Archive | February, 2013

There is no such thing as “Unstructured Analysis”

There is a lot of interest in unstructured data these days.  Whether this is the more “traditional” forms like video and other large bit-stream objects or things like clickstream data from the web, lots of people are devoting lots of time and effort towards the creation and management of systems to collect and store this […]

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Focus on Business Relevance

Improved business decision making requires focus and flexibility

Many companies are in search of the holy grail of being a more agile business.  But, those same organizations are trapped in traditional decision support cycles and have fallen into a rut of “business as usual”.  Knowledge workers are capable of answering any questions rapidly for which supporting data is available and accessible.  They are […]

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Big data without context

Big Data without Context is Worthless

Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect. – Mark Twain These days, if you’re in business you’re likely buzzing about Big Data. Everyone is. Marketing guys like me are trying to figure out an angle to exploit it. What we are buzzing about is an […]

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The Data Agility Tour Hits New York

In business, the word agile risks being overused. Like most words that get thrown into the conversation from multiple directions, its meaning gets fuzzy. It gets dropped into the conversation as noun or adjective. It is shorthand for a highly efficient and effective methodology, culture, development tools, or even businesses themselves. It’s become a magnet […]

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