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Self-Service Data Prep Governance

By  •  November 20, 2017

Data-driven organizations that empower everyone with self-service analytics are more vulnerable to classic shadow IT pains – unmanageable data sprawl, reporting inaccuracies, governance, security, regulatory, compliance, and privacy gaps. Don’t …
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Self-Service BI Governance and Security Risks

By  •  December 12, 2016

Although self-service BI solutions have come a long way and add tremendous value in daily decision making, many offerings still have significant governance, data security, and privacy gaps. Organizations do …
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Revisiting Self-Service BI Governance

By  •  January 29, 2016

How are you doing on those New Year’s resolutions? You have to be doing better than me. I get an F in January = total failure. Despite all the workout gear …
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Data Governance Series by Microsoft Trustworthy Computing

By  •  June 18, 2015

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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Self-Service BI Governance

By  •  February 8, 2014

I had a funny conversation last weekend with a consulting peer that mentioned governance with self-service BI tools. I don’t think that person realized this was a HOT button topic …
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10 Exciting Analytics Trends to Explore

By  •  January 15, 2020

New year. New decade. Time to prepare for what comes next. As organizations continue modernizing and moving to the cloud, the analytics world we once knew continues to change. Here’s …
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Reflecting on the Past Decade in Analytics

By  •  December 19, 2019


What was hot and what was not? From what I can remember, in-memory analytics, mobile BI, OLAP cubes and drag-and-drop analytics tools got all the buzz. Most customers I …
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Tableau Conference 2019 Starting A New Chapter

By  •  November 25, 2019

And so it begins…Tableau enters the Salesforce era. This year Tableau Conference, the world’s largest gathering of data enthusiasts, continued to grow with over 18,000 attendees joining the party in …
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Highlighted Projects

By  •  July 23, 2019

The following is a list of my highlighted projects over the past two and a half decades. During the first 15 years of my career, I worked with system implementation …
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Responsible Citizen Data Science. Yes, it is Possible.

By  •  July 9, 2019

To retain market leadership in the algorithm economy, enterprises require new ways to maximize the value of data and AI with citizen data scientists. Don’t think citizen data science is …
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Demystifying Automated Analytics, AI in BI and AutoML

By  •  April 22, 2019

So many buzzwords, so much confusion. Automated analytics, artificial intelligence (AI)-driven BI, and automated machine learning (AutoML), aren’t these terms describing the exact same thing? NO. Although these technologies may …
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Optimizing Marketing Spend with IBM Watson Studio

By  •  July 8, 2018

In our previous article, we introduced IBM Watson Studio and discussed helping our CMO and marketing team better utilize limited resources with advanced analytics. In this article, we will reveal …
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Infoworks Automated Big Data Engineering

By  •  May 14, 2018

Recently I engaged in a guided “hands-on” evaluation of Infoworks, a “no code” big data engineering solution that expedites and automates Hadoop and cloud workflows. Within four hours of logging …
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Industry Pulse April 2018 Highlights

By  •  May 7, 2018

This past month we had news from SAS Global Forum, Microstrategy, Oracle, AWS, Google, Qlik Qonnections, Tableau and several other smaller vendors. Fallout from the March Facebook scandal continued while GDPR …
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Hello Again DOMO

By  •  March 27, 2018

READER  WARNING – DOMO is financially stressed. “If other equity or debt financing is not available by August 2018, management will then begin to implement plans to significantly reduce operating expenses,” …
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Industry Pulse January 2018 Highlights

By  •  February 5, 2018

After two quiet weeks, January analytics and data science industry news predictably heated up towards the end of the month. I mentioned it would be a roller coaster year. Well, …
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Taming the Wild West of Self-Service Data Preparation

By  •  January 23, 2018

The self-service data preparation and analytics movement started with the best of intentions: help make organizations more data-driven, agile and confident in their business decisions. Instead, it’s become a bit …
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Top 2018 Analytics Industry Trends and Predictions

By  •  January 7, 2018

Time to get back to work. Buckle up and get ready for another thrilling year of ups, downs, twists, turns, and tunnels. In this article, I will share top analytics …
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2017 Data Breach Investigations Summary

By  •  November 9, 2017

Each year Verizon, in conjunction with the VERIS Community Database initiative, releases the annual data breach investigations report. This year’s report is based on analysis of 42,068 security incidents, including …
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Architect Your Customer 360 Data Lake for Today and Tomorrow

By  •  November 3, 2017

Obtaining a 360-degree customer view means having a holistic customer profile record that captures different types of data from across channels and systems, aggregates that data to understand what’s important …
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