Public sector CIOs have a tough job

Public sector CIOs have a tough job / San Jose’s winding road toward “smart” / Bill Schmarzo It’s hard to get things done in the public sector, says the data industry’s “Dean of Big Data,” Bill Schmarzo. That’s one big lesson he’s learned in his first six months on a Silicon Valley tech advisory board. …

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Data: it’s just notation, not reality

The always fascinating Donald Farmer, former Qlik exec and now Treehive Strategy principal, has news for users of data business: “Data isn’t the real world.” It’s just a reflection that’s framed by stories we tell ourselves. Stories come first, contrary to the data industry’s dubious vision. Data, the marketing likes to imply, is a divine …

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Data lake: compositional or architectural?

Is the data lake following the typical path for new technology? Merv Adrian, research VP, data management and integration and Gartner was talking about data lakes and big data projects at the just-concluded Pacific Northwest BI and Analytics Summit. Josh Good, senior director of product marketing at Qlik asked the question. Merv’s answer: That’s a …

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