Big Data Starts with Data Management

Over on the Obsessive-Compulsive Data Quality blog, Jim Harris recently wrote:  While organizations of all sizes are rightfully excited about the business potential of using big data, this excitement needs to be balanced by acknowledging the business risks associated with not governing the ways big data is used. Well said. Many organizations have been caught … Read more Big Data Starts with Data Management

This one skill will make you a data science rockstar

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Want to be a data science rockstar? of course you do! Sorry for the clickbait headline, but I wanted to reach as many people as I can with this important piece of information. Want to know what the ‘one skill’ is? It isn’t python or R or Spark or some other new technology or platform.  … Read more This one skill will make you a data science rockstar

Is your data ready to help you make game-changing decisions?

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Organizations today are facing disruption on all fronts, which should viewed as a good thing as it allows organizations to redefine their strategies, their markets and re-create their organization to be better prepared for the future. This disruption is one of the driving factors behind digital transformation initiatives. In order to successfully complete these transformation … Read more Is your data ready to help you make game-changing decisions?

Want to speed up your digital transformation initiatives? Take a look at your data

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Digital transformation has taken center stage in many organizations. Need convincing? IDC predicts that two-thirds of the CEOs of Global 2000 companies will have digital transformation at the center of their corporate strategies by the end of 2017. Four in 10 IT leaders in the Computerworld 2017 Tech Forecast study say more than 50% of … Read more Want to speed up your digital transformation initiatives? Take a look at your data

Turn your data geeks into customer geeks

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What would you do if you had so much data about your customers that you know could know (almost) everything about your customer when they contacted you? Better yet, what if you had the ability to instantly know the exact offer for service or product that would pitch the right ‘sales’ approach that your customer … Read more Turn your data geeks into customer geeks

Opportunity Lost: Data Silos Continue to inhibit your Business

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According to some estimates, data scientists spend as much as 80% of their time getting data in a format that can be used. As a practicing data scientist, I’d say that is a fairly accurate estimate in many organizations. In the more sophisticated organizations that have implemented proper data integration and management systems, the amount … Read more Opportunity Lost: Data Silos Continue to inhibit your Business

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