The Source Top 5 – September 2014

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September, 2014

Here’s the monthly installment of The Source Top 5, where CorSource brings you the best items we discovered this month in the world of Business Intelligence and Analytics. Enjoy!

(1) Results from PWC’s 2014 data and analytics survey, the art and science of decision-making
From global consultancy, PWC, comes an interesting look at how leaders combine their instincts with hard data for big decisions. “Big decisions” are defined as those that will change the direction of the company, beyond everyday decisions.

(2) Managing big data: the two biggest mistakes companies make
Do you collect data indiscriminately (specifically Big Data) or categorize it in a way that leaves no room for exploration? If so, read this.

(3) The future of analytics
A few brains in Business Intelligence in the Northwest summarize their findings and predictions for the future of analytics including decision automation.

(4) Different types of analysis with BI
This excellent white paper from CorSource partner, Information Builders, covers a range of areas around analyzing data including data visualization, data discovery and dashboarding.

(5) The Most Exciting Professions for a Big Data World
If we were starting over our careers and had a technical bent, we agree, these sound very exciting and promising for the foreseeable future.