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3 Predictions for 2018

As we close out 2017 and prepare to welcome the new year, here are my top three predictions that will impact Big Data and Analytics space the most in 2018: “Gigabit” high-speed internet goes main stream, driven by “Fiber to the Home” (FTTH) technology and improved mobile broadband coverage and speed, coupled with falling prices

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Why Digital or AI First is NOT Always Correct

In the mad dash for going digital or for using artificial intelligence in Enterprise Applications, it is not uncommon to hear senior executives of Fortune 1000 companies speak about “Digital First” or “AI First”. This is not a correct strategy in many (MOST!) cases. Remember, Digital or AI represents Channel. Technology or Tools. It is

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Two Important Lessons from Yahoo’s Decline and Downfall

“Verizon to Pay $4.8 Billion for Yahoo’s Core Business” reads the headline in today’s New York Times website. This is a stunning fall for a company which epitomized all things internet and which had a peak valuation of more than $125 billion dollars just over a decade ago. So what are the reasons for this

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Big Data and Customer Journey Analytics

One of the key challenge facing CMOs today is establishment of long term relationship or partnership with their customers, one that will result in continued growth of the brand. Thanks to Big Data tools and technology, it is possible to solve this challenge through Customer Journey Analytics. Embedded below are two great presentations from McKinsey

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Where The Big Data Jobs Are and How Much They Pay

I am often asked the question, especially by those aspiring for a career in Big Data, as to how to find a suitable job in Big Data and how much do they pay. Given below is an excellent Visualization by Chris Dannen that answers some of these questions like where the jobs are, how much they

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5 Must Watch YouTube Videos on Big Data

Here’s a compilation of my five favorite YouTube videos on the topic of Big Data. Please note that they are in random/no particular order. Hope you enjoy these videos! 1. Big Data by EconomistMagazine 2. Big data in 2013 by EconomistMagazine 3. What is Hadoop? Other big data terms like MapReduce? Cloudera’s CEO talks us

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Big Data: Are You Ready for Multimedia Information Systems?

If you take a look at Enterprise Information Systems that are currently in use, you will notice that they are very restrictive in nature in the sense that it is quite difficult to handle data types other than text or numbers. Moreover, text and numbers are handled using pre-defined (text and numbers) fields only in

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Big Data: The Coming Sensor Data Driven Productivity Revolution

When it comes to Big Data, we often think of user (human) generated social media data. But sensor (machine) generated data is a much bigger story as sensor data will drive the next wave of productivity growth and innovation. Consider this for example, “Boeing jet engines can produce 10 terabytes of operational information for every 30

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Missing Wood for Trees, Why Big Data Isn’t About the Big Data

Big Data is a hot topic of discussion these days and is on top of “To Do” list of senior executives of large and medium sized companies, many of whom have started investing in required infrastructure for leveraging Big Data. While this is a good start, it is important to remember that Big Data isn’t

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Big Data: $16.9 Billion opportunity for IT Services and Consulting Industry

International Data Corporation recently released its “Big Data technology and services forecast” predicting that Big Data market will grow from $3.2 billion in 2010 to $16.9 billion in 2015, a compounded annual growth rate of 40% and “growth of individual segments from 27.3% for servers and 34.2% for software to 61.4% for storage”. So what

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