Journey through Enterprise IT Services
In Journey through Enterprise IT Services, Nadhan, HP Distinguished Technologist, explores the IT Services industry, and discusses technology trends in simplified terms.

HP Earth Insights – applying the New Style of IT to real life

Big Data is nothing without the support of analytics, asserted Michael Cavaretta, Predictive Analytics Leader, Ford Motor Company in a recent keynote. While this is true to individual enterprises across various industries, it is even more so in the largest enterprise of all – Planet Earth. Collection of all the data generated by ecological shifts in the environment and its subsequent analysis is a monumental task. So what can we do to help understand the complex environmental change of our planet’s accelerating biodiversity loss? Well, you need to look no further than HP Earth Insights, which applies the foundational tenets of the New Style of IT to one of the world’s most complex challenges – real life.

Consumers drive the Information Management and Analytics (IM&A) hub for retail

Big Data has had industry-wide impact across enterprises in various industries including Insurance, Transportation, Energy and Communications Media and Entertainment. The Retail industry is no exception. Customers are more demanding in the connected world driven by the new style of IT. Enterprises in the retail industry need to combat these forces effectively using the Big Data at their disposal. They must gravitate towards a “hub” to realize business benefits by applying the right analytical techniques on the resident data within. What is interesting is that the same consumers retail enterprises look to serve are also the primary data source for this Information Management and Analytics (IM&A) hub — if they deploy it right.

Staying connected with your information – served business class

“Connected matters,” said Kevin Bacon before Meg Whitman’s keynote at HP Discover 2013 in Las Vegas. In her presentation, Meg introduced the new world where we are connected between ourselves as well as to the information that matters to us. The travel and transportation industry has been hit hard by this perennial need of its customers. The airline industry, in particular, has therefore shifted from product-related services to information-related services. So Big Data has had an impact on the evolution of an industry where the business model relies on better serving the need of its consumers. Let us see how.

What it takes to make Big Data matter

The term “Big Data” has generated “big traffic” just by its usage across social media channels. Discussions around this term contribute directly to the very phenomenon that it represents. It even has a conference dedicated to serve its needs — the HP Vertica Big Data Conference! But, what does it really take to make Big Data matter? As mentioned in the abstract for the keynote session “Make Data Matter with HAVEn – HP’s Big Data Platform” … “it takes the right hardware, software, services, infrastructure, and business transformation consulting to make Big Data Matter.” Let’s see how.

Will Big Data be around 148 years from now?

148 years ago, in 1865, Sir Henry Furnese employed several techniques to realize financial gains from his portfolio of investments. That’s when “Business Intelligence” was referenced in a book published by D. Appleton and Company. On Page 210  it reads: “[Sir Henry Furnese] maintained a complete and perfect train of business intelligence.” So the term “Business Intelligence” is centuries old, but remains alive and kicking 148 years later. I wonder if, in the same vein, the term “Big Data” will have a similar life span? What will Big Data represent 148 years from now circa 2161?

Showing results for 
Search instead for 
Do you mean 
Follow Us

About the Author(s)
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.