Today, the world thrives on data. Analytics can build competitive advantage, accelerate revenue growth, and even create entirely new industries. But it’s one thing to generate and store a lot of data; it’s another thing altogether to turn it into the kind of actionable insight that can change the game for your company. This is a challenge that EMC Federation members EMC Information Infrastructure, Pivotal, VMware and VCE have undertaken with today’s announcement of the Federation Business Data Lake.
Having reached the rank of second-degree black belt in Shukokai Karate, I’m acutely aware that martial arts excellence requires an all-in commitment by students to master strength, flexibility, discipline and harmony across both body and mind. Like any worthwhile training, students benefit greatly from a teacher, a sensei, to impart experience, skill and wisdom. The same holds true in software and application development. Pupils learn from masters and advance to create new innovations through the art of code writing. It is through this timeless method that EMC is helping develop the next generation of coding black belts and sensei through the opening of the first Cloud Foundry “Dojo”. For the uninitiated, dojo means “the place of the way” and is a word commonly used to describe a martial arts training facility.
Brian Gallagher takes Dojo training seriously, even in the data center! @BGallagher32 #CloudFoundry #epicsplits
Inovalon’s cloud-based data analytics and data-driven intervention platforms play an integral role in the evolution of the healthcare industry. No other company offers the combination of large proprietary datasets, advanced data integration technologies, sophisticated predictive analytics and deep subject matter expertise. As the industry shifts to value and quality outcome models, the ability to efficiently and rapidly integrate and analyze large sets of data has become increasingly critical for healthcare organizations to be successful. In virtually every stage of the healthcare system– Big Data analytics can provide the clarity needed to achieve meaningful insight and improvement in clinical and quality outcomes, utilization and financial performance across the healthcare landscape.
March Madness is upon us. And for those of us carrying around our brackets, streaming video highlights over PCs and phones at work, or binging on back-to-back games at home, we know just how maddening it can get. It consumes some of us. And we’re not alone.
Last year, the 2014 NCAA College Basketball tournament drew in 69.7 million live video streams across all platforms. The men’s Final Four set an all-time attendance record of 158,682 fans. More than 739,00 fans attended the 36 sessions of the tournament. And according to data from Nielsen, an EMC customer, more than 10.5 million people tuned in to watch the games.
According to the 2014 Gartner CEO and Senior Executive Survey, research found that when executive management ‘perceive(s) that risk is lower…they are prepared to invest in longer-term growth.” In other words, for organizations to take advantage of opportunities and drive growth, CEOs must be confident in the organization’s ability to address emerging and known risks to achieve positive outcomes. While the appetite is currently much more inclined to focus energy on taking good risks for their business, organizations still can struggle in building that required assurance to exploit opportunities.