Tag Archives : #analytics


Information Builders plugs the gap  

Big Data and analytics are, as we keep being told, hot, hot, hot. Trolling through masses of input from as many sources as we can grab will provide all sorts of valuable insights, and help us grow our businesses. But just as numerically illiterate (or maybe sneaky) marketers don’t seem to grasp that 9000% of […]

Jeremy Ballanco, VP, iWay software sales, Information Builders

Oliver Schaberberger, VP analytics server research and development, SAS Institute

Hybrid vigour  

When the cloud rose to prominence, as usual pundits promptly declared that it would replace previous technologies. In the IT world, anything new tends to capture the imagination, and instantly becomes the former-tech killer. But as time goes on, people figure out that new is not always the be-all and end-all, and old is not […]


Aligning BI skill, practice and healthcare outcomes 2  

ICT skills development has long been lauded as a key input to business productivity, a vehicle for improving labour employability and indeed as the means to enhancing the competiveness of nations. But another ‘truism’ has also long held sway – that Canada suffers from a chronic shortage of skilled ICT professionals. A 2015 ICTC IT […]

Justin St-Maurice, professor, Applied Health Information Sciences, Conestoga College

Concept business draw shortcut exit from maze problem above whiteboard white background

Lateral strategy: from innovation to infrastructure 1

No IT industry concept has engendered as much recent debate as “bimodal IT.” Introduced by Gartner Group in 2014, it describes a future in which IT is bifurcated, with “Mode 1″ focused on “traditional and sequential” practices “emphasizing safety and accuracy,” while “Mode 2” is used to describe “exploratory and nonlinear” approaches that are aligned […]


CL and SAP partnering to drive new analytics opportunity

If the reasons to partner are legion, they generally coalesce around the desire to fill a gap – the opportunity to learn and adopt new skills or technology, access to resources or adjacent markets, the sharing of financial risk and cost, scale enablement and the ability to focus on core strengths while developing broader product/service […]

Gary Gauba, president, CenturyLink Cognilytics