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Perhaps not quite as clear-cut as a logical AND in the programmatic sense, but the age of the CEO as we once knew it could be over. There's a simple reason for this, CIOs (and yes of course we do mean Chief Information Officers) are starting to run their operations as business entities in their own right. In no way detracting from the popular assertion that IT has to "progress from simply being a function in the business to now become a business enabling function in and of itself" (as the expression goes)... there's an even deeper truth to realize. This even more profound truism rests upon the fact that: CIOs are having to run their IT operations as business units that are fully accountable to the CFO and the CEO CIOs are becoming more welcome at the board room table CIOs are (because of both a and b factors above) gaining a higher degree of wider business acumen an... (more)

Creating the New Big Data Developer By @ABridgwater | @CloudExpo [#BigData]

HP hasn't exactly coined the term Big Data developer. Except, perhaps, it maybe kind of has if you look at the recent tools being rolled out from the firm's HP Software division. All working towards what HP loves to call "business transformation" - the company is now also using the term "new style of IT," by which it of course means cloud-centric (always hybrid) technology architectures aligned to take advantage of Big Data analytics (even in SMBs) and other more cutting-edge elements such as enterprise social activity and collaboration technology. In a mobile-first world always,... (more)

Planet @Hadoop By @ABridgwater | @BigDataExpo [#BigData]

What Kinds of People Live on Planet Hadoop? Labor market analytics firm Wanted Analytics recently assessed the market for technology professionals and found that demand for people with proficient levels of Hadoop expertise had skyrocketed by around 33% since last year - it is true, Hadoop is hard technology to master and the labor market is not exactly flooded with an over-abundance of skilled practitioners. Hadoop has been called a foundational technology, rather than ‘just' a database by some commentators - this almost pushes it towards being an ‘environment' rather than it bei... (more)

Internet of Things and Embedded Analytics By @ABridgwater | @ThingsExpo [#IoT]

Embedded Analytics: Inside Apps, Inside Processes Now is the age of information analytics. We have (very arguably) reached a point where the insight arising from data analytics can be applied to almost every aspect of a company, in every business vertical. But what shape should that analytics be? Increasingly we talk about embedded analytics, but what do we mean? Should we be embedding analytics inside a) applications themselves, or should we b) look to embed analytics as business rules inside complete corporate processes - or should it be both? Embedded (application) analytics Th... (more)

When Transaction Management Becomes a Business (Technical) Issue [#APM]

This post is sponsored by The Business Value Exchange and HP Enterprise Services Transaction management is not just for technical geeks; it is very much a subject that ‘business suits' should be focused on. But should it be seen as a business issue for technologists or a technology issue for business people? Or doesn't it matter and should transaction management be a two-way street anyway? Sometimes called business transaction management or business transaction monitoring (both conveniently sitting under a BTM acronym), this is the activity of application transaction profiling ... (more)