Yoda: CIOs Need to Be Digital Leaders?

Categories: IO Impotency
Got Crowd? BE the Force!

Got Crowd? BE the Force!

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CIOs Need to Become Digital Leaders

Most CIOs know they need to become digital leaders, but don’t feel that they are there yet, according to Gartner’s study of 2,300 CIOs. Gartner refers to this shift toward digitalization as the “third era” of enterprise IT.

Phi Beta Iota: Worth a complete read. One quarter of “IT” budget outside of CIO control (probably more since they are not counting manufacturing processes that should be migrating to open source everything engineering). Open source is all the rage but not one — anywhere — has conceptualized the mix of open geo, open data, and open  tools that are needed to unleash the full potential of all of us.

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Analytics     .   Big Data    .   OSE Spanish   .   Open Source     .   True Cost

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Nov 19

Stephen E. Arnold: Court Rules for Google on Corrupt Search — Precision, Recall, Relevance are “Irrelevant” — Paid Outcomes are “Legal”

Stephen E. Arnold

Stephen E. Arnold

Google Free and Clear to Rank Search Results Any Way It Wants

Well, bad news for those who want to force Google to modify the order in which search results appear. If I understand “Court Rules Google Can Arrange Search Results Any Way It Wants,” relevance is what Google wants. Period.

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Nov 19

Stephen E. Arnold: Amazon (and CIA) Breaking Oracle — the Surveillance State Goes Open Source

Categories: Data,IO Impotency
Stephen E. Arnold

Stephen E. Arnold

Amazon and Oracle: The Love Affair Ends

I recall turning in a report about Amazon’s use of Oracle as its core database. The client, a bank type operation, was delighted that zippy Amazon had the common sense to use a name brand database. For the bank types, recognizable names used to be indicators of wise technological decisions.

I read “Amazon: DROP DATABASE Oracle; INSERT Our New Fast Cheap MySQL Clone.” Assume the write up is spot on, Amazon and Oracle have fallen out of love or at least beefy payments from Amazon for the sort of old Oracle data management system. This comment becomes quite interesting to me:

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Nov 15

Stephen E. Arnold: Enterprise Search Fails to Meet Legal Standards

Categories: IO Impotency
Stephen E. Arnold

Stephen E. Arnold

Information Governance Standards Group Suggests Caution in Approaching eDiscovery

The records management group ARMA International weighs in about search with an article in their Information Management magazine: “Enterprise Search vs E-Discovery Search: Same or Different?” The short answer, not surprisingly, is “different.” Writer Kamal Shah explains:

“To date, most enterprises have used the same search technologies for both tasks. However, a recent trend among large and small enterprises suggests that a significant divergence is occurring between enterprise searches and e-discovery searches. Both start by entering a search term in a search box, but that’s where the similarities end. The business requirements are different and, as a result, each needs different capabilities.”

The article goes on to elaborate on the reasons traditional enterprise search is not sufficient for most eDiscovery needs.

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Nov 14