Ian Campbell

Ian Campbell

EMC: flash won’t drive out the HDD just yet

EMC: flash won’t drive out the HDD just yet

EMC was warning its customers to be ready for “a big wave” of transformation at last month’s EMC World in Las Vegas, with chairman and chief executive Joe Tucci telling delegates to prepare for a new digital era. In his keynote address, he talked of

Business Analytics and Big Data: Making business smarter

Business Analytics and Big Data: Making business smarter

Microsoft is on a mission to simplify BI and analytics by making it accessible from the heart of a business.

Business Analytics and Big Data: Democratising Data

Business Analytics and Big Data: Democratising Data

The biggest change in analytics, according to one data scientist, is the ability to dig down into the granular detail of more data at an affordable price.

Business analytics and big data: Analytics shopping

Business analytics and big data: Analytics shopping

The retail sector is on the cusp of radical transformation and analytics is the engine for change.

Business Analytics and Big Data: simpler, faster,  cheaper

Business Analytics and Big Data: simpler, faster, cheaper

Data analytics has trickled down from large corporates and is now readily available in the mainstream

CRM broadens its base

CRM broadens its base

A CRM deployment is a journey with Ergo, where customers have very different destinations, writes Ian Campbell

Business Analytics: Self-service analytics

Business Analytics: Self-service analytics

Microsoft has been working hard to put business intelligence tools into the hands of ordinary business users rather than data scientists.

Business Analytics: Embedded intelligence

Business Analytics: Embedded intelligence

For smaller firms, business insights are often gleaned from built-in tools that come with their accounts and ERP packages.

Business Analytics: How to get smarter faster

Business Analytics: How to get smarter faster

How do organisations start to leverage business intelligence and analytics for business advantage? Ian Campbell reports

Business Analyticss: Blocking the view

Business Analyticss: Blocking the view

The reality is that most Irish business have a lot of work to do before they can access the latest big data tools.

Connected News: Dell committed to PCs, also focused on cloud control

Connected News: Dell committed to PCs, also focused on cloud control

Michael Dell confirmed his company's continued commitment to the PC market at a summit in Brussels.

The Sunday Interview: Shaun Murphy

The Sunday Interview: Shaun Murphy

As the Apple debate rumbles on, Shaun Murphy of KPMG explains why Ireland's troubles with tax are a problem of perception', writes Ian Kehoe.

Unified communications Taking it right out of the cloud

Unified communications Taking it right out of the cloud

A side benefit of Microsoft Office 365 is that it gives many users their first experience of UC

Data Centres: What makes a good data centre?

Data Centres: What makes a good data centre?

Not all facilities are the same, so what makes a perfect host? Ian Campbell investigates.

Data Centres: Getting ready for the future

Data Centres: Getting ready for the future

The relentless pace of change and transitioning IT to the cloud has prompted lots of speculation about how data centres will evolve.