All posts by: Dan Kirsch

About Dan Kirsch

Dan’s research focus is on how compliance, governance, security and privacy are impacting the software industry and customer requirements. Additionally Dan is looking at mobile market.

February 1, 2018

How Intelligent is your Machine Learning Application?

There is a tremendous amount of excitement and hype around machine learning. Machine Learning (ML) and Artificial Intelligence (AI) are often trumpeted as cure-alls that can help businesses anticipate and prepare for the future. In reality, we are just beginning to see these technologies evolve into commercially viable offerings. The real value of machine learning […]

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December 1, 2016

Understanding the Business Implications of the GDPR

With the growing importance of data analytics, businesses are discovering that they must walk a fine line  in how they handle and manage customer data. Data privacy both  from both regulatory and reputational standpoints is requiring companies to move cautiously. The latest round of regulations, including the EU’s GDPR, comes with stiff financial penalties for […]

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October 13, 2015

Why partnerships are key to building Internet of Things solutions

In a recent Hurwitz survey of companies building IoT solutions, one key finding made a big impression on me: More than 90% of respondents work with one or more partners to develop and manufacture their IoT solutions. Looking deeper into the survey findings, I could find many reasons why companies are finding partnerships essential to […]

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October 1, 2013

Splunk Offers a Powerful Platform — Will They Capitalize on the Opportunity for Growth?

Godfrey Sullivan’s Keynote for this year’s Splunk User Conference had the audience buzzing with excitement as Splunk Version 6 and Splunk Cloud were announced.  Both offerings are intended to allow business users to gain more actionable insight from Splunk’s ability to capture, store and search nearly any type of log-data.  Fraud detection for financial services companies was […]

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January 30, 2013

The Emergence of Big Data Security Intelligence

What’s Driving Big Data Security Intelligence? There is a new generation of security offerings that can anticipate threats and prevent them in real-time.  This new generation of offerings is emerging because of an increase level of risk.  Traditionally, security systems have worked by collecting and analyzing logs and then setting alerts to trigger action when […]

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January 24, 2013

Text Analytics: The Hurwitz Victory Index

Authors: Fern Halper, Ph.D, Partner and Principal Analyst, Marcia Kaufman, COO and Principal Analyst, and Daniel Kirsch, Senior Analyst Unstructured data is everywhere – in emails, call center notes, verbatim survey responses, tweets, blogs, and online news – to name just a few sources. In fact, by most industry estimates, unstructured text accounts for eighty percent […]

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January 3, 2013

Victory Index Report for Text Analytics

Hurwitz & Associates Announces Results of Its Victory Index for Text Analytics Report Serves as a Market Research Assessment Tool Featuring Vendor Reviews and Critical Industry Trends BOSTON, MA– (January, 2013) – Hurwitz & Associates today announced the findings of its Victory Index report for Text Analytics. Designed as a market research assessment tool, the Victory […]

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October 18, 2012

Winning Mobile and Web Customers with Fast Data

Winning Mobile and Web Customer with Fast Data Authors: Marcia Kaufman, COO and Principal Analyst and Daniel Kirsch, Research Analyst Sponsored by VMware Business leaders are finding that they need to dramatically transform the way their organizations engage with customers to remain competitive. Fast Data – the data architecture that supports real-time decision-making – is […]

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July 31, 2012

Strategies to confront the rising democratization of IT

How employee’s use of cloud services are changing the way IT handles security Cloud computing has given business users the power to use sophisticated cloud services without the need to go through IT.  Well-meaning employees do not think about the potential risks associated with the cloud.  Software as a Service (SaaS) offerings like Facebook, Dropbox […]

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