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2015 Year in “PreReview” in Technology

The summer of 2015 marked the release of the blockbuster Sci-fi movie, “Terminator Genisys,” which grossed a record $350 million at the box office and further popularized the notion of time travel. In addition to sequels and prequels, Hollywood has now adopted plots for movies in which the audience can choose among alternate storylines and follow them to their logical conclusion. The future, as we know it, is plural. This year in our PreReview of 2015, we once again present a few alternative scenarios for the future from our vantage point at the end of 2014. 

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Topics: PreReview, marketing, analytics, 2015, wearable computing, big data, advanced analytics, social media, Big Data practicioner, quantitative analytics, MoSoLoCo, data scientist, data analytics infrastructure, Big Data Prescriptions, predictive analytics

You Are What You Analyze - Selecting a Chief Analytics Officer

The simplistic model of an enterprise was that of collection of business processes. Those that executed processes efficiently with the fewest people did better than those that did not. The IT industry dutifully delivered to this metric by codifying, automating and scaling. 

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Topics: big data, data-as-a-service, Big Data practicioner, data scientist, data analytics infrastructure, Big Data Prescriptions, business perspective solutions, CIO

Mindset over Data Set - Sand Hill Big Data Study

“Meeting adjourned!” the chairman announces. In one swift move, I’m out of my chair and walking toward the door ahead of the other board members when I hear my name, and there’s no mistaking that voice. 

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Topics: industrial big data, analytics, Hadoop, big data, Big Data practicioner, data scientist, data analytics infrastructure, Big Data Prescriptions, business insights, business perspective solutions, predictive analytics

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