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Coming to NRF: Lisa Fretwell on Shopping Trends, New Frontiers

Cisco will be featured in two Big Idea sessions at this year’s NRF conference starting tomorrow, and I’m happy to introduce guest blogger Lisa Fretwell, who will be leading one of these two seminars. Lisa is the Managing Director of Retail at Cisco Consulting Services, specializing in the Internet of Everything and analytics, and how these new capabilities can transform and differentiate retail and consumer product businesses: In tod…

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Industry’s First Ever Standard Based Benchmark Result for Big Data

…+ combined publications and hundreds of research papers ever since that drove several innovations in relational database management systems. The industry and technology landscapes have changed. IT is being extended far beyond traditional transaction processing and data warehousing to big data and analytics. Foreseeing the industry transition the TPC has developed TPC Express Benchmark HS (TPCx-HS) – industry’s first (and so far the only) st…

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IT professionals and end users. Cui Bono?

As a Senior Network Engineer I’ve seen many end-user issues that look like big problems but are actually very simple. The difficulty lies in a lack of understanding between end users and IT teams who support them. In this article, I want to give some advice to improve communications and relationships between these two groups. End users Here are tips to help you get the best tech support possible and make the process is less painful going…

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Where is Cisco Data Virtualization Going in 2015?

…rtualization products: In 2014, we shipped Cisco Information Server (CIS) 7.0, a major release of our flagship data virtualization offering. CIS 7.0 extended data virtualization to new audiences, enabled larger, more-complex deployments and integrated more data sources so our customers can run their businesses more effectively by leveraging all of their data. On the big data front, we announced Cisco Big Data Warehouse Expansion, a new offering…

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Hockey Game and Big Data – Unleash Your Competitive Edge

…ensure you’re not the underdog? To effectively break away from competitors, many organizations are embracing a Big Data strategy. However, getting started down the Big Data path can be a daunting task if you go at it alone. And much like the teamwork required to win that hockey game, Cisco and Intel® work together to help you navigate the field and  develop a strategy built on a server platform that will put you ahead of your competitors. So unl…

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