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Does HR Really Fit the Definition of Big Data?

Wikipedia defines big data as “a term applied to data sets whose size is beyond the ability of commonly used software tools to capture, manage, and process the data within a tolerable elapsed time. Big data sizes are a…

Is Big Data Primetime? Not at the Gartner BI Summit

The first week of April, Gartner held the North American leg of their 2012 BI Summit, themed Analytic Excellence, Transforming Data Driven Decision. It also marked the summit’s 10th anniversary. Close to 1,200 other attendees, including myself, participated in a…

Big Data for Small Companies?

Cutting through the hype At the Gartner BI Summit last week attendees heard, predictably, a lot of talk about big data. And given where the topic is in the “hype cycle” there was a huge amount of hype too! In amongst the…

Four Reasons Why BI Apps Are Set to Flourish in 2012

Some things become more obvious the more you think about them. One great example is William Gibson’s statement -“The future is already here, it’s just not very evenly distributed”. A great real-world example of this is the evolution…
Can Global Trade Change the World? Yeah, It Can – and Does.

Can Global Trade Change the World? Yeah, It Can – and Does.

Next to farming, global trade influenced the evolution of our modern society more than anything else. Dating back to China’s silk road or the Arabian trade caravans, global trade transformed civilization from isolated…
SAP Receives Two GRC Technology Innovation Awards from Corporate Integrity

SAP Receives Two GRC Technology Innovation Awards from Corporate Integrity

by Michael Lortz, Senior Director, Governance, Risk and Compliance, SAP   SAP GRC…Not My Father’s GRC No doubt you’ve seen or heard about the great innovations SAP rolled out over the past year or…