Thoughts on the Data Ecosystem

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The Push and Pull of Enterprise Data Collaboration

April 2, 2015 by Ken Kaczmarek

Like Doctor Dolittle’s famed pushmi-pullyu, enterprise data projects have a serious agility problem.

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Let a Thousand Data Silos Bloom

January 21, 2015 by Ken Kaczmarek

It’s a story as old as time. It’s a story of evolution, a story of freedom. And it’s a story of stuffing a genie back into its bottle.

Yes, I speak of the ancient enterprise battle royale: Productivity vs. Control.

These battles are constantly happening throughout the enterprise, usually with very good intentions. But, like so many good intentions, they often pave the road to, um… employee circumvention. Hey, gotta get stuff done, right?!?

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5 Steps to Faster Data Projects

November 20, 2014 by Nate Williams

Data projects come in many shapes and sizes. From big data predictive analytics to small data spreadsheet projects, from building new open data applications to reconciling a couple of ERP tables in the accounting department.

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Of Unicorns and Clydesdales: Data Science at the Departmental Level

November 7, 2014 by Ken Kaczmarek

Much electronic ink has been spilled on the rise of the data scientist.

They’ve been called sexy. They’ve been called unicorns. And, we clearly see a direct correlation between this recent adulation and the uptick in searches for “sexy unicorn”. (At least, I hope that’s the reason).

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Enterprise Data Projects: It Takes a Village

October 13, 2014 by Ken Kaczmarek

I recently found an article discussing the four different types of Data Scientists. Turns out there’s a quite a bit of wiggle in what the term “Data Scientist” might mean – from business savant to data viz wiz to world class coder to Ph.D. in statistics. A question is posed:

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