Discover Performance

HP Software's community for IT leaders // June 2014


See the big picture in your workflows

Big Data’s big clickstreams mean organizations can sleuth out the processes that slow people down the most.

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Analytics strategy

Tapping the profit potential of dark data

Structured and semi-structured data lie dormant in your data warehouse—but it’s becoming increasingly easy to monetize them.

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In depth

How to connect data science and IT

Some say that data science and traditional IT are like “oil and water.” But with the right approach, you can find a synergy that delivers business insights.

The right approach

Business strategy

Augmenting humans: Better business through analytics

Looking ahead, analytics won’t be something you go to for insight. It’ll come to you with answers before you’ve asked the questions.

Smarter decisions

CIO insight

Yammer masters data-driven development

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Yammer’s director of analytics, Peter Fishman, discusses the social media company’s secrets for being faster and more experimental while making fewer bad investments.

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IT leader assessment

This tool evaluates the correlation between IT attributes and business success and, based on how your answers compare with average scores, will advise you where to invest in IT.

It is based on data HP collected from 650 global companies about a range of IT characteristics (server capacities, approach to information management, security, BYOD, etc.) and how they correlate to revenue gain. This assessment will compare your answers to the average scores in that study.

There are 12 questions that will require an estimated 10 minutes of your time. You'll receive a summary of your rating upon completion.

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Q: How can Big Data be used to improve products and services?

A: We’ve been using data analysis to do targeted marketing and to create better products and services for years—so what does Big Data bring to the party? I think it brings four things: the ability to record and analyze “micro-transactions,” analyzing machine-to-machine transactions to improve products, the ability to understand human interactions, and the ability to store more normal transactions longer and analyze them—and act on them—quickly. Because our products are now global, and because the web makes positive and negative feedback loops against our product so fast, we … have to increasingly rely upon a rich set of data to help us target our marketing and improve our products and services.

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