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How to Best Utilise Analytics in all its Forms

How to Best Utilise Analytics in all its Forms

Analytics is one of the most indispensable tools any website owner can have. It had gotten to the stage where if you don’t use analytics in some form, your site or company (if it’s web dependant) will fail. I’ve...





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DATA and ANALYTICS 

Utilizing the benefits of big data analytics

September 29, 2016 No Comments

A few years ago, hardly anyone outside academic and tech circles had heard of big data. Now the term is everywhere. In fact, the data itself has long been all around us, much of it generated incidentally in the course of doing business. What’s new is the awareness of its value and the ability to extract that value – in terms of both tools and processing power. If you want to start making effective use of big data in your business, what are the most important things you need to do?

How to Best Utilise Analytics in all its Forms

September 27, 2016 No Comments

Analytics is one of the most indispensable tools any website owner can have. It had gotten to the stage where if you don’t use analytics in some form, your site or company (if it’s web dependant) will fail. I’ve collected the things that I feel are the most important aspects to focus on when looking at your analytics.

Your First Custom App: Getting Started

September 27, 2016 No Comments

Every day, organizations and individuals are experiencing the power of custom apps to improve productivity, increase efficiency and achieve desired outcomes. For those uninitiated, getting your first custom app off the ground can be intimidating. However, there are a few concrete steps that you can take to move your idea from imagination to implementation. These steps and core concepts have been distilled from the best practices of many people – and teams – who have planned their own custom apps and are using them to their advantage. By following these steps, you’ll be harnessing the power of custom apps in no time.

Leveraging Today’s Tools to Create Great Agile User Stories

September 26, 2016 No Comments

Developers need these user stories because they offer the minimum amount of information necessary to estimate the level of effort needed to implement the functionality described by the story. When written well, they can be powerful, because they help developers and testers view requirements from a customer’s perspective. They provide context and an understanding of what motivates the people who will use the solutions they deliver.

Webcast: Accelerate Critical Business Insight with IBM Storwize All-Flash

September 22, 2016 No Comments

Join Eric Stouffer, Director, Storwize Business Line Executive to learn more about the latest release of the cost efficient IBM Storwize all-flash family and IBM FlashSystem V9000. With comprehensive storage services, virtualization capabilities based on market-leading IBM Spectrum Virtualize technologies, and multiple all-flash options, IBM offers feature-rich, affordable, enterprise-grade storage solutions for the cognitive business looking to grow and thrive.

A Five-Fold Path Toward Network Orchestration and Automation

September 22, 2016 No Comments

Network operators today have a tremendous challenge on their hands. Wide area networks (WAN) have become extremely complex, and operators must work within “brownfield” environments comprising both old and new equipment. And the staggering array of network equipment in large enterprises doesn’t help matters.

Why Every Business Should Be Analyzing Their Online Data

September 21, 2016 No Comments

Are you collecting and analyzing the data your business generates online? If not, you could be falling behind your competition and your business may not be operating as effectively as it could be. Below are some of the main reasons you should be analyzing all of the data related to your online business activities.

How to Use Analytics to Measure Your SEO Success

September 20, 2016 No Comments

Are you using an analytics system to track all of the activities that take place on your website? If not, you seriously need to consider doing this, so that you fully understand how well your website is performing. Below are the ways you can use analytics to measure your SEO success.

Why Learning Analytics Could Boost Your Business Career

September 15, 2016 No Comments

Are you in search of a way to boost your business career so you can do what you love but make more money doing it? Then consider learning business analytics. Check out just a few of the many reasons why analytics are so important in today’s business world, and why the right education in this field can help you stand out and make you a much more valuable employee.

How Companies Can Ensure Stronger Mobile Security

September 15, 2016 No Comments

The modern business environment has upended some long-standing traditions. Many employees are now expected to work not just at the office from their desktops, but from home as well, on devices like smartphones, laptops, and tablets. The BYOD phenomenon has transformed industries across the country, as employees are now always in reach. As a result, the traditional 9-to-5 work day is quickly becoming blurred.

3 BI Tools Every Enterprise Needs to Stay Competitive

September 15, 2016 No Comments

It takes some kind of business superhero to conquer the competition, create global product domination, and earn cheers from investors and stockholders. Who wouldn’t want to tap into some superhuman skills when making strategic business decisions? You might want to get your cape ready, because these three Business Intelligence (BI) tools are going to help you capture big data, provide x-ray vision into your processes, and power up your strategic decision making.

PaaS Adoption Inevitable for Most Applications

September 14, 2016 No Comments

I am increasingly convinced that the eventual adoption of Platform as a Service (PaaS) offerings is inevitable for most applications even if the number of applications built on top of PaaS offerings is relatively low today. What do I mean by PaaS? Services that sit above the more traditional Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) that most people today equate with cloud computing.

What is Cloudpaging and How Does It Save IT Resources?

September 14, 2016 No Comments

The demands and pressures on today’s IT departments continues to grow. Access to applications is essential to almost any business, and it is a difficult balance for today’s companies to pit reliable, efficient applications access against the need to keep IT costs from raging out of control.

Wikibon Cube Conversation: Modernizing Data Protection

September 14, 2016 No Comments

A fundamental goal of any IT organization should be to protect, preserve and serve data and information in a cost-effective as well as productive way. This webcast discusses ways in which today’s organizations can safely and securely modernize their data protection within the context of the Wikibon Cube Conversation.

ESG Video Interview Webinar: IBM Data Protection Modernization and Strategy

September 14, 2016 No Comments

In this webcast, Enterprise Strategy Group Principal Analyst, Jason Buffington, and IBM Senior Technical Staff Member, Greg Van Hise discuss a range of data protection modernization issues that businesses are facing today, and strategies to help overcome these challenges.

It’s High Time for Web-Scale Storage

September 12, 2016 No Comments

What is web-scale IT? Gartner coined the phrase back in 2013 to refer to an architectural approach that enables organizations to achieve extreme levels of agility, scalability and service delivery as compared to many of their enterprise counterparts. The analyst firm predicts that web-scale IT will be an architectural approach found in 50 percent of global enterprises by 2017, up from less than 10 percent in 2013.

IT Briefcase Exclusive Interview: Understanding How Big Data Is Transforming Healthcare

September 8, 2016 No Comments

with Sanjeev Agrawal, LeanTaas HealthcareIn this interview, Sanjeev Argawal, explains how data-science can optimize the scheduling of patient appointments based on a holistic view of healthcare operations. Read More >>>

4 Reasons Why Big Data Needs More Women

September 8, 2016 No Comments

Every day, the people of the world create 2.5 quintillion bytes of data. That’s 2500 followed by another 15 zeros. This incredible flow of data – and the tools and techniques used to store, extract, transform, and determine patterns in it – are together what’s called “big data.” Big data keeps getting bigger — by 2.5 quintillion bytes every 24 hours, in fact. It’s rapidly changing the world for all of us.

IT Briefcase Exclusive Interview: Why Software Flaws are Costing Companies Billions

September 7, 2016 No Comments

with Vincent Delaroche, CAST In this interview with IT Briefcase, Delaroche discusses why the structural quality of software matters and why he’s still extremely passionate about the business he started 25 years ago. Read More >>>

Where would Pokémon Go be without the Age of Data Disruption?

September 7, 2016 No Comments

While the Pokémon Go craze may have peaked, the mobile game is still extremely popular. Whether you use it or now or not, you should know about it. No other example today better shows how the digital world is changing lives and opening new opportunities for data-powered business.

Four Signs Your Company Needs DevOps

September 7, 2016 No Comments

If there is one thing that is consistent about the technology industry, it’s that there is no shortage of buzzwords that get thrown around. It’s likely that you heard the term DevOps, and you may have thought it, too, is just another buzzword that people use to sound cutting-edge. Perhaps you’ve heard it and have a different opinion, though. You may be wondering, why, if so many people in tech are talking about this, is my company not adopting DevOps? How can my company benefit from DevOps?

On Storage: A Conversation with IBM Experts

August 30, 2016 No Comments

Big data, analytics, and especially mobile are disrupting the marketplace, and your customers need to understand the implications and opportunities inherent in the new marketplace. This webcast outlines ways to become a trusted source of knowledge and information on storage options for your customers.

IBM FlashSystem V9000 and VMware Best Practices Guide

August 30, 2016 No Comments

This IBM® RedpaperTM publication describes best practices for deploying IBM FlashSystemTM V9000 enterprise storage system in a VMware vSphere environment. It includes guidelines and examples of the latest FlashSystem V9000 hardware and software, integrated with VMware version 6, to demonstrate the business benefits these solutions.

Wanlian Securities Case Study: Accelerating Financial Trading with Enterprise Flash Storage

August 30, 2016 No Comments

This informative whitepaper outlines how, by deploying IBM Power and FlashSystem technologies to support its critical trading systems, Wanlian Securities gained a high- performance platform that meets its ambitious recoverability requirements, keeps up with the breakneck speed of the Chinese markets and accommodates future business growth.

Need to Tame Your Active Directory Beast? Automate!

August 29, 2016 No Comments

Back in 1999, when Active Directory (AD) was introduced with Microsoft’s Windows 2000, “single-sign-on” and the “emerging Enterprise” were the hottest topics in technology. Since then, Active Directory has morphed into the main source of access, authentication and backbone of infrastructure and applications in Windows environments around the world. An estimated 95% of the Fortune 1000 use AD.

Linguistic analysis of threats and information leakage in financial organizations

August 29, 2016 No Comments

Nowadays, information loss and data leakage in any sphere is one of the most complicated problems to face. Public health corporations are having negative experience in losing electronic record files with personal and protected health information, including Social Security numbers and medical histories. Online shops, in turn, due to authentication bugs are facing a dangerous situation when all customer’s accounts are at risk of a data breach. Another example in this regard is stealing customer records by banks employees before joining the rival.

Data, Backups, and You: A Cautionary Tale in Business

August 29, 2016 No Comments

Believe me when I say I’ve had my share of disruptions when it comes to operating an online business over this past decade. I’ve seen minor setbacks such as accidentally overwriting important files to catastrophic disasters like when my laptop bricked after falling out of my bag. When all of your work is done through a computer – it becomes apparent that you need to take precautions to keep your business files safe and sound.

Register now for the webcast – Data Defense: An inside look at your secure cloud

August 29, 2016 No Comments

Join us for the season premiere of Modern Workplace, Data Defense: An inside look at your secure cloud, airing September 13th, 2016, at 8:00 AM PDT / 3:00 PM GMT. In this episode, get an exclusive look inside the new generation of Microsoft datacenters and see firsthand how they seamlessly make trillions of transactions every day to help make your organization safer and more efficient by leveraging the power of cloud computing.

IBM POWER8® HPC System Accelerates Genomics Analysis with SMT8 Multithreading

August 29, 2016 No Comments

LSU and IBM are excited to report on these promising advances in this data and compute intensive scientific use case of Hadoop.

HPC and HPDA for the Cognitive Journey with OpenPOWER

August 29, 2016 No Comments

This report highlights the need for clients to evaluate systems based on performance of complete, data-driven workflows and show how adopting high-value offerings from the OpenPOWER Foundation featuring data-centric design can help lower costs and accelerate time-to-insight on your journey to becoming a Cognitive business.

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