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Big Data Projects – Why are they such a big challenge for enterprises?

By Saama Executives | October 17, 2013

B-eye Network published this article entitled ‘Big Data Projects – Why are they such a big challenge for enterprises?’ in which Haranath Gnana, Practice Area Leader at Saama Technologies discuss few of the approaches that organizations are undertaking for Big Data projects and kind of challenges that are associated with each of the approach and…

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Big Data and Data Science – is this hype?

By Saama Executives | September 22, 2013

Big Data is one of those heavily abused technology terms today.  It’s become a catch-all phrase used to fit any data related problem into.  When the pundits defined the traits of Big Data and articulated the 3Vs, Volume, Velocity and Variety, little did we realize that the lack of clarity on whether it had to…

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Big Data – Is it Old Wine in a New Bottle?

By Saama Executives | September 16, 2013

(Editors note: Author Haranath Gnana is a Practice Area Leader at Saama Technologies) B-eye Network published this article regarding the repackaging and revisions of Big Data from a platform agnostic perspective. Key points in this revival are the advancements in technology that have significantly lowered the cost for IT departments and the ever increasing challenge…

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Can a Social GRC Strategy Accelerate Business Performance

By Sagar Anisingaraju | July 13, 2013

ISACA (an international professional association focused on IT Governance recently published an article written by Saama’s CSO, Sagar Anisingaraju that discuss the next generation Social GRC, the advent of big data and the ubiquitous nature of data pervading all walks of life, including “wearables, driveables, flyables and scannables” (Mary Meeker, KPCB), as redefining the GRC…

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If Big Data were to become consumer friendly, would we still need data scientists?

By Rajeev Dadia | July 6, 2013

The answer is: Yes. Here’s why. While you may not need data scientists to harness big data, you do need them to understand it, and more importantly, to use it along with statistical and modeling techniques to better answer business questions. Data scientists have been characterized as computer scientists that can tell the story of…

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Who is a Data Scientist?

By Saama Executives | July 5, 2013

Saama Technologies MATH IS MY PLAYGROUND. AS A CHILD, I LOVED LEGOS (I STILL DO). THE CUBE OR KAGGLE IS BUT A MERE CHALLENGE FOR ME AND TESLA IS ONE OF MY HEROS. I AM DRIVEN, FASCINATED BY DERIVING FACTS FROM THE UNKNOWN. I TURN EXECUTIVES INTO DECISION SCIENCE PROFESSIONALS. I HAVE BEEN CALLED THE…

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What you need to know about Hadoop Hardware

By Saama Executives | July 4, 2013

Hadoop is the Southwest Airlines of storage technology.  Like Southwest Airlines with its one type of aircraft, no-frills approach, offering a scalable low cost option, Hadoop has a basic store, sort and group capability, scales through standardization on commodity hardware, and offers a low-cost, scalable alternative to highly specialized data appliances.   Hadoop has multiple levels of redundancy (duplication of…

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Common Trends from 31 Customer and Prospect Visits

By Todd Johnson | June 6, 2013

By Todd Johnson, Executive VP and Chief Operating Officer, Saama Technologies In the last 9 weeks I have spoken to 27 large companies in the retail, high tech, insurance, food and beverage, automotive, banking, and transportation industries.  These meetings have been mostly at the “C” level, VP and above.  From my conversations about their big…

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Leveraging data science to accelerate clinical trial results

By Saama Executives | May 21, 2013

How data analytics helps clinical trials? How can data science help accelerate clinical trials, you’d ask. Data science techniques offer prescriptive clues to solve patient recruitment and retention issues, generates insights by harvesting the data and helps improve success for clinical trials. Express Pharma which is India’s foremost Pharma & Biotech magazine recently published an…

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Considerations to Make Before Investing in Big Data in 2013

By Saama Executives | January 18, 2013

Industry Week recently published <http://www.industryweek.com/systems-integration/five-things-consider-you-make-big-data-investments-2013>  a viewpoint I wrote entitled ‘Five things to consider before you make big data investments in 2013’. Due to the massive volumes of valuable unstructured data permeating the average organization on a daily basis, innovative IT executives are moving fast to leverage this untapped data for more meaningful business insights and enhanced…

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Big Data in Insurance – Is the Industry ready to take advantage?

By Saama Executives | October 15, 2012

The need for information has created this disruptive nomenclature that has taken the world of data by storm.  This revolutionary term has the same bearing as “service oriented architecture”, a few years back.  Analytics has been the mainstay of business processing for decades however, the term “Big Data” has added several new dimensions to the…

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CIOs: Leveraging Social Networking for your Enterprise, What’s Your Grade?

By Sagar Anisingaraju | October 1, 2012

Many CIOs are venturing beyond the risk averse ‘sustaining operations’ mode to progressive engagement using social media. That is a good start,but more needs to be done. When it comes to evaluating and implementing a traditional system of record tools such as ERP, CRM, HRMS etc., CIOs have a fairly good handle on what works…

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B2B Marketers, Evolve with Big Data

By Saama Executives | June 25, 2012

Most of the B2B Marketers feel their current online marketing mix is falling short to meet the sales demand, and that they’re under immense pressure to be able to measure the online campaign effectiveness and also being productive. We often hear that the concept of the marketing mix isn’t so useful any longer in this…

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Managed Markets Analytics for Pharma – Prescription for Intelligence

By Saama Executives | May 18, 2012

Best approach to Managed Markets Analytics for pharma The managed care model has seen huge growth in the pharmaceutical industry in the US. It is estimated that 85% of all prescription drugs are today reimbursed through a managed care plan, and the remaining 15% of cash paid prescriptions is still shrinking. This proportion is even…

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Bloomberg on Business Analytics

By Saama Executives | April 12, 2012

Interested in slicing, dicing, measuring, and analyzing data for customer and business insights? According to a recent survey by Bloomberg, 97% of companies with revenues of more than $100 million are using some form of business analytics, up from 90% just two years ago. While businesses have embraced the idea of fact-based decision-making, a steep learning curve…

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