Analytics and the US Presidency…?

Barack Obama’s presidential campaign launched a relatively inexperienced and unknown black man into what had been traditionally a role only held by experienced white men. In his first and second election campaigns, Obama should have been overmatched by more experienced politicians, both during the 2000 primaries against a seemingly unstoppable Hillary Clinton and the final elections against John McCain and Mitt Romney. Instead of...

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The Federation Business Data Lake and the “One Pile Method”

EMC and its federation sister companies (Pivotal, VMware, and RSA) have now worked together to make the one pile, ahem, business data lake something that actually works for the business. Their efforts are worthy. They make big data not just feasible, but something you actually want to live with. To read the complete article, CLICK HERE Share this:MoreEmailPrintShare on...

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InterConnect 2015 and the “New” IBM

What does IBM’s recent InterConnect 2015 conference have to do with this? A couple of things. First, it combined/replaced three of IBM’s solution-focused annual customer/partner conferences: Pulse (Tivoli), Impact (Websphere) and Innovate (Rational). Second, it positioned IBM Cloud (which is led by SVP Robert LeBlanc) as an umbrella under which many of those solutions now reside. That said, InterConnect was not what you’d call a tidy...

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IBM and Juniper Announce Smarter Networks Partnership

IBM and Juniper Networks announced an initiative to provide real time insights into network behavior to help customers, such as communications service providers (CSPs), improve mobile experiences, address Internet of Things (IoT) application demands and discover new opportunities gleaned from big data. The pair plan to achieve this by enabling the design/delivery of next generation high performance network analytics solutions,...

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Big Data Deployment Trends (Part II)

In my first post of this blog series on big data deployment models, I discussed some of the fundamental choices enterprises must make and shared a somewhat tongue-in-cheek flowchart to help people think about their options on how to host a new big data environment. This time, I’d like to share some Enterprise Strategy Group research that shows the preferred infrastructure models for the leaders of upcoming big data, business...

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