A good indication any new technology or business model is starting to mature
is the number of certifications popping up related to that product,
framework, or service. Cloud computing is certainly no exception, with
vendors such as Microsoft, Google, VMWare, and IBM offering certification
training for their own products, as well as organizations such CompTIA and
Architura competing for industry neutral certifications.
Is this all hype, or is it an essential part of the emerging cloud computing
ecosystem? Can we remember the days when entry level Cisco, Microsoft, or
other vendor certifications were almost mocked by industry elitists?
Much like the early Internet days of eEverything, cloud computing is at the
point where most have heard the term, few understand the concepts, and
marketing folk are exploiting every possible combination of the words to
place their p... (more)
Big Data. There are few conversations in the IT community which do not start,
address, or end on the topic. Some conversations are visionary in nature,
some critical, and many considering the challenges we’ll need to overcome
in the process of understanding how to deal with Big Data.
Definitions of Big Data almost parallel the 3 V's of Big Data, which are
velocity, volume, and variety. We may call it a byproduct of massive data
growth, cheap technology, and our ability to save everything. We may
address the enormous volumes of data generated by social media, smart grids,
and ... (more)
Pacific-Tier Communications and Burbank N Beyond’s Innovators and
Entrepreneurs had an opportunity to visit with Amy Kramer, President and
Marketing Whiz, and Lee Wochner, CEO and Creative Strategist, at
Counterintuity LLC, a Burbank-based agency focusing on Internet marketing.
Amy and Lee discussed a variety of topics ranging from taking the risk with a
start up company, to their visions and ideas on Internet marketing and social
media, as well as why Burbank is a great place to run a business.
Counterintuity is a full-service marketing agency that has designed, launched
and m... (more)
“Without evidence, we don’t have a judicial system.”
Law enforcement may be defined as any system by which designated members of
society act in an organized manner to promote and enforce adherence to the
law by discovering and punishing persons who violate the laws governing that
In order to punish violators and offenders, law enforcement needs to collect
and maintain facts and evidence. Failure to do so correctly may result in
the release of a guilty person, or possibly worse the arrest and
incarceration of an innocent person.
Robert Giles, past President and current ... (more)
The current technology refresh cycle presents many opportunities, and
challenges to both organizations and governments. The potential of
service-oriented architectures, interoperability, collaboration, and
continuity of operations is an attractive outcome of technologies and
business models available today. The challenges are more related to
business processes and human factors, both of which require organizational
transformations to take best advantage of the collaborative environments
enabled through use of cloud computing and access to broadband
Gaining th... (more)