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HP Software's community for IT leaders // April 2014

Business strategy

How Big Data analytics drives success and cuts costs of experimentation

The marketplace has sped up, and as the enterprise responds, data-led experimentation is key to profiting on success, and cutting costly losses, faster.

Scientific approach

Customer insight

Big Data puts NASCAR in pole position

Social media sentiment is helping NASCAR—and its partners—better build the brand and engage with customers.

Start your engines

Enterprise 20/20

Putting real analytics into the hands of the business

Until you master all of your data, you don’t know what you’re missing. Take a peek into how HP Labs will shape the future of analytics.

Analytics for all

CIO insight

Semistructured data: Master the information continuum

Vertica VP Chris Selland explains that “Big Data” is a continuum, not just the black-and-white of structured and unstructured data. Learn how your competitive edge will come from analytics efforts that connect the full range, not merely the extremes.

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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.

There are 12 questions that will require an estimated 10 minutes of your time. You'll receive a summary of your rating upon completion.

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HP Software’s Paul Muller hosts a weekly video digging into the hottest IT issues. Check out the latest episodes.

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Percentage of businesses implementing or planning to implement Big Data projects in 2014.1


Percentage of organizations planning to hire data scientists in the next 12–18 months.1


Percentage of enterprises that expect they will need to manage more than 1 petabyte of data by late 2014.1

1 "IDG Enterprise Big Data Study 2014," IDG, January 2014

One question

Q: Has Big Data gone mainstream?

A: I’ve always been a big fan of the technology adoption lifecycle, which talks about leaders and laggards. Big Data is certainly past the early adopter phase at this point in time, if you have any familiarity with that model, as popularized by Geoffrey Moore in Crossing the Chasm. […] It’s starting to get recognized as a competitiveness issue. It’s starting to get recognized not just as a technology issue, but a business issue that’s about how effective we are vis-à-vis our competitors. 

— Chris Selland, HP Vertica VP Marketing & Business Development, “Is analytics for everyone? Why do the data scientists have all the fun? ” in the Discover Performance Weekly video

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