Big Data Before There Was ‘Big Data’

Big Data Before There Was ‘Big Data’

Big Data yesterday and today — According to Wikipedia, Big Data is data sets that are so voluminous and complex that traditional data-processing application software are inadequate to deal with them. Well, I have important news. The FBI and its Criminal Justice...
The Police Need Your Help To Stop Burglaries

The Police Need Your Help To Stop Burglaries

The police can’t do it without you — The police need your help and are still waiting. “Operation Identification was established to reduce theft and increase the recoverability of stolen property,” according to a report sent to the Unites States...
Street-Level Operation Identification

Street-Level Operation Identification

A commitment to our neighborhoods — Because of our ability to map the location of homes and businesses, we are proposing that for every pocket of 20 customers who purchase our security kit, a sign will be provided to the public works department to be erected in a...
A Picture Will Never Lead To a Conviction

A Picture Will Never Lead To a Conviction

A picture “ain’t worth squat” — A picture will never lead to a conviction. It might be worth a thousand words in journalism, but a picture “ain’t worth squat” to law enforcement professionals. Ask any defense attorney if they can get a person off if...
Criminal Justice Information Services (CJIS)

Criminal Justice Information Services (CJIS)

Intelligence gathering at the FBI — The largest division at the FBI is the Criminal Justice Information Services (CJIS). In essence, it’s the FBI’s intelligence arm. It is the umbrella over a number of intelligence services including the National Crime...
Asset Management Awareness Month

Asset Management Awareness Month

What the National Property Management Association Is saying — The National Property Management Association (NPMA)  states, “Throughout the month of March, Asset Management Awareness Month urges businesses and organizations to learn how improved asset and...
University computer labs rarely get ripped off

University computer labs rarely get ripped off

Go ahead, turn that university monitor around — Large universities in the United States are vast institutions with thousands and thousands of individual assets. Turn a computer monitor around in a university computer lab and you’ll see an asset tag with a number...
March is Asset Management Awareness Month

March is Asset Management Awareness Month

Enterprise Asset Management catches on — Operation Identification, even at the urging of law enforcement professionals, has never caught on among the public since it’s inception in 1963. But every global corporation and large manufacturer, every state and...
Destroyed serial numbers destroys value

Destroyed serial numbers destroys value

The value of a high-end purse — Without the serial number intact, the value of a high-end purse drops dramatically. Cut the serial number off and there is no resale value. Why thieves don’t rip off large institutions Thieves know that it’s the serial...
Solving the  universal identifier dilemma

Solving the universal identifier dilemma

The suitability of the universal identifier — In the asset management trade, the universal identifier is a system by which most people will immediately get a hint as to who is the rightful owner of a piece of property. In our case, it’s easy enough for someone...