Managing Performance in the Cloud for Remote Teams

Team and unit performance assessments play a key role when it comes to growing a business. When conducted appropriately, such evaluations can prove to deliver a treasure trove of critical information to help run your organization’s core operations more efficiently. They also may be very useful in improving employee retention rates and keeping your staff […]

Where Do You Fall in the Data Maturity Curve?

The data maturity curve, otherwise referred to as the data maturity modeling, is a business tool measure that can determine just how advanced your data culture is.  An optimal data maturity level is the state where data has been intricately woven into the fabric of your company’s day-to-day functions. At this stage, data is deeply […]

Graphs, Charts, and Visualizations with Meaning

One of my favorite uses of visualization is Charles Joseph Minard’s map of Napoleon’s disastrous Russian campaign of 1812. In fact, I have a framed version of it hanging just outside of my office. The graphic is notable for its representation in two dimensions of six types of data: the number of Napoleon’s troops; distance; […]

Fishing versus Catching

Back when I started fishing, learning a new lake was a daunting task.  I would order topographic maps via mail order and pour over them for weeks, call local bait shops to ask about fishing conditions, hire a guide for a day to two to learn the local techniques, mark all of the ‘hot spots’ […]

6 Data Trends That Are Driving Competition In 2021 & Beyond

Managing and growing a business in 2021 can feel like navigating a wild new frontier. The massive shifts to online and work-from-home (WFH) business, as well as the rapid increase in digital eCommerce capabilities, have left many business owners’ heads spinning. With more data coming in and out of a company than ever before, knowing […]

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