Adopting a hybrid data management approach

Companies such as Apple, Amazon, Google, Uber and Airbnb have shown how to build scalable data-centric foundations and disrupt traditional markets. Others will have to decide if they can lead as market disruptors or follow the leaders by perfectly executing their digital transformations to defend their market positions and extend their systems to new digital […]

How big is a gigabyte (GB)?: Putting units of data into tangible scale

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Data permeates our lives. And, while data is measurable, it is also abstract, making it difficult for people to grasp its size or scale. This video shows data units re-imagined as more tangible objects, so we can more easily comprehend their scale. Logan Wilt is a data scientist for DXC. She is interested in practical […]

Data lakes, hubs and warehouses — when to use what

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Often in any “technical” field (and I use that term very loosely), it can be quite hard to differentiate between the facts and the fiction — the latter normally created either by over-zealous product marketing or an over-increasing circle of folklore. One particular area that has a lot of attention is the whole big data […]

Shadow influences drive considered decisions

The term “the usual suspects” is used widely in law enforcement and marketing vernacular. We are creatures of habit and we gravitate toward what we’ve grown accustomed to or at best toward what seems to work. I spend much of my professional life analyzing data related to the neuroscience of buying technology products. These purchases […]

Raising your Analytics IQ

Rapid innovation and productivity breakthroughs require an accelerated digital transformation strategy that brings together people, business processes, advanced analytics, artificial intelligence and new human-to-machine interaction technologies. Stakeholders across the organization must commit to enhancing insight-driven decision-making capabilities, leading cultural changes and applying systematic approaches to optimize business intelligence and data warehouse environments. Cost savings should be leveraged to deploy advanced […]

The challenge of scaling AI technology

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One key indicator of a safe investment is the need to scale. After a proof of concept has been established, the technology has been shown to function properly and customers demonstrate a clear interest, all that stands between the concept and profits is scale. For most technology investments, scaling is quite safe. Sure, there are […]

Thriving on change: My winding road to data science

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I didn’t start my career aiming to be data scientist. In fact, I didn’t start my career aiming for anything. I was the kid who could never settle on a career. Marine biologist, actor, doctor, engineer, police officer, artist, lawyer – every week I changed my mind on what I wanted to be. As I […]

Thoughts from a data scientist: Becoming competent may be easier than you think

The difference between a beginner and someone who is experienced is confidence, which seems circular because confidence is built through experience. But that is because we use “experienced” as a synonym for competence, and there is a misconception in the amount of experience needed to achieve competence. One of my favorite, favorite, favorite TEDx Talks […]

Notes from a data scientist: Creating simulated data for reservation lengths

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I’m a big fan of vicarious learning. Sharing experiences and mistakes makes us all smarter and able to do more. Here, I share a rather brutal learning experience I recently encountered with the hope that you may not go through the same pain with your own research. As my colleague Jerry Overton recently shared, DXC and […]

‘People science’ and other workplace trends to watch in 2017

A new year may have begun, but enterprises enter 2017 facing an old problem: A shallow talent pool. Glassdoor’s latest report on job trends reveals that, as of April 2016, there were 5.85 million unfilled jobs in the U.S., the most since 2000. Employers are under tremendous pressure to fill these slots, but the shortage […]