Cancer Center Joins CancerLinQ Big Data Analytics Platform

healthitanalytics | March 05, 2020

Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center of Buffalo, New York has signed an agreement to use the CancerLinQ platform, an oncology data repository that provides cancer organizations with actionable big data analytics insights.Established in 1898, Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center was the first cancer center in the US. In 1972, Roswell Park was recognized as one of the first three National Cancer Institute-Designated Comprehensive Cancer Centers. Today, it is one of 28 National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) members, which is made up of leading academic cancer centers in the country.Currently, CancerLinQ has more than 100 subscribers. In the past six months, Baptist Healthcare System in Louisville, Kentucky, and Crystal Run Healthcare in Middletown, New York, have both signed agreements to join the platform.

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IBM data scientists break big data into four dimensions: volume, variety, velocity and veracity. This infographic explains and gives examples of each.For updated figures, please refer to the infographic Extracting business value from the 4 Vs of big data.


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Qlik Recognized as a Customers’ Choice in 2022 Gartner® Peer Insights™ ‘Voice of the Customer’: Analytics and Business Intelligence Platforms

Qlik | October 18, 2022

Qlik® has been recognized as a Customers’ Choice in the 2022 Gartner® Peer Insights™ ‘Voice of the Customer’: Analytics and Business Intelligence Platforms report. Qlik received additional distinction as a Customers’ Choice for the Global Enterprises, Large Enterprises and Finance segments. The Gartner Voice of the Customer report synthesizes Gartner Peer Insights' reviews into insights for IT decision makers. This 2022 report focuses on analytics and business intelligence (ABI) platforms that enable less technical users, including business people, to model, analyze, explore, share and manage data, and collaborate and share findings, enabled by IT and augmented by artificial intelligence (AI). Qlik was recognized for meeting or exceeding both the average Overall Rating and the average User Interest and Adoption for these segments. Qlik’s recognition is driven by real-world customer experience and testimonials like: "Qlik, as a vendor, [is] always willing to go the extra mile, especially on data literacy. They facilitated a session for a variety of our staff to experience what analytics can do in a retail setting. The product itself has helped us understand our data quality issues and get to the heart of problems fast. It's easy to use and end users find it intuitive to navigate compared to other BI tools. It handles our large volumes of data well and connects to any source we throw at it." – Data Manager in the Retail Industry “Qlik Sense SaaS – Great, Easy, Fast to Setup and Deploy. Overall implementation into the SaaS arena was great. Easy to setup and SSO made the info sec team faster to approve its use in the cloud.” – VP of Enterprise Analytics in the Finance Industry “It works extremely fast even if we are analyzing millions of rows of data. Qlik offers some really savvy functions that allow you to e.g. do simultaneous "A-B-C" categorization of your data as you make your selections in available dimensions. Charts are good looking out of the box, you don't have to micro-manage your apps to make everything fit in a coherent way. Qlik offers flexible data alerts that eases the burden of actively monitoring your data.” – Global Business Analyst in the Healthcare Industry “The Best Choice in Business BI. Qlik has enabled our organization to create dynamic business insights with relative ease. New technologies are constantly added to the Qlik platform that enable us to continually improve our data analytics. From automation to AI these tools are salient and well thought out.” – Business Analyst in the Manufacturing Industry “It’s incredibly rewarding when a customer proactively tells the world about the value and success they are finding with your solutions. “We’re thrilled to be recognized as a Customers’ Choice, especially by some of the world’s largest organizations who partner with Qlik to tackle their most important challenges through data.” James Fisher, Chief Product Officer at Qlik To access the 2022 Gartner® Peer Insights™ 'Voice of the Customer': Analytics and Business Intelligence Platforms report, please visit here. To learn about Qlik, visit www.qlik.com. Gartner, Gartner Peer Insights ‘Voice of the Customer’: Analytics and Business Intelligence Platforms, By Peer Contributors, 7 October 2022 GARTNER is a registered trademark and service mark, and PEER INSIGHTS is a trademark and service mark, of Gartner, Inc. and/or its affiliates in the U.S. and internationally and are used herein with permission. All rights reserved. Gartner Peer Insights content consists of the opinions of individual end users based on their own experiences, and should not be construed as statements of fact, nor do they represent the views of Gartner or its affiliates. Gartner does not endorse any vendor, product or service depicted in this content nor makes any warranties, expressed or implied, with respect to this content, about its accuracy or completeness, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose. About Qlik Qlik’s vision is a data-literate world, where everyone can use data and analytics to improve decision-making and solve their most challenging problems. A private company, Qlik offers real-time data integration and analytics solutions, powered by Qlik Cloud®, to close the gaps between data, insights and action. By transforming data into Active Intelligence, businesses can drive better decisions, improve revenue and profitability, and optimize customer relationships. Qlik serves more than 38,000 active customers in over 100 countries.

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EY announces alliance with Alteryx to help accelerate digital transformation through analytics automation

EY | November 28, 2022

The EY organization today announces an alliance between Alteryx, one of the leaders in analytics automation, and Ernst & Young LLP (EY US), to help organizations unlock the power of data through automation and digital transformation. Most organizations face inefficiencies and increased costs when carrying out day-to-day business and back-office operations. As they undergo digital transformation efforts, they tend to devote more time to data manipulation than to data analysis. As a result, revisiting and updating their existing technologies to improve data literacy throughout the organization becomes critical to achieve their transformation goals. The EY–Alteryx Alliance will help clients across various sectors optimize data-driven processes by generating valuable insights to deliver faster, better business outcomes to achieve efficiency in business operations. The alliance leverages the highly intuitive and easy-to-learn data analytics automation platform of Alteryx along with the EY organization's digital transformation capabilities across Strategy and Transactions, Consulting and Tax. The Alteryx platform combines three key pillars of automation and digital transformation — data, processes and people — to help enable data democratization, business process automation and people upskilling. Users are then better able to unlock the value of advanced analytics using its user-friendly platform, analyze a wide range of data from multiple sources and deliver business insights to answer business questions more efficiently. Among other strengths, EY US is well-known among clients and in the market for its consulting capabilities. With more than 700 certified implementers of Alteryx across service lines and countries, EY US teams have built innovative, proprietary solutions that are supported by Alteryx. Through the EY–Alteryx Alliance, clients gain access to and counsel from the right technology and consulting talent for data exploration, transformation and analysis. Brian May, EY Americas Alliance and Managed Services Leader, says: "This collaboration combines advanced technology and consulting capabilities for data exploration and analysis across key functional areas including tax, finance, human resources, supply chain, internal audit and IT. Activating and accelerating rapid digital transformation is paramount in helping organizations efficiently navigate today's evolving business landscape." Barb Huelskamp, Alteryx SVP of Channel Sales, says: "By aligning the EY organization's rich heritage of experience with the Alteryx analytics automation platform, we provide incremental value for key customer segments across the office of finance, human resources, supply chain and more. Our shared objective helps organizations optimize analytics to help drive large-scale business transformations." About EY EY exists to build a better working world, helping to create long-term value for clients, people and society and build trust in the capital markets. Enabled by data and technology, diverse EY teams in over 150 countries provide trust through assurance and help clients grow, transform and operate.

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Mutually Human Announces Merger with Mirrorlytics, a Respected Data and Business Analytics Firm

Mutually Human | September 08, 2022

Mutually Human, a nationally recognized digital transformation and software consultancy firm, announced today that it has acquired Mirrorlytics, a respected data and business analytics firm headquartered in Grand Rapids, MI. The two companies will combine under the Mutually Human brand. As a result of the merger, the combined organization will offer a broader set of solutions to its clients. The additional data analytics capabilities will directly enhance Mutually Human's efforts in digital transformation, workforce transformation, and the proper application of new and innovative technologies. Along with the combination, the company has also announced three leadership team changes. Mark Van Holstyn, Mutually Human's founder, has taken a strategic role as Chief Technology Officer. In this role, Van Holstyn will be responsible for technology innovation and leading the delivery of custom software and automation solutions. Data and analytics initiatives will be led by Jordan Poortenga, founder of Mirrorlytics, as Vice President of Analytics. Jason Kuipers will lead the combined company as President, where he will be responsible for all day-to-day operations. "We are thrilled by what this means for our clients," said Kuipers. "The pace of digital change our customers face is continuing to accelerate. Incorporating the Mirrorlytics team will enable us to help our clients harness their data for a better understanding of their businesses, their customers, and their employees - ultimately leading to improved business outcomes. It's a powerful addition to our already industry-leading software development and automation capabilities." "We've built a talented team at Mirrorlytics. By bringing our two organizations together under a single brand, we'll provide even more depth to our data and analytics advisory capabilities and enhance our full-service software consultancy," stated Poortenga. Century Technology Group, Mutually Human's parent company, managed the acquisition. Financial details of the transaction have not been disclosed. About Mutually Human Mutually Human is a full-service software development and digital transformation consultancy that specializes in custom software, data analytics, and intelligent automation. Our U.S.-based team of technology strategists, business analysts, designers, engineers, and developers craft powerful, human-friendly software for organizations of all sizes looking to launch new digital products, identify processes ready for automation, or simply better understand their business. In short, Mutually Human works with clients to create and implement technology that people want to use, improves business outcomes, and empowers organizations to do more with less. About Mirrorlytics Founded in 2017, Mirrorlytics is a Management Consulting firm that specializes in Strategic Analytics. They provide analytical services that aim to help businesses develop a data-driven culture. Mirrorlytics work to align data-centered projects with strategic planning to ensure long-term goals are being met. About Century Technology Group Century Technology Group is a family office based in Grand Rapids, MI. The firm partners with proven operating leaders to provide growth capital, administrative resources, and managerial consulting to promising technology-lead businesses with strong core products, services, or capabilities. Their portfolio companies also include MindSpring, a global leader in digital content production, and Talent Strategy, a professional search and recruiting firm.

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Snowplow launches Data Product Accelerators, Snowplow BDP Cloud and Enterprise updates

Snowplow | November 03, 2022

Snowplow, the industry leader in Data Creation and behavioral data, has announced the availability of the first of its Data Product Accelerators (DPAs)— recipes designed to help accelerate the journey from ideation to outcome when designing business-critical data products. The company has also announced preview availability of new offerings within its Behavioral Data Platform (BDP) portfolio. Data Product Accelerators Snowplow DPAs mark the next evolution of Data Creation, the category founded by Snowplow that involves the deliberate creation of data to power AI and advanced data applications. These DPAs lay the foundation for the fast creation of data apps, providing a step-by-step guide or referencing data architecture to effortlessly deliver high-impact use cases that solve specific business needs or problems. For example, the Composable CDP DPA will use Databricks, machine learning, and Hightouch to enable the creation of a composable CDP—which an organization could use to collect behavioral data from all customer touchpoints and build a single customer view, to better understand customer behavior and power personalization at scale. “Across industries, organizations know they need to be doing more with data. They know that simply extracting data is not enough—they need to create data that’s meaningful to their unique situation. Yet, in an emerging field like this, we felt that we could do more to share best practices and get outcomes into the hands of Data teams and their organizations. These DPAs will help our customers to easily understand and experience the value of Snowplow, in a context that is highly meaningful to them” said Snowplow President, Chief Product and Marketing Officer, Nick King. The DPAs will be available in an online library and soon to be released within the Snowplow platform, and will include a high-level solution overview, clear implementation process, and technical accelerators to help organizations bring their data products to market faster. There are four DPAs available at launch, including Advanced Analytics for Web (both Snowflake and Databricks), Composable CDP with Predictive ML Modeling, Advanced Analytics for Hybrid Mobile, and Advanced Analytics for Mobile. Preview availability of Snowplow BDP Cloud and BDP Enterprise BDP Cloud Snowplow has also announced the preview of Snowplow BDP Cloud, a new iteration of the behavioral data platform that empowers organizations to create, evolve, and manage behavioral data at scale. Fast to implement, Snowplow BDP Cloud is targeting EU and North American markets initially—removing the burden of deploying Snowplow in your own environment, and ensuring GDPR, and other regulatory compliance. Snowplow BDP Cloud is available as a private preview and customers can sign up here to gain access. BDP Enterprise Available today, BPE Enterprise customers are able to take advantage of the Tracking Catalog. This new feature provides the ability to create an organizational wide view of their tracking architecture, which allows teams to effectively discover, evolve, and manage versioning for their events and entities. Team members of all technical levels can find out about the event, entities, and properties collected by Snowplow. This is particularly helpful for Data Product Managers, a role which requires fast and effective data discovery. “Using the Tracking Catalog allows us to review the graph of events and entities holistically - with the goal being to review our tracking architecture and increase the quality of our event collection," said UK's AutoTrader Engineering Platform and Data Director, Darren Haken. "It can also provide a non-technical view to our Product Managers - helping them understand what events they are collecting on the product.” The BDP Portfolio The new Snowplow BDP portfolio of Cloud and Enterprise is designed to help make advanced analytics available to more businesses. Alex Dean, Snowplow’s co-founder and CEO highlighted the results achieved by current customers. “Already, customers like Strava, Gousto, and DPG Media are forging ahead with Data Creation using Snowplow,” he said. “These new offerings will pave the way for more organizations across the globe to tap into the rich possibilities of using behavioral data to power advanced analytics and AI applications.” About Snowplow Snowplow generates, governs and models high-quality, granular behavioral data, ready for use in AI, ML, and Advanced Analytics applications. When integrated with other tools from the modern data stack, Snowplow can power a wide variety of advanced use cases, allowing organizations to drive significant business value with behavioral data. Data products built on top of Snowplow include the composable CDP, first-party digital analytics and ML-powered churn reduction for subscription businesses.

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IBM data scientists break big data into four dimensions: volume, variety, velocity and veracity. This infographic explains and gives examples of each.For updated figures, please refer to the infographic Extracting business value from the 4 Vs of big data.

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