Big Data, Icebergs and Janitor Work

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Welcome to the sexy world of big data. A world in which data scientists make bold predictions about the future of business. They make millions of dollars and spend their days jet-setting around the world answering the call of ‘big data’. So…maybe it really isn’t all that sexy. Data scientists might make decent money but […]

Foto Friday – Cardinal from the backporch

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Captured this Cardinal from our backporch last week. Taken with Canon 7D and Canon 400mm 5.6 L handheld.

Losing Big with Big Data

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I help companies use big data to work better.  I love what I do and I love seeing companies and people succeed with big data. That said, I’ve seen my fair share of companies (and people) lose with big data too. Most of these ‘losses’ aren’t due to bad data or poor usage of analytical […]

Foto Friday – Great Blue Heron

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I captured this Great Blue while driving around some back roads close to the house. Captured with Canon 7D and Canon 400mm 5.6 L

Opening Up Your Data

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Data and data analytics have been an important part of organizations for many years. Companies have had data warehouses for as long as I can remember. Those data warehouses were generally well designed and well managed and was the final destination of most of an company’s structured data. Using the data stored within these warehouses, […]

Foto Friday – Lake View Silhouette

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I captured this over the weekend while out driving backroads around the house. Taken at Lake Sahoma during a cloud afternoon. Captured with an iPhone 5s.

Is Marketing Really Shortchanging IT?

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I just finished reading Marketing’s New Digital Role Is Shortchanging IT. The article had a good premise (e.g., IT and Marketing are fighting for budget) but rather than discuss the real reasons for this current predicament, the author obliquely places the blame at the feet of the Marketing group for ‘stealing’ budget from IT. The […]

Foto Friday – Old Cameras

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I pulled this one from the archives. My first attempt at Light Painting. We set up some old cameras and did some light painting with an LED light. Played around with Lightroom Levels to get the “grunge’ look.  Captured with Canon 5D Mark II, Canon 24-105L on a Gitzo tripod.

Staying Relevant as a CIO

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I received an email this week pointing me to a nice article over on The Enterprisers Project titled “CIO’s: Stay Relevant With This Advice From 7 Veteran IT Executives“. The article leads to a downloadable PDF that describes a roundtable discussion between the following IT veterans: Cynthia Stoddard, NetApp CIO John Marcante, Vanguard CIO and […]

Foto Friday – Nuthatch

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Captured this Nuthatch on our deck feeder. Captured with Canon 1D Mark IV and Sigma 500 mm 4.5 DG handheld.