what you may have missed

What You May Have Missed

1. Social networking companies have been rolling out new search capabilities that exploit all the metadata they collect.  First it was Facebook with its Graph Search. Now Linkedin has introduced its own social graph search software called Galene–the Greek goddess of calm seas. Users will be able to query Linkedin’s database of 300 million subscribers…

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The Expanding Data Universe

It’s June and half of the year is almost over. So it’s a good time for a data growth reality check.  Nearly every week, we continue to see validation in our news feed about how data is on an  exponential growth curve. Here’s more evidence: while “only” 4.4 Zettabytes of data was generated in 2013,…

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60% of Our EMC World Survey Has 30TB of Human-Generated Data; 42% Can Access It …

We did a quick, informal survey at EMC World to get a sense of the state of cloud-based file sync in organizations that are likely to store large amounts of data. From our 300 responses, we can summarize the situation like this: terabytes of data reside in the enterprise, but it’s siloed and hard to…

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Data Brokers and Data Governance Practices

Along with other data security and privacy wonks, I was looking through the FTC’s 110-page report on the data broker industry. Released last Tuesday, “Data Brokers: A Call for Transparency and Accountability” has some interesting and even a few eyebrow-raising facts based on the FTC’s year-long investigations. The FTC looked into nine data brokers to…

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Making Enterprise Search Results Relevant

Unlike the Internet where there are links between pages, the files within a file system don’t have that many clues about which files are the most useful or relevant for a given topic and a given searcher. Because DatAnswers incorporates access activity in its search algorithms, it can produce more relevant results based on a…

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File sync and mobile access for file shares

IT admins in the enterprise that wrestle with Dropbox and BYOD know that “dude, just go cloud!” is not as simple as it sounds. Any savvy IT architect knows that it’s not simply about moving the bits across a wire.  For many companies, uprooting their file share data means pulling the plug on tried and…

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What you may have missed

What You May Have Missed

1. If you liked our piece on the national health database, here’s an excellent NPR audio recording of the Diane Rehm Show, The Promise And Perils Of A New Project To Share Individual Patient Records. More than just a report about the health database, Joe Selby, Executive Director of PCORI addresses privacy rights as well…

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3 Challenges for the National Patient-Centered Clinical Research Network (PCORnet)

3 Challenges for the National Patient-Centered Clinical Research Network (PCORnet)

Have you noticed that a lot of health information created daily during patient visits is still not digitized? And if it is, the opportunities to use this data for research and for prevention are often missed because the networks that store this data cannot easily collaborate or communicate with each other. Finally, at the end…

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Affordable Enterprise Search

Enterprise search has traditionally come at a very high price. Because we’re able to leverage our existing framework to build DatAnswers, businesses now have a powerful and affordable option. Why is DatAnswers so affordable?    

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what you may have missed

What You May Have Missed

1. According to the FTC, there are 33 states that sell de-identified patient health information that is possible to re-identify and I was sad to learn our health data is worth a measly 50 bucks. 2. At a recent FTC workshop about Consumer Generated and Controlled Health Data, they covered a range of topics, from…

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