UK government's digital transformation strategy puts vendors on alert

UK government’s digital transformation strategy puts vendors on alert

The UK government has revealed its plans for how it will overhaul and modernise its legacy back-end IT systems. One of the big takeaways is that the government is looking to exit its large existing IT contracts with end-to-end providers and move to a model that takes advantage of individual components that are communicating through common APIs. Ben Gummer MP, …

Profiling and segmentation: A graph database clustering solution

Profiling and segmentation: A graph database clustering solution

This post is about an exciting journey that starts with a problem and ends with a solution. One of the top banks in Europe came to us with a request: they needed a better profiling system. We came up with a methodology for clustering nodes in a graph database according to concrete parameters. We started by developing a Proof of …

How nonprofits use big data to change the world

How nonprofits use big data to change the world

“The best way to advocate for and deliver on mission is with facts and examples,” said Jen Bokoff. “Data tied to issues—qualitative and quantitative—strengthens an organization’s point of view.” Bokoff understands the power of big data because in her role as Director of Knowledge Services for Foundation Center she and her team use data daily to help a global lattice …

Five ways big data and integration enables the factory of the future

Five ways big data and integration enables the factory of the future

Boston Consulting Group’s recent article, The Factory of the Future provides insights into a recent global survey the consulting firm conducted of more than 750 manufacturing product leaders from leading companies in three industrial sectors: automotive (which includes suppliers and original equipment manufacturers, or OEMs), engineered products, and process industries. The survey’s objective is to define the vision for the …

How to make digital transformation a reality

How to make digital transformation a reality

“Digital transformation” may be one of the most overused buzz phrases in recent times, but it may also be one of the most misunderstood. That’s because digital transformation is not about using technology to do the same things you’ve always done, only faster, cheaper, and better. It’s about using technology to do things that weren’t possible before—creating new products and …

New big data tools for machine learning spring from home of Spark and Mesos

New big data tools for machine learning spring from home of Spark and Mesos

If the University of California, Berkeley’s AMPLab doesn’t ring bells, perhaps some of its projects will: Spark and Mesos. AMPLab was planned all along as a five-year computer science research initiative, and it closed down as of last November after running its course. But a new lab is opening in its wake: RISELab, another five-year project at UC Berkeley with …

7 Digital Analytics Trends that will Dominate in 2017

7 Digital Analytics Trends that will Dominate in 2017

“Analytics without application to an actionable strategy is meaningless”- Mike Grigsby. In the preliminary days of web analytics things were quite simple for marketers. There were fewer marketing channels and primarily one device to look out for i.e. the desktop. But today, with proliferation of channels and devices it makes it extremely daunting for marketers and analysts to comprehend and …

Will open data survive Trump?

Will open data survive Trump?

Nothing in the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity. — Martin Luther King Jr. Imagine driving car without a dashboard. Not only would you break the speed limit and soon run out of gas, but in a new car, you’d lose your engine health readouts, rear-cam view, and other telemetry. I’ve always seen open data as …

Talend looks to ease big data prep with latest release

Talend looks to ease big data prep with latest release

Talend, the big data integration vendor that went public last July, announced its winter release today with new tools to help automate data preparation, a sticky problem for enterprise customers. Surely, there are ever-increasing amounts of data and companies struggle to keep up. There aren’t enough data scientists in the world to fill the need. It requires software to pick up some …