Data management

Why talented people get hooked on startup life

  When people talk about what it’s like to work for an emerging company, they often use a lot of construction-oriented language. “We’re building from the ground up,” they’ll say, or “we’re reframing our market …

The Transition to Predictive Analytics

In the second follow-up article in my series about trends in data analytics, I want to focus on the shift from backward-looking retrospective analytics to forward-looking predictive and prescriptive analytics. The shift is driven in …

Climbing the Analytic Maturity Mountain

This is the first follow-up article in my series about trends in data analytics. The concept of analytic maturity follows a simple pattern we see reproduced across businesses and industries; as a given technology or …

Tectonic Trends in Data Analytics

Over the next few months, I’ll be posting a series of articles focusing on data analytics – defining it, describing it and looking at how folks are using it in the real world. Today I …