The Internet of Things and real-time analytics

Joseph Schumpeter, one of my favorite economists, coined the term "creative destruction" to describe the way in which innovation disrupts how things are done, and in the process, gives rise to new companies and new ways of...

8 considerations when selecting big data technology

Every organization seeking to make sense of big data must determine which platforms and tools, in the sea of available options, will help them to meet their business goals. Answering the following eight questions can help guide IT...

Dark data: When should it come into the light?

Dark data - one of the latest trending discussions in data and analytics - is currently defined as data that a business creates and saves, but isn’t used to run the business. I’d like to offer up an addition to that definition:...

Data visualization: A picture is worth billions of bytes

Organizations wanting their decision-makers to base actions on numbers, rather than hunches, better paint them pictures. Data visualizations – visual renderings of data sets - have changed the way information is communicated in...

Clarifying analytics terminology: Removing the confusion to help businesses

The rapid growth in analytics has been accompanied by an equally rapid growth in confusion about what analytics is, and what all of the terms used to describe it mean. I’ve spent 32 years working in analytics, and I still find some...

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