Posts from Lou Jordano

Artificial Intelligence and Analytics | A Changing of the Guard

When the coach starts looking to the bullpen, the pitcher on the mound is not long for the game.

Artificial Intelligence and Analytics

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Cisco's Amazing Marketing Stack

Take a look at this unbelievable Marketing stack from Cisco.  I’m assuming that this all stands behind Cisco.com and is representative, but not exhaustive.  Even so, have you ever seen anything so well thought out, open, and cutting edge – let alone so well laid out?  Can you imagine the infrastructure budget that Marketing Ops team has – mercy!

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A Case for Sherlock | Getting to Artificial Intelligence

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s 1886 fictional “consulting detective,” Sherlock Holmes, was a great mind renowned for his highly advanced powers of observation and reasoning. He was often assisted by Dr Watson, who was unfailingly loyal, if noticeably less bright. At the end of each thrilling tale starring the duo, the anxious reader would always be delighted to hear Sherlock announce that he had solved the latest mind-bending riddle, inevitably characterizing the solution to his trusty helper as, “Elementary, my dear Watson!”

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Chief Data Officers and the Challenges of Big Data

Once Chief Data Officers have identified, confronted, and hopefully overcome the challenges at the bottom and in the middle of the Big Data stack, what’s next?

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Chief Data Officers and the Challenges of Big Data

In my last post, I wrote about what Chief Data Officers tell us are the most pressing challenges they face at the bottom of the Big Data stack —mainly creating a hybrid data architecture that can accommodate modern and legacy data sources. Once that architecture is in place and we move up the stack, CDOs encounter another set of challenges.

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Chief Data Officers and the Challenges of Big Data

Writing on the O’Reilly.com site back in August, CEO Jessie Anderson of Smoking Hand, a training company for Big Data technologies, commented on the overall complexity of Big Data, NoSQL technologies, and the distributed systems that deploy them.

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Chief Data Officers and Data Democracy: The Difference Between Theory and Practice

Chief Data Officers have a lot of things on their plates. And one of those things is giving users freer access to the data they need. This is what we call "data democracy." Most CDOs like the idea of data democracy in theory. But in practice, the CDOs we talk to find that efforts to create a data democracy face at least four common barriers:

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Double the Searchable Document Volume of Your Legacy Google Search Appliances

Search professionals from across the nation are gathering in Washington DC this week for the Enterprise Search and Discovery Summit at KMWorld. For some, the looming abandonment of Google’s Search Appliance (GSA) solution will be a topic of discussion.

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Forrester Wave Evaluates BI on Hadoop

Forrester just released its latest Wave report. Unlike many on more mature technologies, this report on native Hadoop BI platforms included only six vendors, of which Attivio was one. In Forrester's estimation, there are no leaders in the market, just contenders and strong performers.

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The Future of Business Intelligence is in Data Prep

As Dan Woods points out in a recent article for Forbes, technology marketplaces cycle through predictable stages as they mature. He applies this insight to the component versus platform decision that organizations face when adopting new technologies.

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