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How valuable would it be to know everything about your customer's interactions with your competition? Creating a 360-degree customer view is considered the holy grail of customer intelligence, and you can create it, today. Would you like to know how much they're spending, when they're spending, why they're buying with the competition and not you, what drives their purchase behavior and what steps you can take to capture a greater share of wallet. This consumer intelligence is fundamentally obtained and analyzed through the creation of a 360-degree customer profile platform, which your organization can create without a lot of effort and without hiring expensive consultants or data scientists. For many organizations, creating a 360-degree platform which they can feed data into can represent the largest challenge. How do we collect the data? Where will it come from? H... (more)

Data and Economics 101 | @CloudExpo #IoT #AI #M2M #BigData #Analytics

As more organizations try to determine where best to deploy their limited budgets to support data and analytics initiatives, they realize a need to ascertain the financial value of their data and analytics - which means basic economic concepts are coming into play.  While many of you probably took an economics class in college not too long ago, some more "seasoned" readers may be rusty. The starting point for this topic began with a blog that I wrote several months ago titled "Determining the Economic Value of Data" and this key observation that started that conversation: Data is an unusual currency. Most currencies exhibit a one-to-one transactional relationship. For example, the quantifiable value of a dollar is considered to be finite - it can only be used to buy one item or service at a time, or a person can only do one paid job at a time. But measuring the va... (more)

[slides] #BigData MBA: How to Monetize Your Data | @CloudExpo @Schmarzo

Download Slide Deck: ▸ Here Download Slide Deck: ▸ Here Big Data MBA: How to Monetize Your Data Data is an unusual currency; it is not restricted by the same transactional limitations as money or people. In fact, the more that you leverage your data across multiple business use cases, the more valuable it becomes to the organization. And the same can be said about the organization's analytics. Download Slide Deck: ▸ Here In his session at 19th Cloud Expo, Bill Schmarzo, CTO for the Big Data Practice at Dell EMC, introduced a methodology for capturing, enriching and sharing data (and analytics) across the organization in a "as-a-service" cloud model, and discussed the role that the data lake plays in monetizing the organization's growing wealth of data. Download Slide Deck: ▸ Here Speaker Bio Bill Schmarzo, author of "Big Data: Understanding How Data Powers Big ... (more)

[session] Cloud Job Skills | @CloudExpo @Dicedotcom #BigData #IoT #DevOps

Leveraging Cloud Skills Demand and Salary Indicators Data to Advance Earning Potential In his general session at 19th Cloud Expo, Manish Dixit, VP of Product and Engineering at Dice, will discuss how Dice leverages data insights and tools to help both tech professionals and recruiters better understand how skills relate to each other and which skills are in high demand using interactive visualizations and salary indicator tools to maximize earning potential. Speaker Bio Manish Dixit is VP of Product and Engineering at Dice. As the leader of the Product, Engineering and Data Sciences team at Dice, he takes a metrics-driven approach to management. His experience in building and managing high performance teams was built throughout his experience at Oracle, Sun Microsystems and SocialEkwity. Under his direction Dice continues to lead the recruitment category in skills ... (more)

Building the Internet of Things | @ThingsExpo #IoT #IIoT #M2M #API #AI

It's been way too long, but the next in the series of IoT "Build-along-at-home" videos is done. In this edition I will show you the "Hello World" project for interacting with the IO ports on your Raspberry Pi. Please click here to watch the video and as always, comments and questions are appreciated and welcomed! Watch the video on YouTube here if you prefer! Also, it is in the video, but my GitHub library of code for all the projects we will be doing in the video series can be found here: Git Hub Repository If you are the type (like me) who just likes to figure stuff out on their own, I have heavily commented the code for you so you can get started quickly without the video, but it will help you with the hardware assemblies! Also I am already working on the next projects, using the moisture sensor (the original project), and another future project using a sound sen... (more)

Big Data Vision | @CloudExpo #BigData #IoT #M2M #DigitalTransformation

This is an unusual blog for me. Usually I talk about how organizations can more effectively leverage data and analytics to power their business. However, as I conduct more Big Data Vision Workshops, I have come to realize that a big part of the success of these engagements is the ability to “listen and comprehend.” Here are some observations and tips for “listening and comprehending” more effectively. I’ve classified this as “facilitation” because I seek to “facilitate” a dialogue with the client where I can learn enough about the client’s business to help them build the right Big Data business strategy. So this is Schmarzo’s “Keys to Facilitation Success” – the behaviors and characteristics that your team needs to exhibit if you want to do the best job of servicing your clients and building the “right” big data solution: Be Humble Come to the engagement eager t... (more)

Holiday Experience and #BigData | @CloudExpo @Schmarzo #IoT #Analytics

The holiday season is nearly upon us (I’ve already heard Christmas songs being played…really?) and retailers are usually the big winners during the holiday season. However, leading retailers are already thinking beyond the current holiday season, and not just from marketing and merchandising perspectives. These leading retailers are considering how this holiday season – and the resulting wealth of customer, product and operational data – can be converted into new analytic insights that can be used to optimize key business processes, uncover new monetization opportunities and create a more compelling, more prescriptive user experience all year round. The holiday season provides an opportunity for retailers to accelerate or jump start their processes for gathering, harvesting and exploiting customer, product and operational insights that can pay financial dividends ye... (more)

ITSM Analytics | @CloudExpo @Zoho #BigData #IoT #ITSM #BI #AI #Analytics

Five Ways ITSM Analytics Improves IT Service Delivery By Sridhar Iyengar, Vice President, Product Management, ManageEngine Over the past few years, IT service management (ITSM) has become increasingly important to an organization's IT strategy, and companies are seeking new ways to improve IT service delivery and efficiency via better ITSM processes. This increases the importance of tracking and measuring critical KPIs. However, due to overwhelmingly large amounts of data, users find it challenging to manually access, track and analyze critical help desk information quickly. Using advanced IT analytics, managers can identify blind spots and hidden gaps in their ITSM process as well as make accurate decisions by monitoring key metrics. Here is how advanced IT analytics can make the best of your IT service desk. 1. Minimize the impact of business downtime Anticipate servi... (more)

[slides] Identity Management in #IoT | @ThingsExpo @Covisint #M2M #AI #ML

Download Slide Deck: ▸ Here Download Slide Deck: ▸ Here Identity Management in IoT What happens when the different parts of a vehicle become smarter than the vehicle itself? As we move toward the era of smart everything, hundreds of entities in a vehicle that communicate with each other, the vehicle and external systems create a need for identity orchestration so that all entities work as a conglomerate. Much like an orchestra without a conductor, without the ability to secure, control, and connect the link between a vehicle's head unit, devices, and systems and to manage the lifecycle of people, systems and devices, transportation and fleet services are at risk of having connected, yet disparate systems. Download Slide Deck: ▸ Here Fortunately, there are cloud identity solutions available to help securely manage and improve transportation and fleet services. In... (more)

The #IoT and #Analytics | @ThingsExpo #BigData #BI #AI #MachineLearning

The Internet of Things (IoT) and Analytics at The Edge The Internet of Things (IoT) promises to change everything by enabling “smart” environments (homes, cities, hospitals, schools, stores, etc.) and smart products (cars, trucks, airplanes, trains, wind turbines, lawnmowers, etc.). I recently wrote about the importance of moving beyond “connected” to “smart” in a blog titled “Internet of Things: Connected Does Not Equal Smart”. The article discusses the importance of moving beyond just collecting the data, to transitioning to leveraging this new wealth of IoT data to improve the decisions that these smart environments and products need to make: to help these environments and products to self-monitor, self-diagnose and eventually, self-direct. But one of the key concepts in enabling this transition from connected to smart is the ability to perform “analytics at the ... (more)

Log Data | @CloudExpo #BigData #Analytics #ML #AI #DigitalTransformation

Logs are continuous digital records of events generated by all components of your software stack - and they're everywhere - your networks, servers, applications, containers and cloud infrastructure just to name a few. The data logs provide are like an X-ray for your IT infrastructure. Without logs, this lack of visibility creates operational challenges for managing modern applications that drive today's digital businesses. Digital Transformation Drives Demand for Analytics Businesses across Asia Pacific and beyond are moving to the digital world, using software as a primary driver for innovation and growth. Modern applications are front-and-center, driving this revolution. In fact, IDC expects over the next three to five years that the percentage of enterprises with advanced digital transformation strategies and implementations will more than double. However, the suc... (more)