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Big Data Projects – When You're Not Getting the ROI You Expect

Some big data projects keep getting more money pumped into them with the hope that someday they’ll drive financial value. Sadly, according to this analyst firm… 493 more words

Risk Management

Gary Johnson, Libertarian

Gary, Johnson, a former Governor of New Mexico, is running for President as a Libertarian. Johnson claims to be a social liberal and fiscal conservative. Johnson hopes to win enough votes to prevent any other candidate from winning a majority. 493 more words


Interest Rate Swap - Part II

In my previous post, I discussed setting up an example swap to value. In order to value the 2 legs, we need discount factors and forward rates, we can get both by setting up a swap curve. 730 more words


A Two-Stage Approach to Gaining Data Lake ROI

Depending on whether you “build” your data lake in the cloud or on premise, it could take anywhere from six months to a year—and in some cases longer to be fully deployed. 669 more words

Risk Management

Owning Versus Renting

Good morning and happy Thursday.

Today’s blog is brought to you by Kubae’s insistence.  It was brought on by our being guests of Jeff Taylor with Key Bank at the Portland Thorns match last night.  838 more words


What would the payback period be for a robotic arm used by McDonald's for food preparation?

A variety of robots were featured at the 2016 National Restaurant Show that could be used for a variety of tasks in restaurants. These robots are being introduced at the same time that we are experiencing an on-going debate in the U.S. 348 more words

Teaching Accounting

Big Data ROI in Year 1? Fuggedaboutit

Depending on the size and scope of your forthcoming big data project, in most instances it’s unfair to expect positive cash flows in year one. That’s because in addition to a potentially steep implementation and learning curve, it takes time to master and adopt open source big data technologies. 705 more words