How Do You Draw a Big Picture From Millions of Dots of Disconnected Data? Try Data Virtualization.
Learn how overlooking one dot of data can make the difference in losing or winning new customers.
Gain Intelligence From Cloud Sprawl
Co-authored with Robert Dimicco Senior Director, Advanced Services How many cloud services do you think your enterprise uses? You’ll be surprised: businesses use ~10-15 X more cloud services – unknowingly. This is what we call ‘cloud sprawl,’ because there are too many cloud services in a given environment and not enough visibility or control […]
For Better Self-Service BI, Start with Data Virtualization and a Business Directory
Providing Business Intelligence (BI) reporting and analysis used to be a service that IT provided for their line-of-business counterparts. In recent years, however business users have increasingly taken the lead for their BI and analytic solutions. What’s Driving the Self-Service BI Growth Trend?
Turning Data Challenges into Business Opportunities
At the recent Gartner BI Summit in Las Vegas, there was a lot of discussion about the paradigm shift underway in business intelligence (BI) and analytics. Business’s need for agile data access and self-service, combined with IT’s inability to satisfy this need, is causing disruption to traditional models and shifting the balance of power from […]
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 […]
Why Implement Microsoft SQL Server on Cisco Unified Computing System (UCS)?
A Guest Blog by Cisco’s Frank Cicalese: Frank is a Technical Solutions Architect with Cisco, assisting customers with their design of SQL Server solutions on Cisco Unified Compute System. Before joining Cisco, Frank worked at Microsoft Corporation for 10 years, excelling in several positions, including as Database TSP. Frank has in-depth technical knowledge and proficiency […]
Big Changes Become Big Opportunities in Branches
Mobility and cloud innovations have been happening so fast that it’s easy to overlook the place where these technologies have the most impact – the branch.
CMX Analytics: An Inside Scoop on CiscoLive! Milan #CLEUR
Today is the final day of a very busy and successful Cisco Live Milan 2014. Read my initial observations...
How Big Data Will Save the Physical Store
Reports of the physical retail store’s death have been greatly exaggerated. As a recent survey from the Cisco® Internet Business Solutions Group (IBSG) found, 93 percent of products sold in the United States are still bought in brick-and-mortar locations. And while technology has upended many product categories and more than a few individual retailers, it […]