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Rick Harris

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Rick Harris is a Senior Consultant with Cutter's Business & Enterprise Architecture practice. Rick's successful track record includes product development, manufacturing, customer service, supply chain, energy, and telematics. He possesses deep experience across a broad range of IT roles: enterprise architecture, IT strategy, continuous improvement, cost optimization, IT operations, and emerging technologies. Read more ...

Dec 182013
 
Analytics "Late-Comers" will Gain New Prominence

We’ve come to expect breakthroughs from retail, social and financial institutions as they apply leading-edge analytics to deliver impressive business insights. Heavy industries such as utilities, energy exploration and transportation have lagged these analytics power-users in three key dimensions: enterprise culture, technology foundation and business results. I believe 2014 will be the year when these analytics “late-comers” will gain new prominence. Here are six predications on what to expect: Enterprise Culture: new beliefs and norms are necessary to embrace analytics within most enterprises 1.  Analytics will be formalized as a leadership competency. Most large organizations have a set of leadership competencies that reflect their vision and strategy. In 2014, being able to drive decision making with Read more