Tag: Big Data

Inside the Mind and Methodology of a Data Scientist

When you hear about Data Science, Big Data, Analytics, Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, or Deep Learning, you may end up feeling a bit confused about what these terms mean. And it doesn’t help reduce the confusion when every tech vendor rebrands their products as AI.

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Making Decisions with Data – Still Looking for a Needle in the Big Data Haystack?

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Big data is getting big. Really big. IDC estimates that the amount of money spent on big data solutions worldwide was about $122 billion in 2015, and this figure is due to grow to $187 billion by 2019. About 29 per cent of companies have invested in NoSQL databases or are planning their deployments already, while 12 per cent plan to expand their implementations further, according to research by Forrester.

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Big Data Doesn’t Mean Big Intelligence … Unless You Work At It

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Companies are generating more data, and they are holding on to it for longer. However, this data is often then left alone and unused. Research in the Forrester Wave on Hadoop distributions found that, on average, between 60% and 73% of all data within an enterprise goes unused for business intelligence (BI) and analytics.

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It Takes a Village: The New Big Data Analytics Ecosystem

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As I blogged earlier this week, old-school data analytics and business intelligence (BI) vendors such as Teradata and Oracle are getting spanked in the financial markets not just because their “cloud” products are really just warmed-over legacy architectures. Many of these old-school companies are notoriously bad at “playing with others.” They want to crowd other vendors out of the enterprise, monopolizing their customers by ostensibly providing every component of the analytics environment.

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The CIO in 2020: Will You be a Power Player or Obsolete?

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I’ve been in the enterprise tech industry for a long time — long enough to see the CIO pendulum swing from “superstar” to “endangered species.” Looking forward to 2020, how will you evolve? As a CIO, will you be a power player or obsolete?

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Oh! The Places You’ll Go –– When You’re a Data-driven CMO

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I’m normally not much of a Dr. Seuss guy. Frank Underwood, sometimes. I even have my Al Swearengen moments. But when I recently read that a new Dr. Seuss book had been discovered 24 years after his death, it reminded me: in the Golden Age of Data, CMOs are on a career journey that is epic. Fantastical. Even a little Seussical. Let me explain.

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How To Apply Big Data To Deliver Big Business Value

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Metrics and big data will propel today’s marketing leaders toward success. While the notion of the metrics-driven CMO is well-understood, marketers still struggle with how to apply big data to deliver big business value. To do so successfully, they must expand their point of view beyond marketing activities and center campaigns around their customers and their buying processes.

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New Roles in the C-Suite Focus on Data and Analytics

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I recently had the opportunity to join leading industry analyst Eric Kavanagh on his twice monthly audio program, DM Radio, a long-running podcast on Information Management that is designed to foster conversation among today’s thought leaders in data. Also participating on the show were Krish Krishnan of Sixth Sense Advisors and Dan Power of Hub Designs.

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