This year's CIO 100 honorees collectively spent more than $502 million on their technology projects, and many of the winning efforts focus on using advanced analytics to create new sources of revenue, improve customer experience and increase competitive advantage.
Businesses and their managements are interested in data, that's acquired value by being filtered, sifted through, clarified and correlated. They want data that helps build the right product upfront rather than make a product right. They want data that reduces inventory levels, improves the targeting of customers, and boosts profitability. Data. Period. Not mountains of information.
Sure, the enterprise push by Apple and IBM should worry the Android camp, and business writers should make sure they have an up-to-date obituary ready for BlackBerry. But Microsoft is the company with the most to lose.
VidCon was like a crash course in modern day pop culture. On the quad outside the main hall an army of screaming teenagers rushed from one YouTube star to the next. Some of the stars and their respective mobs were large enough to require security escorts.
In a recent research survey, ESG asked security professionals to identify the most important type of data for use in malware detection and analysis (note: I am an employee of ESG). The responses were as follows:
Just because your CRM project involves software, infrastructure and the cloud doesn't mean it's just an engineering project. There's some design work involved, too -- and, as any homeowner can tell you, sometimes the window dressing costs more than the window.
As an industry, we have been looking at cloud-based technologies both from private and public structure and how best to optimize design, engineer and develop such technologies to better optimize the world of wireless and the Internet of Everything.