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. ...

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...

QlikView Process Visualization

You know that feeling you get picking up on a BI project that has been worked on by other people for months?  All that data pouring in from different databases, spreadsheets and in-line loads, the practically untestable reloads of tables to get ten-line IF statements...