What is the difference between Data, Information and Insights?

Image by Gerd Altmann from Pixabay In a lot of presentations, meetings or even conferences we get the terms data, information and insights used interchangeably by the business. In this blog I just thought to shed the light on each of those terms: Data: This is the raw data that the business captures or maybe … Continue reading What is the difference between Data, Information and Insights?

How is Data Analytics used across Value Chain?

Know your value chain like you know the lines on your hand!Image by stokpic from Pixabay Data Analytics can be so powerful when utilised effectively across the value chain, tools and technology made it much easier for businesses to access data as well as for users to pro-actively answer their own business questions. Visualisation tools are … Continue reading How is Data Analytics used across Value Chain?

How do you assess the complexity of a Data Analytics project?

Photo by JTMultimidia from Pexels Problem structuring a Data Analytics project is really critical for a project's success. Understanding where your project is in terms of complexity and its importance, helps estimate the time and effort needed for the project. In a nutshell, the time you put into a project depends on both Importance of the project (Strategic/Financial … Continue reading How do you assess the complexity of a Data Analytics project?

Building Data Analytics Capabilities – Part 2: Soft Skills

Building Data Analytics Capabilities is one of the main challenges facing organisations atm, in my first blog https://wordpress.com/block-editor/post/strategicalanalytics.com/522 I covered some thoughts about the Technical skills for a team. In this blog, I will cover some thoughts on the soft professional skills as promised in part 1. If we imagine a team being built and … Continue reading Building Data Analytics Capabilities – Part 2: Soft Skills

Building Data Analytics Capabilities – Part 1: Technical Skills

There are different types of Data Analytics which makes it cover a wide range of tasks. This richness in the area needs different skills and capabilities. Based on my experience, I believe that there are two main types of skills needed for a person working in Data Analytics. Technical/business skills and soft skills, both are … Continue reading Building Data Analytics Capabilities – Part 1: Technical Skills

How Data Analytics is breaking silos and supporting cross-functional collaboration

Given the technology advancement we reached, data is being created in massive amounts through all company activities and it is easily accessible. This gives us the opportunity to understand data and enables better Data Analytics utilisation.   Previously industries and companies didn’t have access to all this data. We could barely get data in a country, … Continue reading How Data Analytics is breaking silos and supporting cross-functional collaboration

Closing Month/Year-End Remotely During Unprecedented Times

A couple of colleagues know that I used to live in the Middle East during the Arab spring, they reached out asking how we dealt with closing the month/year remotely during that time. The question made me think that maybe I can share this experience with people going through remote closing for the first time. … Continue reading Closing Month/Year-End Remotely During Unprecedented Times