Beware: Dynamic Analytics and Static Social Networking May Not Mix - InformationWeek

InformationWeek is part of the Informa Tech Division of Informa PLC

This site is operated by a business or businesses owned by Informa PLC and all copyright resides with them.Informa PLC's registered office is 5 Howick Place, London SW1P 1WG. Registered in England and Wales. Number 8860726.

IoT
IoT
Software // Information Management
Commentary
7/6/2009
04:22 PM
Doug Henschen
Doug Henschen
Commentary
Connect Directly
LinkedIn
Twitter
RSS
E-Mail
50%
50%

Beware: Dynamic Analytics and Static Social Networking May Not Mix

The coolest aspect of this combination is that you can embed live analytic elements that retain connectivity back to the data source... The danger is that your static commentary or prediction will prove woefully out of sync with the ultimate direction of the trend.

As recently reported by Mary Hayes Weier, the enterprise 2.0 social networking geeks at Jive Software (the folks behind the Clearspace wiki platform) have partnered with SAP to make use of BusinessObjects BI on demand offerings. Thus, Jive will enable anyone to embed dynamic analytic widgets into blogs, wikis and discussion forums as shown in this video from the Wolfe's Den vlog...

Of course, the danger here is that your static commentary or prediction will prove woefully out of sync with the ultimate direction of the trend. Just imagine blog posts from Frank Quattrone urging investors to double-down on telco stocks in 2000 or perhaps Jim Cramer urging investors to buy, buy, buy Bear Stearns...

The Daily Show With Jon StewartMon - Thurs 11p / 10c
In Cramer We Trust
thedailyshow.com
Daily Show
Full Episodes
Political HumorJason Jones in Iran

I'm sure this combination will be valuable for tracking and collaborating around dynamic variables, but just be extra careful when mixing static commentary with dynamic analysis!The coolest aspect of this combination is that you can embed live analytic elements that retain connectivity back to the data source... The danger is that your static commentary or prediction will prove woefully out of sync with the ultimate direction of the trend.

We welcome your comments on this topic on our social media channels, or [contact us directly] with questions about the site.
Comment  | 
Print  | 
More Insights
News
Top 10 Data and Analytics Trends for 2021
Jessica Davis, Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps,  11/13/2020
Commentary
Where Cloud Spending Might Grow in 2021 and Post-Pandemic
Joao-Pierre S. Ruth, Senior Writer,  11/19/2020
Slideshows
The Ever-Expanding List of C-Level Technology Positions
Cynthia Harvey, Freelance Journalist, InformationWeek,  11/10/2020
White Papers
Register for InformationWeek Newsletters
Video
Current Issue
Why Chatbots Are So Popular Right Now
In this IT Trend Report, you will learn more about why chatbots are gaining traction within businesses, particularly while a pandemic is impacting the world.
Slideshows
Flash Poll