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Data Visualization – The Medium is the Message

By Saama Executives | May 22, 2011

Marshall McLuhan‘s enigmatic phrase from the sixties gives him credit for predicting the World Wide Web 30 years ago.  He could have just as well have been talking about Data Visualization for Business Analytics. While information management technology has grown at a blistering pace, the human ability to process and comprehend numerical data has not. Visualization…

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Modeling IT Services for Business Value Measurement (ITBM)

By Sagar Anisingaraju | May 17, 2011

In the earlier article, I explained that whether IT is considered as a strategic differentiator or a commodity, organizations need to come up with a consistent framework to measure its value to business on an ongoing basis. One way to come up with a measurable framework is to think of business and IT organizations as…

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Whether IT matters or not, we need to measure its value to business!

By Sagar Anisingaraju | May 10, 2011

About eight years have gone by since Nicholas Carr famously argued that “IT Doesn’t Matter”, in his often quoted article in Harvard Business Review. Countless rebuttals and affirmations have since been posted all over the cyberspace. Whether IT is a mere commodity or a strategic value to business, what cannot be escaped is a need…

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On Big Data and In-Memory Data Clouds

By Saama Executives | May 1, 2011

Data growth curve:  Terabytes -> Petabytes -> Exabytes -> Zettabytes -> Yottabytes -> Brontobytes -> Geopbytes.  It is getting more interesting. Consider this: Online firms–including Facebook, Visa, Zynga–use Big Data technologies like Hadoop to analyze massive amounts of business transaction data and application data. Wall street investment banks, hedge funds, algorithmic and low latency traders…

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