Digital Heirlooms: What Lasts in a Digital Age?
Big Data
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Big Data
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Digital Heirlooms: What Lasts in a Digital Age?

JohnJordan1 - April 2, 2013

I've been thinking a lot lately about the invisible consequences of our smartphone/mobile/digital world. Somewhere down the road, the dematerialization of cultural artifacts will be viewed, I…

Commentary
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March 2012 Early Indications I: Financial oddities of tech companies

JohnJordan1 - March 8, 2012

Three data points start this exploration:1) According to Thomson Reuters, Apple is moving the entire S&P 500: "the fourth-quarter earnings growth rate for the S&P 500 is…

Knowledge Management
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Identity and Privacy: Early Indications, June 2011

JohnJordan1 - July 1, 2011

With the soft launch of Google Plus, it's an opportune time to thinkabout digital privacy, insofar as Google is explicitly targetingwidespread user dissatisfaction with Facebook's treatment of…

Data Mining
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Early Indications October 2010: The Analytics Moment: Getting numbers to tell stories

JohnJordan1 - November 2, 2010

Thanks in part to vigorous efforts by vendors (led by IBM) to bring the idea to a wider public, analytics is coming closer to the mainstream. Whether…

Business Intelligence
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May 2010 Early Indications: Devising the cloud-aware organization

JohnJordan1 - May 22, 2010

As various analysts and technology executives assess the pros and cons of cloud computing, two points of consensus appear to be emerging: A) very large data centers…

Data Mining
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Early Indications April 2010 The Web of Opinion: Metadata as conversation

JohnJordan1 - April 29, 2010

In the beginning, there was data, enumerating how many, what kind, where. Data was kept in proprietary formats and physically located: if the library was missing the…

Data Mining
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Early Indications February 2010: Ticket Punching

JohnJordan1 - February 27, 2010

As one surveys the landscape of industries whose business models have been transformed by the Internet, airline ticketing and travel agents invariably come in near the top…

Uncategorized
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Early Indications December 2009: Yet Another Predictions Issue

JohnJordan1 - December 23, 2009

In this last week of 2009, it's scary to think that it was a full ten years ago that the IT profession was holding its collective breath…

Uncategorized
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November 2009 Early Indications: Prediction Scorecard

JohnJordan1 - November 23, 2009

As is our custom, every November we revisit the previous year's predictions. Given that one of the dominant themes of 2009 has been stagnation -- of reform…

Data Mining
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Early Indications October 2009: The Exploding Mobile Web

JohnJordan1 - October 31, 2009

This newsletter is about numbers, specifically these:9103,000664,93260100,000We'll take these in turn.According to Morgan Stanley's Mary Meeker, whose Web 2.0 presentation should be required reading, the iPhone and…