analytics

June 25, 2015

PARTNER

Big Data. Big Opportunity. Real Simple: Practical Steps to Building Your Big Data Practice.

I talk to partners every day about the big data opportunity. We know that partners who sell UCS see dramatically larger deal sizes for big data opportunities. We know all of this and still there is a lot of caution and skepticism from partners about jumping into this new world of big data and analytics.

June 25, 2015

EXECUTIVE PLATFORM

Digital Transformation in the Oil & Gas Industry: “Drill, Data, Drill!”

“Drill, baby, drill” makes for an easy mantra when it comes to energy exploration, but the oil and gas (O&G) industry moved past simply drilling long ago with the introduction...

Analytics, Separating Facts from Myth

If you ever want to start an argument, simply ask a group of music fans to name the most influential act of the Rock era. Then step back and watch the sparks fly! As a musician myself, popular music, its origins and evolution have long been a topic of interest and passionate debate among my […]

June 15, 2015

COLLABORATION

Improving Customer Loyalty with Data & Analytics

You don’t win customer loyalty solely by the “wow!” factor. You win simply by delivering on customer promises and resolving everyday issues. According to research from CEB’s book, The Effortless Experience: Conquering the New Battleground for Customer Loyalty, two major factors affect customer loyalty during an interaction: The first is how much effort is required […]

Finding New Directions for Retail: The Ever-Changing Store

Hello, everyone! My name is Anne McClelland, and I am the new director for Cisco’s retail and hospitality sales team in the U.S. I’m excited to have the chance to write for Cisco’s retail blog program, and you’ll be hearing from me regularly sharing some insights, musings, and speculations on trends as well as giving […]

June 5, 2015

DATA CENTER

Why I Love Big Data Partner Series 4: Distributed Big Data Cluster with Cisco UCS and MapR–Store Locally, Query Ev …

Next in our series of Why I Love Big Data is Bruce from MapR.  Together, Cisco and MapR are working on a very cool solution for keeping data local, but accessing very quickly.  Also, come by the Connected Banking stand in the Cisco Live World of Solutions and DevNet area to see a demo of the […]

Achieving a 3D View of Your Shoppers

If every click made by a shopper on an online store can be considered valuable information, surely every step taken by a shopper in a physical store is also a similar wealth of data. While clearly this is valuable input that many stores would like to have, the means to collect and process it is […]

Driving Operational Excellence Through Digital Transformation in Oil & Gas

Guest Blog by Marcel Cappetti, Managing Director, Oil and Gas, Global Enterprise Theater I’ve just returned from CERAWeek in Houston—an international event that could be described as “Davos for the energy industry.” It’s a gathering of the power elite, including industry, finance, technology, and government leaders from around the globe. For me, it was the […]