Tag Archives: data discovery

Cyber Security and the Art of Data Analytics

Friday June 10th, 2016

Who remembers the 1983 movie starring Matthew Broderick titled “War Games”? This was one of the first movies that piqued my interest in computer security. In those days it was the use of acoustic couplers to dial a remote computer and we could actually communicate with a remote pc which was fascinating for me. Before… Read More »

Unifying Information Management – Why it Matters

Monday July 13th, 2015

I have just been reading the results of the recent Teradata Data Analysis Index survey that was released of 152 senior IT executives from large Australia corporates. It further confirms that data has become an indispensable asset for most businesses with 88% of respondents using one or more analytic tools to manage and use their data. Not surprising… Read More »

Top 10 Takeaways from Teradata Partners 2014

Thursday October 30th, 2014

I have returned home from this year’s Teradata Partners User Conference refreshed and reinvigorated. It is an event like this which allows open sharing of ideas and concepts, real examples and lessons learned which inspire additional creativity in all of us. It is a monumental challenge to try and summarise an event of this magnitude… Read More »

Teradata Partners 2014 – A Recap of Day 1

Monday October 20th, 2014

It was a long journey from Australia to get to Music City aka. Nashvile, but the 2014 Teradata Partners Conference has kicked off with some great sessions already. Today was filled with breakout sessions, with content for both business and technology executives. It was difficult to choose from with so many great topics, but I… Read More »

Data Discovery, Paradigm Shift for the Business

Tuesday April 8th, 2014

Interpreting, analysing and understanding data has been the holy grail of informed decision making. Be it for tracking the performance of the business, competitive analysis, research or as simple as managing your expenses. Humans apart from gut feeling or previous knowledge now more than ever rely on getting key facts and figures before making a… Read More »

How my Bank’s Data Analytics Could have Kept Me as a Customer

Tuesday February 18th, 2014

A personal story about my (former) bank, churn and analytics . I’d like to share a personal and frustrating story with you about the time I switched banks.  It was completely preventable and didn’t require much effort on the bank’s part to retain me.  For my part, it was a long, irritating, costly and difficult process… Read More »

Making Better Decisions Through Discovery Analytics

Tuesday December 3rd, 2013

According to John Maynard Keynes, the famous macro-economist , when choosing between the alternatives we often fall back on our motive or sentiment or chance, because mathematical basis is inadequate in human decision making under conditions of uncertainty. This does not bode well and is in contrast to predictive analytics where mathematics and statistics play… Read More »