The Great Data Science Bait and Switch

So you went to college and during your math and computer science classes you were drawn to the beautiful art and science of data, machine-learning and artificial intelligence.   With the combination of those two majors, who wouldn’t want to use the magic of machine-learning and artificial intelligence technologies to help the world figure out… Read more »

The Gartner 2018 MQ for Analytics and BI Platforms — What Changed?

Has assessment evolved to avoid misinterpreting ‘form over function’? The Gartner 2018 Magic Quadrant for Analytics and Business Intelligence Platforms took another interesting turn this year. It’s not surprising given that over the past 4 years the market for what companies are looking for in their analytics solutions has evolved significantly.  We went from the… Read more »

Fast-cycle Analysis and More Data Signals In the Age of Explosive Online Shopping

Five ways retailers can use rapid-fire data insights to capture consumer interest and accelerate sales Online shopping is exploding and so is competition to win consumer dollars in an increasingly fierce market. In the U.S. alone, $335 billion was spent online last year, and that’s on track to balloon to $523 billion by 2020, according… Read more »

Business Intelligence: What’s Being Reinvented and Redefined? Everything.

Reinvention and Redefinition Most areas of enterprise software are reinvented and redefined every 7-10 years. And in most cases when reinvention has occurred, it was an option; not an imperative. For instance, when server virtualization was invented by VMware it was an option, as otherwise we would have continued with existing physical-only server scaling. When… Read more »