David Taylor

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Best Software Vendor Advice for Enterprise & Small Business Companies

Big Data and data analytics may be the defining concepts of the past decade. As today’s modern businesses attempt to become more data-driven, they …

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How IoT is improving the value of industrial automation in oil and gas

IoT is proving to be a game-changer for automation companies as a variety of industries begin employing IoT-enabled architectures and experimenting with how IoT solutions can reap new benefits.<p>One example is Rockwell Automation, a provider of industrial automation products, including control …

'We Are Likely 3-5 Years Out From Advanced Analytics Being Critical To The Viability Of A Company' | Articles | Big Data

Walter Storm is the chief data scientist for Lockheed Martin, guiding the corporation toward the application and extraction of value from emerging …

Why The Most Productive People Do These Six Things Every Day

The secrets behind four-minute meetings and scrapping your to-do list.<p>Of all our available resources, everyone has the same number of hours in a day. Some, however, happen to get more done. Are they faster or smarter? Do they have more help? Perhaps. But they’ve also learned tricks that can help …

Hadoop Is Falling | Articles | Chief Data Officer

Three years ago, looking beyond Hadoop was insanity, and there was little else that could come close according to many in the media. However, the …

SAP set to steal the march in IoT with Plat.One acquisition

<b>John Bates, CEO at IoT application platform Plat.One and chairman of Smart IoT London, discusses his company’s takeover by SAP and how the move fits</b> …

SAP Debuts Free HANA Express Edition

SAP today unveiled a scaled-down version of HANA designed to let developers play around with the in-memory platform on a PC or a laptop. The …

Winning in consumer packaged goods through data and analytics

Our 2016 survey of North American companies highlights best practices in customer and channel management.<p><b>Consumer-packaged-goods (CPG)</b> companies …

McLaren CIO on Digital Transformation, Hybrid Environments, Shadow IT And More

McLaren has been a pioneer in the competitive world of Formula 1 since 1963, and has recently grown and diversified into related industries.<p>In a …

Taming the Elephant.....Building a Big Data & Analytics Practice - Part 2

This blog is published by<p>The key aspect covered in the first part, was the journey of data to Big<p>This second part, would essentially try and cover …

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Using Predictive Analytics? Here's Why You Should Start Today - Small Business Trends

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) recently announced that between 2012 and 2014, the organization had saved $42 billion. CMS partnering …

Why Data Is The New Oil

The field of artificial intelligence is red hot thanks in part to big companies like Google, Facebook, and Microsoft using AI-related techniques to …

Why S4HANA?

Why You Should Dump Your “Analytics Person” (And Do THIS Instead…)

Whether you’re a bootstrapped startup or a well-known company, you likely have one (or more) people on your team in charge of analytics. These are …

Die Dashboards Die! Why Conversations Will Reinvent Software

In years to come, conversations will breathe new life into software--particularly the boring enterprise tools millions of knowledge workers begrudgingly use every day. Conversational user interfaces (CUIs) work because of our familiarity with messaging. Even the most technically complex …

SAP HANA Success & Enablement Workshop

Greetings All, On July 14, 2016 the <b>SAP HANA Ambassador Team</b> presented their <b>SAP HANA Success & Enablement Workshop</b> for the <b>SAP HANA International Focus</b> …

10 Business Intelligence Trends for 2016

Heading into 2016, the business intelligence (BI) landscape is one very much in flux. Big Data, cloud services, predictive analytics, and data …

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Is the business intelligence dashboard dead?

What’s the difference between a company that uses big data like a grown-up and one that is still in the playpen?<p>Collect it, store it, crunch it, display it… big data has always sounded more like a candy-store display than something businesses use everyday. This past year, as the Economist …

How Business Intelligence Helps Small Businesses Make Better Decisions

Credit<p>We often talk about the benefits of business intelligence, but we rarely explain what business intelligence is and why you should even consider it. More often than not, we are faced with this dilemma as we find ourselves excited at the "prospect" of what our business intelligence (BI) tools …

Why customer analytics matter

Although survey respondents say the value of customer analytics is declining, our findings show these analytics clearly drive value. Focusing on …

6 Powerful Traits Of People Who Inspire Others To Become Their Best

<i>Part of the series “Thought Leadership and Impact”</i><p>In my role as a professional writer, I hear from over 400 PR firms, celebrities, thought leaders, creatives, entrepreneurs and other impacters every month. They all hope to be featured and highlighted, to help their own endeavors and to share their …

9 Ways Retailers Are Using Big Data and Hadoop

The big data revolution is changing how business gets done in all industries. That includes the massive retail market, which drives $2.6 trillion in …

SAP's cloud growth continues, adds 500 SAP S/4HANA customers in a quarter

Company said European business is navigating through Brexit uncertainty.<p>Europe's largest software company SAP has reported gains in cloud software …

Newcastle University starts the road to S/4 HANA

Last year I wrote about the proof of concept work undertaken at Newcastle University in partnership with itelligence for moving the university’s ERP …

Lack of Big Data Analytics Agility Hobbles Healthcare Orgs

Healthcare organizations are not necessarily known for embracing innovation at the speed of light, but the relentless pace of technological and …

Analytics-Of-Things Drives IoT Business Value: An Executive Perspective

Why should executives care about Internet-of-Things (IoT) applications in their companies? That is the question addressed by a study examining the business use cases for IoT applications by seven large companies, plus a city government. As shown in the table, they a potpourri of sizes and …

How CEOs Can Keep Their Analytics Programs from Being a Waste of Time

Despite billions of dollars invested in big data and analytics, the simple truth is that most projects and programs fail to meet expectations. And we have figured out why: analytics forces changes on the C-suite that the CEO has to anticipate and manage, but many don’t.<p>From how we choose presidents …

Beyond Excel: What analysts — not data scientists — need

<i>This sponsored post is produced by Alteryx.</i><p>Harvard Business School (HBS) is filled with nearly identical rooms. With the exception of one: Aldrich 108. In that room there is an odd plaque on the wall. Why? Aldrich 108 was the birthplace of VisiCalc. And HBS knows that the first spreadsheet that …

The L.E.D. Quandary: Why There’s No Such Thing as “Built to Last”

The light bulb that has brightened the fire-department garage in Livermore, California, for the past hundred and fifteen years will not burn out. Instead, it will “expire.” When it does, it certainly won’t be thrown out. It will be “laid to rest.”<p>“You have to use the correct terminology,” Tom …