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Why the World Needs the Man of Steel

“Superman is undeniably the greatest Super Hero in the world and likely the most influential comic book character of all time.”  – Diane Nelson, President, DC Entertainment. I wasn’t always a huge fan of Superman. I thought he was too much of a “goody-goody” and the anti-heroes were…

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Landscape of Big Data

The Landscape of Big Data

There is no denying that big data is a big deal. For those of you just joining our program, “Big Data” is defined as sets of data that is so large or complex that it can’t be managed with traditional data processing applications. Netflix is a prime example of a company that leverages big data…

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Your Storage Device is more Than Just a Hard Drive

“This device isn’t a space ship, it’s a time machine.  It goes backwards and forwards.  And it takes us to a place where we ache to go again. “ – Don Draper: Mad Men Like countless others since it’s return, I’ve been on a Mad Men kick as of late. I will sit in silence [...]

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Defiance

Is Defiance Changing the Landscape for Television and Gaming?

If you’re not familiar with Defiance, it’s an interesting concept.  The fine folks over at Syfy and Trion Worlds collaborated to create a new television show that also ties into a persistent world 3rd person shooter where what happens on the show impacts the gameplay experience.  So if…

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The Art of AMC’s Mad Men

Anyone who knows me knows I love art, whether it is illustration, comic sequential work, paint, water colors or just creative doodles on a restaurant napkin.  So when I get an opportunity to look at the creative process behind a piece of artwork, I eat it up. As you also have learned about me,…

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House of Cards

The Impact of Big Data, House of Cards and You!

Love them or hate them, what Netflix did with their exclusive series, House of Cards, was genius.  This article in the New York Times covers it in greater detail, but the short version is that Netflix used all of their subscriber profile data a.k.a. big data (viewing habits, likes, interests, etc.)…

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Super Bowl XLVII

Even the Super Bowl Stores Data – Infographic

This Sunday, the San Francisco 49ers will face off against the Baltimore Ravens in what is going to be Ray Lewis’ last game.  And while I don’t follow football to the extent of my friends & colleagues, I am glad that if he’s going to retire, he can do so after having taken his team [...]

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The IAWTV Awards at CES

It’s no secret to anyone who’s been reading this blog that I watch a lot of television. I’ve been a huge fan of shows like Mad Men, Arrow, American Horror Story and more. But based on the excitement for the International Academy of Web TV Awards emanating from celebrities and creative teams…

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Machines in the Movies

Machines (and Storage) in the Movies

Sometimes the universe makes my job super easy. Let’s give thanks to the fine folks at Brocade for putting together this dandy little infographic that outlines the amount of computing power that lies behind some of Hollywood’s blockbusters including Shrek the Third, Kung Fu Panda,…

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How Storage Entertains You

News flash – Your DVR is a hard drive!! Wait, maybe you knew that already. It may not be something you think about, but it’s true.  Basically, your digital video recorder (DVR) allows you to record movies and shows from your TV to the drive inside the box, then allowing you to access it at…

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