2015: The Year of the Data Scientist

2015 Year of Data Scientist

Data science is no longer a niche area. When I first told my friends that I worked with Data Scientists two years ago, their reaction was ‘who?’ Today it is a widely understood and accepted term. In fact, HBR described it as the ‘sexiest job in the world’ as far back as 2012. So what […]

How BI Is Like Fried Chicken

Why BI Is Like Fried Chicken

One of my colleagues made an offhand comment the other day that stuck with me. We were talking about dashboards, and he said (paraphrasing here) that dashboards can be bad for users. Given that our employer makes and markets products for creating BI dashboards, his statement bordered on treason. But then he went on to […]

Mobile BI: 6 Key Ingredients for Success

Making BI Mobile

For years, pundits have told us that mobiles would replace many business laptops – and the market is proving them right. A glance at the news shows that devices are growing in size and capability: The new iPhone 6 Plus with its oversize 5.5-inch screen made a huge splash last week, and next month the […]

Why Cognitive Computing Is about to Change the Way You Think about Data Analytics

Cognitive Computing

You don’t need to look much further than the estimated $3 billion in venture capital investment made from 2009-2013 in new analytics-related ventures to get an idea of the excitement surrounding big data and analytics. And what’s more is that this sum doesn’t even count the mountains of money being poured into R&D and acquisitions […]