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Industry Perspective

Gartner BI MQ 2020 – What’s NOT covered
2 months ago

Gartner BI MQ 2020 – What’s NOT covered

After a momentous year of innovation, industry consolidation, and unstoppable big tech market domination, controversial placements, and omissions linger on in Gartner’s Magic Quadrant for Analytics and Business Intelligence Platforms …
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Quantifying the Data Jobs of Tomorrow
2 months ago

Quantifying the Data Jobs of Tomorrow

Good news for data professionals. World Economic Forum’s 2020 Future of Jobs report continues to forecast a bright outlook for Data, AI, and Cloud Computing professionals. The Jobs of Tomorrow: …
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10 Exciting Analytics Trends to Explore
3 months ago

10 Exciting Analytics Trends to Explore

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
4 months ago

Reflecting on the Past Decade in Analytics

2010

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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Industry Pulse September 2018 Highlights
1 year ago

Industry Pulse September 2018 Highlights

Long time, no news summaries…what happened? I’ll share the scoop on that soon. In the meantime, Cloudera and Hortonworks announced a merger that was really “big” news yesterday. That merger …
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Why You Need a Connector Strategy in the Digital Era
2 years ago

Why You Need a Connector Strategy in the Digital Era

Both data-driven organizations and analytics software vendors today face a wide spectrum of complex challenges navigating an entirely new world of cloud app data sources. From security to agility, scale, …
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Buyer Beware: The DOMO IPO
2 years ago

Buyer Beware: The DOMO IPO

In light of recent S-1 confessions and warnings about DOMO’s precarious situation, my condolences go out to DOMO’s customers, staff and investors. If DOMO does not pull off a successful IPO, …
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Exploring the Current State of Embedded Analytics
2 years ago

Exploring the Current State of Embedded Analytics

Embedded analytics is everywhere. From consumer gadgets, intelligent things, and applications to the rapidly expanding Everything as a Service (XaaS) subscription economy, analytics has been ubiquitously embedded into all areas …
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Fascinating 2018 Gartner Critical Capabilities Results for Analytics and BI
2 years ago

Fascinating 2018 Gartner Critical Capabilities Results for Analytics and BI

Earlier this month without nearly the grandiose fanfare or market madness of Gartner Magic Quadrant releases, the Gartner Critical Capabilities for Analytics and Business Intelligence Platforms Report 2018 was quietly …
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Industry Pulse April 2018 Highlights
2 years ago

Industry Pulse April 2018 Highlights

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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DataRobot Automated Machine Learning
2 years ago

DataRobot Automated Machine Learning

DataRobot is the world’s most advanced automated machine learning platform. It empowers data analysts and data scientists to rapidly find key insights, hidden data patterns and make better predictions faster. …
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Applying Critical Thinking Skills when Evaluating Industry Awards
2 years ago

Applying Critical Thinking Skills when Evaluating Industry Awards

In the ever-growing list of “trophies for everyone” industry awards, it is becoming more difficult to decipher real awards from paid advertisements. You should be skeptical if you don’t understand an …
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Industry Pulse March 2018 Highlights
2 years ago

Industry Pulse March 2018 Highlights

Here is a quick skim of analytics industry updates from March 2018. This past month we have news from IBM Think, Domopalooza, NVIDIA AI Deep Learning Conference, and the usual …
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Analyzing 2018 Gartner BI Magic Quadrant – Part 2
2 years ago

Analyzing 2018 Gartner BI Magic Quadrant – Part 2

In analyzing the 2018 Gartner BI Magic Quadrant – Part 1, we revisited how to interpret this report, discussed new criteria, who’s missing, top shockers, recurring themes and the three …
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Analyzing 2018 Gartner BI Magic Quadrant – Part 1
2 years ago

Analyzing 2018 Gartner BI Magic Quadrant – Part 1

Once again we enter the most magical, controversial time of the year in the analytics realm. Last year, I delved into understanding this report, why it is skewed, contentious, what …
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Gartner Magic Quadrant for Data Science and Machine Learning 2018
2 years ago

Gartner Magic Quadrant for Data Science and Machine Learning 2018

Last week the annual Gartner Magic Quadrant for Data Science and Machine-Learning Platforms 2018 was published. The old guard of SAS and IBM has tumbled this year with H2O.ai, Knime and RapidMiner taking …
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Industry Pulse January 2018 Highlights
2 years ago

Industry Pulse January 2018 Highlights

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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Becoming an Analytics Change Agent
2 years ago

Becoming an Analytics Change Agent

Last week I had the incredible honor and pleasure to listen to the infamous Billy Beane. You may recognize Beane’s name from the popular book Moneyball: The Art of Winning an …
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Top 2018 Analytics Industry Trends and Predictions
2 years ago

Top 2018 Analytics Industry Trends and Predictions

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 Predictions Right, Wrong and Totally Missed
2 years ago

2017 Predictions Right, Wrong and Totally Missed

Before sharing my annual analytics industry trends forecast for 2018, I wanted to quickly summarize reader hot topics and my past predictions right, wrong and totally missed from 2017. Here is a …
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