All posts by: Judith Hurwitz

About Judith Hurwitz

Judith Hurwitz is an author, speaker and business technology consultant with decades of experience.

May 17, 2012

Back to the Future: Getting back to integrated systems

Back when computers were a shiny new concept, the hardware and software were tightly linked together. This tight coupling was mandatory because of the costs and technical immaturity of computing. The most powerful computers in the 1970s had less computing power than a smartphone has today.  Over time as systems became more powerful and less […]

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May 3, 2012

What is the big deal about big data?

I have begun writing a weekly blog for Bloomberg BusinessWeek. I am pleased to be able to republish my discussions on my blog site. In this blog I discuss the value of big data and its implications for the business. Your comments on this blog are welcomed.   The ability to analyze mountains of data […]

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April 23, 2012

Is Facebook Responsible… for Security?

A few weeks ago I wrote a guest blog on Harvard Business Review’s Online site. The blog which is linked to below basically explains what happened to me when my Facebook account was hacked.  One day after this article appeared I received the following message from “Barry” at Facebook: After reviewing this report, we determined […]

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December 21, 2011

Predicting 2012: What’s old is new again – or is it?

Maybe I have been around the technology market too long but it appears to me that there is nothing new under the sun. The foundational technologies that are the rage today all have their roots in technology that has been around for decades. That is actually a good thing. Simply put, a unique technology concept […]

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December 13, 2011

The Emergence of Big and Fast Data

Data Management in Transition: Where Are We Heading With Big and Fast Data? Judith Hurwitz, President & CEODr. Fern Halper, Partner A confluence of factors has converged to create one of the most important trends in data anagement – the emergence of Big and Fast Data. These factors include advances in computing technology, the decrease […]

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October 20, 2011

What does it mean to transform the customer experience?

When I started working on my latest book, Smart or Lucky? How Technology Leaders Turn Chance into Success, I thought a lot about what makes one company sustain itself over decades while other companies fade away.  What does innovation really mean and how does it happen? Innovation is not an easy achievement. Many companies that […]

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October 11, 2011

Can HP survive its DNA?

This blog was originally published in Harvard Business Review I remember attending a Hewlett-Packard meeting for industry analysts in the early 1990s and hearing HP proudly declare that it was becoming a software company. Software had turned into a stronger driver of revenue in the computer industry than hardware, and HP management had realized that […]

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September 28, 2011

Anticipating the Value of Predictive Analytics

My colleague, Fern Halper has just competed an extensive study on predictive analytics. Below is the blog she posted today about the study and the importance of Predictive Analytics to customers. The Inaugural Hurwitz & Associates Predictive Analytics Victory Index is complete! By Fern Halper For more years than I like to admit, I have […]

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June 6, 2011

Is Big Data Real and Can IBM Execute on its Vision?

It is inevitable that data would emerge as the most complex and important topics of the next decade. The expansion of the amount and types of data that we have been accumulating across more systems—physical and virtual, applications, and electronic devices – is astounding.  These environments generate huge amounts of data – from structured to […]

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May 24, 2011

What Three Smart Moves Brought LinkedIn This Far?

The following is a guest blog that I wrote for the Harvard Business Review. I joined LinkedIn in 2007. I can’t remember why. After connecting to a few dozen people, I still couldn’t fathom what the purpose of LinkedIn was, especially for an already-established professional. Yes, I knew these people, but to what end were […]

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