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Blog Posts: Technology

The Internet of Things (IoT) is a topic that is continuing to rise in buzz and interest. The IoT has been rapidly arriving around us whether we realize it or not. However, the sensor technology behind the IoT and the…
If software is eating the world, as Marc Andreesen famously noted in 2011, what does that mean for the world’s people? With companies from AstraZeneca (A to Z in one organization) to Ford to Santander declaring that they are technology…
Marketing is becoming increasingly automated, and before long there may be little need for lights in the marketing department. Humans will still oversee these automated efforts, but there will probably be substantially fewer of them.It’s not that the goals of…
The past couple of years, my kids participated in The Hour Of Code. If you haven’t heard about the initiative, check it out. Basically, a wide range of Silicon Valley titans teamed up to provide kids with age-appropriate introductions into…
When I think of the data economy, I usually focus on either online firms like Google and LinkedIn, or large, established companies like GE and Monsanto that have invested in data and analytics-based products and services for their customers. These…
On December 10, I helped facilitate the International Institute for Analytics webinar to announce our analytics predictions for 2015. I will provide additional commentary on several of the predictions that I am especially fond of in this New Year’s post.CHIEF…
I recently had a meeting with one of the largest companies in the world, where we discussed concerns about ongoing maintenance and, more importantly, ongoing repair required for analytics processes. The conversation helped solidify in my mind a major disconnect…
Let’s explore a topic that has the potential to really disrupt the analytics and data visualization space if it comes to fruition. That topic is immersive intelligence, which is a new kind of visualization. I’ve written in the past about…
In June, I wrote about the need to fund portfolios of analytics as opposed to individual projects in order to enable analytic innovation. Tied to that theme is a common pitfall with corporate budgeting that I’d like to address here.…