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Big Data meets Borat

Somewhat regular readers of my blog will note that I like me a good analogy, especially one related to popular culture and in which some good laughs that can be had while getting a technically valid point across. See If Seinfeld evaluated MDM vendors, 10 Marketing lessons from @Shitmydadsays Tweets, and Hadoop – The most […]

Hadoop Compression – The Elephant That’s Not In The Room

This article was originally posted at Cloudtimes.org http://cloudtimes.org/hadoop-compression-the-elephant-thats-not-in-the-room/

We are living in the age of “Big Data” where billions of transactions, events or activities are generated through use of smartphones, web browsing, smartmeter sensors and more. Hadoop, MapReduce and a new generation of NoSQL technologies are helping us manage, transform, analyze and deal with the […]

5 #award winning #tips for getting more #blog hits from your #tweets @GuyKawasaki @Twitter

IMPORTANT: If you are Guy Kawasaki skip to the end of this post, otherwise read on.

When I first started tweeting, I naturally used Twitter to publicize when I had a new blog post available. This was unsuccessful at first because I didn’t have that many followers and my tweets were generally of the vanilla […]

Why I’m on Twitter and Why You Shouldn’t Bother

It’s been nearly a year since I started using Twitter and many people still ask me why I bother and what is the purpose of Tweeting and being on Twitter at all.

Interestingly I took a look at my current linkedin contacts, Facebook friends, and Twitter followers and found these statistics (as of today Feb […]

Play ‘Tech Madness of the Decade’ – Elite 8: IBM vs. Salesforce and more – Pick your Final Four

The round of Sweet 16 is over! The votes are in and the polls are closed for the previous round. Check out the results at the end and vote for your Final Four.

Now the slate is clean and the match-ups get interesting. Cisco vs, VMware, IBM vs Salesforce, Facebook vs Google, Amazon […]

Shoestring Marketing – The Sole of Marketing

There is no definitive origination for the term “Shoestring Budget”. Some have suggested that the analogy comes from the fact that a shoestring is slender and therefore relates to having slender resources. Having spent 20+ years developing and marketing software, my view on “shoestring” as it pertains to marketing is a little more precise than […]

2010 New Year’s Resolutions for Marketing Professionals

Since the best way to kick off a New Year is with resolutions, here are my thoughts to help focus your company’s marketing strategy and activities, as well as some personal ideas for growth:

1. Lose Weight – Shed those “traditional check box” PR marketing activities and focus on those that bring results. In this […]

Play ‘Tech Madness of the Decade’ – Sweet 16: Apple vs. Google and more – Pick your winners

For many people, the beginning and end of this decade was mired with massive job losses, 401k value depreciation and plummeting home values. However for tech titans and few up and coming wannabies, the decade marked significant milestones and continuing progress in their businesses despite the economy.

Just for fun I’ve decided to create a […]

One Million Unique Global English Words. That’s All?

The website The Global Language Monitor as of December 21st states there are 1,002,116 “Global English Words” in use today. Additionally it says:

English passed the 1,000,000 threshold on June 10, 2009 at 10:22 am GMT English gains a new word every 98 minutes (or about 14.7 new words a day)

According to the book […]

Tweetlites – Realtime conference highlights via Twitter, just like being there, only better?

My foray into truly using Twitter began less than 1 month ago when I attended the meeting SDForum:Shaping the age of application development. Rather than just take notes in MS Word or by pen, I used my laptop to tweet significant and interesting anecdotes and comments by the presenters and panelists to my list of […]