With rapid adoption of software-as-a-service (SaaS) applications, accumulation of data at unprecedented rates, and growing preference for cloud-based IT deployments, data gravity is moving to the cloud. With that shift, cloud-based analytics has become paramount.
Until now, however, analytics technology in the cloud and analytics for cloud-based data have been delivered piecemeal, with significant gaps. Oracle today announced Oracle Analytics Cloud, a comprehensive portfolio of analytics offerings built for the cloud; deployed in the cloud; and enabling data analysis for cloud, on-premises, traditional, and big data sources.
Oracle Analytics Cloud is a comprehensive offering that delivers business intelligence and analytics for traditional data and big data.
Cloud-resident technologies enable the collection, storage, preparation, and analysis of all the data assets of an organization.
Prebuilt analytic applications provide embedded real-time reporting and deep cross-functional analysis for a range of SaaS applications.
Oracle Analytics Cloud meets the needs of line-of-business users, data scientists, and IT.
Mobile access and analysis is provided out of the box, so customers can access and analyze insights anytime, anywhere, with no additional development required.
Oracle partners can leverage Oracle Analytics Cloud to deliver a vast range of analytic functionality for their clients, opening up new revenue streams.
The offering also frees up valuable IT resources, enabling them to ensure security and maintain control over their information architecture.
Built on proven, industry-leading Oracle Business Intelligence and database technologies and the Oracle Cloud infrastructure, Oracle Analytics Cloud delivers massive scalability, high availability, state of the art security, operational simplicity, and elastic scaling.
Speaking on the service, Balaji Yelamanchili, senior vice president, analytics and performance management products, Oracle, said, “Data gravity is moving to the cloud, driven by the rapid adoption of SaaS applications and accelerating preference for cloud-based IT deployments. The need for cloud-based analytics has increased as a result.
“With today’s announcement, Oracle is first to fulfill a gap in the market, offering Oracle Analytics Cloud, a comprehensive portfolio of analytics offerings with millions of users already leveraging it. The comprehensive BI and big data analytics capabilities in the cloud will empower organizations to find and exploit new insights to drive their organizations forward.”
“The embedded analytics in Oracle HCM Cloud have helped our universities get the insight they need for running our business, improving our ability to plan and increasing the job satisfaction of our employees. The dashboards and reports are used every day by our human resources executives and analysts,” said Segar Annamalai, chief information officer, American Career College.
“Oracle BI Cloud Service allows Skanska to be a lot more agile,” said Peter Bjork, vice president, Information System Strategies, Skanska. “When we need new analytics, Oracle BI Cloud Service allows us to create them quickly, without having to worry about infrastructure setup or software upgrades. And it allows us to tap into all our information sources. Together with the other Oracle cloud services we use, we see Oracle BI Cloud Service as a way to help us transform our industry.”
“Business intelligence is reaching beyond its traditional confines of power users to help a much broader audience of people apply data-driven insight to everyday decision-making. The emergence of cloud BI reflects the diverse requirements of this emergent audience, providing flexible access to analytical capability without the need for significant and time-consuming investment in on-premises hardware and software. BI has definitely trailed other business applications’ move to cloud, but as the volume of data generated and stored there grows, the case for cloud BI becomes compelling,” added Tom M. Pringle, practice leader, Information Management, Ovum.
FG to Boost Artificial Intelligence
Federal government on Tuesday announced that it has developed initiatives for the adoption of Artificial Intelligence technology in Nigeria.
The establishment of a Centre for Artificial Intelligence and Robotics in Nigeria (CFAIR) is also expected soon.
The National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) said that AI applications enable innovative solutions, improve risk assessment, better planning, and faster knowledge-sharing.
Abdullahi Usman Gambo, director of IT Infrastructure Solution, NITDA, spoke at a workshop in commemoration of International Day for Universal Access to Information (IDUAI) organised by the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO).
He noted that AI would open up opportunities for access to information and also help to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) set by the United Nations (UN) in the 2030 Agenda.
Gambo said: “Artificial Intelligence is poised to revolutionize the way we go about our daily lives – from governance to business, legislation to medicine to defence, etc. We can all agree that AI is humanity’s new frontier.
“We have developed initiatives for adoption of emerging technologies such as AI, strengthen cybersecurity, digital skills for digitally excluded citizens while enhancing the regulatory and market environment to increase access to ICTs, and promote seamless access to information.
“We believe AI and associated emerging technologies will completely enhance the speed, efficiency and effectiveness of information gathering during the exchange of data or the ways of communication,” he said.
Delivering his paper, Yushau Shuaib, publisher of PRNigeria, described access to information as the right of the citizens to accurate, transparent, and timely facts and figures.
The former National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) spokesman stated that governments at all levels have obligations to communicate with people, while the public has the right to know and criticize authorities through constructive engagement.
The media executive, however, appealed to Nigerians not to use social media platforms for fake news dissemination.
“The merits of new media on affordability, accessibility and instant delivery are occasionally marred by the fact that social media is sometimes used to spread fake news”, he said.
Shuaib called for collaboration of stakeholders in ensuring appropriate legislation through public awareness campaigns in order to improve access to universal information.
Samsung Unveils Technologically Advanced 2020 Consumer Products
Samsung Electronics Nigeria has unveiled its 2020 consumer products range. The launch which held in Victoria Island, Lagos showcased the latest in its revolutionary and innovative QLED and Crystal UHD Television Series along with Wind Free Air Conditioners, Side by Side Refrigerators and Drum Washing Machines.
Keeping with its resolve to utilize its transformative ideas and technologies to shape the future and inspire the whole world, Samsung has once again demonstrated its determination to continuously redefine the living space and entertainment of its customers.
According to Mr. Caden Chiyeon Yu, Managing Director, Samsung Electronics Nigeria, “QLED uses exceptional and revolutionary technology which offers an unparalleled visual and auditory adventure from the comfort of your living room. QLED series is available in 4K or 8K and from 58″ to 98”, and was designed with options to fit any space and budget”. For Crystal UHD Television, Mr. Yu said, with cutting-edge Crystal Display, the new Crystal UHD TV will bring high-resolution content to life in a whole new way, delivering a viewing experience like never before in a mainstream UHD TV.
Also showcased at the launch were the new Windfree Air Conditioner, Drum Washing Machines and Side by Side refrigerators. The Windfree Air Conditioner is designed specially with the latest technology to provide coolness in quick time while ensuring that users don’t experience any chills through out its use. It also has an in-built digital inverter which reduces energy consumption by 73 percent. .
The newly introduced drum washing machine of 2020 from Samsung is very efficient and is built with eco bubble technolgy which allows it to provide cleaning of very dirty garments or clothes without the use of water. Futhermore, the new Side by Side Refrigetor was built with Spacemax technology which has enabled Samsung to offer more spacious interior without increasing the external dimentions or compromising energy efficiency.
Also speaking at the event, Mrs. Oluwaremilekun Adesola-Ogunsan, Head, Consumer Electronics, Samsung Nigeria stated that “Samsung understands the economic diffulties currently being experienced in the country and has consistently produced pocket friendly premium consumer products. We are very consistent in our approach as we understand that our customers like the good things of life and we have provided that without compromising our standards”. “So I can say boldy that there is a Samsung for everybody regardless of your income stream” She added.
In 2019, the Samsung consumer range of products received universal praise for its innovative quality and design and numerous pioneering features. This year Samsung has added even more beneficial features which its customers will appreciate in great deal.
CWG Plc Empowers Small Businesses in Nigeria with SME Solution
Pan-African Information and Communications Technology Company, CWG Plc has said the essence of its Enterprise Resource Planning Solution (SMERP) that runs on the cloud is to empower small and medium enterprises in Nigeria and offer them the required tools to manage their entire business.
Mr. Dolapo Orogbemi, Product Manager for SMERP, who disclosed this recently to the media, noted that with SMEs contributing massively to Nigeria’s economy and creating both direct and indirect jobs, SMERP was designed intentionally to help SMEs thrive.
“Since inception, it has been the number one goal for us here at CWG because we have always identified the potential for SMEs once they are provided with the right support.
Thus, SMERP was designed to make available enabling tools for all SMEs across Africa at a relatively affordable price and to also make their business operations lean where they can save more resources to increase profitability,” he said.
Dolapo explained that in support of SMEs, SMERP has provided an effective ERP tailored to the SME market, providing services such as Inventory Management, E-commerce platform, Accounting, Point of Sale and Customer Relationship Management tool.
He argued that one of the major reasons SMEs don’t survive beyond the early stage of their business is due to inadequate funding to scale the business and this has become a default gap in the SME sector.
But with the CWG’s SMERP solution, SMEs can take proper records of their day-to-day business transactions to present to financial institutions as proof of profitability and project business growth for them.
According to him, SMERP’s competitive edge is based on value to the SMEs where they can have access to a complete ERP solution at an affordable price, stressing that the solution enables each SME with special requirements to execute their business needs.
For more information on SMERP kindly visit www.smerp.ng to start a 14-days free trial.
Ndukwe Reveals Secret of MTN’s Dominance Of Nigeria’s Telecoms Space
TStv Lures Subscribers with N5 Daily Subscription
Oreoluwa Adesakin, First Bank Staff Jailed for Stealing N49m
MTN Launches ‘Visitor SIM’, Designed for Guests Coming into the Country
Danbatta Inaugurates Evaluation Committee for 2020 Research Proposals
EFCC Arraigns Hackers for Allegedly Stealing N900m from FCMB
Access Bank Reassures Customers after Hacker Steals Customers Data
Former Shell MD Bags Award for Rejecting $6m Bribe
NSE Suspends 6 Companies from Exchange
Active GSM Subscribers Hit 199.3m – Danbatta
- News3 days ago
NCC Board Chairman Alleges Threat to His life by Agents of DG
- News3 days ago
Tony Elumelu Hardly Backs Down from any Challenge
- Telecom3 days ago
NCC @ ICTEL EXPO, Pledges Robust ICT Infrastructure for Economic Growth
- E-Business3 days ago
Tech Experience Centre will Boost Nigeria’s Socio-Economic Profile, Says Cisco Boss
- E-Business3 days ago
FG Mulls Zero Charge Policy for Educational Websites
- News3 days ago
ALTON, Medallion, CloudFlex Back NITRA’s Innovation Forum
- E-Business3 days ago
Encomiums for TD Africa as Nigeria Prepares for Tech Experience Centre Launch
- E-Financial3 days ago
Nigerian Manufacturing Sector Contracts for 5th Consecutive Month – CBN