According to Gartner’s Doug Laney, some 80% of executives believe the value of their company’s data is reflected on their balance sheet, yet this increasingly valuable asset is rarely managed with the same discipline, principles and practices as financial or human capital or physical assets. How can a business bridge this gap? (more…)
2016 is the Year of Flash storage for transactional processing. The transition to flash has been journey for the industry. EMC introduced flash storage media and Fully Automated Storage Tiering (FAST) into our products starting in 2008. Our customers often realized 5x better performance for their transactional workloads with a small amount of flash capacity supplementing high performance hard disk drive technology. (more…)
By 2024, we’ll have a fully established Information Economy where data is critical to businesses looking to predictively spot new opportunities to gain a competitive edge. Standards-based information will be sold, donated and traded on open exchanges. Data marketplaces will facilitate the transfer of data in and out of siloes more fluidly and people will start to broker their own data. We’re already seeing many signs of this – but it’s only the beginning.
Within this landscape, your company’s data is important – that’s obvious. But just how important is it? How can you measure its value? (more…)
I was asked a couple of weeks ago to present to a group on Big Data. The target audience was C-level executives in the SME (Small and Medium-sized Enterprise) arena. Now in Ireland, this is a very different scale than that of the U.S. or larger European countries. Maximum size here for SME would be 250 employees; however, Ireland is the EU headquarters for the majority of the top 10 global tech companies. It’s important for these organisations to understand that Big Data is not restricted to large enterprises only, and they should not feel intimidated by the challenge that lies ahead.
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