Less Dogma Equals Better Decision Making
Commentary
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Commentary
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Less Dogma Equals Better Decision Making

paulbarsch - August 17, 2015

     Unless you’re Donald Trump—a fellow who’s always right, even when he’s wrong—there’s not much benefit to dogmatism. That’s because…

A Day Late and Big Data Architecture Short
Analytics
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Analytics
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A Day Late and Big Data Architecture Short

paulbarsch - June 29, 2015

As humans, we have no problems staying busy. In fact, most of us are wired to “do something first” and…

Why Returning $1 Trillion to Shareholders is a Bad Idea
Commentary
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Commentary
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Why Returning $1 Trillion to Shareholders is a Bad Idea

paulbarsch - May 5, 2015

According to the Financial Times, companies are on record pace to return over one trillion dollars to shareholders this year…

Problems with the Language of Probability
Commentary
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Commentary
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Problems with the Language of Probability

paulbarsch - April 7, 2015

The language of probability to statisticians and most scientists is clear—they understand terms such as “correlation”, “statistically significant”, “confidence” and…

Hygienic Hadoop Data Lakes Not Just Happenstance
Commentary
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Commentary
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Hygienic Hadoop Data Lakes Not Just Happenstance

paulbarsch - February 23, 2015

It is often thought that Apache® Hadoop based data lakes are a potential panacea to thorny data management issues long…

Is Your IT Architecture Ready for Big Data?
Analytics
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Analytics
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Is Your IT Architecture Ready for Big Data?

paulbarsch - January 6, 2015

Built in the 1950s, California’s aqueduct is an engineering marvel that transports water from Northern California mountain ranges into thirsty…

Changing Your Mind About Big Data Isn’t Dumb
Best Practices
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Best Practices
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Changing Your Mind About Big Data Isn’t Dumb

paulbarsch - December 9, 2014

After all the hype about big data and its mental cousin Hadoop, some CIOs are getting skittish about investing additional…

Storytelling with the Sounds of Big Data
Analytics
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Analytics
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Storytelling with the Sounds of Big Data

paulbarsch - November 10, 2014

Trying to internally “sell” the merits of a big data program to your executive team?  Of course, you will need…

3 Tips to Make You a Genius Forecaster
Predictive Analytics
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Predictive Analytics
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3 Tips to Make You a Genius Forecaster

paulbarsch - October 13, 2014

Both Ben Bernanke and Edward John Smith got it wrong. They made terrible forecasts that either wrecked the economy, or…

CAPEX Deferred Eventually Makes the Company Sick
Big Data
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Big Data
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CAPEX Deferred Eventually Makes the Company Sick

paulbarsch - September 22, 2014

Wall Street analysts keep waiting for companies to spend money upgrading their infrastructures, but they shouldn’t hold their collective breath. …