Best Practices
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Visualizing Data in 3D with Lego

Erica Driver - May 9, 2012

A few weeks ago my colleague Jens Boivie (sales executive training in the Nordics) sent me a link to this Fast Company article, “How GM Is Saving…

Best Practices
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Three Points on Small Data and Data-Driven Decisions

Erica Driver - March 29, 2012

This week business analytics guru Tom Davenport (author of Analytics at Work, 2010, and Competing on Analytics, 2007) published an article on the Harvard Business Review blog…

Best Practices
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The Keys to Discovery: Curiosity and Simple Tools

Erica Driver - March 26, 2012

My colleague John Callan recently posted a blog article titled, “Why Discovery Matters.” In it he talked about why discovery is such an important aspect of the…

Business Intelligence
708 views

Why Discovery Really Matters

Erica Driver - March 9, 2012

I recently gave two presentations on trends in BI at IT conferences in Sweden and South Africa and one of the trends we are seeing very clearly…

Analytics
688 views

Storytelling with Data to Rally Support for Your Position

Erica Driver - March 5, 2012

The very concept of what a book is has changed. (The same is true with music videos — check out Björk’s Biophelia — but that’s a topic…

Business Intelligence
674 views

The Role of IT in Business Discovery: Part 4

Erica Driver - March 3, 2012

In this, the final part of the series examining the role of IT in Business Discovery, I highlight how IT professionals extract great value themselves in using…

Analytics
731 views

How Did We Get Here?

Erica Driver - February 29, 2012

The universe of business intelligence (BI) and analytics (a USD $85.6 billion market by some counts*) is in the midst of a sea change. Business software as…

Business Intelligence
614 views

The Role of IT in Business Discovery: Part 3

Erica Driver - February 26, 2012

In this, the 3rd part in the series of posts about the role of IT in Business Discovery (see Part 1 here and Part 2 here), I'll…

Analytics
763 views

Data Discovery Tools Are Pitch-Perfect for Pro-Ams

Erica Driver - February 22, 2012

I recently read Seth Godin’s We All Are Weird, a book about marketing and the way society is changing. Being in product marketing at QlikTech, one of…

Business Intelligence
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The Last-Mile Challenge of Big Data

Erica Driver - February 13, 2012

There’s an analogy for what’s happening with Big Data today: the last mile in telecommunications. Businesses and public institutions have invested billions of dollars in the network…