11/23/201600:00:24] With increasing adoption of cloud-based services, there is a growing data fragmentation problem. The problem is particularly severe for small businesses & startups which rely on SaaS (Software-as-a-service) applications. Many organizations attempt to build custom reports and database solutions. Unlike the vibrant open-source culture for application code, the analytics world suffers from a lack of reusable reports. Even in 2016, an open source solution is not on the horizon. Part of the reason is custom rules embedded in the business processes. Can analytics marketplace be an intermediate solution? The founders of Rocketgraph think so.
Data visualization blogosphere is filled with great ideas and inspiration. What is missing is the candid conversations about the limitations of data. Unfortunately, finding quality content on this topic is like finding a needle in a haystack. So, when one of the greatest thought leaders in SaaS data world wrote on this topic, I feel obligated to share it with you. Here is Tomasz Tunguz on the limitations of data.
Self-service has been a buzzword in the analytics industry for the last few years. While the self-service movement has been instrumental in bringing about rapid decision making and empowering business users get answers to their data questions, one has to be aware of the key skills still required. Stephen Few highlights this important foundation of building a data-driven culture.
Subscribing to email newsletters written by experts on growth and analytics is a great way to learn. Here are five newsletters that stand out from the rest. Written by entrepreneurs, data scientists, growth marketers and venture capitalists, each one offers unique insight into the process of using data to make better decisions and build a better company.