Return on Investment (ROI) of Data Science as a Service

By John Myers on Aug 18, 2014 10:31:56 AM

In skiing, the “black diamond” run or ski slope is often referred to as “high risk/high reward.” You receive lots of “reward” skiing the black diamond slopes, but you have a significant amount of “risk” associated with variable terrain, such as the presence of trees and the possibility of injury. However, the black diamond slopes are very fun to experience, and you can mitigate the risks with preparation, practice, and a really good skiing helmet.

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Why Data Analytics as a Service?

By John Myers on Jul 14, 2014 9:39:14 AM

Waaay back in the day (say 2002), organizations would ask themselves:

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Data Management: In-Memory Could Be the Mother of All Wisdom

By John Myers on Feb 27, 2013 12:07:01 PM

As I review my series of #100linesOnBIDW blogs over the last couple of weeks, I found myself looking at the Data Management posting. I covered when to apply schemas, Big Data, and data governance. What I left out was technical implementation concepts for data management systems like row vs. column orientation; in-memory vs. spinning disk primary storage; and symmetric multiprocessing (SMP) vs. massively parallel processing (MPP). Processing and storage were the “developments” of 2012. I left 2013 for the “how to use” Data Management platforms.

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Actionable Intelligence in 2013: Action will Define You

By John Myers on Feb 18, 2013 9:18:23 AM

If I told you in September that the Baltimore Ravens would win the Super Bowl in February and you did nothing with that information ( i.e. place a bet, announce your prognostication skill, etc. ), was my prediction worth anything? Much like “if a tree falls in the forest and no one is there to hear it, did it make a sound?”, you need action from a piece of analysis, prediction, etc. to make it worthwhile.

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Knowledge Delivery in 2013: Imagination is More Important than Knowledge

By John Myers on Feb 11, 2013 9:57:31 AM

Albert Einstein once said:

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Business Analytics in 2013 – A Model Is Useful If…

By John Myers on Feb 11, 2013 9:56:30 AM

Edward de Bono, a noted expert on creative thinking, once said:

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Data Management in 2013: Warning of the Big Data Wolf

By John Myers on Jan 28, 2013 10:43:44 AM

When Aesop created the fable about the shepherd boy who cried wolf, the message was clear:

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Data Integration in 2013: Give us a platform and we will fill it

By John Myers on Jan 21, 2013 3:27:57 PM

“Back in the day”, Pablo Picaso once said:

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100 Lines about 25 Business Intelligence Topics for 2013

By John Myers on Jan 17, 2013 1:11:35 PM

I have always loved the song “88 Lines about 44 Women” by the Nails.  And based on some recent success with a blogging topic relating to the songs of the 80s, I thought that I would continue that theme with “100 Lines about 25 Business Intelligence Topics”. Think of this list, or series of lists, as a wide ranging set of predictions, topics for discussion and observations relating to the business intelligence and data warehousing domain for the upcoming year.

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What Big Data Is Not

By John Myers on Dec 7, 2012 1:12:00 PM

Next week, EMA and 9sight will hold a webinar covering our Big Data research findings.  Among our insights will be that Big Data has evolved. Moving forward, Big Data isn’t:

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