May 4, 2009

37 Ways To Get More From Analytics, Version 2.0

As I hoped, there were some very helpful responses to my post listing ways to improve analytic effectiveness. Here’s a second draft incorporating them. Comments continue to be very welcome. I need to finalize this soon.

Analyze more data

Serve more people

Help in more ways

Analyze faster

Support decisions better

Comments

4 Responses to “37 Ways To Get More From Analytics, Version 2.0”

  1. dave on May 4th, 2009 8:52 am

    wow, thrilled to see that whole new “serve more people” category – in fact, i was just reading some blurb – think it was walmart (not sure) that has like 500+ internal users/analysts digging at the data (or honestly, it may have been 5,000 total internal users, but a core of 500 analysts)…

    forget computer science – stats is the new cs ;)

  2. John O'Gorman on May 5th, 2009 8:25 am

    I almost never see any reference to the meaning of the data itself, I suppose because most folks with a technical orientation take it for granted. All 37 suggestions are incumbent (I think) on the assumption that the people using the analytics tools know a) what individual tokens represent; and b)what combinations of tokens (filters, views and modifiers) mean in their respective verticals.
    May I humbly suggest that some method for managing a persistent inventory of typed entities – including ones from other languages – be included.

    Thanks.

    John O’

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