#Data4Good: How Our Customers Are Using Data and Analytics for Community Benefit

Frank Vella
April 16, 2018

At a recent Gartner Summit, Cindi Howson discussed how organizations can leverage their data to impact society and create a “data for good” culture. The premise was that consumers are increasingly buying from companies with a culture of doing good in the world and in their communities and whether or not buyers also evaluate corporate ethics in buying technology. This was a topic that really resonated with me.

Four months ago, I made the decision to join the Information Builders team. And while the reasons for why were varied, one that stood out at the time and continues to make an impact is realizing and learning about all the ways in which organizations, across industries, are using our technology to help individuals and communities.

From improving healthcare services to fighting crime more efficiently and providing better education, their data and analytics initiatives impact not only the bottom line but also the communities in which they operate. We’re incredibly proud of their outstanding work and the role we’ve played in helping these customers achieve data-fueled objectives. Just a handful of examples include:

  • St Luke’s University Health Network unifies its disparate data and putting it in the hands of clinicians to improve quality of care and patient safety
  • United Way taps its award-winning, self-service analytics environment to better serve 61 million people each year with, targeted, relevant services and successfully distributing tens of millions of dollars in aid
  • Food For The Poor, the largest international relief and development organization in the U.S., leverages data and analytics to boost its worldwide relief efforts
  • Minnesota Department of Education arms teachers and administrators with data to make better decisions for students and their families
  • Michigan State Police improves access to real-time data to enhance its ability to track crime statistics and trends, and manage progress towards key metrics around community safety

So, in celebration of Good Deeds Day, we’re re-launching our #data4good campaign, featuring some of our great customers that use data and analytics to positively impact society. Over the coming weeks, be sure to follow the @infobldrs handle and the #data4good hashtag to learn how they are utilizing data to improve people’s lives.

Is your company using data for good? We’d love to hear your story! Share on Twitter and be sure to tag @infobldrs and #data4good.