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Bewildering Technology Landscapes

 Technology landscapes like these are "eye charts".    While meant to classify vendors and technologies, when viewed from a distance they convey the message that selecting technologies is a daunting and overwhelming exercise.  Matt Turck from Firstmark Capital recently updated his Big…

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Visit us at IoT World

 We will be an exhibitor at IoT World 2017 in Santa Clara for the second year in a row!  Please stop by and say hello, and we can discuss some of your ideas on how to leverage data from sensors,…

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Why Your Analytics of Things Aspirations Will Fail

Yes, everybody’s talking about analytics and the Internet of Things (IoT).  A recent Gartner hype cycle places the “Internet of Things” squarely at the top of the so-called “peak of inflated expectations.”  Nearby, just a little down the slope on either side,…

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Eight Data And Analytics Capabilities You’ll Need For The IoT

 Originally published by Tom Davenport in Teradata Perspectives at Forbes.com There is widespread agreement that the Internet of Things will be a transformative factor in the business use of information. The prospect of billions of connected devices promises to transform home activities, transportation,…

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When Will the Analytics of Things Grow Up?

Initially published by Tom Davenport on Data Informed. A few years ago, while working with DJ Patil (now the Chief Data Scientist of the U.S. Office of Science and Technology Policy) on an article about data scientists, he related to me a…

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When data prep turns into p-hacking

One might assume that data generated by sensors and event recorders would be clean because after all, these are precise instruments, right? Alas, the analytics of things suffers from the age-old challenge of data quality. This screenshot from SAS Visual Analytics show that for…

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The Analytics of Things

Originally published by Tom Davenport at the Wall Street Journal blog. The press and blogosphere are full of references to “The Internet of Things” or even “The Internet of Everything.” It’s great to connect inanimate objects to the Internet, of course. But…

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