Automation in Analytics

What is true automation for analytics and is it desirable?

The word automation is often music to the ears of business leaders. Automation brings with itself the promise that things will run on their own, as cheaply as possible [at least over a longer term], and as consistently as they should. Given this, it is hardly surprising that clients are looking for automation for analytics platforms. Before[…]

Minibar

The Death of Minibar – Data Driven Decision Making

I have been a frequent global traveler for much of my professional career. I have stayed in numerous hotels across various countries. While each hotel [or hotel chain to be more precise] tries to give a certain character to its hotels, the minibars across hotels, cultures and countries generally disappoint business travelers in more or[…]

Formulating Your Analytics Strategy

5 Things to Remember When Formulating Your Analytics Strategy

As we are approaching the end of financial year (or Q3 in some countries), businesses are starting to work on their annual strategic planning cycles. I think it is timely that organizations consider crafting an Analytics strategy that enables Analytics become a key part of their execution tactics. Of course, each company is different and[…]

Big Data for Small Businesses

Big Data For Small Businesses

In my discussions on Big Data with small and medium sized enterprises, I have often felt a sense of helplessness on part of SMEs – small businesses appreciate that Big Data is real and is here to stay but are not so sure about what they can do about it. Big Data has become the[…]

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How Public Sector Can Leverage Big Data

In this post, I want to talk about three distinct areas: Big Data, Crowdsourcing, and Public Sector. Each of the these areas is vast on its own but through this post I want to argue that it is the intersection of the three which offers unique and immense possibilities that can truly make the world[…]