Your Journey Towards Big Data & Advanced Analytics

Big data, advanced analytics, machine learning, stream analytics… these are buzzwords that organizations believe will completely transform the way they do business. And they are right! The business value is somewhere locked behind the large volumes of structured and unstructured data coming from inside and outside the company. To unlock it, these organizations must be […]

Master Data Management the Easy Way

I met with a client that needed to deal with one of the most common and complex problems that organizations have – data management.  This oil/gas company had data coming out of its ears – production, seismic, HSE, down-hole sensor, log, financial… you get the picture.  Each department was its own silo; a sprawling archipelago […]

The First Rule of Big Data

How many of you have watched the movie Fight Club?  Great movie, replete with violence, ennui, and a lament for the narcissistic failings of the baby boomers.  Anyways, there’s a scene in the beginning of the movie where Edward Norton talks about how has to assess risk associated with car accidents for an insurance company.  […]

Williams Martini Racing and Avanade: Deciphering Data to Get Results

The following is a guest blog post by Jakob Andreasen, Chief Performance and Operations Engineer at Williams Martini Racing. While some people may know the importance of what happens under the body of an F1 car, less will be aware of how much a race lies in the hands of technology. The amount of data […]

Creating the Perfect Business Intelligence Scrum Team

With any project, the development team is the engine that drives the project – to success or failure. That’s why it is critical to make sure that the development team has the right components to be successful. In a previous post, I talked about how to improve business intelligence project quality with a scrum framework. […]

The New Digital Insights Lifecycle: Data Drives Actionable Insight

If software is eating the world, then data is eating the enterprise. Increased digitization means that companies are producing mountains of data – more than most know what to do with. But the businesses that will succeed in today’s global economy will be those that put their data to smartest use. But, it’s easier said […]

Data-Fueled Productivity in the Digital Workplace

The transformation to digital workplaces is still an evolution, not a revolution, for many –particularly in the realm of data and analytics. Companies are struggling to prioritize business outcomes related to productivity and salesforce effectiveness. Data and analytics are at the crux of helping businesses achieve their digital goals. Productivity gains are not just about […]

Driving Touch-Enabled Analytics Forward with Microsoft Datazen Acquisition

Data has permeated every single aspect of our lives both at home and at work. For today’s digital businesses, data is increasingly the currency at the heart of enterprises, driving strategy and investment decisions, enabling them to differentiate themselves and succeed in the digital world. However, the challenge goes beyond just collecting and deciphering the […]

Making the Case for Big Data and Analytics Investments

In today’s always connected, instant access landscape, companies are challenged to speed up business cycles and increase productivity to drive competitive advantage. The pace of digital transformation continues to accelerate, thus a change to our approach is needed.   To become a digital disruptor, companies need to be prepared to react as well as anticipate fast-moving […]

Improving BI Project Quality with a Scrum Framework

Companies across all industries struggle to harness the data explosion produced by the pervasive use of digital platforms. Companies are reliant on successful big data or business intelligence projects to harness the value of all this data. As one Gartner analyst said in the firm’s 2015 predictions, “the value is in the answers, not the […]