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A data dictionary defines all the critical metrics and terms your business uses. It's a simple idea that dramatically impacts how effectively your business can use its ...
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5 Ways to Create a Data Dictionary + (Free Template!)

The world has changed; companies now use hybrid and multi-cloud environments to store their data. You probably do too. Gone are the days where you had to build a data ...
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Data Orchestration Guide & Directed Acyclic Graphs (DAG) Examples

Modern consumers expect a streamlined & personalized service from the retailers with whom they do business. If you can’t fulfill their expectations for an efficient ...
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How Data Analytics Can Help You Grow Your Retail Business

If you're a CEO or in leadership, you're often going to be faced with the question of what to do when your company’s data needs outstrip what your IT department, ...
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When to Hire a Data Consultant vs. Building Out Your Data Team

You know the janky data solution your startup currently has in place just isn't cutting it. But when you think about building what you need, you get a pit in your ...
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How to Create a Data MVP for Your Startup

There's no cookie-cutter way to choose metrics that will work for all startups. In fact, what the history shows us is that everybody who's tried to come up with a better ...
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How to Coach Your Startup to Choose Better Metrics

As an analyst, you probably spend a lot of your time creating dashboards and other reports to help your teams and Top Brass track metrics. And you probably spend at ...
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KPIs, OKRs, OMTM: The History of Modern Metrics & Why It Matters for Analysts

You know the drill: Sometime in mid-December, a tsunami of planning will crash into your company as teams frantically scramble to figure out their initiatives and KPIs ...
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How to Use Dashboards to Guide Your Startup's 2021 Planning

Data is a good news/bad news situation. The good news is that companies have more information at their disposal than ever before. The bad news is that they may not know ...
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Collaboration: The Core of a Data-Driven Organization

“It’s the most wonderful time of the year,” sang Andy Williams about the Christmas season, but a “wonderful time” might not be how analysts working in ecommerce and ...
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How Ecommerce Analysts Can Prep for the Holiday Season

LendStreet is a consumer financial health platform that offers loans to assist Americans who are  deeply indebted. The product is quite complex and what we build ...
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How Financial Tech Company LendStreet Embraces Financial Data

NurseGrid’s goal is to unite the largest workforce in healthcare with cutting edge staffing and resource technology. NurseGrid creates tools for communication and ...
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How NurseGrid Supercharges Product Improvement With Data

So your startup is growing... Great! The only problem is, you can’t say exactly why it’s growing or how to increase the rate of growth. You know that analytics are ...
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How to Build your Startup's Analytics Operation from Scratch: Tools and Tips

We go about our days oftentimes not realizing just how much information we’re creating. The reality here is that we’re creating data on a business as well as personal ...
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The Data-Driven Society: Capturing the Value of Information

Did you know that data collection is one of the most time-consuming steps in the process of data science? But it's definitely not as terrifying as data cleaning.
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Complete Guide to Data Collection for Data Science: Step-by-Step

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Driving the Data-Driven Transition

I recently sat down with Aron Clymer to talk about his approach to architecting and building data stacks. Aron has built data analytics stacks and developed analytics ...
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When It's Time to Build an Analytics Stack

Almost across the board, businesses are asking themselves. “How are we going to grow our business to the next stage?” No matter what industry you are in, using your ...
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5 Opportunities to Scale Your Business with Data

Before we get into the power of data, it’s important to understand just how much data we’re creating. A recent report from Cisco indicates that globally, the data stored ...
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Don’t Let Data Collect Digital Dust: Creating Competitive Advantages through Data

Data architecture is the system behind how an organization collects, stores, and integrates data.
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What is Data Architecture? People, Process, and Technology

Big data is definitely popular. In fact, more organizations are investing in their own data platforms to really gain as much value as they can out of the information ...
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7 Simple Steps to Prepare for Big Data

 Stop for just a second and think about how much data you generated today. Did you check your email? Maybe go for a run with your Fitbit? Or, maybe you’re a business ...
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In the Digital Age, Managing Data is Critical for  Competitive Advantages

When defining your data warehouse strategy—or moving from on-premise to cloud—you’ve got lots of options. But your data warehouse is only as good as the strategy you use ...
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10 Questions to Help Define a Successful Data Warehouse Strategy

Both business and tech analysts agree that a capacity for advanced analytics is becoming mission-critical to the basic viability for all companies. While some believe ...
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Becoming an analytics driven organization: challenge accepted

If you ask a group of big data analysts what are some of the top professional challenges they face, you can easily imagine which challenges are consistently shortlisted. ...
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How To Get People to Share Data

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