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Industry Perspective

Digital Transformation – A Strategic Imperative
1 year ago

Digital Transformation – A Strategic Imperative

In collaboration with Hewlett Packard Enterprise, Intel and Windows IT Pro magazine, I am honored to be presenting a webinar called “Embracing Digital Transformation” on Wednesday, October 12, 2016 at 1:00PM EST. In …
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Best Places for Data Science Jobs
1 year ago

Best Places for Data Science Jobs

Coming off of Strata + Hadoop World last week, there is no question that the field of data science is exponentially growing right now. If you did not get to attend …
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Analytics Industry Pulse Fall 2016
1 year ago

Analytics Industry Pulse Fall 2016

This week I stepped back and completely immersed myself in a creative project – my overdue Analytics Industry Pulse Fall 2016 magazine.

It is no secret that I dig data (@idigdata)… …
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Artificial Intelligence: The Market Today
1 year ago

Artificial Intelligence: The Market Today

Time to get back to my Oceans of Data series! This week I am going to share an overview of the artificial intelligence market that includes a fantastic infographic courtesy of Max …
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Surfing Analytics Technology Waves
1 year ago

Surfing Analytics Technology Waves

Massive waves of change are rippling throughout the analytics industry. Beyond hype, it is imperative to understand when to embrace a technology trend in its formative stages. Last week I …
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Moving Beyond Data Visualization to Predictive Analytics
1 year ago

Moving Beyond Data Visualization to Predictive Analytics

Advanced analytics is the next big thing. If you have not budgeted to add predictive and prescriptive analytics into your analytics arsenal, you are apparently already lagging behind your competitors …
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Top 10 Data Visualization Migration Considerations
2 years ago

Top 10 Data Visualization Migration Considerations

Much like the cloud wars and the race to zero, the data visualization market is also at war. Multiple mega-vendor players are driving down prices in the short-term for long-term market …
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BI Market Consolidation Buzz
2 years ago

BI Market Consolidation Buzz

On my first week of sabbatical, my Tropical Garden 2.0 project was stalled by huge news regarding the potential sale of Qlik that lit up discussions of inevitable BI industry consolidation. In January this …
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Market Shifts in Gartner 2016 DW Magic Quadrant
2 years ago

Market Shifts in Gartner 2016 DW Magic Quadrant

At the end of February, Gartner released the latest 2016 Magic Quadrant for Data Warehouse and Data Management Solutions for Analytics. The biggest take-away this year was the key trends to watch …
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Big Changes in Gartner 2016 BI Magic Quadrant
2 years ago

Big Changes in Gartner 2016 BI Magic Quadrant

Thursday, February 4, 2016 rocked the business intelligence and analytics world. The day started with the release of an exciting new 2016 Gartner Magic Quadrant for BI and Analytics report, …
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BI Wars: Microsoft Awakens
2 years ago

BI Wars: Microsoft Awakens

A long time ago in a galaxy of data far, far away….

Mega-vendors and niche vendors aligned forces to expand on-premises business Intelligence battles into the cloud. The increasing commotion awakened …
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Data Governance Series by Microsoft Trustworthy Computing
2 years ago

Data Governance Series by Microsoft Trustworthy Computing

Tonight I came across a gold mine of wonderful data governance resources while researching the industry. Data governance has been a mega-hot topic since self-service business intelligence tools became easy …
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BI Industry going through Midlife Crisis
3 years ago

BI Industry going through Midlife Crisis

It is another lovely springtime Sunday traveling across country to California. I need to have a chat with analytics conference planners to lure a few more events to Tampa, Orlando …
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Thoughts on Gartner’s 2015 Magic Quadrant
3 years ago

Thoughts on Gartner’s 2015 Magic Quadrant

A few weeks ago the highly anticipated Gartner Magic Quadrant reports for Business Intelligence and Analytics Platforms and Advanced Analytics were released. Each year I anxiously search the internet trying …
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Inevitable Analytics Market Commoditization
3 years ago

Inevitable Analytics Market Commoditization

I wrote about future business intelligence and analytics trends back in May 2014.  At that time, I was keeping a pulse on the following trends:

  • Embedded Analytics (already prevalent …
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A Tidal Wave of Analytics and BI News
3 years ago

A Tidal Wave of Analytics and BI News

In the past few weeks, there has literally been a blitz of analytics and business intelligence industry news. Starting with Tableau’s Conference, followed by Qlik Unsummit’s release of full Qlik …
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Creative Data Visualization with VisualCue
3 years ago

Creative Data Visualization with VisualCue

I recently saw a presentation by a Florida-based business intelligence company called VisualCue Technologies.  They offer a unique, icon-based dashboard that they position as operational intelligence.  Operational meaning that it visually captures …
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Data Addict Confessions: Analyzing Home Prices in various Data Discovery Tools
3 years ago

Data Addict Confessions: Analyzing Home Prices in various Data Discovery Tools

This blog has been on my mind for a long time now. I thought I’d share part of the analytical process with you that I performed to determine both the …
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Trends Driving the Future of Analytics
3 years ago

Trends Driving the Future of Analytics

Another sleepless night in San Jose, California without my beloved Diet Mountain Dew until tomorrow morning… Seems like a perfect time to share a few thoughts on awesome future analytics …
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Breaking News – Jaspersoft acquired by TIBCO
3 years ago

Breaking News – Jaspersoft acquired by TIBCO

WOW – big surprising news in the BI and Analytics industry today! TIBCO acquired Jaspersoft, popular open-source BI platform vendor with both Cloud IaaS or on premise BI solutions for …
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