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The Great Second Renaissance – More than just business intelligence

Sun, 10/06/2013 - 18:01

Technology and data are driving humanity towards the next great renaissance. We are bearing witness to an accelerating ability to gather and consume information in a myriad of ways. That ability will fundamentally alter the way we engage each other and the world. The impacts will be similar to what was seen in the European [...]

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SQL: Select top 1 member of a category using CTE and Partition commands

Wed, 07/24/2013 - 14:20

Got a bunch of child rows. Use this to get the first one. This command uses CTE and Partition commands and is pretty darn useful. With CTE As ( select Row_Number() Over(Partition by (group id of the rows to consider) Order By ) As Row_Num , column1 ,column2 ,column3 From table1 ) Select column1 ,column2 [...]

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The Joy of An Index

Tue, 06/18/2013 - 13:51

I’m convinced that the human intellect is poorly equipped to handle complexity. The very use of language requires us to lump together characteristics of entities to create the idea of a thing and wrap a word around it. Sometimes we even need clarity on what comprises the “thing” and need to turn to an authority. [...]

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15 seconds (or less) of Business Intelligence fame in Wired magazine

Tue, 03/26/2013 - 17:49

So it’s a tiny mention of our work but it’s nice to be recognized in the media. It’s also nice to keep such good company as the other organizations mentioned in the article. Check out the article here: http://insights.wired.com/profiles/blogs/democratizing-big-data-to-bring-government-ahead-of-the-curve#axzz2OgXVgfNX Here’s the first bit: Wired Magazine: Democratizing Big Data to Bring Government Ahead of the Curve [...]

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Using Business Intelligence to Improve the Lives of Children

Sun, 03/24/2013 - 18:27

I recently presented a case study at the 2013 Gartner BI Summit titled “Using Business Intelligence to Improve the Lives of Children”, outlining the great things being down at the Juvenile Welfare Board in Pinellas County Florida. It highlights the innovative work that was done there, including: Creating a community collaboration of data The development [...]

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New Site, New Ideas and a Road Trip

Sun, 03/17/2013 - 23:43

The pace at which people are able to acquire, manipulate and make data useful as a problem solving tool is the greatest at which it has ever been. New technologies are being created at a blistering pace to address all of those challenges and those new tools increase one’s ability to harness information in never [...]

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