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The Business of Healthcare Analytics

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Jon M. Deutsch | November 16, 2016

As someone who keeps a close eye on the penetration of analytic technology into the healthcare marketplace, I was happy to see Information Builders recognized in the KLAS Enterprise Healthcare BI 2016 report as one of the top BI vendors based on customer reports about value, scalability, and ease...

The One Word that Changes Everything

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Jake Freivald | November 14, 2016

Wayne Eckerson recently put out a new report called A Reference Architecture for Self-Service Analytics: Balancing Agility and Governance. In it, he focuses on the "Promise and Peril" of governed self-service. Some of what he says will be uncontroversial, especially the way he explains it. Under "...

The Analytics Gap

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Rado Kotorov | November 14, 2016

The 2016 U.S. Presidential election was notable for many reasons, including the fact that the outcome was an upset to all major polls. As the New York Times’ Steve Lohr and Natasha Singer put it in a recent article, “It was a rough night for number crunchers.” Their piece examines the challenges...

What the Data Says… About Presidential Elections

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Kathleen Moran | November 09, 2016

Over the past eight weeks, we've shared lots of interesting data about elections in our #WhatTheDataSays…About Elections series. The 2016 election may be over but for those political and data junkies out there, we’ve collected everything together into one infographic below (click to enlarge it)....

Debating the Value of Self-Service BI and Analytics

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Jake Freivald | November 01, 2016

A new Forbes article questions the effectiveness of moving towards a BI and analytics model that is predominantly self-service. Author Bernard Marr says, "When no one is taking charge of the interpretation and analysis centrally, it often means that no one is getting the big picture. If...

The Data Says It All: World Series 2016

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Terri White | November 01, 2016

My British husband likes to poke fun at the “World” Series that’s played mainly in the U.S. and a wee bit of Canada, but when it was first called World Series in 1903, the two teams were really the best teams in the world. Since then, the World Series has captivated baseball fans across America. It...

Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark (Data) this Halloween

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Beth Adams | October 31, 2016

There’s a lot of talk about dark data these days and let’s face it, darkness of any kind is pretty scary! In the spirit of All Hallows' Eve, let’s consider for a second what makes data “dark” and why what lurks there can haunt you. Gartner defines dark data as “the information assets organizations...

Customer Spotlight: The Bright Future of Organizational Intelligence

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Luther Brown | October 28, 2016

It has been exciting to see such a positive response to the new book by Gerry Cohen and Rado Kotorov, Organizational Intelligence: How Smart Companies Use Information to Become More Competitive and Profitable. One of the central themes of the book involves capitalizing on your data assets. As Gerry...

Worst Practices in BI #5: Ignoring Important Data Sources

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Andy McCartney | October 21, 2016

Avoiding Worst Practice #5: Ignoring Important Data Sources Our final worst practice is the failure to embrace all available information in your business intelligence (BI) and analytics strategy. Your plan must include internal and external sources, as well as both structured and unstructured data...

Performance Based Funding in Higher Education

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Daniel Cohen | October 20, 2016

Most people are well aware of the benefits of a college degree. Not only do degree holders earn more money than non-degree holders, but research shows that people with postsecondary credentials are more engaged citizens, give more to philanthropic causes, are healthier, live longer, are more...