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Mar 3, 2015

R Stands for “Rad” in the Big Data World

2016-11-09T13:04:21-05:00By |Technical Insights|

If you’re in the Big Data world, you know that the R statistics language is totally rad! It has more than 6,100 add-on packages, 41,000+ members in LinkedIn’s R group, and 170+ R Meetup groups currently in existence. The bonus? It’s free, open source, powerful and highly extensible. To say it is popular is an [...]

Oct 30, 2014

Big Data is Dead!

2016-11-09T13:04:24-05:00By |Business Insights|

I’ve heard a few comments on how the term “Big Data” is going by the wayside. That it has become merely a marketing term, similar to “the cloud”, and really does not help the business at all. It only creates more noise and leads people down a never ending path. So we should kill Big [...]

Jul 23, 2014

Extending the Analytics Arm for Healthcare

2016-11-09T13:04:25-05:00By |Business Insights|

In April 2014, eHealth Initiative (eHI) and the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME) ran an online survey to assess the use of data and analytics among healthcare executives. The key findings from the survey were published last month, and underscore the early but growing use of analytics in the healthcare industry. Those key [...]

Jun 26, 2014

The Next Target for Big Data – Healthcare

2016-11-09T13:04:27-05:00By |Business Insights|

Last month, an article came out in InformationWeek which discussed several healthcare organizations that are turning to big data and analytics projects in the hopes of reducing costs and improving care. The success stories were impressive, including: University of Pittsburgh Medical Center: Homegrown software to perform analytics and predictive models to forecast patient behavior and [...]

May 14, 2014

From Document Capture to Intelligent Information Integration

2016-11-09T13:04:27-05:00By |Business Insights|

Chateaux hosted a webinar, “Improve, Integrate and Automate Document Intensive Processes,” with Canon Information and Imaging Solutions (CIIS) on May 7, 2014 to a virtual crowd of executives and IT professionals. Participants tuned in to learn about the challenges and best practices of document management, and how they are achieved with CIIS Enterprise Imaging Platform (EIP).

Mar 20, 2014

The Reassembly of the Online Consumer

2017-12-12T11:29:29-05:00By |Business Insights|

Companies need to integrate the fragmented online pieces that tell us about our consumers. There have been countless films over the years depicting humans in the virtual world. Movies like “The Lawnmower Man”, “Virtuosity”, and “Tron” portray the fictitious, hyper-technological capabilities we will harness in the distant future or only within electronic parallel dimensions. Well, [...]

Jan 23, 2014

2014 Trends – The Relevancy of Big Data, or Lots of Little Data

2017-12-12T14:24:13-05:00By |Business Insights, Technical Insights, Thought Leadership|

By Sam Somashekar, Senior Product Management / Marketing / Strategy Consultant Big Data is poised to explode in 2014. It promises to provide actionable insight from huge amounts of data that can come from everywhere. But will it make a difference for your business? It’s safe to say that if data in any quantity is used [...]

Dec 3, 2013

Being Analytics-Ready is not a One-Time Event

2017-12-12T14:29:53-05:00By |Business Insights, Cloud Computing, Thought Leadership|

By Sam Somashekar, Senior Product Management / Marketing / Strategy Consultant When implementing a new BI solution, you typically hear the term “organizational readiness”. This refers to the preparation of an organization to use analytics, including training on BI tools and proper data use; establishing processes for support; and shifting or acquiring people with the skills [...]

Oct 10, 2013

Analytics Goes Real-Time with Operational Intelligence

2017-12-12T14:44:49-05:00By |Business Insights, Thought Leadership|

By Sam Somashekar, Senior Product Management / Marketing / Strategy Consultant Actionable insight is what propels a business. Operational Intelligence (OI) allows you to gain this insight from both historical data, typically used by Business Intelligence solutions, as well as real-time data feeds. With this combination businesses can immediately take action on decisions and change next-step [...]

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