Category: Governance

Does Governance Outweigh the Art of Insight in the Age of AI?

Data visualization tools, desktop data discovery tools, and visual analytics are examples of traditional self-service BI tools that business analysts embrace because they provide a user-friendly way of quickly turning data into insights. These tools are geared toward business analysts that have the skills and knowledge to acquire the right data sets, perform the analysis, and present the insights needed to solve a business problem.

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More than Data: It’s Networked BI that Enables a “Single Version of the Truth”

Data governance is a broad topic that people seem to agree is important, but still argue about the details. Specifically, it’s hard to find an IT professional or BI and Analytics user who doesn’t believe that good execution on data governance will yield the “single version of the truth” required to make confident, accurate business decisions.

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The BI Conundrum: Delivering Trust and Transparency at Speed

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Historically, the pendulum of the business intelligence (BI) market has moved between centralized governance of data and self-service and agility. Today, the industry is swaying back and forth, as CIOs struggle to find the right balance of control, transparency, and truth.

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“Everyone’s PowerPoint is Wrong”: How to Make the Data Right

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Like me, I’m sure you’ve been in sales or executive meetings where multiple people get up and present their forecasts — and everyone’s numbers are based on different sets of financial or customer data. Therefore, everyone’s PowerPoint presentation is wrong, because all of the forecasts were built on inaccurate or incomplete views of corporate data or inconsistently calculated business metrics.

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The CIO in 2020: Will You be a Power Player or Obsolete?

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I’ve been in the enterprise tech industry for a long time — long enough to see the CIO pendulum swing from “superstar” to “endangered species.” Looking forward to 2020, how will you evolve? As a CIO, will you be a power player or obsolete?

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