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

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Field notes: How analytics leaders thrive

Smart companies are developing strategies to deal with a tool proliferation, talent shortages, and making Big Data investments pay off.

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Enterprise 20/20

Can Big Data save your help desk?

People are messy, compared to your structured help desk systems. Soon, Big Data tools will make service desk interactions a little more human.

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Analytics in action

Elance-oDesk matches vision and speed as a software-driven business

Connecting freelance workers to employers worldwide, and providing their work-management platform, means being ever faster, and ever smarter.

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Connected intelligence for connected humans

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“Most connected human” Chris Dancy and HP’s Roy Ritthaler and Paul Muller discuss how data-driven decisions can transform business in this episode of Discover Performance Weekly. 

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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.

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Q: How are the new economics of Big Data affecting the enterprise?

A: The cost of data [is] dropping dramatically. In 1983, for one dollar you’d be able to store about three-and-a-half logs of data, and when we [checked] a week ago, you could actually store, for a dollar, about 35 billion logs of data. And if I were to check again right now, that number would probably already be up to 50 billion. … We’ve gone from a mode where we sample a little bit of information and then extrapolate what we think actually happened from that information. … In a world where you can extremely efficiently log everything that has actually happened, you can see what actually happened—you don’t have to extrapolate anything, and you can analyze everything.

Colin Mahony , VP & GM, HP Vertica, at HP Discover Las Vegas 2014

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