Digging through messy data and doing numerous calculations just so you can submit a report or arrive at the result of your quarterly business development can sometimes be nigh impossible. After all, we are only human, and by the time we get to the other side of our spreadsheet equation, we have lost all sense of what we were trying to accomplish.
Finding insight within one data stream is a challenge. Finding insight from multiple streams can be significantly more so. The simple example? Two different databases created independently of each other that claim to capture the same kind of data. The larger the dataset, the more challenges we face aligning columns, de-duping content, making sure we don’t overwrite newer data with old data, and otherwise cleaning and preparing data for analysis. Ask anyone who has worked trying to align…Continue
Added by Anne Russell on March 30, 2015 at 4:00pm — No Comments