Click to learn more about author Paul Barth. Colin Powell famously said that leaders should make critical decisions based on a defined zone of uncertainty. Acting with less than 40% of the data needed is reckless; waiting for more than 70% of the data may be fatal. Balancing time and certainty is a challenge for […]
Click to learn more about author Carie Lemack. A literate society is not necessarily a numerate one. Where one is absent, the other is almost always lacking, because it is hard to appreciate—never mind articulate—the fullness of an idea without a full vocabulary. Expanding that vocabulary must be a national priority, beginning in primary and secondary […]
“Data Literacy: It’s all about how to get people in an organization engaged so that they can make decisions and take actions that can collectively drive better decision-making,” said Harald Smith, Director of Product Management at Syncsort. Smith is a strong proponent of Data Democracy. “Data Democratization” is the idea that digital information should be […]
by Angela Guess According to a recent press release, “Qlik, a leader in data analytics, today announced the results from its U.S. Data Literacy Survey, revealing an escalating skills gap preventing those in the workforce from making strategic, data-driven decisions. Data literacy and analytics skills can help companies and their employees capitalize on an unprecedented […]
Data literacy describes the ability to read, work with, analyze, and argue with data, according to Raul Bhargava and Catherine D’ignazio from MIT and Emerson College. Easy access to data sets are essential to exercising these skills. All employees in an organization involved with data-driven decisions should learn to think critically about the data they […]
Craig Hammer of the Harvard Business Review recently opined that open data has little value if no one is able to use it.