What Has Happened to Babylon?

Christian Dirschl
Written by Christian Dirschl
on October 12, 2015

Babylon is one of the most important cities in Ancient history. Its well-known king Hammurabi was the first in the world to publish laws in local languages, so that every citizen had easy access to them (somehow, he was one of the founders of our industry!). In addition, according to the Bible, Babylon is the place where all the different human languages come from. How do we cope with this diversity today?

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Data Sciences Driving Recommendation Systems

Steven Lindo
Written by Steven Lindo
on July 17, 2015

Data Analytics, more specifically, prescriptive analytics are recommendations derived from mathematical computations. Recommendations are based on behaviors and needs in a particular context. Context is king in my book, and knowing context allows systems to produce personalized recommendations.

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Big Data Needs Smart Data

Christian Dirschl
Written by Christian Dirschl
on June 12, 2015

While sitting in a café in PortorozSlovenia last week, I was struck by the almost contradictory situation I was in. Similar to the environment – the beach and sunset reflecting in the water of the Mediterranean Sea – but simultaneously tackling new achievements and major issues with worldwide experts – very demanding on one hand and very relaxing on the other.

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The Strategic Impact of “Mobilegeddon”

Peter Liang
Written by Peter Liang
on May 29, 2015

By now, you’ve most likely heard the term “Mobilegeddon.” If you haven’t, it refers to Google’s April 21st search algorithm update where search rankings now favor mobile-friendly websites on mobile devices. In other words, if your business does not have mobile friendly websites, it will get pushed down on Google’s mobile search results. This is one of the most sweeping changes (for all Google users in all countries and in all languages) in the SEO world. Read further >


Ubiquitous Computing Era – Wearables Rise!

Steven Lindo
Written by Steven Lindo
on March 30, 2015

In 1988 when Mark Weiser first articulated the concept of Ubiquitous Computing, I wonder if he had sensors and wearables in mind? Ubiquitous computing, sometimes called the age of calm technology refers to the era where technology is pervasive or omni-present in our lives, but not dominant. Instead, ubiquitous computing is about technology that recedes to the background. This is where “wearables” will rise!

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The Right To Be Forgotten Does NOT Exist

Kirsten van Engelenburg
Written by Kirsten van Engelenburg
on March 13, 2015

The Seven City Tour of Google’s Advisory Council ended in October 2014. The next three months were spent drawing up an advisory report. However in December 2014, the Article 29 Data Protection Working Party advocated an adjustment of the May 2014 ruling. Their advice was to extend the Right to Be Forgotten to Google Global instead of Google Local. It seems that the Advisory Council’s report which still needed to be released was being by-passed. Read further >


When Archeologists and Computer Scientists Talk About Legal Matters

Christian Dirschl
Written by Christian Dirschl
on February 27, 2015

I had the privilege and pleasure to be present at one of these rare occasions.

Experts from different domains, personal histories, and backgrounds will work together in the coming years. They all push toward making the creation and maintenance of data-intensive systems and applications more efficient.

Or to put it simply: ALIGNED was born!

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