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Business Issues, Big Data

Deriving an Analytics Maturity Model

Blog-post by Myles Suer, Tue, 03/03/2015 - 05:57

When I have talked to CIOs and CFOs about their hot button information management issues, the CIOs focus much of the discussion on the need to pull gold out of the masses of data or to “competing on analytics” while the CFOs focus on the need for better data for better decisions, for making better sense out of data, and for trustworthy and timely data. While the two viewpoints can clearly be reconciled as the views from the data manager and dare I say data steward (CIOs told me they did not want to be the data steward) and from the data consumer.


Business Issues, IT Performance

IT skills in 2020 and before

Digital artisans? Tinkerers?

Blog-post by John Dodge,
Community Manager
, Mon, 03/02/2015 - 19:52
jdodge

"Future proof your IT career: 8 tech area that will still be hot in 2020" at CIO.com is an article containing non-obvious gems that can spur 'ahah!' moments.


Business Issues, Big Data

Analytics as Business Strategy

Blog-post by Myles Suer, Wed, 02/11/2015 - 20:19

As I have been reading books and posts recently regarding analytics, I have noticed one thing from just about everyone including myself that has published on the topic. We assume that the reader has a working knowledge of business strategy and its implications to analytics. Given this, I have decided to remedy this within this post.


Business Issues, Big Data

Is it the CDO or CAO or someone else?

What do you think?

Blog-post by Myles Suer, Sat, 01/24/2015 - 00:07

A month ago, I shared that Frank Friedman believes CFOs are “the logical choice to own analytics and put them to work to serve the organization’s needs”. Even though many CFOs are increasingly taking on what could be considered an internal CEO or COO role, many readers protested my post which focused on reviewing Frank Friedman’s argument.


CIO Leadership, Cloud

2015 State of the CIO is must reading

Blog-post by John Dodge,
Community Manager
, Thu, 01/08/2015 - 17:03

The annual 2015 State of CIO executive summary focuses on IT's relationship with the business, skills shortages, IT investments, security and salaries to name a few key topics.

Before I say a word about each, I want to say why I like this survey more than others. One reason is obvious: I work for the same company as CIO.

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CIO Leadership, Big Data

CIOs: Do you have a business oriented, strategic CFO?

Quick Post by Myles Suer, Mon, 12/29/2014 - 20:09
myles.suer

Please join us on January 7th for a free Webinar on the the analytics and data needs of CFOs.


CIO Leadership, Big Data

Should analytics be focused on small questions versus big questions?

Blog-post by Myles Suer, Mon, 12/01/2014 - 21:17

Should the analytic resources of your company be focused upon small questions or big questions? For many, answering this question is not an easy one. Some find key managers preferring to make decisions from personal intuition or experience. When I worked for a large computer peripheral company, I remember executives making major decisions about product direction from their gut even when there was clear evidence that a major technology shift was about to happen. This company went from being a multi-billion dollar company to a $50 million dollar company in the matter of a few years.

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Business Issues, Big Data

LOB has biggest stake in data, analytics: #CIOchat

But the right questions and hypotheses are key.

Blog-post by John Dodge,
Community Manager
, Mon, 11/24/2014 - 19:09
jdodge

Last Thursday's chat explored who owns data and analytics and typifies #CIOchat: there's no black and white answers. What fun would Twitter chatting be no fun if there were only easy answers.

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Business Issues, CIO Leadership, Big Data

Who has the largest claim on data, analytics?

LOB? CIO? CFO? Who owns them? Come #CIOchat 2-3 p.m. ET Thursday.

Blog-post by John Dodge,
Community Manager
, Tue, 11/18/2014 - 20:16

Who owns data and analytics? LOB? CIO? CFO? Probably all of them and sometimes none of them. That is our #CIOchat topic for this Thursday - 2-3 p.m. ET. 

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CIO Leadership, IT Performance

Who owns enterprise analytics and data?

Is it the CFO? What do you think?

Blog-post by Myles Suer, Mon, 11/17/2014 - 17:52

With the increasing importance of analytics to the enterprise, the question becomes who should own the analytics and data agenda. This question really matters today because, according to Thomas Davenport, “business processes are among the last remaining points of differentiation.” For this reason, Davenport even suggests that businesses that create a sustainable right to win use analytics to “wring every last drop of value from their processes”.

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