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A cloud won’t protect your modesty

I’m sure we have all heard the news about various famous (and not so famous) celebrities having their iCloud accounts hacked and their nude photos shared on social media. It seems to me there are responsibilities on both sides. Service providers like Apple should review their security and we should all think about the wisdom of saving such personal data in any cloud service. The best article I have seen.. Read More

Poll: Interim results

Firstly, the normal health warning on these being only interim results. There are not yet sufficient votes with which to draw robust conclusions (hence the metaphor of a deserted Southwark station). That said, with just over 80 votes now in, the initial results of our “What do you see?” survey of customer insight leaders is showing some interesting results. With regard to the scope of the term “customer insight” almost all voters view this as covering.. Read More

Customer Insight, what do you think of this for definition?

Many terms in the lexicon of marketing and business are ambiguous at best, misleading at worst. Both old terms like ‘proposition’ and new ones like ‘big data’ seem to bring more smoke than light. But the lack of clarity that has troubled me most in corporate life is the many meanings of ‘customer insight’. I have come across companies that mean data analytics, those that mean consumer research, some which.. Read More

Event: Data IQ Now 2014

I had the pleasure of attending and presenting at this conference. It was an enjoyable and useful event, hosted at etc Venues near St Paul’s, which seems to be a popular location for such events this year. David Reed was as ever a convivial host. For me the stand out presentation was from eBay, a clear message on simplification to manage complexity, that is so relevant in getting from too much data.. Read More