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11 de April de 2017

Three Data Strategy Oversights – Conclusion

by Ziko Rajabali April 11, 2017 A bridge is only worth crossing if it can hold strong while we cross. When we’re crossing the chasm on a bridge of data, it needs to have integrity. Last week, we discussed chilling the data: why it’s important to put operational data into long-term storage. Unfortunately, teams often pre-aggregate the data when chilling it, under the impression that storage is expensive or that the visualization will always be faster. But what about the questions we don’t know to ask yet? What happens when we don’t know what we don’t know? Avoid Destruction of […]
4 de April de 2017

Three Data Strategy Oversights – Part Two

by Ziko Rajabali April 4, 2017 We’ll cross that bridge when we get there only works if that bridge already exists. When that bridge is a strategic decision, it is a bridge of data. Last week, we talked about unconventional sources of data, like emails. In a way, it was like unearthing a new raw material for the bridge. But what about the refinement of known raw materials? How do we maximize the value of data that comes from conventional sources? In part 1 of this series, we mentioned how sensor measurements are often overlooked in data strategy. Sensors are […]
28 de March de 2017

Three Data Strategy Oversights – Part One

by Ziko Rajabali March 28, 2017 In the face of day-to-day operational concerns, it’s easy to adopt the mantra we’ll cross that bridge when we get there. There is wisdom to this philosophy: given limited resources, activities must be prioritized to attain success. But what do we do if the proverbial bridge doesn’t exist? Data is the raw material of the bridge to cross when we get there click to tweet that When that bridge is a strategic decision, it should be made out of data that spans successes and failures, seasonal changes, political and environmental cycles. This doesn’t undermine […]
21 de March de 2017

Why would IT need an old-time Puppet?

by Carlos Herrera March 21, 2017 In this ever-growing and ever-changing world of IT, one reoccurring question we ask is: How can we keep up with the constant changes in technology,  so we can focus our time where it matters most `for the organization? After spending countless hours troubleshooting in different technologies, operating systems, programming languages, etc. finding those nasty needles in all those haystacks, most often caused by human error, the same question kept coming back to my mind… why are we still depending on manual work when we are so deep into the so-called ‘Digital Era’? One of […]
7 de March de 2017

De-mystifying Recommender Systems

by Patrick Cloutier March 7, 2017. When I first heard about machine learning, I wondered what happened behind the scenes for this to function. In this blog I try to explain what my logic is as we create a custom recommender on relatively straightforward concepts. We will be using Scala, and more specifically using the shell to run our commands. We will be looking at the data gathered from a movie site with user ids, user ratings and movies ids. The idea here will be to create a system that will try to “guess” the rating that someone will give a movie they haven’t seen. The […]