Enjoy the Benefits of Augmented Analytics!

What is Augmented Analytics and Can it Benefit My Business?

What is the difference between analytics and augmented analytics? The simple answer is this: augmented analytics provide sophisticated analytics tools in an easy-to-use environment that offers guidance and recommendations, and a natural language processing (NLP) interface that makes it possible for every business user to leverage the solution, no matter their technical or analytical skills or experience.

Self Serve Data Preparation: No Skills Required!

Self Service Data Preparation Takes the Complexity Out of Data Prep!

When asked about using an analytical solution to find and use data and make decisions, many business users feel insecure about the process required to get to the results. Data preparation has traditionally been the domain of a data scientist, a business analyst or an IT professional.

Don’t Overlook Training for Citizen Data Scientists!

What is a Citizen Data Scientist and How Do I Train and Transition My Team?

Citizen Data Scientists…the predicted future of the organization! Gartner and other technology research firms have predicted the rise of Citizen Data Scientists as a way to complement and optimize data scientists and to democratize data and improve data literacy across the enterprise.

Smarten Announces an Innovative eLearning Course, ‘Be a Citizen Data Scientist – Aspire, Inspire, Become’

Smarten is pleased to announce the introduction of its eLearning Workshop, Be a Citizen Data Scientist – Aspire, Inspire, Become. This online course is designed to provide a solid foundation for one’s business and, more importantly, for those members of the team who may be considering as early adopters or champions of the Citizen Data Scientist transformation within their organization.

Research Studies Reveal Shortcomings in Many Data Literacy Projects: Don’t Let This Happen to You!

Research Studies Reveal Shortcomings in Many Data Literacy Projects: Don’t Let This Happen to You!

Data Literacy is a hot topic in business today.

As businesses struggle to remain competitive and to do more with less, every enterprise is looking for a way to optimize resources, and to get the most out of every team member. To do that, the business management team must leverage the knowledge and skills of each team member as those skills relate to their role and their responsibilities. Businesses must use team member knowledge gleaned from experience and education and merge that knowledge with data and analytics to make context-based, data-driven decisions.

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Analytics for Data Scientists and Business Users!

Business Users and Data Scientists Need Analytics Tools!

Analytics for All: You Can Serve Business Users AND Data Scientists!

I hope you would agree that every team member in your business is an important and valuable resource. When we talk, in the tech world, about self-serve apps and the concept of cascading analytics to everyone in the organization, managers and team members start to get nervous.

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Citizen Data Scientists Rule!

What’s So Great About Citizen Data Scientists?

Why Should Your Business Users Want to Become Citizen Data Scientists?

You have probably heard a lot about the benefits of transforming business users into Citizen Data Scientists by deploying an advanced analytics platform. Let’s say you did your homework and found just the right solution so that all your needs are met and your business users can happily embrace the solution and become empowered – and in so doing, add value and accountability to your organization.

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You Can Have BI Tools AND R Integration!

Look for a BI Solution with R Integration!

Business Intelligence and R Scripting Integration!

When you choose a BI tool that is appropriate for your business users, you may be focused on ease-of-use and on Citizen Data Scientist and data democratization and data literacy initiatives but, don’t forget your analysts, data scientists and IT team members!

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Analytics Translator? Citizen Data Scientist? What is the Difference?

Analytics Translator? Citizen Data Scientist? What is the Difference?

There is a new business role on the horizon and, at first glance, it may seem very much like a role that was introduced a few short years ago. This new enterprise role is known as an ‘Analytics Translator’ and, while there is some confusion regarding the distinction between this role and the newly minted Citizen Data Scientist or Citizen Analyst, there are some subtle but important differences. In a previous article (What is an Analytics Translator and Why is the Role Important to Your Organization?), we discussed the definition of an Analytics Translator. Here, we will discuss the role of Citizen Data Scientist and Analytics Translator and how they differ. To understand these roles, let’s look first at the somewhat more familiar role of Citizen Data Scientist (AKA Citizen Analyst).

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