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Geography of Data - Restoring the Transpositional

Above is a distribution of price differentials for the Dow Jones Industrial Average from the 1930s. The image was generated by one of my programs called Storm. I posted a few images from the same application in other blogs. If I recall correctly, the more volatile differentials (closer to the action) are at top; the more stable differentials (further from the…

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Added by Don Philip Faithful on May 24, 2014 at 6:51am — No Comments

Addition of Different Dimensions to Data

I was often the lone wolf among my peers in university because I supported a prominent place in society for corporations and an important social role for capital. I questioned whether the directors and executives of companies entered into boardrooms really intending to “oppress” people such as minorities and people with disabilities. Did they deliberately make bathrooms inaccessible to people in wheelchairs perhaps to advance their preconceptions of who gets to go to the bathroom, I pondered…

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Added by Don Philip Faithful on May 10, 2014 at 9:44am — No Comments

Strategic Placement for Big Data in Organizations

I tend to examine the different roles played by data. For instance, when I work on computer code, I often ask myself what the presence of data is meant to accomplish. Sometimes the analysis is not at all straightforward or simple. In society and organizations, people exist and persist in the records as data. The data survives even as employees come and go. I therefore consider it important to regard the data and its environment as a system in itself, something that has a life all of its own.…

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Added by Don Philip Faithful on May 3, 2014 at 6:30am — No Comments

The Algorithmic Man - Epic Battle Against Headless Apparitions

There was a television interview of a man who had to deal with severe breathing problems through much of his adult life.  He underwent various procedures although he found little relief.  In fact, the adverse impact to his body was long-lasting.  So he was surprised to discover how he was extremely allergic to his breakfast cereal, something that he ate almost without fail.  When he stopped eating the cereal, his breathing problems disappeared.  I am sure that many people would regard the…

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Added by Don Philip Faithful on April 27, 2014 at 8:26am — No Comments

Risks Posed by Commodified Labour in Complex Fields

The commodification of labour coincides with technological advancements in production: it is perhaps most noticeable in relation to factories.  Factory processes replaced the labour once done by skilled tradespeople. It might not be obvious how this trend has continued to this day and is now affecting professionals in complex fields including those in the data sectors. I am talking about the "made to order" and "off the shelf" acquisition of labour commodities. What I describe as commodities…

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Added by Don Philip Faithful on February 22, 2014 at 7:05am — No Comments

Your custom MDM solution: Don’t make these mistakes (Part 1)

Your custom MDM solution: Don’t make these mistakes (Part 1)

Most MDM implementations will be based on a commercial software product.  By relying on a packaged solution, the architectural considerations have been addressed by the software vendor, allowing the project team to focus on the data management considerations.  However, there are cases when a custom MDM solution may be needed.  When proceeding down the path of custom development for MDM, we have some advice for you:…

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Added by Sullexis LLC on January 29, 2014 at 11:15am — No Comments

Master Data Management Solutions

What is MDM and what does it involve?

MDM aims at referencing, managing and synchronising all the data across a company (e.g. products and customers data) to ensure the liability and preciseness. By using a good data management, the company will be able to simplify its processes, to avoid overlap and to ensure the quality and usability of the data. MDM has impacts on different levels for a company.  On the business side, it affects speed,…

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Added by Michel Bruley on January 2, 2014 at 12:48am — No Comments

Hazards of Institutional Data

A prominent discrimination case in Canada involves a firefighter named Tawney Meiorin.  Meiorin had successfully performed her duties as a firefighter for many years.  She lost her job after the introduction of mandatory testing to determine her fitness for the position.  The testing measured aerobic capacity, and it was developed in a manner that many would regard as scientific; that is to say, it used a highly quantitative and analytic approach.  However,…

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Added by Don Philip Faithful on November 23, 2013 at 4:43am — 1 Comment

Big Data getting bigger in UAE

With immense growth in technology, financial institutes, skyscrapers and malls, one can find that the number of consumers have increased exponentially in the Middle East over the past few years. Reports suggests that 91% of the population comprises of expats in UAE enjoying high salaries and tax free benefits. 

Moreover, the options to spend your money have gotten bigger and better with UAE working towards the initiative to build Smart Cities setting strong infrastructure fundamentals…

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Added by IPSITA on November 22, 2013 at 12:02pm — No Comments

Balanced Scorecard Secrets that Book-Smart Professionals Do Not Talk About

The Balanced Scorecard (BSC) is a new buzz-word that stands for the performance management magic pill. Many books on management praise this business concept and report an impressive adoption rate by Fortune 1000 companies. When it comes to practice it appears that only top management in the company knows about the Balanced Scorecard and it is used at a minimum of its potential.

Balanced Scorecard and…

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Added by Aleksey Savkin on September 19, 2013 at 12:17am — 2 Comments

LEVERAGING PRIVACY SETTINGS TO SALES DISTRIBUTION CHANNELS FOR EFFICIENT INSURANCE MARKETING

Relationships are built on trust and mutual understanding – if a company wants customers to trust them with their data, the company must foster that trust. Data governance and sensitivity about your customers’ data must be enforced internally and communicated externally – to your customers.

When…

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Added by Ben Gold on April 22, 2013 at 11:30am — No Comments

CENTRALIZING CUSTOMER DATA ENSURES EFFECTIVE INSURANCE MARKETING

Relationships are built on trust and mutual understanding. Building a 360 degree customer data profile facilitates the marketers’ understanding of their customers.  This in turn, helps marketers provide their customers the best experience and service, target product offerings, and produce relevant communications. The key to building a 360-degree customer profile is aggregating as much relative data as possible.  Centralizing the 360-degree profile in an easily accessible and robust…

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Added by Ben Gold on April 17, 2013 at 11:30am — No Comments

The Big Data Tidal Wave - How Technology is Shaping the way Finanical Services Companies Operate

Technology to store, manage, search and analyze Big Data leaps to the top of the agenda for Financial Institutions as enterprise NoSQL databases come of age.

Financial Institutions are focused on initiatives to survive in a world where regulatory pressure, risk mitigation and increasing volumes of data continue to pressure legacy infrastructures. Improved…

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Added by Tony Agresta on January 27, 2013 at 10:13am — 1 Comment

Leveraging all data, big and small, for effective insurance marketing

Excellent customer communications is now a recognized component to drive sales and give Insurance companies the competitive advantage. Here are some tips when utilizing analytics to solve marketing solutions while keeping the customer in mind:

 

  • Create a single profile of the customer. Use big data and data management strategies, such as refining existing platforms to provide the ability to…
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Added by Ben Gold on January 10, 2013 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Creating a learning organisation in the "Age of the Customer"

 

Two weeks ago I attended the Customer Insight & Analytics Exchange in London, in which I participated as a speaker. See Maz Iqbal's account of these two days here:

http://thecustomerblog.co.uk/2012/07/12/customer-insight-analytics-exchange-highlights-from-day-2/

One of my personal highlights from day 1 was Suresh Vittal's presentation (Forrester). He…

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Added by Patrick Glenisson on July 24, 2012 at 8:38am — 1 Comment

Business case or Business phrase for BI ?

Past week I attended a Marketing colloquim where I was invited as a panel member to discuss the new realities of marketing performance and metrics. What struck me was the growing importance of Data across sectors and company size. But aside from the consensus that existed on the importance of Data in defining, adapting and evaluating go-to-market approaches,  there were a multitude of opinions on how to realise this – in particular on the amount  of technology investments…

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Added by Patrick Glenisson on June 4, 2012 at 9:10am — No Comments

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