What do you get if appliances keep getting smarter, faster, and roomier inside? Choice A: abolition of IT, because who needs geeks? Choice B: license to be sloppy.
You guessed it: sloppy and proud. Out of the loud, unruly marketplace we have now for analytics appliances will come new, bold categories to satisfy every need. One will satisfy what is now the widespread obsession with data quality. So boring now, appliances in this niche will make data quality problems seem quaint with a “smart” data maid that follows us around.
At least that’s what I came away with from a phone call with Kim Stanick, marketing consulting to BI vendors.… Read the rest “Smarter, faster, roomier inside”