Taming the data beast

| 30 October 2018 | Others

The digital company and analytics are not synonyms. The common denominator is the acquisition, transformation and use of information. Digitisation of business processes has a profound impact on how businesses are run and on where and how analytics are being used to optimize those business processes. The flood of information,... keep on reading

Data and AI in an analytical world

| 28 June 2018 | Others
Illustration with the article 'Data and AI in an analytical world'
Artificial Intelligence (AI) has had a long history up until now, remaining in university labs for a number of years before coming of age. Today, connectivity and computing power have reached a turning point where it is viable to apply algorithms locally. This opens up a whole new set of applications, some of which will make... keep on reading

Connecting people in connected architecture


Data related initiatives are often laborious. Obtaining, adapting and maintaining information solutions takes more effort than you would like. The through time of projects is increasing. In the series “the complexity of data projects” I explained what causes this. One of the consequences is that the call for data... keep on reading

The life cycle of analytical information (epilogue)


Promoting analytical solutions from the development and test phases through to the stable production stage is a search. It works just that little bit differently from reporting and analysis environments based on data warehouses, as the responsibilities are often organised in a decentral way. The question “how do I know... keep on reading

Connected architecture framework: emphasis on the organisation of data


Architectural approaches in the BI, analytics and data work fields, emphasise ‘what’ you should do. These approaches are technically based. They are all about blueprints and relevant methods. They prescribe how you should implement the solutions, the rules for data modelling and data logistics and how you can ensure that... keep on reading

Creating tailwind for your data organisation

Wind mee voor de data organisatie organiseren
Data gets value by applying the insights derived from it. Therefore, the responsibility for organising data is with the people who apply the insights. They know what information they need. The BI departments, BI competency centres, analytics departments and IT departments of most organisations struggle with organising... keep on reading

How connected architecture came into being

Together exploring an unknown future
The story which we tell in  “Connected Architecture: the end of information chaos” is founded in the convictions we have built up by practical experience in the many projects which we have carried out.  Our view on the world of data Changeability in organisations and their environments has grown. That is unlikely... keep on reading

Connected architecture: the end of information chaos

Illustration depicting a connected data landscape
— written by Marnix Dalebout and Martijn ten Napel We live in an age where data technology is developing at an accelerated pace. The massive increase in information and its possible applications have led to an increase in complexity and information chaos. We see a lot of companies struggling with their data use.... keep on reading

The answer to complexity is not more complexity (5/5)

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I started with the question why it is so difficult to get a grip on information projects. To unravel this question, I started looking at how information is used, what this means for the interaction between information consumers and information producers and how context can increase the complexity in an interaction... keep on reading

The role of context: the source of all complexity (4/5)


The question of what differentiates BI or analytics from other data uses has always interested me. I think that I am now able to answer the question quite simply: we deal with context differently. Data is used to gain insights into where we stand with our organisations, how effortless or cumbersome the operational processes... keep on reading

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