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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.…
More than twenty years ago, consultants Stan Davis and Bill Davidson, in the book 2020 Vision, argued that a company’s “information exhaust” (information byproducts gathered in the course of its normal business) could be used to “informationalize” a business (develop…
The press and blogosphere are full of references to “The Internet of Things” (TIoT) or even “The Internet of Everything.” It’s great to connect inanimate objects to the Internet, of course. But that’s only a first step in terms of…
Bill Franks, an IIA faculty member and Chief Analytics Officer for Teradata, was recently featured in a webinar discussing approaches to making big data more actionable and profitable by utilizing data visualization tools and strategies. The talk highlighted the important…
Did I get your attention? Good! I know that CBIMBDMLAAS is a mouthful, but I am confident that I will be able to round up some funding pretty easily for my new company that will be focused on the CBIMBDMLAAS…
Terms come in and out of vogue on a regular basis. In recent years, the use of the term Machine Learning has surged. What I struggle with is that many traditional data mining and statistical functions are being folded underneath…
I spoke last fall at the Google Analytics Summit in Mountain View, and couldn’t help being impressed with the pace of change at both Google and the marketing profession in general. As an aside, it struck me that Google today…
One of the fastest rising trends today is the Internet of Things (IOT). For those who don’t know, the Internet of Things refers to the vast network of connected devices that communicate with each other to relay information. That information…
I’ve written in the past about the hype that surrounds big data. Perhaps one of the most ridiculous urban legends out there today is that working with big data is cheap. This myth is largely driven by the fact that…