Big Data

Threesome Spells Conflict

Threesome Spells Conflict

Is trouble brewing on the Enterprise? Not the Star Trek Enterprise, the Enterprise I.T. market. Threesomes present BIG potential for conflict. Feelings of betrayal, exploitation. Microsoft makes a deal with Oracle on Clouds. Okay. Then Oracle cozies up to salesforce.com- presumably to enhance their future BigData access & B2B ties.  That potentially put Oracle between Microsoft and the customer (the [...]

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Big Data Is HOT!

Big Data Is HOT!

My last full time role in Big Data was in 2008- a long time ago. I’m still occasionally involved (a NYC private Equity firm hired Spitfire to assess the data assets of a regional USA player; I’ll immodestly admit the client said our input was far more valuable than that of Bain!). Big Data principals [...]

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Big Data – Batter Up!

Big Data – Batter Up!

My recent post about Big Data inspired some in-person inquiries (btw you need not await a 1:1 conversation; just hit ‘Comments’); namely: What Is It? Why Care from a business POV? Who Is Already Into It? I headed New Products at one on the Big Three global data houses a few years ago. Not long ago, I [...]

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Lundquist Big Data Article No April Fools Joke

Lundquist Big Data Article No April Fools Joke

Eric Lundquist is not just the ex Editor in Chief of PC Week (now renamed eWeek). He’s also a rare breed – a pro with decades of technology expertise who can communicate, even to non-techies. Been a fan for 5 years; when I lead creation of new data products for a couple Alliance Data divisions, I [...]

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