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Big data driving shift from reporting to analytics

According to Gartner Research, business intelligence and analytics will remain a CIO focus for at least the next few years. This is because the benefits of fact-based decision making are clear to business managers across marketing, sales, supply chain, risk management and finance. However, the emergence of big data analytics is causing a shift in business…

Don’t get stuck in a big data trap!

An Information Management article repeats strategies for Solving the Big Data “Abandonment” problem The article cites research by Cap Geminii claiming that, in spite of executive support and considerable spend, only around a third of big data projects are considered to have been successful. The reasons, and proposed solutions, are consistent with thise that I have…

Excel Hadoop

Are spreadsheets the way to data science?

A recent @able2extract survey asked a range of experts the following question: Where do you see the future of MS Excel in Business Intelligence Workflows? The various perspectives of the experts polled can be viewed by following the above link. Essentially, the message is simple: Excel remains an important BI tool because it is one of the…

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Clive Rice: Why statistics in sports don’t always matter.

Sports are increasingly being driven by data and analytics. Electronics feed every aspects of a sportsman’s game back to coaches and support staff, in real time. Coaches can substitute a striker, or rotate a bowler, who is loosing his pace due to fatigue, based on comparisons of his efforts over the course of a game.…

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Time to insight the key to big data

A few months back, in the post Time to Vorget about the three V’s,  I discussed how we need to shift from a technology centric three V’s description of big data to a business centric definition. I suggested that time to insight is the defining characteristic of big data, At about the same time two…

Big Data Architecture

Are you Hadooping?

“Are you Hadooping?” [Tweet this] This was the key question asked by Gartner analysts, Merv Adrian and Nick Heudecker, during their insightful Hadoop 2015: The Road Ahead webinar which you can register to watch. Their research shows that nearly 40% of all respondents have either deployed Hadoop into production or are a long way into…