One of the most exciting developments in current business technology is the ability for smaller companies to enjoy IT advantages previously available only to big business. By partnering with cloud providers, midsized businesses can use information technology that previously required a large and sophisticated internal IT department.
Analytics is one such technology. Analytics is fast becoming a requirement for companies, to better satisfy customer demand, execute more quickly and with greater agility, and transform their business. And using cloud providers, midsize enterprises can take advantage of analytics for their business.
That's the subject of our latest 7 Days of Executive Education (7DEE): "Achieve Transformational Outcomes With Analytics Delivered Over the Cloud." This seven-session online class starts Tuesday, March 26 at 2:00 p.m. ET -- that's early next week. Our expert instructors will tell you what you need to know to deploy analytics over the cloud to your small enterprise. You'll have an opportunity to question the instructors and discuss the issues with your fellow students over live text chat.
Big-data is all around us, including unstructured data like social media and traditional data like customer transaction history. This explosion of big-data provides companies of all sizes -- including midsized organizations -- enormous opportunities. By extracting key business insights from large volumes of data in a variety of formats, midsized firms can uncover new customers, increase profits, and cut expenses.
Until recently, managing, analyzing, and socializing these insights meant significant investments in hardware, analytics software, and specialized knowledge. But robust solutions are available today that are attractive and affordable for the midmarket. And a new wave of managed service providers is delivering analytics over the cloud. Midmarket firms benefit by being able to focus on their core businesses yet receive the key business insights that lead to informed decision-making and transformational outcomes.
In this series of classes, you'll find out how to implement big-data as a service in your enterprise, including selecting business partners, identifying which business functions can best benefit from big-data as a service, what to look for in crafting such an implementation, and more.
In our kickoff class on Tuesday, March 26, we'll start with the basics: Why You Need to Care About Predictive Analytics in the Cloud, as taught by veteran analyst Daniel Kusnetzky. And in the following days and week we'll have classes on building infrastructure, use cases, security, and more.
Find out more at the curriculum calendar: Achieve Transformational Outcomes With Analytics Delivered Over the Cloud. Register here and join us on Tuesday, March 26 for the very first class.
ó Mitch Wagner , Editor in Chief, Internet Evolution