CLOUD BASED ANALYTICS

Glassbeam for Glassbeam (Part 5) – Data Driven Product Management

Glassbeam for Glassbeam - Product Management
 
Product Management is not an easy thing to do. Bulk of the company’s resources and direction is driven by the decisions made on the roadmap of the product. Bad decisions lead to wasted effort internally and in the best case lead to unhappy customers and in the worst case, lead to losing customers. 
 

Glassbeam for Glassbeam (Part 2) – Why, Who and for What!

In my first blog in this series (here), I talked a little about the importance of log analytics in general and specifically I touched upon the types of logs and the frequency of our log data collection.  In this post, let’s go over the use cases of our teams in Glassbeam. The use cases our teams have are very similar to the use cases that we solve for our customers. 

Medical Device Usability is a Dire Need, Not a Nice-to-Have Option

The connected medical equipment is here and the possibilities of a fresher, richer future are staggering. Imagine CAT scanners talking back to technicians, initiating reports on its profitability, or does a self-diagnosis and tells product management they ought to replace it. These possibilities are not too far into the future but we’re almost there.

PTC and Glassbeam to Showcase Industry Leadership in Internet of Things Analytics

We are working with our partner PTC to produce a series of thought-leadership materials aimed at helping developers, business managers, Internet of Things enthusiasts get started on the ThingWorx Analytics Internet of Things (IoT) platform.

Here’s the announcement from PTC on the upcoming thought leadership meetups: https://www.thingworx.com/about/news/ptc-thingworx-partners-showcase-industry-leadership-iot-analytics/

Welcoming dimension data to our family of customers

We’re thrilled to announce that Dimension Data has joined our fast-growing list of customers.

The Dimension Data deal is notable for a few reasons. It marks our foray into the Data Center Infrastructure management market – one that we think is primed for capitalizing on the various capabilities of our machine data analysis platform. And, that is exactly what Dimension Data is using Glassbeam for:

Why phone-home makes strategic sense?

I have come across many sales situations where customers are unsure or wary of asking their customers to send regular feeds of the machine-generated data (logs). This feature is known as phone-home or call-home. The fact is that all high technology devices, systems and networks are constantly generating all kinds of log data (syslogs, configs, stats, static etc). This is now called the Internet of Things (IoT) phenomenon.

Are you there yet? clouds are waiting…

Not all wars are bad. Surprisingly, there are wars that most individuals and groups enjoy – wars over pricing. Nothing is better than watching some of the biggest companies punching each other out with a “new pricing strategy”. This is a war that is good for the customer since the end result is an increase in goods delivered at a new reduced price.

Recently you might have been a part of a conversation that went something like:

"Can we reduce our IT infrastructure cost by 10…15% this year?"

"No boss, only by 30…40%"

"Are you insane? How?!"

Return on investment (roi) from log analytics solutions

The question of ROI comes up quite regularly in our sales discussions with prospects. It is natural for our buyers to delve on that topic since many evaluate GLASSBEAM SPEND WITH INTERNAL EFFORTS. We are no doubt on an evangelistic mission to convert naysayers inside product companies who think they can "build" such a solution on their own.

Typically there are three parts of GLASSBEAM VALUE that constitute a very compelling ROI:

The intersection of machine data analytics and the internet of things

The ability to gather and harness data from machines and devices connected to the net is increasingly becoming a source of competitive advantage for those who have been thinking ahead. GE is widely cited, with their INDUSTRIAL INTERNET initiative. Cisco has been talking about INTERNET OF EVERYTHING for a while. At Glassbeam, we have been focusing on the infrastructure required to process and analyze machine data for over 3 years now.

Build vs. buy dilemma in machine data analytics

Over the last few years of Glassbeam evolution, I have seen many of our customers and prospects grappling with the question of “build vs buy” when it comes to deploying a machine data analytics solution. It is no doubt intuitive for a product company to start thinking about building this as an in-house solution. Why? Because it is their products, log data, formats, and they know the best on what value they want to derive out of that. However, many of these home grown projects start with a big promise and deliver very little in the long term.

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