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


A conversation with your data

Business moves too quickly to wait hours for incomplete reports. The next level of analytics puts you in immediate, interactive dialogue with your data.

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Technologies such as the R language are making it easier than ever to get big business value out of data mining.

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A singular info solution

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Information management index

Percentage of respondents who rely on basic spreadsheets/reports for analytics.1

Percentage of respondents looking at a two-to-three-year timeframe for investing in big data or content analytics tools.1

Percentage of respondents who said they don’t really know what “big data” is.1

One question

Q: How do IT leaders measure their success at mastering big data?

A: With the focus on information, we propose a new definition of ROI: return on information. In the next five years, return on information will be the defining measure of success by calculating the value that you derive from your investments to capture, process, store, manage, and analyze information. Leaders will efficiently and cost-effectively extract insight from 100 percent of their data (structured, semi-structured, and unstructured) to drive intelligent business decisions faster. ROI will become a critical measure for success, not only for IT, but for the business.

— June Manley, HP’s director of information optimization solutions, on the Enterprise CIO Forum

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


IT leader assessment

This tool evaluates the correlation between IT attributes and business success and, based on how your answers compare with average scores, will advise you where to invest in IT.

It is based on data HP collected from 650 global companies about a range of IT characteristics (server capacities, approach to information management, security, BYOD, etc.) and how they correlate to revenue gain. This assessment will compare your answers to the average scores in that study.

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