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Steve Todd
Steve is an EMC Inventor and author of the high-tech books "Innovate With Influence" and "Innovate With Global Influence"
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There are many integration aspects to consider when deploying new blockchain applications onto an existing IT architecture. Many of them are listed here. One of the more intriguing challenges is the integration of existing data assets with a blockchain. Many... Continue reading
Posted Apr 18, 2018 at Information Playground
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The VMware research team's SBFT algorithm achieved 50 I/Os per second when processing four months worth of Ethereum transactions (a 10x speedup). This statement may not appear noteworthy in the context of how many I/Os per second VISA processes. It... Continue reading
Posted Apr 9, 2018 at Information Playground
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When a storage system provides new trust features, it is not uncommon for these features to perform quite poorly. In a previous post, I looked back at the early-1990s introduction of RAID-5 as a new trust feature. Performing a write... Continue reading
Posted Mar 21, 2018 at Information Playground
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Last year I purchased the book Blockchain Revolution by Don Tapscott. Once some of blockchain's privacy and commerce kinks solve, the book posits that the technology will be positioned to revolutionize different aspects of society (e.g., finance, government, voting, etc.).... Continue reading
Posted Mar 19, 2018 at Information Playground
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I used the graphic above in a Data Value presentation at Dell's Field Readiness Summit several weeks ago. The presentation focused on using data to fuel business transformation. I like this picture because it highlights the flow of bits to... Continue reading
Posted Mar 13, 2018 at Information Playground
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As part of Dell EMC's collaboration with the MIT Media Lab, we had a visit from Alin Dragos last week. Alin works on the Lightning Network at MIT's Digital Currency Initiative (DCI). He shared an interesting graphic with us, and... Continue reading
Posted Feb 21, 2018 at Information Playground
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This week I was invited by Technet to speak about Blockchain at the Texas State Capitol. It was a different type of talk for me. Instead of focusing on the technical aspects of Blockchain I was asked to discuss what... Continue reading
Posted Feb 12, 2018 at Information Playground
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Technologists across Dell have been discussing a variety of Blockchain use cases with our customers. These conversations inevitably lead to whiteboard sketches integrating potential blockchain deployments with existing IT architectures. We use the chart below to drive this brainstorming exercise.... Continue reading
Posted Oct 17, 2017 at Information Playground
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In late July I wrote about monitoring Stairs Mountain for the US Forest Service. In August I monitored two more locations in the Sandwich Range: Camp Rich and Square Ledge. Camp Rich is near the peak of Mt Passaconaway. In... Continue reading
Posted Sep 11, 2017 at Information Playground
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Several days each year I use my Dell volunteer days to monitor wilderness trails in the White Mountain National Forest of New Hampshire. In recent years I've written about this volunteer opportunity. On July 26 I monitored Stairs Mountain, which... Continue reading
Posted Aug 7, 2017 at Information Playground
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In a previous post, I discussed approaching the topic of Blockchain from a top-down point of view. This approach focuses first on the business logic that interacts with the ledger and not the ledger itself. The business logic simply desires... Continue reading
Posted Jun 21, 2017 at Information Playground
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Recently I posted about the growing need for corporations to integrate with distributed ledgers. I view this phenomenon in a top-down way; consider ledger integration from the application first and then use these considerations to drive ledger support in the... Continue reading
Posted Jun 14, 2017 at Information Playground
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Recently a colleague and I shared a Dell Technologies' Blockchain point of view to a group of financial services companies. One of the key pieces of feedback we received was the concerning lack of standards when it comes to building... Continue reading
Posted May 30, 2017 at Information Playground
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Last week at Dell EMC World I spent a significant amount of my time discussing the value of data with Dell EMC World attendees. I am in my third year researching the topic on behalf of Dell EMC's Office of... Continue reading
Posted May 17, 2017 at Information Playground
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In a recent post, I proposed an architecture for a digital trust. In that post, I defined applications within a digital trust architecture as the initiators of data deposits and withdrawals. If applications are defined as initiators that create value,... Continue reading
Posted Mar 14, 2017 at Information Playground
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In a previous post, I presented the challenge of calculating the value of corporate data spread across multiple clouds: A trust is defined as a collection of assets managed by an owner for the benefit of another. In the context... Continue reading
Posted Feb 28, 2017 at Information Playground
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In 2014 EMC partnered with Capgemini to conduct an industry survey on Big Data. Buried deep within the Big Data Report was the following quote: “Among our respondents, 63% consider that the monetization of data could eventually become as valuable... Continue reading
Posted Feb 16, 2017 at Information Playground
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I spent the month of January pairing with the Dell EMC Dojo team at the Pivotal Labs facility in Cambridge, MA. As I've reflected on the experience there are three things that come to mind. Too Busy To Blog The... Continue reading
Posted Feb 2, 2017 at Information Playground
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This week I will be attending Data West, the San Diego Super Computer's first-ever winter forum on Data. The conference is being organized in large part by Dr. Jim Short. December marks the beginning of the third year of working... Continue reading
Posted Dec 12, 2016 at Information Playground
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Last week I outlined a set of five insights for a CIO to consider when building an IT environment that supports data valuation. These insights included: Insert yourself into the data value conversation. Focus on data workflow and ingest. Combine... Continue reading
Posted Nov 2, 2016 at Information Playground
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This post describes the final insight in a series of five data valuation insights shared at Evanta's Global CIO Executive Summit at the Skytop Lodge in Pennsylvania last week. The insights have their roots in a research project that EMC... Continue reading
Posted Oct 28, 2016 at Information Playground
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This post is the fourth in a series of data valuation insights shared at Evanta's Global CIO Executive Summit at the Skytop Lodge in Pennsylvania last week. Each insight was shared during a keynote introducing Data's Economic Value in the... Continue reading
Posted Oct 27, 2016 at Information Playground
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This post is the third in a series of insights shared at Evanta's Global CIO Executive Summit at the Skytop Lodge in Pennsylvania last week. The insights were first shared during a keynote introducing Data's Economic Value in the Age... Continue reading
Posted Oct 26, 2016 at Information Playground
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This week I began a set of summary blog posts from Evanta's Global CIO Executive Summit at the Skytop Lodge in Pennsylvania. During one of the sessions I presented a keynote focused on Data's Economic Value in the Age of... Continue reading
Posted Oct 25, 2016 at Information Playground
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Last week I spoke at Evanta's Global CIO Executive Summit at the Skytop Lodge in Pennsylvania. My keynote focused on Data's Economic Value in the Age of Digital Business. One of the themes of the conference was "Innovate - Execute... Continue reading
Posted Oct 24, 2016 at Information Playground