Tag Archives: Business Intelligence

Data Darwinism

A few years ago my son asked me to buy him The Unincorporated Man. After he finished it, he gave it to me and we read all four books in the series, which we both enjoyed. The premise of this … Continue reading

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Data Journalism

The open data movement in goverment has produced some amazing data analysis from many sources. Many people are taking freely available data sets and producing a visualization, or an analysis of a problem, or even an application that is useful to the … Continue reading

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Learning about Driving with Big Data

This is nice, a year long safety pilot from the University of Michigan. Quite extensive, using 3,000 cars to gather data. I don’t know what they’ll get out of this, and if you read the comments, there’s all kinds of … Continue reading

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Marketing Data is Exploding

The last few years have seen the rise, and explosion, of social media. While fundamentally social media isn’t introducing much that’s different from actions in the real world, it is making the reach and speed at which we can communicate … Continue reading

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One Single View

This editorial was originally published on Oct 9, 2007. It is being re-run as Steve is traveling. When I worked at JD Edwards, one of the goals of our business intelligence system was to house a single view of the … Continue reading

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Hard Data v Gut Feel

One of the mantras that has guided Google through so many of its product development routines is the fact that the data matters. If you can show that there is data to support a decision, it is more likely to … Continue reading

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Social Data Analysis

Today we have an editorial originally published on June 24, 2007. It is being republished as Steve is traveling. I haven’t been a big proponent of BI as a technology that I think will catch on and become the focal … Continue reading

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Real Time Dangers

There seems to be a quest to move closer and closer to real time decision making. Gather data, analyze it, and make decisions instantly, preferably with the help oif expert systems. That makes some sense, and as shown in the article, … Continue reading

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The HR Scorecard

Are you looking for a BI project in your company to get some experience with? I’ve got an idea that you might try tackling as a side project, or even an informal project within the business. One of the problems … Continue reading

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Pop Tarts and Hurricanes

What do people buy most of before a hurricane? Wal-Mart determined that batteries are the number ones sales item before a hurricane, but the second most sold item was surprising: pop-tarts. That’s the type of intelligence that can come from … Continue reading

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