• You Don’t Need Big Data — You Need the Right Data

    November 7, 2016

    The term “big data” is ubiquitous. With exabytes of information flowing across broadband pipes, companies compete to claim the biggest, most audacious data sets. And businesses of all varieties — old and new, industrial and digital, big and small — are getting ... Read More
  • Data Preparation: Is the Dream of Reversing the 80/20 Rule Dead?

    November 4, 2016

    I recently had someone ask me, “For years we’ve talked about changing analytics from 80% data prep and 20% analytics to 20% data prep and 80% analytics, yet we still seem stuck with 80% data prep. Why is that?” It ... Read More
  • Can Big Data Make You a Better Investor?

    November 3, 2016

    Case studies conducted by the Harvard Business Review show that companies are investing hugely in big data. Companies regularly use the information gleaned from big data to guide their business decisions. The problem? These businesses don’t understand how to manage big ... Read More
  • Are You Getting Personal? Data-Driven Personalization Delivers 5 to 8 Times the ROI on Marketing Spend

    November 2, 2016

    Personalization Drives Big Results: The Facts and Figures Delivering a highly personalized experience to today’s consumers is the standard most marketers strive for.  And when we succeed, the results are pretty impressive.  Here’s a look at the facts and figures which ... Read More
  • What is the future of Data Warehousing?

    November 1, 2016

    There is no denying it – we live in The Age of the Customer. Consumers all over the world are now digitally empowered, and they have the means to decide which businesses will succeed and grow, and which ones will ... Read More
  • Are you ready for the era of ‘big data’? | McKinsey & Company

    October 31, 2016

    Radical customization, constant experimentation, and novel business models will be new hallmarks of competition as companies capture and analyze huge volumes of data. Here’s what you should know. The top marketing executive at a sizable US retailer recently found herself ... Read More
  • The Role of Big Data in Investing

    October 28, 2016

    Can you explain your investment philosophy and how access to big data has impacted how you invest? Investors are focused on creating data-driven investment models that can objectively evaluate public companies globally through fundamentally-based and economically-motivated investment themes. These models ... Read More
  • Is Hadoop’s position as the king of big data storage under threat?

    October 26, 2016

    Hadoop, the next-generation data platform, is pitched as the king of big data storage and processing. As with normal rulers there are potential usurpers to the throne, but Hadoop has defended it valiantly and now has a new set of ... Read More