Introducing analytical appliances or implementing Hadoop – while ignoring the critical information infrastructure aspects that support the collection and management of data – may lead to questionable results when the level of trust in the usability of the information can easily be challenged. President of Knowledge Integrity, Inc. David Loshin explains in this article.
The concept of the “Chief Information Officer” (CIO) title has been well-established for many years. And although the role the CIO plays has slowly evolved in alignment with (and sometimes in reaction to) changes in the world of technology, dramatic shifts in the perception of the creation, use, and employment of information have somewhat skewed the direction that the CIO role has taken.
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One of the most influential factors on human behavior is culture. In the context of data management, far too many organizations have cultures that support secrecy, individual ownership of data, and a willingness to step around formal data management processes. In light of these bad cultural norms, what can you do to improve your data quality?
“Providing analytical services is somewhat like being a professional translator, helping to convert numbers and trends into something the business can understand and act upon,” says authors of Win With Advanced Business Analytics. They explain an approach that guides analysts to become insightful business partners.
Authors of a new business analytics book created the Business Analytics Success Pillars framework that captures the key activities and similarities that thriving and successful business analytics functions share. See what it’s all about.
The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) told me how it built an analytical culture in a recent article. During our conversation, TPWD Data Analyst John Taylor also emphasized the importance of a unified data management approach. He explains more in this post.
Company culture plays a big part in analytical success as a lack of collaboration across an organization can predestine lack luster results. Collaboration, particularly in the area of data management, is essential in an effective analytics strategy.
A “center of excellence” serves an important role: it promotes collaboration and defines best practices for a specific focus area to improve business results. But how does it really work? Brett Star of The Cincinnati Insurance Companies explains.
If you’re looking to operationalize analytics, you can’t do it without a repeatable, industrial-scale development process. Discover what that looks like in this article, part of a series on operationalizing analytics.