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Meeting The Challenges In Mobile Health Innovation
Image December 31, 2014 Uncategorized Colette Grail

Continuing the discussion of health information and cell phone usage … wearables, ingestibles, and how they connect.

A dive into “Data Lake”
December 3, 2014 Uncategorized Colette Grail

Data Lakes are an integral part of Big Data.

GMS attends Big Data Tech Con in Boston courtesy of The Sky INTL
April 26, 2014 Uncategorized Colette Grail

Big Data is a digital Wild Wild West of opportunity.   A gamut of players sit at an open-source poker table holding the data cards (your information) from transactions, social web, telemetric/sensors, archives, and web media.   Although US corporate participation today is found mostly in the mega businesses, garage start-ups are prevalent to making the Big Data products

Global Maritime Sensing Evolves into Big Data
March 31, 2014 Uncategorized Colette Grail

Many great inspirations take years to develop in concepts and more time yet again to become  physical manifestation.  The Global Maritime Sensing concept has been met with positive if not raving reviews by US and international navy partners.  The implementation has still been challenged  as in even the best of financial times, there are but limited

$10 Deposits at the International Seapower Symposium
September 14, 2011 Uncategorized Colette Grail

Wired magazine’s article “Identified”  (SEP 2011, pp. 144-149, 154) tells the winding story of the project underway in India to digitally identify all of its 1.2 billion people.  In the US where a Social Security Number is a virtual given, it’s hard to appreciate the extreme ambition of this project.  The enormity of the scope alone

Quantitative & Qualitative Collide to Solve MDA
September 6, 2011 Uncategorized Colette Grail

Solutions to complex problems such as Maritime Domain Awareness are best approached with a combination of creativity and quantification.  Harvard Business Review’s article Learning to Live with Complexity (SEP 2011) suggests that in attaining better risk mitigation of complex systems in the business venue, four elements make sense.  These include storytelling and triangulation – which

Prettymaps – Great Example of GIS simplicity and capability
September 2, 2011 Uncategorized Colette Grail

Prettymaps is an excellent example of open source information geographically displayed.  This page explains GIS well.

Global Information Systems Socialization at the International Seapower Symposium
August 30, 2011 Uncategorized Colette Grail

Complicated or Complex? Maritime Domain Awareness is a complex system, not merely a complicated one. Although the electrical grid for the New York City metropolis area is vast and intricate, it’s workings are none the less only complicated because it consists of a basic network on/off switches. The linear relationship makes it easy to diagnose

What is GIS?
July 30, 2011 Uncategorized Colette Grail

A geographic information system (GIS) is a system used to describe and characterize the earth and other geographies for the purpose of visualizing and analyzing geographically referenced information. Many have characterized GIS as one of the most powerful of all information technologies because it focuses on integrating knowledge from multiple sources (for example, as layers

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