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“Technology is not a substitute for thinking.”

Robert Steele

“Bandwidth is more expensive than pilots.”

Professor Robert Owen
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University

The future is now: 10 startups leading the way in ‘big data’

Christina Farr

VentureBeat, October 16, 2012

Police are mixing crime data and sociological information to anticipate incidences of crimeA small cadre of scientists in Silicon Valley is harnessing genetics data to detect early signs of disease. For business owners and harried IT executives, it’s easy feel overwhelmed with the flood of so-called big data options on the market. That is, if you buy into the trend at all.

We believe it’s time to cut through the hype and show you some cool companies that use big data to further research in the fields of healthcare, law, government, and education. To assemble our inaugural list of 10 standout companies, we spoke with investors, analysts, and experts.

We narrowed it down to some ground-breaking favorites who helped define the field. You’ll notice that the companies cover a lot of ground — we anointed a leader in every category, such as data science, business intelligence, data visualization and analytics. We also threw a few impressive newcomers into the mix as well.

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Phi Beta Iota:  The fragmentation of human knowledge, and the isolation of 2% of the relevant data online, continue to disembowel governments and corporations that should know better.  Visualization on top of “big data” is hype on steroids.  Palantir and Recording the Future are particularly representative of the species, with ignorant contracting officers and rightfully insecure analysts and their managers desperately seeking a panacea for their inherent lack of deep understanding.  We have strategic analytic models that define foreign intelligence requirements that are largely (95%) unmet;  Until we solve the Human Intelligence (HUMINT) collection and analysis shortfalls, and restore intelligence with integrity to how we practice the craft of intelligence, most technology is nothing more than a scam, a very expensive form of landfill.  The two quotes above say it all, but there is a third quote we are also reminded of:

“Information technology makes bad management worse

Paul Strassman
1993 Director of Defense Information

See Also:

2011 Thinking About Revolution in the USA and Elsewhere (Full Text Online for Google Translate)

1990 Expeditionary Environment Analytic Model

Journal: Palantir, Flush with Cash, Sued for Industrial Espionage and Racketeering

Reference: Strategic Analytic Model for Creating a Prosperous World at Peace

ROOT: The Open Source Everything Convergence

Stephen E. Arnold: Announcing Honk, a Free Weekly Targeted Newsletter About Online Search and Analytics

Worth a Look: 1989 All-Source Fusion Analytic Workstation–The Four Requirements Documents

Yoda: Recording the Future – Repeat Itself, Foolishness Does…

YouTube: Steele to Scowcroft at WW Center