Tuesday, June 04, 2013

SMAC News Weekly – Week of June 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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Big Data scientists and engineers believe they can make cities efficient, effective and responsive to human needs in ways that will reshape their very nature.  In the most ambitious vision, the Big Data of Big Cities will mean these dense hubs of human habitation might become adaptive, almost self-aware.  Read Original Content

According to a new report by Huddle, at least 38 percent of U.S. office workers are said to have admitted to storing work documents on personal cloud tools and services, while a whopping 91 percent of workers added they use personal devices to store and share sensitive company documents.  Read Original Content

Amazon’s cloud poses a major threat to most of the traditional IT ecosystem, a team of 25 Morgan Stanley analysts write in a report entitled, Amazon Web Services: Making Waves in the IT Pond. 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 Army’s Intelligence command recently awarded a sole-source contract to bring the classified Defense Cross-Domain Analytical Capability (a database storing various kinds of security-relevant information the Army collects) onto the proverbial “cloud” of distributed servers and networks.  Read Original Content

According to Avanade’s global study of enterprise social collaboration trends, Facebook is a collaboration platform twice as popular as SharePoint – 74 percent to 39 percent. It's also four times more popular than IBM Open Connections (17 percent) and six times more popular than Salesforce's Chatter (12 percent).  Read Original Content
Cognizant announced its earnings results this week and reported sales worth over $2 billion in a quarter for the first time ever. The company said its social, mobile, analytics and cloud (SMAC) services contributed to the sales growth as well as services that achieve non-linear growth.  Read Original Content

IBM has announced that Xiu.com, one of China's leading online retailers of overseas luxury brands, grew its daily sales by 10 times using IBM software for Smarter Commerce to analyze Big Data, offering customers a personalized shopping experience and increased product selection.  Read Original Content

The aerospace industry needs to catch up with the Big Data revolution, writes Wikibon Big Data Analyst Jeff Kelly.  Big Data analysis of the huge amounts of data that are captured from a jet engine in operation could provide important benefits in the area of engine maintenance by identifying developing problems early.  Read Original Content

Recent Articles by Kevin Benedict

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ClickSoftware Mobility Suite and Sybase Mobility Solution
Don't Get SMACked - How Social, Mobile, Analytics and Cloud are Reshaping the Enterprise
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mHealth Trends & Strategies 2013
Mobility Innovations for the Next Generation Utility
Networked Field Services

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.