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Are You Ready To Offer Real-Time Service To Customers?

Are You Ready To Offer Real-Time Service To Customers?

Mobile phones allow us to always stay connected and deal with just about everything on the fly — we text friends to find them and meet up, for example, and use mobile phone apps on the way out the…
Retail Gets Moving with Big Data

Retail Gets Moving with Big Data

By Byron Banks Today’s retail business is a real-time, information-driven enterprise. Every customer interaction and movement of a product through a distribution network is measured and used to refine pricing strategies, update inventory…
Why Consumer Packaged Goods Companies Love Big Data

Why Consumer Packaged Goods Companies Love Big Data

If I could sum up success in the consumer packaged goods, or CPG, industry in one word, it would be SPEED—the speed at which the best companies take advantage of the latest consumer trends and defend their market share…
Why Consumer Packaged Goods Companies Love Big Data

Why Consumer Packaged Goods Companies Love Big Data

If I could sum up “success” in the consumer packaged goods, or CPG, industry in one word, that word would be SPEED — the speed at which…

Technology Alone Is Not the Answer to Big Data

When it comes to Big Data, people up and down Highway 101 in Silicon Valley talk about technologies such as NoSQL, Hadoop and MapReduce as though they’ll solve all of our problems. While these are certainly exciting new capabilities,…