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An Introduction to Advanced Analytics

Advanced analytics can help build models, based on the current data, which will equip businesses with the ability to predict what might happen in the future.

Machine Learning in Marketing

The rise of the robots has started to make us humans nervous, not least about our job security. Tom Gilbank takes a look at how machines are being used in marketing, and asks if marketing professionals should be nervous about A.I… or grateful.
By |March 17th, 2016|Categories: Blogs, Marketing|Tags: , |0 Comments

The (Often Overlooked) Importance of ‘Software Testing’

Testing is one of the most important stages of development. But as the internet drives demand for new technologies, testing is becoming disastrously sidelined.
By |March 11th, 2016|Categories: Blogs, Testing|Tags: , , |0 Comments

The Strange Behaviour of the ‘Hide Objects’ Feature in Information Design Tool (and How to Deal with it)

The strange behaviour of the ‘hide objects’ feature in Information Design Tool (and how to deal with it).

Hadoop Distributed File System Architecture (Federation and High Availability)

This article explains the single point of failure problem (SPOF) with Hadoop 1.x and how it has been handled in Hadoop 2.x.

Encouraging Young People to Take Up Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Subjects

STEMNET, the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Network programme for which I am an ambassador, aims to promote STEM-based subjects and careers, and to encourage young people to take them up.

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By |January 25th, 2016|Categories: Blogs, Other|Tags: , |0 Comments

The Question We Should Be Asking…

Over the last 12 months, several companies have been embroiled in scandals which have raised concerns about their ethics and driven a wider debate about the ethics of collecting, storing and analysing data. The […]

By |January 22nd, 2016|Categories: Blogs, Other|Tags: |0 Comments

Technical Debt and Organisational Change

In this blog, Ian Lycett explains how the concept of ‘technical debt’, traditionally applied to software development, can be applied to larger organisational change.
By |January 18th, 2016|Categories: Blogs, Other|Tags: , |0 Comments

Creating a Date Hierarchy in Business Objects Without Using a Database Table (a Pseudo Date Dimension)

If you want a ‘quick win’ when using Business Objects, you should think about building a ‘pseudo date dimension’. Matthew Kerry explains how, and why.

Introduction to Microsoft SQL Server 2016: Part Two

Part two of Satasri Chatterjee’s blog about Microsoft SQL Server 2016 looks at two primary areas of improvement: ‘Deeper Insights Across Data’ and ‘Hyperscale Cloud’.