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Just Stop with the ‘Big Data is Just’

August 26, 2012

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OK, I get it. You’re sceptical. You’ve seen stuff come and you’ve seen it go. To you big data is just BI, just data, just analytics for the hip kids, just a distraction or just hype and fad. Except it isn’t. Big data is only ‘just’ analytics in the same way that cloud is ‘just’ […]

Information Curation 1 dot 2

July 14, 2012

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Dot to Dot: In the previous Post In part one we examined how the curatorial process is one that is relevant to the way in which businesses make informed decisions. We examined how Frances Morris, curator of the Kusama exhibition at the Tate Modern in 2012, dealt with abundance the most pressing issue for those […]

Information Curation: 1 dot 1

June 30, 2012

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Connecting the Dots On an uncharacteristically warm Summer evening in 2012 I made my way into the Tate Modern as everyone else was making their way out. It was part of my work to understand the curatorial process and its relevance to information management through one of the Tate’s infrequent but excellent curator talks. This […]

Decision Making problems are not new, in fact they are centuries old

February 13, 2012

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Frank Buytendijk delivered a great keynote at 8am in Las Vegas at the TDWI conference in February 2012. He avoided the technicalities of data architectures, the rigours of  data modelling and the disciplines of agile methods.   Instead, over breakfast, he dipped into the world of philosophy and asked us to consider the centuries old […]

Social Media Listening, Lets Call the Whole Thing Off?

December 21, 2011

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The couple in Ira Gershwin’s song Lets call the whole thing off  lamented the way they pronounced the same words differently because it exposed class differences which might eventually be their undoing. Human communication is a funny thing. If Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers had met on Facebook then regardless of how they pronounced neither, […]

The Social Triangle: Business, Brand and Analytics

October 15, 2011

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Mention social and we immediately think about the dizzying number of people using Facebook and, as businesses, how we reach them as customers or prospective customers.   This is only part of the story though.  Today, my own business, a provider of information software and services, will not find it’s customers on Facebook however hard […]

Social Analytics … At a Glance

September 18, 2011

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First off, let me stipulate that I absolutely support the notion that technologists of a certain age (let’s go with over 40) should regularly evaluate what they need to ‘unlearn’ in order to make way for new thinking. However, some older techniques really do stand the test of time when attempting to understand new concepts. […]