Is Data the New Crude Oil?

first_imgLet’s drill down into the metaphor.Moor Insights & Strategy argues that an optimally tuned infrastructure is key to deriving all the rich benefits that go along with effective data management and analytics. They claim that data is the new crude oil and intelligence is the new gasoline, fueling business wins. If we break down this metaphor, it becomes clear that servers play a pivotal role in data management and analytics.It starts with data. Lots of it. If you’re like most companies, you’re probably drowning in data. But raw data brings little value to your organization. It’s through processing and refining that data into intelligence where the value is created. Crude oil must be refined into gasoline to deliver value to the combustion engine. The same thing is true with data. Raw data must be refined into intelligence to achieve business outcomes and attain actionable insights.If only this process were as simple as proceeding directly from Point A (raw data) to Point B (intelligence). There is an important middle step involving your IT infrastructure. You’re probably already aware of the power of popular data management and analytics applications such as Microsoft SQL Server and SAP HANA for making sense of the data chaos. There are many others that play a role.However, what you may not have realized is that these applications are only as good as the hardware they run on. If apps are the industrial workers bringing order to your data, servers are the refinery juggernauts upon which the whole process relies. As Moor Insights puts it, “Without the right infrastructure, businesses will never realize the full benefits of real-time analytics.”[1]Recent ESG research bears this out: Organizations with modern servers and infrastructure are nearly 7x more likely than organizations with aging servers to report their analytics environments are “very effective” at driving business value. Businesses with modern servers are also 5.3x more likely to report that their research and development function is market leading.[2] In the important process of refining data into actionable intelligence, servers matter.Moor Insights outlines major infrastructure considerations you should keep top of mind:Processor core count and per core performance. More cores can process more data and fast performing cores crunch that data more quickly.Processor optimizations. These can provide noteworthy performance gains in data analysis.Memory bandwidth and memory capacity. How much data can be stored and how quickly it can be moved are a key factor.Location of data. The shorter distance data sets must travel to get to compute, the faster your intelligence can be gleaned and used as fuel for your business.Dell EMC’s new eBook, Modern Servers are the Key to Organizing the Chaos of Data and Analytics, walks you through important infrastructure concerns as you pinpoint the best way to make business gold out of crude data. The eBook focuses on the technology behind the servers that are most optimized to process these heavy-hitting workloads. We also highlight several options for your IT shop designed to meet you where you are in your journey, all keeping in mind that without the proper “refinery” in your server room, you can’t refine data into insights quickly and accurately.Download the Dell EMC eBook and read the Moor Insights & Strategy paper for more information about how to make the most of your data.To learn more about how Dell EMC servers can assist you with data management and analytics workloads, visit our server page and follow us @DellEMCServers.[1] Moor Insights & Strategy, Leveraging Server Architectures to Win in the Datacentric Era[2] ESG, Measuring the Value of Data and Analytics Inside Modernized IT Departmentslast_img read more

Odds & Ends: Schuyler Sisters Sing ‘The Longest Time’ & More

first_img View Comments Star Files Jasmine Cephas Jones Jasmine Cephas Jones, Renée Elise Goldsberry & Phillipa Soo Here’s a quick roundup of stories you may have missed today. Watch the Schuyler Sisters Sing ‘The Longest Time’Before their final show together, Hamilton’s Schuyler sisters came together one last time to perform Billy Joel‘s 1983 hit “The Longest Time.” Check out below (you may need a tissue!) as the departing Philippa Soo, along with Tony winner Renée Elise Goldsberry and Jasmine Cephas Jones sing the song a cappella. Lexi Lawson is set to replace Soo from tonight at the Richard Rodgers Theatre; the 2016 Tony nominee will next return to Broadway in Amélie. Catch Simon Stephens’ The Threepenny OperaOnce again those clever people over at NT Live will help out those unable to get to London to see a hot new production. Simon Stephens’ (The Curious Incident) new adaptation of The Threepenny Opera will be broadcast live to movie theaters around the world direct from the National Theatre’s Olivier Theatre on September 22. Helmed by Rufus Norris, the cast includes Rory Kinnear as Macheath, Haydn Gwynne as Mrs. Peachum and Rosalie Craig as Polly Peachum.Perfect Gift for Broadway BuffsThis sounds like the perfect gift for the Broadway buff. Hamilton, Angela Lansbury and more will appear in Ken Bloom’s Show and Tell: The New Book of Broadway Anecdotes. Nuggets included in the book include: Did you know that Frank Sinatra was nearly considered for the original production of Fiddler on the Roof? Or that Jerome Robbins never choreographed the famous “Dance at the Gym” in West Side Story? The tome is scheduled for release on October 3 via Oxford University Press.No Pay, Nudity for Gabriel Byrne & Nathan LaneCheck out below a sneak peek of new movie No Pay, Nudity, which is packed full of Broadway favorites including Gabriel Byrne, Nathan Lane and Laurie Metcalf. Helmed by Lee Wilkof and penned by Ethan Sandler, the comedy drama follows an aging actor (Byrne), who has lost his way with his career, with his family, and with his friends, and finds out that the way out is through. Nathan Lanelast_img read more

Iloilo city hall employees undergo COVID rapid tests

first_imgThe disease can spread from person to person through small droplets from the nose or mouth which are spread when a person with COVID-19 coughs or exhales. Personnel of the Iloilo City Hall Health Office conduct rapid diagnostic test for coronavirus to city government employees on Monday, July 27. Mayor Jerry Treñas says the testing will ensure the safety of individuals coming in contact with government employees who, in turn, talk and engage with a lot of people while on duty. ARNOLD ALMACEN/CMO “Palihug intindihon lang anay naton kay ang sitwasyon subong,” said the city’s chief executive. These droplets also land on objects and surfaces around the person. Other people then catch COVID-19 by touching these objects or surfaces, then touching their eyes, nose or mouth. He reminded city hall workers to continue wearing facemask, observing physical distancing and frequent handwashing. Employees who test positive will immediately be brought to the quarantine facility. “Sa i-rapid test, indi kamo magpakulba. Ang importante nga at least ikaw ma-rule-out nga may COVID,” Treñas said. The testing, according to Treñas, is also meant to ensure the safety of individuals coming in contact with government employees who, in turn, talk and engage with a lot of people while on duty. At least 500 employees at the city hall’s ground floor were the first batch to undergo rapid testing on Monday, July 27.center_img ILOILO City – Mayor Jerry Treñas ordered a rapid diagnostic test on all city hall officials and employees as part of the local government’s precautionary measures in combating the ongoing coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic.   Based on the July 26 data of the Department of Health, the city has a total of 111 confirmed COVID-19 cases. These were made of 59 local infections and 52 locally stranded individuals or repatriated overseas Filipino workers. COVID-19 is the infectious disease caused by the most recently discovered coronavirus. This new virus and disease were unknown before the outbreak began in Wuhan, China in December 2019. Treñas believes the battle against SARS–CoV–2, the virus which causes COVID-19 is far from over, saying there is still no vaccine for the viral illness. The most common symptoms of COVID-19 are fever, tiredness, and dry cough. “Masugod kita halin sa dalom tapos pasaka,” Treñas said during the weekly flag-raising ceremony. Some patients may have aches and pains, nasal congestion, runny nose, sore throat or diarrhea. These symptoms are usually mild and begin gradually. Some people become infected but don’t develop any symptoms and don’t feel unwell./PNlast_img read more