MIT: Sharing Data, Analytics Fuels Growth

Sharing Data, Analytics Fuels Growth A report from the MIT Sloan Management Review finds that companies that share data from their internet of things projects are better positioned to take …

Find hidden insights in your data: Ask why and why again | @acotgreave

We’ve all encountered a curious little kid who wouldn’t stop asking “why.” But did you ever think that, in the business world, you should actually aim to be that kid? That’s because people — whether we’re talking about children, journalists, scientists, managers or data analysts — don’t succeed by simply asking “what.”

WHY I CAN SAFELY RECOMMEND TABLEAU TO LARGE ENTERPRISES NOW

Growing up is irritating, boring at times, and full of responsibilities. The need to consider all sides of an argument and not rush to change the world at every step, moving slowly (if required) in order to not break things, and developing empathy are all qualities that are valued in a mature organizational setting, but so difficult to inculcate for the most of us – me included.

But that’s the reality of the large enterprise world. Things can be ‘cool’ and ‘hip’, but not at the cost of ‘stable’ and ‘scalable’. Brevity and engagement, but not at the cost of clarity and functionality.

When Big Data Means Bad Analytics

When analytics delivers disappointing results, it is often because there is not enough analytic expertise, and/or lack of understanding of a business objectives for using Big Data in the first place. To avoid failure, insist on high standards.