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As analytics are embedded more and more deeply into processes and systems that we interact with, they now directly impact us far more than in the past. No longer constrained to providing marketing offers or assessing the risk of a…
There is widespread agreement that the Internet of Things will be a transformative factor in the business use of information. The prospect of billions of connected devices promises to transform home activities, transportation, industrial operations, and many other aspects of…
2016 marks the 10th anniversary of the launch of Hadoop. I recently attended Strata + Hadoop World (“Strata”) in New York City from September 26-29, 2016 and the size and scope of this show certainly reflect the growth and mainstream…
The lines between open source and commercial products are blurring rapidly as our options for building and executing analytics grow by the day. The range of options and price points available today enable anyone from a large enterprise to a…
Many people and companies seem to think of “cognitive computing” as a separate area from analytics. Most large organizations today have significant analytical initiatives underway, but they think of the cognitive space as being an exotic science project. One executive…
I was recently having a discussion with Richard Hackathorn, an industry strategist & analyst and Dan Graham, a colleague who is deep into my company’s strategy for the Internet of Things (IoT). We were specifically talking about how to enable…
I recently participated in a Dell Digital Business Services and IIA-sponsored tweetchat on a “Business-First Approach to Analytics.” I will describe the topic and what it means to me first, and then describe some of the more interesting tweets during…
IBM’s Watson is one of the most appealing new technologies of the 21st century, and the most prominent example of the new category of “cognitive computing.” It burst upon the scene with a dramatic Jeopardy! win in 2011, and has…
Previously I wrote about the fact that digital marketing activities are increasingly automated. Now I’d like to speculate a bit on what other marketing activities might be automated as well, and what this will all mean for the function.Some traditional,…