IT Is Not Analytics. Here’s Why

A CEO that I worked for once gave me the following feedback when I proudly sent him an Excel file containing the data that he had asked me for less than an hour prior:

Never give me data.  Only provide me with information. This was one of the most valuable lessons that I have ever learned, and I have since taken it to heart each and every time I am tasked with turning raw enterprise data into digestible information.  That afternoon, I was sent back to the drawing board to create summaries and metrics from the raw data, which helped us to better understand transit times and claims rates for a client we had been providing with logistics services.

Author: Greg Olson

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