be one of the biggest suppliers of manpower for the Big Data industry, said Naveen Mishra, Principal Analyst, Gartner. Read Original Content Adding to its analytics portfolio, IBM has announced a definitive agreement to acquire the software portfolio of Star Analytics, a... (more)

SMAC News Weekly – Week of February 10, 2013

Welcome to SMAC News Weekly, featuring the latest news and numbers relating to SMAC (social, mobile, analytics and cloud) that I come across each week. Also read Enterprise Mobility Asia News Weekly Also read Field Mobility News Weekly Also read Kevin Benedict’s What’s New in HTML5 Also read M2M News Weekly Also read Mobile Commerce News Weekly Also read Mobile Health News Weekly Also read Mobility News Weekly IBM has updated its Connections social software to offer users the ability to analyze data from inside and outside their organizations, including Facebook, Twitter, audio and video data. Read Original Content Twitter has acquired social TV analytics company Bluefin Labs. Founded in 2008, Bluefin Labs offers analysis of social chatter, by tracking how users are talking about brands and TV shows on Twitter. Read Original Content In terms of true adoption and returns, enterp... (more)

Third Annual Big Data Forum Pre Event Survey

By Bob Gourley We have been meeting for three years in the Government Big Data Forum. The next will be 4 April 2013. Please help us evaluate the right issues to address and help us queue up a research agenda for the next year. And let us know if you have a lesson learned or topic you can address with the group or if you are available to speak on a panel. Thanks in advance for your feedback! Please Give Us Your NameFirstLastPlease give us your Email for follow-upAre you available to speak at the 4 April 2013 Government Big Data ForumYesNoMaybe I could be talked into itAll of us love to learn of new use cases, especially in this field of Big Data analytics. Do you have any success stories we should know about?This year we focus on emerging technologies. Are there any particular technologies you would like us to focus on?Please Ensure Your Are On Our Newsletter Distr... (more)

Advanced Mobile Strategies and Integrated Sensors

Last week I watched a presentation recorded at GigaOm Structure:Data conference featuring Gus Hunt, CTO of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA).  In his presentation, he identified SMAC (social, mobile, big data analytics, and cloud) as the culprit for the massive increase in available data in the world.  He explained that the average smartphone generates huge quantities of data from the following embedded sensors: proximity sensors 3-axis accelerometer sensors touch sensors image sensors microphone sensors light sensors GPS (geo-location) sensors You can imagine, with the billions of phones around the world, how much additional data is produced each day!  Now add the mass volumes coming out of social media! Hunt went on to say there is a time-value-of-data.  This is an important concept for us to understand.  The value of data is worth more this second, than it is w... (more)

More Background On: Software AG Government Solutions Delivers Award Winning Technology to Humanitarian Relief Effort Challenge

By Bob Gourley We previously wrote about some of the significant demonstrations of real world utility of SoftwareAG/Terracotta based solutions, including this piece titled “Plugfest at AFCEA West: Terracotta Wins First Place.” In it we wrote: Government technologists have always been under pressure to make engineering choices that are efficient and effective. They must support demanding missions under resource constraints and this is one of the reason government technologists like seeing proof that something works before investing in it. Demonstrations, prototypes and proof of concepts are important in the federal space. One of the more interesting demonstration environments is the AFCEA “PlugFest” that occurred at the AFCEA West conference in January 2013.  This is a live, unscripted demo where teams of technologists compete and demonstrate their ability to suppo... (more)

Insights from the 4 April 2013 Government Big Data Forum: Part Two

On 4 April 2013, Carahsoft sponsored the Third Annual Government Big Data Forum. This post is the second in a series that seeks to capture key elements of the forum and keep the dialog going.  This post captures a high level summary of our three keynote presentations. Kirit Amin kicked off the morning with great context on where we have been and a bit on where we are going and some sage thoughts on what gaps are and ways to address them. As a metaphor he introduced an analogy of “Big Data Yodas,” a program that could accelerate the maximization of smart data use across the government. He also underscored the need for better training for our workers, so that they know both the right ways to do things and the wrong. Kirit likes to consider policies, directives, legislation and more into the “processes” category, these are all important elements. Moving these requirem... (more)

Skytree: A machine learning company focused on disrupting the advanced analytics market

By Bob Gourley Skytree is a machine learning company focused on disrupting the advanced analytics market with a machine learning platform that gives organizations the power to discover deep analytic insights, predict future trends, make recommendations and reveal untapped markets and customers. They have a deep bench of talent, proven past performance, a growing list of clients, and now an exciting new round of funding that will enable them to continue to accelerate their capabilities into the market. The following is from their press release at: http://ctolink.us/17vPhjI   SKYTREE SECURES $18 MILLION IN FUNDING TO FUEL EXPLOSIVE GROWTH IN THE BIG DATA ANALYTICS MARKET Oversubscribed Series A was led by U.S. Venture Partners, with participation from UPS® and Industry Leader Scott McNealy SAN JOSE, Calif., April 30, 2013 — Skytree® The Machine Learning Company® today... (more)

2013 is Darwinian tipping point year for telecoms industry: “Evolve or die!” according to IDATE research

Leading European think tank sees key to success lies in strong strategic relationships with other industry players such as content delivery providers London, 30th May 2013 - IDATE, the No. 1 European Internet think tank, today has published the 13th edition of its DigiWorld Yearbook, the Bible of the internet industry, and the de facto international source of reference for media, cloud, telecoms and internet industry trends. IDATE experts provide a concise and easy to read reference manual of the digital world, including key figures and a look at the latest innovations and key events that marked telecom, internet and media markets during 2012. In the Yearbook preface, IDATE Institute Chairman, François Barrault, warns readers that the current state of affairs is not solely the result of the economic crisis, or Schumpeterian creative destruction. Especially at a time ... (more)