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Data deliberation from us, our associates, and curated from other sources.

Know What? So What? Now What?

Know What? So What? Now What?

Know What? So What? Now What? "Why do we have so many dashboards that so few people actually use? Why is it so hard to get people to use analytics properly? Why do so many people just want to export a spreadsheet? Why do our KPIs have so little effect on our bottom...

Data quality is a ‘doing’, not a ‘having’.

Data quality is a ‘doing’, not a ‘having’.

Data quality is a 'doing', not a 'having'. You can't afford to give your data a free ride. Keeping your data safe and flowing costs time, money and effort. So your data must earn its keep. This is a key principle in positioning data as a high-value asset. A great way...

Data Excellence is a lifestyle not a diet!

Data Excellence is a lifestyle not a diet!

Data Excellence is a lifestyle not a diet! When we talk about data excellence and strength, we're looking at how effectively a business uses data to achieve its goals. And just like physical strength, it comes from a combination of different things... Think about what...

Is your business data-driven, or just data-busy?

Is your business data-driven, or just data-busy?

Is your business data-driven, or just data-busy? Businesses are understandably taking strides to become ‘data-driven’ in today's digital world. Some businesses unwillingly end up being ‘data-busy’.  Quite simply, a data-driven business is one that uses data in...

Part 2: Measure What Matters

Part 2: Measure What Matters

This is the second article in a four-part series about how to ensure that your BI efforts don’t just create reports and dashboards. Generate truly beneficial outcomes for your business and measure what matters. Part 2: Measure What Matters In part 1, ‘Results Before...

Part 1: Results Before Reports

Part 1: Results Before Reports

This is the first in a series of four articles about how to ensure that your BI efforts don’t just create reports and dashboards, but generate truly beneficial outcomes for your business. Part 1: Results Before Reports There’s an art to implementing business...

Exploiting Data: Don’t Forget To Ask ‘Should We?’

Exploiting Data: Don’t Forget To Ask ‘Should We?’

Exploiting data: Don't forget to ask 'should we?' If you’re an organisation that sells products or services, you’ve probably already looked at exploiting your data in some way. Maybe you’re analysing customer demographics to better inform your campaign targeting. Or...

The Key to Creating Truly High Value BI Dashboards

The Key to Creating Truly High Value BI Dashboards

This article is part of a series being developed jointly between Saltare and Bloor Research (a leading independent research and analysis house that helps companies to intelligently evolve) to promote the use of analytics and make enterprises ready to make better...

Don’t Get Seduced by the BI Development Honeymoon Period

Don’t Get Seduced by the BI Development Honeymoon Period

Don’t Get Seduced by the BI Development Honeymoon Period We all know about ‘honeymoon periods’ – those times when everything is going wonderfully and we don’t have a care or worry in the world. They happen at the start of something new, whilst the novelty is still...