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Highlights from Today’s #GartnerChat on Big Data

by Doug Laney  |  January 28, 2012

Today the Gartner Information Management and Analytics Community held its weekly Twitter Chat, (Tweetchat, Tweetjam, TweetUp, whichever you prefer) to discuss concepts around big data, the role of the data scientist, and data quality. Over a half dozen Gartner analysts shared their ideas and research. (Where else can you get access to that many Gartner […]

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Blunderfunding: How Organizations Use Failure as a Basis for Budgeting

by Doug Laney  |  January 17, 2012

A major Wall Street securities ratings firm ignores the recommendations of a consultant report it paid for on rating collateralized debt obligations (CDOs)–contributing to the collapse of the mortgage industry, near-collapse of the banking industry and a multi-year global recession requiring $trillions in government (tax payer) dollars to avoid a full-blown Depression. A major video […]

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Deja VVVu: Others Claiming Gartner’s Construct for Big Data

by Doug Laney  |  January 14, 2012

In the late 1990s, while a META Group analyst (Note: META is now part of Gartner), it was becoming evident that our clients increasingly were encumbered by their data assets.  While many analysts were talking about, many clients were lamenting, and many vendors were seizing the opportunity of these fast-growing data stores, I also realized […]

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