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Stephen Robinson
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Digital Analytics and BI Consultant / Executive
Digital Analytics and BI Consultant / Executive

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Is your digital presence failing? It’s probably not a technology problem
A few years ago, I wrote a post
where I lamented the fact that analytics fails are often blamed on
technology when, in fact, the technology is not the problem and
changing it solves nothing. One of the main causes for failure I
noted there was faulty data r...
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Analytics Fail? It's Probably Not a Technology Problem
This post was originally published on LinkedIn - re-posting here as it generated quite a few responses. There is a dirty little secret
that those who sell analytics technology won’t tell you. More often than
not, the data that initial applications yield j...
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Why Are Technology Managers Walking Away from Analytics?
As we all know, a robust business Intelligence and analytics capability has become a major priority for global enterprises. Yet, in a very real sense, Technology managers (IT) are actively distancing themselves from it. How do we explain this paradox? Is it...
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Data Scientists vs BI Analysts: Why is this a thing?
I came upon this
popular Linked In post that attempts to define and draw distinctions
between these two roles. It is one of several I have read recently. Upon reading this, my initial reaction was how much I
disagreed with these characterizations. My feelin...
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Agile is dead: Analytic Applications Edition - continued
In part
1 of this post, I wrote about how the software development community has speculated that Agile
methodologies may have become over-hyped and the implications of this for
BI/Analytics practitioners. It’s now
official.  Agile methodology for data and a...
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Agile is dead: Analytic Applications Edition
For those of you who are not involved in developing software
applications, The Agile movement was, in essence, a revolt against the
then common practice of taking on the entirety of large software
projects all at once; adhering to a methodology that stre...
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BI Industry Research: Is There Magic in those Quadrants?
As a Business Intelligence and
Analytics (BIA) consultant, I need to keep up with the latest developments in
both analytics process and technology. This has become quite a bit easier in
recent years as quite a bit of useful information and wisdom is made fr...
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My 2016 Business Intelligence & Analytics (BI&A) Wish List
It's that time of year where we bid goodbye to
what we did not like about last year and look forward to our best hopes and
wishes for this coming year. As I look back on the past year in BI&A, here
is what I'd like to see in 2016: 1.        Some real standa...
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DIY Analytics – Is it right for you?
As I consider the all-too-long list of things that need
fixing in my house and watch yet another spot from the big-box home improvement
retailers, I realize why the Do It Yourself (DIY) trend has legs. You know your
own house and DIY gives you control over ...
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