* [Caveats to follow]
Articles about analytics tend to take two forms. One style exalts data as a cure-all panacea.
Another style implies that people put too much faith in the power ... read more »
Vendors commonly pitch the need for “real-time” data and insights, without due consideration for the process, tools and support needed to act upon it. So when is real-time an advantage ... read more »
One of the benefits of having a number of friends in the analytics industry is the spirited (read: nerdy) debates we get in to. In one such recent discussion, we ... read more »
Hiring in the competitive analytics industry is no easy feat. In most organisations, it can be hard enough to get headcount – let alone actually find the right person! These ... read more »
In the analytics industry, it is common to progress through the ‘ranks’ from analyst to managing a team. Unfortunately, many companies do not provide much in the way of support ... read more »
Yesterday, an article in the Harvard Business Review provided food for thought for the analytics industry. In Tesco’s Downfall Is a Warning to Data-Driven Retailers, author Michael Schrage ponders how ... read more »
This week I had the pleasure of speaking at eMetrics Boston about a recent pet project of mine: what wearable and fitness technology (including consumer collection and use of data) ... read more »
Since ACCELERATE started in 2011, the Partners at Web Analytics Demystified have kept our ‘thinking caps’ on about what else we could offer that would make the content more helpful ... read more »
One of the most valuable ways to be sure your recommendations are heard is to forecast the impact of your proposal.
Consider what is more likely to be heard:
“I think we ... read more »
As an analyst, your value is not just in the data you deliver, but in the insight and recommendations you can provide. But what is an analyst to do when ... read more »