If you are interested in, or work in, technology, you are familiar with Gartner and its analysis and predictions for the world-wide technology landscape. One of the key predictions Gartner has made in the past few years is the advent and growth of data democracy and the increasing importance of Citizen Data Scientists.
If your organization is like most businesses, your IT and analytical resources are limited and you want those resources to focus on the work that is most crucial and requires their professional attention. But, if your business users do not have access to the right business intelligence, or if the BI tools you have chosen are restrictive, your IT team and data scientists and analyst will spend all their time creating reports and trying to help managers and team members understand the resulting analysis.
Plug n’ Play Predictive Analysis, Smart Visualisation, Self-Service Data Prep and Data Discovery Tools are all components of self-service BI tools and these are the tools that will help your users break free from restrictive dashboards and BI tools and create data in a way that is meaningful to them. Citizen Data Scientists are confident about data analysis and about their ability to find, analyze and present data in a way that is easy to understand. The right tools will recommend visualization and analytical techniques and help users to identify patterns and trends to make confident decisions. To create Citizen Data Scientists, you need only give your business users the right analytical tools. They don’t have to understand algorithms or dive into statistics. They just need access to the right tools!
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