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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 […]


With TV, are you a connoisseur, binger or digitally detached?Open in a New Window

A new survey of consumer behavior reveals five types of “television tribes,” with each tribe displaying very different patterns in the way they consume and pay for content, which has serious implications of how pay-TV operators can unlock new revenue opportunities by catering to their complex needs with relevant content, experiences and technology. The study, […]


Was this experience with EE the most frustrating ever?Open in a New Window

When you set up a new business there are no real roles, and when it comes to ordering stuff, unpacking the stationery order or washing up the coffee mugs, you just get on and do it. This particular new business is to be a shop, in South West Scotland, selling Art and Antiques, and the building […]


A focus on machine learning is focus for new ITU groupOpen in a New Window

A new ITU Focus Group will establish a basis for ITU standardization to assist machine learning in bringing more automation and intelligence to ICT network design and management, particularly for 5G networks. The creation of the Focus Group was agreed by ITU’s standardization expert group for future networks, ITU-T Study Group 13, at its meeting at […]


The 2017 Magic Quadrant: has Gartner gone completely sane?Open in a New Window

You will probably be aware of our views on Gartner’s yearly Integrated Revenue and Customer Management (IRCM) Magic Quadrant and one of our theses about how much actual influence it has on purchasing decisions (and therefore how badly you need to be in it – not that much, it turns out). So, imagine our surprise […]


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 […]