Big data is more than just a buzz word and more than just Hadoop

Earlier this week I managed to catch up briefly with Christoph Sporleder, Vice President Centers of Excellence for EMEA & Asia Pacific, to talk Hadoop, big data and get some of his views on where we might be headed with big data. Mark Torr: Is big data just a buzz […]

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Big data without analytics is just data

Data has value IF you can analyze it, said participants at a big data analytics roundtable at the Premier Business Leadership Series in Las Vegas. In attendance were executives from some of the largest Communications companies in the world including from the US, Canada, Turkey, Japan, Australia and the Philippines as well […]

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Words of wisdom from big data early adopters

With big data, data governance challenges escalate in many ways: The diversity of data sources means that there are minimal standards for data structure, definition, semantics and content. The lack of control over data production means that you can’t enforce data quality at the source as you can do with […]

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How you can use Hadoop to be as agile and innovative as a start-up!

Weighed down by what has gone before, and what is needed to keep the lights on, the CIOs at many organizations I have worked with have turned to Hadoop with the hope of utilizing it as a major component of an IT infrastructure and as part of their modernization and […]

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Big data in an age of uncertainty

In recent times, Britain has increasingly developed an "inquiry culture." Whenever there’s malpractice or a scandal – be it the Leveson inquiry or the recent investigation into the Mid Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust – an inquiry serves to give citizens, public leaders and governing bodies an explanation of how and […]

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True digital marketing intelligence is all in the data!

At a recent MESA - Hollywood IT Society Digital Marketing conference, Claudio Ludovisi, SVP, Operational Strategy NBCU Entertainment for Marketing & Digital took a live poll of about 200 or so media marketing executives in the audience and asked them to “Think about what it takes to achieve true multiplatform […]

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Can data governance stop data lakes from becoming data swamps?

At a time when most of the buzz about big data is focused on the technology and the exciting opportunities that it creates, I find that little attention is being given to the way that big data is impacting the culture of organizations. In particular, I'd like to see more […]

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Four tips for putting business users in touch with Hadoop

The Global Hadoop market was valued at $1.5 billion in 2012 and is expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate of 58.2 percent, to reach $50.2 billion by 2020, according to a Hadoop Market Analysis report prepared by Allied Market Research.  There is no doubt that IT teams are […]

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Hadoop and connected cars: Why automotive execs should care about data

Did you know: For 13 percent of car buyers a new vehicle without internet access is a no-go? Obviously, no-go means no-buy. Thirteen percent! If I have ever seen a market demand, it is this. For sure, the industry will respond to that. The management consulting company Bain even expects […]

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Tom Davenport on data science, model management and the skills gap

This is the second in my two-part interview with Dr. Tom Davenport, analytics thought leader and author of Big Data @ Work. We caught up in Dublin to talk data science model management and the skills gap. Previously, we discussed big data and the Internet of Things in part one of […]

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