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The Chief Analytics Officer’s Nightmare Scene scenario: 10 am in a boardroom somewhere, second round of coffees served, Danish and donuts untouched, a quiet hush settles. "Well you know what guys? (and, by the use of the term guys I mean to include both sexes here assembled) - the trouble that we have as a company is that we are, to put it bluntly, just a little analytics-poor," said the newly appointed Chief Analytics Officer. That we should consider a firm to be analytically deficient or poor is a profound comment on our modern age. Does such a term even exist? It is very likely that it soon will, given the weight of importance we are (arguably very correctly) placing upon data analytics and the engines, tools, databases, developer programmes and ancillary software that is a) already present and b) currently burgeoning in this field. The CAO cometh The above fab... (more)

Embedded Analytics: Inside Apps, Inside Processes By @ABridgwater [#IoT]

Embedded Analytics: Inside Apps, Inside Processes Now is the age of information analytics. We have (very arguably) reached a point where the insight arising from data analytics can be applied to almost every aspect of a company, in every business vertical. But what shape should that analytics be? Increasingly we talk about embedded analytics, but what do we mean? Should we be embedding analytics inside a) applications themselves, or should we b) look to embed analytics as business rules inside complete corporate processes - or should it be both? Embedded (application) analytics Th... (more)

Planet @Hadoop By @ABridgwater | @BigDataExpo [#BigData]

What Kinds of People Live on Planet Hadoop? Labor market analytics firm Wanted Analytics recently assessed the market for technology professionals and found that demand for people with proficient levels of Hadoop expertise had skyrocketed by around 33% since last year - it is true, Hadoop is hard technology to master and the labor market is not exactly flooded with an over-abundance of skilled practitioners. Hadoop has been called a foundational technology, rather than ‘just' a database by some commentators - this almost pushes it towards being an ‘environment' rather than it bei... (more)

The Digital Transformation By @ABridgwater | @CloudExpo [#Cloud]

The Digital Transformation Social Spectrum Life is difficult. Business life is sometimes argued to be even more difficult. If nothing else, business life is as socially complex as life itself. This truism obviously means that there are different business types - but different in regard to what? Separating the old and the new is good way to look at how the family tree breaks down. At one end of the spectrum we find the old languid non-transformative company (or user) who fails to grasp new digital information empowerment - and at the other end we find the true digital native. But... (more)

OpenStack Deployment Practicality By @ABridgwater | @DevOpsSummit [#DevOps]

Goodness there is a lot of talk about cloud computing. This ‘talk and chatter' is part of the problem, i.e., we look at it, we prod it and we might even test it out - but do we get down to practical implementation, deployment and (if you happen to be a fan of the term) actual cloud ‘rollout' today? Cloud offers the promise of a new era they say - and a new style of IT at that. But this again is the problem and we know that cloud can only deliver on the promises it makes if it is part of a well-coordinated effort that brings together both existing IT infrastructure and these new se... (more)