Best Practices
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Back to the Future: Moving forward by revisiting the past

Rob Armstrong - March 1, 2012

As I am about to embark on the bi-annual Teradata User Group tour (and hope to see some of you there!) to discuss our latest 14.0 release,…

Best Practices
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Remedial Math: Understanding TCO and ROI

Rob Armstrong - February 20, 2012

During my recent travels there were a lot of comments around either the cost of a data warehouse or the lack of value being perceived from the…

Analytics
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IT: Get the Emphasis on the Right Word (Hint: It’s not the ‘T’)

Rob Armstrong - January 26, 2012

There is a lot of chatter as the New Year starts as to what each vendor is going to bring to the table in 2012.  We have…

Analytics
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Big Data – Quantity vs Quality: Don’t confuse lots of data with good data

Rob Armstrong - January 17, 2012

In the paper today (San Diego Union Tribune, Sunday 1/15) there was a good article on the need for data miners given the explosion of data that…

Best Practices
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Redefining Business Intelligence: Don’t play the game, change the game!

Rob Armstrong - November 2, 2011

I recently saw the movie ‘Moneyball’.  The book was good and fit very well with my interest.  Now that it is more readily available via the movies,…

Analytics
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The Ever-changing Analyst Role

Rob Armstrong - October 6, 2011

Always good to have a theme where our blog community can share thoughts on a common topic.  This topic of how the role of the analyst is…

Data Quality
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Big Data: It’s About the Data, Not About the Big

Rob Armstrong - August 24, 2011

Today in my local paper there was an article on the 17th annual Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining conference.  The gist was about the need for data…

Analytics
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What to Do When You Don’t Know What You Don’t Know…

Rob Armstrong - August 4, 2011

So once again there was a great coincidence from my travels.  Three times in the past week I was told that infamous line “We don’t know what…

Best Practices
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DM Radio: EDW Mistakes to Avoid

Rob Armstrong - July 14, 2011

Last week I had the opportunity to participate in a DM Radio interview.  There was a panel of several of us industry types being asked question by…

Commentary
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Governance: If It Isn’t Logical, It’s Political

Rob Armstrong - June 25, 2011

It is hard to turn on the radio or TV, or read the paper or news web sites, without being deluged with the current political dilemmas. Often…