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Goodbye and hello, again!Open in a New Window

So, it’s goodbye …. and hello! We have been bringing you DisruptiveViews and before that, BillingViews, for over eight years now but it’s time for us to move onwards and upwards. Over the last year we have been building a formidable team in Asia headed up by telecoms industry veteran, John Tanner, to deliver our […]

 

Why cryptocurrencies need a proper ecosystem to thriveOpen in a New Window

Cryptocurrencies and related distributed technologies need a proper ecosystem to become a significant and meaningful part of the finance ecosystem Blockchain, ICOs and digital securities (e.g. cryptocurrencies) have become the new kids on the finance block – and of course opinion is divided. Some believe they will take over the entire finance industry in a […]

 

FCC plans net neutrality repeal; how is that a victory for telecoms?Open in a New Window

FCC Plans to Dismantle Net Neutrality Reported as a” Victory for Telecoms”. On 21st November the FCC (Federal Communications Commission) in the US announced plans to repeal Net Neutrality rules. This is the beginning of the end for Net Neutrality legislation in the US. There will be lobbying, appeals and counter appeals but this looks […]

 

Analysing the true cost of a security breach – hold tight!Open in a New Window

What can make a grown CISO quiver in hits boots? The gathering of ominous, dark clouds of the dreaded security breach are rapidly sending businesses for cover! Many of the reported cyber-attacks have caused significant downtime, not to mention long-term reputational and financial damage. The rehabilitation process is more significant than you might imagine (here, here & here). […]

 

Is it time that we began to think of the GDPR as an opportunity?Open in a New Window

Mention the forthcoming General Data Protection Regulation – GDPR – and people generally throw their hands in the air. The established view is that it is overly restrictive, burdensome, and anyway no-one will be ready in time. And how are we meant to do business in that kind of environment? Oddly, individuals seem more prepared […]

 

Will AI mean that the game is up for telecoms fraudsters?Open in a New Window

Unfortunately, fraud is a fact of life in telecoms, and a growing problem when it comes to international voice services which generally enjoy higher termination rates. Of course, the frequent and routine transfers of significant sums of money between operators is another key reason and the pressure on margins throughout the industry has persuaded less […]

 

Google’s AI is already ahead in the war against fake newsOpen in a New Window

Google’s AI already paying dividends. Both Google and Facebook have a fake news problem but Google’s leadership in AI means that it is likely to have a better solution and will not have to materially impact the financial performance of the company to fix it. Over the last 2 years, Google, Facebook, Twitter and so on […]

 

Images from ROpen in a New Window

I hate having my photo taken, always have – but it is one of the things you have to do when you are in business. I use a standard portrait and it can be found on LinkedIn, Facebook, About.Me, etc. However Niek Temme, who I work with at a client site has used R to […]

 

Sequent Values and PrinciplesOpen in a New Window

During the early 90’s I had the honour and pleasure to work with a great group of people at Sequent Computer Systems. The company had a set of great set of values and principles and I often refer to them and sometimes am asked for a copy. In the absence of being able to find […]

 

An Introduction to Data Virtualization in Business IntelligenceOpen in a New Window

A new presentation entitled An Introduction to Data Virtualization in Business Intelligence is now available. It provides a brief description of what Data Virtualization is and how it can be used to support business intelligence applications and development. Originally presented to the ETIS Conference in Riga, Latvia in October 2013

 

18 years and counting …Open in a New Window

As a company we are rapidly approaching our 18th year of delivering ‘Data Management & Warehousing’ solutions to our clients. We started trading on 1 July 1995 and by 25 September 1995 we had our domain name – we used Demon Internet to get the domain name and because we were in the UK and […]

 

BI SaaS & Cloud Strategies for TelcosOpen in a New Window

An ETIS presentation from Brussels in March 2013 This presentation looks at what SaaS and Cloud mean for BI and analytics in Telcos. Read more in the presentation … Download BI SaaS & Cloud Strategies for Telcos now

 

Education OnlineOpen in a New Window

Those of you that know our consultants, or have read some of the blog posts on this website will be aware of our interest in on-going education and understanding, not only in our field of work but in the wider world. Here we list some of the online resources that are changing the way on-going […]

 

Addressing Business Intelligence Data QualityOpen in a New Window

A friend of mine posted a link to Michael W. Dobson’s TeleMapics Blog entitled Google Maps announces a 400 year advantage over Apple Maps about Apple’s problems with the release of their own mapping solution with iOS6. These problems are well documented elsewhere but Michael’s post highlights problems not just associated with mapping data but common across […]

 

Building An Analytical PlatformOpen in a New Window

Reprint of an article published by SAP about a recent piece of work I have recently been asked to build an analytical platform for a project – but what is an analytical platform? The client (a retailer) described it as a database where they could store data, a front end where they could do statistical work […]

 

Inspirational Data VisualizationOpen in a New Window

Data visualization has come of age – there is now no excuse for not only having good information but also for presenting it in an engaging and informative way. Here we look at a number of sites that can inspire and inform the way you present your information. Nathan Yau has a blog called Flowing Data that gathers […]

 

It’s time for Slow Business IntelligenceOpen in a New Window

I have been aware for a few months of the Slow Web Movement, which, like other parts of the slow movement, advocates a cultural shift toward slowing down life’s pace. More specifically it is about getting more value and less volume from the web, getting quality information when it is appropriate and not being overwhelmed […]