Doug Laney

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Countdown to Symposium: 30 Ways to Innovate with Information

by Doug Laney  |  September 5, 2014  |  Comments Off

The countdown to Gartner Symposium is on! So for each day over the next month in this space you will see a countdown of my favorite ways actual organizations are transforming business processes and inventing new business models and offerings using available information assets, big data and analytics. Don’t just be impressed, be inspired!  How […]

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Gartner Shares Findings from North Pole Inc. Big Data Assessment

by Doug Laney  |  December 16, 2013  |  10 Comments

Going into the 2013 holiday season, North Pole Inc. (ticker: XMAS), the leading global distributor of presents to good girls and boys, called upon Gartner to assess and advise on its information related needs and opportunities.  STAMFORD, Conn., December 16, 2013— Over the past quarter, Gartner was given exclusive access to the operations and information systems […]

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To Twitter You’re worth $101.70

by Doug Laney  |  November 12, 2013  |  Comments Off

Prior to Facebook’s IPO, I published a piece in the Wall Street Journal suggesting what the economic value of one of its active users was at the time: To Facebook You’re Worth $80.95. So why not reprise the concept by exploring the infonomics of Twitter? Twitter’s S1 IPO filing reports that there are over 500 […]

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Back to School: Gartner’s Big Data Syllabus for 2013-14

by Doug Laney  |  August 19, 2013  |  Comments Off

As summer wanes and the kids are heading back to school, I got to thinking about what a Big Data university program might look like if taught by some of the top minds at Gartner. So if you are matriculating this year or just considering enrolling with Gartner, here are your syllabus and instructors for […]

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The Indy 500: Big Race, Bigger Data

by Doug Laney  |  May 24, 2013  |  1 Comment

As we watch America’s greatest auto racing spectacle this Memorial Day weekend, what we won’t see is even bigger than the event itself, faster than the cars themselves, and more varied than the driver personalities. Of course I’m talking about the data. Racing teams now eat Big Data for breakfast, lunch and dinner. And for […]

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New Year’s Resolution: Innovate with Information

by Doug Laney  |  December 26, 2012  |  2 Comments

2012 has seen an acknowledgement and mainstream awareness of the challenges of managing the burgeoning streams of information generated and available to organizations, particularly big data. In 2013, I expect the focus to shift to the challenges of developing and implementing enterprise strategies for making use of all this data. Opportunities abound for deploying information […]

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Mayan Big Data and Predictive Analytics

by Doug Laney  |  December 18, 2012  |  3 Comments

To understand the significance of December 21, 2012 to the Mayans (and today’s mass media) it’s necessary to recognize and understand the Mayan numbering system, theology and astronomical prowess. First, the Mayan had two numbering systems which more-or-less are akin to our distinct decimal system for counting things, and our Gregorian system for counting dates. […]

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Defining and Differentiating the Role of the Data Scientist

by Doug Laney  |  March 25, 2012  |  5 Comments

The research note, Emerging Role of the Data Scientist and the Art of Data Science, I authored with colleague Lisa Kart just hit the Gartner wires this week. Since most of the data scientist role dissenters  we come across seem to believe that the role’s title is is nothing more than a pretentious moniker for […]

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Highlights from Today’s #GartnerChat on Big Data

by Doug Laney  |  January 28, 2012  |  Comments Off

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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