Beware the Frankenstack!
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Beware the Frankenstack!

When it comes to data infrastructure, organizations risk building a patchwork monster of mismatched technologies.

Three Ways to Prevent Your Digital Transformation From Stalling
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Three Ways to Prevent Your Digital Transformation From Stalling

Understanding the changing elements of digital transformation can help executives lead their organization to a successful outcome—avoiding “two steps back” along the way.

Is Your Data Infrastructure Stifling Innovation?
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Is Your Data Infrastructure Stifling Innovation?

Data is a key part of enterprise success, circumventing the roadblocks of cost and capacity are an organizational necessity.

Apache Cassandra Gets Its Day In the Sun
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Apache Cassandra Gets Its Day In the Sun

There was a time, not too long ago, when Highway 101 in Silicon Valley was lined with billboards paid for by companies like Oracle and IBM, as they fired salvos in their database wars. But those battles feel like ancient history...

Turning the Bank Upside Down: How Data Speed Will Define Winning Financial Institutions
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Turning the Bank Upside Down: How Data Speed Will Define Winning Financial Institutions

A conversation with Macquarie Group Chief Digital Officer Luis Uguina

4 Unexpected Insights We Learned from Data Leaders
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4 Unexpected Insights We Learned from Data Leaders

“We saw an immense uptake in our online business when the challenges of COVID hit us. At one point, we started seeing Black Friday-type volumes every given day, and that had everything to do with having the people, process, and...

Fast Data
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Fast Data

“Data is the fuel of this new economy. In fact, I would venture to say that for almost any organization today, after its associates, data is the biggest asset.” -- Dev Ganguly, CIO, Jackson National Life Insurance Company (from...

How OSS Fuels Enterprise Innovation
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How OSS Fuels Enterprise Innovation

Reducing TCO While Increasing Speed and Collaboration

Your database is in the cloud. So why doesn’t it behave like it is?
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Your database is in the cloud. So why doesn’t it behave like it is?

Control soaring data costs without sacrificing performance

To ‘Always Be Closing,’ Always Be Listening
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To ‘Always Be Closing,’ Always Be Listening

As consumers, we take it for granted that the apps we count on will act intelligently on our behalf when we generate signals of intent. Target’s app lets me know if an item on my list is in-stock, in-store. My Peloton connects to...

Data-driven enterprises by the numbers
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Data-driven enterprises by the numbers

I’m enthusiastic about the science of finding “next best steps.” As a consumer, that includes applauding companies that aspire to deliver recommendations as consistently on-point as Spotify or Netflix.  As a strategist, I’m a fan...

It’s a good day to corral data sprawl
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It’s a good day to corral data sprawl

The dictionary definition of “Wild West” is “the western United States in its frontier period characterized by roughness and lawlessness.” In our latest survey,* respondents expressing the most confidence in their organization’s...

Three reasons for data-driven optimism
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Three reasons for data-driven optimism

Doing digital, data-driven business is a nearly universal goal. Ninety-five percent of U.S. companies we surveyed* in October were in some stage of digital transformation and intentional progress toward a data-driven...

You can do data strategy.
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You can do data strategy.

Everybody’s building a data strategy.In October, we surveyed 500 executives and technical practitioners in the United States. None reported that a data strategy was not a priority for their organization. The Home Depot motto is...

We should only get faster
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We should only get faster

In the last few months, executives and technical practitioners have told me more often than not that productivity at their company increased as a result of changes made to respond to the coronavirus pandemic. This is consistent...

Unhelpful Personalization Is Not a Winning Strategy
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Unhelpful Personalization Is Not a Winning Strategy

Throughout my career, I have both taken inspiration from and found practical guidance in a principle of servant leadership: “Make sure that other people’s highest priority needs are being served.” Discovering the next bingeable...

Keeping momentum doing less with less.
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Keeping momentum doing less with less.

It’s possible to be “correct, but unhelpful.” I had this experience while talking with an accomplished digital transformation leader just recently. He agreed with me that data-driven enterprises get compounding returns from the...

The Best (and Worst) Question to Ask About Your Data
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The Best (and Worst) Question to Ask About Your Data

Helpful advice from companies that were purposely built to be data-driven permeates our daily lives.

Why you need to “do more with more”
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Why you need to “do more with more”

The operating model of an organization is the bridge between its strategic intent and effective execution. It includes organizational structure, accountabilities, governance, and ways of working alongside people, process, and...

We’ve seen this movie before
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We’ve seen this movie before

In 2011, Marc Andreessen argued that “software was eating the world.” By 2013, Gartner executives told us “every company is a technology company.” “Digital transformation” exploded as a hot topic in 2014 and hasn’t slowed down...

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