Tuesday, March 05, 2013

SMAC News Weekly – Week of March 2, 2013

Welcome to SMAC News Weekly, featuring the latest news and numbers relating to SMAC (social, mobile, analytics and cloud) that I come across each week.

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A recent study by Infogroup Targeting Solutions and Yesmail Interactive evaluated how worldwide corporations plan to invest in data analytics in 2013. The report found that 68 percent of businesses will increase spending on data-related initiatives this year, and 3 percent will decrease investments in the practice. Read Original Content

IBM today is launching a set of global initiatives to arm its global ecosystem of business partners to embrace cloud, mobile and big data analytics technologies to generate new revenue streams with new buyers such as the Chief Marketing Officer, Chief of Police and the Chief Financial Officer. Read Original Content

Since Facebook launched its Graph Search algorithm last month, pundits have been delighted, disappointed and horrified in equal measure. The "delighted" camp believes the company has something with which to take on Google. Read Original Content

While social, mobile, analytics and cloud technologies add a new dimension to your model, to fully maximize their value consider the sum is greater than its parts. The formula for the Future of Work is called SMAC - social, mobile, analytics and cloud on one integrated stack, where each function enables another to maximize their effect.  To learn more about SMAC and Cognizant please visit http://www.cognizant.com/futureofwork/smac.  This newsletter is sponsored in part by Cognizant.

The market for business intelligence and analytics continue to be one of the fastest growing software markets. According to research firm Gartner, the global market for BI will reach $13.8 billion in revenue worldwide in 2013, up seven percent from last year. Read Original Content

Deloitte Consulting and Salt Lake City-based Intermountain Healthcare are teaming up in a five-year collaboration to help the healthcare industry harness big data and analytics to reduce costs and improve patient outcomes, the pair announced this week. Read Original Content
IBM has raised its 2015 revenue target for business analytics by 25 percent amid strong demand for products that help customers sift through increasing amounts of data. Read Original Contents

IBM announced a definitive agreement to acquire the software portfolio of Star Analytics, a privately held business-analytics company headquartered in Redwood City, California.  Read Original Content

New York Stock Exchange-listed information technology research and advisory company, Gartner Inc, has said business intelligence and analytics would continue to be a top investment priority for chief information officers. However, it also said its user surveys showed only 30 percenbt of potential users in an organization adopt CIO-sponsored analytics tools. Read Original Content

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