In a recent speech, John Costello, former president of Dunkin Donuts, is reported to have said “Big data is not a strategy…”. Well…let me say that big data isn’t the answer. I wish I had said that sometime in the past few years. I think I’ve similar things but I haven’t come right out and said those … Read more Big Data isn’t the answer
Windows vs Mac vs Linux. Android vs iPhone. Nikon vs Canon vs Sony. Spend any time online, with techie friends or with photographers and you’ll run undoubtedly come across arguments about which tech is better. You’ll have people calling others ‘fan boys/girls’ and in some areas you’ll see some downright nasty comments about whichever tech … Read more The technology debate is usually the wrong debate
I just read “Digital transformation will shape 2016” over on CIO.com and was a a passage caught my eye. Before I give you the passage, let me put the sentence into context. The CIO article is discussing a recent IDC report titled ‘IDC FutureScape: Worldside CIO Agenda 2016 Predictions.’ This report provides some predictions on what … Read more Digital Transformation – Are CEO’s and CIO’s aligned?
In a recent post on O’Reilly Radar titled “Turning big data into actionable insights“, Ben Lorica provides some highlights of an interview with Evangelos Simoudis regarding big data. One of the highlights is extremely important. It relates to the importance of finding actionable insights from big data and sharing those insights in a way that the organization can … Read more Don’t focus on the data, focus on what the data tells you
Big data doesn’t have to be used to solve big problems. Big data sure makes it easier to solve big problems, but you can just as easily use big data and data analytics to solve ‘smaller’ issues. In fact, if your organization is just getting started in the world of big data, it makes sense … Read more Start small with Big Data
A nice short post over on Farnam Street today highlights the various traps that people and companies can find themselves in when they begin looking at strategy and strategic planning. The article, titled “Six Strategy Traps“, highlights a passage from a great book on strategy by Roger Martin and A. G. Lafley titled “Playing to Win: … Read more Beware the Strategy Trap(s)