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17/02/2016

Cognos Analytics: The next generation BI

Towards the end of last year IBM released the latest version of Cognos BI, rebranding it Cognos Analytics. Known for its enterprise scalability and trusted reporting structure, Cognos had built its name as the BI tool that companies ran their business on, but perhaps not where they would turn for building visually appealing dashboards, or
25/01/2016

The Era of Self-Service BI

Last year, in its Predicts 2015 series Gartner published a report forecasting a power shift in data analysis away from IT and towards business, driven by the need for organisations to make business decisions based on data to win market share. The report reflects the feedback we hear from our clients; BI had once been
30/09/2015

Meet Generation D: Analytically driven organisations winning in the marketplace

Big Data has been under the spotlight for some time and it is becoming increasingly apparent that organisations recognise the opportunity it brings. As data volumes explode, businesses that can derive insight from data will make more informed decisions and gain competitive advantage over their peers. In a recent report by the IBM Center for
26/08/2015

Cloudy with a chance of insights

Most organisations have already made a significant investment in data warehousing but now face the challenge of modernising in order to incorporate new data sources or analytic capabilities. While the benefits of turning to data in order to make more informed business decisions are well understood, businesses still encounter obstacles. These most commonly include the perception of
17/07/2015

Big insights for the smaller enterprise – PureData System for Analytics ‘Mini Appliance’, Powered by Netezza Technology

Big data for small business  Any small to medium size organisation aiming to gain more advantage from data, has to consider the class leading performance and high value of IBMs PureData System for Analytics N3001-001 (PDA). This so called PDA ‘Mini Appliance’, added to the PureData for Analytics family at the end of 2014, is purpose designed to bring enterprise class big data capabilities within reach
10/07/2015

Is your BI application software up to date? – Improve usability, security and performance

Business needs change, technology advances and competitors catch up. The following are three issues you may be experiencing if you have outdated enterprise application software. If so, updating could be vital. Usability – improve user experience with up-to-date software and user interfaces Ensuring users can derive the most value from your application is dependent on how effectively it
05/05/2015

PureData System for Analytics – IBM’s affordable enterprise class analytics solution for midsize business

IBM’s PureData System for Analytics N3001 (PDA) gives midsize organisations a fully featured and integrated analytics warehouse appliance at a mid-market price. IBM’s advanced PDA technology combines data warehousing and in-database analytics into an advanced analytics platform. Packaged as a simple and highly powerful appliance, PDA is fast to install, easy to operate, low cost
28/04/2015

Check34 – A new tool to help with prescription analysis

Another successful EBI solution goes live this month. A new online system to help community pharmacy contractors to analyse the prescription data they receive every month from the Pricing Authority is being launched by PSNC this month. A unique collaboration with the National Pharmacy Association (NPA) means all NPA members will gain access to the
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