Our regular study of Big Data unearthed this entertaining infographic that encapsulates the state of the discipline. View it, be entertained and informed! (click on it if you need to enlarge)
Via: Wikibon Big Data
Yes, the term may soon go the way of “fantabulous”, “far out” and other conversational fossils. Big Data, ie voluminous, non-homogenous data, will soon be the norm, and therefore soon cease to be differentiated from “data” .
Here is a diagram that shows the various phases of uniqueness of several software-related firms:
Diagram source: Gartner
Right now the term is in the honeymoon period, described in the above diagram as “the peak of inflated expectations.” The diagram also indicated that in 2 – 5 years, the term will slide into the “trough of disillusionment”, along with “cloud computing” and “augmented reality.”
Also take a look at how subjects in the above trough can subsequently ramp at a low angle into the plateau of realistic significance (shown as the “plateau of productivity.”
Read more on the web here.
This morning we were stunned when we learned how much information Facebook shares with third-party websites when you sign up to those websites through Facebook (examples are religion and political views).
It is almost as if FB sends them a naked picture of you
Here’s what FB passes on:
The motto of the story is to share as little information with FB as possible. It’s bad enough that FB shares your birthday… sounds like a bonus for identity thieves!
3D printing has a good future and a bad future. On the bad side, there are 3D printers which can print working guns (read our post on that); on the good side, there are 3D printers which have started printing body parts. This post is about the good side (and it will be updated as the technology progresses).
Please note that in this post we are not talking about prosthesis that remain made out of metal or plastic after implantation: we are describing objects that morph into living tissue once they are in you.
Aug 29, 2013
Researchers in China devise a 3D printer that prints from a container of cell material:
30 December 2013
They haven’t printed a full liver (yet). At the rate at which things are going, it will happen (with FDA approval) in about 10 years. Read about it here.
TMG cannot create the input files for a body part printer (yet!) but can certainly create the files needed for complex mechanical parts and other solid objects. Have a look at what we can do and message us from our page on modeling for 3D printers.
Have a great day,
The phrase “Business Intelligence” (BI) is biting at everyone’s ankles, and doing it with increasing intensity. Darn, it’s getting hard to ignore!
There is going to be a large body of people coming into BI’s user domain in 2014, so we at TMG thought it would be useful to new entrants for us put down some curated predictions for BI for the period. Please take note that this post will be constantly refined as we come across predictions that we feel are more accurate.
Every time you see this post in the search results, revisit it: we will be updating it very frequently!
Top 10 trends in business intelligence for 2014, Gigaom.com
Gartner Predicts… Gartner.com
Top Business Intelligence Trends For 2014: Enterpriseappstoday.com
Five Business Intelligence Predictions For 2014 Forbes.com