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Posts from the ‘Infrastructure’ Category

5
Nov

Analytics Driven Business Decisions: Skills, competencies and methods used by survey respondents to transform their business decisions so that they are analytics driven.

The IBM Institute for Business Value partnered with the Saïd Business School at the University of Oxford to conduct the 2012 Big Data @ Work Study, surveying 1,144 business and IT professionals in 95 countries, and interviewing more than two dozen academics, subject matter experts and business executives. This is the third year in a row that IBM has conducted the survey, so it holds some insight into ongoing trends in big data.

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1
Nov

Utilizing an Expanded 2013 Budget

If the previous year was any indication, the twists and turns across the IT landscape in 2013 will likely be just as dynamic, if not more so.

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29
Oct

Analytics Driven Business Processes

Big data doesn’t exist in a void. Collect all the data you want and without analytics capacity it won’t have much value. A good analytics program requires a combination of software, developers, and the skills and knowledge to use them. In a recent survey conducted by IBM, more than 75 percent of respondents reported using core analytics capabilities such as query, reporting, and data mining. More than sixty-seven percent reported using predictive modeling.

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25
Oct

2013 Priorities Should Strategize for Deep Future

With 2012 coming to a close, CIOs should think about how and where to budget for 2013. But this time around, prioritizing resources for the future may require more foresight than a year’s time. We stand on the precipice of a mobile and cloud technology wave that will require more forward-thinking attitudes, such as thinking about how technology in the near-future will lay the foundation for the far-future.

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24
Oct

Mobile BI: Intelligence on the Road

There are few things that business intelligence doesn’t touch upon at some level. Its far-reaching arms have certainly touched mobile platforms — so much so that mobile business intelligence is expanding as a viable niche market.

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23
Oct

Improving Customer Experience with Analytics

This year’s survey finds an increased importance being placed on driving customer engagement with big data analytics. Find out what analytics leaders are doing to spearhead this effort within their organizations.

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22
Oct

Building Competitive Advantage Through Analytics

With three years of data, which skills/competencies are emerging as required for building data-driven competitive advantage.

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16
Oct

New Forces Mean New Architectures, New Roles

In a recent interview with The Wall Street Journal’s Mint, Peter Sondergaard, senior vice president at Gartner, discusses implications of a new IT architecture and environment created at the intersection, or “nexus,” of four driving forces:

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11
Oct

The Evolving Characteristics of Analytics Leadership

Since 2010, the IBM Institute for Business Value and MIT Sloan Management Review have fielded a study gathered from interviews with more than 4,500 managers and executives. These studies provide insight into how IT leaders can develop analytics programs that are successful. And by successful, I mean programs that provide information and assistance that can be used to power a data driven business.

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9
Oct

Cloud Spurs Service-Driving Technology

Forrester’s Dave Bartoletti discusses in a recent blog how more businesses are utilizing the cloud to completely transform how they source, build and deliver IT services. The discussion is one that moves beyond the basic money-saving argument to a more holistic approach via the core tenets of cloud computing itself.

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