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Jim Kaskade

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How Brands Should Prepare for the Convergence of Identities and the Internet of Things Q&A with Merritt Maxim of Forrester Anyone who knows me, knows that I’m extremely passionate about opportunities involving Internet of Things (IoT) – or should I call it Identity of Things – and what it will bring to end-consumers and businesses alike! The industry of connected devices is growing at a breakneck speed and consumers are getting more and more excited as they learn about the ever-expanding possibilities. But are brands preparing themselves properly for IoT? Do they know the complexities involved? I recently invited Merritt Maxim, Senior Analyst at Forrester Research, to join me for a webinar to discuss the importance of protecting customer identity data in the era of IoT. We covered such topics as: Understanding the landscape of identity threat vulnerabilities and t... (more)

IoT Is the New #BigData | @ThingsExpo #IoT #M2M #DigitalTransformation

My favorite writer, Gil Press, sums it up with, “It’s Official: The Internet Of Things Takes Over Big Data As The Most Hyped Technology” where he talks about how Gartner released its latest Hype Cycle for Emerging Technologies, and how big data has moved down the “trough of disillusionment,” replaced by the Internet of Things at the top of the hype cycle. The term Internet of Things was coined by the British technologist Kevin Ashton in 1999, to describe a system where the Internet is connected to the physical world via ubiquitous sensors. Today, the huge amounts of data we are... (more)

Internet of Things – Definitions & Predictions By @JimKaskade | @ThingsExpo [#IoT]

Internet of Things – Definitions & Predictions Remember the days when we were debating the definition of "Cloud"? That was as recent as 2009. Fast forward to 2014 and we're facing the same ambiguities with the Internet of Things (or IoT). It's a market that is as big or bigger than Cloud. IDC expects the overall market for IoT to grow at a 12.5% CAGR from $1.3 trillion in 2013 to $3.0 trillion in 2020. IDC also forecasts that there will be approximately 30 billion autonomous thingsattached to the Internet in 2020, which serve as the catalyst driving this significant revenue oppor... (more)

SAP and Big Data

SAP customers are confused about the positioning between SAP Sybase IQ and SAP Hana as it applies to data warehousing. Go figure, so is SAP. You want to learn about their data warehousing offering, and all you hear is “Hana this” and “Hana that”. It reminds me of the time after I left Teradata when the BI appliances came on the scene. First Netezza, then Greenplum, then Vertica and Aster Data, then ParAccel. Everyone was confused about what the BI appliance was in relation to the EDW. Do I need an EDW, a BI appliance, an EDW + BI appliance? With SAP, Sybase IQ is supposed to be ... (more)

Toys and Big Data By @JimKaskade | @BigDataExpo #IoT #BigData

“Dad, if my character dies in the game, would I die in the real world?” What a beautifully naive question that my son, Trevor, asked me during a son-dad conversation about how games might change over the years. Earlier last year, Mattel’s CEO, Bryan Stockton, was fired. After three years, it was clear that Mattel was continuing to be challenged with sales weakness, and lower gross margins, which drove down shareholder value. As parents, we ALL know that it’s a very competitive toy aisle, and our kids are much different than we were at their age. Mattel’s toys haven’t been “good eno... (more)