Tuesday, August 21, 2012 at 12:00am
I have spoken with about 40 IT Leaders this year about NoSQL technologies. I’ve either been tasked with assessing fit, education, bringing in a technology appropriately or just conversation and thoughts about NoSQL. The usual first reaction is one of concern or possibly indifference. NoSQL has well penetrated the new-era of internet, online marketing and...
Tuesday, July 31, 2012 at 12:11pm
As information projects charge forward to keep up with user demand, the presence of information security is looming stronger than ever. While there is still the desire by Development to push forward unabated, more scrutiny than ever has been placed on projects to identify security risks and address them. Often an afterthought of the past, today these are...
Wednesday, July 25, 2012 at 12:00am
Every two weeks or so on a project operating with SCRUM, the team will go through a variety of exercises. One is a retrospective on the sprint that is ending. We want to know what went right, what went wrong and challenge our guiding principles for the project. Another exercise is planning the next sprint. As project owner, I will have already done...
Wednesday, July 18, 2012 at 12:00am
The 2012 Pacific Northwest Business Intelligence Summit has ended. This is the eleventh year of this annual event in a cabin setting in Grants Pass, Oregon along the Rogue River. I have been aboard for the last 10 years, only having missed the very first one - which apparently was the one to miss given the downpour that occurred. I was invited to the...
Wednesday, July 11, 2012 at 2:53pm
There are a lot of people still struggling with the question of what the big data movement means to them and to their company. They know they have or want as much data as they can get their hands on to better understand their business, products, and customers. But what many people are still struggling with is how they can turn that data into...
Wednesday, July 11, 2012 at 1:19pm
Advocates of NoSQL solutions have positioned them as supporting that class of data we’ve come to know as “big data.” Big data is data to a scale of volume, velocity and variety where NoSQL projects provide price-performance benefits over traditional platforms for the storage of the data. This positioning pigeon-holes NoSQL from good and bad perspectives....