To create value from data, you do need a big data strategy – right? Well, actually, probably not. According to Gartner, the ‘all-encompassing data strategy’ fails around 60% of the time. In fact, Gartner have even stopped publishing a Big Data ‘Hype Cycle’ (their measure of maturity and adoption of technologies).
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As a word fractal is not frequently used in conversation. As a concept fractal is frequently present in our lives. Its presence is evident in nature. The concept of a fractal was established in large part by the work of Benoit Mandelbrot, a mathematician whose work covered a wide and diverse number of disciplines. Perhaps the most notable example of how he established the concept of a fractal was his study of England’s coastlines.
Data visualization – or graphing – is one of the hottest buzzwords in FP&A today… right up there with “big data” and “predictive analytics”. It can certainly be an immensely powerful tool for helping your audience grasp your most important points.
Less than a quarter of a Financial Analyst’s time is spent with high value-add analysis - this is a finding of a survey run by SAP. Although the survey is 5 years old, it’s still relevant, the percentage may even have shrunk further as the amount of data to be analysed and reported on keeps increasing.