Everything You Need to Know About Data Analytics at Dell EMC World 2017

Erin K. Banks

Erin K. Banks

Portfolio Marketing Director at Dell EMC
Erin K. Banks has been in the IT industry for almost 20 years. She is the Portfolio Marketing Director for Big Data and Data Analytics at Dell EMC. Previously she worked at Juniper Networks in Technical Marketing for the Security Business Unit. She has also worked at VMware and EMC as an SE in the Federal Division, focused on Virtualization and Security. She holds both CISSP and CISA accreditations. Erin has a BS in Electrical Engineering and is an author, blogger, and avid runner. You can find her on social media at @banksek
Erin K. Banks

As you know, Dell EMC World is next week and there is A LOT going on when it comes to data analytics both with sessions and a great booth.

Here is some insight into the data analytics sessions and booths would be interested in attending at the conference. (more…)

Big Data Conversation with Spotify

Erin K. Banks

Erin K. Banks

Portfolio Marketing Director at Dell EMC
Erin K. Banks has been in the IT industry for almost 20 years. She is the Portfolio Marketing Director for Big Data and Data Analytics at Dell EMC. Previously she worked at Juniper Networks in Technical Marketing for the Security Business Unit. She has also worked at VMware and EMC as an SE in the Federal Division, focused on Virtualization and Security. She holds both CISSP and CISA accreditations. Erin has a BS in Electrical Engineering and is an author, blogger, and avid runner. You can find her on social media at @banksek
Erin K. Banks

I spoke with Eliot Van Buskirk ( @listeningpost ), Data Storyteller at Spotify, as part of my Big Data Conversations series for Dell EMC. Note that this is not a product or technology blog and certainly there are no endorsements implied from either side but, in all fairness, I am a paying Spotify user and I am in love with what they do to bring music to the masses.

Erin K. Banks: How do you utilize big data at Spotify?
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The ultimate tip for your data analytics journey: Get started

Anthony Dina

Anthony Dina

Director of Data Analytics across North America at Dell EMC
With twenty years in the IT industry, Anthony Dina serves as the North America Director of Data Analytics at Dell EMC. He leads a team of solutions architects that synthesize the tsunami of new data types (machine, application, person-driven) with traditional systems of record. Their expertise in big data, data warehouse modernization and analytic modeling helps customers succeed in the era of Digital Transformation. This work not only involves intellectual property from Dell EMC but also from partners like Cloudera, HortonWorks, Splunk, and SAP. Prior to this, he served as executive director of strategy and director of solutions marketing. He has earned a Masters of Business Administration from the University of St. Thomas and a Masters of Fine Art from Cranbrook Academy of Art. His technical certifications include ITIL v3 Foundation and ITIL Services Strategy.
Anthony Dina

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Data analytics is rapidly emerging as a key to success in the new digital economy. To capitalize on this opportunity, organizations need to rethink the status quo and invest accordingly.

When it comes to organizations and their data analytics journeys, a quote often attributed to Mark Twain seems especially appropriate: “The secret to getting ahead is getting started.”

While data analytics is rapidly emerging as a key to business success in the new digitally driven economy, many organizations are just exploring or in the early stages of their data analytics journeys. Basically, many people are just kicking the tires of the data analytics vehicle. And that’s a problem, because you can’t get anywhere with data analytics until you are actively using data analytics.

A survey by IDG Research Services suggests that just 36 percent of organizations have data analytics projects in progress. Most of the rest of the survey respondents fall into the stages of exploring, planning or pilot testing analytics projects. And then there are the laggards—the 10 percent of organizations who don’t have data analytics on their radar.[i]

These numbers need to change. Based on the business results organizations see as they gain competitive advantages through data analytics, it’s extremely important to get started down the path to data analytics with the ultimate goal of digital transformation.

About those business results: An extensive survey of IT and business decision-makers, commissioned by Dell EMC and conducted by TNS, found that organizations actively using big data, cloud and mobility technologies are growing up to 53 percent faster than the laggards of the world.[ii]

In another large survey, this one of more than 4,000 business leaders around the world, Vanson Bourne and Dell Technologies found that more than half of respondents (52 percent) have already experienced significant disruption to their industries as a result of digital technologies, and more than three-fourths of respondents (78 percent) consider digital startups as a threat, either now or in the future.[iii]

Clearly, digital transformation is not just an opportunity; it’s also a threat—to those organizations that don’t get started in a timely manner. So, what’s holding organizations back?

The Vanson Bourne/Dell Technologies survey found that the top barriers to progress are:

  1. Insufficient budget and resources
  2. Lack of executive support
  3. Inadequate expertise and skills
  4. Technologies that can’t work at the speed of business
  5. Data privacy and security concerns

How can your organization overcome these barriers? The first step is to recognize that the digital transformation you make today is the key to future competitiveness. The next step is to rethink the status quo and invest accordingly.

The report from Vanson Bourne and Dell Technologies boils the advice down to a simple, clear sentence: “Organizations, at every stage, will need to couple the latest and greatest in technology with a shift in mindset, an investment in their staff and a bold approach which includes rethinking business models.”

If you follow that advice, your organization will be positioned to compete more effectively in the digital economy. That’s what happens when you put the strategies and technologies in place to capitalize fully on your digital assets—the massive amounts of data you generate every day.

As the Vanson Bourne/Dell Technologies report notes: “Businesses of every kind still have a chance to leap ahead. Change, if embraced correctly, can open a world of opportunity.”

The key is to get started.

 

[i] IDG Research Services. IDG TechPulse survey. Jan. 10, 2016.

[ii] “Global Technology Adoption Index 2015.” A survey commissioned by Dell EMC and conducted by TNS.

[iii] Dell Technologies. “Embracing a Digital Future.” 2016.

 

 

Revealing the secret to speed and flexibility for data analytics

William Geller

William Geller

Data Analytics Product Marketing at Dell EMC
William Geller has been involved in new technology and data science for over 15 years, with experience launching and marketing new products for both startups and in enterprise, around the world. William is the Principal Product Marketing lead for Data Analytics in the Solutions Marketing division of CPSD. Prior to joining Dell EMC, he worked for numerous startups in Healthcare IT, Social Network Analytics, and cyber security. He holds a VMware VCP4.0 accreditation. Willam has an BS in Electrical Engineering from Drexel University and an MBA from Babson College. You can find him on Twitter at @williamgeller
William Geller
William Geller

Most companies recognize that they have opportunities through data analytics to raise productivity, improve decision making, and gain competitive advantage. Unfortunately, the majority of initiatives fail to move beyond the experimental stage, or analytic insights are not operationalized back into the business as intended. The causes range from inaccessibility to siloed data, time invested in continually gathering theAnalytic Insights Module technology review - data analytics data before performing analytics, and long lead times for resources from IT.  Recently, Enterprise Strategy Group (ESG) reviewed Dell EMC Analytic Insights Module, which is engineered to smooth out these friction points in the data analytics lifecycle.  It’s delivered on Dell EMC Native Hybrid Cloud, combining a self-service data analytics experience with cloud-native application development (more…)

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