Entries by Dave Macolino

C*Nect Delivers ‘Self-service Data Quality’ to Transparent Healthcare

C*Nect’s Data Management Platform has enabled Transparent Healthcare to easily identify and correct data quality problems, thereby greatly improving the accuracy and quality of its data for improved Business Intelligence, ultimately resulting in improved efficiency, growth, and member service. C*Nect has partnered with Transparent Healthcare to address two priorities. “With C*Nect’s Data Management Platform, we […]

How Microsoft is using big data to predict traffic jams up to an hour in advance

Microsoft has partnered with the Federal University of Minas Gerais, one of Brazil’s largest universities, to undertake research that could help predict traffic jams up to an hour in advance. The Traffic Prediction Project is setting out to crunch all traffic data, including historical numbers where available, from transport departments, road cameras, Microsoft’s Bing traffic […]

Data Quality Is Lacking

A new study shows that a majority of organizations are wasting revenue and realizing poor customer insights by failing to optimize their data management strategy. Experian Data Quality‘s “Create Your Ideal Data Quality Strategy” study, which examines respondents’ data-quality levels and issues, finds that 78% of U.S. companies could stand to improve their level of […]

Does your Technology Pillar Position You to Achieve?

Challenges in Balancing People, Process, and Technology – Part 3 The critical need for successful Technology, which always seems to be on the precipice of failure, might well be the most fascinating paradox of the three Pillars. While a successful Technology strategy can be a major differentiator, it can also completely paralyze an organization and […]

Is your Process Pillar Aligned for Success?

Challenges in Balancing People, Process, and Technology – Part 2: Isn’t Process supposed to make our work and tasks easier and more predictable (repeatable)? Sure, it should be an enabler and yet can easily become a disaster. Too many companies rely on Process to its detriment in trying to solve complex problems. While Process is […]

Is Your People Pillar Structurally Sound?

Challenges in Balancing People, Process and Technology – Part 1: There must be a critical flaw in the implementation of People, Process and Technology. If not, why are there so many projects that fail or fall short of objectives? Projects are more expensive, the rate of failure is concerning, and the timeliness of delivery is […]

BI Today: Who is enabled?

Recently, I posted my theory that current Business Intelligence (BI) solutions are lacking a key element: enablement of business users to fully address BI and the data management stack. (Click here for article). While there is always a need to focus on the elements of People, Process, and Technology to address the current woes in […]

Contradictions in BI?

Over the past few weeks I have read several posts and Tweets covering a number of ideas regarding business intelligence (BI), many of which seemed to contradict each other. For example, one article claimed BI will solve business challenges simply by installing a BI tool on top of data, while another claimed BI solutions require […]

Who Owns Big Data?

Aggregate data and decision making are being hoarded by a few technology companies with powerful data infrastructure. Does it have to be this way? Or could we create a future in which this data infrastructure is available for use by anyone in the world? Since the early days of modern computing, science-fiction authors and other […]