Big data: What to trust – data science or the boss's sixth sense? - While the technology to run big-data projects may be opening up to more firms, progress has been hampered by a lack of skills and a corporate preference for gut instinct.

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AuthorGuy Cuthbert

Changing Consumer Habits Are Changing Business Behaviours - Changing consumer behaviour is not only affecting B2C operations: when it comes to time-sensitive and critical purchases, businesses are increasingly behaving like consumers – they can shop around with ease, compare price with availability and purchase either online or via call centres.

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Even businesses act like consumers now - Changing consumer behaviour is not only affecting B2C operations: when it comes to time-sensitive and critical purchases, businesses are increasingly behaving like consumers – they can shop around with ease, compare price with availability and purchase either online or via call centres.

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AuthorCallum Harrison

Internet of Things data deluge will swamp old software systems - Existing data management tools are ill equipped to cope with the Internet of Things and the data deluge it will generate, according to executives at Actian, the firm formerly known as Ingres.

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Atheon Analytics partner with Hyve for their data revolution - Visual analytics specialists Atheon Analytics give Hyve an insight into their data revolution. We spoke to Guy Cuthbert about Atheon's story so far and their vision of uncovering the value of business data.

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Even businesses act like consumers now - It’s time B2B organisations borrowed innovative thinking from retailers to gain real understanding of the individual consumer within every business, writes Guy Cuthbert, managing director of Atheon Analytics.

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A cautionary tale of data governance - Guy Cuthbert outlines an apocryphal tale, of a hypothetical global product organisation, highlighting the potential risk, and consequential cost, of ignoring master data management.

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A Cautionary Tale Of Data Governance - Do you think that master data management is boring and never gets the attention of your senior management? Is data governance a tedious “IT thing” that your executives choose to ignore? Are you struggling to make a business case for data quality, data stewardship and a corporate recognition of your data asset?

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A cautionary tale of data governance - Guy Cuthbert, managing director of Atheon Analytics highlights the potential risk, and consequential cost, of ignoring master data management in this interconnected, automated, global marketplace in which we all operate

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Think like a retailer - Changing consumer behaviour is not only affecting B2C operations: when it comes to time-sensitive and critical purchases, businesses are increasingly behaving like consumers – they can shop around with ease, compare price with availability and purchase either online or via call centres. As consumer style behaviour begins to dominate, organisations need to understand the changing balance between price, quality and availability.

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Top tips: Data driven business philosophy - Retailers are increasingly using Business Intelligence (BI) to report on ‘known knowns’ using analytics to promote the exploration of the “known unknowns”. Guy Cuthbert, Managing Director, Atheon Analytics argues that those questions can be posed easily enough, but are difficult to answer with certainty

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Data Driven Business Philosophy - Business Intelligence (BI) is a catch-all term for a wide variety of software, covering a broad spectrum of information technologies: data collection and transformation, data storage (databases), information management, reporting, decision support, analytics…

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AuthorGuy Cuthbert

Big Data: It’s About the Quality, Not The QuantityFrom small chains to massive corporations, in both the public and private sectors, there seems to be some sort of tacit race to space in regards to data discovery and big data. The old adage, “You can’t take it with you when you go” doesn’t apply here—companies that merge, go bankrupt, or otherwise vaporize have still gathered big data that will become useful for the next guy on deck.

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Big Data: Opinion Operated Vs Data Driven  - Thinking is good; few of us think often enough. Too many of us follow learnt behaviours without questioning whether they are effective or appropriate to the task at hand. But launching a statement with “I think that…” doesn’t guarantee any real thinking has been performed – and even where it has, “I think that…” usually means “I believe that…”, and belief is a strange beast.

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Guest comment: The Big Data problem  - Opinion operated or data driven decisions? - With a staggering 90% of the world's data created in the last 2 years alone, ‘Big Data’ has become the latest marketing buzzword as brands look to make sense of the wealth of personal data consumers are giving away online and on the move. But are we sacrificing common sense and critical thought for machines that fail to spot nuance and subtlety?

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Think small for big data services - As companies seek external advice on how to tackle big data, niche providers may offer the best value. If there is one consistent theme of the big data bubble, it is that most organisations do not have the skills required to capitalise on the opportunity.

 

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Three reasons why Big Data is a big load of baloney  - Over the last couple of years, Big Data has been unavoidable. It’s not just big, it’s massive. If you throw a stone down the streets of London or New York, you've got as much a chance of hitting a big data guru as you do a social media guru. 

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Big Data: the backlash begins - People are starting to state the obvious. Big Data in itself has little value. Unless you connect it to organisational goals, it’s just another tech solution looking for problems to solve.

And even with that connection, Big Data can be a dangerous tool. It’s easy to generate meaningless correlations if you don’t think systemically about your problems.  

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Top sales tips: The First 100 Days - Visualisation for Orientation - When taking on a new job it is imperative that sales directors, category managers and national account managers take a proactive approach to evidence gathering to enable them to transform the first 100 days, with a role-specific data gathering exercise to enable them to empirically question existing behaviours, transform insight and support innovation...

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The first 100 days: Visualisation for orientation When taking on a new job it is imperative that sales directors, category managers and national account managers takes a proactive approach to evidence gathering to enable them to transform the first 100 days, with a role-specific exercise to enable them to empirically question existing behaviours, transform insight and support innovation.

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AuthorGuy Cuthbert