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What Is Interactive Analytics Anyway? The information technology sphere undergoes what we like to call a paradigm shift, sea change or plain old ‘upheaval' roughly every five years or so. Don't ask anybody why this half decade cyclicality exists; it just has to be so. Accept that reinvention happens constantly and that major seismic shifts are tangibly felt by us human beings roughly every 1826.21 days... and we can move on. Behavioral shifts These major swings bring us to a new point of realization in terms of the way we work with technology in the enterprise space (and in the consumer space too for that matter) today. The firm that used to deny the importance of the Internet has gone online. The firm that used to center itself around a single operational hub and premises has gone mobile. The firm that used to decry, belittle and disparage the use of social media ... (more)

Business Management 3.0 and the Data-Driven Workforce

This post is sponsored by The Business Value Exchange and HP Enterprise Services We talk a lot about so-called ‘business transformation', but what do we really mean by this expression and how does it change the way (as workers) now operate on the shop floor? Read any history of the industrial revolution and you will understand the massively impactful swings that our workplace went through from the 1800s through to the introduction of the automatic lathe around the turn of the last century. As ignominious and dull as it sounds in the age of the digital revolution, the arrival ... (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)

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)

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

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)