New Book: Analytics — How to Win with Intelligence

New Book: Analytics — How to Win with Intelligence

Learn how big data and other sources of information can be transformed into valuable knowledge – knowledge that can create incredible competitive advantage to propel a business toward market leadership. 

Learn through examples and experience exactly how to pick projects and build analytics teams that deliver results. Know the ethical and privacy issues, and apply the three-part litmus test of context, permission, and accuracy. 

Without a doubt, data and analytics are the new source of competitive advantage, but how do executives go from hype to action? That’s the objective of this book – to assist executives in making the right investments in the right place and at the right time in order to reap the full benefits of data analytics. 

We are moving into an era where information is potentially more valuable than tangible things or services. Organizations who connect information with their product will have a huge advantage, and conversely organizations that miss this transformation will find themselves increasingly un-competitive. No longer just something for the Information Technologists or Data Scientists to deal with, everyone who makes things or serves customers in some way needs to understand how people interact with their product or service in a very granular way. This book will help people in business and government understand the power of data analytics technology and how some of the tools available can be applied to a wide range of applications.
John Swainson, former President, Dell Software Group 

John and Shawn bring decades of hands on experience helping clients understand where and how data and analytics can deliver business value and market differentiation. The authors do not get bogged down in the technology tail-chase, but instead provides clear and actionable guidance on how organizations need to embrace a ‘business first’ approach when considering how to exploit the business potential of big data. Like I ask my clients, “How effective is your organization at leveraging data and analytics to power your business?” It’s a question this book will help you to address. 
Bill Schmarzo, CTO Big Data, Dell Technologies Services 

One could argue – and probably easily win the argument – that there has been more change in analytics over the past ten years than at any time in the history of the world. For that reason alone, a book like this one that provides a clear-eyed assessment of the state of the art in analytics is enormously valuable.
Thomas H. Davenport

About the Author

John Thompson is an international technology executive with over 30 years of experience in building and growing technology companies. Most recently, John lead the advanced analytics business unit of the Dell Software Group. Mr. Thompson’s technology expertise includes all aspects of advanced analytics and information management, including descriptive, predictive and prescriptive analytics, analytical applications, deep learning, cognitive computing, big data, data warehousing, business intelligence systems, and high performance computing. John has built start-up organizations from the ground up, and he has reengineered business units of Fortune 500 firms to reach their potential. He has directly managed and run sales, marketing, consulting, support and product development organizations. 

Shawn Rogers is Director of Global Marketing and Channels at Statistica software. Shawn is an internationally recognized thought leader, speaker, author and instructor on the topics of IoT, big data, analytics, cloud, data integration, data warehousing and social analytics. Shawn has more than 20 years of hands-on IT experience. Prior to joining Statistica he was Chief Research Officer at Dell’s Information Management Group, and was formerly Vice President of Research for Business Intelligence and Analytics at Enterprise Management Associates, a leading analyst firm. He co-founded the BeyeNETWORK, a global online publication covering business intelligence, data warehousing, and analytics. He was also a partner at DMReview magazine.

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New Book: Analytics — How to Win with Intelligence

Next-Generation Firewall Market Trends, CAGR Growth and Analytical Forecast 2023

Next-Generation Firewall Market Trends, CAGR Growth and Analytical Forecast 2023

Market Highlights

The study reveals that the market of Next-Generation Firewall is trending in North America region. The Next-Generation Firewall market is driven by the latest data and network security protection which is integrated with next generation firewall platform that reduce the complexity. A recent trend of providing superior scalability to meet the changing needs of business’s security.


The study also signifies that adoption of next-generation is blocking of more threats and is effective to the next-gen IPS and advanced malware protection firewall in North America. In these regions, the network security policy enforcement and network traffic inspection is considered and this leads to the gaining good pace of next generation firewall utilizations.


The Next-Generation Firewall market is growing rapidly over 11.4% of CAGR and is expected to reach at USD ~$4.69 billion by the end of forecast period.

Next-Generation Firewall Market Players:

  • Cisco Systems, Inc. (US)
  • Fortinet, Inc. (US)
  • Barracuda Networks, Inc. (US)
  • Juniper Networks, Inc. (US)
  • Palo Alto Networks, Inc. (US)
  • Forcepoint LLC (US)
  • Zscaler, Inc. (U.S)
  • WatchGuard Technologies, Inc. (US)
  • Sophos Group Plc. (UK)
  • Check Point Software Technologies Ltd. (US)


Next-Generation Firewall Market Segmentation

The Next-Generation Firewall Market has been segmented on the basis of security type, services, organization size, solution, end users and region. Looking through the end-user segment it has been observed that government and defense along with BFSI is showing a large scale of usage firewall protection for securing all kind of confidential data and also enables safe Internet use simultaneously protecting from threats and malware. The analysis indicates that the other sectors like small or large-scale industries is also showing the interest towards Next-Generation Firewall.


Market Research Analysis:

On geographic basis, Next-Generation Firewall market is studied in different regions as North Americas, Europe, Asia-Pacific and Rest of world. It has been observed that North America region is leading in the field of Next-Generation Firewall market as virtualization and cloud computing and high-profile security breach is a key driving for Next-Generation Firewall market.


Europe region is also showing a positive curve towards the growth of the Next-Generation Firewall market. The developing economies in Asia-pacific regions like China, Japan, India and others are showing high adoption of next generation firewall in the small, medium and large-scale enterprises.

Next-Generation Firewall Market Trends, CAGR Growth and Analytical Forecast 2023

Women Influencers In Data

Women Influencers In Data

Few months ago, I wrote an article about the influencers in big data. The article resonated with many and almost all appreciated it. But that’s not the point. Soon after that, I read an article about the abysmal percentage of women in technology especially in the higher echelons. One report mentioned it to be anywhere between 11% to 28% depending on the organizational level.
So I posted on LinkedIn specifically calling out only the women influencers from my original article. Within 24 hours, 10,000 people read that post and 20,000 in 2 days. I was blown away. I had messages from all over the world thanking me for inspiring with that post. I could never imagine that a simple post could have that strong a reaction.
But I should have known better. Sometimes, just the awareness that there are other women who have succeeded and doing well itself could be strong inspiration.Growing up, I never realized that I could actually become an engineer until I heard that another person with similar background and from same rural area actually became an engineer. I realized that awareness is key. As a father of 2 daughters, all these points are very personal to me.
So it got me thinking. Why can’t I put a site celebrating the accomplishments of women influencers in data field which can serve as an ongoing inspiration to many people around the world. That’s how this project was born. Yeah, it’s ambitious, so what. I tested the idea with Carla Gentry who I have gotten to know well and a source of inspiration for myself. She liked it and off I went.
I am happy to announce that the site is ready and the link is posted below.To start with, I picked the original 20 women I had from my original article.
Each of them have their own page on the site with their profile information from either LinkedIn or Twitter, links to their social networks like LinkedIn and Twitter. Additionally, the page will also have their latest tweets. So this will be handy if you are unable to keep up with overall twitter as you can just visit their page and look at their recent tweets. For example, Carla Gentry is a prolific tweeter and you can see her latest 50 tweets on her page.
Wait, there is more. To really pick it up a notch, I have prepared a video with their basic info so you can get it all in less than 4 minutes. The link is below.
So there you have it, folks. This has been passion of mine and I loved every minute of it. Hope you’ll like it as well.
I suggest you start off with this short 4 minute video. To watch the video, go here.
To read about them and stay connected or follow, go to the web site here.
Of course, you can read the original article with all the influencers here. Just be aware that the article was written as a song.
All I ask is few favors.
Be inspired. And don’t keep the inspiration only to yourself. Share with your friends and co-workers.
If you like any of these, please show it with a ‘like’. If you don’t like it, just let me know what I can do better via comments or messages to me.
I know there are lot more women influencers out there so please pass on their names in the comments section below. My intent is to keep adding to this list and keep the site up to date. This is just the beginning.

Women Influencers In Data