This post originally appeared as a guest blog on the National Investment Company Services Association (NICSA) website here. In his recent book, The Signal and the Noise: Why So Many Predictions Fail – but Some Don’t , Nate Silver looks at the use of Big
It seems almost quaint in the day of Google and Amazon hegemony but there used to be a lapel button around that said “Earth, a subsidiary of Microsoft.” That firm’s quest for world domination has been replaced by a struggle to maintain relevance at least
The connection between failure and innovation is twofold. On the one hand the inability to innovate can lead to failure as Clayton Christensen pointed out in the Innovator’s Dilemma: “Occasionally however, disruptive technologies emerge: innovations that result in worseproduct performance, at least in the near-term.
As if there were not enough landmines lurking in the social media environment, a news analysis in yesterday’s New York Times highlighted one of the less obvious but no less dangerous types. Socialbots, as the Times labels them, are programs intended to influence, for good
The 6th annual World BPO/ITO Forum was held July 17th and 18th in New York City. Conference attendees represented buyers, sellers and, like Hydrakos Consulting, advisors of outsourcing services for technology and operations from around the world. Present were firms from India and China as
Usually when a concept hits the popular press, it’s time to look for the next new thing. For the past two weeks the term Meta-Data has been all over the news thanks to a disclosure of a National Security Agency (NSA) program to capture data