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Is that a hard drive in your pocket?

Posted on by Ville Miettinen

… more desirable than Demi Moore – this can be tricky: there is something awe inspiring about new data storage technology.

But even amongst those who claim they are not aroused by the smooth, sleek finish of a pocket sized 1.5TB hard disk, it seems many are excited by the opportunities presented by the data it stores. It doesn’t matter who you are, big data is a big deal. With enough raw data, today’s algorithms can identify business trends, prevent diseases and fight crime. As The …

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… sales and marketing. He has assisted with an IPO and several corporate acquisitions as part of a management team or as a board member. He’s lived overseas for years and traveled extensively for business on all continents.

Petri Hakkarainen, Solutions Manager

Petri has twenty years professional experience of software engineering and development in telecom, mobile, embedded systems and industrial automation areas. He has over decade experience of international multi-site …

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All I want for Christmas is you clear terminology

Posted on by Ville Miettinen

As you are all no doubt well aware, in the weeks leading up to Christmas, every song on the radio, every elevator conversation and every piece of advertising stuffed into our mailboxes must be Christmas-themed. It’s enough to ruin what should be a fun time of year. Which is why this blog post is definitely, absolutely not going to be about Christmas.

Ok, I lied. This is …

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The secrets of Digitalkoot: Lessons learned crowdsourcing data entry to 50,000 people (for free)

Posted on by Tommaso De Benetti

… archives, making them searchable over the internet. It uses crowdsourced volunteers to input data that Optical Character Recognition (OCR) software struggles with (for example documents that are handwritten or printed in old fonts, such as very old copies of the newspaper Aamulehti).

Digitalkoot relies on machines, humans and a gaming twist to make it all fun. This is how it works in practice: old text newspaper is scanned by OCR software and then cut up into individual words. These …


Distributed work and data security: can the crowd keep a secret?

Posted on by Ville Miettinen

… In these post-WikiLeaks days, many people (and governments) might argue the only way to keep data confidential is to keep it offline. After all, the web was designed to link and share information. Online, as Sun Microsystems founder Scott McNealy once tactfully remarked, “You have zero privacy. Get over it.”

The trouble with the “McNealy philosophy” is that the web is now the place where millions of people go to work, as well as play. Even the most innocent, open, non-evil …

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