Fraud has been a big challenge for Communications Service Providers (CSPs) and probably always will be. According to the Communications Fraud Control Association (CFCA) fraud costs CSPs billions of dollars a year and in their 2015 survey estimated that cost at over $38bn a year. I was talking with a former colleague recently and he... more
Big Data speak volumes—when they’re in sufficient volumes to matter...
You Say Big Dayta, I say Big Dahta Some say Big Data is a great challenge while others say Big Data creates new opportunities. Where do you stand? For most companies concerned with their Big Data challenges, it shouldn’t be so difficult – at least on paper. Computing costs (both hardware and software) have vastly... more
I’ve been having some interesting conversations with work colleagues recently about the Big Data hubbub and I’ve come to the conclusion that “Big Data” as hyped is neither, really. In fact, both terms are relative. “Big” 20 years ago to many may have been 1 terabyte. “Data” 20 years ago may have been Flat files,... more
I have a little fable to tell you… This fable has nothing to do with Big Data, but instead deals with an Overabundance of Food and how to better digest it to make it useful. And it all started when this SEO copywriter from IT Corporation walked into a bar, pub, grill, restaurant, liquor establishment,... more
Most have heard by now that Informatica World 2014 will be a unique opportunity for attendees to get new ideas, expert advice, and hands-on demonstrations on real-time data integration products and capabilities at the premier data conference of the year. However, it is Las Vegas after all, so for those of you wagering on the... more
When the average person hears of cloning, my bet is that they think of the controversy and ethical issues surrounding cloning, such as the cloning of Dolly the sheep, or the possible cloning of humans by a mad geneticist in a rogue nation state. I would also put money down that when an Informatica blog... more
In a previous blog post, I wrote about when business “history” is reported via Business Intelligence (BI) systems, it’s usually too late to make a real difference. In this post, I’m going to talk about how business history becomes much more useful when combined operationally and in real time. E. P. Thompson, a historian pointed... more