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IoT + BlockChain = IOTA: A Second Generation BlockChain Implementation

By Dick Weisinger

The Internet of Things  (IoT) is all about machines and devices that collect, transmit, and sometimes receive information on the internet. Blockchain is a unique way to make a secure record of a transaction and then publicly record the details

Business Intelligence (BI): Analytics Can’t Keep Up with the Constant Change in What’s Being Measured

By Dick Weisinger

Businesses love the hype promised by business intelligence and analytics.  They generally love the results too.  But the problem is that they can’t get those results fast enough. A report from TDWI found that businesses complain that getting their analytics

Data Virtualization: Building a Single Common Interface to Business Data Sources

By Dick Weisinger

Data virtualization provides a real-time “virtual” interface to data that originates from multiple data sources.  Data virtualization is useful for applications like Business Intelligence (BI), Big Data, and in organizations with federated repositories.  Data virtualization typically allows read/write access with

Data Management: Getting a Grip on Enterprise Data

By Dick Weisinger

Data is important for the organization and it is important to develop methodologies to use data efficiently and cost effectively.  451 Research analyst Henry Baltazar proposed four different approaches for getting better control on data managed by the organization: Audit. 

Handwriting Recognition: Digitizing Text from Handwritten Paper Documents

By Dick Weisinger

The use of OCR for forms processing and text capture is a popular way for businesses to rapidly transfer years of historical paper records into electronic documents and records.  Companies like Ephesoft and Kofax/Lexmark offer technology for rapidly process, convert,