You Can Improve Your Customer Satisfaction Charlie Brown!

You Can Improve Your Customer Satisfaction, Charlie Brown!

What’s surprising to see today is how business operations struggle to get an integrated view of all business metrics. With greater volumes of data being collected, data analysts just can’t keep up with the pace. This state of affairs alone doesn’t hit as hard as the fact that many in data analytics have just come…

Lessons from Star Wars for Big Data

5 Data Lessons We Can Learn From ‘Star Wars’

One of the essential lessons to be learned from Star Wars is that: If you are trying to establish and maintain a ruthless Galactic Empire, you can greatly benefit from better data aggregation and analysis. A prime landscape for exploring today’s big data issues can be found across the Star Wars universe. Yes, Star Wars,…

Too Many Variables for Dashboards

Too Many Variables for Dashboards

Recently, Mike Ryan put out an interesting post at Uproxx where he dared anyone to explain the Return of the Jedi’s “rescue Han Solo” plan that happens in the first act of the film. Basically he was sitting around with a bunch of friends talking Star Wars, and he tossed out the question: if Luke’s…

Ensuring A Seamless Gaming Experience For Outfit7 Users

Challenge: Safeguarding the User Experience Looking to entertain and empower the inner kid in us all, Outfit7’s lovable, digital characters raise a smile whenever they appear on screen, letting players worldwide have fun, share across social media channels, and stay immersed in engaging experiences. While free, the apps generate revenue by offering add-on purchases, as…

5 Great Ways to Avoid Dashboard Hell

Your company might process terabytes of data every day – but no matter how much your data grows, your BI dashboard falls behind.  Dashboard visualizations don’t capture the full scope of business data, and they don’t update in real time. In the end, the data analysts relying on dashboards for business decisions, spend most of…

Black Swans swimming in your Big Data?

Have you got Black Swans Swimming in Your Big Data?

9/11, Hurricane Katrina, the 2008 credit crisis, the BP Gulf oil spill in 2010, and the Japanese earthquake and resulting tsunami that put the Fukashima nuclear facility offline. These are all recent examples of what are known as Black Swan events, incidents that occur randomly and unexpectedly and have wide-spread ramifications. Black Swans are a…

Do traditional BI tools leave you with a Big Data Hangover?

Are you having a Big Data Hangover?

A tiger in the bathroom. A baby. A missing tooth. The groom is gone! These were just some of the surprises that the wolf pack woke up to in the movie The Hangover. The guys figure that if they can just piece together what happened the night before, then they can find the groom and…

Will AI take over your Data Analytics jobs

Worried? Will AI take over your Data Analytics jobs?

Several industries, most notably manufacturing, have seen robotics and automation disrupt their production operations, leading to the loss of even highly skilled individuals. Likewise, there’s concern over how artificial intelligence could affect millions of jobs. As environmental parameters change, will machines come to mimic the “rational thinking” of a human brain and alter their reactions?…

The Super Bowl Shows How Big Data is Changing the Game

The Super Bowl Shows How Big Data is Changing the Game

Whether you’re in it for the game or the commercials, the excitement around the Super Bowl draws people of all ages, all around the world to their screens – many different screens. All that excitement produces a mountain of data. Just as there are few subjects in our world where stats and data are discussed…

Unknown Unknowns are Big Data Opportunities

Unknown Unknowns are Big Data Opportunities

In business, few surprises are good. When you learn that, for example, a business process error has been preventing customers from completing their orders for over a week, you probably won’t be happy. You’ve just tripped over an “unknown unknown – the ones we don’t know we don’t know.” The term, Unknown Unknowns, attributed to…