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Articles by Dave Wells

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What’s Up with Cloud Analytics? Summary
Dave Wells provides his answers to some of the questions that surround cloud analytics: What is the technology? What are the applications? What is the upside? What is the downside? Who are the vendors? What happens next?

Topics: Analytics, Business Intelligence, Cloud Computing

by Dave Wells | 4 comments
12-01-2009
Measuring Intangibles: Breaking Down Analytic Barriers Summary
Often, companies measure what is easy to measure rather than what is really needed for effective analytics. Dave Wells provides a comprehensive explanation of why it is necessary to change the focus from measuring outcomes to measuring influences.

Topics: Analytics, Business Intelligence, Business Analytics

by Dave Wells | 0 comments
09-03-2009
A Capability Model for Business Analytics, Part 3 Summary
In this final article of a three-part series, Dave Wells describes how the analytic capability assessment can be used to derive informative and actionable measures of analytic capability.

Topics: Analytics, Business Intelligence, Operational Business Intelligence, Business Analytics
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by Dave Wells | 0 comments
07-07-2009
A Capability Model for Business Analytics, Part 2 Summary
Dave Wells emphasizes that ideally the assessment of an organization’s analytic capabilities should be easy to perform yet provide informative results. He provides a suggested assessment process and tips for successful completion.

Topics: Analytics, Business Intelligence

by Dave Wells | 1 comment
06-09-2009
A Capability Model for Business Analytics, Part 1 Summary
Dave Wells explains a capability model is required to describe or quantify analytic capability in any meaningful way. This article, the first in a series, provides a top-level view of a capability model for business analytics.

Topics: Analytics, Business Intelligence, Operational Business Intelligence

by Dave Wells | 0 comments
04-28-2009
Business Analytics for Troubled Times Summary
Dave Wells explains that in this new and more difficult business climate, the questions are harder and the metrics need to be more robust.

Topics: Analytics, Business Intelligence

by Dave Wells | 0 comments
03-10-2009
Collaborative Analytics – An Emerging Practice Summary
Dave Wells explains why the old model of business analysis is about to change and describes how collaborative analytics can increase visibility of important business facts and improve alignment of decisions and actions across the entire business. He also looks at the available technologies and the challenges of collaborative practices.

Topics: Analytics, Collaboration, Operational Business Intelligence

by Dave Wells | 0 comments
01-20-2009
The Changing Face of Business Intelligence Summary
Dave Wells predicts that the next evolution of business intelligence will happen soon, it will happen quickly, and it will expose and overcome the self-delusion that is part of business analytics today.

Topics: Analytics, Business Intelligence, Operational Business Intelligence

by Dave Wells | 0 comments
11-18-2008
A Systems View of Business Analytics, Part 3 Summary
This third and final article of Dave Wells’ systems-thinking series examines stock-and-flow models – the systems thinking tool specifically designed to answer “how much.”

Topics: Analytics, Business Intelligence, Operational Business Intelligence

by Dave Wells | 0 comments
10-21-2008
A Systems View of Business Analytics, Part 2 Summary
In this second article of a three-part series, Dave Wells describes system archetypes – the recurring patterns that are found in systems – and illustrates how they relate to the patterns found in time-series analysis.

Topics: Analytics, Business Intelligence, Operational Business Intelligence, Management, Strategy

by Dave Wells | 0 comments
09-09-2008
A Systems View of Business Analytics, Part 1 Summary
In this first part of a three-part series, Dave Wells explains how systems thinking provides the cause-and-effect connection that is key to real analytic value derived through insight, understanding, reasoning, forecasting, innovation and learning.

Topics: Analytics, Business Intelligence, Operational Business Intelligence

by Dave Wells | 0 comments
08-05-2008
Where Are the Business Analysts? Summary
All of the technology, data, information, measures and metrics that we can deliver are useless without business analysts, but the quality of results and the evolution of business analyst as a profession are at risk.

Topics: Analytics, Business Intelligence

by Dave Wells | 0 comments
07-15-2008
Analytic Culture – Does It Matter? Summary
We can't create business intelligence culture. But we can, and we should, shape the culture that exists.

Topics: Analytics, Business Intelligence

by Dave Wells | 0 comments
06-03-2008
Gaining Insight through Analytics – It Takes More than OLAP Summary
What are the keys to real business insight? Dave Wells describes the nature of insight and what is required to gain true insight.

Topics: Analytics, Balanced Scorecard, Data Mining and Statistical Analysis, OLAP, Predictive Analytics, Dashboards

by Dave Wells | 0 comments
05-06-2008
Business Analytics – Getting the Point Summary
Analytics is about making a difference – providing the insight and understanding to support informed decisions and confident actions, and providing the feedback that is needed to create a learning organization.

Topics: Analytics, Business Intelligence

by Dave Wells | 0 comments
04-08-2008

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