September 9, 2013
The sheer amount of data your business deals with continues to grow. And you have to make sure that data is handled properly through a solid data governance program to keep it clean, accurate and accessible to the right people.
June 13, 2013
Everybody these days wants to monetize their big data—and why not? You know that on some level your data is valuable. If it weren’t, you wouldn’t be investing so much in the acquisition and analysis of it all.
February 14, 2013
Graph analysis is all the rage these days, and not just among data scientists. It's not a new discipline, but, to the larger business and consumer public over the past few years, it has seemingly come out of nowhere.
September 5, 2012
We are often told of the importance of exercise to overall health. Stretching, cardio and strengthening exercises each contributes to maintaining a fit physique.
July 13, 2012
There are many similarities between data and food. Food fuels our bodies, data fuels our IT systems – especially our analytical systems. Eating right is a key enabler to our health. Consuming the right amounts of the right data can be a key enabler for insightful analytics. So just as we try to be thoughtful in our eating habits (with, of course, the occasional exception), we should also be thoughtful in our data consumption.
May 3, 2011
CMOs today are inundated with massive quantities of data from external data providers and internal systems. Yet the still strive to find elusive answers to these questions: What new product can we introduce that will address new highly profitable emerging markets we’d like to enter? If we make this competitive maneuver, what are the most likely moves our competitors will make and how will that impact the entire market? The economy is collapsing in our highest profit region, what are the best actions to take now to backfill for that profit? What are the right messages to convey in our advertising that will positively impact the customer experience? How can we maximize our overall marketing budget and resources while simultaneously increasing revenue growth and customer loyalty? What are the right social networks to tap into to leverage and extend our reach?
January 25, 2011
Netezza's globetrotting reporter Karina Bernier is in Las Vegas for MicroStrategy World 2011, where the buzz is about retail high-performance analytics (powered by Netezza TwinFin appliances of course). Check out Karina's interviews with Vipul Patel of Michaels Stores, Wei Zheng of Informatica, Al McKee of Pacific Sunwear and Anthony Dean of MicroStrategy at Netezza's YouTube channel at NetezzaCorp.
January 10, 2011
Netezza's Karina Bernier talked with Ted Westerheide of Aginity at NRF's Big Show in New York City on Monday what Aginity offers its customers. Aginity, a Netezza partner, builds data production factories that make companies smarter, more responsive and more profitable. Aginity uses the power and simplicity of Netezza to create data-centric products and services that diagnose problems, provide guidance, and recommend actions.
November 22, 2010
Technology is transforming the way we do business, but good business decisions never go out of style. As they have for years, effective CIOs continue to balance risk against reward before investing IT budget to replace an older technology. Most markets support one or two dominant vendors, challenged by nimbler innovators skillfully bringing game-changing products to market at faster pace than the 800 pound gorillas. Alexis Xydias of Bloomberg illustrates a dramatic example of this phenomenon in the consumer electronics business with Nokia and Apple (click on the image below for higher resolution).
August 3, 2010
The "Intelligent Economy" is much more than a trendy buzz phrase or the name of a business school seminar. It's the new reality for enterprises today. The Intelligent Economy is about fundamentally changing the way we view our businesses and our customers, about inviting change when we decide change is needed – but also about recognizing what we do that makes sense and valuing it accordingly.