Data Science

Are Semantics the Undead of Enterprise Tech? They Keep Coming Back to Life

Semantic standards have been with us since the birth of the web, when it became clear to inventors of the web like Tim Berners-Lee and many others that meaning could be systematically captured, organized, and exploited to do valuable tasks. Since then, the idea of applying formal semantics to enterprise data has come and faded […]

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Today’s Enterprise Research Landscape: A Q&A with Leanne Waldal

On a recent episode of the Early Adopter Research (EAR) Designing Enterprise Platforms Podcast, EAR’s Dan Woods spoke with Leanne Waldal, a leading technology researcher who understands how to create programs and manage research and analytics departments to support product development and design. Her career has spanned many different areas including user experience research. The […]

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Integrating Research Successfully: A Podcast with Leanne Waldal

In this episode of the Early Adopter Research (EAR) Designing Enterprise Platforms Podcast, EAR’s Dan Woods spoke with Leanne Waldal, a leading technology researcher who understands how to create programs and manage research and analytics departments to support product development and design. Her career has spanned many different areas including user experience research. The Designing […]

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Why Analysts Need Hands-On Access to Big Data: The Case for the Data-Native Approach

We’ve now gone down the road with big data and data lakes and the rise of AI and machine learning powered techniques long enough that it’s appropriate to take a step back and ask a few basic questions about what we’re trying to do and how we’re trying to do it. What’s interesting to me, […]

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Operational Intelligence for CITOs

Operational Intelligence refers to a new category of methods and technology for gaining visibility into business operations, discovering insights, and then rapidly taking effective action, frequently through automation. Operational Intelligence refers to a new category of methods and technology for gaining visibility into business operations, discovering insights, and then rapidly taking effective action, frequently through […]

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Growing Your Own Data Scientists

CIOs and CTOs must learn to address a challenge, involving the divide between the people who know about the vast amount of new sources of data emanating from machines and other devices (“big data”) and the questions in the enterprise whose answers can be monetized. CIOs and CTOs must learn to address a challenge, involving […]

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How Machine Data and Operational Intelligence Can Supercharge Business Applications, Part I

Imagine that all your business apps were people, seated in an auditorium ready to hear a speech. Here’s what I would say to them about machine data: Imagine that all your business apps were people, seated in an auditorium ready to hear a speech. Here’s what I would say to them about machine data: “Business […]

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Matt Calkins, CEO of Appian, Explains How Social Business + BPM + Mobile + Existing Apps = Worksocial

Early Adopter Research sat down with Matt Calkins, CEO of Appian, to discuss the convergence of social business, BPM, mobile, and existing applications to create a new concept called worksocial. In discussing this concept with Matt, Dan Woods, CEO and Founder of Early Adopter Research, was inspired to write a manifesto about “Completing the Social […]

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How Machine Data and Operational Intelligence Can Supercharge Business Applications, Part II

How people can use a data fabric like Splunk to take machine data and use it to improve operational intelligence In the first article in this series, I explained what machine data is and how it can help business applications. In this article, I explain how people can use a data fabric like Splunk to […]

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