Data Deliberation

Thinking and ideas from me, my associates, and curated from other sources.

Realising Value from Data: Three Key Factors for Your Business

Realising Value from Data: Three Key Factors for Your Business

Data doesn’t hang around for any organisation and, when it comes to getting the value you need from it, sooner is always better. As smart organisations rely on data to make informed decisions that improve the way they operate, it’s never been more important to ensure...

Picking the Right Path to Real Business Intelligence Success

Picking the Right Path to Real Business Intelligence Success

I recently had a fabulous conversation with David Norris from Bloor. We discussed the meaning of ‘real’ business intelligence, and the fact that so many organisations are still failing to achieve it. David presented his thoughts on this in his own recent article,...

Using a Balanced Approach to Finding Business Intelligence Solutions

Using a Balanced Approach to Finding Business Intelligence Solutions

Your business intelligence (BI) solutions are in place and your in-house experts are gaining real value from your technology. You’re well on your way to achieving your organisation’s goals with all the right information. If you're following the 4dBI framework you’ll...

Business Intelligence Should Not Be Defined by Technology Alone

Business Intelligence Should Not Be Defined by Technology Alone

I've written a piece for Information Age, in which I describe how there is much more to high-value BI than just deploying BI technology. Organisations must have a rounded and in-depth understanding of BI, including non-technology issues, for it to be effective. BI...

The Cost of Business Intelligence: It Doesn’t Have to Be Expensive

The Cost of Business Intelligence: It Doesn’t Have to Be Expensive

If you’re new to the world of business intelligence (BI), a quick Google search is likely to lead you to two common opinions: it’s too expensive and it usually goes wrong. I'm not going to pretend that this is never the case. If you’re not doing BI correctly, then it...