Run Before You Walk – Only Pathway to Embrace Analytics

Posted on: August 25th, 2015 by Bhavani Raskutti No Comments

 

A large Australian Government department was recently looking to set up their internal analytics capabilities. I was invited to present at their kick-off meeting where their IT team proposed the approach of first bedding down a reporting infrastructure and then afterwards move into complex data analysis – the phrase used was “we need to walk         Read More…

Consumer Demand – The Heart and Soul of Retail

Posted on: August 23rd, 2015 by Monica Woolmer No Comments

 

Over the last few months as I have transitioned into primarily supporting retail customers, I have been updating my knowledge of current trends in customer analytics, personalisation and data-driven marketing. Not surprisingly, this then led me to the topics of omni-channel and the connected consumer (which will no doubt give me plenty of ideas for         Read More…

The Analytics Innovations at DHL Express

Posted on: August 20th, 2015 by Ross Farrelly 1 Comment

 

At the the Teradata Summit that was on in Sydney and Melbourne this week, Nikolaus Walkowsky, Global Head of Business Intelligence at DHL Express outlined some of the recent analytics innovations they have implemented. He started with an anecdote to demonstrate the central place which information holds at DHL. Way back in the 1960s, founders Hillblom, Dalsey and         Read More…

4D Seismic: Why Different Is Different

Posted on: August 19th, 2015 by Jane McConnell No Comments

 

I met an ex-colleague on a flight recently, and as we were catching up, the subject of data management for 4D seismic data came up. My ex-colleague said that although the Oil & Gas industry have been talking about 4D seismic (where repeat images of the subsurface are combined to see how reservoir fluids have         Read More…

 

Retail is a market which has been growing exponentially in the past few months. Reports suggest that the world retail market will grow by 5.5% to reach US $23.8 trillion in 2018. As the number of retailers increase and social media starts picking up considerable vogue in the marketplace, the need for involvement of analytics         Read More…

Smart Cities: How Do I Know When My City Is Smart?

Posted on: August 6th, 2015 by David Socha No Comments

 

A report published at the start of July revealed “widespread ignorance of the UK’s efforts to smarten up its cities.” The clear focus of the report is on public awareness and perception of smart initiatives and the elusive Smart City itself. The authors go on to suggest that without the proper support, initiatives will “die         Read More…

Becoming a Data Analytics MasterChef

Posted on: August 3rd, 2015 by Ben Davis No Comments

 

An esteemed member of our Canberra office the other day said the term “data spaghetti”. And I thought to myself what a very clear and simple message to describe the problem in only two words. So it got me thinking …Can we relate data warehousing and analytics to that Italian cuisine exported around the world?         Read More…

Six Ways To Get The Most Out Of Your Industry 4.0 Data

Posted on: July 28th, 2015 by Michael Gerstlauer No Comments

 

The fourth industrial revolution, or Industry 4.0 for short is changing the way the industrial sector looks at data and analytics. Many industrial businesses feel overwhelmed by this data, a recent survey  reveals, with many finding that “they cannot use them in an integrated manner or access them at company level”. Industry 4.0 relies on         Read More…

 

There’s never been a more engaging time to be in the utility business. Change is everywhere. Genuinely new business models are a reality today. Never before do I recall a time when “exciting” and “utilities” could credibly be put into the same sentence. Now, in order to thrive in a period of genuinely disruptive change,         Read More…

Keeping the data dynamite safe

Posted on: July 23rd, 2015 by Joe Southgate No Comments

 

Data is like dynamite – it doesn’t have its own ethics and it’s what we do with it that’s important. That was the verbal fuse-wire that Professor Mark Whitehorn used to ignite a roundtable Teradata hosted last month, discussing the explosive issue of data privacy. As a company that wants to tackle the issue of         Read More…