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Centralization Before Democratization

The Measurement Minute by Gary Angel   Effective Democratization of Data requires...Centralization? That's the paradox of trying to get stakeholders to self-service. You can't, until you d...

June 18, 2019

By Gary Angel

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Easy as Pie? The Failure of Reporting in the Enterprise

The Measurement Minute by Gary Angel   Reporting is one of those things that everyone thinks are easy but that somehow always seem to end up not working very well. That turned out to be a ...

June 18, 2019

By Gary Angel

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Tableau Rising…Hadoop Falling

The Measurement Minute by Gary Angel   Data Viz and Data Management went in opposite directions this week - with Salesforce completing a massive acquisition of Tableau while key companies ...

June 12, 2019

By Gary Angel

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The Power Dynamics of IoT

The Measurement Minute with Gary Angel   With great power comes great...power demand. Why the desire for edge-based compute power is double-edged sword. Almost every IoT installation has t...

June 7, 2019

By Gary Angel

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Compute Power on the Edge

The Measurement Minute by Gary Angel   The biggest change in Edge-based computing is the type of development that the new generation of SBCs and SOMs allows. Bottom line is that they make ...

June 3, 2019

By Gary Angel

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SOM vs. SBC in IoT (sheesh!)

The Measurement Minute with Gary Angel   It may be an acronym trifecta, but understanding the difference between a SOM and an SBC is one of the first bridges you'll have to cross to IoT la...

May 30, 2019

By Gary Angel

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Getting Edgy – An Introduction to IoT Computing

The Measurement Minute by Gary Angel   Technologies are only really interesting after they've passed through their time on the hype cycle. Here at Digital Mortar, we tried as hard as we co...

May 30, 2019

By Gary Angel

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The McNamara Fallacy and the Cynicism Behind Bad Metrics

The Measurement Minute by Gary Angel   Sometimes bad metrics just fool us. But often, the people using them have entirely cynical reasons for glomming onto the really stupid ones. Credit Y...

May 22, 2019

By Gary Angel

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The College Board’s (SATs) New Adversity Score

The Measurement Minute by Gary Angel   The College Board, purveyors of the SAT, recently added a proud new edition to their reporting: the Adversity Score. Reading about how it works put m...

May 20, 2019

By Gary Angel

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