Crowdsourcing data improvement: Part 1

James Surowiecki wrote a book about The Wisdom of Crowds. Jeff Howe, who co-coined the term crowdsourcing, wrote a book about Why the Power of the Crowd Is Driving the Future of Business. In this blog series, I explore if it’s wise to crowdsource data improvement, and if the power of the crowd can […]

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A few New Year’s data resolutions

Since now is the time when we reflect on the past year and make resolutions for next year, in this post I reflect on my Data Roundtable posts from the past year and use them to offer a few New Year’s data resolutions for you and your organization to consider in […]

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Can big data and bad administration coexist?

.@philsimon on an important question.

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Next-gen 360° view of customers

For a long time, master data management (MDM) practitioners boasted about their ability to build a 360° view of customers by aggregating and proactively managing information coming from various business applications such as CRM systems, ERP applications, and other operational systems. But was it really a 360° view? What about […]

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Non-geeks want to know: will Hadoop mess up my data warehouse ecosystem?

Hadoop recently turned eight years old, but it was only 3-4 years ago that Hadoop really started gaining traction. It had many of us “older” BI/DW folks scratching our heads wondering what Hadoop was up to and if our tried-and-true enterprise data warehouse (EDW) ecosystems were in jeopardy. You didn't […]

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Finding the signal in the Twitter noise

Can a neat dataviz find the signal in the noise? Yes.

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Big data versus the not-so-humble opinion

Henrik Liliendahl Sørensen recently blogged about the times when a HiPPO (Highest Paid Person’s Opinion) outweighs data in business decision-making. While I have seen plenty of hefty opinions trump high-quality data, those opinions did not always come from the highest paid person. The stubborn truth is that we all hold our […]

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What do Hadoop superheroes do now that Hallows' Eve has come and gone?

Great works of fiction are filled with dynamic duos. Sherlock Holmes and Mr. Watson. Rosencrantz and Guildenstern. And, of course, superheroes like Batman and Robin. On Thursday, Nov. 5 at 1 p.m. ET, two real-world Hadoop superheroes – Arun C. Murthy, co-founder of Hortonworks, and Paul Kent, vice president of big […]

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