“The dog did nothing in the night-time. That was the curious incident” Sherlock Holmes

That is, the discussion has become about the box the data comes in, not the toy itself. Data, however could not be more strategic. We apply context to data and we get information. We apply context to information and we get knowledge. We all know what comes next.

The best way for a business to think of its data, then, is as a strategic resource.


Special Secret Top 5 Inside

Quick one this: top 5 opening tracks to Red Hot Chili Peppers (and related artists) albums. We’ll be back on the data next time. Massive thanks to Jonathan Macha by way of the Universally Speaking Podcast for the inspiration. Straight in at one. Good Time Boys. Best Chilis opening track. Best opening track. Period. ThisContinue reading “Special Secret Top 5 Inside”

The Ethics, Stupid!

Data science is in the news! I always thought this would be a good thing, but as Mark Zuckerberg sweats it out in front of Congress, things don’t look great for his data team. Not surprisingly for your friendly local data nerd, a lot of people have asked me about the Facebook situation recently, andContinue reading “The Ethics, Stupid!”

Why does a data bloke love a Mind Map?

Me and the Mind Map, we shouldn’t be friends. I like data, and I really like data architecture. This means I spend a lot of time thinking about what goes where. In this a data architect is just like a normal architect: structure matters.