Tag Archives: data

Four tips to delight your CFO and unlock the value of data assets

November 13, 2017

Investment in data and analytics is expensive. At least that’s the view of the CIO, who typically focuses on costs. This issue is only compounded by the CFO, who often lacks visibility of the value generated from data and analytics (for more on this, see part one of this blog series). What we needed was… Read More »

Could the English language get any more confusing?

September 14, 2017

Did you know that the English language consists of over 200,000 words? Of these 200,000 words, many have the same meaning but different spelling (synonyms). Some words even have the same spelling but different meanings (homographs). Confusing, right? Let’s imagine you were talking to your colleagues about your recent trek to the coast and you… Read More »

The Uber-ization of Analytics

September 13, 2017

As I have travelled the country talking with customers, I have gotten a common refrain that companies want to move to the cloud for analytics to reduce costs. My retort is that you need to be careful and understand what you are really trying to achieve, for while there may be good reasons to run… Read More »

Is analytics operations the key to successful data science?

September 1, 2017

Despite a continuing shortage of data science skills, data-driven teams do exist in businesses across many industries. Expectations are high and the promises of predictive analytics, prescriptive analytics and artificial intelligence (AI) has captured the imagination of many. Now that the role, the skill-sets and the responsibilities of data science are becoming better defined, how… Read More »

Data and analytics in financial services — a challenge or an opportunity?

August 16, 2017

Data Points — Long reads. This article is somewhat longer than our usual output. Let us know what you think by tweeting @TeradataINTL. Since starting a new role at Teradata with the responsibility of supporting our financial services sales and consulting teams across the globe, I’ve decided now is a good time to document some… Read More »

Have CFOs changed their mindset when it comes to data?

August 15, 2017

In short, no. Thanks for stopping by the blog. See you next time. But wait! As always, we need to consider whether this is a “glass half empty” or “glass half full” situation. Most CFOs and their finance departments remain application driven – so whenever a new requirement for reporting and analysis arises, they sit… Read More »

Myth versus reality: The truth about cloud security

August 7, 2017

With daily security breaches and cyberattacks dominating the headlines daily, it’s no wonder that organizations globally are still tentative to move away from physical servers/on-premises data storage. Though most businesses are familiar with cloud as a principle, there is still ambiguity surrounding what exactly the technology has to offer. Our latest report, “The Road to… Read More »

Bean Counter Or Business-Growth Enabler? What Can The CIO Learn From The CFO?

July 27, 2017

Transformation of a cost controller So there we were, discussing the need to use data and analytics to drive enterprise value, when a New Zealander from a large organisation volunteered “We have four customer segments, nationally, that we have been using for a very long time with reasonable success but it is limiting our growth.… Read More »

Big Data and the Fight Against Climate Change

July 10, 2017

These are not great times for the battle against climate change. With America officially withdrawing from Paris Agreement, the global alliance lost one of its major champions. While this year’s World Environment Day (celebrated each year on 5 June) was rather muted, the determination to continue with the momentum remains steadfast. What’s important is that… Read More »

Part Two: How to Make the Value of Data and Analytics Visible to the CFO

July 6, 2017

Shortfalls in Financial Reporting To aid decision-making, C-level executives need a constant and fast-flowing stream of answers to questions like: What is the current and future worth of our information assets? What is our return on those investments? As discussed in ‘Why The CFO Cannot See a Value of Data and Analytics in the Balance… Read More »