The New Age of Analytics

November 2014 Volume 1 Issue 1

Dear Globalytica Customer,

Welcome to the first edition of The Analytic Insider. We created this newsletter as an authoritative source of information in the world of analytics for both analysts and non-analysts.

Each month we will feature a blog written by a Globalytica associate about current trends and topics, and will share educational articles. Our dedicated team of professional analysts has more than 30 years’ experience creating and providing instruction in the field of analytics. In addition, you will receive updates and exclusive offers about future Globalytica training courses and events with links for easy registration.

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The New Age of Analytics

by: Randy Pherson, CEO Globalytica

Recent news headlines about the role of big data in marketing and finance-and even in finding a possible cure for Ebola-have shed new light on the growing field of analytics. Experts estimate that the amount of data available today would circle the earth six times, and the data universe continues to expand at an astronomical rate. As our insatiable need for information grows, this new frontier of big data opens many doors and possibilities. But can big data, by itself, solve the world’s problems? Or should it be paired with structured  analytic techniques to frame the questions, mine the output, and make sense of the answers?

This New Age of Analytics requires organizations to reevaluate the true purpose and meaning of data analysis. Consider big data as a river that flows through every department of an organization. Understanding how to harness and exploit the power of this river can lead to identifying and discovering patterns, trends, and insights to make better decisions leading to increased revenues and productivity.

But big data is just bits and bytes without skilled analysts to frame the query and interpret the output. Techniques such as Starbursting and Venn Analysis can help you get started, Analysis of Competing Hypothesis can help you focus on the most diagnostic evidence, and Argument Mapping can help you construct a compelling case. The analyst’s role entails a structured approach, collaboration within the organization, and sound decision making. This New Age of Analytics requires the pairing of big data with rigorous analytic processes. These processes place the issue in context, identify the key questions, and package the results of big data queries. This helps leaders optimize decision making and support robust strategic planning.


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