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We can reasonably break down the core imperatives of data analytics into three essential areas. Firms that wish to gain the full potential out of engaging in data analytics today are obliged to at least recognize these rudimentary cornerstones as the central building blocks of data intelligence: Prepare Model Automate By way of clarification, there are probably a whole lot more than three steps to consider here - but calling out this threesome is a prudent step in what (for many IT shops) are still early days with technologies such as Hadoop and its wider world of Big Data. Data preparation It's a simple statement to make, but before we can start to work with data it has to be prepared. Before we get to the insightful insights involving dashboards, we need to subject data to combined stages of both machine and human processing. If we have to define this action, we ca... (more)

Forking Hell, Why Unification Matters By @ABridgwater | @ThingsExpo #IoT

Leaving aside (most of) the deeper technical details of the situation, an interesting development occurred in the open source community this week. Under the auspices of The Linux Foundation, a new ‘neutral' coding community emerged as a result of the coming together of the Node.js and io.js developer groups who will now collaborate to merge their respective code bases. Forking machinations The smaller io.js group was formed to be a ‘fork' as a result of higher-level vendor machinations and lower-level developer incongruities. Node.js is a platform built on Chrome's JavaScript runt... (more)

Why Open Data Is Not an Overnight Sensation By @ABridgwater | @CloudExpo #Cloud

It's time to talk more vociferously about open data. A better headline for this piece would be: why open data is not an overnight sensation or indeed a turn of a dial or a flick of a switch, i.e., it is not something automatically achieved without some kind of longer term strategic drive, which, in itself, typically needs to be driven by a defined longer term strategic need. Back to basics The Open Data Handbook defines open data as that information that can be freely used, re-used and redistributed by anyone - subject only, at most, to the requirement to attribute and share alik... (more)

How Can CIOs Cut Through the Poppycock and Bunkum?

This post is sponsored by The Business Value Exchange and HP Enterprise Services First and by way of clarification - as all fans of archaic English colloquial language will know, ‘poppycock and bunkum' are appealing euphemisms for a useful four letter word starting with C that rhymes with clap. Nuances of language out of the way so that we all know what we're talking about, there are (more than ever) an increasingly bewildering set of terms used today to describe our state of enterprise IT. How long have we been talking about converged clouds, Big Data analytics, new mobility c... (more)

Digital Blurring… and How to Survive It By @ABridgwater | @CloudExpo #Cloud

There's no point in Googling the term ‘digital blurring' because it doesn't really exist. Except that it does... and we all have a pretty good idea of what it means. The bad news is that there are several kinds of digital blurring going on. The good news is that they are all digital and so they are all characteristically of the same genus and species. Chief Digital Officer fragmentation-blur We see digital blurring currently distorting the boundaries between IT and the business function. As a result we find that firms are staring to create new ‘Chief Digital Officer' roles in an ... (more)