July 5, 2006
Apollo Data Technologies
I highly recommend Apollo to anyone who may be considering the use of analytics to solve their business data problems. They are highly adept at hitting the ground running with understanding their client's problems and then providing detailed analysis and a plan of action to get the most out of your data.
There are not too many people offering the type of services they offer and the learning curve to get into analytics inside an IT department can greatly be accelerated by an engagement with Apollo.
I believe we'll see a lot happen in the next 3 to 5 years in the area of data mining and analytics. As disk space gets cheaper and cheaper and companies start building bigger and more robust data warehouses, it becomes increasingly more difficult using traditional means of filtering and searching to turn this data into actionable knowledge which can be leveraged for positive ROIs.
Applied analytics in data mining and predictive modeling will change this. I think that it will in fact create huge competitive advantages for the first movers who take advantage of this technology and learn to manipulate it in alignment with business objectives.