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Blog Posts by Bill Franks

With all of the lawsuits working through the courts and all of the scary possibilities being discussed in the media, it has led some people to assume that big data is inherently evil. Once you believe that big data is…
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…
Large companies tend to play it safe, and that’s often an understatement. When it comes to getting funds approved for a new project, most companies have a formal process that must be followed. This process typically includes detailed assessments of…
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…
It wasn’t too long ago that many people espoused the decline, if not death, of the SQL language and relational database technology in general. As a level set, remember that relational technology stores data into rows and columns and that…
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…
As we enter 2014, we are in the middle of a fundamental transformation in the way businesses view analytics. Analytics are now seen as core to a business. Analytics matters. I am extremely pleased to see this happen and that…
Many organizations attempt to achieve “data nirvana” by having 100% complete information for any given business decision. In the customer analytics space, this is sometimes referred to as a “360 degree view of the customer.” However, we really never know…