Archive for June, 2017

Basta, Big Data: It’s Time to Say Arrivederci

Tuesday, June 27th, 2017

One of my favorite Italian words is “basta,” followed by an exclamation point. No, basta does not mean “bastard”; it means “enough,” as in “I’ve had ENOUGH of you!” We’ve definitely had enough of Big Data. As a term, Big Data has been an utter failure. It has never managed to mean anything in particular. […]

Building Better BI

Wednesday, June 14th, 2017

I was recently made aware of an article about Business Intelligence (BI) that struck me as extraordinary and smart. The author, Paul Holland, is a BI consultant who has a great deal of real-world BI experience. In the article, he emphasizes the role of people rather than technologies in BI success, which is correct and […]

Details Regarding the Future of the Visual Business Intelligence Workshops

Friday, June 2nd, 2017

This blog entry was written by Nick Desbarats. As Steve has recently announced, he’s decided to transition away from teaching in the coming months to focus on new projects. After more than 15 years in the field of data visualization and more than 30 in IT, hopefully, we can all find our way to forgiving […]

Future Plans for the Visual Business Intelligence Workshops

Thursday, June 1st, 2017

Since founding Perceptual Edge back in 2003, I’ve put in an enormous number of miles on airplanes. I’ve made most of these flights to teach workshops. After 14 years of this, I’m sure you’ll understand when I say that I’m weary of travel. I’m leading up to some news. I will only be teaching three […]