More Needles, Less Haystacks

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This is a lovely article over at the Wall Street Journal by Christian Madsbjerg and Mikkell B/ Rasmussen about what they characterize as “Thick Data”. Here is the basic premise: In fact, companies that rely too much on the numbers, graphs and factoids of Big Data risk insulating themselves from the rich, qualitative reality of their customers’ everyday […]

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Is Big Data all that? Consider the source.

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A seriously content rich debate ensued in the past 24 hours on the validity of big data and accompanying algorithms that govern them. The central hypothesis we’re debating is MIT Professor Andrew McAfee’s assertion that algorithms are smarter than human judgement. Three sources you want to peruse if you want to play: Professor McAfee’s original […]

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Tiny Insights. #bigdata

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The carbon footprint of a beef burrito is 5 times that of a chicken burrito. That’s per Eugene Cordero, Professor at San Jose State University, and came my way via my pal, Frank Scavo, a few weeks ago. You want to take massive causes or opportunities and humanize them down to a single unit of […]

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Rypple and Salesforce.com: It’s about Identity.

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Salesforce.com announced that it has acquired Toronto-based Rypple – a social performance management provider. Given my preference for fix-a-problem social software, I’ve always appreciated that Rypple injected the needed context to illustrate why collaborative approaches and in turn, social software mattered to core enterprise process.  No head scratching on use cases when you saw the […]

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Why I’m Optimistic about 2012

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TechCrunch quotes a warning of sorts by Venture Capitalist Josh Kopelman who basically says 2012 will be more like a correcting 2008, as opposed to a euphoric 2011. Lots of good for and against arguments on the VC investing front by the likes of Dave McClure and others in the comments on TC. Regardless of […]

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TideMark: Bringing Collaborative Performance to an EPM Problem near you.

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Lets cut to the chase: The business intelligence we rely on as enterprises to perform better can suck at times. I remember a famous dot com era business systems accomplishment that was touted up and down silicon valley. I paraphrase but it went something like this: “Cisco has the ability to do a virtual close on […]

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