big data king

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...
Business Analytics

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...
Business Analytics

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...
big data analytics gone wrong

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...
making decisions under uncertainty

The Art of Making Decisions Under Uncertainty

On a daily basis we all find ourselves making decisions under uncertainty, and this is particularly true in businesses, where complexity can be overwhelming....

Clinton’s Big Data Analytics Didn’t Work

It is fairly widely known that Hillary Clinton employed a team of around 60 data scientists to guide her campaign to be President. Clearly...
Manage IT Risk

How to Manage IT Risk

IT is hard - perhaps the most challenging thing an organization does. This is reflected in the various surveys that show how unsuccessful most...
big data destroying value

Is Big Data Destroying Value?

Every time the human race has been faced with an explosion of information and data, so a period of decline has followed. The introduction...

The Future of Business Analytics

The Future of Business Analytics For those handicapped by very short attention spans - business analytics will not consist of people creating charts, graphs and...