Strata 2016: Data preparation solutions are one of the major keys in adopting Big Data platforms on an enterprise level

For years and years business companies relied on proprietary products with sometimes expensive licenses and hardware to run on. These products ensured quality and reliability, while open-source software enjoyed a perception of being a sort of a playground or only good for a science project, not ready for production in the enterprise. When the Big Data revolution […]

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 […]

Gartner’s “2016 Magic Quadrant for Business Intelligence and Analytics Platforms,” and What It Means for You

Gartner has begun reclassifying the players in this space based on differences between self-directed / self-service business analytics compared to Enterprise deployments and infrastructure capabilities.  As a result, you may see a rather stark difference between this years Magic Quadrant versus last years.  While it would be easy to discuss where all the challengers have […]

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. […]

Introducing Qlik Sense

It’s only been a month since the official announcement for Qlik Sense, and already there is quite a bit of buzz throughout social media.  Those who follow BI have definitely heard of QlikView by now.  And those that follow QlikView closely are excited (and perhaps a little anxious?) about what the next few months and […]

Where’s My Electric-Green Cumberbund?

Data, although we IT pros hate to admit it, is often less than perfectly organized. I have seen client data that set me to imagining a chronic hoarder’s soiled laundry in grungy heaps stretching out to the horizon. Data where you couldn’t find your electric-green St. Patrick’s Day cumberbund if it had a ringing cell […]

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 […]