A growing number of established and emerging software and technology vendors are seeking to take advantage of the convergence of Big Data and the cloud. None has made a bigger bet than IBM. Since 2005, IBM has spent more than US$16 billion on 35 acquisitions to boost its analytics capabilities. The company is hoping that this investment will generate approximately $20 billion in annual sales analyzing business data by 2015 — a $4 billion jump from its current level.
The company isn’t being coy about its goals. Click here to read my views about IBM’s big bet on Cloud analytics. And, don’t forget to attend the Cloud Analytics Summit on Thursday, May 2 in NYC, hosted by THINKstrategies, the Cloud Computing Showplace and Rising Tide Media.
Taking the Right Path to Business Intelligence (BI) via Cloud-Based Analytics – An Online Roundtable Discussion, Thursday, March 27 at Noon EST
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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IBM’s CIO, Jeanette Horan, is the latest industry executive who has agreed to speak at the second annual Cloud Analytics Summit on Thursday, May 2 in New York City.
Ms. Horan’s organization supports IBM’s transformation agenda by ensuring that its technology strategy is aligned with its business objectives so the company can attain the goals established in IBM’s 2015 roadmap which include annual sales from analyzing business data of $20 billion in 2015. Since 2005, IBM has spent over $16 billion on 35 acquisitions to boost its analytics capabilities.
Ms. Horan was appointed CIO of IBM in May 2011. Previously she was the Vice President of Enterprise Business Transformation at IBM and was responsible for worldwide product development for the Information Management business in Software Group, and General Manager of IBM’s Silicon Valley Laboratory. Prior to joining IBM, Ms. Horan spent four years with Digital Equipment Corporation … Read More »
Stephen David Spears, Senior Vice President & General Manager of SAP AG’s Application, Development, Integration and IT Management Software Organization, will kickoff the second annual Cloud Analytics Summit, Thursday, May 2 at the Apella Conference Center in New York City.
The Cloud Analytics Summit is the first of the 2013 Cloud Innovators Summit executive forum series hosted by THINKstrategies, the Cloud Computing Showplace and Rising Tide Media. The series is aimed at helping corporate decision-makers better understand how they can leverage the latest Cloud innovations to achieve their business objectives. The second event of the Cloud Innovators Summit series will be the third annual Cloud Channel Summit on Monday, November 4 at the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, CA.
Stephen directs SAP’s solution strategy and manages a diverse portfolio of SAP and third-party software solutions sold through the SAP Database and Technology Sales organization on a global basis. Stephen has also served in many other executive management … Read More »
Michael Hickins, the senior editor of the Wall Street Journal’s CIO Journal, has agreed to moderate a panel at the Cloud Analytics Summit on Thursday, May 2 in New York City entitled, “Redefining BI & Analytics in the Cloud.”
Prior to becoming the head of the CIO Journal’s editorial staff, Michael led the Wall Street Journal’s premium Web aggregation edition, WSJ Professional; managed the Digits technology blog; and was interim editor of CFO Journal. He was also executive editor at eWEEK.
Joining Michael on the panel is Dr. Irving Wladawsky-Berger who spent 37 years at IBM where he led the company’s initiatives in e-business, supercomputing and Linux. In his emeritus position, he continues to influence IBM’s Cloud Computing and Smart Cities strategies.
The Cloud Analytics Summit will provide an intimate opportunity for CIOs and other corporate executives to learn about the latest innovations and industry best … Read More »
In anticipation of THINKstrategies’ Cloud Analytics Summit on April 25 at the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, CA, I’ve been given the opportunity to provide THINKstrategies’ views in a number of online publications about the unprecedented opportunities and challenges posed by today’s rapidly evolving Cloud-based business intelligence (BI), Big Data and data integration developments.
Here are the recent commentaries which I’ve published to put these trends into perspective,
Sandhill.com: Cloud Analytics Opportunities Trump Big Data Challenges, 04/15/12
E-Commerce Times: Look Who’s Going to the Big Data Party, 04/13/12
APM Digest: The Democratization of Analytics in the Cloud, 04/05/12
ec-bp: How the Cloud is Transforming Big Data into Better Corporate Analytics and Business Intelligence, 04/03/12
Integration Developer News: How the Cloud is Transforming Analytics, Big Data and BI, 03/22/12
Datamation: The Consumerization of Cloud Analytics, 03/21/12
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CIOs and other key corporate decision-makers can take advantage of a limited supply of complimentary passes to join executives from a wide array of innovative companies who will discuss new solutions and strategies for success in Cloud-based Business Intelligence (BI), ‘Big Data’ and Data Integration at the Cloud Analytics Summit on Wednesday, April 25, at the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, CA.
The Summit is being hosted by THINKstrategies, the Cloud Computing Showplace and Rising Tide Media, and will provide an intimate opportunity for CIOs and other corporate executives to learn about the latest innovations and share best practices regarding how can Cloud BI, Big Data and Data Integration can help them meet their escalating business requirements.
Here are some of the highlights we have planned at the Summit:
Ju-kay Kwek, Product Manager of Google’s Cloud Platform team will kick off the Summit with a keynote talk about “Fulfilling the Promise of Big Data Analysis … Read More »
A growing number of executives from industry leading companies in the Business Intelligence (BI), ‘Big Data’ and Data Integration arenas are signing up to speak at the Cloud Analytics Summit on Wednesday, April 25 at the Computer History Museum in Mtn. View, CA, hosted by THINKstrategies, the Cloud Computing Showplace and Rising Tide Media.
The Cloud Analytics Summit will provide a forum for CIOs and other corporate decision-makers to learn about the latest innovations and share best practices regarding Cloud BI, Big Data and Data Integration to satisfy their escalating business requirements.
Kognitio has become a Marquee Sponsor of the Summit. Kognitio’s Vice President of Cloud Solutions, Ian Bird, will present a keynote talk entitled, “Measuring the Success of Today’s Cloud Analytics, BI and Big Data Solutions.”
Alteryx and CloudTrigger have also become Title Sponsors of the Summit. Alteryx’s CEO, George Mathew, will be participating in the “Redefining BI and Analytics in the … Read More »
The proliferation of Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) and cloud computing platform players continues to accelerate despite the failure of some early entrants and likelihood of more Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) casualties to come.
This past week, three more companies announced new platform strategies and solutions — Jaspersoft, ExpenseWatch.com, LongJump.
Open-source business intelligence (BI) vendor Jaspersoft unveiled its v3.5 integrated analysis capabilities as part of what it calls the industry’s first SaaS-enabled BI platform. The new platform promises easy-to-use integrated analysis that doesn’t require a data warehouse or OLAP server. It also includes new in-memory analysis capabilities that enables the delivery of customizable SaaS and Cloud-based BI applications which can be integrated into reports and dashboards.
ExpenseWatch.com announced an open expense control platform which will permit small and midsized businesses (SMBs) to integrate their expense management data with a variety of business application. The new “non-proprietary approach” promises to allow SMBs … Read More »