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Video: Do great analysts need more than tech skills?

For the last 15 years, Steve Hulmes, Head of Academy at Demarq, has been developing workshops for data analysts that are designed to improve their productivity, impact and profile within their organisations. At Demarq Academy, we strongly believe that great analysts...

From data analyst to managing analysts—five key tips

Do you love the focus and satisfaction you get from your current data analyst job? What happens when your company pushes you further? If you’re an ambitious type, with exceptional coding ability, there may come a time when you get promoted from technical analyst to...

The data analyst guide to negotiating

In a number of professions, particularly sales-based roles, negotiating and influencing skills are essential for closing deals and to driving strategic decisions. But what about these skills for data analysts, like you? Are they less crucial, perhaps? Absolutely not,...

What is storyboarding? Planning a data narrative.

Almost all businesses produce reams of data, both organically and proactively. It’s your job, as the expert in data analysis, to uncover trends and insights from this data, collate it into a meaningful format for your stakeholders, and present your findings. These...

Data presentation — is it time to go back to basics?

You’ve heard the old phrase, ‘keep it simple, stupid’, but have you ever considered how that advice relates to the way you present data analyses? After working hard to access, extract and crunch the data, the final report presentation can feel like a bit of an…...

Predictive Analytics and Self-Service BI

The world of Business Intelligence continues to change rapidly. Lengthy, costly, IT led projects are being replaced by more cost effective and user friendly options. Business Intelligence is no longer just for organisations that can boast the finances, the necessary infrastructure and the skilled resources.

Self Service BI – Governance vs Flexibility

BARC-Research recently presented findings from their BI Trends survey for 2015.  Conducted across a sample of over 3,000 BI users and practitioners it found that Self Service BI had moved several places to become the third most important trend for 2015.