The best IT leaders will play a strong and active role in the business strategy process. Their role is not just to “be the implementers,” but to advise the business on technology and data issues, and to ensure that the data architecture will support the business strategy in the near terms and in the future.
There are many mainly abstract concepts that bring potential benefits that are impossible to quantify, such as “digital transformation.” Data, however, is not so abstract – it is real, it is tangible, and the benefits understanding and leveraging it brings to enterprises can make a measurable, notable difference. Call it what you will, but data... more
The organizations that will prosper in this environment will be those to design a data management architecture that can handle all of these different use case and evolve with the needs of the organization. And, it will be critical to increase productivity and self-service of data delivery to fuel new applications and analytics initiatives.
Welcome back to our series of Analytics Chalk Talk videos. I hope you enjoyed our last video: “Data Management Competency for Analytics at the Speed of Business.” In this edition, I’m discussing the magic of metadata and how it will help you attack the amount time needed for data prep so your analysts can get to... more
It’s great to have a vision and strategy for digital transformation, but if you want to be one of the leaders in differentiating your products and services you’re going to need the support of a robust data management platform and architecture.
Along with all the excitement over artificial intelligence and machine learning, there’s an acknowledgement that none of this is possible without one essential raw material: data, and lots of it. As data gets rolled into these systems, and these systems increasingly gain the ability to intelligently act on this data without human intervention, we witness... more
Recently I was at Da Vinci: The Ultimate Innovator special exhibition in Space and Aviation museum in San Diego. Leonardo da Vinci is the greatest inventor in the history. He created futuristic inventions, spectacular sketches and designs that should have revolutionized technology during his time and now. But his work had very little impact to... more
The global financial services industry processes hundreds of billions of transactions daily. From managing ATM withdrawals and insurance policies to administering payments and buying and issuing securities—financial services institutions generate massive volumes of structured and unstructured data. But what good is all this data if it sits in silos, or if it can’t be used... more
JLL now has an array of services that nobody else in the industry can offer, going way beyond traditional real estate services. Not only does this make JLL the best, most complete solution in the eyes of its clients, it also changes the relationship entirely. Clients no longer see JLL as “just” a commercial real estate broker—the company is a strategic partner that can help with new initiatives, ongoing management and strategy around a company's commercial real estate assets.
Welcome back to our series of Analytics Chalk Talk videos. I hope you enjoyed our last video: “How to Manage the Complexity of Cloud Analytics”. Data can be the difference between winning and losing. In this week’s Chalk Talk, I’ll talk about how to deliver data management competency for analytics to meet the needs of... more