The first step in creating a data strategy is identifying what type of data culture you have. Are you and your team data literate? Are you using your data in a meaningful way to have conversations cross-organizationally? Leveraging our onsite and virtual workshops, our Analytics team can help you understand where your data is coming from, who has access to it, and how to harness it.
IT Operational Analytics
Your data is growing. The ability to identify use cases for your data is a key way to get real answers to problems and create more efficient workflows. However, there is a challenge: how can a business organize and gain insight into data being created every second of every day? What about unneeded data, that only distracts from potential solutions?
Leveraging IT operational analytics can help. For example, machine learning for predictive analytics in IT can address common pain points using both live and historic data. This empowers your business gain real insight in real time.
Examples of IT operational analytics benefitting businesses include:
- Identifying if customers are having trouble transacting.
- Correlating data across multiple data centers to provide insights.
- Ingesting data across an airport to determine best traffic patterns for luggage.
- Identifying and evaluating data from POS and human resource systems to optimize hours for capital resources.
Learn more about how IT operational analytics works by reading some case studies below:
Use Case: Security - Keeping your organization secure means protecting it from outside attackers. Threats such as next-level phishing and voice impersonations are enhanced through AI being leveraged by bad actors, increasing the efficiency of the attack when compared to more traditional social engineering attacks.
Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning
The more data that continues to flow into organizations, the more organizations are going to need tools to harness and effectively leverage that data. Artificial intelligence and machine learning tools address the influx of data by being able to compile the information in faster and more intelligent ways, evaluating the information and offering correlations. These systems can automatically improve as they learn from the data they collect, reducing the need for manual programming and human effort. This creates opportunities for improved customer engagement and enhanced operational procedures.
Using historical and current data, business intelligence (BI) drives operational efficiency and strategic growth — if organizations know how to harness their information. One of the biggest challenges with BI analytics is that organizations may not being meaningfully utilizing their tools to make actionable decisions — leaving them wondering why they’re not getting desired results.
Learning how to build a meaningful business intelligence strategy requires an understanding of your own goals, your data and the tools you’re using. Read below to understand how BI analytics have helped a water advocacy group. Work with us to start building a strategy that meets your organizational and industry needs.
Data is coming in larger quantities and can provide more insights than ever before. Organizations must know where their data is coming from, how they’re visualizing the data, what tools they’re using and how they’re sharing the data before they can even consider meaningful utilization to make actionable decisions.
Managing your data is the first step in properly utilizing analytics. If your data is scattered and unorganized, you’ll be limited in your ability to make decisions. Learn how data management impacts your analytics initiatives, and how you can better manage your data in these case studies and articles.
Blog Post: Data Powers Digital Transformation
Use Case: Internet of Things – The influx of new data is partly in thanks to new technologies, and there may be no better example of that than the Internet of Things. Data coming from IoT devices can teach organizations new information about their customers – from how they interact with a product to how they might use it.
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