Entries by Darren Peirce

Developments to watch: Blockchain for the enterprise

While blockchain is renowned as the underlying foundation for the crypto-currency Bitcoin, interest is bubbling up for blockchain across industries as entrepreneurs experiment with new use cases. Beyond financial services, healthcare IT sees promise, as does the Office of Finance for its record keeping and auditing needs. Beyond the benefits of blockchain is a reality […]

The Future of AI & the Office of Finance: How can the bar be raised with forward-looking indicators?

A new study released by Tata Consultancy finds that a majority of companies see artificial intelligence (AI) as “essential” to competitiveness with widespread adoption expected across job functions by 2020 in areas such as finance. With finance leaders serving as the data stewards at many companies, we see a transformation of the Office of Finance. […]

My take on new CFO IT study: Growth in data analytics fuels fragmentation problem

The 2017 CFO IT study is out and it shines a bright future for data analytics. CFOs are setting the data agenda and the survey reveals more than 70 percent of CFOs and finance executives plan to devote substantial time to data analytics in the next two years. While it’s great news that CFOs are […]

Breaking through the wall – a race won before it even starts

“Breaking through the wall,” the metaphor used by runners to describe the moment when they break the shackles of fatigue and their practice and determination pay-off, seems apropos as my “fitter” Magnitude Software colleagues recently tackled the London and Brighton Marathons. Congratulations to our runners and their amazing achievement!

Of course Big Data will change the “Traditional” Data Warehouse

I derive great enjoyment from reading the blogs, comments and tweets about whether or not Big Data will replace the Data Warehouse. But as with most predictions, I believe there is a half-truth hidden therein…  The momentum around Big Data is forcing organizations to re-evaluate their investments in data management and there can be no […]