A Dramatic 2016 Masters - Did the Numbers Agree?

Taking a Fresh Look at March Madness With Data Science

Gartner Magic Quadrant for BI and Analytics Platforms, 2016: My Take

“Self-Service Analytics for Everyone” ... Please Explain!

Who, Inc. and the Data Grinch

Success in the City of Irving – A Q&A

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Daniel Cohen | March 17, 2016

Transparency and accountability are hallmarks of good government. Taxpayers are generally happy when they know what their elected representatives are up to, and if necessary, they can easily interface with various departments for services. Sometimes, however, taxpayers ask themselves, “What am I...

#BetterData Cartoon Series Asks - Does Your Data Have Integrity?

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Kathleen Moran | March 16, 2016

Businesses recognize the importance of BI reports that contain readily accessible data that’s widely available to a variety of end users. Yet both businesses and their users can fall for the allure of aesthetically pleasing visual reports, without questioning the integrity of the data behind them....

Kicking Off Gartner BI and Gartner EIMDM in the U.S.

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Kathleen Moran | March 14, 2016

Information Builders is heading to the Lone Star State for not one but two Gartner Summits this week. That’s right, Information Builders will be at both the Gartner Business Intelligence and Analytics Summit and the Gartner Enterprise Information and Master Data Management Summit. We’re excited for...

#BetterData Cartoon Series Asks - Is Better Data Important?

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Kathleen Moran | March 09, 2016

Believe it or not, you can find examples of good and bad data quality anywhere you look. For instance, I received two copies of the same magazine this week, one addressed to “Kathleen Moran” and one to “K Morran”. Quality of data is important. And in the enterprise, data that is partial, improperly...

Going Beyond EMRs to Create the “Golden Record”

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Jake Freivald | March 01, 2016

The Information Builders team is in Las Vegas this week for the HIMSS16 Conference and Expo. The team is excited to be at healthcare’s biggest event, where we’re getting the latest from industry leaders and talking about all things BI, analytics and healthcare. We’re also excited to be debuting the...

Analytics Promote Stronger HR-Finance Collaboration

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Jake Freivald | March 01, 2016

Data silos are notorious for prohibiting cross-department collaboration within organizations. Yesterday, I read an article about the growing need for better data-sharing between finance and HR teams, and how workforce data integration and analytics can help. Authors Jeremy Ames and...

Oscars 2016 and the Social Media "Ludicrous Theory"

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Dan Grady | February 26, 2016

Oscars night is almost here. If you spend any time around the ol’ water cooler, it’s likely been a topic of conversation for weeks. Which of the nominated films did you see? Will Leo finally receive the Oscar for Best Actor? And most importantly, what will win Best Picture? Back in 2014 we...

Put Data to Work With Better Data & Better Analytics at HIMSS16

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Kevin Mergruen | February 25, 2016

Information Builders is looking forward to heading out to Las Vegas next week for the HIMSS16 Conference and Expo. We’ll be joining 40,000 healthcare professionals from around the world for what’s sure to be an eventful week. The agenda is packed with more than 300 education programs, thought...

Tapping Into Healthcare Data to Promote More Proactive Care

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Jake Freivald | February 23, 2016

Yesterday I came across an article that discusses the concept of preventative analytics in healthcare. The benefits of this new analytic paradigm, according to the author, Robert Steele, R.N., include improved patient outcomes, reduced admissions and readmissions, and lower overall costs....