DALLAS, Aug. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Amid the proliferation of real
time data from sources such as mobile devices, web, social media, sensors,
log files and transactional applications, Big Data has found a host of
vertical market applications, ranging from fraud detection to R&D.
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"Big Data Market: 2014 – 2020 – Opportunities, Challenges, Strategies,
Industry Verticals & Forecasts"
In 2014 Big Data vendors will pocket nearly $30 Billion from hardware,
software and professional services revenues Big Data investments are further
expected to grow at a CAGR of nearly 17% over the next 6 years, eventually
accounting for $76 Billion by the end of 2020 The market is ripe for
acquisitions of pure-play Big Data startups, as competition heats up between
IT incumbents Nearly every large scale IT ven... (more)
The Big Data Intellectual Capital Rubik's Cube
This is another topic that has taken me a long time to write, but several
conversations with Peter Burris(@plburris) from Wikibon finally helped me to
pull this together. Thanks Peter!
I’ve struggled to understand and define the Intellectual Capital (IC)
components – or dimensions – of the new, Big Data organization; that is,
what are the new Big Data assets that an organization needs to collect,
enrich and apply to drive business differentiation and competitive advantage?
These assets form the basis of the modern “collaborative value creation”
process and are instrumental in helping organizations to optimize key
business processes, uncover new monetization opportunities and create a more
compelling, more profitable customer engagement.
To start this discussion, let’s first start with an understanding of the
economic v... (more)
What if you knew, through legal means, something about someone where you
could intervene to deliver advice to help them perform better or stay out of
danger? Should you act on that?
I was recently delivering a lecture at a major university in Texas and one of
the participants posed a couple of very thought-provoking scenarios (stay
with me as these are sort of long, abstract scenarios, but hey, what better
way to provoke an interesting conversation):
What if by virtue of monitoring a student’s social media habits (with the
student opting to share their social media activities), the university could
1) flag behaviors that predict student classroom performance problems and 2)
could deliver recommendations to the student, faculty and advisors for
improving the student’s social, classroom and study habits and increase
their probability of graduating on time and with hig... (more)
Lee Novak, one of the top sales executives in the country, launched his
Ulitzer blog to share his experience, insights, and sales coaching tips. Lee
Novak, a Sales Management Executive for 25 years, uses a proven people-first,
client-first philosophy. Lee has a reputation for building teams that not
only are high-performance groups but also that do business the right way, at
the right time and for the right reasons.
Novak publishes his Ulitzer blog posts on his two topic sites:
Lee Novak on Ulitzer (http://leenovak.ulitzer.com)
Team Building (http://teambuilding.ulitzer.com)
Sales Coaching (http://salescoaching.ulitzer.com)
He received numerous awards for his sales leadership, innovativeness and
measured performance while working in various executive roles at ADP Dealer
Services (a Fortune 500 company in the technology and service sector) for 21
years - where he was... (more)
Having grilled some of the top minds in the software business, this
installment of Testing the Limits will deviate slightly from the norm. With
us this month is John Winsor – author, entrepreneur and crowdsourcing
After a successful career as a journalist and magazine publisher, John
founded Radar Communications in 1998, where he implemented a variety of
academic-based market intelligence tools to help some of the country’s most
progressive companies learn from key voices in their communities. Today, he
offers that same advice as the VP/Executive Director of Strategy and Product
Innovation at Crispin, Porter + Bogusky.
John has written extensively on the subject of crowdsourcing, having
published the popular 2005 book Spark: Be more Innovative through
Co-Creation. With his latest book Baked In: Creating Products and Businesses
That Market Themselves now hi... (more)
LG Electronics Canada and Rogers Wireless today announced a world first: the
LG Eve, a new Android OS-based smartphone designed specifically for social
networking, is now available exclusively at Rogers. The LG Eve provides
customers with the freedom of mobile social networking, making it easier to
stay connected anytime, anywhere.
The ultimate smartphone for social media enthusiasts, the LG Eve features a
special application called Social Network Services (SNS) Manager, which
brings together a user's Facebook, Twitter and Bebo networks into one place,
letting them check status updates in real time. The SNS Manager takes social
networking to a new level by connecting the contact list to provide an easy
to read log for each contact, so the user can see the contact for each
friend, whether that be via SMS, email, Facebook, Twitter or on a call.
Additionally, the LG Ev... (more)
Eucalyptus Systems, creator of the most widely deployed on-premise cloud
computing platform, on Wednesday announced that it has been chosen by
AlwaysOn as one of its OnDemand Top 100 winners. Inclusion in the OnDemand
100 signifies a company's leadership amongst its peers, and game-changing
approaches and technologies that are likely to disrupt existing markets and
entrenched players. Eucalyptus was recognized by the AlwaysOn editorial team
and a group of industry experts based on its innovation, market potential,
commercialization, stakeholder value, and media buzz.
Eucalyptus is the world's most widely deployed software platform for
on-premise Infrastructure as a Service clouds. Eucalyptus was selected from
among hundreds of other technology companies nominated by prestigious
investors, bankers, journalists, and industry experts based on a rigorous
three-month pr... (more)
TechViews: Google buys Nest for $3.2 billion, 4 considerations for choosing
the right Cloud solution; Big Data goes mainstream and more!
Powerful Influencers Impacting Cloud Innovation
By Robyn Rawlings
There is no denying that social media is one of the most pervasive
influencers the business world has encountered. Corporations and
organizations of all sizes have jumped on the social media band wagon rather
than ending up underneath or trailing behind it. As with any factor
influencing the business, it’s expected that IT needs would change along
with a company’s business model.
Bring Your Own Device, commonly known as BYOD, and Cloud computing are
changing the way we use technology in the workplace. 60% of businesses
currently use a BYOD model, and forecasters suggest that number will rise to
90% by 2014. This Cloud Tweaks article provid... (more)
Did you hear about Google buying Nest for an incredible amount of money a few
weeks back? Be honest: do you have any idea who Nest is or what they do? More
specifically – be honest again – do you have any idea what Nest is trying
to do or what platform they are built upon? If the answer to all those
questions is no, don’t worry, you’re not alone.
Like the Cloud in 2012, the Internet of Things is about to come on strong. If
you look into the tech corners of the Internet, every blogger is talking or
has posted about the Internet of Things. Like Cloud Computing in 2012, the
Internet of Things feels like an industry secret which is just starting to
leak out to the public. As noted in our recently published inforgraphic, the
Internet of Things is about to rise.
For the past few years we have been told this will be the year of the
Internet of Things. Correction: for the ... (more)
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Changing Environments, a startup based in Massachusetts, has announced its
invention of a public bench that acts as a solar powered smartphone battery
charger that can be used to recharge mobile devices. Read Original Content
Although reporting illegal fishing using smartphone apps will not eliminate
the problem of overfishing entirely, certain mobile technology, s... (more)
We developed the Big Data Business Model Maturity Index to help organizations
measure how effective they were at leveraging data and analytics to power
their business models (see Figure 1).
What we hadn’t done until now, though, was to translate this index into a
set of recommendations or actions to help organizations advance from one
stage to the next. That’s the objective of this blog (and maybe my next
book…God forbid!!!): to give our clients a checklist of actions to
facilitate progressing along the Big Data Business Model Maturity Index.
Figure 1: Big Data Business Model Maturity Index
Understanding The Big Data Business Model Maturity Index
The vast majority of organizations with which I meet are stuck in Phase 1:
the Business Monitoring phase. In this phase, organizations are using
Business Intelligence (BI) and data warehousing tools to monitor the