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Six IT Essentials for Life Science Systems Integration

By Glenn Johnson, Senior Vice President, Magic Software Enterprises Americas

Blog-post by Glenn Johnson, Tue, 06/30/2015 - 15:10

Innovation and growth are the hallmark of the life sciences industry. Companies of all sizes, from early-phase start-ups to Big Pharma must continuously collaborate to ensure quality, comply with regulations, and mitigate risks in each stage of the product development life cycle. Data and documentation from diverse systems including manufacturing, product life cycle, financial and customer data must be integrated and rationalized.

CIO Leadership, Technology, Big Data, Cloud, IT Performance

Evolving Storage Strategies in Capital Markets

Capital markets firms must evolve storage strategies in terms of speed, scalability, efficiency, and the sophistication of analytics output to accommodate rising data performance requirements.

Blog-post by Gabriel Lowy, Mon, 06/29/2015 - 17:46

Harvesting intelligence from data—and converting that intelligence into productive financial risk-transfer decisions—is a key element of how capital markets firms both provide value to their clients and protect their own interests.  To date, however, few firms are optimizing the conversion of raw data into actionable analytics to satisfy competitive and regulatory forces.

Business Issues, CIO Leadership, Technology, Applications, Big Data

The 2015 Big Data Analytics Landscape: A Super Powered Team

Blog-post by Drew Carter, Mon, 06/29/2015 - 16:04

The rise of big data over the past ten years has brought with it a flood of vendors attempting to capitalize on the trend. Established players pitching new products alongside start-ups pitching "the next big thing" can lead to confusion over the very basics of what is being offered.

Business Issues, CIO Leadership, Technology, Big Data

Big Data and Analytics: What It Means To Your Business

Blog-post by Drew Carter, Thu, 06/25/2015 - 20:20

Big Data and Analytics: two of the most talked about and least understood topics facing the modern CIO. Their mere mention immediately brings to mind many questions.

CIO Leadership, Technology, Applications, Big Data, IT Infrastructure, IT Performance

Performance Analytics is Key to PADS Framework

The PADS Framework is composed of holistically connected next-generation application performance management (APM) and operational intelligence platforms.

Blog-post by Gabriel Lowy, Mon, 06/22/2015 - 16:16

This post is an excerpt from our new report “The PADS Framework for Application Performance and User Experience”.  You can download the free report here

Business Issues, Technology, Big Data, Services

A Look On Few Big Data Analytics Companies and Role of Bigdata in Healthcare

Blog-post by Tom Hardy, Wed, 06/17/2015 - 12:56

Data analytics in healthcare is a mixture of clinical innovation and technology altogether. As the healthcare industry is continuously generating large amounts of data in different forms, it is almost impossible to manage this data over soft or hard copy formats. The current trend favors digitization of these large amount of data. Driven by mandatory requirements, the current generation favors “Data Analytics”. This promising technique supports a wide range of healthcare functions to improve services and tackle problems in healthcare sector.

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CIO Leadership, Big Data, Cloud, Services

How CIOs Can Drive Staff Engagement

Blog-post by Hayes Drumwright, Wed, 06/03/2015 - 15:53

I recently worked with a $500M client company that put a huge focus on people and culture as part of their growth strategy. After holding a series of management off-sites for organizational health, they cascaded their strategic messaging to the employees via emails, playbooks, town halls, and all-hands meetings.

Initially, there was a great deal of excitement about the plan. By 60 days later, there was a great deal of confusion. 

Business Issues, CIO Leadership, Technology, Big Data, Cloud, IT Infrastructure, Mobility, Security

Extending Information Risk Management to Embrace Cyber Resilience

Blog-post by Steve Durbin, Tue, 06/02/2015 - 21:15

Global cyber-attacks continue to become more innovative and sophisticated than ever before. Data breaches at major retail brands have revealed that cyber risk is an ever-growing concern for organizations around the world. In today’s cyber age, a company’s reputation – and the trust dynamic that exists amongst suppliers, customers and partners – has become a target for cybercriminals and hacktivists.

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CIO Leadership, Big Data

The Information Value Stream—From Data to Insight

Has your firm taken a strategic view of data and derived insight?

Blog-post by Myles Suer, Mon, 06/01/2015 - 21:29

 In this post, I’ll describe how the business notions of value chains and value streams can be applied to information management. For many IT leaders, the value stream notion will change how they think about the things IT does (the how) to thinking about the things IT enables (the what).