9 in 10 cite their own company as the main roadblock, with more than half of respondents having made little or no progress in their big data strategies in 2013, according to Economist Intelligence Unit's study.
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After missing expectations in Q3 due to macroeconomic challenges and the rupee's depreciation, SAP expects its India business to rebound with bright spots in mobile and cloud.
The Singapore lab is its first worldwide and will help customers execute advanced analytics projects. It will offer affordable access to its data scientist and lab resources, and also provide training co-funded by the government.
Under the deal, Singapore state-backed Business Analytics Translational Centre will work with Red Hat to drive the use of open source to develop applications for data analytics.
Software licenses for SAP's in-memory database technology will be bundled along with hardware and ongoing management. The cloud product roll out will start from Australia and New Zealand.
Building on the company’s current big data initiative, the hub will provide insights to support and improve various functions worldwide such as marketing intelligence, customer service, product development and global supply chain.
The facility, set up together with Revolution Analytics, will provide training, proof-of-concept capabilities and solution development support on big data and predictive analytic innovations for the Asian market.
A call-for-collaboration (CFC) has been launched inviting companies to develop and deploy social analytics for business enterprises for targeted sectors such as tourism, retail, and food and beverage.
Governments can tackle urbanization challenges by leveraging "crowdsourced" information, and establishing common standards for more location-based services to be developed on.
Singapore telco believes business intelligence will be a pillar of future growth, driven by the opportunities opened up by trends such as urbanization and "smart" cities.