data literacy

Governing Self-Service BI

A few weeks ago, I wrote the first of three posts on my key takeaways from the Gartner Analytics conference. The first message focused on Organizing the Chaos. It’s taken me a bit longer than anticipated to write post no 2 on governing self-service BI. However, hopefully it was worth the wait because I will tie back to a post I wrote on Spotfire Skills – Historically Speaking. In this week’s post, I will explain more about the skills users will need to have in the immediate future. Read on to find out what you can do to put a guard rail around self-service analytics.

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Key Messages from the Gartner Analytics Conference

Last week, I attended the Gartner Analytics conference in Orlando. It was my first time attending a Gartner event. Granted, I have previously read their research. The scale of the event impressive. The speakers were top-notch, and the content was relevant to the challenges I deal with every day. To summarize the most important things learned, I developed 3 key messages from Gartner. They contextualize the 7 presentations I attended into important themes important for analytics at any company. Read on if…

  • Your company is struggling with delivering data to users in a timely fashion.
  • You would like to use analytics to be more innovative.
  • Your analytics environment seems confusing and chaotic.

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