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How Do You Manage Your Data? 5 Data Analytics Tools That Will Help

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When I work with clients on data analytics projects, I usually start by asking a question: “Can you tell me what your most profitable product is?” It’s seems like an easy question to answer, and clients usually give me their best-selling product, but it’s not as simple as the product your organization sells the most.  When you’re identifying your most profitable product, you need to know how much that item costs you — those costs can be operating expenses, man-hours, storage, manufacturing or any other item that contributes to the financial footprint of that product. Chances are, when you start thinking about these factors, the answer suddenly become more complicated then at first glance.  

Every company needs technology: the top 3 tech trends to focus on this year

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Technology has made great leaps in the past few years. Think about the difference in your personal devices from 2015 to now — in 2015 your smartphone didn’t have facial recognition, and you didn’t have to be careful saying the word “Alexa” in a friend’s home, lest you wake up an Amazon Echo.

Azure Data Lake: The Next Big Thing in the Reinsurance Industry

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Reinsurance is a complicated industry and it's only getting more complex. Reinsurers provide insurance for other insurance companies to keep those companies' risks to a minimum and according to a recent report from Deloitte, their industry is facing a problem. They're putting together increasingly customized, individually-negotiated contracts for clients, incorporating data from several disparate sources — business partners, administrative systems, internal documents and reinsurance terms — and they're doing it manually.

In Over Your Head With Your Database? Here are 5 Signs It's Time to Go NoSQL.

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You've got database drama. You've tuned and tuned, but your queries are still taking forever, and when they come back, they're not returning great results. You have to do something, but what? Denormalize? Change your schemas? Buy a bigger server? If you've already done everything you can possibly do already, you know none of those steps is the right solution. The problem may be that you're using the wrong tool for the job.

Is Healthcare Ready for a Big Data Revolution?

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Compared to other industries, Healthcare has been slow to adopt big data, for a variety of reasons. Hospitals’ budget priorities, medical records spread across various institutions, and concerns about data security have all acted as barriers to adoption.

What Is Decision Modeling, And Why Do You Need It?

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Decisions, decisions. Nothing is more stress-inducing — particularly in business, where decision-makers are often under pressure to act quickly— than having to make a big decision. 

Our Business-First Solution to ETL's Business-Last Approach

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You own a paint manufacturing business and you need to know how much you are spending on red pigment. You ask your business leaders to generate a report. Six months later they built a machine that knocks over dominos, rolls marbles, drops inventory, splatters an employee with red paint who then knocks on your door to show you how red the paint is:

How Do Professional Sports Teams Use Mobile Apps

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The Green Bay Packers. The Detroit Pistons. The Miami Dolphins. The USA Rugby Team.

Metrics for Manufacturers - What Should You Track?

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We've talked about the importance of business dashboards - but what metrics does a successful manufacturer track?