Why do I need Big data consulting services?

A customer did that question to me; very simple question, no bad intentions behind it. He was looking for the basis.

I remembered him something so as old as the wheel: how the data to turn into information is really a repeated cycle.

BPOs and IT staff is really used to work with a volume & complexity of data that they manage with a lot of maturity, being productive information that drives them to make decisions with enough confidence.

The appearance of more complex data structures, the ability to handle the data in new manners and perspectives, the fact that things that were not measured now you have data about them, etc.

  • How can you give priority to all this? and not get stuck.
  • Is your staff trained to handle these new perspectives?
  • Is your company taking the advantage of all these new available data that you can turn into information, knowledge and value for the company?

The information cycle continues running, and this new paradigm of solutions make you to be again on the start line of the cycle, so you will have to walk again through it. Consulting services will accelerate the way to walk on it.


Ante el vicio de pedir, la virtud de no dar

This is a Spanish saying very used on some circumstances of daily life, specially on a work environment.

I have not found a similar translation of this saying in English, but I’m sure there is one.

The best translation I can do is: “In the vice of asking, have the virtue of not giving”.

The meaning of the saying is simple; you will find situations in your live where people is asking you for things that are inappropriate for the given situation. The other side is trying to take the advantage of some information, or pushing you to do something that you should not do, or should be done by other.

You quickly advertise that what the other side is asking, is not appropriate, and you want to tell him/her, ehh!! come on!, are you thinking I’m stupid?

Reply in a rude way will not solve the issue and you will be seen as a rude guy.

So here is where the art of replying with nice words avoiding the conflict and rejecting the request (without denying it directly).

They were happy and they did not know it

“They were happy and they did not know it.”, this sentence is used by a friend who also works on IT industry.

He uses it in some specific circumstances, which ones?

If you work with people, you know their role, the position they have in the company, how they are respected by others, etc.

On this work environment you work, there are people or groups of people that you can feel how they are everyday complaining about something: they are not paid accordingly, they are working overtime, they have more talent than others….  They complaint against their situation without taking into account all positive things they have; being very pushy about how that situation should be.

They are happy, but they do not it.

Suddenly something changes and their situation instead of becoming better, it becomes worse than they initially have. In addition there is not so much they can do.

Now they feel more frustrated than before, and they start to see how happy they were before. But it’s too late, they missed the opportunity of enjoying a time where they were happy, too late.

“They were happy and they did not know it”, very sad story that we can see almost everyday.


We had the opportunity to visit this country, and I was surprised about so many things. We enjoyed a good time there escaping from winter.

The city I enjoyed more it was Chiang Mai, the more fascinating city: Bangkok.

(Ayuttahaya, landed Buddha)

Prestashop utilities

Useful tool I would like to remind.

Content box: free HTML module for Prestashop that facilitate the way to create advertisement modules or other specific needs; http://contentbox.org/

Actions to clean cache on Prestashop:

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  2. Layered navigation block > Indexes and caches

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