Welcome to the Data Wilderness

Stuck In The Data Dark Ages?

Crag Camp, New Hampshire

Crag Camp, New Hampshire

 

Is your company saddled with legacy systems and manual reporting?

Are you frustrated by data silos?

Still using Excel like it’s the 90s?

Lost In The Data Wilderness?

Root Glacier, Wrangell-St. Elias, Alaska

Root Glacier, Wrangell-St. Elias, Alaska

 

Are you overwhelmed by data but can’t get useful insights?

Do you think you might need a data scientist or a data engineer but not sure which one or what they really do?

Do you need to learn more about data and analytics or improve the analytical capabilities of your team, but you’re not sure where to start?

Do you wish you had a guide through this Data Wilderness?

Glacier National Park, Montana

Glacier National Park, Montana

 

Welcome to the Data Wilderness, the official blog of Ariel Analytics, where you'll find answers to these and other questions.

If you head up a business function and need to learn more about analytics, or if you head up an analytics team and find it difficult to communicate with the business side, then this blog is for you.

About Me

Lake Tahoe, California

Lake Tahoe, California

I’ve worked with a lot of data over the years and I started to think about all of this data and many aspects of the fields of data science, data analytics, and data engineering as a sort of untamed wilderness.

As someone who loves hiking and being outdoors, the inspiration behind this blog is to combine my career interest in data analytics with my love of the outdoors. In each post I bring a little of the actual wilderness in with hiking photos and hopefully provide some inspiration for new places to visit and explore.

Data Analytics and Operations

Harding Ice Field, Alaska

Harding Ice Field, Alaska

I’m particularly interested in how this data wilderness impacts operations and back office functions. Many companies focus their technological resources on client facing systems while key operations and support functions struggle with legacy systems. Older and larger companies are particularly affected. They’ve had more time to accumulate a variety of back office systems, build up large amounts of data, and develop fortified data silos. Often data is poorly defined or isn’t consistent or standardized.

If you’re in operations or a support function this probably sounds familiar. What are the biggest analytics challenges for your company? What types of analytics issues do you encounter most often? Leave a comment below.

Do you need better data strategy? Do you want to improve your analytics function or the analytical capabilities of your team? Contact me at stacey@arielanalytics.com to find out how Ariel Analytics can help.

About the cover photo: Exit Glacier, Harding Ice Field Trail, Seward Alaska
Thoughts: This is one of the most memorable hikes I’ve ever done. If you want to get up close and personal with moose, bears, glaciers, and an ice field this is the hike for you. If you only have time for one hike in Alaska make it this one!