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My prediction for 2013 is that competitive advantage will translate into enterprises using sophisticated Big Data analytics to create a new breed of applications - Intelligent Applications. "It's more than just insights from MapReduce", a CIO from a fortune 100 told me, "It's about using data to make our customer touch points more engaging, more interactive, more intelligent." So when you hear about "Big Data solutions," you need to translate that into a new category of "Intelligent Applications." At the end of the day, it's not about people pouring through petabytes of data. It's actually about how one turns the data into revenue (or profits). This means that you MUST: Start with the business problem first (preferably one with revenue upside versus cost savings) Determine which data elements you can leverage AFTER #1 Define an analytical three-tier architecture (a... (more)

Why the Pivotal Initiative’s Fate Will Mirror VMware’s

An Enterprise PaaS must truly be agnostic to the underlying elastic infrastructure, and fully support open standards. So the big question is whether the Pivotal Initiative will be able to break away from its roots with EMC and VMware and the associated ties to VSphere? Let's itemize just a few of the major components of the stack from top to bottom: Pivotal Labs: Besides the source of Paul Maritz‘s new company name, this is an agile software development consulting firm focused on Ruby on Rails, pair programming, test-driven development and behavior driven development. It is kno... (more)

The Convergence of Identities and the Internet of Things | @ThingsExpo #IoT #IIoT #M2M

How Brands Should Prepare for the Convergence of Identities and the Internet of Things Q&A with Merritt Maxim of Forrester Anyone who knows me, knows that I’m extremely passionate about opportunities involving Internet of Things (IoT) – or should I call it Identity of Things – and what it will bring to end-consumers and businesses alike! The industry of connected devices is growing at a breakneck speed and consumers are getting more and more excited as they learn about the ever-expanding possibilities. But are brands preparing themselves properly for IoT? Do they know the com... (more)

Is There a Place for Big Data in SMB Markets?

Is Big Data destined for only the top 3,000 companies worldwide? What about medium or small companies who are equally as data-driven? Is there a place for Big Data in SMB markets? When I talk to SMB companies about their use of public cloud services, it’s a no-brainer. Pay as you go, lower costs upfront, quick time-to-market. With private and public cloud solutions, both big and small companies benefit. So what about big data platforms? Is there an equivalent opportunity, or is Big Data only suited for Big Companies with Big Problems? I think Big Data applies to all, and here’s wh... (more)

Enterprise Big Data Cloud Launched: Infochimps Enterprise Cloud

Big Data is confusing to most executives. It’s this nebulous concept of applying technologies from Yahoo!, Facebook, Linkedin, and Twitter in such a way that the organization will truly become data-driven and, equally as important, be able to do so quickly. Unfortunately, only a few companies are really realizing its full potential. That’s why Infochimps is announcing its Enterprise Cloud – A Big Data cloud service built specifically for Fortune 1000 enterprises who want to rapidly explore how big data technology can unlock revenue from their data. The Infochimps Enterprise Clou... (more)