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​Dell World: Big Data release aims to turn analytics into business value

​Dell World: Big Data release aims to turn analytics into business value

Tech giant unveils series of new big data and analytics solutions and services designed to help companies turn data into key business insights.

Dell has announced a series of new big data and analytics solutions and services designed to help companies turn data into key business insights.

As revealed at Dell World 2015, these include a new release of Dell’s advanced analytics software platform and new Analytics-as-a -Service offerings for multiple industry verticals such as banking, healthcare and insurance.

“In the modern data economy, the ability to gain predictive insight from all data is critical to building an agile, connected and thriving data-driven enterprise,” says John K. Thompson, general manager, advanced analytics, Dell Software.

“Whether the data comes from real-time sensors from an IoT environment, or a big data platform designed for analytics on massive amounts of disparate data, the new offerings from Dell enable detailed levels of insight and action.”

As explained by Thompson, the launch of Statistica 13 - the latest release of the company’s advanced analytics software platform - aims to “simplify and improve” the process by which organisations deploy predictive models directly to data sources inside the firewall, in the cloud, and in partner ecosystems.

Requiring no coding and offering full integration with open source R, Thompson says Dell Statistica delivers a full range of data blending, data discovery, and advanced and predictive analytics tools.

The result? Helping organisations tap into all data to predict future trends, identify new customers and sales opportunities, explore “what-if” scenarios, and reduce the occurrence of fraud and other business risks.

“With the new capabilities and enhancements specifically delivered in Statistica 13, Dell is making it possible for organisations of all sizes to deploy predictive analytics across the enterprise and beyond,” Thompson adds.

“This can be achieved in a smart, simple and cost-effective manner, ultimately empowering them to better understand customers, optimise business processes, and create new products and services.”

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The party line coming out of the conference is that data-driven decision-making is the “pathway to competitive advantage” in the modern data economy.

Backing up such claims, the Dell Global Technology Adoption Index 2015 (GTAI 2015) revealed that those organisations robustly using big data show 50 percent higher growth rates than organisations that aren’t.

However, the study also found that 44 percent of organisations still don’t understand how to extract value from their datai.

With the latest enhancements to its big data and analytics portfolio, Dell is helping customers overcome that uncertainty and invest wisely in data technologies by delivering end-to-end solutions that help organisations foster IT and business alignment, drive operational efficiency, and leverage the power of predictive analytics.

“More than ever, our customers are looking for ways to make sense of the enormous amount of information they collect, so that they can focus on their core business,” adds Prasad Thrikutam, president and global head of applications, Dell Services.

“With the launch of our analytics-enabled BPO services, and our Analytics-as-a -Service offerings for industry verticals such as banking, healthcare and insurance, we are able to provide actionable insights customers can use to grow their businesses, enhance their customers’ experience, and gain operational efficiencies.”

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