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Achieve Big Results with Big Data

Undoubtedly Big Data is here – and it’s growing even bigger by the second.

People get excited about Big Data, not just because it’s big but also because it holds the promise of providing big impact and return for the business.

But Big Data by itself is of little use. And so far, few organizations have been able to harness it and make a big impact on their business, whether it’s for customer retention, improving financial planning, or optimizing marketing campaigns. (more…)

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The Future is not the Past and Businesses Must Adapt

“Do not raise your children the way your parents raised you; they were born for a different time.”           -Ali ibn Abi Talib

This centuries old adage still rings very true. It came to mind recently as I watched my 6-year-old and 3-year-old grandchildren interact with technology – something they do seamlessly and almost instinctively. It is natural, every day ordinary, to them. Their world experiences and expectations are totally different from mine or their parents at that age. (more…)

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Big Data with a Simplified Cost Effective Architecture

Easily manage and analyze Big Data in a simplified cost effective architecture to achieve previously impossible results.

Truly enjoyed reading Timo Elliott’s article “Top Big Data and Analytics Trends for 2015” in the UberTech section of ZDnet. It is a good read that I would highly recommend. Yes Timo there will be more of everything from data to processing power that will make 2015 a truly wonderful year for analytics. (more…)

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Top 5 Analytics Predictions for 2015

2014 was another banner year for data and analytics. Machine to Machine (M2M) morphed to The Internet of Things (IoT). Disruption was more threat than reality, yet some organizations did innovate. There was still a lot of focus on data and technology, less so on people and processes.

So I predict 2015 will be a year where organizations pay more attention to the “softer side” of analytics. Or more succinctly? As a colleague touted, “You can get the technology right, but it’s the people and processes that will kill you.” (more…)

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BI Doesn’t Guarantee Better Decisions, Only Better-Informed Decisions

In my blog, What is Business Intelligence (BI), I talked about faster, better-informed decision making. I want to expand on these two key pieces. What does it mean when we say “faster” decision making? And why do we say “better-informed” decisions instead of “better decisions?” (more…)

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