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...

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...