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HP Software's community for IT leaders // January 2013


Big data: Do something with it

Autonomy’s chief architect says CIOs are less interested in buzzwords than in what analytics can do for them.

Cut to the chase

In depth

Analytics get interactive

Cloudera’s CTO considers the next phase of taming big data: really working with it.

Get busy


IT needs some ‘me time’

IT guru Gene Kim previews his business novel about a struggling IT department’s turnaround, and explains what IT executives should prioritize over “putting out fires.”

Story time


The CIO’s guide to 2013

We asked technologists and IT leaders what needs to be top-of-mind for the CIO of today—and tomorrow.

Embrace the future

CIO insight

Play the analytics card

Jon Wren, director of data innovation for Cardlytics, uses HP Vertica to better target online ads, and to free analysts to actually analyze data.

Watch now

Information management index

Percentage of respondents who would find it "very useful" to link structured and unstructured data.1

Percentage of potential IaaS adopters whose usage plans include storage capacity on demand.2

Percentage of current IaaS users leveraging disaster recovery services.2

One question

Q: We have a shortage of data science. When will colleges begin offering degrees in data science?

A: There are a number of universities that are starting to create these, [but] universities don’t move at the speed of light. I think all the pieces are in place: You have programs that are being cranked up at places like Berkeley and Harvard and MIT and so on. You have some of the more traditional analytics programs of the past at places like NC State and Indiana starting to say, “How about if we add a little data science content to the more traditional analytics content we were already offering?”

— Tom Davenport, Harvard Business School, in a video interview on the Enterprise CIO Forum

1 "Big Data: Extracting Value from Your Digital Landfills," AIIM, 2012

2 "2012 Public Cloud Computing Trends," Enterprise Strategy Group, March 2012


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