The Joy of Data Viz: The Data You Weren’t Looking For

Posted on: December 8th, 2015 by Guest Blogger 1 Comment

 

“A good sketch is better than a long speech” – Napoléon Bonaparte I recently came across this quote on the opening page of Phil Simons’ book,  “The Visual Organization, Data Visualization, Big Data, and the Quest for Better Decisions.” It is available online. Data visualization, or Data Viz as it is often referred to, is         Read More…

A One Day Accounting Close? Utopia via People, Process, & Technology

Posted on: November 30th, 2015 by Data Analytics Staff No Comments

 

The pressure for an accelerated accounting close can be relentless, as evidenced by the $1.3 billion Toshiba accounting scandal this spring. The electronic manufacturing giant admitted it had overstated profits by $1.3 billion going back to fiscal 2008/2009. An accounting probe in July led to the CEO and several board members resigning and a 30         Read More…

Data Modeling Requires Detailed Mapping — Learn Why

Posted on: November 30th, 2015 by Guest Blogger No Comments

 

Mapping is an important step to understanding your data and where the data resides in your ecosystem. Mapping takes us from the known to the unknown and is effectively accomplished by using mapping tools, adopting best practices, and having a common understanding of how the mappings will be used. But mapping does take a considerable amount         Read More…

 

One way to look at progress in technology is to recognize that each new generation provides a better version of what we’ve always wanted. If you look back at the claims for Hollerith punch card-based computing or the first generation of IBM mainframes, you find that the language is recognizable and can be found in         Read More…

Investing in New Technology? Don’t Forget These 5 Value-Adding Steps

Posted on: November 12th, 2015 by Data Analytics Staff No Comments

 

By Data and Analytics Staff IT departments are always on the lookout for the latest and greatest technological advance that will change the way their company works. But striking a balance between IT’s desire to implement a new technology, and the impact of said technology on the company’s bottom line, often can be tricky. For         Read More…

 

Bring your data management program out of the IT back office and into the enterprise spotlight   By Anita Filippi The job of a data management professional is a tough one. How do you get ahead of the curve to build out the foundational components of an analytic ecosystem and still serve the immediate, and         Read More…

Aster on Hadoop is Hadoop for Everyone!

Posted on: October 19th, 2015 by John Thuma No Comments

 

One of the biggest announcements at Teradata Partners 2015 is that Aster will run on Hadoop. Many of our customers have already invested in a Hadoop data lake and want to do more than just store data. Storing data is helpful but not all that interesting. What if you could easily do advanced analytics without         Read More…

How Analytics Turns IoT Data into Dollars

Posted on: October 19th, 2015 by Chris Twogood No Comments

 

The buzz around the term “Internet of Things” (IoT) amplifies with each passing day. It’s taking some time, however, for everyone to fully comprehend just how valuable this phenomenon has become for our world and our economy. Part of this has to do with the learning curve in understanding the sophisticated technologies and analytics involved.         Read More…

Simplifying SAP R/3 is irrelevant for users

Posted on: October 14th, 2015 by Patrick Teunissen 4 Comments

 

Part two of a series about an old ‘SAP’ dog who learns a new trick Today more than ever, SAP is more focused on technology (HANA) than data. When they do focus on data, they talk about simplifying it because simplification is necessary to make said technology work better. In SAP terms, simplification means fewer         Read More…

Analytic R&D – Blazing New Trails

Posted on: October 13th, 2015 by DSG Staff No Comments

 

By Vinnie Dessecker, senior consultant, big data – Strategy and Governance Center of Excellence There is an ever increasing need for businesses to engage in analytic innovation – exploring new, disparate and more data to gain insights to new products, services or other opportunities for an organization and its customers. Analytic innovation is really about         Read More…