Cisco UCS and Intel Xeon E7v3: bringing the horsepower you need for analytics
I’ve heard it said that CIO’s like their ERP systems the same way they like their cars: big, fast and German. Setting nationalities aside, IT pros craving more horsepower for something like SAP HANA need look no further than our UCS B460 M4 and C460 M4 servers, which now supports Intel’s new Xeon E7v3 processor family. You […]
Preparing for the Next Big Wave in IT: The Intercloud’s Role in Digitization
There is no question that we’re on the cusp of rapid IT evolution. Ten years ago, a small subset of IT managers and system administrators defined and drove infrastructure and services with a finite set of management tools for everyone’s use. In the emerging cloud world, the control of the data center has become segregated […]
Oil and the Smart Pipe – Article on The Network, Cisco, by Scott Gurvey
Scott Gurvey (the famous New York bureau chief and senior correspondent of the PBS broadcast Nightly Business Report for more than 20 years) has written a thought-provoking piece on “The Network” (Cisco’s Technology News Site). Safety is the key in the Oil and Gas industry. Whether it’s people, infrastructure, or the environment, the industry is […]
IoE-Powered Business Transformation Boosts Agility and Efficiency for Oil and Gas Companies
This week I’m attending CERAWeek, the premier international gathering of energy industry leaders, experts, government officials, policymakers, and innovators. While this is the 34th annual CERAWeek conference, the...
A Turning Point for Oil and Gas: Managing Through Turbulence to Digital Transformation
This is a big week for the global energy industry, as thousands of energy leaders, experts, technologists, and policymakers gather in Houston, Texas, for the 34th annual CERAWeek conference,...
New Oil & Gas Study Reveals a Disrupted Industry Primed for Digital Transformation, Fueled by the Internet of Every …
If ever there was an industry and a time that epitomize “disruption,” it is the oil and gas industry today. Price declines of more than 50 percent since June 2014 have upended the sector, and dominate the agendas of industry executives. In fact, a new Cisco study identified “energy price volatility” as the external market […]
How Banks Can Begin the Journey to IoE Readiness
Cisco’s recent survey of 7200 banking customers in 12 countries left me with a crystal-clear takeaway: consumers are ready for the Internet of Everything (IoE) — and they want...
Embracing Data & Analytics in the IoT with Our Partners
Massive amounts of data are being created in new places. A Boeing 787 creates half a terabyte of data per flight. An offshore oil well can create up to 10...
Gartner’s Latest Point of View on BI, Analytics and Big Data
Over the past six weeks I participated in three Gartner BI and Analytic Summits in Sydney, London, and most recently Las Vegas. I love going to these events, as they are a great opportunity to: Stay abreast of the latest trends through the lenses of the Gartner analysts who cover BI, analytics, data management and […]