Why an agile mind-set will lead to better data prep and analytics

.@philsimon on the need to adopt agile methodologies for data prep and analytics.

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Better tech means better analytics and less data prep

.@philsimon chimes in on new data-gathering methods and what they mean for analytics.






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Is data quality a component of data preparation? Or vice versa?

Critical business applications depend on the enterprise creating and maintaining high-quality data. So, whenever new data is received – especially from a new source – it’s great when that source can provide data without defects or other data quality issues. The recent rise in self-service data preparation options has definitely improved the quality of […]

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Data prep considerations for analytics, Part 2

.@philsimon continues his series on data prep and anlytics.






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Data prep considerations for analytics, Part 1

I'm hard-pressed to think of a trendier yet more amorphous term today than analytics. It seems that every organization wants to take advantage of analytics, but few really are doing that – at least to the extent possible. This topic interests me quite a bit, and I hope to explore […]

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Modernization and data-driven culture – Part 2

Modernization is a term used to describe the necessary evolution of information technologies that organizations rely on to remain competitive in today’s constantly changing business world. New technologies – many designed to better leverage big data – challenge existing data infrastructures and business models. This forces enterprises to modernize their approach to data […]

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Data ops: Better way to prepare data for analytics and IoT?

We all find change easier when it starts with something we’re familiar with. That’s why I think sports analytics examples are popular – most of us are sports fans, so we get it more easily. It’s also why automotive examples that illustrate the potential reach of the Internet of Things […]

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Modernization and data-driven culture – Part 1

Modernization is a term used to describe the necessary evolution of information technologies that organizations rely on to remain competitive in today’s constantly changing business world. New technologies – many designed to better leverage big data – challenge existing data infrastructures and business models. This forces enterprises to modernize their approach to data […]

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Data gone awry, Part 1: Will your business data deceive you? 

.@philsimon on whether big data and analytics offer true guarantees.






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Which comes first, data quality or data analytics?

While it’s obvious that chickens hatch from eggs that were laid by other chickens, what’s less obvious is which came first – the chicken or the egg? This classic conundrum has long puzzled non-scientists and scientists alike. There are almost as many people on Team Chicken as there are on Team […]

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