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Companies are experimenting more and more with petabytes of unstructured data like social media entries, customer support emails, complaints, suggestion boxes, etc. These are increasingly using Hadoop, MapReduce and NoQSL distributed databases like MongoDB, Casssadra, Riak and so on. On... Read More..
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I had a very interesting conversation with Paul Shoemaker, CEO of American Hospital Directory (also known as ahd.com). AHD is in the business of collecting, updating and making available financial performance, quality and cost data about hospitals in the U.S.... Read More..
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Some time ago, I wrote about the utility, flexibility and versatility of the R Language and R Analytics:  Leveraging Language, Cluster and the Cloud for Analytics.Today at the OpenWorld Conference, Oracle announced that it is bundling hardware, software and a... Read More..
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Yes. I mean Excel spreadsheets! That's the dirty little secret of many companies and organizations. They may have terabytes of warehouse data, tons of reports already in production and tons more in the making. Scratch the surface and you will... Read More..
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Some time ago I wrote another blog entry - Five Root Causes of Bad Data Quality in Business Intelligence. The fifth root cause of bad data quality is errors in the BI reporting logic. In the ideal world, enterprises have ONE SINGLE... Read More..
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Sometime ago I wrote in another blog entry - Five Root Causes of Bad Data Quality in Business Intelligence. The fourth root cause of Bad Data Quality is inadequate training on software systems! Many software systems suffer from inadequate buy-ins from end-users... Read More..
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There is an interesting survey out by LogiXML about usage of Business Intelligence in companies! A full 30% of respondents say they don't need it! Other interesting findings in this survey are: Microsoft BI technologies is the leading one followed... Read More..
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Sometime ago I wrote in another blog entry - Five Root Causes of Bad Data Quality in Business Intelligence. The Second Root cause of Bad Data Quality is the group of errors made during Extract, Transform and Load (ETL) programs. ETL... Read More..
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In the age of self-service Business Intelligence nothing could put off users than realizing that 15 to 45% of operating expenses of organizations are spent on cleaning up Bad Data! Here's an article about that topic - The Data Quality... Read More..
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Business Intelligence need not be about just rolling up and reporting the facts as they are, Can your Business Intelligence be more intelligent than that and just tell me those facts that are relevant and not just give me every... Read More..
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Nari Kannan's blog explores how new approaches to business intelligence can help organizations improve the performance of business processes--whether these processes are creative or operational, internally-focused or customer-facing, intra-departmental or across functions.

Nari Kannan

Nari Kannan started and serves as the CEO of appsparq, a Mobile Applications development company based in Louisville, KY with offices in Singapore and India. Nari has over two decades of experience in computer systems development, translating product and service strategy into meaningful technology solutions, and both people and product development. Prior to this, he has served as both Chief Technology Officer and Vice President- Engineering in six successful startups, two of which he co-founded. He has proven experience in building companies, engineering teams, and software solutions from scratch in the United States and India. Prior to this, Nari started Ajira Technologies, Inc., in Pleasanton, CA, where he served as Chief Executive Officer for more than six years. While at Ajira, Nari was instrumental in developing service process management solutions that modeled, monitored, and analyzed business processes, initially targeting the Business Process Outsourcing (BPO), Telecom, and Banking verticals in India, and Finance, Insurance, and Healthcare verticals in the United States. Prior to this, he served as VP-Engineering at Ensenda, an ASP for local delivery services. He also served variously as Chief Technology Officer or VP-Engineering at other Bay-Area venture funded startups such as Kadiri and Ensera. He began his career at Digital Equipment Corporation as a Senior Software Engineer. Nari has a long involvement with Customer Support and other customer facing processes. At Digital Equipment Corporation he was involved with their 1800 person customer support center in Colorado Springs, Colorado. He was tasked with coming up with innovative tools to help customer support people do their jobs better. He holds a U.S patent for a software invention that automatically redirected email requests for customer support to the right group by digesting the contents of the request and guessing at which software or hardware support group is best equipped to handle it. At Ensera, he led a 45 person team in developing an internet based ASP service for handling auto insurance claims, coordinating information flow between end-customers, Insurance companies, Repair shops and Parts suppliers. Ensera was acquired by Mitchell Corporation in San Diego. Nari holds a B.S. degree in Physics from Loyola College, and an M.B.A degree from the University of Madras in Madras, India. He graduated with a M.S. degree in Computer Science from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst in 1985. Contact Information: Nari Kannan. Email: nari@appsparq.com Mobile: 925 353 0197. Website: www.appsparq.com View more .

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