Educating Business Leaders to Exploit Big Data

first_imgAcross every sector and in every boardroom, Big Data is disrupting business models.The challenge facing enterprises is how to monetise data and drive new revenues. To do that, organizations will need data savvy and business savvy innovators who can trigger a wave of next-generation applications and tightly honed business models and strategies. To keep pace with demand, governments and the private sector will need to invest in education programmes that can generate the skilled talent needed to exploit the global Big Data opportunity.In Ireland last month, EMC, together with University College Cork (UCC), the Irish Management Institute (IMI), and SAS, announced an executive education program designed to help business leaders use surging volumes of data to enable enterprise innovation and the creation of new jobs. The new Masters in Data Business and Diploma in Data Business, proposed and co-designed by EMC, and to be run jointly by IMI and UCC, covers the increasing role that the combination of technology, data, services, economics, innovation, business models, analytics and strategic data management play in the success of an organisation. Many of our highest performing employees at the Ireland Center of Excellence (COE) are in this program which officially kicked off this past April.This program is complemented by a Masters and an undergraduate Degree in Cloud Computing launched by EMC in conjunction with Cork Institute of Technology two years ago. The Masters is an internationally validated program that is delivered remotely with both lectures and labs available to students on demand. This year’s commencement will be officiated by the Ireland Minister for Education which demonstrates Ireland’s commitment to educating and enabling today’s workforce to be ready for the disruptive transformation to IT that cloud computing brings.The Masters in Data Business will play a critical role in educating Ireland’s next generation of business leaders. The use of data analytics in everyday business activities is expanding dramatically and shaping the global business environment. Ireland has made both cloud and Big Data a key part of our future growth strategy and the Minister for Innovation and Jobs presided at the launch of the Masters program. Both he and the Irish government believe in the power of Big Data and its significance to future economic growth and prosperity. EMC’s Ireland COE is delighted to play a role in this ongoing process.For a Big Data effort to be successful, it must become a boardroom priority. For the first time, the tools are on the table, through cloud computing and Big Data, to eliminate barriers of cost and complexity, and turn information into revenue. Big Data analytics goes far beyond traditional rear-view intelligence. It is about understanding the marketplace and monetising information at a very advanced level.last_img read more

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Revealed: Brisbane’s most sought after suburbs

first_imgThis house at 70 Vale St, Wilston, recently sold for just over $1.9m. Brisbane’s most in demand suburbs for houses. Source: Realestate.com.auWhen it comes to apartments, the north side of Brisbane also wins, although Holland Park is the most in-demand suburb overall.Red Hill, Camp Hill, New Farm, Paddington, Ashgrove and Enoggera also make the top 10. MORE: Why real estate often resists economic downturns Erin McNaught and Example recently paid $2.8m for this home in Paddington.Star couple, model Erin McNaught and her rapper husband, Example, recently bought a luxury home in Paddington for $2.8 million.“High prices often reduce the desirability of suburbs,” Ms Conisbee said.Wilston is not far behind, having also recently joined the million dollar club with a median house price of $1m neat.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus13 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market13 hours agoA five-bedroom Queenslander in the suburb recently sold for just over $1.9 million. Realestate.com.au chief economist Nerida Conisbee.Ms Conisbee said offshore property seekers were increasing across Brisbane — not just from Asia, but also from New Zealand and the UK. “Brisbane is a beneficiary of Brexit, seeing the largest increase in property seekers from the UK we’ve ever seen in Australia.”Rebecca and Daniel Richardson are hoping to sell their new, five-bedroom family home at 11 Gristock St, Coorparoo, at auction this afternoon.Mrs Richardson said she was not surprised Coorparoo was considered one of Brisbane’s most popular suburbs because of its location.“It’s very convenient to all the motorways and the city, yet it’s quite green and leafy and walking distance to little cafes and the school,” she said. Rebecca Richardson with her two boys, Xavier, 5, and Owen, 2. Rebecca is selling her house in Coorparoo, which has been named one of Brisbane’s most in-demand suburbs by Realestate.com.au. Photographer: Liam Kidston.WILSTON has knocked trendy Paddington off its perch to become the most sought after suburb in Brisbane.The city’s northside continues to be the most in demand when it comes to buying a house, according to new figures out today from online property portal realestate.com.au.Windsor, Indooroopilly, Toowong and Ashgrove are also among the most searched suburbs for house listings. RELATED: Affordable suburbs set to spike Wilston is the most in demand suburb in Brisbane, according to realestate.com.au.On the southside, the suburbs of Highgate Hill, Tennyson, Coorparoo and Wishart made the top 10 list of most popular suburbs.Realestate.com.au chief economist Nerida Conisbee said it was likely that Paddington had lost its top ranking because houses were becoming too expensive.The suburb’s median house price is now $1.167 million, according to property researcher CoreLogic.center_img Brisbane’s most in demand suburbs for apartments. Source: Realestate.com.auMs Conisbee said the Brisbane housing market had been resilient in the face of the current national housing downturn, considering the city was facing the same lending challenges as the rest of Australia.“Brisbane was meant to be ground zero for apartment oversupply, however concerns about this were overstated and in the end, Brisbane has weathered the downturn well,” Ms Conisbee.“The fundamentals of property demand continue to hold up the Brisbane market — jobs are being created and this is supporting population growth.” Paddington is one of Brisbane’s most popular suburbs for houses and apartments. Image: AAP/Darren England. Erin McNaught and Example have bought a house in Paddington. This house at 11 Gristock St, Coorparoo, is scheduled to go to auction this Saturday.Marketing agent Annabelle O’Hare of Place – Bulimba said the architecturally designed home had attracted large numbers of interested buyers during the sales campaign.Ms O’Hare said Coorparoo was an appealing suburb because it was family-friendly, had good schools, was not too congested and still contained houses on larger blocks despite its inner city location.last_img read more

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