As companies begin to embed real-time business analytics and business intelligence in their operations, they'll need more than 24/7 availability. Companies will also need to include BA and BI in their disaster recovery plans.
I agree with your point, Mary, and believe Mary's article is very important.
Don't you think there is are a large group of IT players that are trying to apply BI to their "existing" models and systems; meaning that in reality BI to be effective requires changes to the models and systems (i.e., real-time, backup and DR, etc.)? I believe there are some IT that have missed the point of BI and have not recognized it changes the system.
This reinforces the point often made effectively on IE, that technology is increasingly taking into account the affect of technology on the user and the disruptions in business that occur when the user is not served by the technology and the data.
Thanks for the video, Mary. It's surely important to note the value of analytics to enterprises and to put the protection and care of them in perspective for IT. But I am wondering whether many firms are in fact ordering their IT priorities differently, or winding up "surprised" by their own lack of foresight.
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Tongji University in China has teamed with local businesses in the development of a "real world" banking system that now enables students to master technical skills that are immediately transferrable to enterprises.
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Edmunds separates customers into segments based on the info it collects on its site and from partners, and uses that to push out custom content, said Brian Baron, director of business analytics for Edmunds.com, at Predictive Analytics Innovation Summit.
The automotive website uses propensity modeling to target ads and customer registration forms, said Brian Baron, director of business analytics for Edmunds.com, at Predictive Analytics Innovation Summit.
Big-data has become a big point of emphasis for many businesses. While the technology is available to deploy these applications, the needed personnel often is not. As a result, analytic engineers' salaries have blown past the six-figure mark, and hiring these experts has become a challenge for IT managers.
The automotive website uses propensity modeling of customer behavior to convert more site visitors into leads, says Brian Baron, director of business analytics, in an interview at the Predictive Analytics Innovation Summit.
The medical instruments manufacturer looks to metrics to quantify its social business engagement, according to Mary Maida, Medtronic lead information solutions manager. Internet Evolution editor in chief Mitch Wagner interviewed Maida at the E2 Innovate conference.
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