Category Archive: Business intelligence

Business intelligence

The data science strategy – part I

In the world of BI, it is not rare to hear a professional say ‘I want to become a data scientist’ due to the nature of this field being so new and exciting. As an interdisciplinary profession, which requires a candidate to create value out of data, and create it in a way that businesses …

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The thin line between CIO and CDO

The Chief Information Officer (CIO) and the Chief Data Officer (CDO) are both executives that work in related domains within the organisation, unlike CFOs, CMOs and other executives that have distinct areas of responsibility. Both deal with data and information in one way or another. This means that their roles are often seen, and expressed, …

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Data vs. Information – a clear difference that matters

Working in the Business Intelligence (BI) space means that we deal with data and information on a daily basis. Our role is to ensure we make sense of all the data and information coming into businesses – to the benefit of our clients’ organisations. What astounds me is that even today there are still some …

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Information and Analytics – is it a business hinderance?

In the Business Intelligence (BI) world, as BI experts, we tend to understand and think about the value of information and analytics slightly differently to the rest of an organisation – given we have a passion for data and the value it holds.  We also understand information and analytics to be a competitive driver – …

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Trend Alert – Customer Data Platforms

Recently you may have heard – from your business network or circle of marketing friends – that Customer Data Platforms (CDPs) is the new ‘black’. Can a CDP really be an all-rounded solution to marketing’s most pressing problem, when it comes to enhancing customer experience?

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HR Analytics

“I want HR analytics for my HR department!” In my experience of consulting to clients at various stages of analytics maturity, across different industries in different countries, I have noticed that on a strategic level very few organisations are really implementing HR BI, never mind HR analytics. These are typically the organisations that have realised …

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Big Data – Round 2

If you had told me a decade ago that big data was going to get bigger, I may not have believed you – given that most IT terms are often surrounded by so much hype, and given that growing data types and volumes is, in fact, nothing new. Many people thought this ‘fad’ would not …

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Health Data Analytics 2016

I had the privilege and pleasure to attend HISA’s Health Data Analytics conference in Brisbane on 11 and 12 October 2016. What follows is this particular BI and Analytics consultant’s impressions and insights from the conference in terms of the main themes covered and the messages and impressions I take away, again from my particular …

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IoT and Analytics

It is widely accepted that the Internet of Things (IoT) relates to the concept of ‘widely connected hardware’. Its impact is vast, because any physical object, which has a sensor attached to it, can be turned into a digital data generating machine – rapidly producing more data than most organisations have the capability to report …

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