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The Analytics Breakthrough

Posted on September 6, 2015 by | Leave a comment

The Analytics Breakthrough
The Analytics Breakthrough I recently watched a short presentation of ideas from Microsoft’s Corporate Vice President of Business Solutions Marketing, Mr. Wayne Morris[1] in which he spelled out a couple of points for the future of “Big Data” and especially “Big Data Analytics” that I bel... read more

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Collaboration not Conflict

Posted on August 31, 2015 by | Leave a comment

Collaboration not Conflict
The world is becoming ever more interconnected and that way that people create and consume data and content is changing in ways that it has never had the scope to do in the past. Just today I read that Diamond Minecraft (where you can watch a gamer named Daniel Middleton play Minecraft apparently) h... read more

Putting Big Data to Work for You

Posted on August 3, 2015 by | Leave a comment

Putting Big Data to Work for You
The excitement about big data is soaring and it doesn't look like it will be coming to earth any time soon! Investment and technological advances are moving things along quickly now, and much of the focus of these advances lies in the realm of analytics - analyzing structured, semi-structured, and u... read more

The Paradox of Security

Posted on June 6, 2015 by | Leave a comment

The Paradox of Security
Many of you reading this may have heard of the term from Economics the Paradox of Thrift. What the Paradox of Thrift is, as popularised by the Great Economist John Maynard Keynes and accepted by those who profess to belong to his “camp” can be condensed to the following: “What is good for the... read more

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Are You Buying Your Business?

Posted on April 30, 2015 by | Leave a comment

Are You Buying Your Business?
Many places do after all. Complimentary benefits, or “comps” as they are known, have long been considered part and parcel of doing business in the Casino world. The “Big Players” have to receive free stuff otherwise they’ll stop playing and go somewhere else to get their free stuff there ... read more

When Do You Start Looking for Fraud?

Posted on April 14, 2015 by | Leave a comment

When Do You Start Looking for Fraud?
So when do you start looking for Fraud and theft? Before you know that it is happening, on a proactive basis? Based upon suspicions or a well thought through fraud and theft detection policy? Or do you wait for the phone to ring or the email or letter to arrive and someone to tell you that it is ... read more

A Rush of Blood to the Head Part 2

Posted on February 22, 2015 by | Leave a comment

A Rush of Blood to the Head Part 2
A Rush of Blood to the Head, Part II Moving on from Melbourne, George and I flew up to Sydney, home of a larger (but doubtless inferior J) copy of the Tyne Bridge from my own beloved Newcastle upon Tyne. You can actually spend a few hours going through health and safety briefings and then walk over... read more

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A Rush of Blood to the Head

Posted on February 17, 2015 by | Leave a comment

A Rush of Blood to the Head
A Rush of Blood to the Head Essentially from being upside down. I’ve just been to Australia for the past week. You just know, despite their protestations to the contrary, that being on or near the bottom of the world cannot be good for you. So George DiGrandi, the COO of eConnect and I have sam... read more

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Casinos in the City of Brotherly Love

Posted on January 29, 2015 by | Leave a comment

Casinos in the City of Brotherly Love
A Trip to Pennsylvania So following Atlantic City I took a trip out to the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, a place that would have been called “New Wales” if Charles II could have been convinced to change the name on the land grant when he gave it to one William Penn. I’ve been to “old Wales... read more

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Is Atlantic City Dead in the Water part 2

Posted on January 28, 2015 by | Leave a comment

Is Atlantic City Dead in the Water part 2
Is Atlantic City Dead in the Water II? So in the last instalment of this odyssey I mentioned my visits to a couple of the Boardwalk casinos in Atlantic City, now the focus changes from the seafront casinos facing the Boardwalk to the three, somewhat isolated operations beside the marina. These three... read more

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