The little engine that could

“I think I can, I think I can ...” Chances are, you’ve heard this phrase before. Popularized in the children’s book, “The Little Engine That Could,” the iconic phrase is repeated throughout the story by the small engine as it struggles to tow a heavy train over a mountain. In […]

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Q1 2013 Intelligence Quarterly: Big analytics brings big opportunities

Our world is changing at an unprecedented pace. Just look at the accelerated level of complexity surrounding the social, political, financial and environmental issues we are all faced with today. Daunting, perhaps, but with that comes the digital era that will turn these challenges into bright new opportunities. Welcome to […]

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Here’s to more questions – and answers – in 2013

I’m sensing a theme as I look over my posts on this blog from the last year. The top five posts give you a good taste of what we were thinking about as an industry this year: Is big data over hyped? What kind of big data problem do you […]

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Q4 2012 Intelligence Quarterly: Public sector innovation

Has the public’s tolerance for austerity reached the tipping point of social unrest? Is having an increasingly large portion of public resources spent on financing debt rather than education and health anti-social? Has the public’s confidence and trust in public reforms and government officials eroded beyond repair? You might feel […]

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What kind of big data problem do you have?

Does it seem like almost everything is a “big data” problem right now? And nearly every vendor is offering big data or big analytics solutions? Is big analytics more important than big data? And what is the difference? I've encountered this confusion in the market a lot over the last year as […]

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