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How to Improve Your Business Intelligence with a Lesson from Chess

How to Improve Your Business Intelligence with a Lesson from Chess

Don’t worry, you don’t have to learn the game of chess to excel at business intelligence. But let me share a quick story.

In 1997, Deep Blue, the chess-playing computer developed by IBM, beat Garry Kasparov, the reigning world chess champion. Many believed the question of who is smarter, humans or computers, had been answered.

I would argue the answer of who is smartest was answered eight years later.

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5 Tips for Delivering Data Metrics That Deliver Results

5 Tips for Delivering Data Metrics That Deliver Results

Your success is dependent upon delivering data metrics that deliver results.

This may sound strange coming from a Business Intelligence Specialist, but data is simply a means to an end. It's a powerful means, but still just a means to an end.

What is that end? Making better decisions and taking smarter action.

I help companies improve their business intelligence. One of the first things I do is clarify their data analysis requirements. If you simply ask them what data metrics they need, they usually hand over a digital or printed report. They'll tell you they need it replaced or modified with a few, or many, additional columns.

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