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Category Archives: Data Center

03/23
2010

Analytics For Smarter IT – Sumir Karayi of 1E

Sumir K1 Analytics For Smarter IT   Sumir Karayi of 1E1E makes and sells software that analyzes server and operations to find ways of reducing IT waste through analytics and business intelligence at the server and desktop level for global companies such as Dell and AT&T.  CEO and co-founder Sumir Karayi said billions of dollars in electricity costs, overspending on hardware and software and valuable staff time could be saved if companies more closely monitored IT efficiency.  We spoke with Karayi about how to produce more “useful work” from IT infrastructure by using performance analytics

More than 10 years ago, before business intelligence and ‘Green IT’ became chic, Sumir Karayi and his partners created 1E with the goal of cutting inefficiencies in corporate computing.  Named for an error message the partners saw while working at Microsoft Corp., they set out to use software, analytics and independent research to identify how much computing power is wasted – and developed software to monitor and remedy the situation for clients such as Dell, AT&T and Verizon Wireless.  On March 10, Karayi, CEO of 1E, told the Always On “Going Green” conference in Boston that 15 percent of servers do nothing at all, and could save $25 billion if they were just turned off – saving money, environmental impact and working smarter.

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03/11
2010

Do “Big” Business Intelligence Companies Understand Analytics?

Steve Few Do “Big” Business Intelligence Companies Understand Analytics?Do “big” business intelligence companies understand analytics?  Blogger Stephen Few wonders that in a recent posting, “Big BI (Business Intelligence) is Stuck:  Illustrated by SAP BusinessObjects Explorer.”

Few makes the case that the larger, older business intelligence vendors haven’t made the transition from building data warehousing solutions to building systems that address “data sense-making.”  He argues “data sense-making (also known as analytics) requires … an approach that leads with design, not engineering, and focuses on people, their needs and abilities, not technology.”  In essence business intelligence is no longer about serving up (or providing access to) data, but about proving a complete solution (people, process and technology) for analytics-based decision-making.

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02/01
2010

TIBCO Spotfire- Business Intelligence System vs. Analytics

mark TIBCO Spotfire  Business Intelligence System vs. AnalyticsOur blog rarely focuses on ourselves – Spotfire – but as we end 2009 and start 2010, we thought it would be appropriate to check in with Spotfire.  We spoke with Spotfire’s Vice President of Marketing, Mark Lorion.

Q:  If you had to pick one new trend Spotfire is seeing among its customers and prospects, what would it be?

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01/11
2010

Forrester’s “New Decade of Advanced Analytics”

j0446464 150x150 Forrester’s “New Decade of Advanced Analytics”Forrester Analyst and Prolific Blogger James Kobielus shares his insights on complex event processing, a segment of analytics in his recent posting “The New Decade of Advanced Analytics: Roll Over Rocket Scientists.”

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12/14
2009
10/27
2009

Saving Energy Costs Money – Calls for Business Intelligence

j04004211 150x150 Saving Energy Costs Money   Calls for Business IntelligenceOne irony of the recession’s cost-cutting and economizing  is the money required to do it – memos explaining new policies, meetings and training for staff, and other expenses maybe even the business intelligence reports and analytics to see if you’re actually saving money.   Bruce Myatt hits the nail on the head in a column for Mission Critical magazine.

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10/13
2009

How Green is Your Business Intelligence?

j0442174 150x150 How Green is Your Business Intelligence?One sure thing about business analytics and business intelligence is there’s always a learning curve especially in emerging areas such as “Green IT” – the practice of finding more economical ways of computing to reduce costs and environmental impact.  And real-time data about network use, IT resources and other office equipment we take for granted is finding a partner in business intelligence applications.  The result is a more precise picture of what it costs your company to deliver goods and services.

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10/02
2009

See Savings Add Up With TIBCO Spotfire in Your Data Center

2297935570 64d7a2e8ca t See Savings Add Up With TIBCO Spotfire in Your Data CenterIt’s easy to turn on your computer anytime, day or night and rely on Internet access anywhere. But have you thought about the environmental impact? There aren’t smokestacks at your office, so it might be a surprise that electric use for computing could soon rival the carbon footprint of airlines.

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09/30
2009

Business Intelligence Meets Energy Conservation

SunDataCenter2 150x150 Business Intelligence Meets Energy ConservationIt sounds like a simple question but answering “Where do YouTube videos come from, Mommy?” requires studying the millions of files, photos and videos that are stored in giant data centers –warehouses with racks of servers that work around the clock. All those servers require electricity to operate; heating and cooling for those facilities and back-up power in case of emergency.

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