Research

Inquiry Response: Tips for Hosting a Data Challenge

By IIA Faculty, Nov 13, 2017

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Inquiry:

We’d like to host a data challenge for local college students to help promote the external-facing brand and to hopefully gain some insights. This data set is not robust or large. What should we be thinking about as we plan this?

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Inquiry Response: Promoting Analytics and Collaboration Across the Enterprise

By IIA Faculty, Nov 06, 2017

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Inquiry:

I’ve been tasked with building enterprise analytics across many functional groups. How have other organizations built a Center of Excellence from the ground up in a de-centralized environment? How did they develop the program and encourage adoption?

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Inquiry Response: Improving Data Quality and Data Governance

By Josh Gray, Oct 30, 2017

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Inquiry:

How are others improving their data quality and data governance and are there specific considerations in this area when making the move to the cloud?

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Inquiry Response: Thoughts on Planning a Virtual Analytics Conference

By IIA Faculty, Oct 23, 2017

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Inquiry:

With our analysts located across the globe, one of the drawbacks is that people don’t feel connected and don’t always know that they’re working on similar tasks. We’d like to set up a data science conference or summit to get people together to share what they’re working on and encourage community. How have others run virtual conferences to this end?

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Inquiry Response: Start At The Beginning and Keep It Simple

By IIA Faculty, Oct 16, 2017

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Inquiry:

How sophisticated should our techniques and capabilities be at the outset? Where do others like to start? From the business view (demand): How complex are the strategic problems we seek to support and enable with data science insights? From the analytic view (capability): How sophisticated should our core techniques be?

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Inquiry Response: Considering User Experience in a Terminal Server Environment

By IIA Faculty, Oct 09, 2017

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Inquiry:

We’ve invested a lot of time and money into our on-premises Microsoft products, with a core of Excel and the PowerPivot add-on for data analysis and modeling in a Windows Terminal Server environment. We’re trying to create a better user experience, especially when it comes to latency for our remote users. We’ve started to use SQL Server Analysis Services (SSAS) to that end. When should we look beyond the Microsoft universe to meet our data needs? Also, is there anything we can do to improve latency?

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Inquiry Response: Getting Started with Tableau Server

By IIA Faculty, Oct 02, 2017

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Inquiry:

What should we consider as we approach our Tableau Server implementation? How have others initiated the roll out, encourage user adoption, and managed permissions?

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Inquiry Response: Tips for Prioritizing Ad-hoc Analytics Requests

By Adam McElhinney, Sep 25, 2017

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Inquiry:

Our company is taking a hard look at administrative cost structures, and for my department we’re trying to determine what kind of value we bring. How can we prioritize ad-hoc data analytics requests that come in along with the other projects we have in process?

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Inquiry Response: Tips for Prioritizing Strategic Data Analytics Projects

By IIA Faculty, Sep 18, 2017

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Inquiry:

Our analytics team is doing more analysis in the predictive space. What is the value of this work and how do we know we’re picking projects that will have an impact on the business?

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Inquiry Response: The Bridge Between Internal and External Reporting

By Adam Moore, Sep 11, 2017

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Inquiry:

We have an external reporting tool with a certified process and strong governance. Separately, we have management reporting data and analytics data, and for analytics we are standing up a data lake from disparate sources. My challenge is around the external tool and management reporting data. Right now we bridge the management reporting back to the externally reported figures, but I don’t see a need for this tie because the purposes are different. However, senior management has an emotional commitment to the bridge, so I’m wondering if that bridge is really important and whether you are seeing companies diverting from the need to build a bridge.

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