Big Opportunities for Big Data

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July 20, 2017

What’s next for the Federal IT landscape? For starters, by 2020 there will three times as many devices as there are people in the world, growing the volume of data to petabytes, exabytes, and even zettabytes. Knowing what we’re up against, government agencies are reshaping their approaches to better manage this data deluge. But today’s big data buzz is not new — for more than twenty years, big data has…

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Data Analytics and IoT Innovation Buzzing This Spring

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June 6, 2017

May was a busy month for Data Analytics and IoT with conferences including IoT World, IBM Vision, Informatica World and SAP Sapphire.  As industry leaders descended upon California and Florida, Tech Data was onsite to press the flesh, talk to customers, and gain a deeper understanding of business needs and use cases. To kick off the week of conferences, our Data Analytics and IoT Strategic Business Unit “took over” our…

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BDaaS: Not just another “As a Service” for Cloud and Data Analytics

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May 15, 2017

The popularity of “as a service” offerings continues to grow, and it seems like you can pretty much find anything as a service—there’s almost an “aaS” for every letter of the alphabet. One you may know in theory but not necessarily by name is “BDaaS,” or Big Data as a Service also considered to be data analytics managed services. While Big Data continues to flourish in the global market, solution…

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Data is the New Currency. Are You Prepared to Invest?

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April 27, 2017

Data is, and will continue to be, at the core of our digital world.  Considering data as a currency not only validates the importance of data, but strategically shows a smarter use for it.  Actionable insights from unified data are key for advancing digital experiences and improving business decisions.  However, critical data is often found outside a company’s firewall or sometimes lost within an organization’s internal silos. It’s as if…

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Big data in 2016 vs 2017 – What’s changed and what’s to come?

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February 14, 2017

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…

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3 Use Cases to Answer the Question: Are All Cloud Suppliers the Same?

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July 12, 2016

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…

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Tapping the Dark Data in IoT

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December 1, 2015

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.

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The Double Life of Data

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January 12, 2015

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.

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Top 4 Technology Trends Shaping the Future of Healthcare IT

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February 5, 2014

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…

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