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Big Data Business Model Maturity Index and the Internet of Things (IoT) Antonio Figueiredo (@afigueiredo) recently challenged me on twitter with an interesting question: How would the Big Data Business Model Maturity Index (BDBMMI) change to support the Internet of Things (IoT)? My hope is that the BDBMMI would not need to change to support IoT. It is my hope that the BDBMMI could be used to guide any industry that is going through a data and analytics-driven transformation, such as what is happening to many industries due to IoT. Let’s see how one could use the BDBMMI to help organizations to exploit the IoT. But before we start that exercise, let’s start with some key definitions: The Big Data Business Model Maturity Index (BDBMMI) is a framework to measure how effective an organization is at leveraging data and analytics to power the business (see Figure 1). We ... (more)

Metrics for ITSM and Mom's Mini-Van

People, Process, Technology & Metrics… an ongoing drama. I’m one of those people who take my work home with me. I know, I know… there’s that whole work-life balance thing that I’m always “struggling” to overcome. But, I haven’t yet. I am kind of sorry about it, but at the same time… not deeply sorry. Anyway … I’ve wanted to put this concept in an analogy outside of IT for quite a while now, because these types of discussions can get so heated when *one such as myself* wants to make commentary about situations that happen every day. So, here goes… Goal: Clean Mom’s car as quickly... (more)

Internet of Things Maturity Model By @TonyShan | @ThingsExpo [#IoT]

Internet of Things (IoT) is booming. The “Software for the Internet of Things (IoT) Developer Survey” report, published by Embarcadero Technologies last month, shows that 77% of development teams will have IoT solutions in active development in 2015 with almost half (49%) of IoT developers anticipating their solutions will generate business impacts by the end of this year. IoT Maturity Model (IoTMM) is a qualitative method to gauge the growth and increasing impact of IoT capabilities in an IT environment from both business and technology perspectives. It comprises  a set of crite... (more)

SPSS Predictive Analytics Remains Top Choice of Data Miners According to Popular Independent Survey

SPSS Inc. (Nasdaq: SPSS) Predictive Analytics data mining software has been ranked as the number one choice of data mining professionals worldwide for a second consecutive year. The “2008 Data Mining Survey” published by Rexer Analytics recognizes SPSS as the top data mining solution used to drive strategic decisions, improve operational processes and resolve business problems. SPSS Predictive Analytics data mining software was identified as “the primary software package used by more data miners than any other software package,” beating out SAS and other competitors. SPSS also r... (more)

Data Mining

You may think you're using your data warehouse to its fullest extent. After all, you've amassed a great deal of data about customers or inventory that you can look up at will. But if you're not using the proper business intelligence (BI) tools, your data warehouse is no better than a hunk of coal. BI tools such as data mining can turn the coal into a diamond that can propel your business to the top. Data mining can help you do more than you ever imagined with your data warehouse. Some call data mining data discovery or data knowledge, but whatever you call it, data mining allows... (more)

Kickfire and Leading Open Source Partners Team to Deliver End-to-End Business Intelligence Solutions on New MySQL Database Appliance

Kickfire™, Inc. today announced partnerships with five leading vendors in the open source world to provide joint customers the ability to deploy robust, full-stack, business intelligence solutions that leverage the industry’s first high-performance MySQL database appliance. Launched this week at the MySQL Conference & Expo in Santa Clara, CA, Kickfire’s family of database appliances bring the power of the highest performing commercial database systems to the MySQL market at a fraction of the cost. Working with JasperSoft, Pentaho, Sun Microsystems, Talend and Zma... (more)