7 Habits of Highly Effective Data Analysis

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It takes a while to learn highly effective Data Analysis, but developing some good habits can help speed along the process immensely. Some excellent habits to get into include: 1. Value simplicity of analysis over fancy algorithms 2. Value more data sources over more data 3. Value familiar tools over the latest shiny tools 4. Value insight and investment over…

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Dealing with Increasing Governance and Compliance Regulations through IT

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Governance, risk management and compliance (GRC) are intrinsically and unavoidably linked, with each of the three disciplines creating information of value to the other two. Any fragmentation within this ecosystem can have consequences for businesses that range from inefficiency and unnecessary cost all the way through to outright disaster. As a result, a coordinated, unified and…

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The 3 Most Practical Big Data Use Cases Of 2016

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Big Data is sexy. Data scientists are the unicorns of the job market right now. Some days, it feels as though we are living right on the edge of some science fiction utopian future. But unicorns and sci-fi aside, for businesses, implementing something like a big data strategy has to be more than sexy: it has…

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How Mature is your Internal Audit Team?

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Anu Sood asks just how mature is your organisation’s Internal Audit team? The IIA Research Foundation has recently released a global benchmark report that examines the maturity of internal audit departments. Benchmarking the maturity of internal audit departments helps build strategies to develop these departments and reach desired audit-quality levels. The report discusses the following key indicators:…

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Big Data, business analytics to hit $203bn by 2020

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Last month we reported that Big Data was expected to hit $72bn (£54bn per annum) by 2020. Today we see another, global, report providing some vastly inflated figures: the Big Data and business analytics (BDA) market is predicted to hit $203bn (£159bn) in the year 2020, up from $130.1bn (£102bn) in 2016, according to research firm…

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