Category Archives: Business Analytics

Optimise your storage for Big Data analytics

For most organisations, analytics is not the priority roadblock when it comes to extracting value from Big Data.  Bob Hankins explains why dealing with storage issues is the first job in most cases. According to IDC, data production will be …read more

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Spatial intelligence: Understanding the new retail reality

Richard Simmons explains why changing consumer behaviour, driven by technological change since the birth of ecommerce 20 years ago, has been repeatedly mis-understood – and why real understanding might be just around the corner. Over the years, changes in consumer …read more

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6 articles about business analytics

This week we look back at six articles we have posted over the past three years that discuss Business Analytics.  In May 2012 we proposed predicting the future rather than analysing the past and last week we looked at the …read more

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Big Data – The Power of Real-Time Business Analytics

Gerry Carroll explains how more and more of today’s enterprises are deriving real transformative value from big data and real-time business analytics – successes that seemed unattainable just a short time ago. Companies in nearly every industry across the globe …read more

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Overcoming the Three Big Data Hurdles: Three ‘Vs’ or Four?

Alex Watson-Jackson identifies the key barriers that continue to prevent businesses from realising the true value of real-time business analysis of big data, and offers tips on how to overcome them. When it comes to unleashing the full power of …read more

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Why technological innovation makes Santa Claus more probable…

In the run up to Christmas, Chris Gabriel, CTO Logicalis UK, addresses how technology proves beyond doubt that Santa Claus exists and is increasing productivity due to technological innovation. It is incumbent upon us all, especially in the IT industry …read more

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Third Platform and its Impact on CIOs

Earlier this year IDC Research predicted that cloud computing would grow even more rapidly over the coming years. In fact, IDC anticipates a tenfold increase in new cloud solutions, which is driven by what they call the ‘Third Platform’. Oliver …read more

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The rise of cloud-based BI solutions (And the demise of on-premise?)

Joanne Nelson, VP International Marketing for Logicalis Global, assesses the future of business intelligence solutions, as research suggests on-premise solutions may soon be consigned to history. As the business intelligence (BI) market reaches $13 billion, IT leaders searching for new …read more

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Why I am really angry about government data collection

Chris Gabriel looks back on a period of controversy over government data collection practices and asks, “Which bit of my data do I most want collected and used?” In the last few weeks I have started to become really angry …read more

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The need for speed, part 2: Big data analytics, ‘real time’ and SAP HANA

In the second of a two part series, Malek el Khazen, Senior Certified Solution Architect at Logicalis US looks at the role SAP HANA can play in addressing ‘the need for speed’ in big data analytics – how its ability …read more

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