Category Archive: Data and information strategy

Data and information strategy

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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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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Ethics are at the core of the CDO’s responsibilities

Operating in a digital era where data has become a tradeable commodity and quantifying the value of data a business-critical focus, the role of the Chief Data Officer (CDO) has come into the limelight sharply over the last few years.

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It all comes back to Data Quality – part 2

In picking up the discussion from where I left off last month, before I introduce the fifth to seventh Cs of the 7 Cs of Data Quality by Melissa, I felt it important to emphasise a very pertinent point to the overall success of data to a business’s growth strategy.

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