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These Are 15 of Our Favorite Quotes on Data Analytics

Publication date: 10 March 2021

Who doesn’t like a good quote? We come across interesting and motivational quotes in literature, movies, or even news. What makes quotes so valuable is that they often tend to underline a key point or support an important truth.

Even though it may seem a bit unusual, there are so many quotes on Data Analytics and other verticals in the business intelligence field. Data is at the core of making intelligent business decisions, but many companies haven’t made the most of the data they collect.

In order to raise consciousness on the importance of data and the vital role it plays in today’s digitally transformed world, we bring you 15 of our favorite quotes on data analytics.

Intention or inability – this is the key question when it comes to truncated axes and distorted bars in business charts.

Dr. Jürgen Faisst, Managing Partner at HICHERT+FAISST IBCS Institute and Managing Director of the IBCS Association

In the PowerPoint culture, information is sacrificed in favor of decoration.

Dr. Rolf Hichert, President of the IBCS Association

The pandemic has certainly shone a light on how important data and analytics are to a company’s ability to evolve practices and pivot in trying circumstances. As our work and personal lives continue to transform, strong data and analytics strategies that create insights in real-time will continue to power smart decisions that will separate winning organizations from the pack.

Mike Capone, CEO of Qlik

The goal is to turn data into information and information into insight.

Carly Fiorina, Former CEO, Hewlett Packard

In an ever-faster moving world, disruption and uncertainty represent both challenges and opportunities in enterprise. Modern cloud-based tools for scenario planning, forecasting, and managing future value creation enable companies to move even faster and outperform the competition.

Florian Winterstein, CEO of Jedox

Information is the oil of the 21st century, and analytics is the combustion engine.

Peter Sondergaard, Senior Vice President, Gartner Research

I think you can have a ridiculously enormous and complex data set, but if you have the right tools and methodology, then it’s not a problem.

Aaron Koblin, entrepreneur in data and digital technologies

The view might be amazing but you can only experience what lies ahead if you get up and take action. The same goes for data. Having enormous pools of business intelligence just sitting there does nothing for your business. Having real, actionable data does.

Heine Krog Iversen, Founder & CEO of TimeXtender

Errors using inadequate data are much less than those using no data at all.

Charles Babbage, mathematician, engineer, inventor, and philosopher

Without big data analytics, companies are blind and deaf, wandering out onto the web like deer on a freeway.

Geoffrey Moore, author and consultant

We’re entering a new world in which data may be more important than software.

Tim O’Reilly, founder, O’Reilly Media

You can have data without information, but you cannot have information without data.

Daniel Keys Moran, an American computer programmer and science fiction writer

Things get done only if the data we gather can inform and inspire those in a position to make a difference.

Mike Schmoker, author and former school administrator, English teacher, and football coach

Data that is loved tends to survive.

Kurt Bollacker, computer scientist

Data are just summaries of thousands of stories–tell a few of those stories to help make the data meaningful.

Chip and Dan Heath, authors of Made to Stick and Switch

What’s your favorite quote from the list? Any data analytics quotes we might have missed? Let us know!


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