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The 3rd Industrial Revolution: Succeeding Through Failing Faster (Part 2)

In this blog series we are discussing the 3rd industrial revolution and its impact on information practices. Today I’m continuing the discussion on “failing faster” that we started in my last blog.

It’s a common perception, and it’s definitely true for my daughter – her cell phone is her life. She’s forgotten her house keys, her wallet, and pretty much everything else you care to think of, but not her phone. And most of her friends are the same as far as I can tell. They seem to have an up to the minute understanding of where their different friendship groups are at any point in time. The pressures of being seen and to be there (wherever there is) are enormous. (more…)

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Three Steps to Big Data Leadership

I saw a poster the other day, that said, “Don’t look back, you’re not going that way.” It’s good advice for life in general but also for business. Companies today no longer need to constantly look in their rear view mirror to try and piece together what’s coming. Big Data is enabling them to take a forward-looking view of the business, bringing with it the potential to make meaningful changes to help them run simple. (more…)

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GRC Tuesdays: The State of GRC: Should We Manage Controls?

Surveys suggest that more and more things seem to be going wrong. Either there are more risks than ever, or there are more “things.”

If there are more risks, then we need to examine our risk management practices.

If the risks are the same, but they’re happening in more places, then we need to examine our control management practices. (more…)

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Cast Your Vote! Topics for the Next #askSAP Analytics Community Webcast

A special thank-you goes out to everyone who attended the June 2015 #askSAP analytics community webcast. Your participation, questions, and engagement is invaluable and helps make a vital community connection to the SAP product direction for analytics. If you haven’t had a chance to attend an #askSAP community webcast, it’s a fantastic way to voice your opinions related to product strategy and direction. Check out the recap blogs with questions and answers from previous analytics community webcasts. (more…)

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Why the CIO Must Own Data Discovery

Big Data brings big expectations. IT leadership is expected to empower the business to make sense of the ceaseless flood of data available to the organization. It’s not enough to simply provide a connection between reporting tools and databases. Delivering true business value means delivering solutions that help the business become smarter about the way it looks at data, and to coax data to reveal its own hidden truths. Of course, business users expect to access these insights with Google-esque speed. (more…)

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