After the WannaCry ransomware virus attacked computers around the world recently, the world did as it thankfully usually does and found a way to make light of a bad situation. The Joy of Tech published this cartoon and it soon went viral. We wanted to feature it in a report we’re doing right now at Stratecast, but upon contacting the Joy of Tech people directly, it became clear that it would be a long and winding road to figure out how to get the rights to use that cartoon. So I created my own version of the cartoon. Since the report in question was about privacy, however, and WannaCry and other ransomware attacks are most properly seen as attacks on security, we decided our fun graphic really didn’t have a place in the report.
The good news: there is a home for my graphic after all, right here on my own portfolio site! So ENJOY! And feel free to share, repost, tweet, and otherwise promote it around the world. Hey, this also gives our tech world something it “so desperately” needs: another acronym! The Internet of Ransomware Things (IoRT)…
Btw, the report in which I wanted to feature one of these cartoons was packed with so much privacy analysis fun that we’re turning it into two reports and a market insight:
- We Have Seen the Future of IT, and it is Big Data, Part 1 – Will IoT Privacy Issues Steal the Future?
- We Have Seen the Future of IT, and it is Big Data, Part 2: A Blueprint for Privacy, in the IoT and Everywhere
- Big Data is in Big Trouble, Starting in the EU: How the EU’s GDPR Threatens to Destroy Big Data Initiatives and Business Opportunities, in the EU and Elsewhere
You can learn more about these three reports, and everything else we’re doing in Stratecast Big Data and Analytics, here.
Oh, one last thing before I go: there appears to be a fix to protect your computer against the latest ransomware attack the cyberjerks have unleashed on the world, Petya/NonPetya, and it is described here. I just implemented the simple fix on my own computer. Hope it works…
Hewlett Packard Enterprise features Jeff and others in a piece titled Empower the data-driven organization. Clickable from the table of contents, Jeff’s thoughts on creating a big data execution plan comprise one of five chapters in the piece. A shared passion for using technology to unlock business value is a large part of why teams at HPE have been Jeff’s clients for much of his nearly seven-year career at Stratecast | Frost & Sullivan.
Stratecast featured thoughts by Jeff and his Stratecast colleague Tim McElligott in announcing its predictions for the year ahead: Stratecast | Frost & Sullivan Unveils 19 Communications Industry Transformational Predictions for 2017. Jeff asserts that AI–which first found commercial viability enabling a generation of virtual assistants, more commonly known as chatbots–will assume a prominent role in the big data market through its ability to search massive volumes of raw data to provide actionable insights.
Lindsay James of OnWindows interviewed Jeff Cotrupe, Industry Director, Big Data & Analytics, Stratecast | Frost & Sullivan, about why Big Data has the potential to change the way business is done across every industry. The resulting article appears here.
Jeff Cotrupe’s Stratecast report, Advertisers Are Getting the Wrong Impressions; Facebook and the MRC Offer New Points of View, asserts that the fundamental action users take on Facebook every day—reviewing their Facebook News Feed extremely quickly, and customizing what they want to see in that News Feed on the fly—is about to revolutionize the digital advertising industry.
The report is available on Stratecast’s Big Data & Analytics portal here.
Stratecast client Masergy is featuring an excerpt from Jeff’s Stratecast report, Security Today Demands New Approaches built on Machine Learning and Big Data, on Masergy’s Transforming Enterprise IT blog. The blog post is titled Security Is a Big Data Problem. You can read the post here and an overview of the full report here. To obtain this report or to subscribe to any Stratecast or Frost & Sullivan research & growth consulting program, contact your Frost account executive or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2014 annual report for this blog.
Here’s an excerpt:
A San Francisco cable car holds 60 people. This blog was viewed about 1,700 times in 2014. If it were a cable car, it would take about 28 trips to carry that many people.
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