Yves de Montcheuil

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Yves de Montcheuil is a recognized authority on digital business trends and information management. A marketing executive with a track record at several successful IT vendors, he is also a strategic advisor for digital companies and runs the International Commission of Tech In France. Yves is a strong presenter, author, blogger, and social media enthusiast.

You can follow Yves on Twitter: @ydemontcheuil, or contact him via LinkedIn.

The opinions expressed in this blog are those of Yves de Montcheuil and do not necessarily represent those of IDG Communications, Inc., its parent, subsidiary or affiliated companies.

Having fun with HTTP status codes

HTTP status codes go way beyond the 404 and 500 errors we have all encountered. Let's look at what they mean for a non-developer -- and figure out some of the geek humor that’s hidden in their midst

Securing big data, a cross-technology challenge

With all this valuable data in a single place, there are many reason why hackers are going after the data lake. Securing big data is a real challenge, but one that needs to be addressed properly

IBM acquires the Weather Channel: when technology vendors become data vendors

It’s unusual for technology companies to buy data providers, but IBM just made the move. With the Weather Channel, not only does it get access to a highly powerful data platform, but also on data that is critical for most of their...

Build analytics into business applications

How can vendors of business applications get analytics features to their users? From data extraction to APIs to deep integration, controlling the data delivery chain is critical. Zendesk’s acquisition of BIME Analytics is a perfect...

Is it really that difficult to collect big data?

Analysts say big data projects fail to deliver on the expectations, because big data remains fraught with difficulties. Where are the difficulties remaining?

An API is not the product, but it makes the product better

To borrow the punch line from a famous ad campaign, an API is not a product. But it can be found in many of the products you use, making them better

4 ways APIs will help grow a data-driven business

REST APIs can have a deeper impact and use than simply powering the interactions between your back end and front end. There are several ways they can impact your business.

Why you should care about security and reliability of data on the Internet of things

Hortonworks just added to their portfolio an open source project, originating from the NSA, that provides and secures access to data from the Internet of things. This addition puts in an interesting perspective some challenges linked...

5 facets of data security

From securing data from malicious attacks to preventing its unexpected dissemination, the palette of data security issues is broad, and technology is not the only answer

Why are software vendors going private?

For many private IT companies, an IPO is the ultimate achievement -- and a way to attract and reward early-stage investors and employees. But another trend is picking up steam in the IT space: public companies going private

When cable companies and fashion magazines invest in big data (literally)

The parent company of Vogue, Vanity Fair and Wired acquired big data vendor 1010data -- an unlikely match. Can a media group recoup such a half billion dollar investment?

4 cases where the ancient skill of data story telling will come in handy

The data interpreter is one of the 5 hottest jobs in data. Data interpreters are in fact data story tellers, who help executives make sense of the data they get

Search versus analytics: what is the difference?

Despite serving seemingly very different purposes, search engine and an analytics engine could gain to be unified for better use by knowledge workers

2 ways to expand business intelligence to the outside world

Most business intelligence projects primarily deal with information and serve consumers inside the enterprise. How, and why, should you expand these projects to the outside world?

5 hot jobs in data

Not so long ago the "sexiest job of the 21st century," the Data Scientist is now joined by a couple other hot job titles in the data industry. Do you think you may be a Data Wrangler, a Data Shaman, a Data Interpreter, or even a Data...

3 critical components of connected object infrastructure

Internet of things projects are around the corner for many businesses. The backend, and the way connected objects connect to it, are essential to a successful project.

Will you get paid for all this data?

There is no such thing as free. In the realm of free services, you are the product and barter yourself. But when you have to pay to actually become a sensor and provide data, the game actually moves to a totally different inning.

Are you a sensor on the Internet of things?

Far from science fiction scenarios in which you are surgically implanted with sensors, more and more organizations are actually using you as a sensor to collect valuable data points.

Which approach to use for your data APIs: generic or specialized?

Common wisdom calls for a single, generic API to concentrate all interactions between frontend and backend. But the continuous increase in the diversity of client devices and objects makes architects rethink this design and take a...

Use the right approach for building a data back end

Start with development or with design? This long-standing conundrum of software engineering is more acute than ever when it comes to building the interactions between front-end apps and their back end

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