Solution Provider Helps IT Pros Unleash the Power of Real-Time Business Analytics
NEW YORK, October 21, 2014 – “Big Data” is one of the most talked about ways to unlock a company’s competitive advantage, yet accessing and analyzing vast amounts of data in real time has become a tall order for many corporate IT departments. Despite the advantages of big data and all it has to offer, one notable technology research firm1 says 85 percent of Fortune 500 companies will remain unable to exploit big data for competitive advantage through 2015. But why? According to Logicalis US, an international IT solutions and managed services provider (www.us.logicalis.com), there are three primary hurdles keeping the promise of big data at arm’s length: too much data, too little time, and too small of a budget. To help, Logicalis is offering CIOs and other IT pros a complimentary, downloadable white paper, “Making Big Data Work.”
“One of the chief problems CIOs face today is having too much data. So much data is being collected today that it can’t even be analyzed with traditional tools,” says Dan Quirk, SAP National Practice Leader, Logicalis US. “There’s a beverage distributor in the Northeast, for example, and they’re using point-of-sale information and coupling that with production and inventory data to better manage how they position their products during a promotion period. If the product isn’t available, it can be moved very quickly based on the analytics that they’re running. A number of Logicalis’ clients are using SAP HANA’s big data management platform running on a purpose-built, in-memory hardware appliance for both data storage and data analytics for exactly these kinds of analytical and transactional applications.”
“Two of the other hurdles CIOs face in implementing big data strategies are having too little time within their own IT departments and too little budget to satisfy all their internal users’ needs,” says Samad Ali, Vice President, HP Solutions, Logicalis US. “This is when making smart decisions counts most, and that means choosing cost-effective solutions that have full vendor support. The low cost of RAM makes SAP HANA a strong option for many of our clients, and delivering it on an HP appliance, for example, gives them the cost advantages of in-memory computing bundled with managed services from Logicalis that give their IT staff peace of mind.”
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1Gartner, “Big Data,” Gartner.com, 2014
Logicalis is an international IT solutions and managed services provider with a breadth of knowledge and expertise in communications and collaboration, data center and cloud services, and managed services.
Logicalis employs nearly 3,700 people worldwide, including highly trained service specialists who design, specify, deploy and manage complex ICT infrastructures to meet the needs of almost 6,000 corporate and public sector customers. To achieve this, Logicalis maintains strong partnerships with technology leaders such as Cisco, HP, IBM, CA Technologies, EMC, NetApp, Microsoft, VMware and ServiceNow.
The Logicalis Group has annualized revenues of $1.6 billion, from operations in Europe, North America, Latin America and Asia Pacific, and is fast establishing itself as one of the leading IT and Communications solution integrators specializing in the areas of advanced technologies and services.
The Logicalis Group is a division of Datatec Limited, listed on the Johannesburg and London AIM Stock Exchanges, with revenues of over $5 billion.
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