There is no longer any debate. The speed with which business critical information is gathered, processed, and analyzed is greater today than ever. With the introduction of sensors and the Internet of Things, information is gathered from almost anywhere. Despite the increased ubiquity and speed of information gathering and processing, however, many businesses are unprepared to handle and benefit from these changes.
Baby Boomers, Generation X, Millennials — it no longer matters what generation a person was born into, in an era awash with data, we are all part of the Information Generation. And members of this generation make new demands on business daily, creating a transformation imperative for digital businesses across all industries. (more…)
Senior Director, Enterprise Information Management at EMC Corporation
Joseph DosSantos is the director of Enterprise Information Management at EMC. Since being at EMC, he has built a Big Data consulting practice, hiring data scientists, Hadoop developers, and technical architects to design next generation big data solutions. He also positioned and sold business solutions to drive sales and worked with teams across EMC to develop, refine, and sell offerings based on the EMC reference architecture. His areas of expertise include Big Data Architecture, Master Data Management, Data Governance, and Data Integration.
Somewhere, a teenage kid in his pajamas is writing code that will do what your company does for half the cost. Don’t believe me? Ask Blockbuster about Netflix. Ask Kodak about Facebook. Or ask any independent bookseller about Amazon.com. In each of these cases, iconic brands with impressive histories were humbled by digital upstarts seemingly armed with only their Silicon Valley swagger and their venture capital fueled dreams.
Actually, they were armed with something else. (more…)
In recent weeks, this blog has been home to several articles focused on the changing dynamics of business, technology, and how organizations are dealing with the new realities of a modern approach to IT enabled business outcomes. Vic Bhagat, EMC’s Executive Vice President, Enterprise Business Solutions & Chief Information Officer, focused on the relevance of traditional IT when faced with the modern business challenges of today’s fast-paced, real time environments, and emphasized that in order “to evolve with the times and become a more client-centric, business savvy IT organization, we need to question all aspects of our technology, people and processes.” Then, Mike Koehler, President of EMC’s Professional Services Organization, discussed the challenges of IT Transformation and the “Headwinds” related to Resistance, Inertia and Misalignment. In both cases, these discussions focus on an approach to IT that supports the day-to-day needs of the business while reducing costs – a difference in cost savings that can and should fuel next generation capabilities. (more…)
Alok is the Senior Director of EMC Education Services, where he architects EMC education initiatives, including the industry-leading EMC Proven Professional program, EMC’s Academic Alliance, and “Information Storage and Management” one of the leading textbooks on storage technologies. He provides vision and leadership to a team of highly talented experts that develops world-class technical education on cloud, big data, and storage technologies. Previously, he built and led a highly successful team of EMC presales engineers in Asia Pacific/Japan and also served as a Systems Manager, Storage Manager, and a backup/restore/disaster recovery consultant working with some of the world’s largest data centers and IT installations. He holds dual Masters degrees from the Indian Institute of Technology and the University of Sagar.
Big data analytics enable the most important business asset: information. Every business regardless of industry must plan to create a big data analytics function. It takes data-based decision making to a whole new level, helping drive efficiency, quality, and growth. Technology, platforms, and tools are evolving very rapidly, revealing a bigger issue: finding expertise and talent. (more…)
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