Derek Klobucher

Census Data Reveals “Two Americas” Within The U.S.

7-May-2013 | Derek Klobucher

The two wispy slips of paper were far more than just ATM receipts found at a bank in New York. They created a jarring yet simple mosaic of the sprawling gap between rich and poor in the United States.

Technology Drives Open Data To Kill Corruption

Technology Drives Open Data To Kill Corruption

22-Apr-2013 | Derek Klobucher

Last week was a busy one for corruption hunters in New York. A Bronx assemblyman and Republican Party chairman were among those arrested for alleged dirty deeds. “Over the past few days, there ha

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Fraud Prevention In A Big Data Environment

22-Mar-2013 | Derek Klobucher

Critical Need For Fraud Prevention Christchurch, New Zealand is rebuilding after a devastating earthquake two years ago and recovering from the global financial crisis — and it could be losing more

U.S. Prepares Counterstrike Against Cyber-Attack

U.S. Prepares Counterstrike Against Cyber-Attacks

22-Mar-2013 | Derek Klobucher

Move over, terrorism and weapons of mass destruction. High-tech asymmetric warfare - cyber-attacks - are the biggest threat to the United States. United States Cyber Command Logo


Cloud Technology Saves An Industry That Plays By The Book

15-Mar-2013 | Derek Klobucher

Cloud technology gives a boost in a struggling industry “Barnes & Noble is in trouble,” a headline in The Washington Post stated last week, “but bookstores aren’t doomed just yet.” N


Big Data Streamlines The Workplace And May End Telecommuting

15-Mar-2013 | Derek Klobucher

Yahoo! CEO Marissa Mayer used data analytics to justify her company’s ban last week on telecommuting, according to Business Insider. It seems Mayer doesn’t do much without lots of data backing her

Obama’s Five-Point Plan to Fight Cyber-Attacks

Obama’s Five-Point Plan to Fight Cyber-Attacks

6-Mar-2013 | Derek Klobucher

Continued cyber-attacks on the United States may soon be met with trade or diplomatic punishment against the nations of origin. The Obama administration last week listed more than a dozen instances of

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To Boldly Bank Where No One Has Banked Before – With Mobile Banking

1-Mar-2013 | Derek Klobucher

Mobile Banking in South Africa More than half a million new customers joined South Africa’s biggest bank in less than a year thanks to SAP Mobile Platform, helping unbanked populations meet their b


Big Data Can Save Lives — If Culture and Strategy Let It

1-Mar-2013 | Derek Klobucher

Big Data can be a life saver, figuratively and literally. We’ve all heard about how Big Data can save time and money, but 87 percent of federal IT officials think that real-time Big Data could save


Government Big Data Encourages Innovation

15-Feb-2013 | Derek Klobucher

One good thing about taxes is that they get citizens invested in government — literally. Taxpayers want to be sure that the government spends their money sensibly, but first they must know how their