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Dick Sullivan
Dick is Managing Director of Idea Hooks, his own marketing and business consulting firm.
Interests: gardening, baseball, classic films, carpentry and old houses
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Why can’t we gather from all the relevant sources to help to quell the violence? Continue reading
Posted Apr 1, 2013 at Cloud Matters
Dick Sullivan is now following Seth Godin
Mar 19, 2013
Data is a good thing and essential for much of what we accompish every day. But it isn't the only thing. We also need humans in the mix - for intution, emotion, loyalty and more. Continue reading
Posted Mar 1, 2013 at Cloud Matters
There are multiple elements that create the value of Big Data, that make it “Big” in scope as well as importance. Start with a collection of data sources and technologies that enable new measures of predictive analytic insight. Continue reading
Posted Feb 15, 2013 at Cloud Matters
As much as I enjoy exploring the original App, the book has a physically satifying feel to it. Put it on the coffee table to thumb through and an hour is gone in a flash. The topics may be futuristic, facinating and fun but the feel of a high quality old school book is also comforting. Continue reading
Posted Jan 4, 2013 at Cloud Matters
Dick Sullivan has shared their blog Energy Matters
Dec 27, 2012
If you’ve been grappling with a clear understanding of Big Data it can certainly be confusing. And depending how geeky you are – or aren’t – “cool” is probably not the first descriptor that comes to mind. Continue reading
Posted Dec 14, 2012 at Cloud Matters
Can data analytics predict the likelihood of murder? According to a study from Michigan State University, it seems that the answer is yes, murders mimic infectious disease. Continue reading
Posted Dec 6, 2012 at Cloud Matters
Dick Sullivan is now following Chuck Hollis
Nov 21, 2012
How do the impacts of climate change draw the military into action by creating unforeseen geopolitical impacts? Continue reading
Posted Nov 14, 2012 at Cloud Matters
So what's going on here and is Apple in danger of losing their place as the world's most admired company? Have they introduced too many products and branched in too many directions all at once? Continue reading
Posted Oct 26, 2012 at Cloud Matters
All of these steps save energy in the data center but there is one more compelling consideration in the IT mix. The most compelling really. I think of it as the Rumpelstiltskin effect. IT turning straw to gold. Continue reading
Posted Oct 4, 2012 at Cloud Matters
Looking at IT energy efficiency, sustainability and ultimately cloud IT, the US government is a most fascinating case to follow. They are the biggest IT user in the world. So the striking pace of cloud IT progress made across nearly every agency and department is impressive. Continue reading
Posted Sep 19, 2012 at Cloud Matters
Some predictions, made in context, can be pretty safely trusted - Moore's Law for example has held up well as a predictor of microprocessor transistor counts for more than 45 years. In the case of Big Data the context is still being worked out. Continue reading
Posted Jul 30, 2012 at Cloud Matters
The buzz around Big Data seems like the cloud a few years ago. Lots of opinions. Lots of confusion. Lots of promise. Lots of chaos. Only the beginning. Continue reading
Posted Jun 12, 2012 at Cloud Matters
From today's perspective, there's another important lesson to be learned here, beyond the environmental one. It was a bi-partisan initiative. Continue reading
Posted Apr 22, 2012 at Cloud Matters
Information and Communications Technology - powered by ubiquitous broadband - can have a very postitive impact upon the reduciton of greenhouse gasses (GHG). Continue reading
Posted Apr 5, 2012 at Cloud Matters
We who work in the IT world think mostly in terms of technology, customers and related business. Understanding how IT applies to economic growth, to people’s opportunity, jobs and daily life, that’s a view to a greater good we can be pleased to have a part in. Continue reading
Posted Mar 22, 2012 at Cloud Matters
But the best motivation is using it to take advantage of the real long-term benefits like Reduce greenhouse gases and provide better healthcare Clean water and greatly better education Efficient infrastructure and improved social services Continue reading
Posted Mar 19, 2012 at Cloud Matters
Humor is something we all cherish. Well, most of us. I do know a few sourpuss types that seem incapable of cracking a smile. Research has proven that laughter relieves stress and can improve health. How many of us needed research to prove that? Humor at work is especially therapeutic.... Continue reading
Posted Mar 1, 2012 at Cloud Matters
So go ahead. Get on the cloud. Deploy for mission critical. Embrace your Big Data. We can help you make the transformation secure and comfortable. Maybe not a straight line, but a well-traveled path nonetheless. Continue reading
Posted Feb 22, 2012 at Cloud Matters
We know that partners must be competitive. We know that they will regularly see HP 3Par, IBM XIV, Dell Compellent and others trying their best to perform in this part of the market. We know that we can beat all of them and we do it consistently. Continue reading
Posted Feb 13, 2012 at Cloud Matters
Awhile ago I attended a presentation by Daniel Esty, co-author of the book “Green to Gold”. It was fascinating on several levels, in particular in his emphasis on long-term systems thinking for those seeking to take advantage of green business mainstreaming. Esty told a story from his days as an... Continue reading
Posted Feb 8, 2012 at Cloud Matters
EMC today announces a product that's already sort of announced. Now we have the details. EMC has a unique offering here. It builds upon the story line of automation that places data in the most appropriate place at the right time. And it gives customers extraordinary performance with proven, array-based... Continue reading
Posted Feb 6, 2012 at Cloud Matters
Take the technology and the cost savings as a given. Once you have embraced the cloud, what can you do with it? Continue reading
Posted Feb 3, 2012 at Cloud Matters