Tag: data

2019 Tech Geek Gift Giving Guide

It’s that time of year again!  Each year around the holidays, we offer gift ideas for the tech geek on your list — any data lover, IT pro, or fan of cool technology. And this year is no exception. The…

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How the cloud may finally solve the data silo problem

Not loving your data? You’re not alone. Accessing corporate and external data to gain insight and get ahead is critical—but it isn’t easy. One source claims 90 percent of digital information is unstructured and locked in siloed repositories, meaning departments…

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Data lovers’ gift guide 2018

Can’t figure out what to get that special data professional on your list? Back by popular demand, our Data lover’s gift guide helps you choose the perfect gift for that data analyst, visualizer, engineer, BI pro or data scientist on…

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Breaking down data silos: BI’s broken data integration promise

This is the first in a series of four posts on the breaking down data silos to gain more complete, accurate business insights. When setting up a data program for your organization, it can make sense to start by adopting…

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Building data tests in PowerShell

While working with a client recently, we came across a problem while testing data for completeness or errors after running an ETL process to import & manipulate the data. The main issue we ran across was that the overall client…

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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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A Google Cloud Platform in Montreal is good for all of Canada

The opening of the new Google Cloud Platform (GCP) region in Montreal is huge for Canada. Being closer to the cloud will give Canadian businesses powerful performance gains. But more importantly, it will also give our country a strategic foundation…

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Data as a data scientist recruitment tool

Everyone knows that data scientists are in high demand and recruiting them is very challenging these days, especially if you’re not a huge sexy brand-name company. What are these data scientists looking for in a company and how can you…

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Creating engagement in your analytics project – 3 things you can do today

We all know the feeling: the new software is finally rolled out after months, or sometimes years, of hard work by your team. Then, instead of the sound of users calling to share how much the new software improved their…

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Analytics is no longer a second class citizen

Early in my DBA career, when we were architecting systems, OLTP or transnational systems were designed for a much higher degree of availability than any other system. This is because they were typically used to serve a customer or critical…

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