Nest Uses Its Data To Turn Electric Utilities Into Cash Cows | TechCrunch

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When Google acquired smart thermostat maker Nest for $3.2 billion, the startup quickly stated that it would never share its user data with other Google services and outside companies. But according to a recent report by Forbes, the company is taking advantage of its data to create a lucrative revenue stream from electric utilities.

John Lasschuit ®™‘s insight:

User data used for a lucrative contracts with energy providers. The real income of #Nest will be those contracts, not the sale of #intelligent devices.

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Big Data is the new Artificial Intelligence

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This is the first of a couple columns about a growing trend in Artificial Intelligence (AI) and how it is likely to be integrated in our culture. Computerworld ran an interesting overview article on the subject yesterday that got me thinking not only about where this technology is going but how it is likely to affect us not just as a people. but as individuals. How is AI likely to affect me? The answer is scary.

John Lasschuit ®™‘s insight:

Robert X. Cringely on @BetaNews.

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Leadership: The Catch 22 of High Performance Management

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The markets and shareholders of private organisations require high performance which provide results in the short term – consistently, every quarter.  This causes the leaders to develop performance management processes which will “ensure” all employees operate at a higher and higher level. The focus is on results.

 

The senior executives’ remuneration packages are based on strong financial performance. So even if the CEO and their team are ethical and not egocentric they understand where the focus has to be. But is this approach sustainable in the 21st Century?

John Lasschuit ®™‘s insight:

#Leadershape. Do #KPIs conflict with #leadership?

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The Four V’s of Big Data [INFOGRAPHIC] | DashBurst

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Imagine all the information you alone generate each time you swipe your credit card, post to social media, drive your car, leave a voicemail, or visit a doctor. Now try to imagine your data combined with the data of all humans, corporations, and organizations in the world! From healthcare to social media, to business to the auto industry, humans are now creating more data than ever before. How can we classify this information, and what can we do with it?

John Lasschuit ®™‘s insight:

Handy and usefull #infograph explaining the four V’s of #BigData

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Handling network change: Is IPv4-to-IPv6 the least of your problems?

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Whether it’s the IPv4-to-IPv6 transition or the need for SDN, engineers must lead major network change. To do so, they’ll have to learn to manage the old and the new at once.

John Lasschuit ®™‘s insight:

Rivka Gewiz Little shares her thoughts on what’s important if we’re gonna #upgrade our #networks.

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