The Internet of Things: Laws of the Digital Economy and the beginning of some difficult questions in the enterprise.

Posted By Simon Moss on Mon, February, 16th 2015 @ 01:26 PM

Big Data and IoT will offer some difficult challenges for the enterpriseIf Enterprise technologists don’t get a few of decisions right over the next half decade, they risk being locked out of perhaps the most transformative period in the history of the digital economy. The Internet of Things (IoT) and the increasing connectivity and explosion of technology interactions and end-points presents profound…

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What will 2015 bring?

Posted By Simon Moss on Thu, January, 8th 2015 @ 12:53 PM

This time of year the infosphere is full of projections about what will be happening over the next 12 months. So we thought we would give it a try. Don’t hold us to any of these of course, take them as informed guesses and focused at generating some reflection and critical thought. But I would be surprised if we are…

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The Value of Process. Pneuron defrauded – “almost”

Posted By Simon Moss on Mon, December, 1st 2014 @ 02:24 PM

images copy 9Usually this blog is for commentary about how the acceptance of orthodoxy and inertia continue to institutionalize tens of billions of dollars of inefficiency and redundancy in the enterprise market. It also highlights a different way of solving business problems – a way that our clients are delivering business value at a fraction of the time and cost of traditional…

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What Does Facial Hair Teach us About Big Data?

Posted By Simon Moss on Mon, November, 24th 2014 @ 12:20 PM

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Like a lot of other men of a certain age who are not part of the bearded hipster demographic, I recently found myself pondering my options in the shaving section of the local big-box pharmacy.   I had significantly more time to consider my options than would usually be the case as my teenager was shopping for a solution to a…

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Net Neutrality: Keep the Internet equal for all

Net Neutrality Posted By Simon Moss on Tue, November, 18th 2014 @ 12:15 PM

Net neutrality affects us all

Usually this blog speaks to examples highlighting a different way of solving business problems – a way that our clients are delivering business value at a fraction of the time and cost of traditional methods. Below we thought it important to pause, and address something that should both trouble and connect us all.

There seems to be…

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A “Trillion” Dollar Backlog

Posted By Simon Moss on Wed, November, 5th 2014 @ 01:26 PM

A trillion IT gapA few years back a fascinating number came out of Gartner. They predicted that within the Enterprise market there would be a trillion dollar (that’s $1,000,000,000,000) backlog of IT projects by 2015 http://www.gartner.com/newsroom/id/1439513 In other words business projects, regulatory reports, business innovations, client service improvements, risk and compliance transparency, upgrades and maintenance and any number of other…

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Organizational Agility, Data Quality, Competitive Velocity – “Easier said than done”

Posted By Simon Moss on Mon, October, 20th 2014 @ 03:35 PM

Reconciling agility, velocity and quality: Easier said than doneAgility, Quality and Velocity – the three legs of effective business decision making. And three legs way over used and poorly defined. Alas they are often seen as either contradictory or at least requiring significant compromise when it comes to making critical decisions about how best to manage “Enterprise Data”. How that data…

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Pneuron, C6 Intelligence and Identity Theft

Pneuron, fraud, identity theft, AML, C6 Intelligence Posted By Simon Moss on Tue, September, 30th 2014 @ 11:06 PM

C6 and Pneuron focus on ID Theft & FraudI’m sitting in a great hotel in London. Terrific atmosphere and great value for a City that is often so overpriced. Very cool place and most importantly, free WiFi. To me WiFi, just like Healthcare, is a human right and should be free. Anyway, another blog entry. But the hotel is great, and…

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Squeezing into a nutshell

Pneuron, distributed platform, distributed analytics, pneuron in a nutshell Posted By Simon Moss on Sun, September, 21st 2014 @ 11:28 PM

pitch elevatorMeeting with some great people in the market at the moment as we continue our exciting movement forward. One common theme is “tell me what you do in a nutshell”. Sounds simple but it can be a real challenge. I have to admit Pneuron is focused at solving a lot of problems at the same time – in other…

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IBMs “neuron” chip. Another move to “edge” computing.

Big Data, Distributed Analytics, Computing at the Edge and the Future Posted By Simon Moss on Wed, August, 13th 2014 @ 09:55 PM

 

The world is increasingly connected and as a result intelligent The big news from Big Blue is a new chip that acts like neurons within a brain: http://www.research.ibm.com/cognitive-computing/neurosynaptic-chips.shtml#fbid=kQvoWxbU4Ny

A lot of comments came our way, since its both a big validation of what we are doing and some of the terminology was interesting. So I thought we’d respond. Thanks for all the…

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Business Requirements to Successful Deployment: Bowling a 300

Project Management Posted By Simon Moss on Mon, July, 28th 2014 @ 12:10 PM

Project Management - striking 300The complexities of the process from requirements gathering to deployment of an effective solution reminds us of traversing a minefield, a journey fraught with hidden dangers, guesswork and reliance purely on the hope of making it to the other side. In the case of systems projects, the multitude of failure points in this journey often drives us to…

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Building a Company: It’s all about “Belief”

Company Building Posted By Simon Moss on Mon, July, 14th 2014 @ 02:46 PM

imagesSo I had some solid feedback from my Board of Directors the other day about this blog. I am delighted to announce that there are more than just my Mother following this blog (Hi Mum!) which is encouraging news. Moreover the feedback is that its interesting, succinct, consistently to the point and …. a little dull and dry sometimes. Really? And I…

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Business Intelligence – Time for Three Dimensional Thinking

Business Intelligence, Analytics, Distributed Analytics Posted By Simon Moss on Tue, July, 1st 2014 @ 08:10 PM

Relevant, cost effective analytics needs to be agile and three dimensional There is no doubt that Business Intelligence and Analytics, Predictive Models, and overall acceleration of data science has been pretty remarkable over the last decade. Tableau, TiBCO Spotfire, IBM Cognos, and SAS to name just a few, have all made tremendous strides. Jaspersoft, as well as Apache in Open…

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Mobile: Much bigger Worry. Much bigger Opportunity.

Big Data Posted By Simon Moss on Mon, June, 23rd 2014 @ 12:37 PM

Mobile is is big opportunity and a big challenge to the enterpriseThe common argument on many of these postings is that the enterprise is spending way too much time, effort and money going through repetitive, and often unnecessary, steps in acquiring and normalizing data and cobbling together independently excellent applications with an integration and management approach that has not changed in 20…

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Big Data the new oil? Depends on the cost of extraction.

BI / Big Data / Analytics Posted By Simon Moss on Wed, May, 28th 2014 @ 07:37 AM

We recently ran across “Data is the new oil” comments. It could most certainly be. But not yet for the vast majority of firms. Below explains why.

Oil – it is an interesting analogy since it opens up the debate of cost and time of extraction versus the value generated.

For many the cost of extracting value from data continues to present too high a discount compared to…

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