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.
Originally written for the guys at Universally Speaking: The Red Hot Chili Peppers Podcast who asked me for my thoughts on three B-sides from the One Hot Minute era of the band. It’s possible I over complicated this, just a little bit. In fact I went full Jack Kerouac—loads of words written very quickly andContinue reading “These are the Melancholy Mechanics of My Mind”
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”
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!”
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.