Tag Archives: Analytics

Can Big Data Help Control India’s Spiraling Pollution?

January 15, 2018

On November 8, 2017, Delhi earned the dubious distinction of being named the world’s most polluted city. If that wasn’t bad enough, Delhi was only one among the nine Indian cities that ranked among the world’s 20 most polluted cities. The other eight include Gwalior, Allahabad, Patna, Raipur, Ludhiana, Kanpur, Firozabad and Lucknow. China in… Read More »

Uncovering analytic opportunities

January 9, 2018

It’s that time of year when people start considering new year’s resolutions, as well as thinking about what 2018 will have in store for their organisation. Towards the end of 2017, I had a series of discussions with customers to help them uncover analytic opportunities that will support them in achieving better business outcomes in… Read More »

Teradata is on a Mission! And, 2017 was a Big Step Forward

January 1, 2018

Momentum — it’s easy to see when it is high, but hard to quantify. But at Teradata, we are in the business of quantifying. So when I look back at a very busy 2017 and think about how far we’ve come in our transformation as a company, I take pride in knowing that the numbers… Read More »

Smart Cities 2.0 — Boosting Citizen Engagement

December 18, 2017

Today, a smart city mostly means infrastructure — better roads, more efficient energy use and a higher quality of life for citizens as a result of all these new, connected data points. But the next step for smart cities may look a lot less like public resource management and a lot more like marketing. The… Read More »

BYOL, Fold/Unfold Now Available on Both Azure, AWS

December 13, 2017

Good news! Release 5 has been published to both Azure and AWS Marketplaces, bringing important new features including: Azure and AWS: BYOL (Bring Your Own License) Azure: Fold/Unfold Azure: New Storage and AMP Configurations AWS: Storage Elasticity AWS: Teradata AppCenter BYOL (Bring Your Own License) gives you the ability to buy portable software subscriptions directly… Read More »

Analytics: A Powerful Force for Societal Good

December 5, 2017

I was fortunate enough to have recently presented at the Data on Purpose conference at Stanford University, where some of the best minds discussed the virtues of using data to further the causes of corporate social responsibility, targeted allocation of resources for the common good, alleviating poverty and more. It got me thinking how data… Read More »

The culture of value measurement

November 29, 2017

“You cannot manage what you don’t measure.” You may have heard that before. Certainly this truism holds today. However, John Hauser, professor of marketing at MIT Sloan School of Management, takes it further: metrics influence the behaviour of the entire organisation, and affect both actions and decisions related to future strategies. According to Hauser, “you… Read More »

Building Trust in AI: How to Get Buy in for the Black Box

November 21, 2017

Maybe it’s something innate to human nature, or maybe we’ve all seen one too many sci-fi movies (I’m looking at you Hal and 2001: A Space Odyssey), but people tend to view new technology skeptically. This is especially true when it comes to technology that makes recommendations or tells us how to do something. A… Read More »

Four tips to delight your CFO and unlock the value of data assets

November 13, 2017

Investment in data and analytics is expensive. At least that’s the view of the CIO, who typically focuses on costs. This issue is only compounded by the CFO, who often lacks visibility of the value generated from data and analytics (for more on this, see part one of this blog series). What we needed was… Read More »

Is Unstructured Data a “Trick or Treat” for your Organization?

October 31, 2017

Anyone that works in data analytics and is excited it’s Halloween could appreciate a sign Teradata had displayed near the press room at the PARTNERS event last week in Anaheim, California. The copy proclaimed “The original big data company,” and the image displayed a candy store, with each toffee, lollipop and taffy flavor neatly compiled… Read More »