Tag Archives: Analytics

Customer Analytics – Then and Now

Tuesday February 28th, 2017

I am sure you have heard it said before that fashion and trends repeat every twenty years. As it happens, in 1997 I joined the Marketing Workbench team at Harrah’s Entertainment. Marketing Workbench was designed to be marketing’s analytic environment to drive customer segmentation through predictive analysis. It was this career move that started my… Read More »

Turbo Charge Enterprise Analytics with Big Data

Wednesday February 22nd, 2017

We have been showing off the amazing art works drawn from numerous big data insight engagements we’ve had with Teradata, Aster and Hadoop clients. Most of these were new insights to answer business questions never before considered. While these engagements have demonstrated the power of insights from the new analytics enabled by big data, it continues… Read More »

The IoT: Redefining industry, again.

Wednesday February 8th, 2017

The Internet of Things (IoT) is much more than fitness tracking, AI toothbrushes and targeted discounts when you walk by a coffee shop. Put simply: the opportunities arising from ubiquitous connectivity and access to data will bring about the end of many of today’s industries as we know them. For some, this new IoT-enabled world… Read More »

Pooling data and analytics to power greater efficiency in water utilities

Monday December 19th, 2016

Although water and power utilities face very similar pressures, they have tackled them with very different levels of success. Both sets of utilities face a common battle to reduce network operating costs, beat off increased competition and meet the increasingly complicated requirements of the regulators. Yet it is the power sector organisations that so far… Read More »

Is your DbFit?

Wednesday December 7th, 2016

In my previous blog I talked about modular design enabling continuous integration and automated testing through to delivery. Many customers I have worked with find the immediate challenge is how to do the testing, especially as it applies to a data warehouse or lake. In this blog I will look at how to setup simple,… Read More »

Banks are now part of the Internet of Things (IoT) and need the right tools to excel

Monday December 5th, 2016

In retail banking, as in other sectors, new types of data are emerging as banks shift shape to meet changes in consumer demand, head off threats from Fintech insurgents and adapt to the arrival of new payment mechanisms such as Apple Pay. Indeed, banks, have already entered the Internet of Things (IoT), as mobile devices… Read More »

Is your business ready to learn from the record-breakers?

Friday November 25th, 2016

In sport, as in business, there is the constant interplay between marginal gains and game-changing innovations. Take the 100m freestyle swim, records have been broken year on year, but every so often we see not just a record broken, we see an outstanding accomplishment like Albert Vande Weghe in 1934. In one stroke he changed… Read More »

What Buffy the Vampire Slayer tells us about a Trump presidency and Brexit

Wednesday November 9th, 2016

Big data is not a substitute for research (plus how Brexit and Trump’s victory were predicted by Buffy the Vampire Slayer) In a world where the amount of data still grows exponentially and its analysis becomes ever more sophisticated, 2016 has seen two shocking elections results that pretty much no one including the winning party… Read More »

Much hADOop About No Analytics

Wednesday November 2nd, 2016

In the last few years, countless reports have been published around the many “big data” opportunities. Reports that dangle the carrot of huge economic benefits that can potentially be reaped by organisations from the explosion of data in the internet. Further, technology leaders such as Google, Facebook and eBay have shown how internal data assets… Read More »