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Andrew Nester

Andrew Nester
Director of Marketing @andrew_nester Data-driven marketer with a strategic skill set and cross functional leadership experience. Passionate about new technologies, category creation and new product introduction.

Big data predicted to be a $50 billion industry within five years


A recent forecast from research firm International Data Corp (IDC) made a bold prediction: big data spending will reach $48.6 billion by 2019. IDC separates the big data market into three major submarkets: software, infrastructure and services. It predicts that collectively they will grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 23%. Software– including information management, discovery, analytics, and …

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Webinar: Choosing the right solution for your workload

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With so many solutions to choose from to manage IT workloads, it can be overwhelming parsing through everything and selecting the right set of solutions. That’s why William Fellows, VP of Research for 451 Research and Scott Strickland, Global CIO of D+M Group held a webinar recently to walk through the challenges enterprises face when choosing the right solution for …

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When it comes to Big Data deployments, know your options

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In his book, Digital Exhaust: What Everyone Should Know About Big Data, Digitization and Digitally Driven Innovation, David Neef offers three options (highlighted in this recent TechTarget article) for building a big data system: Do-it-yourself ‘build-on’ to a company’s current enterprise IT structure Run parallel database frameworks Let someone else do it in the cloud. I would argue there is …

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How To Successfully Implement a Big Data Project in 8 Steps

Cloud-based analytics rapidly becoming the norm

There are countless ways to incorporate Big Data to improve your company’s operations. But the hard truth is that there’s no one-size-fits-all approach when it comes to Big Data. Beyond understanding your infrastructure requirements, you still need to create an implementation plan to understand what each Big Data project will mean to your organization. At a minimum, that plan should …

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60-Second Guide: Big Data and the cloud

It seems like everywhere you turn, folks are making references to “Big Data.” The term is used for just about every technology issue imaginable, but do you know what it really means? If you’ve got 60 seconds, we’ve got a crash course on the key Big Data trends: how you can source BigData, what insights you derive from it, and how quickly you …

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Big Data in Action: How a little charity helps enable crowdsourced nature observations from around the world

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In the Bay Area tech world, I am constantly inundated by talk of how big data is going to fundamentally change industries and create ever elusive differentiation and riches for businesses that can take advantage. However, I know that the power of big data isn’t limited to just big business. Harnessed correctly and put to the right use, endless positives …

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Big Data is the New Black

Many fans would argue that the Netflix original series “House of Cards” is the perfect television show – it has a fabulous production team, compelling leading actor, and stories of drama and betrayal that keep viewers on the edge of their seats. Turns out, this was no happy accident – this and all other Netflix series have been engineered with …

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How Big Data Tells a Story

Cloud makes enterprise-grade big data analytics widely available

Associations with Big Data tend to be pretty clinical – it’s often considered a tool to make more accurate scientific statements, identify trends in social media and news, and develop products by gauging customer response. In other words, the cloud computing tool was largely viewed as a shortcut to making money and creating new offerings for the public, whether that was …

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How Big Data Is Changing the Fashion Industry

Big data is an expected element in scientific and clinical endeavors like health care and weather prediction, but many would be surprised to hear that this cloud computing technology can dictate the trends of tomorrow. The fashion industry has begun to take its cues from the mass aggregation of information, which can monitor consumer information, demographics and spending habits and …

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