Data Governance in the World of Big Data

The Gartner Group recently published a study that stated: “… by 2017, 33 percent of Fortune 100 organizations will experience an information crisis, due to their inability to effectively value, govern and trust their enterprise information.”–Gartner Press Release, February 27, 2014 They go on to blame this on the ever-increasing amount of data that is […]

Want Answers to your Analytic Question Space? Don’t Be Afraid to Ask

In my last blog, I talked about Analytics Question Space. In this one I want to expand upon this concept and look at how to make your Analytics Question Space part of the business analytics process. One big reason that Big Data hasn’t been adopted more quickly and effectively is that business people have been […]

Want More Value from Analytics? Ask the Right Questions.

When it comes to analytics, if you don’t get the questions right the answers may not matter. Bad or ill formulated question sets (or as we will call them in this blog, “Analytics Question Space™”) lead to answers that are far less usable then they should be. Just like the joke about the Genie and […]

Big Data, Analytics, and Really Big Data Analytics


First a few definitions: Big Data is the process of taking data that is very large in variety, velocity or volume (or any combination) and converting it to a form that is usable for a given purpose. Analytics is the process of attempting to discover and communicate meaningful patterns in data. I’m going to suggest […]