As a retailer in the age of big data, knowledge is power. It’s no secret that consumer shopping data is a hot commodity in today’s digital age, and shoppers are willing to sacrifice data about themselves in order to reap the benefits of loyalty programs and special offers. According t
First a brief personal history of data warehousing time. In 1987, I started working with relational database systems when they were in their infancy. We tried to build OLTP and OLAP systems on single relational databases, client server platforms. It didn’t go so well. By the
this is a second note on the role of data scientist… some links to Harvard Business Review http://blogs.hbr.org/cs/2013/01/the_great_data_scientist_in_fo.html http://blogs.hbr.org/cs/2013/04/two_departments_for_data_succe.html
Recently I have been doing some research on the characteristics of successful data warehousing services. I have learned some very interesting things and the challenges that organizations face. The interesting thing is how important this area is for a successful business.
We are so thrilled today to be announcing that Insegni Centre has partnered with Project X Labs to create a joint offering in the area of Social Intelligence, called LikeInsight. See cross post here Social Intelligence you ask? Think Social Media Data + Business Intelligence! I
The work of a business analyst is to develop an understanding of business process and model them. Usually the work is associated with a project whose objectives are to change or improve a process. Often these processes are quite complex and the analyst must get the infor
Some of you may be surprised to read I've recently become less religious about Teradata. That's not because Teradata has declined or it's competitors have improved significantly. It's mainly because I see the market moving toward realtime and near realtime reporting. T
If people understand and accept "why", they will figure out how to make it happen. This idea provides a practical application of the three principle of Motivation 3.0, Autonomy, Mastery, and Purpose. Do project managers spend any time discussing why?
Over the past 2 months I have found myself listening or participating in conversations that were driving for an absolute answer. I am by far no mystic guru or physocologist, but it is sad to see the energy we spend endeavoring to be right. Please don't take me wrong, this is not a
I would like to share some thoughts on the top opportunity and challenges that Business Intelligence and Data Warehousing will face in 2011. 1. Mobile BI – As with any technology or approach at its genesis, organizations often strug