Data: the new Coal and Steel

“The Pulse of Silicon Valley,” host Joe Kernan posed the question, “What is the next really big thing?” to Ann Winblad, the legendary investor and senior partner at Hummer-Winblad. Her response: “Data is the new oil.” There have been many who doubt what sharing data can bring. Aside from other aspects of its’ business Amazon … 


 

Three reasons why companies are not engaging with data as much as the ought to.

While a lot of tosh is talked about Big Data this not does mean it is wise to disregard the conversation. According to Hewlett Packard 87% Of enterprises cannot fully exploit their data 85% Cannot Analyse data quickly enough 92% Do not capitalise on live data 1 The appetite for data as well as the need … 


 

Data, Continuous Improvement and Agility

“If you don’t know why you failed, how can you improve? If you don’t know why you succeeded, it must be an accident.” Lord Coe Tomasz Tungutz, a partner at venture capitalist Redpoint Ventures (and one of my favourite writers of data-driven blog posts about key questions facing startups including how to fund raise, startup … 


 

The 10 most common data issues facing business and how to cure them.

Many companies work with large amounts of data and find it leads to an increase in work loads and reduced value as the amount of data gets bigger. As the legacy data mounts up it also becomes very difficult to work with it, back it up and gain insight from it. The way companies manage … 


 

A Polyglot Life

The XCiPi lifecycle has four collections of processes, Capture, Sort, Visualise and Share. Within each one are independent processes. Capture allows data to be sorted as it is brought in, it can be sorted by source, type, data, location and so on. The capture process also allows additional meta data to be added, in the … 


 

Data centric alliances forged from a simple API

The following use case shows how an exchange of clean blended data can simplify the implementation of commercial and strategic alliances between businesses with a common interest. USE CASE The company is a Professional Sports Club. They operate their own sports stadium which is well equipped with facilities for hospitality and has an integral retail … 


 

You show me yours, sharing data to form alliances

Sharing The last phase of the data lifecycle, sharing, is not unsurprisingly the one where the benefits of working with data are most apparent. I have discussed on a number of occasions the benefits of sharing data between colleagues and within the company and how marketing, sales, product design, operational planning and other activities are … 


 

Data analytics made as easy as that

Some application designers must have believed that the more bits and bobs a program has the more useful it is, there are many applications that have acres of menus, scores of buttons, hundreds of areas, many diverse screens and a multitude of options; we all know, and probably use, such software. I am sure we … 


 

Childs play

Now we have come to a stage of knowing what our future users want to use our application for, yes we asked them, we have moved onto the stage of deciding how to give them a way of using the application; in other words the interface and how the application appears on screen, be that desktop, laptop, mobile or tablet. … 


 

Silos of sand

When looking at the technology needs of any business the most prevalent single problem that they all suffer from is caused by having silos of information. All of the major business consultancies, we have worked with and alongside, also recognise this as a critical problem, some even use it as a measure of the maturity …