IDC and IDG Global Solutions (IGS) presented data and forecasts for the world’s fastest growing economies in June 2013 in Santa Clara. Nicole O’Malley from the SAP HANA group joined about 100 marketers at the Emerging Markets Outlook conference.
O’Malley told IGS Director Howard Sholkin about what was most interesting to her at the event and how she became interested in international markets….
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Warren East of ARM Holdings Receives Morgan Stanley Leadership Award for Global Commerce
FRAMINGHAM, MASS.—IDG’s Computerworld Honors Program— honoring and documenting visionary applications of information technology moving businesses forward and benefiting society—announces the 2013 21st Century Achievement Award winners recognized during last night’s award ceremony. One Laureate from each of the eleven categories was singled out for special recognition by the Program Judges as the best in their category. In all, 267 Laureates from more than 25 countries were honored.
In recognition of the 25th anniversary of the Computerworld Honors Program, Vinton Cerf, Vice President and Chief Internet Evangelist from Google addressed the audience, congratulating the 2013 Laureate class for harnessing technology’s immense potential to benefit mankind. “The men and women being celebrated this evening went beyond ideas and beyond technology,” Cerf said. “They executed on extraordinary projects.” The evening continued with the recognition of the 21st Century Achievement Award winners. The recipients were:
For a brief video retrospective of Computerworld Honors, click here
Intel’s Pam Didner said with social media “everyone can be a publisher.” With such competition, Intel invests in its Health IT blog that won a BtoB Social Media Marketing award for 2012. Didner accepted the award in March 2013 on behalf of her colleagues in North America Marketing.
IDG Global Solutions Director Howard Sholkin asked her at the BtoB awards ceremony and Digital Conference, what are the key metrics for the blog? Watch to find the answer in this brief video interview…..
BtoB selected Intel’s “Turning Up the Volume: Boosting Intel Health IT Blog Views 1,200 Percent” as the best blog in BtoB’s 2012 Social Media Marketing Awards Program. At the BtoB awards lunch and Digital Conference in March 2013, Pam Didner explained how Intel built out the site and attracted readers. Didner, who accepted the award on behalf of Intel’s North America marketing group, spoke with IDG Global Solutions Director Howard Sholkin, in this brief video interview.
Manual, time-consuming data aggregation is a fact of life for 81 percent of respondents; Most report only lukewarm success, yet Big Data projects are poised to double in 12 months
PALO ALTO, Calif– Organizations can’t gather business insights from Big Data fast enough. Kapow Software, a leading Big Data solution provider, today announced findings from a survey conducted in partnership with IDG Research Services. The results, which represent over 200 business and IT leaders at large organizations, reveal there’s a perception that Big Data projects require significant time and resources to deliver value and a new enterprise trend emerging: the consumerization of Big Data so workers can act on key insights more quickly.
More than 85 percent of business and IT leaders agree that Big Data offers substantial value in its ability to make more informed business decisions and foster a data-driven organization. Top-ranking business outcomes include staying ahead of market trends, competitive advantage, improved customer satisfaction, increased employee productivity and improved information security or compliance.
Despite the perceived business benefits, more than half of respondents (52 percent) rate Big Data project success so far as lukewarm (somewhat successful), and only 23 percent of them perceive Big Data projects to be a success. The inability to automate structured and unstructured data quickly and effectively is among the biggest challenges with 60 percent of respondents noting that Big Data projects typically take at least 18 months to complete. More than half say these projects typically require consultants and other third-party experts to complete.