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Loyalty retail programs: Do they promote a real connection or the desire for a restraining order?

retail rewards.PNGA few years ago, shopping was considered a cultural experience. People would plan to spend an entire day at the mall, wandering from store to store while browsing.


Now, shoppers are more likely to have a digital interaction with a retailer. The digital trail of interactions that occur before, during and after a purchase is staggering. Often retailers feel they know their customers simply by the data they create. But where is the line between using this amount of data for good or for nefarious purposes.


Keep reading to find out how retailers can best keep customer trust and utilize this amount of information for good.


Guest post by Jim Hardin, Director Retail Industry

Bringing eDiscovery In-house: How to Get Started

start+line.jpgIn my final blog post of this three-part series based on a set of briefs written by 451 Research that discuss bringing eDiscovery in-house, I’ll be discussing how to get started with do-it-yourself eDiscovery.

Tags: eDiscovery

Uplevel Big Data Analytics with Graph in Vertica – Part 4: It’s not your dad’s graph engine

Vertica developer.PNGGraph analytics has come a long way since the seven bridges problem, and it is starting to pop up in industries from advertising to communications to logistics and more. And we’re finding that HP Vertica is the best kept secret in graph analytics!

The Path to Mitigating Risk in Financial Services

compass on path.jpgBy proactively controlling and better understanding your information with the right information governance approach, it’s possible to mitigate your risk, and confidently support your business decisions while improving efficiency and profitability.

Internet of Things: Move beyond the hype and make it real

People working.pngThe market presents Internet of Things (IoT) as a transformational opportunity—but most papers don’t move beyond the hype so that executives can understand what’s in it for them and what the implications are. 


For these reasons, HP has published a new white paper that provides original perspectives on IoT that moves beyond the hype and makes it real and actionable.

Catch up on what you missed from the HP Big Data Conference 2015 in Boston

HP Big Data Conference 2015 - Boston.jpgThe HP Big Data Conference 2015 has come and gone, but don’t despair about missing great content from the event. Videos and articles from the event are now live online and are ready for you to access.


Keep reading to find out how you can see everything you might have missed.


Guest post by Big Data Editor

Bring home the excitement from the Big Data Conference with video on-demand

On-Demand videos.PNGSpending time wisely in our wild world means making choices. But sometimes you can have it all! That’s the case if you missed the HP Big Data Conference – check out the videos on demand.


Guest blog post by Joy King, VP, Communications & Enablement, HP Software Big Data

Bringing eDiscovery In-house: Beware Common Pitfalls

pitfall.pngThe second brief in the series, “How to Avoid Common Pitfalls with Do-It-Yourself eDiscovery,” outlines how to prepare for bringing eDiscovery in-house while avoiding common pitfalls along the way.

Tags: eDiscovery

The latest from the summer interns 2015 project fair

Interns 15  1.pngEvery summer, HP Vertica hires interns for all the technical teams, including Analytics, Client, Data Management, Distributed Infrastructure, Execution Engine, Management Console (User Interface), Optimizer, Partner Engineering, Information Development, and Quality Assurance.


Keep reading to find out more about the projects the interns developed.


Guest post by Priyanka Manchanda

Big Data, brave people: a review of the HP Big Data Conference

BDC onstage.PNGI have just returned home from the HP Big Data Conference in Boston. Now that I have had time to reflect on the week a few moments truly stand out to me.


Keep reading to find out what had the biggest impact on me and what I hope will inspire you.


Guest blog post by Joy King, VP, Communications & Enablement, HP Software Big Data

HP Big Data Conference Recap – Day Two. Separating the Signal from the Noise

Analytics and big data enthusiasts took over Boston this week in a gathering of some of the most brilliant big data scientists, analytics practitioners and solution providers for big data analytics. Day two of the conference offered a huge amount of valuable information on HP Vertica and the Haven platform.

HP Big Data Conference Recap – Day One. Understanding the analytics of it all.

vertica excavator.PNGAnalytics and big data enthusiasts took over Boston this week in a gathering of some of the most brilliant big data scientists, analytics practitioners and solution providers for big data analytics.


Keep reading to learn about the latest from the HP Big Data Conference.


Guest post by Steve Sarsfield, Product Marketing Manager, HP Vertica

Bringing eDiscovery In-house: Easy as 1-2-3

Bringing eDiscovery in house isn't always as easy as 1-2-3; however, there are 3 things you should consider when deciding to do it yourself!  Read this blog post to learn more. 

Tags: eDiscovery

The Haven Startup Accelerator – Empowering Early-Stage Big Data Developers

Today at the HP Big Data Conference we announced the HP Haven Startup Accelerator - a program designed to empower and enable early-stage developers aspiring to build enterprise-class Big Data solutions.

Can Big Data deliver on its potential?

Big Data comes with big opportunities and, quite often, big headaches. When 89 percent of respondents in a recent study by Accenture, say that companies that do not adopt a Big Data analytics strategy in the next year risk losing market share and momentum, there is not much time to waste. 

HP Data Protector 9.04 Release Announcement

The HP Data Protector team is pleased to announce the general availability of Data Protector 9.04. Read this blog post to see the new features and advancements! 

How well do you understand Rich Media? Take a fresh look!

Register for the HP Big Data Conference 2015.jpgNo one should have to take the unnecessary risk of making decisions based upon incomplete information. So I am off to the HP Big Data Conference (BDC) in Boston next week with my colleagues to evangelize on how Rich Media can help complete the big picture.


Keep reading to find out why you should stop by and learn how to complete your view of Rich Media.


Guest post by David Humphrey, CTO video, HP Big Data

Know before you go: Last-minute details for HP Big Data Conference 2015

Westin.jpgAs we ramp up for HP Big Data Conference 2015 next week, we wanted to share some last-minute details for travelers visiting Boston for the event. Haven’t registered yet? Get in on the Big Data action now before it’s too late!


Keep reading to get the travel details for your time in Boston.

Join the discussion @ the Developers Lounge during HP Big Data Conference 2015

Developers lounge.PNGNext week, hundreds of Big Data experts and customers will convene in Boston for real-world conversations about data analytics at this year’s HP Big Data Conference. If you ask HP employees and previous attendees what they’re looking forward to the most at the conference, many say the Developers Lounge.


Keep reading to find out why this area of the convention is so popular.


by Big Data Blog Editor

An Information Governance Approach to Cybersecurity Threats

hack.jpgCorporate and organizational cybersecurity efforts have been traditionally focused on protecting an organization’s network perimeter. While network security is extremely important, insider threats that exploit the lack of security layers within an organization’s network have proven to be where an organization is most vulnerable.


HP Big Data Conference Comes to Boston

The summer sun is not the only hot thing to come to the streets of Boston this August.  HP's Big Data Conference is in its third year and features some enlightening discussions that dive deep into the HP Haven platform, including Vertica, IDOL and distributed R.

Tags: Haven| IDOL| Vertica

5 things to check out while in Boston for #HPBigData2015

5 things to check out while in Boston for BDC.jpgThe HP Big Data Conference 2015 is only weeks away – have you registered yet? When you do, you will have access to dozens of Big Data sessions, trainings, certifications, Hack Day and so much more. So don’t wait any longer – register now!


The Big Data Conference is being held at the Westin Waterfront Hotel, right at the corner of Summer and D streets in South Boston. Your view will be epic; the hotel is located right on the historic Boston Harbor. But if you’re looking to take in some sights during your Big Data downtime, you’re in luck: here are 5 recommendations to help make your trip to Boston the biggest and best yet.

Capturing the value from the Internet of Things

HP-image-7.jpgWe have all heard about the Internet of Things (IoT) and the promise it brings to transform businesses and industries.  Almost daily we hear about new innovations and connected products. 


Industry experts estimate trillions of dollars in economic impact from IoT. But have you thought about how your business can capture this value?  Keep reading to get a new perspective on IoT and what it can mean for your business.

Prepare for Hack Day @ HP Big Data Conference 2015

HP Big Data Conference 2015 - Hack Day.jpgHP Big Data Conference 2015 in Boston isn’t all about sessions – there’s a big challenge involved, too!


Hack Day, held Aug. 10 at the Big Data Conference, is your chance to work alongside fellow peers and innovators to build an app that could win you great prizes. There is no cost to sign up for Hack Day, and while conference registration is not required to participate, it is highly recommended.

HP Structured Data Manager retains leadership in Gartner 2015 MQ for Structured Data Archiving

HP named a leader in Gartner 2015 MQ for Structured Data Archiving.jpgWhen it comes to managing information – it’s all about the intelligence.  At HP, we’re laser focused on delivering backup, recovery and archiving solutions that are built on enterprise-grade and big data tested analytics to support virtual, physical, converged, hyper-scale, and cloud platforms.  No small undertaking to be sure, but certainly a requirement in today’s datacenter. 


Continue to see why Gartner named HP a leader in their 2015 Magic Quadrant for Structured Data Archiving and Application Retirement. 

Changing the dynamic for women in technology at #HPBigData2015

HP Big Data Conference 2015 - Women in Tech.jpgAre you a woman working in technology? Have you ever wanted to make a bigger impact? Do you want to share your experiences with your peers?


Here’s your chance to join the conversation at #HPBigData2015.

The evolution of an idea: #HPBigData2015

HP Big Data Conference 2015 - Developers Lounge.jpgGuest blog post by Colin Mahony, SVP/General Manager of HP Software Big Data Group


Three years ago, we had an idea. We had such a passionate and knowledgeable group of customers who were always looking to share best practices, learn from each other, and have a great time.  So we thought let’s bring them together and give them the opportunity to tell their stories and ask their questions, while we provide a cool venue with good food & drinks!   This was the birth of the Big Data Conference... 

Plan your HP Big Data Conference 2015 schedule now with our Session Catalog

HP Big Data Conference 2015 - Session Catalog.jpgHP Big Data Conference 2015 in Boston is right around the corner – have you registered yet? The event gives you the opportunity to participate in dozens of Big Data sessions, network with your peers, and learn from our experts and partners about how you can maximize your Big Data analytics outcomes.


Save time once you’re at the conference and familiarize yourself with our session lineup now, using our Session Catalog feature on the #HPBigData2015 website.

No Summer Camp for HP Information Management & Governance: 5 Proof Points of Solid Business Momentum

No summer camp for HP Information Management and Governance.jpgOftentimes, the summer is a bit of a dead period for technology companies.  Many employees take time off to travel with family, and other distractions crop up that can stall business momentum for a few months.  It’s almost like technology vendors go to summer camp for a period of time. 


Not so for HP’s Information Management & Governance portfolio.  We have been hard at work investing in infrastructure and analytics. Here are a few highlights from the last few months that clearly demonstrate the business is on a positive trajectory, even through the summer lull.

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  • With over 15 years’ experience in product marketing and sales with enterprise software companies, Becky brings considerable expertise to HP’s Information Archiving product marketing team. In her role, she is responsible for cultivating go-to-market strategy, messaging, and content. Becky enjoys working with clients, partners, and prospects to gain a better understanding of the information archiving needs, priorities, and issues affecting enterprises
  • Beth Demirjian leads HP Autonomy's digital strategy including search, social, mobile and email and has 15 years experience in enterprise software. She resides in San Diego, CA.
  • Chris Surdak is a Subject Matter Expert on Information Governance, analytics and eDiscovery for HP Autonomy. He has over 20 years of consulting and technology experience, and holds a Juris Doctor from Taft University, an MS from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, a CISSP Master's Certificate from Villanova and a BS in Mechanical Engineering from Penn State. Chris is author of the Big Data strategy book, "Data Crush," which was recently nominated as International Book of the Year for 2014, by GetAbstract. Chris is also contributing editor and columnist for European Business Review magazine.
  • Claire Dominy is a Digital Marketing Manager at HP Autonomy and is currently based in Houston, TX.
  • David Brown is a Product Marketing Manager at HP Autonomy, where he leads product marketing for several of HP’s Information Governance solutions.
  • David Humphrey, CTO of Video Surveillance for HP Autonomy oversees operations for Video, pioneering intelligent video-analytic technologies for international installations. Mr Humphrey has over twenty years experience in advanced video-analytics, with seventeeen years on security applications, as a leading provider of security and surveillance solutions to defense agencies, governments and major corporations around the globe.
  • Dominic Brown is VP of Information Governance HP Big Data. At HP, Mr. Brown employs his 15 years of legal and IT experience, along with HP Big Data’s unique technology, to help organizations address challenges with eDiscovery, compliance, and records management.
  • Fernando Lucini has been with Autonomy since 2000 and serves as Chief Technology Officer. As Chief Technology Officer, based at Autonomy’s headquarters in Cambridge, UK, Mr Lucini is responsible for defining the overall technology vision and strategy for HP Autonomy including the long term product roadmap and evangelising to customers and to the rest of HP, overseeing and sponsoring some of the world’s largest and most complex information systems across a range of industries.
  • Gagan Bhatia serves as WW product marketing manager for Enterprise Data Protection software within HP Autonomy business unit. He has over 15 years of experience in developing and marketing enterprise software including archiving, data protection, and information management solutions. He is based in San Francisco Bay Area.
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  • Jeff Veis is Vice President of Solution Marketing for HP Autonomy responsible globally for product, partner and field marketing initiatives. Jeff has been in the enterprise software industry for more than 20 years and has experience in marketing, strategy, sales, and partnerships. During his time at HP Autonomy, Jeff has founded the Liberty Alliance Project, a first-in-class standards organization with a global membership that provides a holistic approach to identity.
  • Joe Garber is Vice President of Information Governance at HP Autonomy. In this role, he leads product messaging and go-to-market efforts for the organization’s eDiscovery, information archiving, and ECM market offerings. Garber has more than 10 years of experience in information governance and eDiscovery.
  • Joe has over 13 years of experience in technology marketing and is currently focused on the analytics solution portfolio. Prior to this role, he was responsible for product marketing of the enterprise application data management solution.
  • Delivering subject matter expertise in the area of financial services compliance and product marketing for HP’s eDiscovery and Supervision/Surveillance products. John has been a legal and compliance professional in the financial services industry for over 12 years. Prior to joining HP Autonomy, John was a compliance officer, auditor, and consultant for major banks, broker-dealers, investment banks, hedge funds, and asset management firms.
  • Luis Romero is a Senior Product Marketing Manager at HP Autonomy, where he leads product marketing for HP’s Information Archiving solutions. Luis has over 12 years of experience in enterprise software and information archiving.
  • For years I've been doing video and music production back and forth between Boston MA and New Orleans LA. Starting in 2010, I've began working with Vertica (now HP Vertica) in the marketing team, doing customer testimonials, product release videos, and website management. I'm fascinated by Big Data and the amazing things my badass team at HP Vertica has done and continues to do in the industry every day.
  • Michelle is the Global Product Marketing Manager for HP Records Manager and HP ControlPoint within the Information Governance portfolio. Responsible for solution messaging, positioning and GTM strategy, Michelle works closely with the product, sales, marketing and channel organisations within HP to develop these. Michelle has 13+ years experience in the Information Management space having worked closely with customers, industry and business partners over this time.
  • Po Hong, PhD, is a senior solutions architect in HP Big Data Platform Corporate Presales specializing in HP Vertica performance tuning and workload management.
  • Randy manages worldwide public relations, analyst relations, social media, and employee communications for HP Autonomy.
  • Scott speaks, blogs, writes articles and specializes in driving competitively differentiated integrations for storage and virtualization. VMware Certified Professional, recognized as a vExpert, VMWorld speaker, VMUG keynote speaker, and a contributing author of the book Virtualization Changes Everything.
  • Responsible for Cloud Server Data Protection products, including LiveVault and Data Protector. Based in Boston, MA. Twitter: @sraldous
  • Stephen Spellicy is known as a virtualization and data protection subject matter expert with 17+ years of experience in the technology industry. As the Director of Product Management for Data Protection within HP Software's Division, he manages a portfolio of software products that over 60k customers leverage worldwide. His expertise within the backup/recovery, storage, virtualization, and cloud technology areas have also gained him recognition with HP internally and externally, with many contributed articles published technology focused magazines & periodicals.
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