Welcome!

AJAX & REA Authors: David H Deans, Carmen Gonzalez, Pat Romanski, Aria Blog, Lori MacVittie

News Feed Item

Altimeter Group Launches Social Data Intelligence Roadmap

Research and Consulting Firm Empowers Companies to Turn Social Data Into Actionable Intelligence

SAN MATEO, CA -- (Marketwired) -- 03/18/14 -- Altimeter Group, a research and consulting firm that helps companies understand and act on technology disruption, today announced a new service offering, the Social Data Intelligence (SDI) Roadmap. The SDI Roadmap is designed for enterprises that use, or plan to use, social and digital data for performance optimization and business decision-making. The SDI Roadmap is built on a maturity model, authored by Altimeter Group, which is based upon detailed interviews with enterprise social data users and technology developers. The model proposes a holistic view of social data use across the enterprise and lays out a set of criteria for organizational maturity.

Altimeter Group's research shows that the typical enterprise-class company owns some 131 social media accounts, spread across as many as 13 departments. "We developed the SDI Roadmap because social data has become business-critical for the enterprise," said Susan Etlinger, Industry Analyst, Altimeter Group. "At the same time, social data lacks standards and is typically separate from other critical business data such as Customer Relationship Management (CRM) systems, Business Intelligence (BI) and market research, leading to partially informed decisions, internal discord, missed opportunities and risk."

The SDI Roadmap includes a comprehensive company-wide audit that covers 35 aspects of internal readiness for social data intelligence within six major categories, including scope, strategy, context, governance, metrics and data.

Following the audit phase of the SDI Roadmap, Altimeter Group provides clients with its findings in the form of a Social Data Intelligence scorecard -- an executive dashboard -- delivering a "health score" for each of the six categories being measured. In addition, the accompanying social data maturity map provides a view into an organization's relative level of maturity in incorporating social data across the enterprise. At the conclusion of the eight to 12-week engagement, Altimeter Group delivers a series of pragmatic recommendations, mapped to scorecard findings, which give actionable steps to identify opportunities and risk, improve business performance, and leverage social data for competitive advantage.

"Demand for social media insights is growing fast at Adobe, and as a result, our measurement initiatives have grown to match that demand," commented Maria Saltz, Senior Manager of Social Media Analytics for Adobe. "We are scaling our measurement of social media's contribution to business value across key business functions globally. This requires a clear understanding of which aspects of social measurement are most important. After working with Altimeter Group on the SDI Roadmap, Adobe has a more comprehensive view of how to prioritize social data efforts to quickly scale delivery of social insights across the organization. This knowledge has helped us create a clear roadmap for implementing social measurement governance strategy and establish management priorities that will drive our business forward."

Based on Altimeter Group's own research, the SDI Roadmap offering is available immediately. Research related to the offering, including "Social Data Intelligence: Integrating Social and Enterprise Data for Competitive Advantage," by Susan Etlinger, can be downloaded for free under Altimeter Group's open research model.

About Altimeter Group
Founded in 2008 by Charlene Li, Altimeter Group is a research and consulting firm that helps companies understand and act on digital transformation. Distinguished by a research-based approach, a holistic view, and the experience of its team, Altimeter Group shares its independent and open research via reports, webinars, speeches, and more. Altimeter Group also offers advisory services to business leaders who wish to explore the specific implications of digital transformation, and has more than 100 active clients, including leading technology solution providers and Fortune 500 companies. Named by Fast Company as one of the "Five Most Creative Small Businesses," the firm is headquartered at "The Hangar" in San Mateo, Calif., with offices on the East Coast. For more information, visit http://www.altimetergroup.com.

MEDIA CONTACT:
Jessica Groopman
Altimeter Group
Phone: 650-212-2282
press [at] altimetergroup [dot] com

More Stories By Marketwired .

Copyright © 2009 Marketwired. All rights reserved. All the news releases provided by Marketwired are copyrighted. Any forms of copying other than an individual user's personal reference without express written permission is prohibited. Further distribution of these materials is strictly forbidden, including but not limited to, posting, emailing, faxing, archiving in a public database, redistributing via a computer network or in a printed form.

@CloudExpo Stories
SYS-CON Events announced today that Verizon has been named "Gold Sponsor" of SYS-CON's 15th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on November 4-6, 2014, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Verizon Enterprise Solutions creates global connections that generate growth, drive business innovation and move society forward. With industry-specific solutions and a full range of global wholesale offerings provided over the company's secure mobility, cloud, strategic network...
Ixia develops amazing products so its customers can connect the world. Ixia helps its customers provide an always-on user experience through fast, secure delivery of dynamic connected technologies and services. Through actionable insights that accelerate and secure application and service delivery, Ixia's customers benefit from faster time to market, optimized application performance and higher-quality deployments.
SimpleECM is the only platform to offer a powerful combination of enterprise content management (ECM) services, capture solutions, and third-party business services providing simplified integrations and workflow development for solution providers. SimpleECM is opening the market to businesses of all sizes by reinventing the delivery of ECM services. Our APIs make the development of ECM services simple with the use of familiar technologies for a frictionless integration directly into web applicat...
Blue Box has closed a $10 million Series B financing. The round was led by a strategic investor and included participation from prior investors including Voyager Capital and Founders Collective, as well as the Blue Box executive team. This round follows a $4.3 million Series A closed in December of 2012 and led by Voyager Capital. In May of this year, the company announced general availability of its private cloud as a service offering, Blue Box Cloud. Since that release, the company has dem...
The only place to be June 9-11 is Cloud Expo & @ThingsExpo 2015 East at the Javits Center in New York City. Join us there as delegates from all over the world come to listen to and engage with speakers & sponsors from the leading Cloud Computing, IoT & Big Data companies. Cloud Expo & @ThingsExpo are the leading events covering the booming market of Cloud Computing, IoT & Big Data for the enterprise. Speakers from all over the world will be hand-picked for their ability to explore the economic...
Cloudwick, the leading big data DevOps service and solution provider to the Fortune 1000, announced Big Loop, its multi-vendor operations platform. Cloudwick Big Loop creates greater collaboration between Fortune 1000 IT staff, developers and their database management systems as well as big data vendors. This allows customers to comprehensively manage and oversee their entire infrastructure, which leads to more successful production cluster operations, and scale-out. Cloudwick Big Loop supports ...
To manage complex web services with lots of calls to the cloud, many businesses have invested in Application Performance Management (APM) and Network Performance Management (NPM) tools. Together APM and NPM tools are essential aids in improving a business’s infrastructure required to support an effective web experience… but they are missing a critical component – Internet visibility. Internet connectivity has always played a role in customer access to web presence, but in the past few years use...
SAP is delivering break-through innovation combined with fantastic user experience powered by the market-leading in-memory technology, SAP HANA. In his General Session at 15th Cloud Expo, Thorsten Leiduck, VP ISVs & Digital Commerce, SAP, will discuss how SAP and partners provide cloud and hybrid cloud solutions as well as real-time Big Data offerings that help companies of all sizes and industries run better. SAP launched an application challenge to award the most innovative SAP HANA and SAP ...
Software AG helps organizations transform into Digital Enterprises, so they can differentiate from competitors and better engage customers, partners and employees. Using the Software AG Suite, companies can close the gap between business and IT to create digital systems of differentiation that drive front-line agility. We offer four on-ramps to the Digital Enterprise: alignment through collaborative process analysis; transformation through portfolio management; agility through process automation...
What are the benefits of using an enterprise-grade orchestration platform? In their session at 15th Cloud Expo, Jeff Tegethoff, CEO of Appcore, and Kedar Poduri, Senior Director of Product Management at Citrix Systems, will take a closer look at the architectural design factors needed to support diverse workloads and how to run these workloads efficiently as a service provider. They will also discuss how to deploy private cloud environments in 15 minutes or less.
Headquartered in Santa Monica, California, Bitium was founded by Kriz and Erik Gustavson. The 1,500 cloud-based application using Bitium’s analytics, app management, and single sign-on services include bug trackers, customer service dashboards, Google Apps, and social networks. The firm states website administrators can do multiple tasks online without revealing passwords. Bitium’s advisors include Microsoft’s former CMO and the former senior vice president of strategy, the founder and CEO of Li...
The Transparent Cloud-computing Consortium (abbreviation: T-Cloud Consortium) will conduct research activities into changes in the computing model as a result of collaboration between "device" and "cloud" and the creation of new value and markets through organic data processing High speed and high quality networks, and dramatic improvements in computer processing capabilities, have greatly changed the nature of applications and made the storing and processing of data on the network commonplace. ...
StackIQ offers a comprehensive software suite that automates the deployment, provisioning, and management of Big Infrastructure. With StackIQ’s software, you can spin up fully configured big data clusters, quickly and consistently — from bare-metal up to the applications layer — and manage them efficiently. Our software’s modular architecture allows customers to integrate nearly any application with the StackIQ software stack.
Things are being built upon cloud foundations to transform organizations. This CEO Power Panel at 15th Cloud Expo, moderated by Roger Strukhoff, Cloud Expo and @ThingsExpo conference chair, will address the big issues involving these technologies and, more important, the results they will achieve. How important are public, private, and hybrid cloud to the enterprise? How does one define Big Data? And how is the IoT tying all this together?
The Internet of Things (IoT) is going to require a new way of thinking and of developing software for speed, security and innovation. This requires IT leaders to balance business as usual while anticipating for the next market and technology trends. Cloud provides the right IT asset portfolio to help today’s IT leaders manage the old and prepare for the new. Today the cloud conversation is evolving from private and public to hybrid. This session will provide use cases and insights to reinforce t...
TechCrunch reported that "Berlin-based relayr, maker of the WunderBar, an Internet of Things (IoT) hardware dev kit which resembles a chunky chocolate bar, has closed a $2.3 million seed round, from unnamed U.S. and Switzerland-based investors. The startup had previously raised a €250,000 friend and family round, and had been on track to close a €500,000 seed earlier this year — but received a higher funding offer from a different set of investors, which is the $2.3M round it’s reporting."...
The 3rd International Internet of @ThingsExpo, co-located with the 16th International Cloud Expo - to be held June 9-11, 2015, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY - announces that its Call for Papers is now open. The Internet of Things (IoT) is the biggest idea since the creation of the Worldwide Web more than 20 years ago.
The Industrial Internet revolution is now underway, enabled by connected machines and billions of devices that communicate and collaborate. The massive amounts of Big Data requiring real-time analysis is flooding legacy IT systems and giving way to cloud environments that can handle the unpredictable workloads. Yet many barriers remain until we can fully realize the opportunities and benefits from the convergence of machines and devices with Big Data and the cloud, including interoperability, da...
All major researchers estimate there will be tens of billions devices - computers, smartphones, tablets, and sensors - connected to the Internet by 2020. This number will continue to grow at a rapid pace for the next several decades. Over the summer Gartner released its much anticipated annual Hype Cycle report and the big news is that Internet of Things has now replaced Big Data as the most hyped technology. Indeed, we're hearing more and more about this fascinating new technological paradigm. ...
In his session at 15th Cloud Expo, Mark Hinkle, Senior Director, Open Source Solutions at Citrix Systems Inc., will provide overview of the open source software that can be used to deploy and manage a cloud computing environment. He will include information on storage, networking(e.g., OpenDaylight) and compute virtualization (Xen, KVM, LXC) and the orchestration(Apache CloudStack, OpenStack) of the three to build their own cloud services.