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Mike Ferguson
Managing Director of Intelligent Business Strategies Limited, Intelligent Business Strategies Limited

Mike Ferguson is Managing Director of Intelligent Business Strategies Limited. As an independent analyst and consultant he specializes in business intelligence, data management and enterprise business integration. With over 32 years of IT experience, Mike has consulted for dozens of companies, spoken at events all over the world and written numerous articles. Formerly he was a principal and co-founder of Codd and Date Europe Limited – the inventors of the Relational Model, a Chief Architect at Teradata on the Teradata DBMS and European Managing Director of DataBase Associates.

Big data insights in a System z IBM environment

May 7, 2014 | by Mike Ferguson, Managing Director of Intelligent Business Strategies Limited, Intelligent Business Strategies Limited
In order to deliver deeper insight, organizations must be able to leverage and integrate the growing amounts and different types of data together to reveal different perspectives and so, get closer to the “truth." Transactional, freeform, sentiment, clickstream data and more help create a richer...

Big data strategy Twitter chat recap

March 27, 2014 | by Mike Ferguson, Managing Director of Intelligent Business Strategies Limited, Intelligent Business Strategies Limited
I recently participated in a Twitter chat on big data strategy hosted by @IBMbigdata. In all, seven questions were asked (including inquiry around the hot new role of chief data officer), and the conversation certainly demonstrated that each are well worth discussing again, in a little more than...