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Dropbox Blows Up the Box, Connecting Every App, File, and Device | WIRED

In the vast San Francisco loft that Dropbox calls home, there’s a Lego room, a life-size plastic shark, and a Golden Gate Bridge mosaic made from …

Tools for building a real time analytics platform

The Phone Call That Changed the Face of Big Data

Arun C. Murthy awoke to a phone call. It was 3 a.m., and an ad-targeting application at Yahoo, where he was an engineer, was running at painfully …

The Rise Of The Eclectic CMO

The CMO role has evolved significantly. No longer is it just about marketing; now more than ever the role requires being myopic about the consumer, fanatical about innovation and a leader in the C-suite. The credentials of a great CMO have similarly evolved: Top CMOs perform a balancing act of …

Why Hadoop projects fail — and how to make yours a success

<i>This is a guest post by Dell Software executive Guy Harrison</i><p>Without doubt, “big data” is the hottest topic in enterprise IT since cloud computing came to prominence five years ago. And the most concrete technology behind the big data trend is Hadoop.<p>Most enterprises are at least experimenting with …