It’s time to implement a Data Strategy – Here are the 5 reasons why

Globalization and technology have spurred the modern world, making data an integral aspect of running a business. It has become more important than ever for businesses to have a data strategy to understand the needs of their customers and make sound decisions that improve their operations and contribute to their growth. Data can help companies […]

Common Business Intelligence implementation mistakes and how to avoid them

Many businesses of all shapes and sizes are now using Business Intelligence and Data Analytics technologies as integral parts of their operations. This came about in part due to major changes in our macro environment in recent years requiring organisations to seek ever-improving efficiencies in their processes. It was also an expected consequence thanks to […]

Azure Data Factory – Integrate all your data

In the age of Big Data, raw data is often disorganized and stored in disparate systems. While these bits of data are separated, their value is largely inaccessible to the companies that own it and their data specialists. In rare cases, this “silo” effect results in that data’s value being entirely lost. In 2018, Microsoft […]

How does BI (Business Intelligence) impact your business?

Business intelligence (BI) refers to the technical and procedural infrastructure that gathers, stores, and analyzes the data produced by a company’s activities. It is a term that encompasses data visualization, data mining, process analysis, descriptive analytics, and performance benchmarking. When you use business intelligence for your company’s processes, you will have an all-inclusive view of […]

5 Things to know before getting Einstein Analytics

The idea of being able to correctly predict things has been something of fascination to humans for quite some time; whether it’s ambiguous predictions of future events by Nostradamus or an octopus predicting World Cup results, the ability to make such projections has always been a major talking point. Businesses can also benefit from predictions […]

Blocking out the noise – When should we use outliers in our analysis?

In a previous article, we investigated possible ways to spot anomalies in your data. We shall now follow that up with a discussion about when it makes sense to make use of these data points in your analysis – and when not to do so – as well as looking at some other methods that […]

Blocking out the noise – How to detect, handle and visualise outliers

Oprah Winfrey is one of the most famous names on the planet nowadays, having had an incredibly successful career as a talk show host for over 20 years and with an estimated net worth of $2.5billion. It is now also common knowledge that she was brought up in a poor family and experienced an incredibly traumatic upbringing […]

The vital foundation in a data-driven organisation – Data Quality

Data scientists spend 80% of their time cleaning data while the 20% remaining is dedicated to generating insights. 80/20 Data Rule Data is the obvious foundation of a data-driven company. But unless you have timely, relevant, and trustworthy data, the decision-makers in your organization will often be left with no alternative other than to keep […]

Cultivating the right Data-Culture

‘A data culture is not just about deploying technology alone, it’s about changing culture so that every organization, every team and every individual is empowered to do great things because of the data at their fingertips.’ Satya Nadella, CEO at Microsoft When data flows through the analytics value chain there are several touchpoints – some […]

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