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Goodness there is a lot of talk about cloud computing. This ‘talk and chatter' is part of the problem, i.e., we look at it, we prod it and we might even test it out - but do we get down to practical implementation, deployment and (if you happen to be a fan of the term) actual cloud ‘rollout' today? Cloud offers the promise of a new era they say - and a new style of IT at that. But this again is the problem and we know that cloud can only deliver on the promises it makes if it is part of a well-coordinated effort that brings together both existing IT infrastructure and these new service-based technologies. A new charter for implementation HP for its part has announced the formation of a new professional services practice with a charter to: ... help enterprises implement OpenStack technology based clouds. HP Helion OpenStack Professional Services (quite a mouthful, but... (more)

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

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)

@BigDataExpo | The Chief Analytics Officer’s Nightmare [#BigData by @ABridgwater]

The Chief Analytics Officer’s Nightmare Scene scenario: 10 am in a boardroom somewhere, second round of coffees served, Danish and donuts untouched, a quiet hush settles. "Well you know what guys? (and, by the use of the term guys I mean to include both sexes here assembled) - the trouble that we have as a company is that we are, to put it bluntly, just a little analytics-poor," said the newly appointed Chief Analytics Officer. That we should consider a firm to be analytically deficient or poor is a profound comment on our modern age. Does such a term even exist? It is very likel... (more)

The Optimization and Integration De Facto Business Standard

This post is sponsored by The Business Value Exchange and HP Enterprise Services A newly established firm sent out some basic information collateral to introduce itself this summer - and a new type of business model would seem to be emerging. The company here in question described itself as a non-integrated silo-based business that was disparately fragmented into a variety of separate business units each with their own non-standard information stream. Working across an international base of operations, the new business promises to evidence "innovation through diversity" by using... (more)

Does Big Data Need an HPC Boost?

This post is sponsored by The Business Value Exchange and HP Enterprise Services When should High-Performance Computing (HPC) be considered an integral and essential part of the so-called ‘business transformation' process? This is not a question often posed. We normally center our fascination with the business transformation process around any given firm's path toward secure (but productive) enterprise mobile computing, Big Data analytics, cloud computing flexibility and new age workflow constructs that embrace social media and online intercommunication. But how about plain old ... (more)