Data Matters:

June, 2016


June 9, 2016  9:43 AM

Learning from data: why these three styles matter

Brian McKenna Profile: Brian McKenna

This is a guest blog post by James Richardson, business analytics strategist, Qlik For as long as I’ve been involved with the field, the hard-headed school of “we need a cost benefit analysis” or “build me an ROI justification” has defined the business benefit of BI as mainly...

June 9, 2016  9:27 AM

Big data doesn’t mean big intelligence … unless you work at it

Brian McKenna Profile: Brian McKenna

This is a guest blog post by Brad Peters, founder and chairman of Birst Companies are generating more data, and they are holding on to it for longer. However, this data is often then left alone and unused. Research in the Forrester Wave on Hadoop distributions found that, on average,...


June 7, 2016  1:57 PM

Is Hadoop fit for government IT purpose?

Brian McKenna Profile: Brian McKenna

Privacy campaigners have reacted with alarm to a story that the Home Office will use Hadoop to centralise all its databases. The story, originally published on The Register, and written by Alexander Martin, was


June 6, 2016  2:18 PM

Six ways to make (much) better decisions

Brian McKenna Profile: Brian McKenna

This is a guest blog post by Dr. Stuart Wells, FICO At FICO World 2016 in Washington, DC, I...


June 6, 2016  12:58 PM

How technology can ensure that convenience is useful, not detractive

Brian McKenna Profile: Brian McKenna

This is a guest blog post by Larry Augustin, CEO, SugarCRM I’ve always been wary of generalisations but I’d guess that most people, if you asked them, would value ‘convenience’ pretty highly when rating the organisations and services with which they regularly interact. Indeed,...


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