Toward a Digital [Enterprise] Horizon


Change is everywhere, it’s accelerating, and most companies today recognize that disruption has come to their industries, fueled by advances in digital technologies and more collaborative outside-in cultures. Indeed, many have already begun a digital transformation to ensure that their business is not left behind. The technology side of true digital transformation is about bringing information into the fabric of every transaction with a client, partner, employee and process. Digital…

wwHadoop: Analytics without Borders


This week at EMC World 2012, the EMC technical community is launching a community program called World Wide Hadoop.  I am really excited to be a part of a collaboration across the EMC technical community that has been looking to extend the "borders" of our Big Data portfolio by building on the success of our Greenplum Hadoop distribution in offering the open source community the ability to federate their hBase…

Big Data and Healthcare: Corrolate, Root Cause, Operationalize & Disrupt


I have to say that it's been massively fun lately at EMC talking about the impact of Big Data Analytics on vertical markets. It has been fun learning from Chuck's experience / scars associated with advocating for disruptive change in the IT market. Recently, Chuck blogged about the emerging ACO's and potential disruption that information and cost/benefit aligned markets can provide to markets like healthcare. I commented on his blog,…

Big Data Exchanges: Of Shopping Malls and the Law of Gravity


Working for a Storage Systems company, we are constantly looking at both the technical as well as social/marketplace challenges to our business strategy. Leading to the coining of "Cloud Meets Big Data" from EMC last year, EMC has been looking at the trends that "should" tip the balances around real "Cloud Information Management" as opposed to "data management" which is really what dominates todays practice. There are a couple of…

Information Era – Business Performance through Big Data Mining


In this article: "Mining of Raw Data May Bring New Productivity, a Study Says - NYTimes" the NYTimes re-inforces one of the key points that EMC has made during the acquisitions of Greenplum, Isilon and most recently at EMC World: "Where Clouds Meet Big Data". It seems like the analysts are catching up to one of my key theses: "Since Big Data is created in the cloud, it needs to…

Fallacies 3.0


I was given the unique opportunity to brief participants in CareCore National's user conference late last month. With a panel discussion led by CCN's CTO Bill Moore (@BowTie) around technology trends effecting the delivery of quality care through consistent data driven outcome evaluation. Presenting with Cisco and AT&T, I had the opportunity to talk about Internet Scale Data analytics, and the emergence of federated exchanges. These federated exchanges, providing the…

RSNA Presentation TidBits


RSNA was an exceedingly interesting show this year, the concept of a framework for integration based upon a Service Oriented Architecture (SOA). More interest in meaningful use and the cross-integration of clinical platforms. I feel like we're on the verge of a substantial trend toward integration for both the delivery of care as well as institutional operational enhancements. a few pics here

21st Century Health Care?


Interesting use cases abound for Master Data Management, but few hit as close to home as Medical Health Records. Though known colloquially as Personal Health Records (PHR), Electronic Health Records (EHR) or even as Employee Health Records (also EHR)... there is a substantial need across the care triumvirate (Patient-Provider-Payer) to begin to align content across purposes in a non-leaky way. A very interesting company - MedCommons - has been pushing…