The Paramount Importance of Data Literacy

In Analytics Week, Jelani Harper writes that in the contemporary workplace, there’s scarcely a business unit, business function, or business process that doesn’t rely on data in some way. Exploiting data for its full enterprise worth requires more than simply having the proper tools, networking systems, and IT departments.

It requires data literacy, which is becoming an invaluable skill or fluency throughout most organizations in a world in which data—as well as timely and accurate analyses of them—are playing an ever greater role in the effectiveness of employees of all types.

The forthcoming webinar entitled “Creating Active Intelligence with Arria and Qlik Sense” on September 30, between 2 and 3 p.m. ET, is dedicated to explaining a variety of ways in which firms can increase data literacy for their multitude of workers. With IDC predicting a ten-fold increase in the amount of data organizations will contend with by 2025, this competency is no longer relegated to the realm of data analysts.

Instead, it’s now become vital for your average business end user to be well versed in the fundamentals of analytics, data storytelling, and data access to be able to employ this critical resource—data—as a means of improving his or her respective ability to perform better, both individually and collectively, across departments and organizations.

Self-Service Analytics

Data literacy is significantly enhanced by two not entirely distinct aspects of data management: self-service analytics and Natural Language Generation (NLG). Don't stop now -- click here for the full story.

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