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Is It Time To Sort Out Your Data Attic?

Is It Time To Sort Out Your Data Attic?

Clearing out your data attic How to discover and prioritise your business’s most important data. The first step to becoming data-driven is to get the business’s most important data under control. Of course, that’s easier said than done when the business’s current data...

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...

This Is Data-Driven Genius

This Is Data-Driven Genius

KPIs and why a fuel-gauge is data-driven genius. While driving you take a quick glance down to your dashboard and notice the needle of the fuel gauge hovering into the red; almost without thinking you decide you need to fill up your car later. Congratulations, you’ve...

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...