Tag "data analytics"

5 Ways to Become a Lean, Mean Data Analytics Machine

Having a strong, enterprise-focused data analytics effort means a much greater chance of having above-average growth. Nearly two-thirds of companies with well-established advanced analytics strategies report operating margins and revenues of 15% or more, according to a recent survey published by Forbes Insights and EY. So what makes an organization a well-functioning, data-driven machine? Having... more

Uninterrupted Healthcare Insight Discovery

Electronic Medical Record (EMR) adoption, big data and other technology trends are generating large volumes and varieties of data for analysis. Data is not the limiting factor in transforming the business and practice of healthcare; managing the data is. If healthcare organizations want to use these technologies to create opportunities to differentiate, they must invest... more

Mining the Missing Link in Data Analytics: Human Behavior

The data-driven enterprise is on the rise, and there are highly sophisticated tools and technologies available to make things happen. But there’s still a big question mark around one of the most vital components of the data-driven world: human behavior. It’s unpredictable, quirky, subject to various motivations and un-motivators. The question is, can enterprise executives... more

Why “Gut Instincts” Needs to be Brought Back into Data Analytics

Last fall, at a large industry conference, I had the opportunity to conduct a series of discussions with industry leaders in a portable video studio set up in the middle of the conference floor. As part of our exercise, we had a visual artist do freeform storyboarding of the discussion on large swaths of five-foot... more