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Focus on ROI, Data Preparation, Communication for Success : Takeaways from Predictive Analytics World, Boston, 2014

…nt, or oversampling certain data observations and so forth. But a relentless focus on ROI will yield the desired results. 2. Eschew Complexity: Seek simpler models, fewer variables, and explanations that make sense. Given results, the human mind will find ways to explain it — so do not rely on interpretability as a defense of your models. But let the sheer simplicity of models tell their own story. 3. Ensure algorithmic Data Preparation: As all…

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Miercom Performance Verified – Cisco Nexus 7700 Delivers Industry’s Highest 100Gbps Scalability, Performance and Availability

This will probably date me, but when I started in telecommunications a few years back, 10-Mbps thin-net Ethernet was the cool new technology. I used to think, “Who would ever need that much bandwidth?” Since then, IT technology has changed dramatically, with applications continually demanding more and more bandwidth. Ethernet switching capacity has advanced by leaps and bounds to keep pace with demand, ratcheting up connectivity speeds from 10 M…

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The eStore Vision Has Become a Reality! A Single Storefront for IT Services

Today’s blog post is by a guest author, Adel du Toit , who is currently spearheading the effort by Cisco’s internal IT organization to deliver IT-as-a-Service internally, dubbed the Cisco IT “eStore.” Recently, the eStore team took home multiple awards, you can read more about that here . (If you’re not familiar with the eStore, be sure to check out my other blog posts regarding the eStore here and here .) —————…

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Nothing to See Here: A Look at Recent “Invisible Changes” to the Cisco Support Site

…downloads and resources onto a single page for hardware, software and interfaces and modules. 3: On the search results page, we added a special information box for our most popular products. This box aggregates the most popular links for a product in one place so the links are easier to find. 4: We made many other changes to Cisco.com‘s search, including tuning the relevancy of results and improving the look and feel of the search result…

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Webcast: Telehealth Innovation at Baptist Health South Florida

Join us on Wednesday, October 15 at 11:00 am PST/2:00 pm EST to hear about telehealth innovations at Baptist Heath South Florida. The winner of an American Hospital Association 2014 Most Wired Innovator Award for IT projects, Baptist Health’s e-Pharmacy initiative is a shining example of transformation in care delivery. Conceived as an initiative to support medication compliance by high-risk patients, the program’s outstanding results have led t…

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