Reality Check

Michael Daconta

Reality Check

  • Hadoop represented by elephant in a data center

    Hadoop: The good, the bad and the ugly

    Government IT managers should be wary of technology overreach and focus on Hadoop's known success areas.

    Comments: 3
  • Frustrated computer user

    HealthCare.gov set poor requirements. Here's how to avoid the same trap.

    Poor requirements definition for HealthCare.gov led to consumer confusion in signing up for Affordable Healthcare Act insurance.

    Comments: 1
  • linked data

    Linked data takes a leap forward

    The new version of the W3C Resource Description Framework will help government data managers publish their data as effective and usable linked data.

  • Doctor working with a tablet computer

    Stop the fear mongering over ICD-10: It's just another taxonomy

    The complaints about the upgrade to ICD-10 health care codes illustrate common misconceptions about the organization and characteristics of big data sets.

    Comments: 5
  • grocery shopping

    What data architects can learn from food labels

    When the FDA and the First Lady recently proposed revised food labeling, they were refactoring information – a low-cost mission multiplier government IT managers can replicate.

    Comments: 2
  • Netflix

    Big data is just a stepping stone

    Government IT managers need to shift the focus from the data producer to the data consumer and zero in on information extraction.