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AT&T is exploring options for its Digital Life home security businessOpen in a New Window

(Reuters) – AT&T Inc is exploring options for its Digital Life home security business, including selling it, as it seeks to pay down debt following its planned $85.4 billion acquisition of Time Warner Inc, people familiar with the matter said. The divestiture would mark a reversal for AT&T, which entered the U.S. home security market […]

 

Emails have become the bane of my miserable existenceOpen in a New Window

I read with dismay that one in five commercial emails worldwide fails to reach its intended target, according to the 2017 Deliverability Benchmark Report from data solutions provider Return Path. Now, if you just send and receive emails as part of your daily routine at work or socially that might not seem a big deal, […]

 

Ransomware and hacking become online services – where will it end?Open in a New Window

Cyber security is fast becoming a priority item for companies around the world as the headlines pile up about IoT botnets, ransomware and data theft (HBO). Most of the focus is on those kinds of elaborate technological attacks, and the measures that companies can take to thwart them – which is good. The problem is […]

 

Facebook testing customized news feeds linked to individual usersOpen in a New Window

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Facebook Inc is testing a feature in the Facebook News Feed that provides customized links to news on topics of interest to individual users, as the company continues to search for ways to increase the amount of time that people spend using the world’s largest social media network. The offering, called […]

 

Digital rights group sees free expression threatened by barring neo-NazisOpen in a New Window

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – A digital rights group based in San Francisco on Thursday criticized several internet companies for removing neo-Nazi groups from servers and services, saying the actions were “dangerous” and threatened free expression online. GoDaddy Inc, Alphabet’s Google, security firm Cloudflare and other technology companies moved this week to block hate groups after […]

 

News highlights – 17 August 2017Open in a New Window

News highlights for 17 August 2017 Hyundai plans long-range premium electric car in strategic shift SEOUL (Reuters) – Hyundai Motor Co said on Thursday it was placing electric vehicles at the center of its product strategy – one that includes plans for a premium long-distance electric car as it seeks to catch up to Tesla […]

 

Infosys shares tumble after CEO, Vishal Sikka, resignsOpen in a New Window

(Reuters) – India’s No. 2 IT Services company Infosys Ltd  said Vishal Sikka had resigned as managing director and chief executive of the company with immediate effect, sending shares tumbling more than 7 percent in early trading on Friday. The move comes after a protracted war of words between the company and its founders and […]

 

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 […]