Logicalis US Asks Business Leaders What They’re Doing with All that Data

, Jan 9, 2014

Solution Provider Launches SAP HANA Initiative to Answer Need for Real-Time Business Analytics Among CIOs and Corporate Decision Makers

NEW YORK, May 14, 2013 – It may sound obvious, but just collecting data is not useful. It’s what can be done with the data – the imagination, innovation and insights that move a company to action – that is really important. Of course, that’s the problem. Doing something with all the data a typical corporation collects is a challenging prospect. Today, Logicalis US, an international IT solutions and managed services provider (http://www.us.logicalis.com/), announced the launch of a new SAP HANA initiative aimed at helping customers navigate the often complex world of business analytics so they can stop simply collecting and begin truly connecting with their data.

SAP HANA is an in-memory database technology that leverages the low cost of computer server memory (RAM), the data processing abilities of multi-core processors, and the fast data access of solid-state drives to deliver better performance of analytical and transactional applications.

The Problem

Enterprise organizations face a myriad of challenges, not the least of which is to respond rapidly and flexibly to changes in volatile, globalized business environments, boosting competitiveness and exploiting emerging opportunities quickly, effectively and with a solid base of reason backing every decision.  To do that, business leaders need ready access to the expansive data that can help them make these business-critical decisions on the fly.  SAP HANA is a business analytics accelerator that allows users to search through billions of data records – a task that once took hours – in just seconds or even fractions of seconds.  This kind of speed not only gives business leaders the ability to make dramatically smarter decisions based on what amounts to real-time data, but it also increases IT ROI and reduces inventory waste, supporting relational data, semi-structured and unstructured data management within the same system.

Logicalis’ Solution

Sorting through the analytics offerings in the market today can prove to be a daunting task.  Equally tough, business leaders and CIOs contend, is determining the right questions to ask in order to produce data that will enable insightful, business-building analyses.  To assist, Logicalis has created an SAP HANA initiative, complete with a customized customer-site workshop for CIOs who need expert business analytics industry consultants to help navigate the business intelligence waters.

“Deciding on an analytics platform and then choosing an appliance to run that software is a complex decision that differs with each individual customer organization and its unique needs,” says Brett Anderson,Director of Enterprise Computing Solutions for Logicalis US.  “Logicalis understands the entire converged infrastructure stack and can deliver SAP HANA running on appliances from IBM, HP or Cisco, and packaged with the technical expertise, consulting and services needed to create a complete solution that will yield meaningful business results.”

Logicalis has put together a team of cross-discipline specialists who have specific skills and expertise in SAP HANA solutions as well as individual specialties in data center, cloud, storage, or communication and collaboration.  This allows Logicalis to help clients holistically, taking into account the interrelationships of different technologies in the customer’s data center and beyond.  “SAP HANA is an amazing tool that can speed access to very deep levels of data within an organization,” Anderson says, “but only if the right questions are asked and the right sources of data are connected.  It takes a company like Logicalis to coordinate the technologies, the people and the business objectives to arrive at the desired result.”

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About Logicalis

Logicalis is an international IT solutions and managed services provider with a breadth of knowledge and expertise in communications and collaboration; data center and cloud services; and managed services.

Logicalis employs nearly 3,500 people worldwide, including highly trained service specialists who design, specify, deploy and manage complex ICT infrastructures to meet the needs of almost 6,000 corporate and public sector customers.  To achieve this, Logicalis maintains strong partnerships with technology leaders such as Cisco, HP, IBM, CA Technologies, Microsoft, NetApp, VMware and ServiceNow.

The Logicalis Group has annualized revenues of over $1.4 billion from operations in Europe, North America, South America and Asia Pacific and is fast establishing itself as one of the leading IT and Communications solution integrators specializing in the areas of advanced technologies and services.

The Logicalis Group is a division of Datatec Limited, listed on the Johannesburg and London AIM Stock Exchanges, with revenues of over $5 billion.

For more information, visit http://www.us.logicalis.com/.

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