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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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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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So you want to do data science?

Before your organisation blindly jumps in and starts “doing” data science, there are a number of issues you should first figure out and get clarity and agreement on.

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Establishing a Data Science Program

Data science has been gaining attention over the last few years, but as with most new trends or topics, some organisations have been slow to actually adopt and implement it. Although data science, by its nature, is quite an unstructured discipline, you may just need a more formal strategy to implement such a program in …

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The CIO as Innovator

In previous posts I examined how CIOs are expected to play more of a leadership role in the business, especially with regards to data and analytics. In this post, I explore how CIOs can make a bigger impact on the organisation, by embracing, furthering and implementing innovation.

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Challenges Implementing Healthcare Analytics

I have written about the application of Business Analytics in Healthcare before, but I am elaborating on it again, because the application of analytical outcomes to improve service and other business outcomes in healthcare has received a lot of focus lately. It is an area that will continue to have a big impact on the …

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Is the “New CIO” the Über-Data Scientist?

In the executive, IT, and especially BI worlds, there is a lot of talk about two new and fast-changing job positions. Coincidently, both are very interesting as well as demanding positions, namely that of the “New CIO” and that of the Data Scientist. In this post I investigate whether there are any parallels between these …

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Tale from the Woods

Gather round, gather round! We hear an eerie sound… I remember the old times around the holiday campfire when smooth talking uncle Alfred with his grand imagination and picturesque speech would tell spooky ghost stories that would make the children huddle closer and closer together, and well, ensure they don’t wander off exploring in the …

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Analytics for Small Companies

Over the last few years, we have seen large organisations implement analytical technologies, like Data Warehousing, Business Intelligence (BI) and even Big Data Analytics, and we have seen some of them achieve the objective of a positive Return on Investment (ROI) on these initiatives. However, does the same reality apply to small to medium sized …

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Using Analytics to manage ROI

Although I have discussed analytics and ROI in previous posts, I remain passionate about this topic, especially as I watch analytics being used more and more to transform businesses and give them a stronger competitive advantage. Progressively organisations are realising the value that analytics actually can deliver, and the advantages it can really bring. So …

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