In my first post I introduced the idea that most “big data” isn’t really big at all, and doesn’t conform to Gartner’s 3V’s. Instead, I've suggested that there’s benefit in focussing on “broad data”, or the use of many different sources of data to give us richer information. We put forward 4O’s of
As a kid, I used to love playing with puddles of water during rainy days (Unlike the millennials, we Gen-X did live closer to nature, didn’t we?). My favourite game was operating the “marbles cleaning factory.” The factory would get water from the puddle via my hand-constructed stream. It was quite
“Big data” is an area of intense interest in the IT change field right now. CIO’s are being told that this is something they need to address, and lots of big data solutions are being bought and sold. Cynics may feel that there is a lot of hype around big data, but many people clearly believe
Eric Schmidt, Steve Ballmer and Chris Hughes were among the "Mastermind" speakers at Gartner Symposium. Here are the highlights from their jam-packed Q&A sessions:
Chris Hughes: "Facebook was very much a social project"
You're not a coder, you're not a technologist. What appealed to you about
“What if you could use a virtual environment to immerse your customer in a personalized experience with your product? Now imagine that customer experiencing thousands of different configurations in stunning detail, and then sharing their preferences via social media. A personal connection to your
Customer engagement has its roots in the space-time continuum. When you’re a business trying to build bonds of loyalty, experience and influence, you must collapse the distances that make these outcomes difficult to achieve.
Distances between people, places and things matter. People’s proximity—
Smart Machines will deliver more benefit than harm to a CIO's career until at least 2020, Gartner hypothesizes, but CIOs should exercise care in how they introduce them into their organizations, said Gartner VP and Fellow Tom Austin.
Gartner VP and Fellow Mark Raskino presented that scenario in a session entitled "Every Industry will be Digitally Remastered." With equal parts excitement and urgency, Raskino reeled of dozens of examples of how digitization is remaking products and services as everyday, as unassuming and as
CIOs must reinvent their business processes and their business models to capitalize on business moments, according to Gartner VP and Gartner Fellow Hung LeHong.
Similar in impact to a Black Swan, a "business moment" is a transient, dynamic experience that can come from anywhere, can
On the emergence of the new "digital industrial economy," Gartner VP and Distinguished Analyst Nick Jones was blunt: "Accept it. Excel at it. Be the best technology company you can be." Of the litany of trends CIOs must follow and - possibly - invest in to help their organizations, he was equally
CIOs will spend the next 12 months "taming the digital dragon," according to Gartner VP and Fellow Dave Aron.
The dragon in question is the "nexus of forces" (Cloud, Social Business, Mobility, Big Data/Analytics) introduced earlier in the day by Gartner SVP and Global Head of Research
The telecommunications industry has dealt with big data for years, for example tracking individual wires into peoples’ homes and places of business. Detailed billing to track time and duration of each telephone call, even for local billing in the 1980s, introduced a huge influx of data to manage