Tamara Dull
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Director of Emerging Technologies, SAS Best Practices

Tamara Dull is the Director of Emerging Technologies for SAS Best Practices, a thought leadership organization at SAS Institute. Through engaging publications, rich media and industry engagements, she delivers a pragmatic perspective on topics including big data, Hadoop, IT modernization and the Internet of Things. Tamara has been in the high tech industry for over 25 years, and has held positions in enterprise training and consulting, software development, marketing, and IT, product and executive management. Tamara uses her unique blend of data-rich experience, market understanding and technical prowess to educate and entertain data professionals on the how-to’s, best practices and trends in today’s emerging marketplace.

Recent Posts

Are you kidding me, Facebook? Oh, you got it right.

In my last post, Where Do You Draw the Line Between Relevancy and Privacy, I talked about some of the plusses and minuses of behavioral ... Read More

Where do you draw the line between relevancy and privacy?

We have a love/hate relationship with ads. Whether they’re on television, in our favorite publications, or online, we love them if they’re relevant and interesting, ... Read More

What are we doing about big data privacy?

Admit it: If you’re like many marketers, when you read or hear about “big data privacy,” you’re ready to move onto the next topic or ... Read More

Whose story are you telling?

Sometimes a life lesson smacks you right upside the head—and if you’re anything like me, it may take a day, a month, or even a ... Read More

A cautionary tale: Are you clicking your privacy (or that of others) away?

The big data privacy discussion is subtle, complex and complicated – and we each have a role to play. What’s yours going to be? It ... Read More

Big data privacy is about you, me, them, and us

Today, we live in an always-on digital world. We work online. We socialize online. We shop online. We bank online. We support causes online. Not ... Read More

We’re traveling at the speed of cool to creepy

Who would you give your personal information to: your state’s new toll road system, an amusement park, neither, or both? At a Forrester event earlier ... Read More

Connecting the data dots keeps these companies alive

What do the following companies have in common: Google, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Orbitz, Airbnb, Angie’s List, Match.com, OpenTable, and Uber? Here’s what I came up ... Read More

Dear Facebook, it’s not you. It’s us.

Dear Facebook, Last week, we reached our 7-year anniversary mark. Have we really been together that long?! Because, honestly, it feels like forever. I’m sorry ... Read More

If you think data security is IT’s responsibility, think again

What do Ebay, Living Social and Adobe have in common? These companies, among countless others, have all experienced a significant data breach in the last ... Read More