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Data Strategy

Building Better Data Through Teamwork

For many people, the term “data scientist” is easy to associate with phrases like “charts,” “graphs,” and “crunching the numbers.” While a big part of data science involves just that, some aspects of the job are anything but scientific –…

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Paradigm Shifts and Business Transformation

Data, Business Transformations, and New Year’s Resolutions — Oh My! The New Year is upon us, and there’s no better time for businesses to start thinking about resolutions. Whether you’re looking to improve a few processes or completely transform the…

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Statistical Paradoxes & Puzzles

We all love data here. But, don’t get us wrong, we also know that data can be frustrating, misleading, and challenging. Nothing reminds you of that fact more than contemplating some interesting statistical paradoxes and puzzles – those seemingly absurd…

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Big Data vs. Small Data – What’s the Difference?

Understanding data and how it influences your business strategy is a straight-up necessity in today’s world, and chances are you have a pretty good idea of how your data works. Big data is a common topic of discussion in the…

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Data Architecture: Building & Managing a Data Framework

The first thing you should know about data architecture is that your organization already has one – whether you realize it or not. That’s because data architecture refers to two things: the way that information flows through and around your…

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Data Cleaning Vs. Data Tidying

If you’ve spent much time in the data reporting business, you know it takes maintenance to keep your analytics engine running like a well-oiled machine. Whether it’s cleaning up your data source integration or simply refining the process your organization…

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Business Strategy Barriers to Entry

Introducing new technologies in the workplace can be challenging. With each new business intelligence (BI) tool, there needs to be an accompanying strategy for how that technology will be implemented and communicated. Understanding where this strategy can go wrong, as…

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How to Promote Data Literacy

It’s one thing to understand that data is important, but for many organizations the real trick is bridging the gap between having data and using it. If you’ve spent much time working with data, you’ve probably heard (and said) the…

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How to Ensure Data Quality

Data Quality: How to Build, Maintain, and Own Your Data For some, the difference between high-quality data and “bad” data seems simple. It’s either right or wrong, accurate or inaccurate. When you dig a little deeper though, you’ll find the…

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Top 10 Dashboard Mistakes to Avoid

From pie charts to spark lines, the world of data visualization is full of possibilities. But creating a dashboard takes careful planning and strategy – and sometimes even the most aesthetically pleasing charts, graphs, and reports fail to clearly deliver…

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