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SAP has engineered a new tool to help organizations make sense of big data using business intelligence reporting and analysis software. The offering based on the SAP HANA platform combines process technology and operational intelligence solutions to contextualize big data insights, SAP said Wednesday. “The full value of big data only comes when you embed its insights in your business processes,” said Sanjay Chikarmane, senior vice president and general manager of global technology solutions at SAP. “With the new intelligent business operations offering, we aim to help organizations to make use of big data in real time to run their processes more efficiently and intelligently,” he added. The intelligent business operations bundle includes: SAP Operational Process Intelligence software SAP NetWeaver Process Orchestration software SAP Event Stream Processor SAP PowerDes... (more)

Kalyan Pamarthy on Business Plans, Getting Big Data to Work

Companies need to form a strategy to be able to put big data and analytics to work for their business, Kalyan Pamarthy, senior product manager for big data and analytics at Verizon Corporate Technology, said Tuesday. “Big data may be the next frontier, but enterprises should act strategically as they move to gain value from big data,” Pamarthy wrote in a piece for Verizon. “Successfully deriving analytics from big data involves a series of decisions along the path from data to actionable insights,” he added. These decisions include commitments to a set of use cases, technical choi... (more)

Mobility, Cloud, Analytics Highlight Federal IT Trends

IBM has identified mobile devices, cloud computing and four other trends that are looking to shape the federal information technology of the future, according to Jane Snowdon, director and chief innovation officer at IBM Federal. In an op-ed for Federal Times, Snowdon writes that mobility will continue to forge ahead to help enterprises and industries get closer to their customers, improve communication and elevate productivity. Cloud computing seems “inevitable” as well, Snowdon says, as companies migrate from traditional, legacy systems to cope with big data. Snowdon also poin... (more)

Verizon Highlights Cloud, Managed Security Services Focus

Cloud and cybersecurity professionals Siki Giunta and Eddie Schwartz have joined Verizon Enterprise Solutions’ executive leadership team as the company focuses on providing enterprise cloud, managed security and machine-to-machine technology to its clients. VES President John Stratton hired Giunta, who handled the global cloud business of CSC, to oversee the company’s global cloud ecosystem and prepare Verizon Cloud for market, Jeff Nelson wrote Thursday. Schwartz, who was chief information security officer at RSA, joined VES in November and has headed the cyberforensics investig... (more)

IBM Researchers Test Quantum Pathway for Big Data Computing

An IBM team of scientists used a luminescent polymer to demonstrate the concept of Bose-Einstein condensation, which the company says could lead to advances in building quantum computers. Researchers aim to develop a computing system that makes use of optoelectronic architecture to process big data 50 times faster than existing technology, IBM said Tuesday. During an experiment, polymer film-light interaction formed bosons that IBM scientists believe can be used to create optically interconnected supercomputers. "It's really a beautiful example of quantum mechanics where one can... (more)