Big Data: Challenges and Opportunities

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Peter Judge, TechWeek Europe; Edward Haletky, AstroArch Consulting; Mike Wronski, Reflex Systems; Scott Clinton, Red Hat
With all of the hype surrounding "big data," some forget that these large sets of structure and unstructured data sets come with big obstacles. Challenges such as storage, search, sharing and analysis are only a few of the issues that need to be addressed before an organization can truly tap into big data's potential. What is the best approach to store these data sets? Which characteristics should be considered when analyzing? These questions and more will be answered by this panel of experts as they discuss how big data may provide real value or if it all is just a bunch of hype.
Sep 18 2012
58 mins
Big Data: Challenges and Opportunities
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    Mark Smalley, The IT Paradigmologist
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  • Lean-ITSM: Keep Improving Oct 14 2015 9:00 am UTC 45 mins
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    In this session Jeff Rumburg, Managing Partner at MetricNet, will discuss what it means to be a Strategic Support organization, and provide case study examples of support organizations that operate in a Strategic Support Paradigm.

    Attendees of this webcast will learn:

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    Watch this webcast to learn the steps you can take to introduce new strategies and technology that will help you meet the needs of your modern users. See how these practical steps can help you to improve your customer satisfaction, adoption, and service management cost structure.

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    Find out how to ensure that your metrics are inspiring the right
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    Tips and techniques from a leading thinker and practitioner in the
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    • Have you been able to compare costs of different providers with ease, to rapidly determine trends in quality and reliability?

    If these topics are important to you, then join us for this hybrid cloud management session on cloud analytics.

    Register for this webinar and learn how to gain full visibility into your organization and make the informed decisions and adjustments in investments that will meet your profitability targets and increase user satisfaction.
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    Watch this webcast to learn the role mobility, social media, and self-service play in meeting today’s ”service expectations” of IT and tips on how you can use these methods to increase user productivity and satisfaction resulting in the improved perception of IT.

    This session is approved for 1 priSM Continual Professional Development (CPD) credit.
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    HEAR how the industry's top performing Service Desks achieve world-class status.

    LEARN key strategies for enhancing your Service Desk performance.

    APPLY Best Practices from your peers in the industry.
  • How HP Business Value Dashboards help IT Execs score with the Board Recorded: Jul 14 2015 31 mins
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  • Smart Service Desk with an ROI Recorded: Jul 8 2015 37 mins
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    Join this webinar to learn:

    - How to voice enable a Service Desk with an immediate ROI

    - How to quickly calculate an ROI for a modern Service Desk

    - How to free up Service Desk Agents to support more technical/pressing issues

    - How to adjust for changing business volumes and staffing requirements at the Service Desk
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