Experts Blog: Dave Wells
is consultant, mentor, and teacher in the field of business intelligence (BI). He brings to every consulting endeavor a unique and balanced perspective regarding the roles of technology in business. This perspective—refined through a career of more than 35 years that blended business and technical roles—helps to align business and information technology in the most effective ways. Dave focuses on strategic and organizational alignment as the keys to building and sustaining valuable and high-impact BI cultures and systems.
Analytics is arguably the hottest topic in business today, and big data is fueling the fire. The promise of analytic value is intriguing and the potential to make a difference is exceptionally high. The ability to turn potential into reality, however, depends on human factors—analytic culture—as much as it depends on data and technology. Success with business analytics, and especially with big data analytics, requires an effective combination of business knowledge, analytic competencies, and data skills. Big data analytics is a collaborative effort where fragile business/IT working relationships inhibit the ability to have impact and deliver value.
Posted on September 27, 20130 comments