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Thoughts From Mobile World Congress: The Next Big Opportunity for Telco and Service Providers

As I look back on my experience at Mobile World Congress (MWC) held last month in Barcelona, I’m struck by how rapidly the Telco and Service Provider industry is changing. As I mentioned in my previous post Telcos and service providers are all engaged in large, complex, multi-year infrastructure and service delivery transformations. The technology transformation is the replacement of dedicated network appliances such as routers and cellular network switches with software running on commercial off-the-shelf hardware. The industry term for this is Network Functions Virtualization (NFV). The aim of NFV is to reduce the time to service, and cost for Communication Service Providers (CSPs) to deliver network services.

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How Big Data Transforms Marketing

Michael Howard

Michael Howard

Vice President, Marketing, Greenplum
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Big Data — not since the “Cloud” – EMC’s CMO Jeremy Burton has noted — has there been a term that meant so little to so many. That’s not to say that it hasn’t been defined. In fact, when you Google it, you get 1.5 million results back in .27 seconds. Not surprising, and depending on the day, EMC, IBM, Oracle, SAS, present the searcher with myriad definitions. Wikipedia, for example, states that “Big Data” is a “term applied to data sets whose size is beyond the ability of commonly used software tools to capture, manage, and process the data within a tolerable elapsed time…” Others use the three V’s to distinguish it: Volume, Variety, and Velocity. I know some Data Scientists who, not surprisingly, feel the definition of Big Data can be best formulated when it is characterized with implications: Large Volumes, New Sources, and Low Latencies create New Platforms, New Roles, and New Techniques.

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