Tag Archives: data warehouse

How Governments Can Engage Big Data Tech Tools for the Public Good

August 24, 2015

The effectiveness and legitimacy of government today is best demonstrated by its ability to deliver public services and accurate information to citizens when its citizens need it. This is truer than ever today, because we live in an age of unlimited information, when data anywhere can be captured, analyzed and transformed to personal insight in… Read More »

Common Sense for the Intelligent Economy

June 2, 2014

  “Torture the data, and it will confess to anything.” – Ronald Coase, Economics, Nobel Prize Laureate Today’s connected world is creating an intelligent economy that not only runs on data but is producing data-driven innovation at a staggering pace.   All of this intelligence has fueled  confusion over what technology is best suited for organizations… Read More »

The Next Episode: Dr. Dre Meets Big Data

May 22, 2013

Fight on! As a USC alum, it’s odd that I cringe when other well-meaning Trojans shriek the school’s battle cry.  But, last week, instead of hearing the bombast of a marching band in my head at the thought of ‘SC’s fight song, I was feelin’ a little more hip-hop. I had a kindred spirit in… Read More »

Leveraging Data for Value in Utility Operations

July 18, 2012

A large part of the business case for utilities using data analytics is to facilitate reductions in peak load in order to defer network upgrades and, ultimately, the construction of power plants necessary to expand generation capacity to meet demand. As important is delivering quantifiable improvement to operational reliability and efficiency. Optimization methods already used include… Read More »

Distribution Automation Meets Data Analytics

June 22, 2012

Data analytics can help utilities develop more effective distribution operations through better supporting automation and control systems. Although data analytics do not control real-time operations systems, they can support control systems based on the data collected from the new sensors being rolled out. For example, using information collected from distribution systems and sensors, analytics can… Read More »

Building a Blueprint for Electric Utility Data – Part 1

May 29, 2012

NOTE: This is a two part series exploring the opportunities presented by data integration in utilities and why a blueprint is needed to guide the utility’s vision during implementation. Why do utilities need data integration?Data is a source of value. In fact, it’s the precursor of knowledge. Data must be assimilated and analyzed in relation… Read More »

Did Online Privacy get a New PR Person?

August 3, 2010

Did online privacy get a new PR person? Last week it really seemed like web data collection and privacy were everywhere in the media. From Piratebay announcing that it had created a database of 100 Million Facebook users (based on public information), to Marketplace’s very interesting and detailed report on web data mining and targeting… Read More »