Friday, September 21, 2012

Nimbo Cloud Computing Blog, 9/21/2012 (BDPA New York)

Nimbo presents at BDPA Meeting: Cloud Intelligence and Big Data, What does it Really Mean? Washington Leon-Jordan, Nimbo’s VP of Technology was the presenter at the September 2012 program meeting hosted by BDPA New York chapter. His topic focused on cloud computing and big data.

Washington touched on how new technologies are shaping the way we do business, connect with people and interact with the world around us. He stressed the societal benefits of big data and cloud computing. These benefits stem from our newly discovered ability to pinpoint patterns and correlations in research fields such as healthcare and criminology. The presentation was followed by a discussion about the state of cloud security and ways for developers to get started with cloud.

Read the full Nimbo Cloud Computing Blog post.

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Inside Higher Ed, 9/19/2012 (Dr. Juan Gilbert)

Clemson Computer Science Professors, Juan Gilbert (2nd from left)
Critical Mass. Of the 56 Black computer science professors nationwide, a full 10 percent are clustered in one place: Clemson University. Clemson boasts six African American tenure-track or tenured professors. Its doctoral students account for 10 percent of African American computer science Ph.D. candidates, too. Those numbers come from the Computing Research Association, which surveyed 267 institutions and found that Black computer scientists account for just 1.4 percent of computer science faculty.

Read the rest of this Inside Higher Ed article.