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GCN : February 2015
4 GCN FEBRUARY 2015 • GCN.COM FEATURE 24 Big data’s health care check up Health care agencies are using big data to predict the path of a virus, but old datasets and a lack of standards hinder progress BY BRIAN ROBINSON CASE STUDIES 28 GEOSPATIAL TECH The push for geospatial data integration BY PATRICK MARSHALL 30 OPEN DATA Chicago builds ETL toolkit for open data BY STEPHANIE KANOWITZ 31 BIG DATA Sowing the Internet of Things into Agriculture BY PATRICK MARSHALL GCN (ISSN 0738-4300) is published 11 times a year, monthly except Dec by 1105 Media, Inc., 9201 Oakdale Avenue, Ste. 101, Chatsworth, CA 91311. Periodicals postage paid at Chatsworth, CA 91311-9998, and at additional mailing offices. Complimentary subscriptions are sent to qualifying subscribers. Annual subscription rates payable in U.S. funds for non-qualified subscribers are: U.S. $125.00, International $165.00. Subscription inquiries, back issue requests, and address changes: Mail to: GCN, P.O . Box 2166, Skokie, IL 60076-7866, call (866) 293-3194, outside U.S. (847) 763-9560; fax (847) 763- 9564 or email GCNmag@1105service.com. POSTMASTER: Send address changes to GCN, P.O . Box 2166, Skokie, IL 60076-7866. Canada Publications Mail Agreement No: 40612608. Return Undeliverable Canadian Addresses to Circulation Dept. or XPO Returns: P.O . Box 201, Richmond Hill, ON L4B 4R5, Canada. INSIDE BRIEFING 5 How secure are your open source-based systems? 6 CUNY Students turn Watson loose on NYC 7 Get ready for containers, the next generation of virtualization 10 Security focus obscures rise of ‘shadow IT’ 11 Mobile dev, code analysis tool debuts for DOD 12 NASA, Microsoft preview holographic computing 14 Agencies get roadmap for security data sharing 15 Alliance proposes low- power protocol for IoT 16 Low-tech sectors to see more IT spending COMMENTARY 18 CYBEREYE Police cameras only part of the video equation 19 INDUSTRY INSIGHTS Are you ready for the next OS migration? 20 Is antivirus software still relevant? 34 EMERGING TECH An Internet of (moving) things 24 0215gcn_004.indd 4 2/4/15 3:03 PM