Tag Archives: big data

Business Reasons for Analytics

February 15, 2017

It’s not what you know. It’s what you do with what you know. This is something organisations worldwide are increasingly learning when it comes to how they are approaching and working with data and analytics today. Customer’s expectations have changed. Providing a good product is simply not enough for today’s businesses. The majority demand a… Read More »

A Connected Thermostat for Business Growth

December 23, 2016

The connected world is often portrayed through inspirational stories. Prime-time television commercials abound with amazing tales of connected cities and autonomous cars linked by graphics of glowing, flowing, fluorescent interconnected trails. We are watching science fiction come to life before our eyes. Then there are the no less compelling, smaller scale examples of our increasingly… Read More »

4 Business Risks Preventing Big Data ROI

December 23, 2016

Evaluating risk vs. return of a big data initiative can be tricky, especially because the open source market is so active and fluid. Financial risk aside, business risk actually plays the bigger spoiler in properly estimating future cash flows and profitability of a big data project. Accounting for risks such as competition, emerging technologies, rising… Read More »

Too Much Data, Too Little Results? How to Accelerate Your Company’s Big Data ROI

December 22, 2016

While 75 percent of companies from all sectors and sizes feel they are making the most of their data, in actuality 43 percent “obtain little tangible benefit from their information” and 23 percent “derive no benefit whatsoever.” Why the big disconnect? Many companies make an initial investment in data analytics, but then struggle, waiting months… Read More »

Optimizing Business Assets for Performance, Efficiency and ROI

December 19, 2016

  Today’s businesses face tremendous pressure to leverage technology for optimizing and unlocking the full value of their assets. Regardless of whether those assets are heavy machinery or intellectual property, workforce employees or trains and airplanes – rising capital costs and competition are driving higher utilization rates. This optimization drive is intense, and it runs… Read More »

If Data is a Product, Roll it Out

December 12, 2016

How we monetize data, turning it into products, separates the organizations that are wildly successful from those that are mildly successful. Innovation with data requires thinking of data as a product, and this inevitably requires paradigm shifts in your thinking. If data is a product, who can consume that product? Most organizations think of data… Read More »

5 Ways To Reach Connected Customers Using Big Data

December 5, 2016

By Leslie Dinham In the era of the connected customer, having a big data strategy to collect, store, organize and analyze the trail of deep customer data is critical to the delivery of timely, personalized customer interactions. Fortunately, with the right technology, infrastructure and analytics in place to unlock the full potential of this data,… Read More »

7 Questions About Data Lakes and Hadoop, Answered by Dan Graham

August 30, 2016

We had a Q&A session with Dan about Data Lakes and Hadoop, to get the scoop on what he’ll present at Teradata PARTNERS Conference, and here’s what we discovered – 1. What is the biggest opportunity right now with a Data Lake and Hadoop? Answer: Data lakes are best at gathering data from dozens of… Read More »

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

December 8, 2015

“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 »