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The Big Data Transportation “Super-Network”

by Lloyd Marino Nam Jun Paik’s term “superhighway” is a getting a whole new subset of definitions—especially with reference to urban transportation. With the recognition that 60 percent of the world’s population will be living in urban areas within the next 20 or so years, the transportation “grid”—cars and mass transit—is ripe for new paradigms. Big Data will be key…

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Big Data’s “Human” Question

By Lloyd Marino The questions and criticisms were bound to come up. “The backlash against big data,” proclaimed a recently published Economist article. “Eight (No, Nine!) Problems With Big Data,” shouted a New York Times opinion piece. “Big data: are we making a big mistake,” questioned the venerable Financial Times. A piece in Spiked went even further, boldly suggesting that…

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WHY WE’RE BAD AT #CyberSecurity AND WHAT WE CAN DO ABOUT IT

By Lloyd Marino The numbers really are mind blowing. From Target Corp’s massive 2013 data breach, which compromised 110 million customer records and cost the retail giant an estimated $67 million in payback to financial institutions,( not to mention tens of millions more in lost sales and tarnished reputation), to Princeton, New Jersey-based Heartland Payment Systems 2009 ignominious announcement that…

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BIG DATA IS GOOD NEWS—REALLY

By Lloyd Marino Your Hero’s Journey People start businesses for any number of reasons, but I can summarize all of them simply enough: They want their business to grow and thrive. They’re looking to ensure their company’s health, and these days, rightly or wrongly, we measure health with wealth. Such “wealth” equally entails security and market space, self-confidence and growth,…

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