Business Intelligence: A Return to its Roots

How to stop reporting and start analyzing I’ve worked for years in Business Intelligence (BI). From an analysts to a director, my hands have been in every part of this profession. But I have to make a confession, most of the time I wasn’t doing classic BI....

6 Easy Steps to Becoming a Business Data Scientist

  ‘Fess up. You always wanted to be a data scientist. You know, the expert analyst, who slogs through the oceans of structured and unstructured data that every company has. Someone, who uses information to support their organization’s most important business...

Keeping an Eye on Analytics Software Trends

(Part 1 of 2) There’s a lot of talk in the trade press about the analytical divide—the gap in capabilities of businesses that use analytics versus those who still rely on management reporting. Much of this discussion involves the applications that can close the divide...

3 Situations When Excel Falls Short

Excel is a familiar—some would say ubiquitous—data analysis tool, which we’re all familiar with to some degree. But if you are an Excel power user, you might find yourself struggling to use it to analyze and visualize complex or high-volume data. In short, you might...
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