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Data Lake Business Model Maturity Index

This blog is written in collaboration with the witting and insightful Matt Maccaux and his leading edge work around our elastic data platform and data lake.“Our organization is abuzz with the concept of data lakes!” a customer recently told me. And rightfully so, as the data lake holds the potential to help organizations become more effective at leveraging data and analytics to power their business models. That’s exactly what we propose when we talk about the Big Data Business Model Maturity…See More
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Data Lake Business Model Maturity Index

This blog is written in collaboration with the witting and insightful Matt Maccaux and his leading edge work around our elastic data platform and data lake.“Our organization is abuzz with the concept of data lakes!” a customer recently told me. And rightfully so, as the data lake holds the potential to help organizations become more effective at leveraging data and analytics to power their business models. That’s exactly what we propose when we talk about the Big Data Business Model Maturity…See More
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Bill Schmarzo's blog post was featured

The #1 IOT Challenge: Use Case Identification, Validation and Prioritization

You can’t get to the “What” and the “Why” by focusing on the “How”In the gold rush to “monetize” IOT, organizations are frantically installing sensors on everything that moves (and some things that should not move), hoping that someone in the business will figure out a way to get financial value out of the resulting data[1]. Yep, saw this approach (and am…See More
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The #1 IOT Challenge: Use Case Identification, Validation and Prioritization

You can’t get to the “What” and the “Why” by focusing on the “How”In the gold rush to “monetize” IOT, organizations are frantically installing sensors on everything that moves (and some things that should not move), hoping that someone in the business will figure out a way to get financial value out of the resulting data[1]. Yep, saw this approach (and am…See More
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Bill Schmarzo commented on William Vorhies's blog post Some Thoughts on Mid-Career Switching Into Data Science
"Very well written article with great advice.  Thanks for taking the time to share. I especially enjoyed your comment on "citizen data scientists."  My take on that topic: "Citizen Data Scientists, Jumbo Shrimp and Other…"
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30+ years of data warehousing, business intelligence and analytics experience. Also teach at the University of San Francisco School of Management
My Web Site Or LinkedIn Profile
http://https://infocus.emc.com/author/william_schmarzo/
Field of Expertise
Analytics, BI, Big Data
Professional Status
C-Level
Years of Experience:
30+ years
Your Company:
Dell EMC
Industry:
Technology
Your Job Title:
CTO Big Data Consulting Practice
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Bill Schmarzo's Blog

Data Lake Business Model Maturity Index

Posted on October 14, 2017 at 2:30pm 0 Comments

This blog is written in collaboration with the witting and insightful Matt Maccaux and his leading edge work around our elastic data platform and data lake.

“Our organization is abuzz with the concept of data lakes!” a customer recently told me. And rightfully so, as the data lake holds the potential to help organizations become more effective at leveraging data and analytics to power their business models. That’s exactly what we propose when we…

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The #1 IOT Challenge: Use Case Identification, Validation and Prioritization

Posted on October 8, 2017 at 1:00pm 0 Comments

You can’t get to the “What” and the “Why” by focusing on the “How”

In the gold rush to “monetize” IOT, organizations are frantically installing sensors on everything that moves (and some things that should not move), hoping that someone in the business will figure out a way to get financial value out of the resulting data[1].…

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5 Steps to Building a Big Data Business Strategy

Posted on September 26, 2017 at 6:30am 0 Comments

“The problem is that, in many cases, big data is not used well. Companies are better at collecting data – about their customers, about their products, about competitors – than analyzing that data and designing strategy around it.”  

How can this still be the case? I mean after 5+ years of experience with Big Data, have we not learned a darn thing? We get the following observation from no less than the Harvard Business School:

The new…

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Design Thinking: Future-proof Yourself from AI

Posted on August 31, 2017 at 1:00pm 0 Comments

It’s all over for us humans. It may not have been “The Matrix”[1], but the machines look like they are finally poised to take our jobs. Machines powered by artificial intelligence and machine learning process data faster, aren’t hindered by stupid human biases, don’t waste time with gossip on social media and don’t demand raises or more days…

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