Does that term make you a wee bit nervous? So simple, and yet rife with such serious implication.
As data volumes skyrocket, many organizations find themselves at a critical juncture. Oftentimes legacy business intelligence strategies don't measure up to the data-intensive demands of today's always-connected, socially oriented landscape. What's needed is the ability to dig into data quickly and efficiently, across myriad stockpiles, in order to make business decisions with the utmost in confidence.
The bigness of the data stores certainly is a complicating factor. Sifting through mountains of data with a goal of picking out critical trends, predicting behavior, or modifying performance takes some serious analytics.
And that's what we're all about here at AllAnalytics.com, an interactive community created for the advancement of the analytics discipline. AllAnalytics.com is the place to turn for great technology insight, best-practices advice, and big-picture thought leadership on the business of data intelligence.
Here a rich and varied group of participants, including corporate executives, IT professionals, and other line-of-business managers, will share their experiences and know-how on business intelligence, advanced analytics, and data management. They'll provide guidance based on concrete experience and deep research through topical blogs as well as message boards, interactive chats, and, in a special series called Point/Counterpoint, text debates.
You can conquer the challenges of big data. And AllAnalytics will give you the tools to do so.
We welcome your thoughts, input, and participation in the Web's only B2B community devoted to the business of analytics.
Editor in Chief
Beth Schultz has more than two decades of experience as an IT writer and editor. Most recently, she brought her expertise to bear writing thought-provoking editorial and marketing materials on a variety of technology topics for leading IT publications and industry players. Previously, she oversaw multimedia content development, writing and editing for special feature packages at Network World. In particular, she focused on advanced IT technology and its impact on business users and in so doing became a thought leader on the revolutionary changes remaking the corporate datacenter and enterprise IT architecture.
Beth has a keen ability to identify business and technology trends, developing expertise through in-depth analysis and early-adopter case studies. Over the years, she has earned more than a dozen national and regional editorial excellence awards for special issues from American Business Media, American Society of Business Press Editors, Folio.net, and others.
Noreen has been a business journalist for more than 20 years. A New York City based writer and editor, she has worked for numerous print and online publications. She most recently served as community editor at Investor Uprising, a sister site of AllAnalytics.com. Her work has appeared in The New York Times, the New York Post, New York's Daily News, The Detroit News, and the Pittsburgh Press. She co-edited five newsletters for Real Estate Media's GlobeSt.com and served as the site's technology editor.
She also championed the commercial real estate beat at The Journal News, a Gannett publication in suburban New York City, and co-founded a Website focused on personal finance. Through her own company, Stasa Media, Noreen has produced reports, whitepapers, and internal publications for a number of Fortune 500 clients. When she's not writing, editing, or Web surfing, she relaxes in an 1875 Victorian with her husband and their five kids, four formerly homeless cats, and a dog.
Terry Sweeney is Editorial Director of UBM's business unit DeusM, and is based somewhere in the smog-laden environs of Los Angeles. He has covered technology for more than 25 years, with broad expertise in storage, networking, security, wireless, and celebrity stalking.
Sweeney served previously as Editor in Chief of award-winning Internet Evolution; from October 2005 to June 2007, he was Editor in Chief of Byte and Switch, storage networking's most widely read Website, which, when you think about it, is really not saying much. He was also a Founding Editor of the sinister IT security Website, Dark Reading (www.darkreading.com), as well as Storage Pipeline (absorbed in a nearly bloodless coup by the insatiable Byte and Switch). He did not leave under a cloud.
Sweeney was also News Editor at Internet Week and spent three years in Paris working for Communications Week International. When the Germans occupied the city he fled to Geneva, Switzerland, where he served as Editor in Chief of the print, online, and video content for the ITU's Telecom 99 conference. He later ran guns to freedom fighters in the Belgian Congo. Maybe.
He has contributed to The Washington Post, Crain's New York Business, Red Herring, Blue Herring, Rogue Herring, Information Week, Network World, SearchStorage, and Chicken Fancier, among other business and IT titles. He also designed a prototype flying machine and a fully functional submarine. No. Wait... That was someone else...
Sweeney surely did, however, graduate from the University of Colorado at Boulder in 1982 with a Bachelor's degree in Journalism and a minor in Portuguese, for no discernible reason.