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Big Data, dark data and the Internet of Things: Making sense of the data deluge

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Alastair Corbett leads HP’s UK&I Software Business Unit and has responsibility for its strategy, the promotion and selling of the IT Performance Suite and related services.

 

I’ve been watching the bad weather in North America and its knock-on effect of flooding in the UK, and it occurred to me that it parallels the increasing deluge of data that we’re collecting in data centres all over the world.

 

Opinions vary on just how much data will grow over the next few years, but 40 zettabytes  by 2020 seems like a nice round number.

 

What are we doing with all this data?

To date we’ve had data mining, analytics and Big Data, but no matter what the tag line is, we’re still only on the edge of the ability to gather the wealth of true information that’s held in these data sources. Having said that, progress to date has been impressive.

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  • Alec Wagner is a longtime writer & editor, enterprise IT insider, and (generally) fearless digital nomad.
  • Lending 20 years of IT market expertise across 5 continents, for defining moments as an innovation adoption change agent.
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  • I'm the community manager for Discover Performance and have been a writer/editor in the technology field for several years.
  • Mike has been with HP for 30 years. Half of that time was in R&D, mainly as an architect. The other 15 years has been spent in product management, product marketing, and now, solution marketing. .
  • Paul Muller leads the global IT management evangelist team within the Software business at HP. In this role, Muller heads the team responsible for fostering HP’s participation in the IT management community, contributing to and communicating best-practice in helping IT perform better.
  • Rafael Brugnini (Rafa) serves as VP of EMEA & APJ for HP Software. Joining in 1996 and has more than 20 years of knowledge and experience linked to HP. He resides in Madrid with his wife and family, and in his spare time he enjoys windsurfing.
  • Evangelist for IT Financial Management (ITFM), IT Governance and IT Portfolio Management, consulting IT organisations for Close to 15 years on principles of good governance.
  • Chief of Staff for Software & Information Management IT at HP, driving business and IT initiatives, as well as executive, employee, and customer communications and management of change for the CIO of HP Software.
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