The Data Governance Coach: What Do You Include in a Data Quality Issue Log?

The Data Governance Coach: What Do You Include in a Data Quality Issue Log?

Whenever I am helping a client design and implement a Data Governance Framework, a Data Quality Issue Resolution process is one of the first processes I like to implement. After all, if you are implementing Data Governance because you want to improve the quality of your data, it makes sense to have a central process to enable people to flag …

Can Small Businesses Benefit From Big Data Analytics?

Can Small Businesses Benefit From Big Data Analytics?

What every modern business needs in order to thrive is information. The kind of information that provides you with insight into how your customers think, how to create revenue, and what the best ways to manage your business are, is called big data. You may be asking yourself – can small businesses benefit from big data the same way that …

How to Encourage Team Collaboration in an Agile BI Team

How to Encourage Team Collaboration in an Agile BI Team

People often misunderstand what makes agile methodology in a business intelligence system implementation successful. Too often, there is a focus on process and tools, but its true strength lies in enabling group collaboration. While it is a simplified waterfall approach with a shorter cycle, what makes agile methodology truly powerful is the level of collaboration that is introduced between teams …

5 Common Pitfalls in Current State Analysis

5 Common Pitfalls in Current State Analysis

Understanding the current state is arguably the biggest step for a Business Analyst or Product Owner on a new project to take. Projects, processes, and systems have a rich history that is typically complex. The larger the organization, the more complexity that is in play. User perceptions, stakeholder expectations, the political landscape and many other factors help or hinder the …

3 Essential Ways To Use Data Strategically

3 Essential Ways To Use Data Strategically

While it’s very impressive that today’s technology allows us to gather incredible amounts of data, the reality is much of the data is currently collected before anyone answers: “What do we want to do with this data?” The result: Your organization has a lot of data that isn’t very useful for business. Before rushing to start collecting data, every business …

Using Big Data to Make Intellectual Property a Strategic Weapon

Using Big Data to Make Intellectual Property a Strategic Weapon

New technologies enabling predictive analysis of Big Data provide intellectual property (IP) professionals a platform for better decision-making and vastly improved efficiencies. As a result, companies across the world are looking to harness the power of information and analytics to make themselves more Agile, lean, and profitable. Ultimately, applying information to drive better insight is leading to more effective business …

Announcing Azure Time Series Insights

Announcing Azure Time Series Insights

Today we are excited to announce the public preview of Azure Time Series Insights, a fully managed analytics, storage, and visualization service that makes it incredibly simple to interactively and instantly explore and analyze billions of events from sources such as Internet of Things. Time Series Insights gives you a near real time global view of your data across various …

How is Centralized BI Benefiting the Finance Industry?

How is Centralized BI Benefiting the Finance Industry?

The use of Business Intelligence and smart data analytics has become a common practice. Financial organizations use Business Intelligence tools to create competitive advantages by driving profits and reducing risks. The financial world is in constant change and managers need alerts and notifications when data changes in their transaction systems. They need to be able to access data and keep …

Moving to the Cloud: 3 Ways to Ensure Data Sovereignty

Moving to the Cloud: 3 Ways to Ensure Data Sovereignty

Navigating the maze of data sovereignty laws can be intimidating, organizations should not let this deter them from making the move if companies do their due diligence. In the beginning, the cloud was somewhat of a mystery.  This seemingly magical technology has transformed the way many organizations operate, and companies around the world are taking advantage of all that the …