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Single source of the truth

Do you have multiple versions of the single version of the truth?
What if we didn’t have to search through all those varied, often-contradictory, deceptively complex, mixed-legacy source systems?  What if we could simply get to the authoritative version of the data and feed it back to our operational systems and analytics applications? What if we had a tool to automate all of this?While […]

By |November 20th, 2016|Analytics, Data, Federation, Virtualisation|

Becoming a data driven company

What is a data-driven company?
It is an organisation where every person who can use data to make better decisions, has access to the data they need, when they need it. It is about giving the business decision makers the power to explore data independently, even if they’re working with complex or disparate data sources.

Data driven companies relentlessly measure and monitor […]

By |October 20th, 2016|Data|

Insurance customer flow

Enhancing insurance revenue by enabling the management of all customer data in real-time.

Insurance companies continue to struggle in the face of economic challenges, competition for market share and from increased regulation.  This is compounded by the issues presented by customer and operational data stored in multiple locations and systems across their business, making it difficult to capitalise on this rich source […]

By |September 20th, 2016|Customer ARC, Data, Insurance, Retail, Social Media|

Golden Source

Finding the single source of truth in corporate data
Traditionally, organisations struggled to achieve this goal because their customer data was lying in multiple systems and different file formats (PDFs, Word and Excel documents, charts, images, scans, videos, etc.).   Technology was seen as a limiting factor to integrate this scattered and massive data and meet the business goals.  fraXses brings […]

By |August 20th, 2016|Data, Federation, Virtualisation|

Federation in full flight in online gambling – securely

Challenge

Create a single view of disparate encrypted data sets across the network which will offer the same level of functionality that would be possible from a Master Data Warehouse.  In addition the system must allow real-time analysis of player behaviour and provide and automated, yet personalised set of promotions to increase player engagement.

Situation

Users based in London
Config team in […]

By |July 20th, 2016|Analytics, Data Ingestion, Federation, Gaming, Security, Virtualisation|

Agile BI and data solutions

Guest article by Steven Offen
Can we deliver BI and data solutions Agile? Not doing things the way we have been!
I have spent many years trying to perfect agile delivery in Enterprise Business Intelligence (BI) environments. What I have always struggled with is how you line up all the teams needed, at the same time, to be truly agile.

Usually, you have […]

By |June 20th, 2016|Data Ingestion|

Death of the traditional Data Warehouse

Guest article by Steven Offen

I have recently been on training for a new federated data platform solution called fraXses. The promise was that the solution could consolidate data from any data source without any ETL development simply by using a configuration GUI. These solutions have been spoken about for many years but this is the first I have seen, that […]

By |May 20th, 2016|Data, Data Ingestion|

Rich Data, Poor Data

…What the Data Rich Do – That the Data Poor and the Data Middle Class Do Not!

Guest Article by By Shelly Palmer, President & CEO of Palmer Advanced Media
Generally speaking, there are two kinds of companies in the world: data rich and data poor. The richest of the data rich are easy to name: Google, Facebook, Amazon, Apple. But you don’t need […]

By |April 20th, 2016|Algorithms, Analytics, Data, Machine Learning|

Components of a Modern Analytics Platform

Guest article by Martin Rennhackkamp

In order to cater for the demands of a modern data-centric and analytics-driven organisation, one needs a more extensive ecosystem for analytics than what a traditional simple “data source – ETL – data warehouse – dashboard” environment can cater for.  This is especially relevant considering the more complex data types and structures and the more dynamic data […]

By |March 20th, 2016|Analytics, Data|

Halting decline in Student retention

Challenge

The University is operating in a competitive regional market where the deregulation of fees coupled with increasing competition for traditional regional markets, is presenting the challenge of increasing student enrolments and halting the decline in student retention.

The University Management put in place a number of initiatives but has been frustrated by an inability to measure and predict the effectiveness of these using available […]

By |February 20th, 2016|Data, Education, Social Media|