Everyone seems to be moving to the cloud or talking about moving to the cloud. However, the concept of just what the cloud is or how it holds your data can be elusive. The term cloud is simply a technical word that refers to internet-based computing. The cloud differs from traditional data storage, which has … Continue reading What is the Cloud Anyway?
It is easy to be overwhelmed with decisions when it comes to software projects. Teams can start to feel like they are doing a vast amount of work but getting nowhere. The situation can become worse when faced with the number of solutions available. Let’s face it: there is a vast amount of software products … Continue reading Managing that ‘spinning wheels’ feeling that comes with software projects
“Data is the new oil.” “Data is KING.” “Forward-looking organizations make data-driven decisions.” We hear stuff like this every day. Indeed, very few organizations in this day and age would argue against the importance of data. The data analytics market is booming and is forecasted to grow to $40.6 billion by 2023, and that’s excluding … Continue reading 5 Common Data Management Mistakes and How to Avoid Them – Part 1
Data-driven decision making is all the rage these days and it makes sense. Studies show that organizations leveraging big data see an average increase in profits of 8-10% and a reduction in operational costs of around 10%. Yet, an astonishing number of companies - 72% to be exact - have yet to forge a data … Continue reading Clean Up Your Spreadsheet Data in under 5 Minutes with These 8 Neat Hacks
Research has found that between 70% and 80% of business intelligence projects fail. While this number can seem daunting, don’t let it scare you. There are steps that organizations can take to help ensure the success of their business intelligence ventures. Why projects fail There can be several reasons that business intelligence projects fail. Two … Continue reading 7 steps to success for your next business intelligence project
Understanding your problem/ Identifying your problem (and finding a solution that works) Finding the right tech option for your organization can be challenging. There are a variety of boxed products on the market designed to offer solutions for common data-related business problems. The question is how do you know these products are what you need … Continue reading Identify Problems with Data Solutions
Data. It’s a small word that has started a big trend. Just how important is it and what can you do with it? Organizations have started collecting data mostly because they are told to and sometimes because their competitor does. Many miss the opportunity that data presents. An opportunity to enhance a business, to improve … Continue reading What Can Data Do For You?
On an uneventful morning three years ago you decided to create an innocent little Excel spreadsheet. The idea was to collect data on the applicants for the only position you had open at that time in your 10-people company. It is now 2019 and your team has grown to 150 employees. The spreadsheet has since … Continue reading The ABCs of Transitioning Out of Spreadsheets