"There are only two types of companies: those that have been hacked and those that will be." – Robert Mueller, FBI Director, 2012.
There is an explosion of data coming from every level of the organization, and customers and citizens from across the globe. This data is an asset with considerable economic and societal value. When used for big data analytics the insights will revolutionize how you do business. However, if you don't understand the risks and your obligations, your biggest asset could turn into your greatest liability.
In this five-article series, we provide you with a whole-of-business view of your responsibilities and the risks to consider when accessing, obtaining, using and storing personal data. We'll also provide tips, strategic thinking and tactical actions to help you protect your organisation against breaches and maintain your 'license to operate' in the future.
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Using advanced predictive analytics to drive financial success.
The role of Chief Financial Officer (CFO) continues to evolve in Asia-Pacific as the demands from the business shift and change. The CFO must become a futurist; must rise above transactional responsibilities and use data and advanced analytics to forecast and shape the future.
In this five-article series, you’ll be guided through the art of the possible to get true value from your data and analytics initiatives. You’ll understand what is required from a business and technical perspective to begin or move your organisation through your analytics evolution, giving you the power to be the predictive indicator of financial success across the organisation.
What’s next for the changing role of the CFO?
- CFO getting value from data and analytics
- The key to success for the analytics-driven CFO
- Barriers to becoming an analytics-driven CFO
- Three steps to becoming an analytics-driven CFO
- Driving change to an analytics-driven culture
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Lead by a $500M investment in analytics over the last 24 months and 27 acquisitions, including C3, EY has been named a worldwide IDC MarketScape leader in business analytics consulting and systems integration (C&SI) services. Enabling organizations to derive true value from their data and analytics initiatives, EY helps bridge the gap from data to insights to action by focusing on the human element of analytics.
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Many organizations are still struggling to derive value from their data and analytics initiatives and capabilities. What separates the leaders in data and analytics excellence from those organizations struggling with their programs? There is a segment of executives in this survey by EY and Forbes Insights whose enterprises have achieved higher levels of maturity. These leading organizations are seeing competitive advantage as a result of their data and analytics initiatives. Their experiences, practices and results provide a road map for other organizations to consider on their own analytics journeys.
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Setting up a successful Data Science capability is no small feat, and even harder, is to ensure continued business value generation from it. Our key insight is that to be successful, organisations need to answer five fundamental questions. Though there is no universal answer to these questions, the most successful Data Science organisations answer these questions differently as they move up the Data Science maturity curve.
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In today's world, citizens are becoming increasingly demanding as they expect more from government departments and organizations and change the way they interact with those same organizations; looking for faster, easier service, when and where it's convenient for them.
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Customers are becoming more demanding as they change the way they interact with organizations; looking for faster, easier ways to engage, when and where it’s convenient for them. Analytically oriented businesses understand, and adapt to, their customers’ journeys leaving behind businesses that ask them to wait in bricks & mortar shop fronts or to stay on hold for lengthy periods of time in call centers. If businesses aren’t meeting their demands, and managing the experience in a way that engages them, customers are moving to competitors that can.
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8am, Thursday 2 April, 2015. We are pleased to advise that EY’s acquisition of the C3 group of companies is now complete. The two organizations now join forces to deliver one of the most powerful advanced analytics and enterprise intelligence teams in the Asia-Pacific region.
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We are pleased to advise that EY has agreed to acquire the C3 group of companies consisting of C3 Business Solutions, C3 Products and IMC. This will see the two organizations join forces to deliver one of the most powerful advanced analytics and enterprise intelligence teams in the Asia-Pacific region.
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We predict the top 10 winners of the 2014 La Vuelta cycling tour using predictive analytics and we show you the results we achieved. We were able to accurately predict the top four places in our highest probability category. It would have been five of the top 10 had one of the favorites, Quintana, not retired due to injury (after two crashes). Only one finished outside the top 10.
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Using advanced analytics on Strava cycling data, we identified key cycling corridors from all directions in the Melbourne metropolitan area. Using our findings, we animated the cycling commuters along these corridors, by hour from 5am to 8pm, to help visualize the road usage and how cyclists traveled on these roads.
This animated visualization shows how cyclist commuting trends changed over the course of the day.
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EYC3 Managing Partner, Conrad Bates, talks about how to future proof your IM investment.
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Historically, the majority of information management projects have been driven out of the office of the CFO. Now however, there is a definite trend towards direct conversations with other lines of business. This whitepaper talks about how the CFO can maintain rigor and discipline around performance management and impart that knowledge successfully to his C-Suite counter.
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Today, the availability of low-cost intelligent sensors, networked mobile devices and wireless networks is enabling data-driven decisions in domains that historically relied on intuitive problem solving. Read why a competitive strategy centered on analytics must be underpinned by an information architecture that can source, store, fuse and analyse sensor data in a cost-effective and timely manner.
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When moving to an agile approach within your data driven projects there are a number of key elements that you must consider during this process. View the checklist that we use with clients to identify potential areas that will require extra attention and focus.
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The data explosion over recent years has seen a demand for information to be collected and crunched at a faster pace, leaving the traditional data warehouse unable to keep pace with the changing data landscape. Data Vault Modelling is a more recent hybrid approach, which gathers data from multiple sources and is specifically designed to be resilient to environmental changes.
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The role of the product owner in an agile team is vital to success. They literally ‘own the product’ from the business perspective and play a pivotal role in the development team/s output. This representative from the business is responsible for setting the direction of the entire team, ensuring they are working on priorities of highest business value at all times. Read what a successful product owner must bring to the team in order to drive the right business outcome.
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Today, more than ever, government IT departments are required to demonstrate sound investment of public funds. While the pressure is on to continually deliver successful projects that provide better services and improved value for money, factors such as funding, bureaucracy, accreditation and documentation remain issues that can weight them down.
Download the full article: Making complex project management simple
EYC3 discusses some suggested approaches along with examples of the different layers of an IM project that need to be considered in order to gain buy-in and approval from key decision makers.
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This presentation outlines a business case for report automation and the value of data-driven Agile.
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C3 Business Solutions has been named nine in BRW’s list of the 50 best places to work in Australia. This marks the third consecutive year C3 Business Solutions has been featured in the prestigious list, which is based on a comprehensive study of workplace culture by The Great Place to Work Institute.
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To help new Agile information management business owners along, we’ve distilled the most important ‘agile business owners rules’ down to four key dos and don’ts…
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With low upfront investment well suited to the current tough economic climate, cloud deployments will continue to blur into on premise systems this year. Here we talk about Cloud BI, what’s good, what’s not so good, and what’s really concerning.
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There are many issues that may affect the success of your information management or business intelligence program or project; some are simple and some are complex. In this article, we highlight what we believe are the six top areas to watch out for in 2013 and how best to avoid them in your business.
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Ralph Hughes, the ‘inventor’ of Agile Data Warehousing and Business Intelligence presented executive briefings to capacity crowds in Sydney and Melbourne recently. Titled Accelerating BI/DW Value with Agile Methods; An Inside Look at Trends and Best Practices, Ralph presented findings of the worldwide 2012 Agile DW/BI Adoption Survey conducted in conjunction with TDWI and then talked through where Agile DW/BI is heading over the next ten years.
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A well designed strategy is the cornerstone of any successful Information Management (IM) and Business Intelligence (BI) program. Too often however, organizations develop the wrong strategy or indeed, no strategy at all and are then surprised when the project fails.
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With the huge focus on big data over the past year, it can be seen that data itself is becoming a new type of corporate asset that represents a key bases for competition. But big data is only part of the story. What we're finding is that small data is actually playing as important, if not more important role, than big data.
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Analytics and business intelligence has moved back to the top of the technology priority list for CIOs, followed by mobile technologies and cloud computing, according to cio.com.au But while the intention to harness the beast that is BI and turn it into business gold is clearly high on the priority list, the question remains as to how it can be achieved cost effectively. Here we explore how emerging technologies and approaches can help in building a credible and convincing case to prove that BI is an affordable and compelling way to differentiate in tough competitive markets.
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Business intelligence and analytics provides competitive advantage to insurers and has already been employed by industry leaders around the world to cement and grow their position in the marketplace today and into the future. Overall however, the BI maturity of the insurance industry in Australia is low so there is substantial opportunity for those brave enough to tackle it.
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Everyone is talking ‘Big Data’…it’s the tech buzz word du jour. There is certainly merit in the discussion as Big Data will change the information landscape of the future and, for those who embrace it, will provide strong competitive advantage and insight like never before. Successful business intelligence projects of tomorrow will need to consider Big Data as part of their data landscape for the value that it delivers.
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We think everyone will agree on the value and benefits of BI in the cloud but oddly enough, actually getting your data up there has been identified as one of the biggest blockers for organizations considering cloud-based solutions today.
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Agile information management is growing rapidly in popularity and it’s easy to see why. Agile delivery can be linked directly to business value and it delivers that value incrementally. No long delivery cycles with little tangible business outcome along the way as with waterfall delivery.
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Wherever you look in Information Management circles today, someone is singing the praises of Big Data and telling you that it is absolutely essential to the long-term success of your business.
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As the cost of memory drops over time, more and more organizations will turn to in-memory analytics with tools such as Qlikview, Spotfire and Tableau allowing you to query and analyse data stored in a computer’s RAM.
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Analytics can deliver buzzwords galore...competitive advantage, improved ROI, targeted marketing spend, risk reduction...the list goes on and on. And, no matter where you are on the BI maturity curve, from ad hoc reporting on, you can use analytics either strategically or tactically and achieve some impressive results.
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You’d think the name ‘Business Intelligence’ would guarantee success. Yet it’s alarming how often poorly managed BI results in outcomes that pay little attention to the client’s actual business and the capacity to intrinsically improve overall decision making value.
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Based on the recently released 2011 TDWI BI Benchmark Report1, it is clear that although BI can deliver short-term ROI (within 12 months), most organizations find that maturity is what delivers true value from their programs.
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The new Carbon Tax (and subsequent ETS from 2015) is our first step towards becoming a clean energy economy and many would say that it is long overdue.
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This year will see the Australian business intelligence (BI) software market grow by 12.7%1 based on predictions by a leading industry analyst firm, and this is up 3% on the rest of the world (who came in at 9.7%).
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Driving innovation is an unfulfilled desire for many organizations. Where business intelligence comes in is very simple. It frees up people to spend more time thinking and gives them the information they need to do that thinking properly.
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Boston-based, Nucleus Research recently published its annual list of top ten predictions for 2010 which reported that companies will use business intelligence tools to ‘make future predictions.’
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Check out EYC3's new cycling kit
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