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Contributor: Fern Halper

Fern Halper is director of TDWI Research for advanced analytics, focusing on predictive analytics, social media analysis, text analytics, cloud computing, and other “big data” analytics approaches. She has more than 20 years of experience in data and business analysis, and has published numerous articles on data mining and information technology.

Halper is co-author of “Dummies” books on cloud computing, hybrid cloud, service-oriented architecture, and service management, and big data. She has been a partner at industry analyst firm Hurwitz & Associates and a lead analyst for AT&T Bell Labs. Her Ph.D. is from Texas A&M University.


All articles by Fern Halper

3 Use Cases for Hybrid Cloud BI and Analytics

Many companies, large and small alike, are already using some kind of hybrid approach to cloud BI -- even if they don't think they are.

TDWI Introduces Big Data Maturity Model

TDWI's Big Data Maturity Model helps organizations assess their big data readiness and offers best practices for moving along the maturity path. Its co-author, Fern Halper, explains the five major maturity stages.

One Way to Bring Advanced Analytics to the Masses

How deploying a multiplier effect model can help spread analytics throughout your organization.

Governance in a Changing Data World

Governance is often put on the back burner when organizations move into new technologies because it's becoming more complex. Learn the two biggest ways governance complexity may be affecting your enterprise.

What's Really Different about Big Data Analytics?

We explore several fundamental changes driven by big data analytics.

3 Things You Need to Know about Big Data

Before you jump into a big data project, be sure to think about these three big data issues related to data integrity, data quality, and the nuances of analysis.

TDWI Announces New Research Leadership

Fern Halper, advanced analytics expert and thought leader, joins TDWI as a co-director of its respected research program.

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