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23 reasons to get excited about data


In a lot of ways, data gets a bad rap. Businesses have been collecting and analyzing data for decades. As a result, simply saying “data” is enough to conjure images of someone poring over a thick stack of spreadsheets, manually going through row after row to identify trends and figure out what to do with them. Who can really get excited about that? Not me.

The thing is, data doesn’t deserve its reputation. It’s the spreadsheets, the reports in table form, the tiny numbers on paper or on a screen that are daunting. Data itself has value because without it, we’re limited to making decisions based on instinct or gut feel. Occasionally, that might work out, much like how a broken 12-hour clock is right two times a day.

Data analysis technology makes it possible to make immediate decisions based on facts and sound statistics, giving companies a leg up on their competition. And what business doesn’t love competitive advantage?

So, basically, data is not boring. Data is exciting, especially if you get something out of it. Check out this e-book for 23 reasons for you to get excited about data with insightful commentary from a group of great social media influencers, who we call the Watson Analytics Predictioneers.

 

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Laurie Tetsworth Sep 06, 2016

Is there a presentation format, and a presenter? We are looking for a main tent speaker for an ISV User Conference at end of Oct after WoW. This would be a great.

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Forsyth Alexander Sep 07, 2016

Hi, Laurie! The e-book was done by a third party for us and the co-authors were our Watson Analytics social media influencers. I’ll talk to our social media strategist to see if any of them would be interested in presenting. Stay tuned!

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Warren Erspamer Aug 08, 2016

Thanks for the good info!

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Forsyth Alexander Aug 08, 2016

You’re welcome. Please drop by anytime. We add new blogs every week.

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