Tag Archives: Big Data

Take Out The Trash: Keeping Lousy Data from Fouling Your Business Decisions

Remember that saying “garbage in, garbage out”? It’s still relevant in our super-connected, digital world. If lousy data enters your business systems, any corresponding reports and analysis utilizing that data are worthless. Lousy data leads to erroneous business intelligence and poor business decisions. These can kill a small business quicker than a big one. So, […]

How to Keep a Jump Ahead of the Business Cycle

I used to work for a live entertainment agency owned by an energetic little old lady. I worked in sales/customer service and also performed comic roasting and celebrity impersonation. Business was buzzing along in 2006. In early 2007, the owner told me her business reports showed a slowing. She didn’t know if she would need […]

Exploit Big Data Like the Best of the Fortune 500

Big data is a trendy topic in the business world today. It didn’t spring forth from nothingness in the early 2000’s, though. Processing large amounts of data for business purposes is centuries old, going back to clay tablets. Today, instead of 20 scribes and dozens of amphorae, we have technologies which give us a deluge […]