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The 'Silver bullet' index

by Andrew White  |  July 28, 2015

The Economist has the Big Mac Index.  The Big Mac index is a system that uses the price of an ever day item (a Big Mac) as a means to...

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Catalyst Makes You Look Smart: Big Data Analytics for Non-Data Citizens

by Svetlana Sicular  |  July 24, 2015

Analytics is exploding — it is becoming everybody’s domain, rather than an expert’s domain. The digital economy requires to expand your existing expertise with new knowledge. The digital economy is...

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Own Your Data and Information by Making Your Own Risk and Security Decisions About Them

by Earl Perkins  |  July 9, 2015

Data security isn't really my area of research and coverage, though I have assisted other colleagues in the past with it. Something that one of the attendees at the Gartner...

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Now, What Is Hadoop? And What's Supported?

by Merv Adrian  |  July 2, 2015

Updated July 20, 2015 This perennial question resurfaced recently in a thoughtful blog post by Andreas Neumann, Chief Architect of Cask, called What is Hadoop, anyway?. Ultimately, after a careful deconstruction of...

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Big Data Is Pregnant with Analytics

by Svetlana Sicular  |  June 23, 2015

We are at the interesting point: big data time is over. It is now big data analytics time. Many organizations are at the point when they have figured out how...

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I'm here to collect on a debt..... don't tell Marketing.

by Michael Maoz  |  June 21, 2015

Marketing is facing its Waterloo. As a business unit it is the corporate Napoleon, and the Customer is then the Duke of Wellington, aided by the head of Customer Service, who...

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Revenue Still Matters More than Leads

by Todd Berkowitz  |  June 17, 2015

As an analyst I wear many hats- sounding board, guru, therapist, visionary, bad cop and voice of reason to name a few. But at the core, my raison d'etre is...

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FAQs about 2015 Financial Services Cool Business Awards

by Stessa Cohen  |  June 12, 2015

I'm excited that so many of you have questions about the FS  Cool Business Awards. I've compiled some questions with answers: 1. Which digital projects can be nominated for the...

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#cloud computing: an idea whose time has come weakens?

by Joerg Fritsch  |  June 10, 2015

I still remember the time when the first CD players came out in the mid 80s. By the mid 90s vinyl had virtually disappeared from the shelves. Same with the...

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Perspectives on Hadoop Part Two: Pausing Plans

by Merv Adrian  |  June 4, 2015

By Merv Adrian and Nick Heudecker In the first post in this series , I looked at the size of revenue streams for RDBMS software and maintenance/support and noted that they...

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