Predictive analytics in healthcare helps manage high-risk patients

Predictive analytics in healthcare helps manage high-risk patients

Just because someone works in a hospital doesn’t mean she knows how to navigate the healthcare maze, leverage it to take care of herself, or how to use a blood pressure cuff despite seeing one every day on the job. Sometimes people forget that healthcare workers are patients too — and that they also can benefit from predictive analytics in …

How to manage big data in the age of digital

How to manage big data in the age of digital

In today’s digital world, businesses are increasingly focused on a digital-first approach or implementing new initiatives to encourage digital transformation. As a result, both organisations and individuals are forced to get to grips with certain changes. While consumers might be faced with adapting to a new app or a different way of consuming content across a variety of devices, organisations …

Bridging the Gap Between Big Data Science

Bridging the Gap Between Big Data Science, Health IT Usability

The health IT landscape often seems starkly divided between two opposing camps: those who design elegant algorithms and regimented workflows in the idealized sterility of the R&D department, and those whose frenzied, frustrating daily experience in the hospital, office, or clinic have taught them that there is no such thing as an out-of-the-box solution to any of their big data …

A perfect illustration of how the big data value chain works

A perfect illustration of how the big data value chain works

The more adept that companies become at utilizing their big data, the more value they can derive from the effort. This value initially comes from the easiest return on investments (ROIs) that organizations can obtain from big data. There are ways to save either money or time by using big data and analytics and applying those methods to corporate operational …

Key Trends To Dominate Big Data Analytics

Key Trends To Dominate Big Data Analytics

Big data analytics has been in the forefront of providing insights and predictive power to businesses in recent times. Once an industry hype, it has become a critical need and requirement as more and more businesses realized that data and the related infrastructure, in all forms and sizes, is critical to making the best possible decisions. In 2017, we will …

Predictive Analytics Makes Sales Rep Hiring a Success

Predictive Analytics Makes Sales Rep Hiring a Success

Early in my business experience I encountered a curious mystery. A tightly-run inside sales team had an ocean of standardized desks and cubes. Each sales rep had the same scripts to follow, the same goals, the same computer screens and the same incentives for success. They made a lot of outbound calls to sales prospects with little variety.  Yet the …

5 Ways to Avoid Common Pitfalls in Large-Scale Analytics Projects

5 Ways to Avoid Common Pitfalls in Large-Scale Analytics Projects

Data now means more and does more within the enterprise than ever before. From mitigating financial risk by detecting fraud to creating recommendation engines and optimising the customer experience, data is helping companies solve increasingly complex problems. What, then, have we learned over the past few years as data has moved to the forefront of organisations? With options ranging from …

The Battle Over Analytics: Who Should Lead The Charge?

The Battle Over Analytics: Who Should Lead The Charge?

The IT organization has to carve out its role in a company’s analytics strategy. What works? Either of two approaches. Analyst: It’s a common title in enterprises today, spanning functional and business units – marketing analyst, finance analyst, IT analyst, sales analyst and HR analyst to name a few. Yet often, there is no centralized oversight, leaving ownership of business …

Predictive analytics: What are the challenges and opportunities?

Predictive analytics: What are the challenges and opportunities?

In August 2016, Econsultancy published a report in association with IBM called The Secrets of Elite Analytics Practices. Part of this wide ranging report seeks to discover just how automation and AI have changed analytics in marketing. Let’s look at some of the talking points… Time was identified as a business’s most precious resource. Being able to streamline the marketing …

Transforming the pyramid to an agile org

Transforming the pyramid to an agile org

I recently published a video exploring how an agile team based organization could look like. How does it look like under the hood? In the video I also discussed how you get there. I got tons of great feedback so I decided to provide the content of the video in the format of a blog. If you prefer to read instead of watching …