Big Data is Talking. Are You Listening?

This interactive white paper from CIO Magazine and EMC lays out the benefits of big data and predictive analytics, provides tips on how to get started, and shares the remarkable results that businesses have achieved by marrying these two powerhouses. Embedded videos feature Gerry McCartney, CIO of Purdue University and Jeremy Burton, Chief Marketing Officer of EMC with Bill Cook, President of EMC's Greenplum Division. And a quick survey provides benchmarking between CIO peers.
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Big Data. Evolution? Game Changer? Definitely.

In a recent survey of CIOs conducted for EMC by CIO Magazine, almost half the respondents said they agreed with this statement: "Big Data analytics is an evolution but not a revolution in the area of data warehousing, databases, and big file systems." The rest were about evenly divided among "game changer", "pipedream", "and not sure". What's up with that? Isn't Big Data changing the world?
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The Risks of Using Spreadsheets for Statistical Analysis

Spreadsheets are widely used for statistical analysis; and while they are incredibly useful tools, they are useful only to a certain point. When used for a task they're not designed to perform, or for a task at or beyond the limit of their capabilities, spreadsheets can actually be dangerous. This paper presents some points you should consider if you use, or plan to use, a spreadsheet to perform statistical analysis. It also describes an alternative that in many cases will be more suitable.
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Five Limitations of Spreadsheet Analysis

If you're looking for an alternative to using spreadsheets, take a few minutes to check out our game, The Limitations of Spreadsheet Analysis. You will find out how easy it is to carry out your analytical tasks with IBM SPSS Statistics...and have fun doing it!
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eBook: EMC BackUp Game Plan

Organizations that transform backup environments report significant business benefits. In fact, they directly link backup transformation to faster product development cycles, accelerated global expansion efforts, improvements in customer profiling, and more. But how do you go about making changes to your backup environment that will improve your business? You've got to have a game plan. This eBook is designed to help you understand the impact of backup transformation, what the key steps are that all organizations should consider before and during the journey, and why EMC is uniquely qualified to guide you.
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Business Analytics and Data Quality, Big Data, Strategy and Visualization

Based on observations and conversations with clients, Gartner has identified five "hot" trends related to business intelligence: data quality, mobile BI, big data hype, BI strategy and visualization and has made recommendations for addressing these trends to meet changes that are coming in BI in the next few years. IBM Business Analytics software provides solutions and services that can help you follow their recommendations. Learn about these solutions and how they can help you address their trends.
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BI and BA: Smarter Products, Smarter Buyers

Business Analytics/Intelligence have earned reputations as "difficult" and risky to implement. Applications of this sort classically required complex integration across numerous working systems and data repositories AND a (usually long) period of customization. Learn how and why your colleagues are focusing efforts to access and analyze data in new, lighter, more agile, web-oriented ways that enable self-service by experienced analysts and end users.
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Service Virtualization for Dummies book

Discover service virtualization and how it fits into the big picture of software quality. In this book, Service Virtualization For Dummies, IBM Limited Edition written by industry analysts Marcia Kaufman and Judith Hurwitz, learn how to deliver higher quality software by increase the efficiency and effectiveness of your testing processes while reducing testing downtime and testing cost.
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