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Relationship: Analytics & Data-Driven Decision Making

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Data analytics is a topic that many data-driven organizations are becoming increasingly interested in. Data analytics often includes the process of analyzing data to find insights that can be used to make decisions. But what does this mean? How are different types of analytics related to data-driven decision-making? This blog post will explore how an organization’s use of data can help them make better, more informed decisions. Before getting into the details, lets quickly understand how business analytics is related data analytics. There are a number of facets that business analytics and data analytics have in common. In both the cases, the common steps include dealing with gathering data from …

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Data-Driven Decision Making: What, Why & How

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Data-driven decision-making is a data-driven approach to making decisions. This data can come from data analysis, data visualization, or other data resources. Data-driven decision-makers use data in their decision process and they make decisions based on the data that they have collected. The goal of this type of decision-maker is to make informed decisions rather than quick ones. In this blog post, we will discuss what data-driven decision-making is, how it differs from other types of decision-making, and why you should consider going for this method in your business! What are the different types of decisions? The following represents different types of decisions made in an organization on a day-to-day …

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Digital Transformation Strategy: What, Why & How?

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Digital transformation is a digital strategy that aims to change the way an organization operates. It’s not just about digital marketing anymore- digital transformation includes all aspects of digital engagement from customer service, product development, and delivery, operations, etc. And it requires a holistic approach to digital transformation without any silos or strategic gaps in between departments. In this blog post, we will cover what digital transformation is and why organizations should take advantage of this strategy. We’ll also look at how digital transformation is happening in different industries. What is digital transformation? Digital transformation is a digital strategy that aims to change the way an organization operates. It helps …

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Key Architectural Components of a Data Lake

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Data lakes are data storage systems that allow data to be stored, managed and accessed in a way that is cost-effective and scalable. They can provide a significant competitive advantage for any organization by enabling data-driven decision-making, but they also come with challenges in architecture design. In this blog post, we will explore the different components of data lakes, including the data lake architecture. Before getting to learn about data lake architectural component, lets quickly recall what is a data lake. What is a data lake? A data lake is a data storage system that allows data to be stored, managed, and accessed in a way that is cost-effective and …

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ESG Metrics and KPIs: What ESG team Needs to Know

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This blog post is geared towards ESG professionals. ESG initiatives are important for organizations to measure their ESG performance. It is of utmost importance to understand ESG KPIs / metrics and how to track ESG metrics. ESGs can help companies improve their operational efficiencies, environmental impact, financial position, governance, transparency, and societal contributions while managing risks. Data analytics can play key role in identifying KPIs, data needed for that KPIs and building dashboards for tracking those KPIs. What is ESG? ESG is an acronym that stands for Environment, Social, and Governance. ESGs encompass issues such as ethics, diversity, social justice, employee relations, and governance. Implementing ESG initiatives can help companies …

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Differences Between MLOps, ModelOps, AIOps, DataOps

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In this blog post, we will talk about MLOps, AIOps, ModelOps and Dataops and difference between these terms. MLOps stands for Machine Learning Operations, AIOps stands for Artificial Intelligence-Operations (AI for IT operations), DataOps stands for Data operations and ModelOps stands for model operations. As data analytics stakeholders, it is important to understand the differences between MLOps, AIOps, Dataops, and ModelOps. For setting up AI/ML practice, it is important to plan to set up teams and practices around AIOps, MLOps/ModelOps and DataOps. What is MLOps? MLOps (or ML Operations) refers to the process of managing your ML workflows. It’s a subset of ModelOps that focuses on operationalizing ML models that …

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Data Analytics – Different Career Options / Opportunities

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Data analytics career paths span a wide range of career options, from data scientist to data engineer. Data scientists are often interested in what they can do with the data that is analyzed, while data engineers are more focused on the analysis itself. Whether you’re looking for a career as a data scientist, data analyst, ML engineer, or AI researcher, there’s something for everyone! In this blog post, we will different types of jobs and careers available to those interested in data analytics and data science. What are some of the career paths in data analytics? Here are different career paths for those interested in data analytics career: Data Scientists: …

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Using Theory of Change to Design Data-driven Solutions

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Have you ever wanted to design a solution for an issue but weren’t sure how to do it? One theory that can help is the theory of change. The theory of change provides a framework for designing solutions by focusing on the steps needed to achieve desired outcomes or results. It also helps identify what needs to happen in order for the solution to be implemented successfully and realizing the desired outcomes. The theory of change when combined with data-driven decision making can result in great impact. In order to design solutions that have an impact and are sustainable, it is important to understand the theory of change as well …

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Actionable Insights Examples – Turning Data into Action

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In this post, you will learn about how to turn data into information and then to actionable insights with the help of few examples. It will be helpful for data analysts, data scientists, and business analysts to get a good understanding of what is actionable insight? You will understand aspects related to data-driven decision making. Before getting into the details, let’s understand what is the problem at hand? The school authority is trying to assess and improve the health of students. Here is the question it is dealing with: How could we improve the overall health of the students in the school? We will look into the approach of finding the …

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Starting on Analytics Journey – Things to Keep in Mind

Analytics Journey - Things to Keep in Mind

This post highlights some of the key points to keep in mind when you are starting on data analytics journey. You may want to check a related post to assess where does your organization stand in terms of maturity of analytics practice – Analytics maturity model for assessing analytics practice. In the post sighted above, the analytics maturity model defines three different levels of maturity which are as following: Challenged Practitioners Innovators At whichever level you are in terms of maturity of your analytics practice, it may be good idea to understand the following points to come up with data analytics projects. Believe that a lot of prior work is required …

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Data Quality Challenges for Analytics Projects

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In this post, you will learn about some of the key data quality challenges which you may need to tackle with, if you are working on data analytics projects or planning to get started on data analytics initiatives. If you represent key stakeholders in analytics team, you may find this post to be useful in understanding the data quality challenges.  Here are the key challenges in relation to data quality which when taken care would result in great outcomes from analytics projects related to descriptive, predictive and prescriptive analytics: Data accuracy / validation Data consistency Data availability Data discovery Data usability Data SLA Cos-effective data Data Accuracy One of the most important …

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Top 10 Types of Analytics Projects – Examples

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In this post, you will learn about some of the most common types of data analytics projects which can be executed by the organization to realise associated business value from analytics projects and, also, gain competitive advantage with respect to the related business functions. Note that analytics projects are different from AI / ML projects. AI / ML or predictive analytics is one part of analytics. Other types of analytics projects include those related with descriptive and prescriptive analytics. You may want to check out one of my related posts on difference between predictive and prescriptive analytics. Here are the key areas of focus for data analytics projects: Cost reduction: …

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Predictive vs Prescriptive Analytics Difference

In this post, you will quickly learn about the difference  between  predictive analytics and prescriptive analytics. As data analytics stakeholders, one must get a good understanding of these concepts in order to decide when to apply predictive and when to make use of prescriptive analytics in analytics solutions / applications. Without further ado, let’s get straight to the diagram.  In the above diagram, you could observe / learn the following: Predictive analytics: In predictive analytics, the model is trained using historical / past data based on supervised, unsupervised, reinforcement learning algorithms. Once trained, the new data / observation is input to the trained model. The output of the model is prediction in form …

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Analytics Maturity Model for Assessing Analytics Practice

In this post, you will learn about data analytics maturity model which you could use to assess where does your business / organization stand on the path of using analytics to drive business value. If you represent decision-making stakeholders group and want to assess your organization readiness / capabilities to deploy analytics in order to create business value creation, you may find this post useful enough.  Here is a list of other articles I posted in the recent past in relation to strategic data analytics: Top 10 analytics strategies for great data products Top 5 data analytics methodologies Here are the three broad categories / levels of data analytics maturity model: Analytically …

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Top 5 Data Analytics Methodologies

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Here is a list of top 5 data analytics methodologies which can be used to solve different business problems and in a way create business value for any organization: Optimization: Simply speaking, an optimization problem consists of maximizing or minimizing a real function by systematically choosing input values (also termed as decision variables) from within an allowed set and computing the value of the function. An optimization problem consists of three things: A. Objective function B. Decision variables C. Constraint functions (this is optional) Linear / Non-linear programming with constrained / unconstrained optimization Linear programming with constrained optimization Objective function and one or more constraint functions are linear with decision variables as continuous variables Linear programming with unconstrained optimization Objective function …

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Machine Learning Use Cases in Procurement

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This post represents some of the important machine learning use cases in the procurement domain. These use cases can also be categorised as predictive analytics use cases for procurement. The list is not aimed to be exhaustive. However, some of the most important ones are listed. In case, you would like to add one or more use cases which I might have missed, pls feel free to suggest. The following are five key business function areas / department in procurement department.  Demand management Category management Supplier management Sourcing management Contract management In all of the above function areas, there can be multiple use cases which can take advantage of machine …

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