Topic "Data Quality"

When Tragedy Strikes, and then Strikes Again. A Tale of Bad Data.

Imagine the relief you must feel when you step forth from the rubble, look around, and realize that in spite of your entire town being demolished by a tornado, that your home has miraculously made it. In disbelief you must stand there and take it all in. Everything around you, flattened to the ground but... more

Quickly Become Data Driven and Increase Efficiency

“We need to be more efficient.” “We need to be more nimble.” “We need to show results.” Phrases like these are commonly heard at meetings every hour of the day all over the world. The drive for internal efficiency has been growing faster and faster, with the pace of technology racing in parallel. Regardless of... more

Illusion Series – Episode VI: I Tell (Horror) Stories With Data, Do You?

I recently ran into this HBR article about why and how to tell compelling stories with data.  HBR also had some interesting insights on storytelling and the use and shortcomings of analytics as well (Davenport, Tom. “10 kinds of stories to tell with data”, HBR, May 5, 2014 and Filbin, Bob and Jeff Bladt, “A... more

Illusion Series – Episode I: Everything will be OK

A consultant, a data architect and a call center manager walk into a bar in some Asian metropolis (figuratively speaking). The data architect says, “Can you help me figure out how to convince the business to invest in upgrading our data management environment?” The consultant says, “Sure, let me chat with your call center manager... more