I Should Have Used the Data!!

OK my bracket is blown and at this point I wish I had used data and not my ‘Wisdom’ 😜.  After I made my pics and entered a contest with my wife and kids I saw this post. https://blogs.oracle.com/analyticscloud/ncaa-mens-basketball-bracketology This post has some great info and a link to some data (http://www.sports-reference.com/cbb/seasons/2017-ratings.html), but I was onContinue reading “I Should Have Used the Data!!”

Turns Out It’s Been Done Before

I stumbled on this while looking up some old docs and thought it would be great post.  Really this is a lesson learned. Almost 2 years ago we set out to do a project with some big data on mobile.  We were feeling really smart, and started with a large data set from twitter aboutContinue reading “Turns Out It’s Been Done Before”

I’m Sorry, Big Data – Size Does Not Matter…

OK this is going to be one of my soapbox posts, so consider yourself warned.  I have been doing a fair amount of reading on big data, visualizations, and analytics in general and I have come to a clear conclusion.  “The value of data should not be measured in bytes, it should be measured basedContinue reading “I’m Sorry, Big Data – Size Does Not Matter…”

Consumer Apps Will Drive How End Users Consume Data and Analytics

“Sometimes the questions are complicated and the answers are simple.” Dr. Seuss Now that we have that out of the way lets talk about what happing with data and analytics right now.  Basically, in a nutshell it is hot, and everyone wants data, even if they don’t know it.  As a result the buzz wordsContinue reading “Consumer Apps Will Drive How End Users Consume Data and Analytics”

The one iOS7 Feature that Changed the Way I Use my Device

So before I let you know what it is I need to give you some backstory.  This goes way back to early Windows day.  From the start I have always been trying to organize my apps (programs).  In early Windows it was Norton Desktop then is was constantly managing my Start Menu and eventually thisContinue reading “The one iOS7 Feature that Changed the Way I Use my Device”

5 Things I Would Rather do on a Mobile Phone

A lot of us, especially those in the business world and those born before 1990 still cling to the desktop; and when in the office I use my laptop most of the day.  However there are some specific things I would rather do on my mobile phone regardless what situation I am in.  Here areContinue reading “5 Things I Would Rather do on a Mobile Phone”

Fitness Apps and their Impact on Enterprise BI

Folks who really know me outside of work know that I am a bit of a fitness freak.  In fact ‘obsessed’ has been used to describe me, and to fuel this obsession I love to collect personal fitness data and have been doing it for years.  There are a ton of tools for this andContinue reading “Fitness Apps and their Impact on Enterprise BI”