Category Archive: Business intelligence

Business intelligence

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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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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Let your data tell a meaningful story

The old adage of “a picture is worth a thousand words” could not be more apt, or more evident, than when it comes to data visualisation. And with research proving that the human brain can process images that the eye sees for as little as 13 milliseconds, data storytellers are playing an increasingly critical role …

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Data is core to EPM

Something my avid readers may not yet know about me is that I have always had a particular interest in the world of Enterprise Performance Management (EPM) – in particular, the role of quality data within this space. In fact, I actually present a detailed lecture on the topic of ‘the role of Business Intelligence …

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Cloudy with a chance of risk

You may have picked up from my last few blog posts that I have paid quite a bit of attention to the theme of data governance. With a passion for the theme, I recently picked up on some research specifically around governance of the cloud data warehouse. This caught my interest and reminded me that …

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Smart, AI and Data walk into the room…what happens next?

I must say, as I continue to see the world abuzz by AI, the more I am not only drawn to the topic but also tend to come across various views and opinions around businesses not yet truly benefitting from AI – and with that – the industry perception around the AI ‘pipe dream’.

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The value of the CDO

Chief Data Officer (or CDO) is a term that cropped up during the early 2000s, and two things became apparent to me. First was that many organisations found themselves caught in the ‘hype’ of having a CDO and second, that far too many organisations appointed a CDO without a clearly defined data analytics strategy.

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What a Chief Data Officer should be – part I

In an age where the role of a Chief Data Officer (CDO) and Chief Information Officer (CIO) are used interchangeably, it is easy to get them confused. In my personal experience in the Business Intelligence (BI) space, I have learnt to ‘accept’ the confusion. Though, I say ‘accept’ here lightly, because the hype and confusion …

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