Research

INQUIRY RESPONSE: Organizing for the Customer Experience

By IIA Faculty, Aug 28, 2015

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The IIA Faculty addressed a question on the customer model experience and where analytics should occur within the organization.

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Inquiry Response: Security and the Cloud Environment

By IIA Faculty, Aug 27, 2015

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One of IIA’s retail clients asks about the cloud environment and how companies are addressing security concerns, implementing data management strategies and the pros and cons of SaaS, PaaS and IaaS.

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In this phone briefing, Dwight McNeill distills the key points from his three part IIA series of Research Briefs on population health analytics (PHA). This includes PHA definitions, applications framework, analytics tools and approaches, best practice examples, a sustainability model for health management.

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Inquiry Response: Reporting from Data Repositories

By IIA Faculty, Aug 25, 2015

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An IIA Research Client asks what the various options are for pixel perfect reporting out of analytics data repositories and the tradeoffs of those with a focus on open source.

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On August 18, IIA hosted a webinar featuring IIA Faculty Member John Thuma, a Director with the Aster Big Data COI at Teradata Corporation, discussing the ways companies today can use the lessons of data governance to solve the problems of a big data era. A handful of questions during our Q&A session were left unanswered, so we asked John to tackle them in a blog post.

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The Human Factor in Analytics

By Emilie Harrington, Aug 20, 2015

As a result of rapidly growing data sources, increasing numbers of applications, analytic platforms, and rising complexity of all of these environments - the most critical asset and investment that a company can make - is empowering their key analytics practitioners and business leaders with the right blend of experience, training, development, and support so that they can maximize the value of the raw data and turn it into actionable insights for their organization.

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Successful Analytics for Manufacturing: Your Questions Answered

By Cheryl Wiebe, Blake Johnson, Aug 18, 2015

On July 22, IIA hosted a webinar featuring Cheryl Wiebe and Blake Johnson, discussing the three main problems that manufacturing companies face when deploying analytics. A handful of questions during our Q&A session were left unanswered, so we asked Cheryl and Blake to tackle them in a blog post. Their unedited responses can be found below.

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Visual Design Building Blocks

By Lindy Ryan, Aug 13, 2015

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When you first look at a data visualization, you may not realize just how much careful thought and effort has gone into crafting it. Data visualizations are multi-faceted, not just because of their ability to represent multiple types and layers of data in a meaningful way, but because to craft the visualization itself requires attention to every detail – from color choice, to the methods in which the important pieces of information are connected into patterns, to the layout and typefaces used throughout the graphic.

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It’s a classic scenario. Two people meet at a party. They chat and then exchange information. However, they never speak or meet again. It is as though the contact information was never exchanged. So, what happened? Was there never intent to follow up? Or, did the information get lost, forgotten, or placed in a pile that never got acted upon?

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In the pharmaceutical industry, the overarching goal is to bring drugs and devices to market faster that improve health outcomes for patients. But what happens once those drugs are in the market and clinical trials conclude? Real World Evidence (RWE) provides deep insight into how a drug is actually used and how it performs in the “real world” with all its variety of settings and circumstances. IIA spoke with Jamie Powers, a Principal Consultant and Practice Lead with the Health Analytics Practice, Health & Life Sciences at SAS Institute Inc. to discuss the impact of RWE in the pharma ecosystem, including the benefits and opportunities RWE provides, as well as some of the challenges associated with implementation.

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