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Emancipating Big Data: Analytics Via the Cloud – A Guest Commentary in All Analytics

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27th April

I’ve long believed that we wouldn’t be talking about “Big Data” if it wasn’t for the ability of today’s cloud-based services to enable us to capture, store, analyze, and share the insights from the data more cost-effectively today than ever before. Yet, most organizations are still facing serious challenges trying to unlock the escalating volumes and variety of data being generated by social media, the Internet of Things (IoT), and other technological developments despite the rapid advancements in data analytics and business intelligence (BI).

Click here to read THINKstrategies’ perspectives in All Analytics regarding how a new generation of Cloud-based, Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) BI and data analytics alternatives are overcoming these escalating challenges.



Leveraging Cloud-Based Analytics to Make IT Smarter: A Guest Commentary in Datamation

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20th August

Like the old adage goes – you can’t manage what you can’t measure. And, many IT organizations have to do a better job measuring KPIs in the rapidly evolving Cloud environment to ensure they’re obtaining optimal benefits from the widening array of virtual services. Continuity Software conducted a benchmark survey in 2013 of 90 IT executives from a variety of large enterprises that found over half (57%) use analytical tools to measure IT performance. Yet, only 14% track key performance indicators (KPIs) for their Cloud environment. Click here to read THINKstrategies’ views in Datamation about how IT can overcome these management issues by taking advantage of a new generation of Cloud-based analytics solutions.



2013 Cloud Analytics Summit Videos Now Available Online

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28th May

If you missed the 2013 Cloud Analytics Summit in NYC on May 2, or would like to get a second chance to capture the insights shared at the event, all the presentations and roundtable panel sessions, as well as one-on-one speaker interviews, and event highlights from the Cloud Analytics Summit executive forum are now available online.

As you’ll see, the Cloud Analytics Summit brought together a group of real innovators — both vendors and CIOs — to discuss how the Cloud is redefining business intelligence (BI) and data integration, and enabling organizations of all sizes to overcome their Big Data challenges to achieve their business objectives.

Click here to view the Summit presentations and panel sessions. You can also click here to view one-on-one interviews with many of the Summit speakers. And, you can find other highlights from the Summit here.

We are now focusing our energies on putting together the third annual Cloud Channel Summit on Monday, November 4, at the Computer … Read More »



Taking the Right Path to Business Intelligence (BI) via Cloud-Based Analytics – An Online Roundtable Discussion, Thursday, March 27 at Noon EST

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6th March

Businesses of all sizes are being challenged by escalating customer demands and intensifying competition. These forces are driving businesses to find new tools to help them capture and analyze data from multiple sources so they can make the right business decisions.

Traditional business intelligence (BI) systems have failed to meet these requirements. As a result, an increasing number of corporate executives and end-users are seeking easier to use and more economical Cloud-based analytics tools which can satisfy their needs.

On Thursday, March 27 at noon EST/9am PST, we will conduct an online roundtable discussion to identify the key steps organizations should take to successfully select, deploy and utilize today’s exciting new Cloud Analytics solutions. During this webinar, I will be joined by Eileen Boerger, CEO, and Andrew Hermann, CMO of CorSource Technology Group.

You can register to attend at https://www.brighttalk.com/webcast/8553/67385

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Cloud-Based Analytics Permits Peer-Based IT Management

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21st August

Ask any IT or business manager what type of information would make their lives easier and they’ll usually say benchmark data which allows them to compare their performance to their peers.  The truth is that it was almost impossible to collect this kind of quantitative data in the past  because few organizations captured enough information within their own operations and even fewer where willing to share it with others. They either viewed this data as proprietary or too embarrassing.   Today, things have changed dramatically. Click here to read my latest blogpost for APMdigest about how Cloud-based analytics are permitting better peer-based IT management.



IBM Taking a Smarter Look at BI, Big Data and Data Integration

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28th March

Last week, I had the opportunity to watch the simulcast of IBM’s unveiling of its latest Smarter Analytics offerings aimed at helping organizations contend with their escalating ‘Big Data’ needs. I was particularly interested in this event because of THINKstrategies’ upcoming Cloud Analytics Summit which will examine this same topic.

IDC estimates enterprises will invest more than $120 billion to capture the business implications of their burgeoning internal and external data sources by acquiring a combination of analytics software, systems and services by 2015.

To say that IBM has made a ‘big bet’ on business intelligence (BI), big data and analytics would be an understatement. The company has acquired 28 companies focused on these areas since 2005, including Algorithmics, Coremetrics, DemandTec, Emptoris, i2, and Netezza. It has combined these assets with its internal staff to now boast over 9,000 business analytics and optimization … Read More »





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