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Kartik Patel's Blog (31)

Self-Serve Data Prep Tools Can Optimize SME Business Budgets and Resources

Small and medium sized businesses (SMEs) often find it difficult to balance the day-to-day need for data with the cost of employing data scientists or professional analysts to help with forecasting, analysis, data preparation…

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Added by Kartik Patel on September 5, 2021 at 10:00pm — No Comments

Elegant Entrepreneur: I QUIT! What Happens After You Resign

This is the second and final article in the 'I Quit' series. These articles are meant to provide you with some insight into the resignation process from an employer perspective. In this article, I will discuss what happens (or should happen) after you tell your manager you are leaving the company.

 

As I mentioned in the first article, entitled,…

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Added by Kartik Patel on August 26, 2021 at 3:00am — No Comments

The Important Components of Augmented Analytics

When it comes to the new world of analytics, the augmented analytics approach allows business users with no data science background to readily access and use analytics in an intuitive way. There are some important aspects of this approach, including auto machine learning, natural language processing (NLP) and intuitive search…

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Added by Kartik Patel on July 7, 2021 at 12:00am — No Comments

Using Predictive Analytics to Understand Your Business Future

How accurate is predictive analytics? Is it worth using for my business? How can forecasting and prediction help me in such an uncertain environment? These are all valid questions and they are they are questions your business (and your fellow business owners) must grapple with to understand the value of planning and analytical tools.

While predictive…

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Added by Kartik Patel on June 27, 2021 at 11:00pm — 1 Comment

Clickless Analytics is the Future of Business User Analytics

If your business is trying to incorporate data analytics into the fabric of day-to-day work, you will need to get your users to adopt analytical tools. The way forward is not all that complicated. The solution you choose must take an augmented analytics approach, one that includes simple search analytics, ala Google search. Natural Language Processing (NLP)…

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Added by Kartik Patel on June 17, 2021 at 8:30pm — No Comments

The Right Foundation Will Ensure Citizen Data Scientist Success

When you take on the mantle of Citizen Data Scientist, there is a lot to process! Much of the reason business users feel overwhelmed at the idea of the Citizen Data Scientist role is the anticipation of having to learn new tools and techniques to analyze data.

 

“I am not a data scientist”, “I don’t understand analytics”, “this new role…

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Added by Kartik Patel on June 7, 2021 at 8:24pm — No Comments

What COVID-19 Has Taught Us About the Importance of Digital Transformation in Business

The Corona Virus (COVID-19) has taught us many hard lessons, not the least of which is the importance of being prepared, the importance of anticipating what may be just around the corner, and the importance of being able to theorize, hypothesize and predict. All of these skills are amply supplied by data scientists and analysts. But, in today’s world, it is…

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Added by Kartik Patel on May 11, 2021 at 9:00pm — No Comments

Data Warehouse, Data Lake, Data Mart, Data Hub A Definition of Terms

In today’s business environment, most organizations are overwhelmed with data and looking for a way to tame the data overload and make it more manageable to help team members gather and analyze data and make the most of the information contained within the walls of the enterprise. When a business enters the domain of data management, it can often get…

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Added by Kartik Patel on May 3, 2021 at 8:28pm — No Comments

Data Agility and 'Popularity' vs. Data Quality in Self-Serve BI and Analytics

One of the most valuable aspects of self-serve business intelligence is the opportunity it provides for data and analytical sharing among business users within the organization. When business users adopt true self-serve BI tools like Plug n' Play Predictive Analysis,…

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Added by Kartik Patel on March 22, 2021 at 9:10pm — No Comments

Give Your Business Users Simple Augmented Analytics

When you launch an analytics solution within your enterprise, you are probably concerned about getting your business users to adopt that solution. If you can’t engage the business user and achieve user adoption, your return on investment (ROI) will be poor!  But, it is important to understand that the right augmented analytics solution can provide the…

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Added by Kartik Patel on February 25, 2021 at 9:17pm — No Comments

Plug n' Play Predictive Analysis for Business User Data Prototyping

Whether your business is a small, single location brick and mortar enterprise or a large, multi-facility organization that spans the global market, you need access to sophisticated, easy-to-use business intelligence tools in order to compete in local, regional and global markets.

When organizations undertake the process of researching and…

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Added by Kartik Patel on February 22, 2021 at 2:54am — No Comments

Plug n' Play Predictive Analysis for Business User Data Prototyping

Whether your business is a small, single location brick and mortar enterprise or a large, multi-facility organization that spans the global market, you need access to sophisticated, easy-to-use business intelligence tools in order to compete in local, regional and global markets.

When organizations undertake the process of researching and…

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Added by Kartik Patel on February 22, 2021 at 2:30am — No Comments

The Journey to Citizen Data Scientist Must Include New Workflow and Processes

Gartner has rightfully predicted the rise of Citizen Data Scientists. Coming from the ranks of business users, Citizen Data Scientists continue to function in their primary roles and fulfill their responsibilities as they take on the tasks of aligning with Digital Transformation initiatives and improving data literacy. Their new role does require that…

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Added by Kartik Patel on February 16, 2021 at 8:30pm — No Comments

NLP Makes Every Business User More Comfortable with Analytics

 Natural Language Processing Defeats User Trepidation About Augmented Analytics

Your business users probably fight you on improving data literacy and on implementing digital transformation. Many business users have a fear of analytics and envision having to become a business analyst or a data scientist in order to…

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Added by Kartik Patel on February 15, 2021 at 3:00am — No Comments

Your eCommerce Pros Can Easily Use Augmented Analytics

eCommerce and online shopping businesses employ professionals in many roles including sales managers, marketing professionals, social media experts, product and service professionals and others. Together, every role in a business is designed to create a team that will ensure business success and, with eCommerce exploding, it is easy to think…

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Added by Kartik Patel on February 15, 2021 at 3:00am — No Comments

Can Smart Data Visualization Help My Business Users?

If you want your business users to have access to analytics tools that are easy enough for the average user to understand, you will want to select augmented analytics that are easy to use with guidance and recommendations to help the user achieve the results they want AND help the user understand those results once they finish the…

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Added by Kartik Patel on February 1, 2021 at 2:56am — No Comments

Are You Excited About Getting Vaccinated? Don’t Let Overconfidence Make You A Super Spreader!

The global pandemic of 2020 has been challenging in many ways. As world, community and health organizations struggle to collaborate on strategies and to provide supplies and direction to citizens, each resident, refugee, adult, child, teacher, essential worker, healthcare provider, business owner, employee, neighbor and parent must make an individual decision…

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Added by Kartik Patel on January 7, 2021 at 4:33am — No Comments

Do Citizen Data Scientists Need Special Analytics Tools?

Data Scientists Focus On Strategy, Citizen Data Scientists Deliver Daily!

When Gartner talks about expanding data analytics to business users, they also talk about how the analytical tools must be suitable for business users. If a business wants to implement a Citizen Data Scientist initiative and encourage their business users to…

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Added by Kartik Patel on December 16, 2020 at 3:18am — No Comments

What Gets You the Job? Skill or Attitude?

My business success is very important to me and, while I have many management responsibilities, I really try to focus on the people we hire. They are the heart and soul of our company and they are the engine of our business. I try to interview many of the employees we hire because I value the team concept and the contribution of every person. I also want to…

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Added by Kartik Patel on December 10, 2020 at 11:30pm — 2 Comments

What Are Citizen Data Scientists and Can They Improve the Quality of Business Intelligence?

Citizen Data Scientists represent a new breed of business analysts – a group of individuals with diverse business responsibilities and training, who wield sophisticated analytical tools, and employ complex methods of analysis to improve business results – all without the training or assistance of data scientists or IT team members. Citizen Data Scientists are business users who leverage the knowledge…

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Added by Kartik Patel on November 28, 2020 at 12:03am — No Comments

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