**** Looking BACK to 2013 ****
It's Magic Bullet time! If you remember on thing that I write this year, let it be this:
Business Runs on Columns
Columns equal refinement.
Columns equal clarity.
Columns equal understanding.
Our love for reports, data cubes and particularly spreadsheets is a reflection of this business reality.
A primary goal for anyone doing big data analysis: Transform some of your conclusions into tables and columns. Such data more reusable. It is also very convincing.
The challenge: Big Data doesn't seem to fit nicely into columns. In fact, most unstructured data seems to be the polar opposite.
Over the next few weeks, I'll discuss methods to help you effectively promote your brilliant conclusions using good old fashioned columns!
Just remember: Columns show you understand your data.