Author Archives: 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. Jim Edwards evaluates two very different ATM receipts on Insider. “They show that someone recently withdrew [...]
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 have been several charges brought against public officials,” New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Tuesday [...]
Christchurch, is rebuilding after a devastating earthquake two years ago and recovering from the global financial crisis — and it could be losing more than US$1.2 billion to fraud. Of 140 businesses surveyed there, 38 percent had no distinct procedures to combat fraud, -based forensic analyst firm KPMG stated Monday. Fraud costs companies US$3.5 trillion [...]
Move over, terrorism and weapons of mass destruction. High-tech asymmetric warfare is the biggest threat to the United States. “Cyber-attacks and cyber-espionage pose a greater potential danger to U.S. national security than al Qaeda,” Los Angeles Times stated Tuesday.
“Barnes & Noble is in trouble,” a headline in The Washington Post stated last week, “but bookstores aren’t doomed just yet.”
Nebraska Book Company uses cloud technology to successfully swim against the current of failing bookstores. Strategies for saving the New York-based bookseller range from concentrating on its 674 profitable stores to jettisoning its Nook program and taking the retail operation private, The Post reported.
! CEO 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 up. VPN records allegedly indicated that ! employees were not “working” while working from home. In this case, Mayer consulted logs from !’s Virtual Private [...]
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 international assaults against U.S. businesses [...]
More than half a million new customers joined ’s biggest bank in less than a year thanks to SAP Mobile Platform, helping unbanked populations meet their banking needs. Almost half of ’s 51 million people earn less than R3,000 ZAR (about $340 USD) per month, and about 15 million of them do not have bank [...]
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 a significant number of lives each year.
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 hard-earned cash gets spent. The City of Edmonton works in an open-data and open-government manner. The public seeks [...]