Tag Archives: Big Data

Big Data Analytics and Leadership

Big data analytics and the leadership vacuum

We’re in the midst of a series of blog posts, dissecting the results of the Logicalis Global CIO study. In this article, Fanni Vig looks at why big data analytics needs senior business sponsorship. There’s a reason why football teams need effective managers, why battalions need commanding officers and businesses need visionary CEOs: People with […]

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Big Data Services

Dealing with Really Big Data – Hardware or software?

Rodrigo Parreira looks at the model that data behemoths like Google, Facebook and Amazon adopted to cope with a requirement to process and store huge quantities of big data – a model that is on the verge of going mainstream – and asks “how do they do it?” In the early 2000s, IT giants like Google, […]

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Business Intelligence

5 Business Intelligence (BI) articles for the CIO and CTO

Our recent CIO Survey shows analytics, and its business intelligence (BI) output, is a major concern for CIOs. Joanne Nelson draws our attention to five business intelligence articles from CXO Unplugged. The rise of cloud-based BI solutions (And the demise of on-premise?) The future of business intelligence. The business intelligence (BI) market has reached $13 billion and […]

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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 44 times greater in 2020 than it was in 2009 – if it is not […]

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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 use big data in real time as they seek to increase company value and market […]

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The hot ICT trends for 2014? You tell us…

Joanne Nelson looks ahead to the hot ICT trends for 2014.  But this is no ordinary ‘new year predictions list.’  It is based on analysis of online conversations between IT leaders, professionals and influencers, so it’s completely free from sales bias. It’s that time of year again, the press is awash with predictions for the […]

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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 about the issue of government and data collection.  The recent newspaper stories related to various […]

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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 to deliver business intelligence in real time gives CXOs 20/20 vision when they need it […]

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Big Data – Big errors and a funny feeling

Chris Gabriel looks at recent data calculation errors and suggests that CIOs should address certain basics in the light of rapidly growing big data volumes. Anyone interested in economics will have noticed the discussion surrounding a research paper entitled “Growth in a Time of Debt” produced by Carmen M. Reinhart and Kenneth S. Rogoff for […]

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Tis the season for predictions – ICT trends for 2013

In the run up to the holiday period, Logicalis CEO Ian Cook addresses some of the ICT trends for 2013. Consumers will be driving many ICT trends for 2013 and this will require investment by organisations to support a new way of working. An IDC prediction for 2013 says: “The most important events in 2013 will […]

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