Author: Lynda Partner

The changing role of BI professionals: the perfect candidate

The following is the third in a series of four blog posts on the evolving roles, skills and functions played by business intelligence and data professionals. In our first two posts on the changing role of BI professionals, we offered…

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The changing role of BI professionals: why managers think beyond BI skills when hiring analytics talent

The following is the second in a series of four blog posts on the evolving roles, skills and functions played by business intelligence and data professionals. We learned in our first post in this series how the role of business…

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The changing role of BI professionals: from analysts to scientists

The following is the first in a series of four blog posts on the evolving roles, skills and functions played by business intelligence and data professionals. It’s been estimated that 65 percent of current primary school students will eventually hold…

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Infographic: five ways to make analytics for everyone

It’s not a stretch to say that data is taking over the world. You can see the signs everywhere, from news stories highlighting the breathtaking pace of data creation—projected to hit 163 zettabytes per day by 2025—to the ongoing and…

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Five ways to build a data-driven culture within your organization

In this post guest blogger Jim Donnelly introduces some of the concepts in our latest eBook, Analytics for Everyone, discussing what it takes to drive a data-first culture across your organization. Imagine that it’s been about a year since you…

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How businesses are using blockchain today

Despite the hype surrounding the fluctuating prices of cryptocurrencies, their underlying technology, blockchain, is driving innovation and generating real value. According to an article published today in Forbes, there are nine blockchain startups on the Forbes Fintech 50 list for…

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Is the data warehouse dead?

Whether or not the data warehouse is dying or just in need of a major overhaul is a matter of opinion. But what we do know is that traditional data warehouses are challenged to deliver on new and emerging technology…

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Choosing a data warehousing solution in the cloud

Your cloud data warehouse options from Google Cloud Platform, Microsoft Azure and Amazon Web Services When it comes to big data and analytics, more companies are heading to the cloud. In fact, according to a recent Forbes article 10 Predictions…

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What kind of DBaaS do you really need?

The Database-as-a-Service (DBaaS) model offers a way to run your databases in the public cloud. With DBaaS, you can automate various management tasks, get products out to market faster, and, thanks to the ability to scale up or down with…

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Blockchain: 7 Areas of Disruption

The blog post Discovering the potential of blockchain for your business, introduced the key concepts of the business blockchain, as explained by leading blockchain expert William Mougayar at Pythian’s 2017 Love Your Data conference. But what are the business implications…

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