Qlik could have forgotten the tired slogans — such as “data is the new currency” — at the recent Qlik Qonnections and gone straight for the what makes Qlik stand out. That starts with their tastiest, chewiest morsel: their apparently serious campaign for data literacy.… Read the rest
Robert Kaplan writes about foreign policy, but his warning about connectedness also cuts into our dreams of free-flowing connectedness at home in cities.
From Sunday’s New York Times review of his new book, The Return of Marco Polo’s World:
After the Cold War, many of us naively assumed that the communications revolution would be the vehicle through which the West would spread its values, attitudes and tastes to the rest of the world.
Cisco’s smart plumbing will feed Teradata’s brains, says last week’s announcement. That sounds like a no-brainer except for what Teradata only hints at.
This week a longtime consumer of news, blogs, articles, whitepapers, and other content issued by the data industry said this to me.
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After reading stories about big data and data quality for years, I think you’ll agree that everything [the data business] has wanted to say, they’ve said.
The international analyst firm known as BARC, for Business Application Research Center, has been compared to Gartner and Forrester for its broad, vendor-independent assessment of vendors. BARC calls its annual survey “the world’s largest annual survey of business intelligence users.”
…the smart city movement is less about technology and more about improving the way decisions are made in large urban areas, where the demand for services is increasing and the availability of resources is diminishing.”