Take Big Advantage of Your Data
Today, the difference between business leaders and also-rans is how well they
leverage their data.
And with big data and cloud causing data to be more distributed than ever,
world-class data virtualization technology has become critical to this
How will you take advantage?
Data Virtualization Day 2013
If you want to learn how business and IT leaders are using data data
virtualization to address big data and cloud challenges and drive business
advantage, attend Data Virtualization Day 2013 in New York City on Wednesday,
October 9, 2013.
Keynotes from Industry Luminaries
The fourth annual Data Virtualization Day will include the most powerful
speaker line up yet.
Executives from Goldman Sachs, BMO Financial and Sky will describe how they
used data virtualization to address competitive, cost and compliance
challenges. Analys... (more)
"In the struggle for survival, the fittest win out at the expense of their
rivals because they succeed in adapting themselves best to their
This quote from Charles Darwin's Origin of Species in 1859 captures the
essence of every organization's need to continuously adapt in response to a
complex and dynamic business environment. To survive and be competitive, the
organization must be adaptable.
And adaptability requires the agility to quickly take advantage of new or
changing business opportunities.
Business agility is the most important overall success factor for ... (more)
While Software-as-a-Service (SaaS), Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS), and
Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) offer applications and resources at an
attractive, pay-as-you-go price, they also create silos of data that are
difficult to access by your analytics and BI solutions.
Likewise, Big Data offers new storage techniques, processing capabilities and
analytic opportunities. But traditional analytics and BI solutions are
typically built assuming relational, SQL-based sources. These often struggle
when trying to deliver value from these new No-SQL sources.
Cloud and Big Data Silos ... (more)
In the best-selling book Competing on Analytics: The New Science of Winning,
authors Thomas H. Davenport and Jeanne G. Harris "found a striking
relationship between the use of analytics and business performance...High
performers (those who outperformed their industry in terms of profit,
shareholder return and revenue growth) were 50 percent more likely to use
analytics strategically...and five times as likely as low performers."
Data is the Lifeblood of Analytics
Data is the lifeblood of analytics-the more diverse the better. In their
best-selling book, Big Data: A Revolution That... (more)
Proving compelling return is critical for any investment today. This is
especially important for IT investments which are often an enterprise or
government agency's largest capital expense.
Technology for technology's sake does not cut it. Increasing business
complexities and a plethora of technology choices creates greater-than-ever
demands for diligence when making IT investments.
IT Business Case 101
IT business cases must demonstrate value through tangible business and IT
metrics that align with the strategic objectives of the business units that
Further, not o... (more)