"Big Data" is everywhere. It powers business solutions as well as drives economic opportunity. Is it possible that "Big Data" will become the next major utility? Autonomous vehicles (AV) and Machine Learning (ML) may fill the gap that makes Big Data a distributed utility where you pay for how much data you use and the times you use it.
DataSciCon.Tech is a data science conference held in Atlanta, Georgia Wednesday November 29th to Friday, December 1st and includes both workshops and conference lectures. It took place at the Global Learning Center on the campus of Georgia Tech. This was the first year of this conference, and I attended to get a sense of the data science scene in Atlanta. Overall, the experience was very enlightening and introduced me to the dynamic and intensive work being conducted in the area of data science. This is a very high-level overview of what I learned.
Rapid advancements in information technology, and the proliferation of data has created many opportunities in system performance measurement of multi-tiered architectures.
My career in information technology spans twenty years, but my exposure to information technology started before I was a teenager. At that time, business productivity was popular, but still regulated to personal desktop computers and IBM Mainframes. Web services, e-commerce,... Continue Reading →
The IT-business value proposition seeks to apply technological innovations to business processes to meet the current and future demands of customers and the market. What do companies need to know before using "Big Data" and Social Computing as an IT business strategy?
In this third and final blog on IT Strategies, I look at some examples and techniques of using data analytics in Information Technology Management. In previous postings, I wrote "information technology is the interaction between people, information and technology". When planning IT investments, it’s important that business value be the main driver for delivering solutions.
In an extension to my first blog, I research quantitative analysis of enterprise IT functions to demonstrate how to create IT business value. It has to be established that, with so much data being collected from IT systems, IT managers can use this type of pervasive data to their advantage. Functionality such as maintaining health, securing systems, and properly sizing new systems all have an impact to IT budgets.
Information Technology (IT) Management has evolved to become more aligned with business processes. Every industry that can be thought of uses some type of information system and process automation as part of its business requirements planning. IT will continue to grow and evolve as businesses seek to build on technology investments and innovations while modern IT strategy becomes more of a business imperative. This introductory blog discusses initial strategies for building an IT business value proposition.
Azure is Microsoft's cloud services for building scalable and reliable big data solutions. The advent of new sensors and Internet-enabled devices is creating massive volumes of data that can only be analyzed with big data systems. This new paradigm is known as the Internet of Things (IoT). Micro services provides the means to build, manage and collect the "Brave New World" of data.