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Thinking Outside the Data Box: Is There Room for Intuition in Today’s Data-Driven Decision-Making?

Thinking Outside the Data Box: Is There Room for Intuition in Today’s Data-Driven Decision-Making?

Author: Omri Kohl , Tags: intuition in decision-making, data-driven decision-making, AI, artificial intelligence, AI intuition |Category: Pyramid News | Published: 11/6/2015

There have been abundant articles and research on the subject of intuition vs. data, and their respective roles in decision-making within today’s increasingly data-driven business environments.

And with good reason. More often than not, we talk about data-driven decisions, and it’s obviously true that data is pivotal to business decision-making. Still, it seems remiss not to look at the role that intuition plays—to whatever degree—in helping to interpret the facts, make decisions, or to boldly go where an organization hasn’t gone before.

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Making Data and Analytics Accessible to Users

Making Data and Analytics Accessible to Users

Author: David Brierley , Tags: making data accessible to users, making analytics accessible to users, simplifying advanced analytics |Category: General BI | Published: 10/26/2015

The number of industries that use data and analytics defies the imagination. In years to come, more and more people will consume and analyse data. This article discusses the movement toward putting advanced analytics into the hands of everyone—toward simplifying it and making it accessible.

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Measuring the Performance of Robots and the Data Derived from Them: Part 2

Measuring the Performance of Robots and the Data Derived from Them: Part 2

Author: Omri Kohl , Tags: using robots to automate data gathering; using robots to automate data analysis; measuring robot performance |Category: General BI | Published: 10/23/2015

This is the second article in a series about measuring robot performance. For the previous article, see Measuring the Performance of Robots and the Data Derived from Them. By harnessing robots to improve on or automate data collection and analysis, the scope of human problem solving and decision making can be expanded, rather than replaced, in many creative ways. This article discusses how.

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“We BI”: Where Everyone is a Winner

“We BI”: Where Everyone is a Winner

Author: David Brierley , Tags: “We BI,” “Me BI,” the ROI of “We BI,” collaboration, governance, scalability |Category: General BI | Published: 10/21/2015

BI and analytics are burrowing their way deeper and deeper into organizations, increasingly expanding beyond previously existing boundaries, with more and more user roles getting involved, relying upon, and sharing quality data. The trajectory continues to move from the individual (“Me BI”) to the collective (“We BI”). See the value that “We BI” can bring to your organization.

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Collaborative Business Intelligence–What it is and why it’s critical for success

Collaborative Business Intelligence–What it is and why it’s critical for success

Author: Kaari Busick , Tags: BI, collaborative BI, Howard Dresner, BI success, BI adoption, best practices, BI objectives |Category: General BI, Industry News | Published: 10/14/2015

This article shares information from Howard Dresner’s presentation on collaborative Business Intelligence and how it leads to the success of BI initiatives.

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When Selecting a Business Intelligence Platform, Think About More than Just the Product

When Selecting a Business Intelligence Platform, Think About More than Just the Product

Author: Jonathan Goldberg , Tags: BI, business intelligence, analytics, Dresner, vendor assessment, vendor selection, credibility |Category: General BI | Published: 10/14/2015

When selecting a BI or analytics platform, in addition to looking at obvious things like the product functionality and the technology, it is imperative that you also assess the vendor. BI software is so central and critical to success that you will be forming a partnership with your vendor. You want to work with a vendor that is credible, has integrity and makes you feel comfortable.

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Why Change Management is Critical for Successful BI Integration

Why Change Management is Critical for Successful BI Integration

Author: Kaari Busick , Tags: BI, Forrester, change management, process improvement, BI integration, IT project best practices, Prosci |Category: General BI, Industry News | Published: 10/12/2015

This article explains why change management is critical to the success of BI implementations, and offers ideas on how to integrate change management into your BI project.

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Using Big Data in Education: 9 Ways to Get Ahead of the Curve

Using Big Data in Education: 9 Ways to Get Ahead of the Curve

Author: David Brierley , Tags: education, big data, big data in education |Category: General BI, Industry News | Published: 10/7/2015

Education has changed tremendously over the years. Here are nine ways that using big data provides big value in education, whether in a traditional setting or in an online classroom.

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