Blog Series – Using the Cloudera Distribution #1: Pre-Cloudera Setup / Architecture

This blog is the first of two which will cover using the Cloudera distribution: #1 Pre-Cloudera Setup/Architecture and #2 Cloudera Installation. The target audience are companies with data that is on the cusp of the “big data” label (think the three V’s). We will be placing a larger emphasis on the pre-cluster setup from a […]

Qlik Sense and the App On-Demand

Before I go into why you may need to pay close attention to this new way of generating advanced analytics applications, it’s important to lay the foundation with a brief explanation of what the App-On-Demand premise actually is… App On-Demand is a method through which a brand new analysis is generated based on ad-hoc user […]

Blog Series – Accurate and Comprehensive Customer Data Mapping #2 Cleansing Queried Enterprise Data

Accurately and comprehensively mapping customer data to the correct, legitimate customer can be difficult at times to master. Our blog series provides specific procedures which will assist you in being able to do so. Ensuring that customer data is accurate (obtaining the exact data needed for a particular customer) and comprehensive (making sure that this […]

President of Bardess Group Ltd, Joe DeSiena, Moderates a Panel of Information Technology Executives at the Society of Information Management Event.

On February 12, 2015 SIM held a “Analytics & Business Intelligence” panel discussion at the Madison Hotel in Morristown NJ. Joe DeSiena, President of Consulting Services at Bardess Group Ltd. and an Executive Committee Trustee of NJ SIM, was the event moderator leading an interactive discussion around the evolving landscape of the Business Intelligence marketplace. […]

Avoiding Disaster When Migrating Legacy Data

One of the often under acknowledged and overly difficult tasks of data management is that of data migration. Legacy data migration is a challenging process, often resulting in unexpectedly high outlays for acquisition and support infrastructure. Although migrating data can be a moderately time-consuming process, the benefits will often outweigh the hindrances. While legacy data […]

Maintaining Data in the Cloud

Enterprise users are quickly turning to the cloud for solutions regarding their data. Because many businesses are seeing an increase in data growth each year, migrating, maintaining, and monitoring data in the cloud is a necessity. Being that the cloud never sleeps, this requires cloud management to be a 24/7 job. When managing a client’s data, cloud based […]

Big Data and the Cloud

Just what is Big Data anyways?  Loosely defined as a “term used to describe data sets so large and complex that they become awkward to work with using standard statistical software,” this ends up describing much of the data the industry deals with on a daily basis.  In reality however, much of the issue is not […]

10 Things Smart Analytics Teams Do

Everyone now is well aware of the potential Big Data has to benefit business. However, being able to identify, obtain, and analyze Big Data requires more than just ambition. Having a team of well-trained specialists is key to succeeding in the data analytics field. So what exactly makes up a skilled team? The following 10 […]

Turning Big Data into Valuable Assets

As a company, the ultimate business goal is to turn a profit. In recent years, many corporations have been utilizing big data for business, but few have really recognized the true potential. The time has come to roll out the big data projects that will drive business prospects. Turning big data into a valuable asset […]