In aviation, every pilot goes through a list of tasks specific to aircraft operation that must be performed prior to takeoff. This concept of the preflight checklist originated in 1935 following a fatal accident on one of the first test flights of the B-17 when Boeing realized the aircraft was too complex for pilots to perform necessary preflight functional steps and safety measures by memory. Today, these checklists are used throughout the aviation industry to avoid overlooking critical steps in preflight procedures and ensure safe and successful flight operations.
In a similar manner, transitioning your company from legacy platforms to cloud-based modern analytics can be an equally complex process, consisting of several steps and procedures. To help you navigate this journey, we’ve developed our own modern analytics preflight checklist that can be used as a guide whenever you decide to take that critical step.
“Many decision makers often don’t realize that modern analytics can end up costing you more and can be much more complex to manage and administer.”
In this sequel to the popular eBook, Modern Analytics: Reaching for the Clouds, the Modern Analytics Preflight Checklist provides a series of considerations in nine key areas that can be used to simplify the decision-making process in the next stage of your modern analytics journey. These areas will cover:
- Cost and Complexity
- Budgeting and Procurement
- Hiring and Upskilling
- Use Cases
By addressing each area through our preflight checklist, you’ll gain a better understanding of the dynamics involved in building a customized modern analytics strategy for your company.
Here’s a look at what to expect: