Category Archives: Niall O’Doherty

Why Bigger Is Better When It Comes To Big Data

Thursday March 17th, 2016

There are lots of people out there, who like me, believe that the big data party needs to stop and corporations need to get serious about big data with a bigger focus on ROI. Big data projects need to be held up to the same governance and be measured by the same criteria as other… Read More »

Is The Party Over For Big Data?

Wednesday February 17th, 2016

The Web Summit has just wrapped in Dublin. And what makes it a great event is that it is the ultimate networking party for cool IT professionals from around the world. At the moment, it seems to me that big data also feels like one great networking party where the cool kids get to show… Read More »

Bursting The Internet Of Things Bubble

Wednesday November 25th, 2015

So Internet of Things (IoT) makes its appearance at the top of the Gartner Hype Cycle. Remember when that happened with big data? Well, as can be expected, IT vendors, magazine editors, academics and professional “experts” are all over the IoT bandwagon. Just like big data, you might not be surprised to learn that IoT… Read More »

How (Not) To Kill A Connected Car

Wednesday October 14th, 2015

When two hackers recently demonstrated just how easy it was to take control of a car using just a laptop, wifi and a burner mobile phone, the consequences were dramatic. Within days, a recall for 1.4 million vehicles was issued by the automotive manufacturer for bug fixing. That’s not surprising. Even though an example of… Read More »

Why don’t corporations love their data?

Thursday October 11th, 2012

It often strikes me as strange that some major corporations will invest billions on buildings, salaries, new product development, advertising and other “core assets” of the company and yet when it comes to the key data in the company there is often a “we not to bothered” attitude. You want to spend 3.5 million dollars… Read More »

Special automotive track at the Enterprise Intelligence Summit

Friday April 9th, 2010

There will be a special automotive track at the Teradata Enterprise Intelligence Summit in Berlin: Representatives from Daimler and component supplier Continental AG will explain to what extent they are already using data warehousing for quality analysis and quality assurance. Considering that quality problems have been pestering various manufacturers recently, I think that they will… Read More »

What’s this button do?

Tuesday August 18th, 2009

Having left the wine business and returned to Europe, I ended up first as a supply chain manager for a leading consumer packaged goods company and then as a management consultant for one of the big global System Integrator practices. Common themes that followed me from the US were information analysis, business intelligence and the… Read More »

Uncorking Innovation!

Tuesday August 11th, 2009

I worked in a winery in California once. Straight out of college, this was a great start to any career. As a Mechanical Engineering graduate from Ireland, I began in the distributor industrial engineering group focused on manly things like warehouse layouts, conveyor system optimisation, delivery route planning – basically anything to increase the efficiency… Read More »