Big business stakes present big business challenges which are met by big business initiatives with big analytics & big data yielding big ROI
Some reduce "Big Data" to one industry initiative: #Hadoop. Some see it more expansively, encompassing MPP etc. It's buzz. Don't overthink
"Single version of truth" in #EDW. Relativist would say no single version, but many equally valid POVs. Can we at least agree on "facts"?
Event data warehouses. You start to realize that "event" data isn't warehoused so much as pipelined just-in-time to downstream refineries.
As video rental places disappear from landscape, you realize you relied partly on chit-chat with staff & customers to decide what to rent.
@swee06840 It's easier as you get older to disguise the fact that you're not getting any wiser. Just more weathered & wizened.
Wondering if Facebook will introduce ability to "like" someone's "like," in cascading hierarchy of thundering sycophantic hip-hip-hoorays
For those who wonder what Spike's pre-Weekend/pre-Statton group Reptile Ranch sounded like: http://youtu.be/WW10mrUwPsM . Bit like the Cure
Zeitgeist is indeed shifting. An American astronaut landed in Kazakhstan and I haven't seen a single wisecrack referencing Borat.
The reason I habitually clear physical clutter out of my work environment with my left arm is to clear my mind. And it's my power arm.
"NYTimes Paywall: Small Change That Seems Big" (http://bit.ly/gWxVCl) JK--How many NYT stories have I retweeted recently? None. No big deal
Somebody should do an "Office"-type show where it's just people rushing from conference room to conference room, deadline 2 deadline. Fried!
Today's my personal primaflora day. Not yet equinox. Not yet officially Spring. But 1st buds on my bushes have opened. Pretty white blossoms
A staple. This staple is the context btwn these 3 phys docs. I hereby bind them (kee-runch) to a persistent status: transaction completed!
"Analytics: Better strategy comes from dogged approach to data" (http://on.ft.com/fTDTIk) JK--1st time I've been quoted in Financial Times.
"Glenn Gould plays Bach" (http://youtu.be/qB76jxBq_gQ) JK--With the unsettling self-absorption & intensity of a geek tweaking source code.
Customer experience optimization. Metrics 4 continuous seamless oblivious customer bliss? Max renewal & growth. Min complaint & churn.
@RonaldDamhof "All mixed up" is in fact the crazy new world of data virtualization. DBMS-centric gets mashed into every other approach.
"Strange Agricultural Landscapes Seen From Space" (http://bit.ly/fDZDPG) JK--Cultivated fields btwn incandesdence: humanity's planetary face
"Is EMC ripe for the picking?" (http://bit.ly/fsaELt) JK--Dell or Cisco as suitor? Either seems plausible. HP main rival. Oracle: dark horse
@stoweboyd Good point. Except for the fact that governments (eg., China, Egypt) have shown they still hold far too much power over it all.
RT @adsIndustry: They now have an Italian airline that flies out of Genoa. It's called Genitalia.
@stoweboyd Top o' the morning to U too! Of course, social media mavens not "edglings" any more. We're all at center of new world culture.
"Is Happiness Overrated?" (http://on.wsj.com/gBiwAt) JK--Pursuit of it is 3rd place in Decl of Indep, after life & liberty. That too high?
"Internet killed the radio star: let NPR "go dark"" (http://zd.net/dEctba) JK--Not a bad thing. Become completely listener-supported.
U can tell when some peeps not paying attention to industry buzzwords. They say "utility" or "on-demand" computing. Most now call it "cloud"
Why doesn't IE have a "close all windows except the one you're viewing" option? Would use that constantly. Can't stand window proliferation
"Price of social media is eternal vigilance" (http://zd.net/f6czhO) JK--Yeah, sure, cavemen invented social media. And a yabba-dabba-doo 2 U
Client today asked me for quick overview of #EDW trends forecast over next 5-10 years. Think 140 chars tight? Try do 30-min cosmic overview
Totally digging the live performance by OMD on #KEXP from an Austin bike shop at SXSW. All their hits. Still sound fresh, bouncy, & fun.
I'm honoring St. Patrick's Day by retroactively adding "how green art thou?" criterion to #EDW Wave & toasting all vendors with a hearty "5"
Writing up my #CRM next best action case study. A slow careful slog through the details. Glad Alli & I typed up our interview notes. Godsend
Prefer not to wear green on days such as this. Sends false message of solidarity with Spartans. St. Patrick actually wore maize & blue tunic
LIstening to Kirsty MacColl "A New England" (written by Billy Bragg). "I saw 2 shooting stars last night, but they were only satellites."
Listening to Billy Bragg & Kirsty MacColl "Greetings to the New Brunette." How can you lie there & think of England? When your what is wet?
I still miss Miss Kirsty
LIstening to Kirsty MacColl "Patrick" from "The One & Only." This English (Croydon) singer-songwriter was so very Irish (recorded w/Pogues)
Did me yet another impromptu #EDW consulting engagement compressed into a half-hour customer inquiry.
Funny how many people who R demons on one social med (eg FB) react with seeming physical revulsion when asked if they use another (eg Twtr)
"Now playing: The sounds of data streams" (http://bit.ly/f1AAsR) JK--You think that's cool? I have a bot that turns 'em into lyric poetry
RT @kexpplaylist: Youth Knows No Pain by Lykke Li from Wounded Rhymes JK--Yet another great song from this new release from Swedish popstar
@hblodget Groupon's on a roll. Married 2 coupon-crazy spouse 4 more than quarter-century, I've learnt not 2 smugly mock coupon fiends openly
Hey Patricius Qatrikias Cothraige Coithrige Pátraic Pádraig Patrikios Patric Padric Padrig Patric Patrick (http://bit.ly/1w1ogr) luv a snake
RT @martiniak "Relevance is difference btwn yer marketing being service or spam." JK--Overload of relevant stuff almost as bad. Disservice
"Dirty little secrets of HR" (http://tek.io/fCZH2C) JK--None of this is dirty or particularly secret. If U dont know this stuff, youre naive
Early mornings are my personal "no-rush" zone.
"A bachelor's life is no life for a single man." - Samuel Goldwyn JK--What witticisms did Metro & Mayer have on this topic?
"10 Trends You Can't Ignore." Email that just screams "delete me, sight unseen."
Rounded up all my physical #Hadoop research notes. Yes, it's a thick folder. Let's not even talk about what's on disk.
"Oracle Integrates Crowdsourcing Into CRM" (http://bit.ly/eN9k2S) JK--Customer ideas surface & circulate faster in enterprise-hosted social
Can't sleep. Watching cable TV. NatGeo: "Countdown to Catastrophe: Mega-Quake." Discovery program on possibilty of mega-tsumami. Thanks tons
Honshu. Sad setting of the two worst nuclear disasters in history. One deliberate, one accidental.
Absolutely refuse to wear green tomorrow. Partly because my Polish, German, & French ancestors overrule my Irish--and cuz own no green garb.
"Better Living Thru Algorithms" (http://bit.ly/ezo4ut) JK--Algorithms? Ho-hum. Only tweet this cuz refs Dick McAuliffe of beloved '68 Tigers
I'm hoping NetFlix does "NetFlix Challenge" as original TV series. Geeks compete for cash & caffeine--and race to bottom of Nielsen ratings.
"Apotheker Steers HP Toward Cloud" (http://bit.ly/ihDiPb) JK--More accurate to say steering to all approaches: software, appliance, & cloud
I just counted. I'm working on a dozen different projects/tasks concurrently.
Let's see. What could I have possibly tweeted today that got NASCAR to follow me? "Cutting to the chase"? Nahhhh....maybe. Dumb.
RIP Owsley Stanley. Acid-rock pioneer in 60s. Did I say "pioneer"? I meant supplier. But not in rock form. Blotters, man, far out.
RIP Dan Bannister. I didn't really know him, but he was my boss for a while in the early 90s.
Occasionally. I tweet an alliterative mnemonic to myself and print out that tweet to make sure the mnemonic truly takes.
Sustainability. It depends on planning & predicting & provisioning & replenishing proactively to prevent depletion & maintain resource base.
"Facebook Finally Allows Comment Editing" (http://ow.ly/4fQJA) JK--Coming soon: roll back yr relationships 2 erase impact of stupid comments
Many customer inquiries R like tossed salads. Customers have requirements & requests that cross many tech boundaries. Toss 'em all in a dish
You know what confused me last night. Seeing "60 Minutes on CNBC." Has the TV marketplace gotten that mashed-up? Big brands hybridizing?
"Large Data Sets Offer Insights, Require Tiered Storage" (http://bit.ly/go22ML) JK--Right. Archive, vault, & persist Big Data in cloud tier
When a marketplace becomes overcrowded, pretty much everybody boils down vendor list to mnemonic of 5-7 providers, tops. Track who's on 1st.
"New flash specification doubles SSD data transfer speed" (http://bit.ly/hE5hQ3) JK--Need to keep balance btwn storage, RAM, & CPU thruputs
Can't hyperlink to things in future. Or can we? Possible4 hyperlink 2 execute pred model & consume results. But prediction not future...yet.
Trick to keeping up is moving stuff from my inbox(es) as fast as my little fingers can pull them to the appropriate holding pens.
Most of those conversations are mediated through this laptop I'm typing this into now, and that phone at my right hand that's ringing now.
Always slightly amazing/bewildering 2 realize that over course of any given workday I've participated in dozens of overlapping conversations
I have missed SXSW once again. Not the music. Not the tech. Not the total experience. Never been to Mardi Gras either. One of these days.
RT @insightspedia: "Rise of Curation in Age of Big Data: 'Anyone can provide new content, but takes mentor to provide fresh perspective'
Customer experience framework for CRM. My #Forrester colleague Paul Hagen has done great work that I will reference & leverage.
My Q2 #Forrester teleconfernece is tied to the topic of my forthcoming reports on CRM next best action. Vision doc + case study doc.
I sorta knew FM radio in Detroit was declining in late 70s when Steve Dahl and Howard Stern both local DJs. Too cynical for my tastes.
While I'm on the subject, I also miss the WABX of Detroit in the early 70s. WHFS was sorta like that in DC. #KEXP Seattle still is!
@MariaSimoneau Put another way: can U earn your fair share of customers' affections & budgets? Not mutually exclusive. But you must EARN it
Cutting to the chase: love and money. Love = customer experience optimization. Money = customer lifetime value. Sexy? Your call.
Now that I've tweeted "love & money," I will no doubt receive more Twitter "followers" promising both, quick & easy. I decline. In advance.
Working on my #Forrester Q2 teleconference: "Next Best Actions in CRM: Maximizing Love and Money."
"Service-Now Lets Users Be More Social" (http://bit.ly/ezmURl) JK--Hold on just a darn second, bud! We're so social now I could just scream.
Here's how I think social media are changing tone of conversations everywhere. Micro-expressions. Cracks. Twitter is making us all quippers
"Memory breakthrough could lead to weeks between mobile recharges" (http://bit.ly/hQg3HN) JK--Taking untethered experience to cool new place
"BrightEdge Introduces Social Analytcs SEO Tool" (http://bit.ly/gicElo) JK--Mine trend topics to identify hot keywords 2 plug into webpages?
I love when industry people tell me they read my stuff. It's good to be read....and remembered....and appreciated.
Always take a minute to reorganize someone else's graphic...in my head...to the structure that I visualize.
Yeah, scary. Most dire nuclear environmentl crisis ever just 150 miles from world's largest metro area, following catastrophic quake/tsunami
Week till equinox. Buds are forming everywhere. In a few weeks, DC area will be aglow in cherry blossoms. No, it's not worth the traffc jams
Yes, I bang out my analysis. Forge it in the smithy of my soul. Sorta like great-grampa John Tisler at his blacksmith anvil. But quietly.
Was one of those kinds of days I enjoy. 2 vendor briefings on roughly same emerging themes. Found time to bang out integrated POV on CEP-BAM
Put together a detailed slide deck preso for a client advisory on CEP & BAM. Several different options.
Seeing the rapid evolution of an industry-standard open-source advanced analytics stack: #Hadoop + R. Strong vendor push in this direction
Growing up is realizing you will seldom be able to choose the moment. The moment will choose you. You choose how to respond in the moment.
Actually, I prefer Zune gen-1 hardware. It's tactile. I am no fan of touchscreens. I hate looking at my finger smears on display screens.
Big 27 for Egidia & I today. Nothing planned. Just work & workout & stayin.
"Setting up a Hadoop development environment" (http://tek.io/hEJ0Tp) JK--Article about one of them: Karmasphere Studio.
Customer experience optimization. Crystal-clear bill & monthly statement will work wonders. Reduce call volume from confused angry customers
"The Promises and Challenges of Exascale Computing" (http://bit.ly/hEcS53) JK--Buzzword alert: no longer being called "supercomputing."
"HP's new strategy: Public cloud, analytics, big data appliances" (http://zd.net/gxCvXv) JK--Mentions disciplined acq strat. Waiting w/bated
"Foreigners in Japan Rely on Twitter for Breaking News" (http://bit.ly/hfpCqS) JK--Yes. It's the new news-ticker for the global community
"'Google Circles' Looms, But do Google's Nerds 'Get' Social?" (http://bit.ly/fRdTO3) JK--Or is Google too late & lame to social game?
"Study predicts dramatic changes in automotve landscape" (http://bit.ly/fF9N5Z) JK--Cars'll become docking stations for personal electronics
"40 Fast Facts on Cloud Computing" (http://bit.ly/gb7PhD) JK--Now it's nuts. 40 of anything ain't fast. Many of them are complex sentences.
Surprised took so long 4 Microsoft to discontinue Zune. I love it, but it was obvious after 1-2 years that iPod had media-player mkt sewn up
Customer experience optimization. Hey call centers, I'll tell U what's not optimal: on hold for 45 mins, transfer several times, drop call.
What's happened to deck.ly? Why has it disappeared from TweetDeck on every computer I have?
"The Eerie World of Abandoned Computers" (http://bit.ly/gQTfhP) JK--I love image #3, which shows old desk buckling under heavy monitor.
Yoko Ono on Piers Morgan, commenting on the disaster in Japan. She is confident Japanese will rebuild. Cites her Tokyo WW2 & postwar youth.
@TonyBaer Re G.Gottfried. Offensive 2 poke fun at Japan tragedy. Also, his tweetstream boring. Repeatedly "thanks" peeps. Like duck quacking
Reading Geoffrey Ward "The West: An Illustrated History." Sez larger % of peeps on "frontier" lived in cities than back East. City slickers!
"7 Best Uses for Predictive Analytics in Multichannel Mktg" (http://lnkd.in/aqNsW7) JK--Links to thoughts of mine on social network analysis
If U stop 2 think, that's cultural diff btwn Twitter & Facebook. On former, almost everyone "goes stag." On latter, many post couple-shot
"Infor's Offer for Lawson Could Spark Bidding War" (http://yhoo.it/gC5YHf) JK--Could a CRM industry M&A bidding war be far behind?
Listening to Delilah (http://bit.ly/c92q7m), just like every night over dinner & sofa-vegetation. Cheery social worker of the airwaves.
Listening to A-ha "Take On Me" on regular over-the-air radio. I cannot quite hit those high notes, but really want to. Such a great popsong!
"R.I.P. Microsoft Zune, 2006-2011" (http://bit.ly/fXOY0i) JK--No problem. I will continue to put both of mine, both generations, to good use
"HP's new strategy: Public cloud, analytics, big data appliances" (http://zd.net/fAc0sU) JK--OK, Vertica & analytics part of it. Details?
Hmmm...take every mention of "enterprise service bus" in a 2005 doc and replace it with "cloud." Voila! Instant 2011's gonna getcha!
Interviewed by reporter Dan Worth re SAP HANA DB2 integration/performance press release from last week.
"Sensitive Data More Likely 2 B Transferred on Tablets" (http://bit.ly/gUVPM2) JK--Uh-huh. Hand over all your secrets on a silver tablet.
Man, does it smell like Spring or what? Skin doesn't mind a wee nip of cold as long as the nose gets a whiff of green.
Irony about acronym 4 customer experience optimization. That's wot makes customer happy. What makes yer CEO happy is cust lifetime value max
@ted_friedman 27 years tomorrow and back is still dagger-free so, yes, the Ides bode well. Thanks.
I don't thank people for following me, but I do thank reporters for calling me.
"Steve Jobs: Apple's greatest legacy or its biggest obstacle?" (http://zd.net/ePv8oZ) JK--Replace "or" with "and" & remove "?" & I agree.
"Windows Isn't Dead or Dying" (http://bit.ly/gOoEVw) JK--Agreed. It's not the only game in town on any level. But it's in many games.
Why ParAccel, Infobright, Kognitio, Calpont, & Exasol not been bought out yet (http://bit.ly/f5kp41)? Perhaps still waiting 4 right price
@ted_friedman Ides of March is always more interesting, cuz it's my anniversary.
"Nanogenerators to Enable Battery-Free Handhelds" (http://bit.ly/ePtfzJ) JK--Piezo. Harvest energy from body movements & vehicle vibrations.
Have you ever committed a list of 10 things to memory on 1st pass? Me neither. Why proliferate top-10 lists? Keep 'em to 3-5 items per list
Immediately move all Twitter & Facebook-generated emails 2 "social media messages" foldr, 4 later review. Otherwise, I'd never get work done
"Revolution Analytics & IBM Netezza Bring Enterprise-Ready R to the DW" (http://bit.ly/dPSc4m) JK--Open-source adv analytics is emerging
@dhaimes Not dumb at all. It would give people a concrete list of exactly how their money is spent. And wouldn't be broken out that granular
Japanese nuclear crisis. Painful symmetry. Both SW & NE Honshu been afflicted. This one's accidental. Hope can it can be pre-empted.
With that last tweet as prelude, listening to Raveonettes "Last Dance" from "In & Out of Control." "Teen Angel" w/ perfect pitch and thrust.
RIP Jean Dinning. Wrote quintessential & iconic "dead teenager" popsong, "Teen Angel," as performed by bro Mark. Romeo & Juliet on wheels.
RIP Hugh Martin. Wrote, among other long-ago hits, "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas." No better bittersweet holiday song can be found
Listening to PJ Harvey "The Last Living Rose" from "Let England Shake." Short song with huge resonance. Starts off with "goddamn Europeans."
Don't know what's more depressing: terrible things happening overseas or US media reducing all fallout to "feeling the pain at the pump"?
LinkedIn recommends "people I may know." Apparently, I may know James Kobielus. But how much can anybody truly know this enigma named James?
Listening to PJ Harvey title track from "Let England Shake." Interpolates bits of non-PJ songs throughout LP. In this: "Puttin' On The Ritz"
Looking at photo history of US west settlement in 1800s. Permanent human settlements look makeshift in beginning. Always shifting thereafter
Guys in those hypermusclebuilding mags look like they're having extraordinarily painful seizures. Or like they're wearing Hulk bodysuits.
Listening to Captain & Tennille "Love Will Keep Us Together." A pure pop delight from the mid-70s.
What to read into the fact that #HP hasn't prebriefed tech analysts on any announcements that Apotheker may or may not make this week?
In recommendation engine, the fuel/lubricant is synthetic composite of orchestration models, biz rules, predictve anlytcs, & human decisions
In nxt best offer infra, recommendation engine is usually a stack of functional components, rather than a discrete component.
One nxt bst ofr case study left to interview. Starting to write the #Forrester report this week.
Governing. A cascade of social decisions falling out from prior decisions, driven by events & personalities, riven by parties & polarities.
Watch how the Japanese respond to this crisis. This experience will define their politics for the rest of the century.
I like the idea, per today WashPost, of sending taxpayer a receipt showing where $ spent. Should do at all levels of government.
Classic rock. They might as well rename it "ancient arena rock." For peeps who still believe there's something heroic about electric guitars
Back to Daylight Savings Time. They might as well call this Standard Time and rename the period we just came thru "Winter Time." Same diff.
"If U Dont Like Cookies, You'll Hate Addressable Ads on TV" (http://bit.ly/gLXnAt) JK--And look back fondly on nonaddressable Super Bowl ads
Ken Jeong. You probably havent heard of him, but I predict he'll be breakout star from NBC's "Community." His manic oddness quite unsettling
WashPost piece re bad bandnames. I say judge music instead. I've heard/like Ringo Deathstarr, !!!, Dinosaur Feathers, & Dale Earnhardt Jr Jr
I love Time-Life half-hour commercials for their multi-CD popsong compilations. Their 60s compilation, for example. As if rock hadnt hit big
And it's always interesting to see how vendors leverage all of that, and how other analysts retort. It can get fairly tortuous. Or torturous
Always interesting to see which nuances of my detailed SWOT get played up and what reportorial context my words used in when story publishes
Yes, I pay attention to the roots of words and to those of their elements. Sometimes the radical thing is to uproot the tuber & wash it off
Analysis isn't soothsaying. Analysis is teasing the sooth out of anything & vetting with righteous zeal. Then rolling it thru wringer again.
Big difference between songs of praise & songs of devotion. Former can apply to any worthy object. Latter imply fixation on one object alone
Secular songs of praise, such as Fatboy Slim "Praise You" & Dido "Thank You." Secular tunes of devotion? Every co-dependent silly love song.
Disaster recovery. How can an entire nation maintain offsite backup with hot failover? Thru steadfast alliances with deep-pocketed nations.
Social couponing. Like a mass-market perpetual blue-light special. Surprised the big brick&mortar retailers not big here yet.
"Are You Always On?" (http://bit.ly/g6fE2D) JK--Or, the question might be, "are you always on, but always feel a little bit off?"
As I wuz tellin' @StevePR104 , we're all MPP (maddeningly peculiar people). Some share nothing. Perhaps that's best. Shared disk is risky