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Are All BI Tools and Solution Suitable for Business Users?
All Business Intelligence Solutions are Not Alike! There is a lot to business intelligence and it is easy to get lost in the details but, if you want to promote a self-serve BI environment for your users, you will want to have a good understanding of your product options. Look for a solution that offers key performance indicator analytics, with an easy-to-personalize KPI dashboard. Look for business intelligence reporting tools that allow for drill down, drill through, and produce attractive, clear, concise reports that can be easily shared and that are accessible on mobile devices with diverse sizes and screen resolution.
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Do Citizen Data Scientists Mark the Death of Data Scientists?

Do Citizen Data Scientists Mark the Death of Data Scientists?
To be successful in business, every organization must find a way to accurately forecast and predict the future of its market, and its internal operations, and better understand the buying behavior of its customers and prospects. With the democratization of business intelligence and the advent of self-serve business intelligence tools, organizations hope to encourage and create Citizen Data Scientists and enable the average business user to leverage sophisticated predictive algorithms and BI tools without the expertise and skill of a trained data scientist. This approach allows users who are not statisticians, data scientists, programmers or analysts to leverage self-service tools to confidently make business decisions, share data, and reports and present data in a way that allows the organization to identify trends, patterns, opportunities and challenges.
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Citizen Data Scientists? Yay or Nay?

Citizen Data Scientists? Yay or Nay?
It seems that everyone today is talking about Citizen Data Scientists. For some organizations the concept is perhaps frightening. The term may conjure up images of novices trying to do the work of someone with years of training and failing miserably in the process. For others, the image may be of an organization run amuck with business users leveraging sophisticated advanced analytics tools to create and share data that may be misinterpreted or distributed improperly.
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Citizen Data Scientists Benefit the Biz

Smarten Self Serve BI Creates Citizen Data Scientists
If you are interested in, or work in, technology, you are familiar with Gartner and its analysis and predictions for the world-wide technology landscape. One of the key predictions Gartner has made in the past few years is the advent and growth of data democracy and the increasing importance of Citizen Data Scientists.
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Data Democracy Encourages Social BI and Creates Citizen Data Scientists

ejbi-blog-aprilDemocracy is a great thing! The more involved people are, the more they understand, the better decisions they can make for themselves and for everyone else AND they can make a better contribution as well. Data Democratization works the same way. In years past, businesses thought that only senior management needed to understand the strategy and direction of the company but employees and team members lacked the knowledge to make the right decisions and become a great asset to the organization.
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White Paper: Citizen Data Scientists Engender Business Success

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This white paper discusses the emergence and importance of Citizen Data Scientists and the role of self-serve data preparation, smart data visualization and plug n’ play predictive analysis in transforming business users into Citizen Data Scientists. Organizations must integrate data from disparate sources, and provide sophisticated, yet easy-to-use tools that recommend report presentations and visualization formats and clearly identify trends to support precise analysis. ###Details >
 

Welcome, Citizen Data Scientists

Citizen Data Scientists I recently attended a business intelligence conference and I was reminded how important data democratization is for every company. One of the most important things to consider is how crucial it is to give your business users good, easy-to-use tools for smart visualization, plug n’ play predictive analysis and self-serve data preparation. It is one thing to SAY you want your business users empowered and accountable. It is another to expect them to use tools that are designed for IT or analysts or to leverage dashboards that are restrictive and frustrating.
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Achieve Data Democratization with the Right Self-Serve BI Tool

Data democracy
Data democratization does not involve the process of diversifying data so that there is something for everyone. It involves the democratization of meaningful ACCESS to data! If you don’t think your business users need data, you need to think about the tasks you assign these users every day. We live in an era of employee accountability and empowerment and most enterprises have already realized the need for access to data and the ways in which business users can leverage this data to fulfill their role, accomplish activities and sustain performance.
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