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Transformation Infrastructure

By pwsadmin | September 26, 2020

Hybrid IT enables a composable infrastructure which describes a framework whose physical compute, storage, and network fabric resources are treated as services. Resources are logically pooled so that administrators need to physically configure hardware to support a specific software application, which describes the function of a composable architecture. This type of transformative infrastructure is foundational…

Essential Characteristics of Cloud Computing as Digital Transformation

By pwsadmin | September 25, 2020

A survey of 2,000 executives conducted by Cognizant in 2016 identified the top five ways digital transformations generate value:      Accelerating speed to market      Strengthening competitive positioning      Boosting revenue growth      Raising employee productivity      Expanding the ability to acquire, engage, and retain customers   Digital transformation is also a cultural change. Cloud Computing as Digital Transformation Since cloud…

Embrace Transformation

By pwsadmin | September 22, 2020

From a business perspective, differentiating business processes and quality customer service are central to overall success. Business leaders must therefore clearly identify and measure how information technology contributes to the value of every key business process. They must also know how to most cost effectively use IT when the task is merely the management of…

Computer Vision Advances Zero-Defect Manufacturing

By pwsadmin | July 25, 2020

by Kevin L. Jackson Electronics manufacturers operate in a challenging environment. It’s hard enough to keep up with the ever-accelerating rate of change in the industry. Now customers want increasingly specialized product variations in less time and of higher quality. Meeting this demand for increased product variation can seriously impact the bottom line. Such variability increases…

Real-Time Analytics Power the Roadway of the Future

By pwsadmin | July 25, 2020

By Kevin L. Jackson The complexities of citywide traffic are pushing the limits of existing transportation management systems. Outdated infrastructure is based on proprietary, single-purpose subsystems, making it costly to acquire, operate, and maintain. And current roadways are simply not prepared for the future of autonomous vehicles. Enter the SPaT Challenge, an initiative encouraging cities and…

Thriving on the Edge: Developing CSP Edge Computing Strategy

By pwsadmin | March 6, 2020

Communications Service Providers (CSPs) are facing significant business model challenges. Referred to generally as edge computing, the possibilities introduced by the blending of 5G networks and distributed cloud computing technologies are redefining how CSPs operate, partner, and drive revenue. A new Ericsson Digital whitepaper entitled, “Edge computing and deployment strategies for communication service providers,” addresses these challenges…

SourceConnecte! Marketplace With A Mission

By pwsadmin | March 6, 2020

Earlier this year, GC GlobalNet launched a new breed of B2B e-commerce sites. Curated by Kevin L. Jackson, SourceConnecte (with an “e”) went live with three strategic goals in mind: Efficiently leverage modern social media technologies to facilitate value-based interactions between enterprise buyers and vetted suppliers; Establish a protected interactive environment capable of supporting high-value B2B e-commerce negotiations…

Potential vs. Reality: Is Edge Computing Real?

By pwsadmin | January 19, 2020

Edge computing provides compute, storage, and networking resources close to devices generating traffic. Its benefits are based on an ability to provide new services capable of meeting stringent operational requirements by minimizing both data latency and the need for bandwidth. Based on Google trend data, searches for the term has also grown substantially over the…

Enabling Digital Transformation

By pwsadmin | December 22, 2019

Digital transformation integrates technology into all areas of an organization’s business or mission. Its fundamental purpose is to create and deliver innovative and industry-changing products and services to a global customer base. This outcome requires the seamless two-way flow of data and information between internal business processes and external processes that interact with customers, business…

The ThinkShield Story Part 1: The Challenge

By G C Network | October 24, 2019

The cybersecurity challenge seems to be growing daily. Threats are becoming more sophisticated, and attacks are becoming more destructive while the corporate world’s response seems to resemble a deer in headlights. Recent examples of this dangerous state of affairs include[1]: A data breach of a US Customs and Border Protection surveillance contractor that led to…

by Melvin Greer

Business Intelligence has matured as a core competency necessary to sustain competitive advantage. Organizations of every size and industry are generating valuable data with each interaction, and that data can be captured, analyzed, and turned into business insight. These organizations are using analytics features like dashboards, advanced visualization, data warehousing, and other technologies to achieve their strategic business objectives.
Many companies are taking a hybrid cloud approach to data analysis. Leveraging a hybrid cloud environment as part of a big data analytics strategy enables businesses to take advantage of cloud elasticity. This allows organizations to process data across clusters of computers, enabling analysis to occur across multiple cloud compute environments. As organizations’ need for more compute power grows, the cloud can scale with their requirements. Cloud-based business analytics capabilities enable organizations to make smarter decisions that better address real-time business imperatives.

Analytics capabilities are moving beyond the traditional business intelligence, and forward-leaning organizations are analyzing data in new ways to distance themselves from the competition. Analytics is enabling businesses to align the right customers with the right solutions, identify customer patterns of behavior, and quickly resolve customer service issues by correlating and analyzing a variety of data.
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by Melvin Greer
by Melvin Greer
by Melvin Greer

Business Intelligence has matured as a core competency necessary to sustain competitive advantage. Organizations of every size and industry are generating valuable data with each interaction, and that data can be captured, analyzed, and turned into business insight. These organizations are using analytics features like dashboards, advanced visualization, datawarehousing, and other technologies to achieve their strategic business objectives.

Many companies are taking a hybrid cloud approach to data analysis. Leveraging a hybrid cloud environment as part of a big data analytics strategy enables businesses to take advantage of cloud elasticity. This allows organizations to process data across clusters of computers, enabling analysis to occur across multiple cloud compute environments. As organizations’ need for more compute power grows, the cloud can scale with their requirements. Cloud-based business analytics capabilities enable organizations to make smarter decisions that better address real-time business imperatives.
Analytics capabilities are moving beyond the traditional business intelligence, and forward-leaning organizations are analyzing data in new ways to distance themselves from the competition. Analytics
is enabling businesses to align the right customers with the right solutions, identify customer patterns of behavior, and quickly resolve customer service issues by correlating and analyzing a variety of data.

The Analytics Toolbox

Descriptive analytics, used to explain what has happened and what is happening now, offers organizations a context-relevant view of the business with discovery, visualization, and interaction capabilities. This enables businesses to examine critical performance metrics to understand business impact, evaluate business processes, and drill down into data to get a single view of the past and the present. Bringing together structured and unstructured data from across the enterprise, descriptive analysis provides a consistent view of key business metrics in real time. It shows the “hard to see” trends and patterns through data dashboards, reports, and visualizations that not only detail what is happening, but also begin to diagnose why. Descriptive analytics provides insight that details the reasons behind the results.

Diagnostic analytics, which explains why things happened, is critical to improving business operations and processes. Diagnostic analytics starts during the descriptive analytics phase and gets into root-cause analysis and data discovery. Exploration into disparate data coming from many different sources feeds interactive visualizations that can uncover patterns and correlations that drive business-specific predictive models. Businesses can use these correlations and relationships to predict and plan for the future by identifying key factors that directly and indirectly affect performance. The insights gained provide a deeper understanding of why the business is performing the way it is. Diagnostic analytics reveals success factors that drive future growth.

Predictive analytics, which uses data mining and descriptive and diagnostic analytics along with predictive modeling to describe the probability of future business events, finds patterns in historical and real-time data to anticipate what is ahead, and identifies business risks and opportunities. Using predictive models, statistical analysis, data mining, real-time scoring, and a range of advanced algorithms and techniques provides organizations the ability to analyze business trends and relationships in current and historical data to forecast future business results. Predictive analytics helps organizations make better-informed decisions based not only on what has happened, but also on what is most likely to happen in the future.

Prescriptive analytics uses predictive models and optimization techniques to recommend reasonable courses of action and shows the expected outcome of each. Organizations make more informed business decisions in real time by evaluating different ways to move forward, with an understanding of the consequences of each option. Using “what if” scenarios, predictive models, rules, and decision logic enhances decision making by evaluating a variety of viable options and their likely outcomes. Organizations learn to take advantage of an opportunity or mitigate a future risk by understanding the implications of their actions. Prescriptive analytics drives organizations’ confidence in the ability to make the right decisions to meet strategic business goals, improve customer engagement, lower risk associated with threats and fraud, and improve business processes.

Using Cognitive Analytics

Machine learning and natural language processing have moved out of research labs to become a business differentiator – fusing the benefits of internet speed, cloud scale, and adaptive business processes to drive insights that aid real-time business decision making. Cognitive analytics is the application of cognitive computing technologies to enhance human decision making. Organizations improve the ability to sense and respond by applying cognitive analytics to harness the power of the big data. Cognitive analytics assists in the processing and understanding of big data in real time, in the face of the ever-increasing volumes of data and the endless amount of data fluctuations in form, structure, and quality. Cognitive analytics can extract content, embed it into semantic models, evaluate hypotheses, and interpret evidence, providing potential insights and then continuously improving them.

Business intelligence and analytics tools are the enabling technologies that provide information, knowledge, and insights to organizations assisting them to make better decisions. It helps organizations understand where money is being spent and the measurable value they are realizing from that spend. The use of analytics has surged as smart organizations harness the power of big data to improve decision making and efficiency, and the elasticity of a hybrid cloud computing environment can ensure that these organizations’ ability to manage, analyze, and interpret data grows along with the amount of data they collect. To succeed in today’s competitive market, business leaders must be able to turn data into business insights for sustained business growth, and the right computing environment is a key element to success.
Melvin Greer is Managing Director of the Greer Institute for Leadership and Innovation, focused on research and deployment of his 21st Century Leadership Model. With over 29 years of systems and software engineering experience, he is a recognized expert in Service Oriented Architecture, Cloud Computing and Predictive Analytics. He functions as a principal investigator in advanced research studies, including Nanotechnology, Synthetic Biology and Gamification. He significantly advances the body of knowledge in basic research and critical, highly advanced engineering and scientific disciplines. Mr. Greer is a Certified Enterprise Architect, the Steering Committee Chair of the Cloud Standards Customer Council and a member of the U.S. National Academy of Science.

by Melvin Greer

( This content is being syndicated through multiple channels. The opinions expressed are solely those of the author and do not represent the views of GovCloud Network, GovCloud Network Partners or any other corporation or organization.)

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