Doug Laney

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Gartner Shares Findings from North Pole Inc. Big Data Assessment

by Doug Laney  |  December 16, 2013  |  2 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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Batman on Big Data

by Doug Laney  |  November 13, 2013  |  Comments Off

Many vendors and pundits have attempted to augment Gartner’s original “3Vs” from the late 1990s with clever(?) “V”s of their own. However, the 3Vs were intended to define the proportional dimensions and challenges specific to big data. Other “V”s like veracity, validity, value, viability, etc. are aspirational qualities of all data, not definitional qualities of [...]

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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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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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Tobin’s Q & A: Evidence of Information’s Real Market Value

by Doug Laney  |  August 15, 2012  |  4 Comments

Tobin’s q is a simple ratio first posited by Nobel-winning American economist James Tobin in the 1960s to understand the relationship between a company’s market value and the replacement value of its assets. Analysis shows that this quotient has been growing since financial statements were standardized following the Great Depression. Smoothing economic boom and bust [...]

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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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