Last week, I jumped into a conference room at EMC headquarters and recorded a few thoughts on the challenges facing the telco industry and what I’m hoping to learn about service providers while at Mobile World Congress next week in Barcelona, Spain.
Mobile World Congress is the biggest and most prestigious telco and service provider event of the year. It reflects how big the ecosystem is. It’s quite exciting because almost every player in the world, both executives and technical team members, converge in one place to understand how the industry is evolving going forward. Continue reading
As I settle into my new role as head of EMC Core Technologies, I am frequently asked to summarize the business opportunity we have and how our portfolio hangs together, specifically from the high-end enterprise perspective. This has me thinking about the current state and direction of the storage industry.
Bear with me through a story which, if I am lucky, will shed some light on how our portfolio best meets the needs of our customers. Safe harbor statement: I have simplified the story for effect so technologies such as Isilon and VNX are not specifically referenced, but this is supposed to be a blog, not a mini-series. Continue reading
Given the pace at which businesses are moving to the cloud, every month executing a cloud strategy is delayed, the greater the cost to the business whether it is in missed revenue opportunity or in operational inefficiency.
Having a strategy in place and a solution ready for use in under one month benefits companies in ways that compound over time.
In the investment world, advisors have long positioned time as a friend to the investor as he or she strives to accumulate wealth, while serving as a foe to those who procrastinate. Continue reading
When we engage with clients to help them identify where and how to leverage big data for business value, we frequently use the Big Data Business Model Maturity Index (BDBM). This helps organizations understand how effective they are at leveraging data and analytics to power their value creation processes.
Big Data Business Model Maturity Index
Applying the BDBM can help an organization identify how it should enact changes to people, processes, and technologies to enable the creation of analytic insight that drives its top-level strategic initiatives. Organizations that adopt this approach can utilize advanced analytics to couple new sources of customer, product and operational data, optimizing key business processes and uncovering new monetization opportunities.
However from an IT perspective, what does this look like? The traditional data warehouse just can’t support these new data and analytic capabilities. Continue reading