Defining The Business Value of Analytics

Defining The Business Value of Analytics

I have covered the business intelligence market for several years and have had the opportunity to work with organizations to help them get their business intelligence projects up and running. Behind all of the research, case studies, and consulting projects, the drivers are always similar – organizations need a way to gain insight into what is happening within their organization. Whether it is what is going right, what is going wrong, learning about customers, overcoming data silos, or governing access, the bottom line is the same. Organizations require a way to access secure, trusted, accurate, valid information in a way ...

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Introducing IT Service Management (ITSM) 2.0: A Cornerstone for Digital and IT Transformation

Introducing IT Service Management (ITSM) 2.0: A Cornerstone for Digital and IT Transformation

Over the course of numerous deployment dialogs and multiple research projects starting with last year’s work on “ITSM futures,” I have been tracking a still largely unheralded phenomenon: ITSM teams in many organizations are evolving to take a leadership role in helping all of IT become more efficient, more business aligned, and ever more relevant [...]

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The Top 5 IoT Lessons I Learned From Hollywood

The Top 5 IoT Lessons I Learned From Hollywood

In my last IoT blog, I talked about the history of IoT and the evolution of issues surrounding IoT devices. In this part of the series, we will expand on the issues around IoT and the data it collects. Research firms estimate that there will be between 20 billion and 30 billion IoT devices on Earth by 20201 and that they will have collectively produced over four zettabytes of data.2 These are virtually inconceivable volumes for the average person and dealing with volumes this high is effectively far more than a trivial matter. Given these factors, this blog is going to discuss how to deal with IoT using various (slightly ...

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Rooster

SDN does not spell doom and gloom for traditional networking vendors – that is just a lot of hype drummed up by some who have a different story to tell and who tend to come from datacenter centric mindsets.  Too often when something new and game changing comes along, folks are all too willing to...

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posted by John Myers   | February 27, 2013 | 0 Comments

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As I review my series of #100linesOnBIDW blogs over the last couple of weeks, I found myself looking at the Data Management posting. I covered when to apply schemas, Big Data, and data governance. What I left out was technical implementation concepts for data management systems like row vs. column orientation; in-memory vs. spinning disk...

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It’s that time of year again, when New Year’s prognostications give way to a similar level of noise about what to look for at the RSA Conference.  There are always recurring themes to the latter. There is always much talk of the latest attack, or class of attack, that will drive where security should go....

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posted by John Myers   | February 18, 2013 | 0 Comments

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If I told you in September that the Baltimore Ravens would win the Super Bowl in February and you did nothing with that information ( i.e. place a bet, announce your prognostication skill, etc. ), was my prediction worth anything? Much like “if a tree falls in the forest and no one is there to...

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posted by Scott Crawford   | February 11, 2013 | 0 Comments

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“Give me a place to stand, and with a lever I will move the whole world.” –Archimedes In the wake of last week’s disclosure of an attack against Bit9, Jeremiah Grossman seems positively prescient. His New Year’s prediction about security’s immediate future was that attacks against security measures would increase. And why not? If defense...

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Albert Einstein once said: “Imagination is more important than knowledge. For knowledge is limited to all we now know and understand, while imagination embraces the entire world, and all there ever will be to know and understand.” And I think that the wonderful world of Knowledge Delivery (aka Data Visualization, Reporting, etc.) needs to think...

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posted by John Myers   | February 11, 2013 | 0 Comments
Edward de Bono, a noted expert on creative thinking, once said: The purpose of science is not to analyze or describe but to make useful models of the world. A model is useful if it allows us to get use out of it. Business Analytics is very similar to this concept of science, and specifically,...

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posted by Shawn Rogers   | February 8, 2013 | 0 Comments

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I am a big fan of data discovery solutions. They enable a wider group of users to enjoy the benefits of business insights and break away from the platform driven traditional solutions that can be difficult to use, extremely expensive and limited to only a few users within an organization. At MicroStrategy World last week...

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posted by Scott Crawford   | January 29, 2013 | 0 Comments

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In my last post, I noted that I expect intelligence and the coordination and integration of defense technologies to be key drivers of the IT security market in 2013.  This is not just about some major vendors who have acknowledged their need for a wake-up call on these fronts. These are larger trends that are...

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posted by John Myers   | January 28, 2013 | 0 Comments

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When Aesop created the fable about the shepherd boy who cried wolf, the message was clear: “How liars are not rewarded: even if they tell the truth, no one believes them” If analysts like myself and others as well as the mainstream press (ie Forbes, Harvard Business Review, Economist ) continue to shout about Big Data...

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