Analytics & Automation

January 29, 2016

ANALYTICS & AUTOMATION

Dimension Data & Cisco Systems: Partnering to Integrate the World

In technology, things happen at the speed of change. “Evolve or get left behind” is a familiar phrase we’ve all heard. Technology is advancing at warp speed and companies are finding it difficult to manage their ever-growing and ever-changing support ecosystems. Now more than ever, companies are moving beyond maintenance and support services to

January 28, 2016

ANALYTICS & AUTOMATION

Learn, Code, and Collaborate at Cisco Live Berlin!

Cisco Live Berlin! February 15-19, 2016 Calling all developers, architects, and solution providers—Cisco Live Berlin features the DevNet Zone designed to help you navigate today’s changing application and architecture landscape. Of particular interest will be the focus on analytics and automation software. As organizations struggle with digital disruption, attention will be drawn to how developers […]

January 27, 2016

ANALYTICS & AUTOMATION

Enabling IoT Analytics

Last month, at Cisco’s Internet of Things (IoT) World Forum in Dubai, I had the opportunity to lead a panel discussion on IoT Analytics with a group of my industry peers – each who play a different role within the space. Together, we discussed the unique opportunities and challenges of doing analytics in an IoT […]

January 14, 2016

ANALYTICS & AUTOMATION

Welcome to Data Virtualization’s New Frontier

Where We’ve Been When Judith Davis and I co-authored Data Virtualization: Going Beyond Traditional Data Integration to Achieve Business Agility in 2011, we identified the five most popular Data Virtualization usage patterns at that time. “Data virtualization is a versatile data integration solution that can be deployed to solve a wide range of data integration […]

January 13, 2016

ANALYTICS & AUTOMATION

Digital Transformation Revolutionizes Manufacturing Operations

Since the late 18th century, innovations have fueled modernization in industrial engineering, management and processes that have shaped manufacturing businesses we know today. From manual tasks’ mechanization through moving assembly lines and mass production systems, industrial revolutions resulted in profitability and growth that enabled global economies to prosper. Presently, another revolution is underway – a […]

January 11, 2016

ANALYTICS & AUTOMATION

Announcing Data Virtualization Release; Increased Support for Cloud, SaaS and Social Media Data Sources

Cisco continues to make significant investments in our Data and Analytics offerings, including our industry-leading Data Virtualization software. The latest release of the Cisco Information Server, version 7.0.3, reflects the healthy collaboration that we have with our valued customers, and our talented engineering team. Two forces driving the evolution of data management for analytics are […]

January 5, 2016

ANALYTICS & AUTOMATION

The Business Drivers of Hyper-distributed Computing

It would be easy to say that the primary drivers behind hyper-distributed computing are social, mobile, analytics, cloud and security (SMACS). While it is true that these approaches are influencing or enabling hyper-distributed computing, they are not the business drivers. SMACS technologies are necessary but insufficient enablers of hyper-distributed computing. The premise of hyper-distributed computing […]

December 17, 2015

ANALYTICS & AUTOMATION

Drowning in Data: Data Preparation to the Rescue

Everyone knows that data is important. Modern enterprises compete with data and win with the agility and insight it provides. Thus the “Big Data Era” as metaphorically captured by terms such at Data Lakes, Data Reservoirs, Data Swamps, Data Streams and myriad others that attempt to describe the pools of liquid gold that this valuable […]