This post was originally published by TDWI (The Data Warehousing Institute) as a Flashpoint feature on January 12, 2018. One recent sunny morning there was a traffic jam on Cottage Street, a narrow street within view of my house, aptly named … [Continue reading] about Who pays for smart cities?
Robert Kaplan writes about foreign policy, but his warning about connectedness also cuts into our dreams of free-flowing connectedness at home in cities. From Sunday's New York Times review of his new book, The Return of Marco Polo's … [Continue reading] about Connectedness / the downside, but upside too?
Back when autonomous cars first scratched at reality’s doorstep, someone loaded six labradors into a self-driving Prius. It rolled down the freeway and became one of the best pranks of the day. But laugh no more. Datadoodle’s bloodhound reporters … [Continue reading] about AI / Apple to acquire autonomous-dog startup DogGone / HomeKit’s “best friend”
Cisco's plumbing will soon feed Teradata's brains, according to last week's announcement. That's a no-brainer of a partnership, since everyone knows that Cisco's good at data plumbing and Teradata's good at data analytics. But the news release lets … [Continue reading] about Smart cities / Cisco’s smart pipes plus Teradata’s scary-smart tech
A CEO I hear from has for years embedded Tableau in his BI platform. Tableau is the best choice by far, he says. Lately, though, a new tool has caught the BI market's fancy: Power BI, from Microsoft. It's already a strong contender against Tableau, … [Continue reading] about The seductiveness of Power BI