Andrew Musselman from Accenture recently spoke at the Scalability / Distributed Systems meetup on the Microsoft Redmond Campus. Accenture is reacting to the emergence of time series data in enterprises, building Hadoop business analytics for SAP systems not designed for vast data from sensors & IoT. Andrew is principal scientist in the global big data practice at Accenture where he leads the data science team in North America. He is a committer on the Apache Mahout project and is writing a book on data science for O’Reilly.http://www.meetup.com/Seattle-Hadoop-HBase-NoSQL-Meetup/events/174605462/
Deloitte is also looking ahead: We expect that the vision of the anticipatory supply chain will take years to realize fully. At every step, the most effective organizations will be those applying cutting-edge technology to enhance their real-time understanding of activity in complex supply networks, and to improve the economics of having production capacity closer to consumption locales. As the Internet of Things expands and companies’ analytics become more sophisticated, predictive supply decision making will increasingly become automated. Sensors signaling disruptions or unexpected activity in remote corners of the world will trigger appropriate adjustments in the flows of materials and energy. http://dupress.com/articles/bus-trends-2014-anticipatory-supply-chains/
Flextronics spinout Elementum already has traction with mobile devices, confirming another source of data for anticipatory supply chains:
Smartphone owners’ waning appetite for new apps is casting a shadow over what has been a technology market hotspot and is fuelling mobile developers’ concerns that their best days of growth are coming to an end. Almost a third of smartphone users do
I still feel Appstores offer value to startups, perhaps time the mobile web components provides basis for complete applications on desktop and beyond?
Today in 1971, psychology professor Philip Zimbardo turned the basement of Jordan Hall into a prison and recruited 24 students to participate in one of the most notable—and notorious—research projects ever carried out on the Farm.