PERSPECTIVES

BLOGS & NOTES

Apr
25
Oct
10
MEET ALLEN POPPE, PRACTICE DIRECTOR - DIGITAL BUSINESS

Pandata Group is happy to announce that Allen Poppe has joined the company as Practice Director to lead the growth of our newly formed Digital Business practice. With his passion and forethought in technology along with his history working in multiple industries, he is a natural choice to head Pandata Group’s Digital Business practice and keep us at the forefront of thought leadership in the space.

We think you should get to know Allen and his role at Pandata Group. We’ve included a brief interview with Allen to highlight his goals, strategies, and the big picture perspective that he wants to deliver to local clients.

1.) What area of the Pandata Group will you be focusing on?

A. I am excited to join the Pandata Group and he...


Jun
19
ENTERPRISE BI ARCHITECTURE SERIES - CONCLUSION: BI SCOPE AND LEVEL OF EFFORT

In the first three parts of our series on creating an enterprise-class business intelligence platform, we outlined the methodology for gathering and modeling the business requirements, identifying the current and future data flows, and deciding how to best serve the varying analytical and reporting needs of the users. In this final installment, we layout the scope and level of effort that goes into the BI development lifecycle. It will examine the people and processes needed to ensure a high level of performance and maximize the time-to-value of any enterprise BI project.

BI teams (and associated data warehouse teams) can follow a wide variety of structures, often depending on the corporate culture. But at minimum, any successful BI team...


Mar
29
A LITTLE BIT OF MACHINE INTELLIGENCE

A Little Bit of Machine Intelligence

One interesting trait of technologists is that as a body, we tend to use the approaches that we have learned and trust and are “comfortable with”. We can become protective of our chosen techniques, approaches and use of tools, honing these as we go through our careers. Should a new product or approach come on the scene, some of us might welcome the challenge as an opportunity while others might stay at arms length because it diverges from our view of “how things should be done”.

The technical landscape is changing at increasing rates. What is comfortable today will be old news and obsolete tomorrow. Only 20% of the Fortune 500 of 25 years ago have survived. Technology has been ...