In my view, the essence of “data-driven” is making better decisions up and down the organization chart. Over the years I’ve had the good fortune to work with plenty of individual decision-makers and groups, some terrific and some simply awful. From that work, I’ve distilled twelve “traits of the data-driven.” (It bears mention that the data-driven also avoid some self-destructive traitsRead More
With all the excitement (and anxiety) surrounding big data and advanced analytics, it is not surprising that many organizations are naming Chief Data Officers (CDO) to manage their data needs. But I fear that too many organizations have sold the title short and are missing the opportunity to define a truly transformative role. You must be ready for a journey that, sooner or later, will touch every department, job, and person.Read More
Quit making the same mistakes over and over again. It seems to us that, in far too many companies, IT doesn’t have a fair chance. We see the same mistakes — some subtle, most not so much — over and over. IT is asked to do things, such as improve data quality, which it simply cannot do.Read More
A Review of “Data Driven: Profiting from Your Most Important Business Asset”
Win a copy of the book and submit your questions to the author Thomas Redman.
Being data-driven is a hot topic. It’s mostly used to describe the latest in big data processing and analytics, and as the Holy Grail for companies to achieve greater efficiency and profitability. However if you perform a Google search for data-driven applications there’s surprisingly little written about the use of these types of applications. So what does it really take to be data-driven?Read More