Tag "master data"

REST your Master Data Services

REST (Representational State Transfer) is an architecture style that is designed for communications between different interfaces in the simplest way. As the REST API uses simple HTTP calls, it is much more accessible from different interfaces. Thanks to Roy Fielding, REST APIs are available all over the world wide web today. For example Twitter REST... more

Transformation Toolkit – Essential Data Management Kit

Transformation is one of those buzzwords of the moment usually preceded by Digital, BSS or OSS. It’s at this point that many people start to debate what it actually means. Once you are past that discussion the business must concern itself with how can we transform. To achieve a successful transformation, like any journey, before... more

“Adaptive” Integrated Operations Planning

I ran into an article a few weeks ago proclaiming that IOPS is dead. Another one from HBR attests to the strengths and pitfalls of planning. Vendors from SAP, Oracle, 02Solutions, Anaplan would tell you it has not met its demise. Pundits having suffered through a bad implementation will tell you it is a career... more

Illusion Series – Episode VI: I Tell (Horror) Stories With Data, Do You?

I recently ran into this HBR article about why and how to tell compelling stories with data.  HBR also had some interesting insights on storytelling and the use and shortcomings of analytics as well (Davenport, Tom. “10 kinds of stories to tell with data”, HBR, May 5, 2014 and Filbin, Bob and Jeff Bladt, “A... more

Illusion Series – Episode I: Everything will be OK

A consultant, a data architect and a call center manager walk into a bar in some Asian metropolis (figuratively speaking). The data architect says, “Can you help me figure out how to convince the business to invest in upgrading our data management environment?” The consultant says, “Sure, let me chat with your call center manager... more