Tag "Analytics"

Analytics Results May Reflect the Wrong Definition of Success

Everyone wants their businesses to become data-driven enterprises. The potential rewards are to compelling to ignore – including improved visibility into customers, markets and operations, the ability to predict what’s coming, and new paths to innovation. However, as with all good things, there’s a risky side as well – namely, that business leaders may drink... more

If Going Digital Is All About Change, Why Are We All So Useless At It?

The human psyche is designed for emergency braking. It’s not so good at long-term self-preservation. Humans aren’t great at long-term preservation. As a society, we are prone to procrastinate, go with the status quo and not upset processes. I can feel a few of you getting ready to hit the ‘comment’ button… but before you... more

National Instruments Case Study: Revolutionize Analytics with Cloud Data Lake

National Instruments (NI) is a global company producing software and hardware empowering scientists and engineers to measure and automate the world around them. NI has more than 35,000 customers worldwide, $1 billion in revenue and serves industries such as Electronics, Aerospace, Defense, Energy, Automotive, Wireless, Heavy Equipment, Industrial Machinery, Academic and Research, Semiconductor and RF/Mobile.... more

The Deepening Mystery of Artificial Intelligence Decision-Making

More and more parts of our business engagements are being driven by algorithms, and lately, there’s been a surprising revelation about these algorithms. Even the most astute data scientists among us really don’t know how many algorithms are generating the results they are issuing. This deepening mystery of Artificial Intelligence Decision-Making was recently explored by... more

Disrupt Yourself or be Uberized

As I revisit some of my most recent conversations on digital disruption with automotive and logistics CIOs, it has become apparent to me that they are all working on proposals on how to change their organizations’ business models. Design, test, sell and service a car every 5,000 miles is no longer good enough and orchestrating... more

Governed or Self-Service? Centralized or Distributed? Get Ready to Deal With Today’s Vexing Data Dilemmas

We’ve certainly come a long way when it comes to business intelligence (BI) and analytics, Organizations have become very adept and taking data from multiple sources and packaging it into formats for consumption by analytics engines and algorithms. While we have addressed the technical aspects of BI and analytics, the organizational challenges and data dilemmas... more

Learning to Love Artificial Intelligence

In March, I attended the WSJ CIO conference in San Francisco and the topic of Artificial Intelligence (AI) ignited the most passionate discussions. I was surprised how many people were in the Steve Wozniak (“the future is scary and very bad for people”) and Elon Musk (“the biggest existential threat to mankind”) camps. I think... more

Data Integration 10.2 Webinar – PowerCenter, Enterprise Information Catalog

Today’s organizations are continuously innovating to drive business transformation. And, it is a journey. The most successful journeys have one thing in common—they’re designed to maximize the value of the enterprise’s data, whether it is a journey to the cloud or big data or self-service analytics. Data Integration 10.2 will give you an insight into... more