IQ test

Are you measuring your Business IQ?

At some point in our life, most of us have been asked to take an IQ test. For people, IQ measures our ability to identify and solve various problems – language, spatial, mathematics and more. Can a business have an IQ test? Well, clearly not in the same way that a person can. For a…

brian cox brought the graph

I brought the graph

A recent episode on Australian television program, Q&A, pitted Professor Brian Cox against client change skeptic and Australian politician, Malcolm Roberts. Watch the first video (edited 6 minute review, some swearing)  for some classic data governance issues: Where’s the evidence? What was the source of the data? The data has been corrupted…. and more… Do…

mobile payments

Will quality data differentiate banks from mobile operators?

Traditional financial institutions are fighting a war against mobile operators for the lucrative mobile payments market in Africa. At stake – billions of dollars in transaction fees and deposits – particularly targeting the traditionally unbanked population. In more mature markets, such as Europe, where banking penetration is high, most mobile payments options work in partnership…

Why Business Intelligence fails

The opening round of Super Rugby this last week end was a classic example of how business intelligence fails. Predicting the first round of any sporting event is always a bit of a gamble – largely because one is looking at historical data. In many cases this can be a sound strategy. In the absence of…