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July 7, 2016  11:11 AM

Coping with the big data management challenge – it’s all in the mind

Brian McKenna Profile: Brian McKenna

This is a guest blogpost by Miriam Fois, general manager, for UK & Ireland, WhereScape If you think we’re in the age of big data, think...

July 7, 2016  10:51 AM

The Panama Papers couldn’t have happened ten years ago

Brian McKenna Profile: Brian McKenna

In a guest blogpost, Neo Technology’s CEO Emil Eifrem discusses the technology shifts that have taken place that enabled the world’s biggest data investigation to occur. Through The Panama...

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July 1, 2016  1:53 PM

Running retail with data

Brian McKenna Profile: Brian McKenna

This is a guest blog post by Matt Davies, head of marketing, EMEA, Splunk. The retail industry is going through a constant journey of transformation as it is at the intersection of many disruptive technology trends. No sooner do retailers get a handle on the growing role of the...


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,...


May 24, 2016  3:46 PM

Powering the fourth industrial revolution

Brian McKenna Profile: Brian McKenna

This is a guest blog post by Luke Whitehead, head of European marketing, Couchbase We’ve all heard about the digital economy: a modern economy supported by digital computing technologies. Talk of the digital...


May 23, 2016  4:07 PM

Panning for gold — the data we know and use and the data we don’t

Brian McKenna Profile: Brian McKenna

This is a guest blog by Matt Davies, technical evangelist, Splunk They say you don’t know what you don’t know. It’s the same with your data. Most organisations have data they know about, collect and use. This data is typically structured, neat and tidy and probably in some form of...


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