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Big Data, Big Self-Service

The data lake has become the driving force of strategic IT in many companies. The heart-felt cry is: “We want the company to be data driven!” Now, if you want to be pedantic you can argue convincingly that IT has always been data driven in one way or another, but the promise of the data …Read More

Voracity and the Philosophy of Data

This interview is part of The Bloor Group’s research program, Philosophy of Data, which has been underwritten by IRI, The CoSort Company. Eric Kavanagh: Ladies and gentlemen, hello and welcome back once again to A Philosophy of Data. It’s yours truly, Eric Kavanagh, today sitting with David Friedland from IRI, The CoSort Company, the folks …Read More