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Making Competing on Analytics Reality: A Case Study From UMass Memorial Healthcare

As I indicated in Competing on Analytics, if you ask CIOs today about the importance of data to their enterprises, they will likely tell you about their business’ need to “compete on analytics”, to deliver better business insights, and to drive faster business decision making. These have a high place on the business and CIO agendas, according to Thomas H. Davenport, because “at a time when firms in many industries offer similar products and use comparable technologies, business processes...

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IT Is All About Data!

Is this how you think about IT? Or do you think of IT in terms of the technology it deploys instead? I recently was interviewing a CIO at Fortune 50 Company about the changing role of CIOs. When I asked him about which technology issues were most important, this CIO said something that surprised me. He said, “IT is all about data. Think about it. What we do in IT is all about the intake of data, the processing of data, the store of data, and the analyzing of data. And we need, from data, to...

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Ebola: Why Big Data Matters

[caption id="attachment_23704" align="alignright" width="300"] Ebola: Why Big Data Matters[/caption]The Ebola virus outbreak in West Africa has now claimed more than 4,000 lives and has entered the borders of the United States. While emergency response teams, hospitals, charities, and non-governmental organizations struggle to contain the virus, could big data analytics help? A growing number of Data Scientists believe so. If you recall the Cholera outbreak of Haiti in 2010 after the tragi...

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Information Governance or Data Governance?

Started by Dennis on Wednesday. 0 Replies

Which do you prefer and why - Information Governance and Data Governance?  What do you see as the difference(s) (if any) between the two?  Thanks!Continue

The Biggest Dirty Little Secret in IT

Started by John. Last reply by John Apr 29. 2 Replies

I just posted a blog article that contains some fascinating insights drawn from a recent Cost of IT study. In a nutshell, the insight from the study is that as organizations with large IT departments get even larger, the cost of IT as a percent of revenue INCREASES. In other words, diseconomies of scale. The blog article summarizes the analysis from the Forrester 2013 IT…Continue


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