Posts tagged finance

Every time I speak at a conference or on a webcast, one of the most frequent questions involves the “best” way to organize analytical and big data activity within a large organization. Should the function be centralized or decentralized? Should analysts and data scientists be attached to business functions and units, or in a central pool? To which existing function or organization should it report?

Read More
Is Your Data Becoming Commoditized?

If your organization is in the business of supplying data—either to internal or external customers—it’s likely that your business is rapidly becoming commoditized. There is so much data in the world that it is increasingly not very valuable in itself. Most organizations need data to make better decisions, but analyzing data is difficult and time-consuming. If you still want to get a premium for the data you supply, you need to supplement it with analysis and insights.

Read More