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Advanced Analytics Give CFOs More Clout

Advanced analytics continues to permeate more functional areas of the enterprise.  From marketing campaigns and sales optimization to supply chain and human capital management, business users are deploying newer, easier to use…

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Added by Gabriel Lowy on April 11, 2017 at 8:00am — No Comments

Data Lakes Still Need Governance Life Vests

As a central repository and processing engine, data lakes hold great promise for raising return on data assets (RDA).  Bringing analytics directly to different data in its native formats can accelerate time-to-value by…

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Added by Gabriel Lowy on April 11, 2016 at 12:00pm — No Comments

The IoT User Experience Urgency

As we evolve toward a software-defined world, there’s a new user experience urgency emerging.  That’s because the definition of “user” is going to be vastly expanded.  In the Internet of Things (IoT)…

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Added by Gabriel Lowy on March 30, 2016 at 9:43am — No Comments

Do You Really Need a Big Data Strategy?

With increasing frequency, CIOs are being asked by their senior management, “What’s our big data strategy?”  But do you really need a big data strategy?…

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Added by Gabriel Lowy on January 26, 2016 at 11:48am — No Comments

New Requirements for Performance Management Vendors

As companies sort out data management to facilitate analytics for better decision outcomes, they've got to optimize user experience. The ROI of these technology investments are correlated.

Legacy performance management solutions were architected for…

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Added by Gabriel Lowy on October 6, 2015 at 9:10am — No Comments

Benjamin Graham Meets Advanced Analytics

Benjamin Graham’s The Intelligent Investor is considered by many, including his disciple Warren Buffet, as the finest book ever written on the subject of investing.  At the heart of Graham’s thesis is the…

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Added by Gabriel Lowy on October 1, 2015 at 7:33am — No Comments

Advanced Analytics to Optimize Capital Deployed

To improve decision outcomes and operational performance, financial markets firms are incorporating new technologies such as advanced analytics to speed trends analysis and behavior pattern recognition in ever-larger data sets, including big data.  The new technologies…

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Added by Gabriel Lowy on September 9, 2015 at 9:08am — No Comments

Evolving Storage Strategies in Capital Markets

Harvesting intelligence from data—and converting that intelligence into productive financial risk-transfer decisions—is a key element of how capital markets firms both provide value to their clients and protect their own interests.  To date,…

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Added by Gabriel Lowy on June 29, 2015 at 10:37am — No Comments

Performance Analytics is Key to PADS Framework

This post is an excerpt from our new report “The PADS Framework for Application Performance and User Experience”.  You can download the free report here http://tech-tonicsadvisors.com/go/pads-framework-white-paper.…

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Added by Gabriel Lowy on June 22, 2015 at 9:28am — No Comments

Delivering Value with BizDevOps

Companies are rapidly adopting DevOps practices to create higher-quality software faster and more efficiently to improve customer experience, lower IT costs and enhance productivity.  But the key to success for software-driven businesses is delivering value with…

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Added by Gabriel Lowy on May 5, 2015 at 7:51am — No Comments

The Value of Data Platform-as-a-Service (dPaaS)

Data Platform-as-a-Service (dPaaS) represents a new approach to efficiently blend people, processes and technologies.  A customizable dPaaS with unified integration and data management enables organizations to harness the value of their data assets to improve decision outcomes and operating…

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Added by Gabriel Lowy on April 2, 2015 at 9:44am — No Comments

Data Center Efficiency Analytics

Data Center Infrastructure Management (DCIM) software manages the data centers that run the software-driven economy.  With users – both employees and customers – increasingly engaging with company apps and websites via mobile devices, managing data center capacity and efficiency has become strategic.

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Added by Gabriel Lowy on April 2, 2015 at 9:37am — No Comments

Data Quality Determines Decision Outcomes

Big data does not change the relationship between data quality and decision outcomes.  It underscores it.

The elegance of analytics systems and processes lies not in the gathering, storing and processing of data.  Today’s technology has made this relatively easy and common.  Rather it is in the…

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Added by Gabriel Lowy on February 24, 2015 at 12:47pm — 1 Comment

Hybrid Data Center Strategy

Rapidly changing market dynamics and increased GRC (governance, regulatory and compliance) requirements are pressuring more IT departments to evolve toward a hybrid data center strategy.  A hybrid data center approach lets organizations retain and fully amortize legacy infrastructure, while curbing…

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Added by Gabriel Lowy on February 19, 2015 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Financial Firms Embrace Predictive Analytics

For financial markets firms, efficiency is becoming as important a differentiator as speed and scale.  As a result, firms are delving deeper into predictive analytics to realize faster time to value and improve operational performance and decision outcomes.

Technologies that speed pattern recognition…

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Added by Gabriel Lowy on January 22, 2015 at 9:46am — No Comments

New Study Links User Experience to Financial Results

A new Tech-Tonics Advisors study links user experience to financial returns.  Companies that take a unified approach to gain better visibility into user experience outperform their peer group in revenue growth, profitability and market valuation.  Our conclusion is that ensuring applications perform to user expectations should be a top priority at every company.…

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Added by Gabriel Lowy on December 3, 2014 at 8:05am — No Comments

Data Skeletons in Silos

Don’t let data skeletons in silos ruin your Halloween – or the rest of your year.  Make a commitment to a formal data governance program to take the scare out of your data integration and management initiatives. 

Source: Tech-Tonics

Possessiveness and politics are among the “usual suspects” for…

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Added by Gabriel Lowy on October 30, 2014 at 10:49am — No Comments

Pursuing DevOps ROI

Pursuing DevOps ROI (return on investment) is compelling for organizations that adopt this approach to agile development practices.  With the evolution toward cloud and mobile apps that run on converged infrastructures companies that implement DevOps processes can realize significant benefits in the three components of ROI.  These include reduced costs, enhanced productivity and faster time to revenue.  DevOps can also help mitigate risks, such as customer loss due to poor user experience,…

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Added by Gabriel Lowy on October 5, 2014 at 3:08pm — No Comments

Data Driven Strategy Execution

Data driven strategy execution is the key to building value for all stakeholders in a business over time.  Measurable key performance indicators (KPIs) are essential to value creation.  Value creation for capital providers is the ultimate mission of every business.

There are certain financial metrics/ratios common to all businesses that can be gleaned from basic accounting and financial statement analysis.  In order to define strategy and the accompanying plans for execution,…

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Added by Gabriel Lowy on July 28, 2014 at 6:47am — No Comments

Dynamic Data Integration Part II

Dynamic data integration incorporating data quality and master data management (MDM) assures consistency and reliability for upstream analytics and information sharing.  A pragmatic approach that treats all of a company’s data as big data will facilitate integration efforts.

In Part I, we stressed the importance of data quality.  In this post, we focus on MDM and the connection between the two as part of data governance strategy.

As financial institutions seek to become…

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Added by Gabriel Lowy on July 16, 2014 at 2:09pm — No Comments

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