Applications Services Blog
Get the latest thought leadership and information about the role of Applications Services in an increasingly interconnected world at the HP Blog Hub.

Data is a girl’s best friend?- an executive view

While I’m partial to diamonds and sapphires, Jeb Horton, Vice President, HP Information ManHorton, Jeb.jpgagement and Analytics argues that, “Data has become the most precious raw material of the 21st century.”

 

In a new video titled, "Seize the Power of Connected Intelligence," Jeb discusses the explosive growth of data (50 percent per month) and the implications this has for organizations today – both in terms of their business intelligence environments and their potential business outcomes. 

 

“Whether it’s internal or external, shared or private, data in all its forms is now the new currency of business,” Jeb says. “As a result, organizations everywhere are making it a top priority to harness and extract value from it.”

 

But to get the real value from data, organizations must look beyond the latest software products and applications. Managing big data also requires modernized technology, a combination of business and analytical skills that is scarce today, and a strategy that aligns information initiatives with business objectives. According to research from HP and Dimensional Research, only 32 percent of companies say that deployed business intelligence solutions meet current business needs. And less than half believe current business intelligence solutions can handle large data sets. Meanwhile, the same research shows that at least 50 percent of companies lack an effective information strategy.

 

Perhaps it’s time for a different approach. Check out Jeb's video for more about the challenges of big data, what it means to achieve connected intelligence, and how the HP Information Management and Analytics portfolio of services can help you find the hidden gems in your data. 

 

Jeb’s video is one in a five-part series of HP executive videos that feature Kathy Garcia, senior vice president Applications and Business Services for HP Enterprise Services, Ed Quinn, president of Enterprise Applications Development and Management Services and more. Look for blogs on additional executive insights over the next few days.

Leave a Comment

We encourage you to share your comments on this post. Comments are moderated and will be reviewed
and posted as promptly as possible during regular business hours

To ensure your comment is published, be sure to follow the community guidelines.

Be sure to enter a unique name. You can't reuse a name that's already in use.
Be sure to enter a unique email address. You can't reuse an email address that's already in use.
Type the characters you see in the picture above.Type the words you hear.
Search
Showing results for 
Search instead for 
Do you mean 
About the Author
Featured


Follow Us
The opinions expressed above are the personal opinions of the authors, not of HP. By using this site, you accept the Terms of Use and Rules of Participation.