Did you know 90% of the world’s data was created in the last two years? Given the digital enablement of various business artifacts, this proliferation of data will continue, but more data are becoming neglected or not utilized. This growing torrent of information has created a new market opportunity called “Big Data”.
This week, the Joint Select Committee, better known as the “Super Committee,” failed to identify $1.2 trillion in reductions to the federal deficit. The committee’s failure triggers automatic spending cuts and sequestration beginning in 2013. If defense budget cuts are not softened, the defense base budget in 2013 would be cut to approximately $472 billion, nearly $100 billion under the Pentagon’s 2012 budget request for the following year.
Recent developments suggest the U.S. may be nearing the end of a policy logjam surrounding cybersecurity:
This week, Defense Secretary Leon Panetta provided a dire outlook for the Defense Department, as the Pentagon will undergo automatic cuts across the board if the 12-member Super Committee created by the Budget Control Act in August cannot compromise on a plan to eliminate $1.2 trillion in debt.
In order to bridge the gap caused by delays in the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter program and the termination of the F-22 program, the U.S. Air Force has announced plans to upgrade more than 300 Lockheed Martin F-16s and, potentially, Boeing’s F-15s.
As the U.S. and Department of Defense (“DoD”) restlessly await the Super Committee’s November 23rd deadline for a proposal to reduce the country’s deficit by at least $1.5 trillion, all of the branches of the military have expressed concern over the potential for further defense cuts.
CGI’s recent announcement that it intends to start breaking out its healthcare revenue as a separate vertical segment is just another signal to the market regarding the excitement around health (http://www.cgi.com/en/CGI-reports-health-new-global-vertical).
Before “scalability” becomes yet another overused term … here’s our top 10 attributes of a scalable offering that would address the opportunity space highlighted below (in no particular order) from our perspective: Real time visualization Automation— human out of the loop (especially policy development) Data packet processing rates approaching 1T Offensively-minded considerations Multi-disciplined World-wide accessibility [...]