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SMAC News Weekly – Week of June 16, 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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Latin America's largest enterprise software company, TOTVS, invested 20 million dollars in the latest venture round of GoodData in a move that highlights how cloud big data and analytics will play a significant role in the region.  Read Original Content

Researchers estimate that 90 percent of the data in the world will be unstructured by 2015, the year when the digital universe is expected to hit the eight zettabytes mark. With these figures in mind, it becomes apparent why 90 percent of CIOs plan to incorporate Big Data into their organizations’ processes and strategy, according to HP.  Read Original Content

According to a study commissioned by Hitachi Data Systems, 75 percent of UK organizations are currently investing in big data analytics, and 80 percent of these are deploying solutions. But as many as 60 percent of those investing in big data projects agreed that they do not have the data center infrastructure in place to analyze up-to-the-minute information across all their data sets.  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.

Cloud Print adds another arrow to your mobile office arsenal. Google has released a free Android app for Cloud Print that enables you to print from any Android device with a Cloud Print connected printer.  Read Original Content

According to Gartner, a trend to look for this year is IT departments at large companies taking on the role of brokers of cloud services for their employers.  Read Original Content
At its annual Discover technology conference HP released its new HP Cloud OS, an operating system designed to provide a common environment for public, private and hybrid cloud environments.  Read Original Content

There are currently about 50 million enterprise users of cloud office systems, which represent only eight percent of overall office system users (excluding China and India), according to a study by Gartner.  Read Original Content

The enterprise collaboration software and services market will reach a "tipping point" in two years as cloud-based collaboration software-as-a-service revenue surpasses on-premise software revenue, predicts research firm Strategy Analytics.  Read Original Content

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Whitepapers of Note

ClickSoftware Mobility Suite and Sybase Mobility Solution
Don't Get SMACked - How Social, Mobile, Analytics and Cloud are Reshaping the Enterprise
Making BYOD Work for Your Organization
mHealth Trends & Strategies 2013
Two Roads to Mobile Workforce Management: Choosing Between On-Premises and Cloud Delivery
Why Mobile Clients are Just Stepping Stones to Better Solutions

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Kevin Benedict, Head Analyst for Social, Mobile, Analytics and Cloud (SMAC) Cognizant
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Full Disclosure: These are my personal opinions. No company is silly enough to claim them. I am a mobility and SMAC analyst, consultant and writer. I work with and have worked with many of the companies mentioned in my articles.