My Favorite Qlik Sense Extensions

Qlik Sense extensions are a way that anyone can easily implement enhanced functionality or visualizations not available “out of the box”.  They create new ways to visualize data and enhance how users can interact with the app.  They can integrate with other systems via API and do it all using open standards like JavaScript.  Today […]

Big Data Causing a Shift in Marketing and Sales Tactics

Big Data’s application is ubiquitous, and it’s revolutionizing how industries operate in the 21st century. One department that’s especially benefiting from the adaptation of Big Data is marketing and sales. By adopting it as a tool to help the marketing and sales department work more effectively, organizations are seeing an increase in sales. The auto […]

Data Analytics and Data Science for Private Businesses – A Primer

Big Data is a buzzword that has become part of our business lexicon in recent years. What exactly “Big Data” means,however, remains amorphous. For most private businesses, (such as ours) it denotes something useful to only the largest corporations, who have the financial resources to delve into the murky world of web generated data bases, […]

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 […]

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 […]

The Power of Hadoop

For quite some time now, Apache’s Hadoop has been making a splash in the big data management industry. Having served as a viable platform for web giants such as Facebook and Yahoo, some argue that Hadoop is ready for the higher ranks. What exactly will it take for Hadoop to contend in high level enterprise? […]

Making Big Data Actionable

The era of Big Data goes far beyond individual transactions found in ERP and CRM systems creating terabytes of data.  Big data sources are unique because they are a continuous stream of information with increasing volume, variety and velocity.  Putting this information into the right CONTEXT necessarily requires analyzing historical data together with real-time data […]

Statistics that Reshape Your World-View

Here we have a video from one of the TEDTalks featuring statistics guru Hans Rosling. With the drama and urgency of a sportscaster, he uses an amazing presentation tool, Gapminder, to present data that debunks several myths about the development of our world. Hans is a Swedish medical doctor, academic, statistician and public speaker. He […]