Mark Smith's Analyst Perspectives

Research Agenda: Technology Innovation for Business in 2015

Posted by Ventana Research on Feb 2, 2015 7:10:13 AM

This year presents much opportunity for organizations to use a new generation of technology to compete better, be more efficient in their business operations and engage their workforces to their full potential. We have identified and begun to track the following next-generation technologies: analytics, big data, collaboration, cloud computing, mobile technology and social media, and in 2014 we added wearable computing to the list. In 2015 we will intensify our focus on all of them specifically in our research agenda and as part of our line of business research agendas.

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Topics: Analytics, Big Data, Business Analytics, Business Collaboration, Business Performance Management (BPM), Cloud Computing, Collaboration, Customer Performance Management (CPM), Financial Performance Management (FPM), Governance, Information Applications (IA), Information Management (IM), Location Intelligence, Mobile Technology, Operational Intelligence, Operational Performance Management (OPM), Risk & Compliance (GRC), Sales Performance Management (SPM), Social Media, Supply Chain Performance Management (SCPM), Technology Innovation, Wearable Computing, Workforce Performance Management (WPM), Business Intelligence

The Big Deal in Big Data is a Big Opportunity

Posted by Mark Smith on Dec 5, 2012 10:40:57 AM

Big data was big news in 2012 and probably in 2013 too. The Harvard Business Review talks about it as The Management Revolution. The Wall Street Journal says Meet the New Boss: Big Data, and Big Data is on the Rise, Bringing Big Questions. Given big data’s popularity in the press, you might think that the technology market is only about big data and how companies use the vast and growing amount of data now available to organizations. While this technology can provide a significant opportunity, the reality is that just having big data does not provide an organization with the intelligence to be more efficient or grow market share. It can provide the foundation on which organizations can assemble technologies and applications that can help realize these opportunities, but organizations need to focus on the big picture, which encompasses additional layers of technology that work together with big data. Our recent benchmark research on business technology innovation found that big data is not the top priority for business or IT; analytics, collaboration, mobile and cloud computing are all more important. Organizations do believe that big data is very important (25%), but if they were pushed to prioritize technologies, it would not top the list.

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Topics: Big Data, Business Analytics, Business Collaboration, Business Performance Management (BPM), CIO, Cloud Computing, Customer Performance Management (CPM), Financial Performance Management (FPM), Harvard Business Review, Information Management (IM), IT Performance Management (ITPM), Operational Performance Management (OPM), Predictive Analytics, Social Media, Technology Innovation, Wall Street Journal, Strata+Hadoop, Business Intelligence, Data Warehousing