Category Archives: big data

Why Elon Musk says 50% of all cars will be electric by 2027

It’s time to hit the reset button on the gas engine. As you may already know, the electric car is now much more viable than it was ten years ago — there are charging stations in every major city scattered everywhere, particularly at hotels and along major highways. One glance at just the Tesla supercharger network of 900 stations proves that point.

Yet, to reach the point where more than half of all new cars are fully electric by 2027 — as Elon Musk predicted recently — there needs to be a massive undertaking that only the enterprise can understand. It is not a consumer endeavor but one that must be backed by IT, similar to an ERP roll-out or a massive Windows deployment.

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Are you sharing more data with Google than you have to?

Whether your concerns are privacy, security, competitive advantage, intellectual property or risk avoidance, your enterprise needs to be sharing — literally — as little data as possible with employees, contractors and third parties. As obvious as that statement is, it’s stunning how much data is unnecessarily shared with cloud providers and others.

There are two reasons for this. First, the time and effort needed to be remove data that the third party doesn’t truly need from the data that is needed can make the ROI seem unattractive. This is especially true when executives play down the risk of anything bad happening.

As in “I’m probably safe trusting Google/Microsoft/Amazon/Rackspace, etc.” Really? Even if you choose to assume that their security is stellar — it isn’t — what about competitive issues? Are you really willing to trust that they will handle your data with your best interests at heart?

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Blockchain integration turns ERP into a collaboration platform

As the blockchain continues to mature and find adoption in areas other than cryptocurrency, ERP vendors are working to integrate the distributed ledger technology as a trackable, immutable record for everything from shipping manifests and supply chains to equipment maintenance and dispute-resolution systems.

“This is very real and something we’re aggressively excited about,” said Brigid McDermott, vice president of Blockchain Business Development at IBM. “What blockchain does is provide a trust system of record between disparate companies.”

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The human side of the data revolution

For over a decade, data has been at or near the top of the enterprise agenda. A robust ecosystem has emerged around all aspects of data (collection, management, storage, exploitation and disposition). And yet in my discussions with Global 2000 executives, I find many are dissatisfied with their data investments and capabilities. This is not a technology problem. This is not a technique problem. This is a people problem. 

Those enamored of data often want to eliminate the human from the equation, but it can’t be done. And so, as climate science considers the impact of man on the environment, data science must wrestle with the inverse: the impact of data on man. 

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Review: Amazon QuickSight covers the BI basics

When I reviewed self-service exploratory business intelligence (BI) products in 2015, I covered the strengths and weaknesses of Tableau 9.0, Qlik Sense 2.0, and Microsoft Power BI. As I pointed out at the time, these three products offer a range of data access, discovery, and visualization capabilities at a range of prices, with Tableau the most capable and expensive, Qlik Sense in the middle, and Power BI the least capable but a very good value.

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