Tag Archives: insights

Digital Transformation: Are You Winning Battles, Yet Losing the War?

July 22, 2016

Is it possible to win battles yet lose the war? Absolutely. And, it happens more often than you’d think. History (and business) is littered with many such examples. The most famous one in history is the classic example of Hannibal, who won a string of impressive victories from 218-201 BC for Carthage against Rome yet… Read More »

Is Your Data Lying to You?

August 6, 2015

As companies strive to become more agile in today’s ever-changing business world, a common theme is getting data faster and, in turn, getting insights from data faster. That’s where the notion of schema-free queries often comes in, where all sorts of unstructured data goes into files in Hadoop (Hadoop Distributed File System w/ e.g. HIVE or Drill… Read More »

Struggling to Get Faster Data-Driven Insights? Take this Lesson from the Telecom Industry

June 17, 2015

Sometimes we can overcome dilemmas in one sector by looking to entirely different industries for challenges met and lessons learned: The context may be different, but the insights and solutions can be strikingly similar. That’s certainly the case for big data analytics as we seek to loosen IT roadblocks, democratize data access and break down… Read More »

A LinkedIn For Analytics: Helping Analytic Insights Go Viral In Your Business

May 20, 2015

A few months ago, what I’m calling “LinkedIn for Analytics,” which is a new mindset when it comes to using and sharing big data-related insights, caught the attention of Jeff Bertolucci at Information Week. I was pleased to see the idea resonating with others and since then, more people are starting to understand and agree… Read More »

The Ergonomics of Human-Data Interaction

May 7, 2015

Today’s analytics revolution is as much about the ergonomics of human-data interaction as it is about big data technology itself.  And, the more I’ve looked into this human/data nexus, the more it’s become clear to me how today’s big data frontier also happens to be the latest frontier in the very old discipline of ergonomics. Put simply,… Read More »