The Benefits of Running Your IT Systems as a Utility

By Doug Morrison, Director Business Performance Management

Many businesses today are faced with upgrading legacy technology and systems, while reducing risk and strategically aligning IT to business needs. Not so long ago, it was business as usual behavior to run IT as in a silo without regard to business challenges. Today, IT departments should be run as a utility, producing a monthly statement of delivered value and cost..

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Managing Big Data: The Challenge of Creating Business Value

By Dan Sytsma, President, Melillo Consulting

Enterprises today are well aware of the enormous potential of Big Data, but many continue to struggle with the organization, administration and governance of their fast- growing and complex data sets. Companies must invest in effective Big Data management strategies to understand and organize the data they have amassed and then analyze it to provide themselves a competitive edge.

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Managing Big Data: Assembling Your Big Data Toolkit & Team

By Dan Sytsma, President, Melillo Consulting

Major corporations have more data than ever at their disposal. How they analyze that information to make informed business decisions requires skill and specific tools. A combination of strong technical skills with a strong toolkit is necessary to understand IT requirements and to be able to blend them with business requirements. Those are the talented individuals – either in-house or external consultants – who can step back and ask the proper questions to really understand what the business challenges are, and how to solve them.

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Meet Melillo Consulting on the Road in September & October

By Melillo Consulting Staff

Welcome to the Fall! There are a number of terrific technology conferences coming up with a focus on Digital Transformation, the Digital Enterprise and the Digital Workplace. We welcome the opportunity to introduce ourselves to you as well as meet up with some of our loyal customers! Here are the details — and we hope to see you soon. [More]

Getting True ROI from Big Data: The Insights on Demand Model

By Mark Melillo & Thomas Palmieri

The number one benefit of gathering Big Data is in deriving useful information from the massive datasets you’ve assembled. Big Data analytics tools like Splunk help organizations do just that. However, it's important to create a budget and know how much you want to spend to solve a particular problem. Understanding your return on investment (ROI) is critical.

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Designing the Future: Using Big Data in the Enterprise

By Mark Melillo & Thomas Palmieri

Imagine if you could run your business using relevant, real-time data based on customer interactions. Every decision would be backed by information gathered by your business or those you benchmark against, and then carefully examined. That is the promise of Big Data.

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