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Technology, Big Data

Five Things Big Data Isn't

Understanding Big Data in the Negative

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A few months ago, I wrote a blog about defining cloud computing.  Although I didn’t get any death threats, there was a bit of consternation associated with how I delineated the somewhat ubiquitous and pervasive industry buzzword.  People were unhappy.  But whatever; I put a stake in the ground and I’m okay with that. 

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Technology, Applications, Big Data, Cloud, Converged Infrastructure, IT Performance

Introducing the PADS Framework

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Gabriel_Lowy

The PADS Framework, for Performance Analytics and Decision Support, represents a more holistic approach to adaptive, proactive and predictive operational data management and analysis.  The framework links advanced performance management and big data analytics technologies to enable organizations to gain deep and real-time visibility into, and predictive intelligence from, increasingly complex virtualized and mobile systems across the entire application delivery chain.

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CIO Leadership, Applications, Big Data, IT Performance

IT is critical. It is failing to measure up: McKinsey

The more critical IT becomes, the more exposed the warts.

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Community Manager
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jdodge

Almost a third of 738 executives, some CIOs, say top IT management should go. Another 13% blamed "non-IT executives" for IT failing to meet strategic albeit challenging objectives.

The imperatives include improving data analytics and business-IT interactions as well as adopting new approaches to development. At the same time, CIOs need to find better and more relevant talent while continually balancing conflicting priorities.


Business Issues, Big Data

Twitter chat yields Big Data insights, links to related posts

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Community Manager
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jdodge

Our Twitter chat this week asking whether Big Data is an enterprise survival pre-requisite yielded great insights from a variety of observers. Of course it is: data driven companies have been shown to be the most profitable.

Below are my eight favorite tweets, 2-4 of which speak to specificity, business processes and knowing what you're looking for. 

In a new twist this week, I found Enterprise CIO Forum blog posts related to each of the eight highlighted tweets. Simply click on the bolded text. Number 6 has two links.

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Technology, Big Data

The First Rule of Big Data

Big Data's potential for abuse explained.

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jkhawaja

 

How many of you have watched the movie Fight Club?  If you haven’t, I strongly recommend you do.  It’s a movie worth watching, replete with violence, ennui, and a lament for the narcissistic failings of the baby boomers.  Anyways, there’s a scene in the beginning of the movie where Edward Norton talks about how crappy his job is.  He has to assess the risk associated with car accidents for an insurance company using actuarial data.  His job is to figure out whether a recall is the right decision for an auto manufacturer to make – from a financial pers

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Business Issues, Applications

Infographics debut on Dashboards?

Why engagement is crucial to Analytics led decisions

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I keep thinking of ways to make dashboards more *engaging*. Not just a better presentation layer, but a more engaging experience. Information overload has impacted everyone, and the battle for a few seconds of engagement is unending. For enterprise analytics, those few extra seconds of engagement just *might* mean better decisions.  As Neitzsche says, there are no facts, just interpretations. The better we look at those facts, the better our interpretations are likely to be.

Of late, infographics have caught attention on the engagement factor.


CIO Leadership, Applications, Big Data

Big data success hinges on CMO and CIO harmony and coordination

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Community Manager
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jdodge

This Harvard Business Review article acknowledges that enterprises are struggling to get traction with Big Data projects and says one problem might be that CIOs and CMOs don't get along. 

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Business Issues, Big Data, Services

Let's ditch the term Big Data

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Community Manager
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We're too focused on Big Data instead of information, which in the end is what drives decision-making, contends Enterprise CIO Forum community manager John Dodge.


Technology, Big Data, Cloud, Services

Big Data: It’s a big deal only if you have the tools to use it

Research Brief by,
Community Manager

Big Data does not quite do justice to how much of the stuff is being collected every second of every day. For instance, Walmart processes a million customer transactions an hour. Facebook users share a billion pieces of information a day. 


CIO Leadership, Big Data

It's the information that ultimately counts, not data

"Data are facts and stats...for reference or analysis."

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HP Blogger
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Christian

The term Big Data got a lot of traction in 2013. This Google trends graph speaks to the meteroric rise in its popularity since 2011, but the truth be told, it's a misnomer.

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