Many companies are in search of the holy grail of being a more agile business. But, those same organizations are trapped in traditional decision support cycles and have fallen into a rut of “business as usual”. Knowledge workers are capable of answering any questions rapidly for which supporting data is available and accessible. They are […]
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I’ve been kicking around an idea, but have been struggling to get the words right. Then a spark of inspiration came when reading a blog by Steve Miller, “Big Data Isn’t Like Every Other IT Project”.
What happens if your Big Data analysis project tells you that your strategy for approaching the market is wrong? What if sentiment analysis of the tweet stream reveals that your latest product bundling is missing the mark? Can you react? Can you adjust in time to take advantage of these insights? In short, is your […]
I just finished reading a blog by Forrester’s Connie Moore, “Do You Have a Single Version of Process?” on the Information Management website.
I was always a big fan of the late George Carlin. There was a time when I could recite the entire “Class Clown” album during lunchtime at school (like George, I always saved my best stuff for lunchtime). Of course, the crown jewel was the infamous “7 Dirty Words You Can’t Say on Television”.
I came across an article that discusses improving data warehouse adoption among end users. While the four steps that are mentioned sound reasonable, there’s one important piece that’s missing. From the very beginning, the data warehouse should be designed and built in collaboration with business users with ongoing engagement throughout the development process. That means […]
We’ve been so consumed with trying to create a definition to go along with the oft hyped term Big Data that I’m afraid we’re losing sight of why it even matters. The industry seems to have settled upon a generally agreed upon label for this age old problem that has taken on a modern day […]
The jury is still out on whether or not all of the hype around Big Data is warranted or not. It’s way too early to tell. There have been some proof points – perhaps just enough to keep the glimmer of hope alive in the minds of many executives that are pondering the decision of […]
Bill Franks from Teradata touched on this topic in a recent article I came across on the Agile Data Warehousing site. New technologies that enable the processing of more data in a shorter amount of time are only part of the Big Data equation. You still need the capability to make sense of it all.
One of my favorite leisure time (and therapeutic) activities is to get out on my motorcycle and tear through the mountains out here near my home in Colorado. There is something exhilarating and calming all at once when you throw your leg over the side, crank up the engine and lean into the curves. The […]