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Vitamin Y: Minds Meeting in Detroit

Context: Meeting of the Minds has become the premier leadership conference for sustainable cities. An initiative of Urban Age Institute which works to foster leadership and innovation in the areas of strategic urban planning, urban policy, public sector management, sustainable environmental planning and poverty reduction, the conference meets in different locations each year to highlight [...]

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Success by Design in cloud data management

InsightaaS: As businesses move past the exploratory stages of cloud into its use as a production-grade component of corporate infrastructure, we are seeing new cloud management issues emerge. Most organizations have moved beyond “should we use cloud?” and “should we look at IaaS, PaaS and/or SaaS” to issues associated with enterprise-level IT operations. Some of [...]


451 Research: Sprint’s managed collaboration play: Google Apps for the SMB masses

InsightaaS perspective: 451 Research is one of the world’s leading sources of insight into cutting edge technologies – including areas that are important to InsightaaS and our principals, such as cloud, communications, analytics, and sustainable IT. As regular visitors to this site are aware, InsightaaS.com works with 451 Research to bring occasional thought leadership pieces [...]


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Drilling down into analytics

For the most part, industry events are designed to expose delegates to a wide range of new innovations to help them to understand the ways in which current environments can be extended to embrace new technologies. Attendees arrive to gain first-hand exposure to new products, and leave with the ability to imagine their use, if [...]


Visualization – unlocking the power of analytics

InsightaaS: We have seen a surge of interest in analytics as organizations come to appreciate the power of applying data-driven analysis to business decisions. A recent article in the McKinsey Quarterly notes that analytics supports many critical operations in different industries: customer-facing activities (for example, in helping telecommunications companies with promotions and retention), internal applications [...]

Chris Banks, director of BI and performance management solutions, Information Builders