Author: Rohit Agarwal, Fractal Analytics
Reposted from Fractal Analytics Blog Post of February 25, 2015
Fortune 100 companies like Amazon and Google have been moving to institutionalize analytics across business processes – the results are for all to see. Achieving scale is a significant challenge to this process. Operationally, there are two ends to this spectrum. One: Scale through people – the focus here is on the analytics delivery team, the constraint being that the output will always and only be proportional to the inputs. At the other end: Scale through automation – this includes a black-box approach where every decision, business or analytical, is hard coded into the system, thus limiting the value of its outputs to the end-user. Either option fails to deliver on the economies of scale.