Category Archive: Data and information strategy

Data and information strategy

The rise of the Chief Analytics Officer

Data is all around us. Whether kept on-premise or hosted across a multi-cloud environment, data and its analysis have become some of the most critical business deliverables today. However, given the rapid digitalisation efforts many organisations have embarked on over the past 12 months, Chief Information Officers (CIOs) have been focused on ensuring a distributed …

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Leveraging data for competitive advantage

Today, the concept of having a data ecosystem in place to improve personalised customer engagements and support customer retention should not be a foreign one. And yet, many companies still struggle to understand how to practically do so. With data providing significant benefits to create such a business advantage, it has become critical to understand …

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Transforming into a data-driven business

Data has become a vital piece of the strategic puzzle for every organisation. It enables a company to extract insights and monetise its data to deliver a differentiated customer engagement experience. And yet, according to this recent industry article I came across citing Gartner research, this is only a relatively new realisation.

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Understanding the analytical trends to watch for in 2021

This is usually the time of year we reflect on what was and think about what is to come. I think we can all agree that 2020 has been quite the experience with things like social distancing, lockdown, and the pandemic becoming part of popular discourse. As organisations embrace remote working and the associated digital …

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Data science is a team sport

The concept of teamwork is fundamental to the success of any organisation. Sport fanatics understand all too well how this can help shape the success (or failure) of their favourite sporting teams. But when it comes to data science, many still think it is a solitary pursuit with people working in isolation from the rest …

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Vital capabilities for advanced analytics success

Last month I looked at what organisations can do to overcome some of the barriers to tailoring data management for advanced analytics. This built on from the first blog on the advanced analytics topic, where I discussed how important data management is for successful advanced analytics. In the final piece of this series based on …

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Navigating data management obstacles for advanced analytics growth

In my previous post, I discussed how important data management is for successful advanced analytics based on a recent TDWI report I found of interest. As a follow on, this month, I examine what organisations can do to overcome some of the main barriers to tailoring data management for advanced analytics, if you really want …

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Data management essentials for better analytics

Thanks to the availability of innovative technologies such as artificial intelligence, machine learning, and robotic process automation, modern companies have access to a wealth of tools to expand their analytical functions and extract additional value from the data at their disposal. Key to getting this right, however, is managing data effectively and understanding the very …

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Spot the difference – data scientist vs data analyst

Revenues in the global big data market are expected to more than double from 2018 figures and reach $103 billion by 2027. Given figures like this, it certainly emphasises the need for organisations to ensure they have the right skills in place to capitalise on this obvious growth opportunity. And a key element is to …

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Data this and data that – tips to avoid data chaos

At the core of almost every business conversation centered around growth and competitive gain today lies the topic of data. It is the single most valuable asset to many businesses – not matter industry or size. Data has taken the world by storm and continues to shape how businesses operate and transform to ensure relevancy …

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