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Inquiry Response: How to Think About Cleaning Up Enterprise Data

By IIA Expert, Feb 12, 2018

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Inquiry:

My team is tasked with guiding data cleanup as part of our data governance efforts. Is there an efficient way to discover where the problem areas are in the enterprise data sources? What should we consider as we think about solutions?

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Is Real-Time Analytics A Money Pit?

By Bill Franks, Feb 08, 2018

Certainly, it is important to have analytics available in the timeframe needed for making decisions. For many years, it was too difficult and expensive to execute analytics anywhere near real-time and so everything was done using infrequent batch processes. As processing power has increased exponentially and costs have dropped to unprecedented levels, it is feasible to perform a wide array of enterprise analytics on a near real-time basis. However, many organizations today are vastly over-utilizing real-time analytics and are paying a price for it that, unfortunately, isn’t always recognized.

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If you’re in the analytics space, then you almost certainly have at least one “dashboard” customers use. I generally define dashboards as the landing page for your service when people log in, and so keep that in mind as you browse these design suggestions…

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Inquiry Response: With New Technology, Focus on your Business Needs and Goals

By Mic Farris, Jan 29, 2018

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Inquiry:

We want to lead our company into new analytics frontiers. How do we know what technology we to be looking at next?

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Nothing sounds more futuristic than artificial intelligence (AI). Our predictions about the future of AI are largely shaped by science fiction. Part two of the blog series.

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Nothing sounds more futuristic than artificial intelligence (AI). Our predictions about the future of AI are largely shaped by science fiction.

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Inquiry Response: Managing Tableau Implementation

By IIA Expert, Jan 22, 2018

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Inquiry:

Our enterprise analytics team is being urged to use Tableau for reporting and visualizations rather than our current tool, Cognos. We’re looking for insights on implementation of Tableau for the enterprise.

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Virtual reality is mainly a form of entertainment that provides immersive experiences such as sitting courtside at an NBA game, shooting aliens with your hands, starring in a horror movie and more. However, there has also been a lot of speculation about the potential applications of VR in the big data world. In industries where immersion is required, such as remote surgeries, trainings across industries such as auto repair and military, virtual reality provides major value. Will there be any applications for virtual reality in data analytics and visualization though?

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Inquiry Response: Data Retention Policies for the Enterprise

By IIA Expert, Jan 02, 2018

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Inquiry:

What should we consider as we think about data retention policies? We’re trying to decide how long to keep data in general and specifically for customer lifetime value.

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The Post-Algorithmic Era Has Arrived

By Bill Franks, Dec 14, 2017

Last week, IIA hosted our annual Predictions and Priorities webinar, as well as the associated research brief. When we sat down to determine what we should focus on this year, Tom Davenport and I both immediately raised a trend that we’ve recently been discussing with organizations. After reconciling our semantics, we realized that we were both excited about the same base trend. I want to reiterate it here as I think it is a critical trend to understand and adapt to. Namely, “the post-algorithmic era has arrived”.

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