Here's one reason I've always liked Tableau, and still do even as it enters a mother ship's cold embrace. An email pitch from Tableau this week: Music is a global unifier—connecting us from afar and strengthening relationships closer … [Continue reading] about Tableau, still not boring
If any app gets just 15 minutes of fame out of the box, isn't marketing critical? It seems obvious to me that those who offer an app would rank marketing up there with programming — especially when the app's produced by a low-budget, … [Continue reading] about Homeless? There’s an app for that Civic tech's struggle to overcome initial 15 minutes of fame
Here's a thought from Seth Godin, who thinks and writes about systems, for advocates of "data driven" systems, such as smart cities. Systems with slack are more resilient. … One thunderstorm can cripple the air traffic system for six major … [Continue reading] about Slack Attention, advocates of "data driven"
"I love civic tech," says the data industry's "Dean of Big Data" Bill Schmarzo, longtime VP at Dell and now CTO IoT and analytics at Hitachi Vantara. He loves it, but he also has ideas about how to make it work. It takes more than love to bear fruit. … [Continue reading] about “Dean of Big Data” Bill Schmarzo: “smart” takes a community The unrealized advantage of city-college collaboration
Back in 2010, a French company offered the Easter Island government a massive pyro-gassification machine that generated electricity from garbage. It was to be a gift. Was it really the kind of gift you’d give a friend? Or was did it come with … [Continue reading] about Three non-technical attributes for “smart” Before you change any lightbulbs