Thoughts on the Data Ecosystem

The Flex.io Blog

Data Philanthropy: The Social Impact of Donating Data

July 1, 2015 by June Wu

Data is big these days. And in more than just one sense of the word.

Massive amounts of data are being collected through the expansion of technology, like mobile phones, social media, and the Internet of Things (IoT)—all as the field of data science surges in popularity. Being a data scientist was even crowned “the sexiest job of the 21st century“, adding it to the list of recently popularized professions that were once considered nerd territory and grounds for having your lunch stolen in grade school.

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The Push and Pull of Enterprise Data Collaboration

April 2, 2015 by Ken Kaczmarek

Like Doctor Dolittle’s famed pushmi-pullyu, enterprise data projects have a serious agility problem.

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Let a Thousand Data Silos Bloom

January 21, 2015 by Ken Kaczmarek

It’s a story as old as time. It’s a story of evolution, a story of freedom. And it’s a story of stuffing a genie back into its bottle.

Yes, I speak of the ancient enterprise battle royale: Productivity vs. Control.

These battles are constantly happening throughout the enterprise, usually with very good intentions. But, like so many good intentions, they often pave the road to, um… employee circumvention. Hey, gotta get stuff done, right?!?

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The Year of Putting Data to Work

December 22, 2014 by Nate Williams

It’s been a banner year for the data ecosystem.

In terms of sheer data volume… well, frankly, it’s been off the charts:

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Pizza, Beer and Open Source Collaboration with GitHub

November 25, 2014 by Ken Kaczmarek

Beer glass

Gusty winds and 14 degree temperatures are apparently no match for pizza, beer and code.

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5 Steps to Faster Data Projects

November 20, 2014 by Nate Williams

Data projects come in many shapes and sizes. From big data predictive analytics to small data spreadsheet projects, from building new open data applications to reconciling a couple of ERP tables in the accounting department.

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