How I Pulled Myself Out of the Waterfall
Mark Thiele hates waterfalls. Not the ones found in nature, of course, but the traditional, sequential method of software development known as the waterfall model, in which a project flows downhill from one group to another in slow, rigid stages.
Why Marketing Is So Smart, Yet So Dumb
Marketing analytics has evolved with the increase in volumes of customer data. But can this increase in data really help us get a full view of the consumers?
Your Big Data Strategy Needs DevOps
Many big data analytics teams choose to not use DevOps methodologies, but there are real benefits to applying DevOps concepts to those big data initiatives.
IoT And Privacy: Turning Pitfalls Into Benefits
The Internet of Things (IoT) offers a host of conveniences and automation to both business and consumers. But new privacy and compliance responsibilities are part of this package deal. Here's how to make the most of it.
HIMSS: Harnessing Analytics for Healthcare
Healthcare organizations have already provided some of the most interesting and promising applications of advanced analytics use cases. The HIMSS 2017 event next week in Orlando will provide a window into what's next.
IoT And Big Data: Success Comes Down To A Solid Strategy
A Verizon report highlights how big data complexity and a shortage of data science talent are hurdles for an IoT implementation, but we also have to remember the key best practice of having a business goal as part of any analytics initiative.
Are Your Home Appliances Analyzing You?
Home appliance manufacturers have latched onto the promise of IoT, adding smart sensors to help consumers track their appliances. Will the data generated and the analytics enabled end up changing how appliances are made in the future?
Self-Service Analytics Are A Necessity
Users want answers to burning questions, but IT and the data team can't tackle them all at once. Self-service analytics help organizations triage problem-solving by providing many of the insights business users need.
Analytics Used to Detect Online Harassment
In conjunction with Internet Safety Day, the Wikimedia Foundation has released two new public data sets of online harassment in Wikipedia edits. The Foundation leveraged machine learning to detect harassment.
Time for an Analytics Show and Tell
The business-analytics disconnect remains a hurdle for adoption of data-driven decision making. Maybe it's time for the analytics team to hit the road and show employees what data can do for them.
Data-Driven Effectiveness Is A Team Sport
Smart people and the best technology aren't enough to drive a data-driven culture. It's all about people and collaboration, which is easier said than done. If you're serious about affecting change, consider these best practices.