Chapter 11. Analytics: An Architecture Introduction

If the universe can be mathematically explained, can we use math for competitive business advantage, I wonder?

IT business units in enterprises have reached a local optimum (that is to say, they are maxed out or close to it, in automating business processes): Almost every enterprise business unit—for example, HR, Accounting, Payroll, Operations, and so on—has standard IT Systems and automation. The standardization of IT Systems and automation minimizes options that may be used to drive any differentiation between competing organizations. While standardization has advantages, it also brings organizations to a level playing field.

Data has been touted the currency of the twenty-first century and ...

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