Category Archives: Data-Driven Business Strategy

Fresh New Features for Teradata in the Cloud

September 20, 2016

By Brian Wood, Director of Cloud Marketing The Teradata Everywhere and other Teradata PARTNERS Conference-related press announcements include a number of cloud-specific highlights for Teradata in the Cloud. This post summarizes the key takeaways. First, a reminder for context: Teradata Hybrid Cloud is a customer environment using a mix of on-premises, private cloud, managed cloud,… Read More »

How about trying complex Data Analytics Solutions for size and fit, before you splash the cash?

September 13, 2016

by Alexander Heidl – Analytics & Business Value Consultant, Teradata International The pressure to deliver Alpha – potential above the market average – is immense. And that’s not surprising because in a quick-change disruptive world, Alpha consistency puts an organisation at the sharp edge of its digitally-driven market. If it can be done quickly, that is.… Read More »

Leveraging Our Past to Enable Your Future

September 12, 2016

By Rob Armstrong – As the saying goes; the more things change, the more they stay the same. Those of us fortunate enough to be in the data and analytic field over the past few decades certainly know that is true. While there has been a large change in the data types, data volume and… Read More »

Borderless Analytics Use Cases – Cloud Data Labs, Cloud Bursting, Cloud Disaster Recovery

September 12, 2016

By Rob Armstrong In my last blog, I looked at how the experience of Teradata integrating data and analytics across the enterprise has evolved from the Centralized Data Warehouse to the world of Borderless Analytics. In this blog I wanted to delve a bit deeper into a few of the borderless analytics use cases that… Read More »

Getting to the IoT Value

August 24, 2016

  by Cheryl Wiebe and Jeff Cohen The Analytics of Things is the Payload In our last posting, we complained about all the noise out there about the IoT infrastructure, the edge devices, the tech, and tried to give you some real nuts-and-bolts advice on getting started.  Once you have grabbed a batch of, visually explored,… Read More »

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

November 30, 2015

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 »

The Data Management Imperative: Business Initiative Alignment

October 20, 2015

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 »

Foresight Tops Hindsight: Data-Driven Decisions Beat Gut

March 9, 2015

Many decisions we make every day are not data-driven but are made by our gut instinct. That’s fine when those decisions are about what to wear, what to eat, where to go on vacation, and how much to spend on an item. But what about when your choices can impact the company’s bottom line, or even… Read More »