How I Pulled Myself Out of the Waterfall
Mark Thiele hates waterfalls. Not the ones found in nature, of course, but the traditional, sequential method of software development known as the waterfall model, in which a project flows downhill from one group to another in slow, rigid stages.
Build the Right Team for Big Data Success
You may have been successful with a center of excellence for your business intelligence or analytics practice. But big data success requires a different approach, a bus.
How to Avoid Big Data Mistakes
If data is important to your company, then creating a data governance program is as essential to the business as an accounting program.
Your Big Data Strategy Needs DevOps
Many big data analytics teams choose to not use DevOps methodologies, but there are real benefits to applying DevOps concepts to those big data initiatives.
IoT And Privacy: Turning Pitfalls Into Benefits
The Internet of Things (IoT) offers a host of conveniences and automation to both business and consumers. But new privacy and compliance responsibilities are part of this package deal. Here's how to make the most of it.
9 Industries Hiring IT Pros Now
If you're looking for an IT job this year, you might want to start with these types of companies, perhaps focusing on the job types that are hot in a given sector.
IoT And Big Data: Success Comes Down To A Solid Strategy
A Verizon report highlights how big data complexity and a shortage of data science talent are hurdles for an IoT implementation, but we also have to remember the key best practice of having a business goal as part of any analytics initiative.
Self-Service Analytics Are A Necessity
Users want answers to burning questions, but IT and the data team can't tackle them all at once. Self-service analytics help organizations triage problem-solving by providing many of the insights business users need.
Data-Driven Effectiveness Is A Team Sport
Smart people and the best technology aren't enough to drive a data-driven culture. It's all about people and collaboration, which is easier said than done. If you're serious about affecting change, consider these best practices.