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Mike Ferguson
Managing Director of Intelligent Business Strategies Limited, Intelligent Business Strategies Limited

Mike Ferguson is Managing Director of Intelligent Business Strategies Limited. As an independent analyst and consultant he specializes in business intelligence, data management and enterprise business integration. With over 32 years of IT experience, Mike has consulted for dozens of companies, spoken at events all over the world and written numerous articles. Formerly he was a principal and co-founder of Codd and Date Europe Limited – the inventors of the Relational Model, a Chief Architect at Teradata on the Teradata DBMS and European Managing Director of DataBase Associates.

Big data insights in a System z IBM environment

May 7, 2014
In order to deliver deeper insight, organizations must be able to leverage and integrate the growing amounts and different types of data together to reveal different perspectives and so, get closer to the “truth." Transactional, freeform, sentiment, clickstream data and more help create a richer view of what the customers’ next move might be. Big data technologies such as Hadoop have the potential to help organizations build deep digital relationships with each and every one of us and augment the understanding of how we think. Read More

Big data strategy Twitter chat recap

March 27, 2014
I recently participated in a Twitter chat on big data strategy hosted by @IBMbigdata. Read More

Driving customer value from big data

November 1, 2013
How can big data contribute to customer value? Or better still, could big data be used to improve operational effectiveness in all front office touch points which in turn results in driving improvements in customer retention, loyalty and growth? I think the answer to both questions is yes. Read More