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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, 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.

Business Issues, Technology, Big Data, IT Infrastructure

The Failure of Iconic American Companies Points to Big Data

Some of the most successful companies 20 years ago are either bankrupt or about to be. So, what separates an innovator from a failure?

Blog-post by Bobby Koritala, Mon, 06/01/2015 - 21:10

They all have one thing in common, and it’s nothing to aspire to. As once healthy and iconic American enterprises continue to go out of business, leaders must ask themselves: Why do successful companies of yesteryear fail to make the transition into the digital age?

It’s because they failed to think big, as in Big Data.

Business Issues, Big Data

Analytics Require Continuous Improvement Too?

Blog-post by Myles Suer, Mon, 04/20/2015 - 18:27

In a recent Inc. Magazine article, Ilan Mochari claims that “the use of analytics is commonplace—to the point where it’s no longer easy to sustain an advantage by using them”. Given this, Ilan asserts that analytics do not necessarily create a long term advantage. Ilan’s article is based upon the scholarly research by Peter C. Bell, a professor of management science at the Ivey Business School.

CIO Leadership, Big Data

Analytics and the CIO

Blog-post by Myles Suer, Mon, 04/06/2015 - 16:07

Last week, I participated in a CIO Chat sponsored by the CIO Magazine’s Enterprise CIO Forum. I thought that questions asked were worthy of broader consideration. So here are the answers that I provided to the questions from John Dodge. John, by the way, should get all the credit for coming up with such good questions.

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CIO Leadership, Big Data

Rogue analytics and big data: real or imagined?

#CIOchat tackles this topic on Thursday.

Blog-post by John Dodge, Wed, 04/01/2015 - 15:31

Does big data have a rogue side just like the cloud? That's what we aim to find out with our #CIOchat question this week: "Do organizations need formal policies with respect to handling Big Data?"

The question which comes from ECF editorial director Bill Laberis implies it does. Of course, it's nowhere as big a problem as posed by rogue clouds. And will "formal policies" snuff out innovation? I admit the term makes me shudder and is reminiscent of the days when IT puts the clamps on everything digital. 

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CIO Leadership, Big Data

NHL checks in with big league analytics

Sticking it to fantasy sites

Blog-post by John Dodge, Thu, 03/26/2015 - 19:37

The NHL's Stanley Cup playoff will begin soon. Bodies will fly and bang into each other with the extra intensity only playoff hockey can provide. 

CIO Leadership, Big Data

Data analytics is the job of the ---?

#CIOchat to discuss CIO's roles in Big Data, analytics

Blog-post by John Dodge, Tue, 03/24/2015 - 15:43

Is data analytics a place where the CIO can drive better business and IT alignment? That is the question for our #CIOchat this Thursday from 2-3 p.m. ET.

It comes to us from long time ECF blogger Myles Suer, who has written extensively on the subject. In fact, he's published nine meaty posts on Big Data and analytics just in 2015! 


Business Issues, Big Data

The emergence of the analytical CEO

Blog-post by Myles Suer, Wed, 03/18/2015 - 15:22

I remember being an A’s fan during the Moneyball era. When my wife and I saw the movie, we kept asking each other do you remember going to this game or that game. Prior to the movie, neither of us knew what was taking place in the A’s back office. All we knew was it was hard not to want to be part of this team with such a low payroll, kids drumming at every game, and irrepressible will to win even though the odds were stacked against them.

Business Issues, Services

The road to the self-driving business

Blog-post by Charles Bess, Thu, 03/05/2015 - 16:17

Recently, I saw an IEEE Spectrum article that asked the question Will You Need a New License to Operate a Self-Driving Car? It made me wonder about the CIO’s role in setting up a business so it can have an autopilot as well.

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