Five Reasons It Pays for Execs to Champion Analytical Projects

Five Reasons It Pays for Execs to Champion Analytical Projects

It’s sometimes hard enough getting the buy-in you need — AKA that little signature on the dotted line — for a major technology deployment like an analytics platform. It’s even rarer that once you get this buy-in, you’ll find the C-level actively championing these analytical projects. However, Aberdeen Group research shows that companies leveraging senior management as an engine to not only drive successful implementation, but ongoing usage of, analytics are seeing big results. In fact, companies with an executive sponsor or champion for analytics projects are: For more detailed information on this topic, check out the full (and free!) research report: A BI Blessing From Above: The Impact of the Executive...
Three Benefits of Cloud or Hybrid Analytics

Three Benefits of Cloud or Hybrid Analytics

If you could create an episode of Extreme Makeover: Business Analytics Edition, it would likely give organizations a group of people (arriving with balloons and cheering, of course) that delivered a platform of better visibility into data and quicker time to develop business insights. After all, companies today have more data than ever before than they know what to do with — and it’s as complex as ever. Couple this with the fact that users are in dire need of support to make important decisions, and that their window to make these said decisions is shrinking faster than ever. Thankfully, companies with a hybrid or cloud approach to their analytics, as opposed exclusively on-premise, are seeing substantial improvements in key metrics across the board. In fact, 83% of cloud analytics users tell Aberdeen Group that they’ve seen improvement in data visibility, leading to faster decisions. Here are three areas in which businesses see substantial improvements after deploying a hybrid analytics approach. 1 – Better user satisfaction Cloud users are are more likely to leave satisfied when it comes to their data in key areas including data quality, accessibility, and speed of delivery. 2 – Happy business, happier customers Not only are internal users happier transforming their data into powerful insights — the greater their ability to do this, the better prepared companies are to meet the discerning demands of their customers. Better targeting and feature alignment, along with effective sales strategy, all contribute to customers for life. 3 – A healthy, growing business Arguably most important out of the three benefits lies in the bottom line for companies invested in cloud analytics: These organizations tell Aberdeen that they’re delivering greater...
Turn the Tide on Data Floods [Webinar]

Turn the Tide on Data Floods [Webinar]

While going to the library was all the rage in the 80s in order to get the information you needed for that book report, you wouldn’t even fathom this as a first resort now with the Internet at your fingertips. Sure, the volumes and volumes of Encyclopedia Britannicas gave you all the information you could handle, but research and actually pouring over that data would take hours — even days — of wading through pages to find just the right nugget to fit your analysis. Fast-forward to now: Many businesses find themselves in a virtual “library” being flooded by siloed and disconnected data. The difference is that, unlike that physical library where there would be no way to instantly find what you need and have it analyzed in-place, trends like big data analytics (and of course, our trusty friend, the Internet!) have made this a reality. In fact, these platforms can quickly point out how your business is performing, where all of your problems are arising, and what’s needed to improve. The challenge just lies in actually implementing a platform like this that is effective, fast, and complete. Enter: Data Lakes. In a live webinar on July 12th at 1 PM EDT, Aberdeen’s Senior IT Research Analyst Jim Rapoza will show you that by leveraging innovative data lake technologies, organizations can more quickly and effectively take advantage of technology such as Hadoop to build powerful, agile, and insightful analytics platforms…and turn the tide on data floods. In the session, How Data Lakes Can Make Enterprise Analytics Fast, Easy, & Crystal Clear, attendees will learn: How big data, Hadoop, and in-place analytics are both benefitting and challenging modern IT departments...
Unleashing the Power of Analytics in the Cloud

Unleashing the Power of Analytics in the Cloud

With low or no IT footprint, minimal or zero up-front capital costs, and ubiquitous access to the tools, a cloud-based approach to analytics can be enticing. However, as some find out the hard way, extracting the potential of the cloud is not a “plug-and-play” proposition. Companies able to see results with cloud analytics have a measured approach that combines organizational capability with the right data-driven philosophy. Aberdeen Group’s recent report demonstrates that cloud users have a commitment to analytics beyond their counterparts taking an on-premise only approach to business intelligence (BI). These characteristics include the following. Strong support from senior management Aberdeen’s July 2015 cloud BI report demonstrated that those taking a cloud approach were able to distribute analytical capability to a wide variety of business functions. From finance and operations to sales and marketing, cloud users enjoyed a more pervasive deployment of analytics. This pervasiveness would not be possible without the authority and cloud to sidestep cross-functional red tape, and cloud users are able to garner the executive support needed to make this a reality. Heightened analytical mindset BI technology has evolved into many different shapes and sizes, closely matching the needs of a very diverse workforce. However, Best-in-Class usage of analytics has always rested upon factors beyond the speeds and feeds of the technology. Top companies build adoption and engagement, partly by delivering the right tools to the workforce, but also by fostering an environment of analytical skill through the use of training and other talent development programs. Expanded usage of data So many “born-in-the-cloud” or mobile applications and data sources are purpose-built to handle a diversity...
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