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Smart Connected Products and Devices Generating the Data of the Revolution

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Smart Connected Products and Devices Generating the Data of the Revolution

The ‘big data’ generated by SCPs is business’ new core asset, and capability in analytics the key to unlocking trapped value from the aggregation of multiple data sources within new data lakes. For those who move quickly, there is the opportunity to significantly expand their current industry boundaries.

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Matching Amazon for Ambition

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Having a very clear view of your customers, their problems, the business you're in and how this may be restructured to deliver enhanced value has never been more critical. Agile startups are harnessing innovative technologies to disrupt, transcend and pick off the lucrative elements of businesses posing a threat to every industry. For Australian retailers, one of the greatest perceived threats is the imminent arrival of Amazon - no longer a startup but a behemoth - which continues to pursue a relentless program of agile, lean start up style experimentation as it strives to win across all categories of retail.  Amazon's ambition is to be the 'everything retailer', to generate more revenue that Walmart, and in order to do...

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From Facts, Data and Obersvations to Insights

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There has been a great deal written about how we now live in a 'post-truth' era where  facts and 'alternative facts' battle for mindshare. We're certainly in an age of information overload, where everyone has the ability to broadcast their opinions, and in which our multi-screening attention spans have been observed to have reduced to that of a goldfish*. When it comes to crafting strategy, it's vital to be able to separate facts, data and observations from opinions before you can begin to glean insights, from which you may derive real value. With attention span in mind, some concise definitions: Facts are information based on real occurrences; something that is actually the case. Statistics are used to summarise data...

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Big Data Visualisation by Design

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Having a very clear view of your customers and their problems has never been more critical. And in a connected, digital world, knowledge exists before the business question has been asked. That knowledge can be extracted and interpreted from the rivers of data that flow in increasing volume through social networks, ecommerce, and between and within organisations and a burgeoning number of internet connected devices. As digital transformation and flows accelerate, so does the challenge. Beyond extraction is the further challenge of interpreting and communicating the information gleaned in such a way that it has real impact on your audience, whether that be your stakeholders or customers. The goal of data visualization designers is to communicate...

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