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Getting a Grip on Identity Management in a Changing IT World Any modern business has been dealing with identity and access management (IAM) from day one. But now, with more critical elements of business extending beyond the enterprise, access control complexity has been ramping up due to cloud, mobile, bring your own device (BYOD), and hybrid computing. And such greater complexity forms a major deterrent to secure, governed, and managed control over who and what can access your data and services -- and under what circumstances.The next BriefingsDirect thought leader discussion then centers on learning new best practices for managing the rapidly changing needs around IAM. While cloud computing gets a lot of attention, those of us working with enterprises daily know that the vast majority of businesses are, and will remain, IT hybrids, a changing mixture of software as... (more)

BI Paves Way for Business Activity Monitoring By @Dana_Gardner | @CloudExpo [#BigData]

The next BriefingsDirect deep-dive big data benefits case study interview explores how Moscow-based Otkritie Bank, one of the largest private financial services groups in Russia, has built out a business intelligence (BI) capability for wholly new business activity monitoring (BAM) benefits. The use of HP Vertica as a big data core to the BAM infrastructure provides Otkritie Bank improved nationwide analytics and a competitive advantage through better decision-making based on commonly accepted best information that's updated in near real-time. To learn more about Otkritie Bank's ... (more)

Big Data Analytics on the Move By @Dana_Gardner | @CloudExpo [#BigData]

The next BriefingsDirect deep-dive big data benefits case study interview explores how Vichara Technologies in Hoboken, New Jersey is expanding its capabilities in big data from origins on Wall Street into other areas, and thereby demonstrating the growing marketplace for advanced big-data analytics services. The use of HP Vertica as a big data core component to Vichara has allowed them to extend their easier to use financial modeling and tools, and then apply them to other industries such as insurance and healthcare. To learn more about how advanced big data, cloud, and converge... (more)

How Data Analytics Drives the Business By @Dana_Gardner [#BigData]

The next BriefingsDirect deep-dive big data thought leadership interview examines how HP analyzes its own vast data warehouses to derive new insights for its global operations, extensive supply chain, sales organization, global marketing groups, and customers. We'll explore how the Analytics Group at HP, based in India, sifts through myriad internal data sources, as well as joins with other public data sets, to deliver entirely new intelligence value that helps make business more responsive and efficient. To learn how, BriefingsDirect sat down with Pramod Singh, Director of Digit... (more)

Harnessing Big Data for Product Improvement

Three years ago, Systems Mechanics Limited used relational databases to assemble and analyze some 20 different data sources in near real-time. But most relational database appliances used 1980s technical approaches, and the ability to connect more data and manage more events capped off. The runway for their business expansion just ended. So Systems Mechanics looked for a platform that scales well and provides real-time data analysis, too. At the volumes and price they needed, HP Vertica has since scaled without limit ... an endless runway. To learn more about how Systems Mechanic... (more)