Monthly Archive: January 2018

Breaking through the clouds in Asia Pacific

To quote Sam Walton, Walmart’s founder, “There is only one boss. The customer. And he can fire everybody in the company from the chairman on down, simply by spending his money somewhere else”. This very much forms the lens for…
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Data Engineering is Critical to Big Data Success

I mentioned in an earlier blog titled, “Staffing your big data team,” that data engineers are critical to a successful data journey. That said, most companies that are early in their journey lack a dedicated engineering group. And the longer…
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Cybersecurity On Call: Goodbye 2017, Hello 2018!

Welcome to “Cybersecurity On Call,” where we discuss the trends, get perspectives, and find tips for cybersecurity professionals. I am your host, TJ Laher, from Cloudera. Today’s episode won’t be our usual programming, today is our 2017 end of year special…
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The three certainties in life: death, taxes and GDPR

As the GDPR clock ticks down to implementation, it is clear that this will not be a non-event like the Millennium Bug – it will happen and there will be dire consequences, potentially company-closures, in the event of non-compliance. The…
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Staffing your big data team

Building the right team is as important as assembling the right IT infrastructure – and the needs differ just as dramatically. A traditional BI and analytics organization consists of three main groups:   Analysts that develop reports often using sample…
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