Last year, I gave a presentation to industry executives where I discussed my five big data predictions for 2016. I don’t make a lot of predictions personally, but I enjoy understanding the merits of why others would do so. I thought it would be interesting to revisit these thought-provoking predictions and posit some thoughts of my own for 2017. #1: The rise of the Chief Data Officer By now we…
If you think a car is four wheels and an engine, then a Porsche and a Hyundai are the same. When you are looking to purchase a car, you consider different variables and attributes like performance and price. And, while a Bugatti might have the best absolute performance, at $1M it’s arguably not the best price-performance. What does this have to do with compute and storage cloud providers? Some think…
From where to start in your big data journey to what infrastructure is most appropriate for Hadoop, Solution Program Manager Bruce Gilroy has your answers to the top 6 questions surrounding Big Data and Hadoop.
The Internet of Things opens up a world of new types of data often called “dark data”, which simply means operational data that has historically not been used. Although, IoT may uncover this “Dark Data”, it is the trusted advisor that can help the business turn that information into new and potentially game changing revenue streams for the business.
In this blog, we take a closer look at the 10 technology trends identified by Gartner which have the potential for significant impact on organizations in 2016.
As the hype around big data is starting to fade, the hard work of implementation begins for many organizations. Steve Phillips, CIO, Avnet Inc. shares some of the most valuable lessons we, at Avnet, have learned so far on our journey to big data success.
Although data, when properly analyzed, has the ability to grow organizations by leaps and bounds, it has the possibility of bringing it to its knees – and it does. Learn the dual roles solution providers play in helping customers gain value from their data, and keeping that same data safe.
Today’s tech-savvy consumers want an “always open” shopping experience stocked with the latest in-demand products and experiences. What IT challenges does the retail industry face while trying to accommodate these changing needs and boost customer loyalty?
This video shows how utilizing big data and analytics allowed the Point Defiance Zoo and Aquarium to better connect with their customers, rain or shine.
With the rapid changes surrounding healthcare in 2014, including the rising demand for improved patient care and doctor experiences, as well as the continued move toward electronic records, healthcare IT is starting to show four distinct technology trends. Geared toward providing exceptional experiences, supporting improved outcomes, lowering operational costs and enhancing patient satisfaction, these four trends are helping to shape the future of healthcare IT. 1 – Big Data & Analytics: Transforming the…