Series: How to Foster a Data-Driven Organisational Culture. Post 1 of 5.

Welcome to 'How to Foster a Data-Driven Organisational Culture'. Post 1 of 5. Perhaps you’re someone who has been tasked with building an analytics function or starting an analytics project.  Maybe you’re already an analytics champion but you’re struggling to weave the value of analytics into the strategic decisions of the organisation.  If so, you’re [...]

By |2018-07-11T16:12:32+00:00February 19th, 2018|Analytics, Business|0 Comments

New Generation Education: SAS Training That Just Works

Business Manager: So, the training went well for you? Data Analyst: Great. We did SAS code, segmentation, neural networks, everything. Business Manager: So which of our customers might we lose? Data Analyst: Well ... I didn't learn how to import our data. Sometimes it's difficult to take techniques you learn in a classroom setting and [...]

By |2018-07-11T16:12:33+00:00June 8th, 2017|Analytics, Big Data, Business|0 Comments

SAS Institute and The Analytics Store Join Forces to Work with Organizations to Build In-house Analytics Capabilities

LinkedIn’s recent analysis of the Global Top Skills of 2016 revealed that statistical analysis and data mining was the #2 most demanded skill by Irish employers last year. To meet this demand for analytics and data science talent, SAS Institute and The Analytics Store are joining forces to work with organizations who want to build [...]

Analytics is a Team Sport

I was recently at the Predict Conference in Dublin and one phrase that I heard that really resonated with me is "analytics is a team sport". One of the key focuses of The Analytics Store is to work with companies to grow in-house analytics capabilities. It is key to remember that without a skilled team [...]

By |2018-07-11T16:12:33+00:00January 11th, 2017|Analytics, Business, Industry|0 Comments

12 Days of Data Analytics: Day 11 – Christmas Podcasts Ahoy

Here at The Analytics Store we have been big fans of the What's the Point? podcast from fivethirtyeight for a long time. We're big fans of the broad coverage of data analytics and what people do with it, rather than a narrow focus on details of data analytics techniques. Since hearing that (as they said [...]

By |2018-07-11T16:12:34+00:00December 22nd, 2016|Analytics, Business, DataViz, Industry, Machine Learning|0 Comments

Irish Data Analytics Landscape Survey 2015 – 2016

How big is the average Irish analytics team? What industries in Ireland are using analytics? Are companies in Ireland planning to expand their analytics teams in 2016? And how has all this changed since 2015? In 2015 we released the first annual Irish Data Analytics Landscape Survey. The results of the survey offered up insights into [...]

By |2018-07-11T16:12:39+00:00December 13th, 2015|Analytics, Applications, Business, Industry|0 Comments

2016 Budget Data Visualisations

Probably second only to elections, the budget is always a great time for dataviz nerds to hoover up charts, graphs, and infographics from the newspapers. At The Analytics Store we were a little disappointed at the number of charts present in yesterday's papers but still had a nice time looking through the different ways people [...]

By |2018-07-11T16:12:40+00:00October 16th, 2015|Analytics, Business, DataViz, Design|Comments Off on 2016 Budget Data Visualisations

The Irish Data Analytics / Big Data Landscape

In some work we have been doing recently we have been writing an overview of the Data Analytics / Big Data landscape in Ireland. Inspired by the Big Data Landscape diagrams by Dave Feinleib at we have been playing with doming something similar for the analytics industry in Ireland. Rather than focus on technologies, [...]

By |2018-07-11T16:12:41+00:00August 11th, 2013|Analytics, Big Data, Business, Industry|0 Comments

Analytics Is Storytelling and the Irish Should Be Best At It

Many writers have made the connection between analytics and storytelling before (for example see here, here and here). Hans Rosling's now legendary ted talks (available here) are a great example of this. Yes, Rosling does extensive, rigorous, creative and insightful analytics, but more importantly he presents his insights in novel, engaging and delightful ways. Hans, [...]

By |2018-07-11T16:12:41+00:00April 1st, 2013|Analytics, Business, Industry|0 Comments