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Cheezburger Avoids BI ‘Fails’ By Sipping Data Slowly

Getting value from big data is everyone’s problem, even LOLCats. If you think staring at LOLCats or the FAIL Blog is wasting time at work, try telling that to Notorious BIT—that’s the Business Intelligence Team, a three-person delta force in charge of analytics at Cheezburger, the online humor network. With more than 30,000 websites in […]

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Explaining Spark to Your CEO

There comes a time in the life of every important technology where the CEO gets interested and wants to know what the fuss is all about. That time has come for Spark. There comes a time in the life of every important technology where the CEO gets interested and wants to know what the fuss […]

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Make Your Web Site ‘Groovy’

If you want to get CTOs in a lather, ask them which programming language they recommend to build an advanced Web site. Jon Williams, CTO of Flat World Knowledge, recently spawned a red-hot thread on the New York CTO Club list by asking this very question. If you want to get CTOs in a lather, […]

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The Application Incompleteness Theorem

When it was revealed in 1931, the world of mathematics and logic was shocked by Kurt Godels’ Incompleteness Theorem, which holds that there are certain statements in every axiomatic system that are neither true nor false. When it was revealed in 1931, the world of mathematics and logic was shocked by Kurt Godels’ Incompleteness Theorem, […]

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Research Note: Actian’s Strategy for Distributed Big Data

Actian CEO Steve Shine drives company growth to meet big data challenges. Under the leadership of CEO Steve Shine, Actian has become an aggressive acquirer of technology for data management, processing, analysis, and application development. Actian Acquires Versant, Pervasive Software and ParAccel In 2008 Actian bought the core code that became the Vectorwise high-performance database. […]

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The Coming Crisis in IT Management

When I was in college I was fascinated by a book called The Coming Crisis of Western Sociology. When I was in college, I was fascinated by a book called The Coming Crisis of Western Sociology. Actually, I was most fascinated by the title. Sociology was not my thing. But now, finally, that thought has […]

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Profile in Nerdage: Noah Broadwater, CTO, Sesame Workshop Part I: Asset Management

You don’t need to put everything into an asset management system. Noah Broadwater is the CTO of Sesame Workshop, the nonprofit behind the Sesame Street children’s media juggernaut. Dan Woods, CEO and Founder of Early Adopter Research, sat down with Broadwater to discuss asset and portfolio management from the perspective of the CTO, the effect […]

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