Our world revolves around data – its collection and analysis, as well as the opportunities it presents. In today’s competitive, fast-paced and often-saturated marketplaces, organisations having comprehensive, holistic oversight of their own data is business-critical. Failure to do so can result in poor business decisions, lost market share, an inability to adapt to supply or […]
What is data storage management?
In our digital world, businesses generate and use vast amounts of data every single day. Spanning everything from commercially sensitive customer details to confidential financial records, this data must be managed and stored efficiently, effectively, and securely. This is where data storage management comes in. It is a crucial component of any organisation’s IT infrastructure, […]
Data visualisation: giving data greater meaning
Presenting raw data often isn’t the best way to articulate ideas, trace patterns and convey meaning. While they may be accurate, when viewed in isolation, numbers and figures don’t tell much of a story – or, if they do, certainly not always an engaging one. We all engage with visual representations of numbers and data […]
What are the five types of data analytics?
Business leaders are increasingly aware of the power and wisdom of data-driven decision-making. In the right hands, data translates into valuable information that can be used to any business end – from spotting patterns in customer buying behaviour, to highlighting business opportunities, to optimising customer service experiences. In short, it enhances both short-term and long-term, […]
Clustering and cluster analysis: an explainer
Clustering is a technique used in several areas of computer science – such as machine learning, artificial intelligence, data analysis, and data mining – to group similar data points based on the information contained within them, such as characteristics or features. This approach is particularly useful when dealing with large-scale datasets that contain unstructured, unlabelled, […]