Tag Archives: data

Big Data and the Fight Against Climate Change

July 10, 2017

These are not great times for the battle against climate change. With America officially withdrawing from Paris Agreement, the global alliance lost one of its major champions. While this year’s World Environment Day (celebrated each year on 5 June) was rather muted, the determination to continue with the momentum remains steadfast. What’s important is that… Read More »

Part Two: How to Make the Value of Data and Analytics Visible to the CFO

July 6, 2017

Shortfalls in Financial Reporting To aid decision-making, C-level executives need a constant and fast-flowing stream of answers to questions like: What is the current and future worth of our information assets? What is our return on those investments? As discussed in ‘Why The CFO Cannot See a Value of Data and Analytics in the Balance… Read More »

Who Wins with Cloud Adoption?

July 5, 2017

More and more companies are adopting cloud computing, and soon we’ll see the tipping point where the majority of business data is up in the cloud. Businesses big and small are embracing the software that allows transformation without serious overheads. It almost goes without saying that as a flagbearer, the IT department is leading the… Read More »

Why The CFO Cannot See The Value Of Data And Analytics In The Balance Sheet

June 26, 2017

What’s it worth? During a recent business-value consulting engagement with a global telecom company, the CEO told me he believed that the investments he was making in enterprise information assets were generating huge value. The only problem was he could see no evidence of it other than the retained revenue and revenue growth reported by… Read More »

Open Banking – For Whom?

June 23, 2017

If I wanted to explain the benefits of open banking to my teenage son, where would I begin? With the opening hours of our local branch? Or the 24/7 access he has on his mobile banking app? Unlikely – I can just imagine his response. No. I’d say something like “suppose our bank received information… Read More »

Working in the New World of Data and Analytics

June 19, 2017

Many enterprises are struggling with the complexity of today’s big data and data science ecosystem, though they recognize the opportunity of emerging practices. As a result, the shortage of trained data and analytics specialists remains one of the biggest challenges for organizations across the board. Mikael Bisgaard-Bohr, VP Business Development International, Teradata, participates in this… Read More »

Five Key Findings from the Teradata Global Data and Analytics Trends Study 2017

March 9, 2017

Our Data and Analytics Trends Study 2017 compiled findings from over 900 senior business decision makers interviewed in nine major economies around the world (USA, Japan, Australia, Germany, France, Spain, India, Russia and the UK). The research examined how large organizations manage and use data today, as well as the biggest challenges and issues that… Read More »

Simplifying SAP R/3 is irrelevant for users

October 14, 2015

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 »

So, When was Your Data Breach?

March 24, 2015

by Jay Irwin, JD, Director, Teradata InfoSec COE 2015 barely got underway and it happened again, more breaches of customer data kept by large companies. Journalists said 2014 was the year of the data breach, but hold on, here we go again. Security experts are not the least bit surprised. Neither should you be. There… Read More »