decision automation

Decision Automation – the next big productivity leap

This is a very long article. A PDF can be downloaded here. Summary The proclamation that data is our greatest latent asset is often made, and...
core values

The Business Intelligence Productivity Paradox

You may, or may not be aware that the use of information technology in business has never been correlated with productivity. This goes back...
core values

Core Values: Why You Need Them

“Core values” is a commonly used phrased in today’s modern business language, but because they’re sometimes mistakenly used interchangeably with terms like “mission statement”...

Visual Analytics – Just a Dumb User Interface

Is visual analytics the final victory of form over content? For sure the business world has fallen in love with pretty graphics and reassuring...
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British Airways – Outsourcing is for Losers

A couple of decades ago a plucky character called Paul Strassmann produced a paper called “Outsourcing: A Game for Losers”. Now Strassmann had been...
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Who shall be the Big Data King?

Perhaps the only benefit of being involved in the IT industry for a protracted period is that things repeat, and as a result it...
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Why You Will Never Know if Business Analytics is Profitable

This is a long article. A PDF can be downloaded here. Analytics in itself is not of course profitable, it's a cost. However converting analysis...
Limits of Analysis

The Limits of Analysis

The application of analytical techniques to business is the most difficult of all domains to tackle. Applying machine learning to astronomical data, or driverless...
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Accountants Optimistic About AI and Machine Learning

As we might expect, the accountancy profession is seeing AI and machine learning as an opportunity to cut costs (what else!). A survey conducted...
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Brexit and Trump – Big Data Analytics Gone Wrong

Of course it’s easy to sit back and say ‘I told you so’, but actually there are several pre-Brexit articles on this web site...