Tag Archive: data analytics

Soft skills key differentiator of good data analytics professionals

The technical skills required to be a data analytics professional form the cornerstone of training approaches. If these individuals are not proficient in things like data wrangling, analytical approaches, modelling techniques, data exploration, or data visualisation, then they will likely not qualify. But that is just one part of what the job requires. I believe …

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The importance of analytics in the data governance process

When it comes to data, one of the areas that really interests me is the connection between data analytics and data governance. There is obviously a lot of material available on how data governance can assist organisations achieve better data analytics outcomes, however, a paragraph focusing on analytics-enabled data governance in this Precisely.com article ‘The …

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Debunking data analytics myths – Part 1

Experts in the data space know the importance of data and its analysis to help drive business growth and competitive advantage. Of course, data analytics is not something that can just be switched on and happen overnight. It does come with challenges, and overcoming those challenges are instrumental to a project’s success.

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Using business goals to identify data analysts

The value of data has transformed many organisations today. In my view, organisations now have a better understanding that if data is used correctly, it can add great value to overall business and bottom line. In fact, according to recent research I came across, 46 percent of organisations have said that they are increasing their …

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The business value of data analytics

For many organisations, it takes time to digest what data analytics is or whether it is worth investigating. As a BI consultant, this was interesting to watch as we understand that using technology to increase competitive advantage is nothing new – however the adoption of this technology is.  So, while perceptions around data analytics adoption …

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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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BI tools

As this is my last blog post for the year, I thought it would be fitting to explore how the Business Intelligence (BI) landscape has changed over the years, especially regarding toolsets. Having worked in the BI sector for numerous years – in the last five years the BI toolset landscape has not only expanded, …

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Data Journalism

At the ITWeb BI Summit recently held in South Africa, where I presented a paper on Business Analytics, an audience member asked whether Data Science was related to Data Journalism in any way. This blog explores Data Journalism and its relationship to Data Science and Data Visualisation.

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