SEP 4, 2013 2:13pm ET

Related Links

IBM Watson Takes Computing Capabilities to Next Level
August 29, 2014
Data Governance in Insurance Carriers
August 28, 2014
Frost & Sullivan: RFID Systems ‘Indispensable’ to Manufacturing
August 28, 2014

Web Seminars

Why Data Virtualization Can Save the Data Warehouse
September 17, 2014
Essential Guide to Using Data Virtualization for Big Data Analytics
September 24, 2014

Is Embracing Analytics a Rush to Judgment?


Allow me to take a contrarian view to the rapid interest in applying analytics. Have we seen this kind of story before? Is there a rush to judgment that analytics is the elusive cure-all magic potion or panacea that management has been seeking in order to achieve extraordinary high performance?

Get access to this article and thousands more...

All Information Management articles are archived after 7 days. REGISTER NOW for unlimited access to all recently archived articles, as well as thousands of searchable stories. Registered Members also gain access to:

  • Full access to including all searchable archived content
  • Exclusive E-Newsletters delivering the latest headlines to your inbox
  • Access to White Papers, Web Seminars, and Blog Discussions
  • Discounts to upcoming conferences & events
  • Uninterrupted access to all sponsored content, and MORE!

Already Registered?


Comments (2)
In business we are either transacting, interacting or analyzing. Can't really get around that.

Analytics is not something new. It has always been a part of business. In fact, it's a life-defining process to respond to (i.e. analyze)external and internal stimuli. It may not always be a very formalized process, but it is unavoidable to do. It's too natural an event.

The problem is "analysis paralysis." At what point does extent and speed of analysis cause us to be dysfunctional. Do we spend less time acting and more time analyzing...or too little time analyzing or doing it properly. I would argue, balance is the goal.

Posted by Peter P | Thursday, September 05 2013 at 11:16AM ET
Excellent points. I agree with you that there are many business fads but analytics is most likely here to stay.
Posted by Jeff N | Saturday, September 14 2013 at 12:45PM ET
Add Your Comments:
You must be registered to post a comment.
Not Registered?
You must be registered to post a comment. Click here to register.
Already registered? Log in here
Please note you must now log in with your email address and password.
Login  |  My Account  |  White Papers  |  Web Seminars  |  Events |  Newsletters |  eBooks
Please note you must now log in with your email address and password.