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Spotlight on HIMSS

The recent HIMSS show had a laser focus on healthcare analytics – from patient care and solving diseases to reducing mortality rates and improving revenue cycle management.

Rx: Less Data Entry, More Patient Interaction

With a self-service data prep tool, physicians can spend more interacting with patients and less time entering data.

Treating Big Data Symptoms in Healthcare

Big Data can either be a headache or a potential cure-all for the healthcare industry, depending on how it’s managed.

The Many Healthcare Benefits of Self-service Data Prep

Healthcare systems can benefit from self-service data prep solutions in the form of prevention, treatment and follow up care.

Getting High Yield Results from Credit Union Data: Part Two

Many credit unions are turning to self-service data prep solutions not only to ensure timely and accurate management of all critical data, but also to maintain and enhance member services that will give them a competitive edge.

Never Spend a Weekend Doing Data Prep Again!

“Um, yeah. I’m also going to need you to come in on Sunday…” Remember “Office Space”? If you’re a business analyst you’ve probably been there. Someone has a meeting or presentation next week. You were asked to pull together a few slides, charts, reports and visuals for them. Maybe it’s a revenue projection based on inventory, pipeline, cost of sale, and historical trend info, and also find what percentage of the…

IBM Vision 2016 Wrap Up

I recently had the opportunity to attend the global event IBM Vision 2016. It provided not only an opportunity to meet up with former colleagues in Orlando, but a chance to learn about the latest advances in IBM products and services and how they aid organizations in the areas of financial and operational management, sales management and governance, risk and compliance.

Getting High Yield Results from Credit Union Data: Part One

Self-service data prep solutions are used by many credit unions throughout the United States to facilitate data-driven decisions, without the pain or cost of data warehousing initiatives. This is accomplished by offering a self-service solution for business users to access data directly from a myriad of transactional and operational reports used by credit unions.

The Need for Self-Service Data Prep Adds Up in the Financial Sector

In the eight years since the financial crisis of 2008 was felt around the world, a number of regulations have been enacted in an effort to mitigate risk. While market volatility remains, and there is still a focus on risk management, cost reduction and reporting, there’s also a growing emphasis on core investment activities. For organizations to remain competitive, they must do more with big data. The problem is, they aren’t.

Harnessing the Power of Cognitive Computing

Earlier this year, Altair announced that it would be partnering with IBM to better support the access and data prep needs of IBM Watson Analytics and Cognos Analytics users. Now with the ability to resell the Altair Monarch solution, IBM is further enabling business analysts to harness the power of cognitive computing across the widest variety of data sources to drive more informed, strategic business decisions.