data analysis

Embedded AI: the inside story

Most new technologies, when they first emerge, are treated as curiosities. It’s the nature of the beast.  People are intrigued by technology in general and so, when a new technology comes out, fascination abounds. But there’s a problem with that fascination phenomenon, and there’s an issue read more...

Winning With Big Data – Is Your Organization Operating At Only 20% Capacity?

Discovering Big Data

Big Data Has Always Been the Future

Over the past decades there have been many predictions on the value that data would bring to a company to better compete.  Famously, the editor in charge of business books at Prentice Hall in 1957 commented: "I have travelled the length and breadth of this country and talked with the best people, and I can assure you that data processing is a fad that won't last out the year." Fast forward 60 years to 2016, and it’s now clear that innovative companies such as Amazon, Uber, Facebook and Priceline, to name just a few, were able to initially disrupt and then dominate their respective industries because of their aggressive use of data.  Peter Sondergaard, Senior Vice President and Head of Research at Gartner, makes an analogy comparing data to a new source of power, stating "Information is the oil of the 21st century, and analytics is the combustion engine." read more...