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Big Data Conversation with Splunk

I had the opportunity to talk with Jon Rooney, Senior Director, IT Solutions Marketing, from Splunk a couple of weeks ago. It was a great chance for me to know more about Splunk and of course I had to ask him his thoughts on Big Data. He was kind enough to allow our conversation to be a part of my Big Data Conversation series.  A little background about Splunk though Jon’s voice… Splunk helps you make sense of machine data and machine data is the largest and fastest growing component…

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Digital To Drive Innovation Retains Customers In Paper And Packaging

The paper and packaging industry faces a series of transformations driven by digital disruption. In all aspects of business, technology is transforming how the industry operates. Imagine a new series of business processes that transform how a paper mill operates. With continuous data flowing, decisions are better informed. Assets can self-identify problems early. Efficiency measures are constantly updated. The digital paper and packaging industry For decades there has been a standard business model for the paper and packaging industry. The model centers on building and operating large mills. These mills produce a commodity at a particular quality level. Costs are driven as low as…

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Big Data: Now An Integral Part Of Talent Recruiting

Big Data is a driving force behind business strategy today—and human resources is no exception. It’s given recruiters the tools they need to make better hires and is changing the way organizations measure performance, boost employee engagement, prioritize training, and analyze talent needs. HR today has access to a gold mine of data, an unprecedented amount of information: insights, intelligence, trends, future-casting. There’s a reason the job of data scientist just ranked as the top career opportunity for 2016: There are currently more than 1,700 job openings for a job…

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The #BigData Revolution: Who Owns Our Information? [VIDEO]

Today, humans cram more data into our brains in a single day than our ancestors did during an entire lifetime. On average, in one day, we view Google 7.2 billion times, send 247 billion emails, and upload 48 hours of video to YouTube each minute (Psy’s “Gangnam Style” is the most-watched). The documentary, The Human Face of Big Data, directed by Sandy Smolan, explores the ways the human race is leveraging advanced analytics to pull actionable insights from the billions of data sets we currently have on our bodies, our…

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DigitalistMag 

IoT In Discrete Manufacturers: Create A Live Business Operation Around Connected Products

While discrete manufacturing is used in a diverse range of industries, including automotive, aerospace, defense, construction, industrial machinery, and high tech, all of them face common and tough challenges such as higher resource volatility, more competition, increasing customer expectations, and shorter innovation cycles. According to a study by a Roland Berger (see chart), product complexity has increased dramatically in the past 15 years. Manufacturers have to cope with two overlapping trends: the variety of products is constantly increasing and has more than doubled in the past 15 years, and, in parallel, product lifecycles have…

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The Dichotomy Of Big Data’s Risks And Benefits

I’ve been working on and around data for a large part of my career, and consider myself fortunate for it – the topic of data is never boring, is very impactful, and even philosophical. Beyond the obvious importance of data management in the computing industry, the more fascinating questions are: What is the impact of data on society? How has information transformed how we work and live and what is yet to come? How is Big Data (and the entanglement of analytics, ML, etc.) enabling us as individuals, as businesses,…

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Big Data And Privacy: The Human Consequence Of Security Breaches

According to the Identity Theft Resource Center (ITRC), there were 781 U.S. data breaches last year, and the risk is predicted to grow exponentially. Data privacy is one of the biggest threats facing businesses this year and in years to come. Breaches over the past few years at companies like Sony, Target, Home Depot, and Anthem have grabbed headlines and exposed the personal details of millions of people—not to mention personal correspondence and backroom gossip. Incidents like these don’t just trigger a PR nightmare that can sink sales and injure…

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EMC World 2016 – Big Data and Analytics Sessions

EMC World 2016 is only a few weeks away and I am really excited this year because this is the first time I have had an opportunity to pick sessions and work with business units on the message and I have no booth duty. I can’t tell you the last time I got to attend a conference and didn’t have booth duty. This is also exciting for me because I led the Modern Analytics and Big Data IT Leadership track and I feel that we have a great selection of…

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Customer Analytics – Predictive At The Center Of Everything You Do

As we discussed earlier, digital transformation is about taking a holistic approach to transforming the customer experience in all aspects. In this way, you fundamentally create new business models where the convergence of physical and digital occurs at the highest level. In today’s quickly changing and evolving digital marketplace, there are a few macro trends that you see.  The purchase path is not linear: Customer engagement occurs through many touch points, and customers expect each interaction to be relevant and personalized. The rules of engagement are changing, and businesses are no…

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Don’t Just Deliver Products – Deliver Outcomes

The consumer products industry is transforming into the consumer outcomes industry. Digital leaders are transforming products into services, and creating value by competing as digital ecosystems to deliver outcomes instead of products. Delivering outcomes is when consumers are satisfied with the overall result of an omnichannel customer experience. This can be achieved by creating a seamless experience for the consumer through many touch points such as mobile apps, telephone or online customer service, payment systems, delivery options, and bricks-and-mortar locations. Consumers are calling the shots In the digital economy, consumers…

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