Topic "Product"

Becoming a Revenue Driven Business Model through Data is Painful for Government Agencies

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

Data: The Unsung Hero (or Villain) of every Communications Service Provider

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

Is Your Social Media Investment Hampered by Your “Data Poverty”?

Recently, I talked with a company that had allocated millions of dollars for paid social media promotion. Their hope was that a massive investment in Twitter and Facebook campaigns would lead to “more eyeballs” for their online gambling sites. Although they had internal social media expertise, they lacked a comprehensive partnership with IT. In addition,... more

MDM for Utilities: Data Revives a 100 Year-Old Business Model

In both Europe and North America, there’s something profoundly different about today’s Utility Bill. Today’s bill goes well beyond the amount of money you owe for service that month. Today your Utility Bill is full of DATA. Perhaps it contains baseline analytics around usage and temperature, over a twelve month span. Perhaps it contains additional... more

Holistic Data Stewardship

Nine years ago when I started in the data integration and quality space, data quality was all about algorithms and cleansing technology.  Data went in, and the “best” solution was the one that could do the best job of fuzzy matching the data and cleaning more data than the other products.  Of course, not data... more

Business Agility Depends on Data Integration Agility and Your Skills

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