Big Data: A Fool With A Tool, Is Still A Fool

Just as having a saw doesn’t make you an expert carpenter, having Big Data doesn’t make you an expert analyst. A recent article in Harvard Business Review, titled “Big Data’s Human Component,” has reinforced what I’ve been thinking for some time. While the industry is getting excited about Big Data being the “next great tool,” … Continue reading “Big Data: A Fool With A Tool, Is Still A Fool”

1.1 Billion Records — Now That’s “Big Data”

It seems that “Big Data” is all the buzz in technology circles these days — and for good reason. Big data has all the hallmarks of being the next “Big” thing. Big, because of the potential for “Big” rewards that can be reaped. Companies must carefully review how they allocate their resources. Business leaders should … Continue reading “1.1 Billion Records — Now That’s “Big Data””

Floating Point — The Journey Begins

What do a mathematical computation method, a Chinese philosophy, and a baseball coach all have in common? While the answer is not so obvious, the truth is that the powerful combination of these three form the core of the foundation of eQuest’s “Big Data for HR” division. Let’s start with understanding the meaning of the … Continue reading “Floating Point — The Journey Begins”