Demystifying Advanced Data Visualization

Demystifying Advanced Data Visualization

Advanced Data Visualization gives a new meaning on how pictures can simplify information needed to comprehend complex questions.  Angela Hausman states that Big Data does not mean much if the people who control change can’t understand or have to spend too much time deciphering the Great Data that is presented. In addition, Big Data speeds across the Internet, captured from …

Big Data Analytics Use Cases: R/X For Healthcare

Big Data Analytics Use Cases: R/X For Healthcare

In the US, more money is spent on healthcare – about $3.2 trillion last year – than in any other discrete segment of the economy. By some estimates, that is about $600 billion more than should be spent, given the country’s size and wealth. These costs are pummeling consumers and their employers around the world. This year the global costs …

Legal artificial intelligence: Can it stand up in a court of law?

Legal artificial intelligence: Can it stand up in a court of law?

In his book Outliers, Malcolm Gladwell repeatedly mentions what has become known as the “10,000-hour rule”, which states that to become world-class in any field you must devote 10,000 hours of “deliberate practice”. Whether or not you believe the 10,000-hour figure, many would acknowledge that to become an accomplished legal professional requires considerable legal, communicative and, particularly in in-house environments, …

Will Digital Health Data Lead to Better Care?

Will Digital Health Data Lead to Better Care?

Experts explain how mindshifts and new technologies can lead to smarter, accessible healthcare services. Reports show global healthcare IT could become a $200 billion industry by 2020, but experts say these are challenging times for healthcare organizations navigating regulations and a wave of digital health data technologies. Using technology to improve healthcare quality, safety and efficiency has been an uphill battle. …

Keys to Success for Chief Data Officers

Keys to Success for Chief Data Officers

Chief data officers will be successful when they establish authority, secure budget and resources, and monetize their organization’s information assets. Chief data officers (CDOs) have a big job: They are responsible for determining how to utilize information as a business asset. Gartner found that through 2019, 90% of large organizations will have hired a CDO, but only 50% will be …

The Ultimate Guide to Delivering BI Solutions

The Ultimate Guide to Delivering BI Solutions

Imagine that you’re at the very end of a long development process of a BI solution for internal users within your organization. You might have the feeling that once you release your solution to its consumers your job will be easier and less demanding. Well, that might not be the case. The development stage is usually very demanding and can require …

The conflict between data science and cybersecurity

The conflict between data science and cybersecurity

Big data analytics, machine learning and predictive analytics is supposed to be the panacea that will allow businesses and organizations to solve to all their problems. The promise is that given access to large swath of data, individuals in an organization can use new and interesting ways to solve complex problems. When it comes to big data and data mining, …

4 Barriers to Leveraging Big Data for Operational Innovation

4 Barriers to Leveraging Big Data for Operational Innovation

Applying Big Data to product, service, and process innovation will be challenging if data remains segregated in various departmental, systems or channel silos. To create a complete picture the data needs to come together. For example, the customer service department and marketing department might each uncover information that together would provide deep insights about possible new products & services. However, …

Smart Learning Platform Recognized as Finalist in Gartner Data & Analytics Award

Smart Learning Platform Recognized as Finalist in Gartner Data & Analytics Award

Data has hit the classroom! I repeat… the classroom has been struck by data! OK, maybe I’m being a little dramatic. Data is no stranger to the classroom. How else would teachers dish out those highly anticipated report cards at the end of the semester? As the system goes: students complete assignments, teachers grade them, the results are logged in …

Big data privacy is a bigger issue than you think

Big data privacy is a bigger issue than you think

If you’re in the big data business, there’s a huge privacy issue that isn’t addressed as often as it should be. The hottest privacy topic to make the headlines is the embarrassment your company will suffer if there’s a data breach. Other privacy topics that get a lot of coverage are the risk of discrimination (i.e., your algorithms show a …