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July 8, 2020
AI for good – how data is helping to change the world

Artificial intelligence has been with us since the 1950s, but many people’s understanding of it still comes through sci-fi movies or shock newspaper headlines. Many worry that this technology is taking away our ability to think and act for ourselves,

July 8, 2020
Why Digital Transformation MUST start with Data Strategy

Forbes estimates that a massive 84% of companies fail at digital transformation.  Yet change is inevitable, and those who fail to innovate will get left behind.  Blockbusters, Polaroid and more recently Toys R Us are examples of those that have

June 30, 2020
5 common data project challenges and how to avoid them

Any data project is filled with challenges; solving these problems or avoiding them altogether is the key to success. Narrowing this list down to just five was a challenge in itself! Challenge 1: My data is getting too complicated Our

June 10, 2020
The four pillars of a data strategy

Mention data to some executives and you’ll get a range of reactions, ranging from evangelical to utterly perplexed. The latter group might know data is important to their business and understand that using it correctly can bring significant wins, but

March 9, 2020
Evolution not Revolution – An Agile Approach to Analytics

A commonly quoted adage in technology consulting is that “the last 20% of the work takes 80% of the time”. A report that will be used by a wide audience will often be designed by one or two key individuals

February 28, 2020
How will IR35 impact your data project – and what can you do about it?

There are many things to consider when running a major data project. Weighing up the long term benefits over sometimes considerable short term expenditure can cause project managers sleepless nights. But come April 2020, many businesses will be asking themselves whether they

February 12, 2020
5 things to do before starting a data project

You’re about to start a big data project. Fantastic! We’re big believers in the fact that every business can gain a real competitive advantage through analysing their data. It’s why we do what we do.  But just before you go running off

February 12, 2020
How to get buy-in for your data project

Despite the talk of a data driven revolution, the reality for many companies often lags someway behind the ideal of a business built on reliable detailed information analysed using AI. According to a Mckinsey Digital report on leadership and analytics, CEOs cite their biggest

January 17, 2020
6 data experts you need in your project team

Picture this: you’ve decided to embark on an analytics project and find yourself in the offices of an experienced analytics team. To the untrained eye it might look like a bunch of people in comic book t-shirts staring into seemingly

AI, Machine Learning
January 17, 2020
Why AI is a lot like teenage sex – and how you can get better at it

In 2013 Dan Ariely, professor of behavioural economics at Duke University, got the analytics world all aquiver when he stated: “Big data is like teenage sex: everyone talks about it, nobody really knows how to do it, everyone thinks everyone