Topic "Data Integration"
About 15 or so years ago, some friends of mine called me to share great news. Their dating relationship had become serious and they were headed toward marriage. After a romantic proposal and a beautiful ring, it was time to plan the wedding and invite the guests. This exciting time was confounded by a significant... more
It is troublesome to me to repeatedly get into conversations with IT managers who want to fix data “for the sake of fixing it”. While this is presumably increasingly rare, due to my department’s role, we probably see a higher occurrence than the normal software vendor employee. Given that, please excuse the inflammatory title of... more
Forget degrees from Harvard or MIT, forget NoSQL, Hadoop or OBIEE. These are all powerful tools but they will not win you the face-off. It starts with who you are (or are not), who or what you are going up against and what has happened in the past. Why should martial arts be a job requirement... more
Recently, I presented a Business Value Assessment to a client. The findings were based on a revenue-generating state government agency. Everyone at the presentation was stunned to find out how much money was left on the table by not basing their activities on transactions, which could be cleanly tied to the participating citizenry and a... more
Analyzing current business trends helps illustrate how difficult and complex the Communication Service Provider business environment has become. CSPs face many challenges. Clients expect high quality, affordable content that can move between devices with minimum advertising or privacy concerns. To illustrate this phenomenon, here are a few recent examples: Apple is working with Comcast/NBC Universal... more
Over the last 40 years, data has become increasingly distributed. It used to all sit on storage connected to a mainframe. It used to be that the application of computing power to solve business problems was limited by the availability of CPU, memory, network and disk. Those limitations are no longer big inhibitors. Data fragmentation... more
When I was seven years old, Danny Weiss had a birthday party where we played the telephone game. The idea is this: there are 8 people sitting around a table, the first person tells the next person a little story. They tell the next person, the story, and so on, all the way around the... more