A Look Back At 2016 and Predictions for the New Year

Navigating the Big Data World

Big Data and Predictive Analytics

Data Quality Tips From the Pros (Part 2)

Debating the Value of Self-Service BI and Analytics

Serving Up Some US Open Analysis

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Porter Thorndike | August 30, 2016

As the first week of the US Open kicks off we took a look at some of the data surrounding the annual event. Using our WebFOCUS business intelligence and analytics platform, we analyzed the Men’s Singles champions for the last 40 years. (See accompanying visualization) Visualizing both by country...

Data Quality Tips from the Pros (Part 1)

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Beth Adams | August 23, 2016

Data quality is something that every business should strive for. Unlike the past, we now rely on data in ways that were unthinkable even 20 years ago. As part of our interest in supporting and promoting data quality to yield higher business value, we have developed a series of tips that...

UX Design 101: Context in BI and Analytics Design

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Jeff Hendrickson | August 22, 2016

What’s the Context, Dude? The first question I ask the stakeholder when starting any new UX research and design project is: "What’s the context?" If that question can’t be answered, I know there’s more up-front work to be done before anything else happens. When you ask this question, be prepared...

Transforming Healthcare With Better Data and Analytics

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Terri White | August 18, 2016

The healthcare industry is awash with data – patient records, operational reports and financial statements are just the tip of the iceberg. In fact, most healthcare organizations already have the data they need to optimize performance and improve patient outcomes. So what are they missing? Join...

The Data Games

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Jake Freivald | August 16, 2016

The summer games end this weekend, wrapping up 16 exciting days of global competition and camaraderie. Spectators across the world have donned their country colors to cheer on their favorite teams and suddenly became huge fans of a few unusual sports. Hammer throw or race-walking, anyone? I love...

Summer Games 2016: All About the Data

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Kathleen Moran | August 08, 2016

The Summer Games are underway, and we could not be more excited! I personally love the woman's gymnastics and was glued to the TV last night. Did you know these games host 206 countries to compete in 28 sports for 4,924 medals... all in just 17 days?! Since we are all about analyzing data here...

Leadership for the Future: How to Approach Ethical Transparency

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Rado Kotorov | August 05, 2016

In my last "Leadership for the Future" post, I addressed ethics, leadership, and technology. And while we were able to identify three of the fundamental ethical issues emerging from the evolution of technology, we only scratched the surface. Aside from identifying ethical issues, organizations need...

Analyzing the Cost and Benefits of Hosting the Summer Games

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Kathleen Moran | August 05, 2016

The 2016 Summer Games are here! And with much speculation around the choice of this year’s host city, Rio de Janeiro, we want to revisit some key stats from our Summer Games infographic on previous host cities to see how they fared in a few crucial areas. Medals In analyzing medal counts from the...