Jamal Khawaja
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Jamal Khawaja

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It’s not hard to see the importance of security in this new, interconnected, digital world. There is no hiding from the myriad of threats that seek to misuse the explosive growth of retained data and computation that defines the mortal plane. From governments to industry to private citizens, we are

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BI & Analytics

I met with a client last week that was trying to determine what and how to deal with one of the most common and complex problems that organizations both small and large have to deal with – data management.  This oil and gas company had data coming out of its

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Technology & IT

I’ve always been a big fan of visionaries. The top of my list is Albert Einstein, unarguably the greatest mind of the 20thcentury. I’m also a huge fan of Elon Musk, Nicolai Tesla, Galileo, Louis Pasteur, those crazy fools over at DARPA, and the entire Google[x] team; brilliant scientists and

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BI & Analytics

Last week I attended a partner sales event and was dismayed (unsurprised) to learn that the confusion associated with the definition of cloud computing is logarithmically accelerated when it comes to Big Data. In many ways, I was not surprised. Big Data is not a term used in colloquial public

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Big Data

Big Data has been making noise in almost every facet of corporate America.  From targeted marketing to reducing manufacturing defects, the promise of Big Data seems like the 21st century version of Warbug’s Tincture – a comprehensive, all-inclusive cure to the gross process negligence and overall corporate excesses of the 1990s.  What

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There’s not a day that goes by where I don’t read about the CIO of some billion dollar company claiming that Big Data has saved his company untold sums of money.  A one percent efficiency increase identified by Big Data resulted in some few million in savings.  Segmentation of transactional

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Internet of ThingsTechnology & IT

If there is anything that has generated more noise than “Big Data,” it would be “The Internet of Things,” Cisco’s much-vaunted ideation of a world interconnected through the intelligence buried into the technology components that make up our lives. From cars to coffeemakers, one day everything will be connected to

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BI & Analytics

Follow @DataconomyMedia In this article, I’m going to suggest three spaces that enterprise-class organizations should invest in over this year. The basis of these suggestions are as follows: Reduce operational costs over the long term Shift funds from operations to investment Orient the company for changes in the compute landscape

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How many of you have watched the movie Fight Club?  If you haven’t, I strongly recommend you do.  It’s a movie worth watching, replete with violence, ennui, and a lament for the narcissistic failings of the baby boomers.  Anyways, there’s a scene in the beginning of the movie where Edward

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