Does Gender Matter in BI Salaries?

As a female and a feminist who has worked in male-dominated fields for most of my career, what immediately caught my eye when reading the most recent TDWI Salary Survey report was the on-going pay disparity between women and men in BI. According to TDWI research, men continue to out-earn women in the BI field, … Continue reading Does Gender Matter in BI Salaries?

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Next-Generation Analytics: Four Findings from TDWI’s Latest Best Practices Report

I recently completed TDWI’s latest Best Practices Report: Next Generation Analytics and Platforms for Business Success. Although the phrase "next-generation analytics and platforms" can evoke images of machine learning, big data, Hadoop, and the Internet of things (IoT), most organizations are somewhere in between the technology vision and today’s reality of BI and dashboards. For … Continue reading Next-Generation Analytics: Four Findings from TDWI’s Latest Best Practices Report

Sales metrics that matter

Sales are a critical component of what makes a company tick and metrics that measure sales performance are used by many organizations. Some companies track sales by category and examine pipeline metrics, sales metrics and win loss ratios. However, while companies may have metrics in place, this doesn’t mean that they are tracking the right … Continue reading Sales metrics that matter

Collaborative BI and Good Data

Collaborative BI is a trend that is beginning to gain momentum.  The idea behind it is to make it easier for people in a company (or even outside of the company) to work together to analyze data and share analysis.   There are several ways to accomplish this goal – from the simple to more complex..  … Continue reading Collaborative BI and Good Data

MarketSight 7.0 – Survey Analysis Made Simple

I recently had the opportunity to speak with Michael DeNitto and Mark Budreski from MarketSight about enhancements to the MarketSight platform and future plans.  MarketSight is a web-based survey analysis tool.  I use it as part of my own toolkit at Hurwitz & Associates. While I am a fairly sophisticated data analyst, what is nice … Continue reading MarketSight 7.0 – Survey Analysis Made Simple

Four Questions about Innovations in Analysis

Several weeks ago, Hurwitz & Associates deployed a short survey entitled, “Four questions about innovations in analysis”.  Well, the results and they are quite interesting!   THE SURVEY   First, a few words about the survey itself and who responded to the survey.   We wanted to make the survey short and sweet.  We were … Continue reading Four Questions about Innovations in Analysis

Four questions about BI Innovation

As many of you know, I have been spending a great deal of time researching the area of innovations in BI. Yesterday, I posted a short four question survey regarding how companies might be using some of the analysis technologies that are out in the market today. I'm starting to get some interesting responses! I'd … Continue reading Four questions about BI Innovation

Decisions and Consequences

Not everything is easy.  I analyzed data for decision-making for many years using advanced techniques such as predictive modeling, machine learning and even influence diagrams.  With the rush to pervasive BI we often forget about the need for truly sophisticated analysis to aid in complex decision making.    I’m talking about decision support for critical strategic … Continue reading Decisions and Consequences

Innovations in Data Visualization – Visual analytics

A wise man once told me, “Look at the data. What are the data telling you?” That was my dissertation advisor, some twenty years ago, before the term data visualization was even coined. And that’s the sensible advice I’ve followed throughout my career when analyzing all different kinds of data. Data visualization in the form … Continue reading Innovations in Data Visualization – Visual analytics