Analytics & Big Data


Your decision is as good as your data

Our world has become a quantified one, with data serving as the objective measure of truth. While the average consumer is happy to cipher the health of food intake in percentages of daily requirement and to count ‘likes’ on social media platforms as a means of gauging sociability, use of quantitative research methodologies have extended [...]

Vincent Lam, marketing director, Information Builders

Lyndsay Wise, president and founder, WiseAnalytics

Building information architectures with future scale

Many of the organizations I consult with are looking for dashboards to help them gain better visibility into their data. Most of the time, their focus is on the analytics portion of the undertaking and not on the data. But once requirements are gathered, they quickly realize that where data is stored, how it is [...]


Understanding common data integration challenges

Working with a variety of organizations on consulting engagements and speaking with companies to learn more about their analytics initiatives, I have learned firsthand that irrespective of project size or maturity, companies face challenges integrating and managing their data assets. This goes well beyond analytics and BI implementations and applies to any initiative involving the [...]

Lyndsay Wise, president and founder, WiseAnalytics

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Healthcare analytics best practice scrum

Healthcare in Ontario received a shot in the arm this month when data specialists from hospitals across the southern region of the province met to discuss the use, abuse and potential of analytics to resolve issues in institutional management and patient care delivery. Hosted by BI and analytics provider, Information Builders, the Healthcare Analytics Symposium [...]


Vitamin Y: The app approach to building data service value

Context: New York-based Information Builders has committed to expanding its presence in Canada through a mix of community building exercises. One approach that the long-time provider of business intelligence solutions has adopted is the breakfast seminar targeted at exploring different techniques and applications for analytics. This past month, the Canadian marketing team invited Peter O’Grady, [...]

Peter O'Grady - Information Builders