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Jan 16

Better Business Intelligence in Tertiary Education – What Does Success Look Like?

In my undergraduate days my friend Jane made a great New Year’s resolution – to be “relevant”. It was tongue in cheek yet created a conversation that lasted through that year.  I’m thinking about being “relevant” this year and how we take Business Intelligence up a notch in Higher Education. Over time, Business Intelligence in Higher … Continue reading Better Business Intelligence in Tertiary Education – What Does Success Look Like?

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Sep 15

Strategic Analytics Jumps Four Places in CAUDIT’s Top 10 Issues for Universities

The Council of Australian University Directors of Information Technology (CAUDIT) has recently released their list of Top Ten issues impacting Australian universities for 2015. Of the noticeable disruptors is the issue of ‘Applying analytics to support strategic initiatives and change’, jumping from tenth place in 2014 to sixth place for 2015. As universities strive to … Continue reading Strategic Analytics Jumps Four Places in CAUDIT’s Top 10 Issues for Universities

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Sep 15

17 x Data Analytics Lessons for Government

In August, we hosted our ‘Data Analytics for Effective Decision Making’ conference in Canberra. It was an engaging two days where we heard a variety of case study driven presentations from government departments and agencies on connecting data analysis with policy, planning and reporting needs. Key strategies discussed included enhancing data accessibility and quality, improving collaboration … Continue reading 17 x Data Analytics Lessons for Government

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Sep 15

Strategically driving away from dismal graduate employability through data analytics

Currently in higher education, it is like there are two newly constructed parallel roads allowing us to move from Point A to Point B, only there is a berm between them. They would be so much more powerful and strategic if they were converged to a single road with two lanes. One of those roads … Continue reading Strategically driving away from dismal graduate employability through data analytics

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Jun 15

Building Better Services with Analytics

Author:Pia Waugh

The DTO’s mission is to create digital services that are easy to find and use. Service analytics will give us the facts of what to fix, where to start and how we’re doing. By service analytics we mean: web statistics from tools like:– Google Analytics, which is already heavily used across government– agency hosted tools like … Continue reading Building Better Services with Analytics

02
Jun 15

Overcoming Barriers to Effective Advanced Analytics in Government

Government agencies are rightfully expected to set standards in complying with legal frameworks, responsibly manage budgets and deliver outcomes in line with the highest standards of transparency and accountability. In this environment, a data scientist advising that something may or may not be possible is not the degree of certainty government usually requires.  The emergence of … Continue reading Overcoming Barriers to Effective Advanced Analytics in Government

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Jun 14

The National Commission of Audit’s Push for Big Data

According to the recent publication by the National Audit of Commission, Federal Government agencies must improve their use of big data and analytics if they want to improve their service delivery and policy development. In a recent investigation, the audit determined only 3164 sets of data were available through Australia’s Data.gov.au in comparison to 10,000 … Continue reading The National Commission of Audit’s Push for Big Data