From Computing.co.uk More than 50% of UK companies are using old business intelligence practices to make critical decisions, while 69% of companies investing in big data analytics do not have the infrastructure in place to extract adequate real-time insights, a new report from Hitachi Data Systems (HDS) has stated. HDS also says ... read more..
From InformationWeek Big data proponents are a vocal bunch, promoting sundry tools and technologies that enable enterprises to mine a steady stream of unstructured data for hard-to-reach insights. But how easy are big data projects to set up? And once implemented, are they worth the cost? A recent survey by IDG Research ... read more..
From ZDNet UK Firms are focusing security efforts in the wrong place, putting everything into blocking criminals instead of doing more to spot them once they've broken in, according to HP's head of security. Research suggests 86% of security spend goes on keeping hackers at bay, according to Art Gilliland, HP senior ... read more..
From Computerworld.com Big data is all the buzz in board rooms these days, but in security circles it's a mixed blessing. The technology allows tons of threat data to be analysed and used to thwart intruders. In the enterprise, it can be used to analyse volumes of network traffic to reveal insider ... read more..
From Information Age Technology trends come and go, but the need for information is constant. 50-plus years into the digital revolution, and 'information' is still a strategic concern for IT leaders. Indeed, analyst company Gartner lists 'information' among the 'Nexus of Forces' currently shaping the IT industry, alongside newcomers cloud, mobile and ... read more..
From IT Adviser There is no doubt that big data has been one of the most talked-about topics over the past 12 months. For CIOs and IT teams generally it is clearly a priority but at times the interest around big data has seemed like hype and this has led ... read more..
From CIO Enterprises and IT professionals are struggling to extract strategic value from big data, according to global research. The Cisco Connected World Technology Report (CCWTR) surveyed 1,800 IT professionals across 18 countries to examine the IT readiness, challenges, technology gaps and strategic value of implementing big data projects. While most companies are ... read more..
From Computing.co.uk Companies are rebranding what they have offered for many years as 'big data solutions', Financial Times CIO Christina Scott warned delegates at Computing's Big Data Summit last week. Speaking at Computing's flagship event on the topic 'Assessing the value of big data is it worth the investment', Scott explained ... read more..
From CIO Few tech industry buzzwords have gotten as vigorous a workout as big data, but while the hype remains plentiful, it is starting to give way to real-life successes as well as formal ways companies can develop big data strategies, according to a number of IDC analysts. 'We're at this period ... read more..
From InformationWeek It's not about information technology anymore. It's about digital business. The new description is a testament to IT's advancement from a back-office, support-the-business role into a developer of products and apps that customers use directly. It's also a reflection of the central role of data analytics in letting companies ... read more..
From TechRepublic Not long ago, an online UK retailer ran some interesting and unconventional analytics on its internet data and discovered that the housewives of devoted soccer fans went on online shopping sprees during the times that their husbands were away at the games. This isn't your 'average' consumer demographic but ... read more..
From InformationWeek The rush to put a 'big data' label on every new use of data risks diluting the meaning of the phrase and, worse, may lead some organisations down a disappointing road, say two seasoned IT executives. 'I noticed our customers, doing what a lot of people would consider to be ... read more..
From CIO Big data is forecast to drive $34 billion of IT spending in 2013 and create 4.4 million IT jobs by 2015, but it is currently still a solution looking for a problem, according to analyst firm Gartner. While businesses are keen to start mining their data stores for useful insights, ... read more..
ITSM Advances Set to Empower and Engage Users in 2013Through discussions with vendors, clients and research into technology trends and disruptors, Ovum has identified what it believes will be the key IT service management (ITSM) advances of 2013. More detailed information and analysis can be found in our recently published ... read more..
Smart City Market Movers Stimulate ProgressSmartness is coming soon to a city near you. Truly, it is: the smart city chimera seems to have been with us forever, but there is something happening in the UK that is finally moving the market from the envisioning stage to the deployment stage ... read more..
VMware Spreads its Java Development Reach with vFabricThe crucial message to take away from the recent VMworld Europe 2012 conference in Barcelona is that VMware has software solutions for the broader management of virtualised environments that cover VMware vSphere and Microsoft Hyper-V. To use VMwares terminology for the new-generation virtualised ... read more..
Market Conditions Will Drive Adoption of Sustainability Solutions in 2013Sustainability management will remain a corporate priority in 2013. Organisations around the world are being pressed to reduce their environmental impact and operate in a more sustainable manner. Difficult economic conditions, rising energy prices, resource depletion and increasingly stringent environmental regulations ... read more..
Splunk Aims to Climb the Value ChainSplunk, which specialises in delivering a data platform for machine data, is approaching a turning point. The explosion of sensory data part of the big data phenomenon is pulling the company in different directions. With a base as the data platform for ... read more..
Finding the right partner to handle changing analytics needs14 September 2012CatalystAs organisations address the requirements of faster and better decision making, they need to invest in business intelligence (BI) solutions and tools that can deal with the rapidly increasing volumes of available information both within and around the enterprise. To ... read more..
Social Media Monitoring: Understanding Sentiment AnalysisSocial media monitoring (SMM), like most emerging software markets, is awash with terms of imprecise meaning and the unconscious and sometimes deliberate merging of terms. This can cause confusion and delay adoption, and there must at least be an attempt at removing any ambiguity. In ... read more..
The Landscape Around Open Data and Gov 2.0 Starts to Take Shapeidea of Gov 2.0 re-envisioning whats possible in government/citizen interaction and problem solving through the application of collaboration technologies has been around since 2004. Only very recently, however, has it reached the common lexicon, with local, state ... read more..
21 June 2012, Networking Seminar Big data isn't just the next big buzzword, but a real opportunity for organisations right across the sector divide, both the public and private sector, to use the information that flows through the organisation to make better business decisions. Download the presentation slides Ian ... read more..
Google BigQuery Offers Cloud-Based Big Data for the Low TerabytesAfter six months in preview, Google has finally released BigQuery, a big data tool that enables users to query and process large datasets on Google's cloud. Unlike previous Google big data innovations such as the MapReduce framework, Google has commercial aspirations ... read more..
A collection of recent NCC research, thought leadership, presentations, videos and news to help those interested in professional development get up to speed with the key information management issues.With the massive increase in both structured and unstructured data, information management (IM) has become both a powerful resource and a major ... read more..
Delphix Virtual Database Provides Benefits for Agile DevelopmentDelphix, a venture founded in 2008 by ex-EMC employees, launched its virtualised database to market in 2010. The Delphix Agile Data Platform is designed to appeal to the agile development community whose pace of working is faster than traditional development processes. Agile developers ... read more..
Staffing the Service Desk to Meet DemandOnce you have a service desk made up of the right people, ensuring that appropriate levels of service desk staff are in place to meet demand should be a regular and ongoing consideration for service desk managers. Relevant reporting should be in place that ... read more..
First-Mover Advantage in Big Data Awaits Asia-Pacific BanksBig data in banking continues to raise more strategy questions than there are technology answers, but it is emerging as a critical cog in the machinery that banks need to put in place in order to compete in the digital economy. First-mover competitive ... read more..
Big Data Creates Demand for Analytics SkillsThe emergence of big data promises to create IT jobs, with business intelligence (BI) and analytics expertise the key drivers. As big data increasingly becomes part of corporate IT strategies and infrastructure, organisations will be on the lookout for specialist analytics skills to unlock ... read more..
Bring Your Own SoftwareMuch has been written about the BYOD (bring your own device) problem. Ovum believes the software equivalent of the same challenge is as big a problem and as big an opportunity for corporate IT. The freemium model and the bottom-up entry strategy have produced a few well-publicised ... read more..
Information SecurityInformation security is now a challenge throughout the enterprise, and not just at gateways on the edge of networks. In particular the use of a large number of diverse types of endpoint devices is making the endpoint one of the most vulnerable pieces of the entire enterprise IT infrastructure. ... read more..