constructionrobots

Occasionally, aggregating data into information is a labour intensive, tedious job which takes lots of comparisons, consistency checks, summations etc.. Even the creation of the initial data can be complicated. The good news is, however, that practically all of these process steps can be completely automated: Starting with the extractionRead More →

candlestick

A picture paints a thousand words! For many people this proverb holds true. Be it bars, lines, 3D graphs, bubble charts or any other type of visualisation, they convey a message from the displayed data at a single glance. What individual form of display is used depends on the informationRead More →

library

There is usually more information in a given dataset than one would expect. The Austrian Post scandal has demonstrated this impressively and gives a faint idea of what Google is capable of doing, especially given the information grows faster than linear with the amount of data. So having more dataRead More →

board

Encrypted and certified Transport Layer Security (TLS) is the encryption protocol used by practically all websites. However, TLS can be used also for encrypting other communication channels like VPNs, email etc. TLS is based on a Private Key Infrastructure (PKI), which issues certificates for the owners of public keys. ThisRead More →

ruler

Although theoretically independent of the subject matter, managing an IT project requires a specific managerial skillset. This is especially true as it takes particular methods to assess and track progress. The project manager needs special knowledge to be successful, particularly in an agile environment. One specific but recurring challenge inRead More →

reporting

Decisions are taken based on data in reports. Do you have all required reports to make those decisions great? Is the data contained in them correct? Up to date and accurate reports are crucial for everybody in management. How much effort does it take to create them? Is it worthRead More →

warehouse

Classic data warehouses are relational databases whose structure is optimised for fast querying of the contained data. The power of data warehousing lies in the effective linking of data. This creates new insights into the underlying business. Typical applications are the combination of financial data with that of production by,Read More →