Tag Archives: Google
Jan 31, 2013 by Phil Simon
“What we can do now has never been possible before.
The next IT revolution is happening in the ‘I’ – the information – not the ‘T.’”
The recent events in Newtown, CT are beyond disturbing. I won’t debate gun control laws or the Second Amendment on this site, but the fallout of the tragedy is playing out in very interesting ways. The weapon of choice among many: data.
Dec 20, 2012 by Phil Simon
Where do we store all of this data?
It’s a question that many CIOs are asking themselves these days. Relational databases just aren’t built to store petabytes of unstructured data. Today, the usual suspects include Hadoop and columnar, NoSQL and NewSQL databases. Yes, data storage costs have plummeted over the last fifteen years, but do we really need to store historical information?
Aug 16, 2012 by Phil Simon
A frequent topic of this blog these days is data tracking. Companies like Amazon, Apple, Facebook, Google, and others are able to extensively log what we’re doing online so they can predict what we will do (or, perhaps more accurately, what we might buy.)
Aug 02, 2012 by Phil Simon
In my latest book, I write extensively about Amazon, Apple, Facebook, and Google (a.k.a., the Gang of Four). It turns out that these companies share many common characteristics, not the least of which is their use of the platform as a business model.
Aug 11, 2011 by Phil Simon
Count Seth Godin among the hundreds, if not thousands, of learned folks who have chimed in on the exposure argument. We independent data management professionals, writers, speakers, and consultants have heard the debate a million times before.
Jan 06, 2011 by Phil Simon
I love Google. Love. I mean, in a pretty unhealthy way. In my new book, The New Small, there are something like 72 references to Google and Google-related products. I use Google on a daily basis for all sorts of different things, including email, document sharing, phone calls, calendars, and chatting. And one more little thing: search. I can’t imagine ever “Binging” something.