The future of business

When people think about the future of business, it’s often in terms of new technologies, such as artificial intelligence, virtual reality, or other concepts that even a few years ago would seem like impossible science fiction. But amidst all the glitz and glamour of a hyper-connected world, “the boring stuff” often goes unnoticed. The day-to-day science…

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Is “Bias” the 7th big data quality metric

A few weeks back I wrote about the The 6 dimensions of big data quality. These are: Coverage – how well does the data source meet (or fail to meet)  the business need? Continuity – How well does the data set cover all expected or needed intervals? Triangulation – How consistent is data when measured form…

The 6 dimensions of big data quality

Historically, data quality has been measured in terms of dimensions including: Accuracy – the degree to which data reflects the real world Completeness – data that is adequately populated Timeliness – That data is available when expected and needed Consistency – that data across all systems reflects the same reality Conformity – that data has…

The importance of ethics

This weekend’s scandal involving the Australian cricket team and their attempt to cheat against South Africa has made world news. Even CNN had a ticker running in the subject and Americans don’t even watch cricket. For those that haven’t been paying any attention to the news – on Saturday, as the third Test match in…

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Beware the Ides of Match

If you have heard of the Ides of March, you know you’re supposed to beware them. Why? In ancient Rome, the Ides of March were equivalent to our March 15th. In William Shakespeare’s play, Julius Caesar, a soothsayer warns Caesar to “Beware the Ides of March”, the day on which he would be assassinated by…