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January 9, 2015 | Lori Gibson

How Data Impacts the Value Drivers of a Business - Part 3

Even a company with the best management team and great systems in place will suffer from poor buyer perception and a lower sales price if its cash flow is dependent on a small number of revenue streams, product lines, customers, or geographic regions. Data can help improve diversification as a key value driver. Read on »

August 6, 2014 | Sean McBride and Mike Lopez

Top Technology Trends for 2014 (Part 3): Strategic Big Data and Business Analytics

The third set of technology trends important for CEOs and CIOs to consider is the implications and opportunities related to, “big data”. Similar to tech trends that impact internal IT delivery and support, and external stakeholders, the impact of big data and business intelligence is substantial and far reaching. At the same time, capturing the opportunities related to this trend can be challenging and may require an initial investment of time and resources. Read on »

March 12, 2013 | Mark Richards

Data Integration Part 4: Creating Success Stories at EKS&H

Success stories in data and business analytics are built over time through a unique combination of tools and skills. In the final post of this series, Mark Richards, Director of Data Integration at EKS&H, discusses how his team supports EKS&H's cross-discipline data and business analytics efforts. Read on »

February 22, 2013 | Mark Richards

Data Integration - Part 3: The Five-Step Data Quality Cycle

When planning a data integration project, you are designing a platform where you will integrate data from multiple sources and monitor its quality as it flows into a single database. From here it will be loaded into business intelligence tools and analyzed and reported on. The key to successful data analysis and reporting is having current and reliable data.  Read on »

February 1, 2013 | Mark Richards

Data Integration - Part 2: Why Do It?

When we implement data integration or business intelligence solutions, we assume the role of a storyteller - we tell the story of a business through its data. Business and government leaders learn from these data stories and use them to strategize for the future. An effective implementation reveals trends and patterns, cause and effect, or anomalies in the data. Read on »

January 18, 2013 | Mark Richards

Data Integration - Part 1: Moving From an IT to a Business Perspective

A major challenge facing CIOs and CFOs going into 2013 is handling and making sense of the huge amounts of data coming into the organization. As data volume and variety increases, data integration and business analytics tools are becoming necessary to help organizations manage this data bombardment. Where do you start? Read on »

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