Business Intelligence Cheat Sheet

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...
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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...
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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...
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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...

Data – Necessary but not Sufficient

There are only two reasons we need data. The first is the satisfaction of regulatory requirements, and the second is the need to address...

What is Information?

I’m told we live in the information age, and it’s surprising to find that the information technology (IT) industry has no idea what information...

IT Versus The Business

IT versus The Business Most senior execs in large businesses would rather not have to deal with IT. I know it’s not exactly PC to...