Forget the 3 V’s of Big Data, the 5 I’s Have It

Written by Roger Wahman, VP Big Data and Analytics Many people try to characterize what constitutes Big Data. The commonly accepted definition from Gartner is based on the three V’s – Volume, Variety, and Velocity. While this may be an acceptable way to classify or quantify Big Data, it is not really useful in terms …

Top 5 Reasons Why Everyone in Technology should work in Consulting

Written by Roger Wahman, VP Big Data and Analytics As a practice manager, I talk to a lot of people about job opportunities. In the past few years, it seems like fewer people are looking to consulting to build their career. At the time when I was considering the same choice, consulting was the prestigious …

Aggression Testing

I was meeting with some colleagues discussing project deliverables a few days ago and one of them mentioned regression testing. For some reason, I heard Aggression instead of Regression. Maybe it was just the mood I was in that day. When I told the group what I thought I heard, we all had a laugh. …

Lobster Corn Dogs

 aka How I learned that Technology Selection and Data Archival go together I must confess that I am a bit of a foodie so I’m always anxious to try new things.  Recently, I was having dinner with a couple of colleagues in Minneapolis after visiting with a prospect and something on the menu caught my …