Is Excels agility your liability?
admin July 9 2018 Data
Taking back control of your Excel assets is more critical than ever. If, like in most organisations, the number of spreadsheets has been growing unchecked, unmanaged, and unsupported, then the likelihood of organisational liability is high. Some potential key risks to your organisation: Enterprise reputational risk
The Dos And Don’ts Of Data Visualisation
fourfront October 17 2017 FinTech
The Dos And Don’ts Of Data Visualisation With the explosion of ‘big data’ in recent years companies are collecting and storing mind-boggling amounts of information. This can be used to provide invaluable insights, steer a company’s direction, and provide useful information to specific employees. However, it’s important to remember not everyone is a data analyst. People are receptive to messages presented in different ways. A lot of people won’t find an endless
The Challenges Of Big Data
fourfront September 29 2017 Data
The Challenges Of Big Data The amount of time the average person is connected has been constantly increasing. More devices are becoming Internet enabled every year, from TVs to alarm clocks, expanding the Internet of Things (IoT) at an ever-increasing rate. The refinement of apps, tech and improved accessibility has all contributed towards a trend of accessing services using mobile devices. There are ‘Mobile Only’ services established or popping up in many sectors, from f
Is Self-Service Data A Positive Or A Negative For Financial Reporting?
fourfront September 8 2017 Finance
Many businesses now amass vast amounts of data simply by trading in the modern world. This has led to a shift in business attitudes, with data analysis being a crucial part of the decision making process. As data has become more central to business operations, it has also become more readily accessible within organisations. Whether it is customer trends or financial reports, a lot more employees now have the ability to access the data they deem relevant. Is this a good or bad thing? Should an
How to create effective and actionable analytics and reporting
fourfront August 3 2017 Data
Improving key metrics is crucial for your organisation to surpass its G&O (Goals and Objectives). While this is conceptually obvious very few manage to realise an evolving and connected framework. We often see businesses thrown off course by metrics being too generic. Vanity metrics are also great for our corporate ego, but hold little real world value. In an environment where the sheer enormity of data noise can be deafening, well planned actionable reporting and KPIs (Key Performance Indic