Avoiding Analytics Shelfware

Shelfware is software that goes unused or underused after purchase. This blog is about sharing ideas and experiences that you can use to ensure that your Business Intelligence software doesn’t turn into shelfware. Having made countless software sales, I have seen my share of clients who ended up not using the software they purchased. Or,[…]

Definition of “Data Driven”

Being data-driven means that when it comes to making decisions in your business, data is considered along with knowledge, experience and intuition. Relying only on data, as in some baseball stories, is unwise. So is relying only on gut-feel. Data can be misinterpreted in so many ways that it is important to examine it in[…]

Crain’s Detroit Article: “Crime-fighting strength in numbers: Data becomes secret weapon for community”

Here’s an article from Crain’s Detroit by Nathan Skid about CompStat. The article describes how the Detroit police, businesses and community leaders are using data analysis for crime fighting: Some quotes from the article: “One tactic is having detailed — and frequent — crime analysis, down to the city block level.” “Every two weeks, a[…]