Sat.Oct 05, 2019

How To Avoid Cloud Vendor Lock-In

DataFloq

Long-term business relationships are frequently beneficial for everyone involved, but every now and then a long-term arrangement simply becomes too costly to maintain.

IBM BigFix and Licensing Metric Tool

Perficient Data & Analytics

A few months ago, I was assigned the task of installing BigFix*/IBM Licensing Metric Tool (ILMT) for a client. I’ll admit that this was the first time installing this application, so I had to do my research. The video below goes through a basic installation based on what I learned.

Bootstrapping the right way?

Data Science and Beyond

Bootstrapping the right way is a talk I gave earlier this year at the YOW! Data conference in Sydney. You can now watch the video of the talk and have a look through the slides. The content of the talk is similar to a post I published on bootstrapping pitfalls , with some additional simulations.

Microsoft Research Open Data Search

Data Science 101

Microsoft Research Open Data is a search engine for free datasets available from Microsoft Research. The datasets are primarily aimed at Natural Language Processing (NLP) and computer vision. Take a look if you are in need of a dataset for your next project. Learn Data Science Microsoft data science opendata research

Encouraging Innovation in an Established Product Culture

Speaker: Richard Cardran, Chief Creative Officer and VP Strategy, HIA Technologies

Innovation is both a process and an outcome. The best way to begin innovating your products is by innovating your internal process. We'll explore the challenges, solutions, and hands-on techniques for becoming a successful "agent of change" within a well-established product culture. We'll examine the importance of UX and user-centric feature analysis, the adaptation of Agile Methodologies to the creative process, as well as a way to drive successful culture change for setting expectations and winning approvals with cross-functional stakeholders. Innovation and Leadership go hand in hand. Join Richard Cardran, Chief Creative Officer and VP Strategy, HIA Technologies, as we assess some case studies to see how to lead with a clear strategy well-defined tactics, and an unbiased understanding of the fundamental question: "why are you innovating?"

Keynote and Session highlights at ASG Evolve19

Jen Stirrup

I’m excited to be attending ASG Technology’s Evolve19 event in Dallas, Texas on October 21 – 23. I’m particularly interested in learning more about metadata management. As I’ve written previously, I believe that metadata management is often overlooked in data science. It’s an important part of obtaining full value from data, and it should be part of the data maturity model.