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  • Big Data Isn’t Like Every Other IT Project

    Monday, February 11, 2013 - 14:00
    As I reviewed Inquidia’s business development activities over the last two years, I noticed that prospects for Inquidia’s analytics and big data consulting services roughly apportion to 50 percent companies with new initiatives, 40 percent companies with next-phase projects, and the final 10 percent firms with existing programs which aren’t tracking successfully. Stalled BI programs are intriguing to me. Having been involved in many intelligence projects over the years, I’ve seen how they can sputter... [more]
  • Analytic Imagination and Business Bets

    Monday, February 11, 2013 - 14:00
    I came across a couple of interesting articles the other day that take opposing views on a “how to conduct analytics” debate. The first perspective, “ Data-Driven Science is a Failure of Imagination ,” from r-bloggers.com, seems written by a traditional statistician. The author takes issue with “data-driven scientists” who propose “that the best way towards scientific progress is to collect data, visualize them and analyze them.” His big beef is that data science equates... [more]
  • Test

    Saturday, November 24, 2001 - 14:15
    Notebook */ */ */ */ */ */ */ In []: # import libraries and start the Rserve client import pandas as pd import os import numpy as np import pyRserve con = pyRserve . connect () In []: # change directories in both R and Python print ( os . getcwd ()) os . chdir ( "d:/data/russell" ) print ( os . getcwd ()) con . eval ( 'print(getwd())' ) con . eval ( 'print(setwd("d:/data/russell"))'... [more]
  • Case Study: edo

    Overview: edo provides a tailored, measurable and scalable card-linked offer platform to help marketers, merchants and banks increase customer loyalty. edo was not only growing its customer base at a tremendous rate, but they were developing more innovative ways in which to serve their customers. This growth and innovation led to a need for a more robust infrastructure. They consulted Inquidia, with their extensive experience with big data, BI and analytics, to determine the best... [more]
  • Case Study: Intelligent InSites

    Overview: Intelligent InSites is a leading software company that is transforming healthcare operations with real-time operational intelligence aimed at improving care, enhancing the human experience and increasing efficiency. Their own Real Time Location Services (RTLS) software provides a wide range of solutions for healthcare systems, from asset management to patient workflow, environmental monitoring, infection control, and more. Challenge: The RTLS software, however, did not have business intelligence capabilities. Something their management team felt was vital... [more]
  • Case Study: Delta Dental of Virginia

    Overview Delta Dental of Virginia (DDVA), a leading dental benefits provider, had built a successful organization focused on improving the public’s health by delivering quality dental benefits programs and services. Their use of technology and successful data carrier enterprise solution contributed to their ability to provide exceptional service and had placed them in a position for a new phase of growth. Challenge DDVA had developed a claims processing system, DCS2000, providing customer service representatives, administrators,... [more]
  • Case Study: Case Commons™, incubated and funded by the Annie E. Casey Foundation

    Overview Case Commons is a technology startup incubated and funded by the Annie E. Casey Foundation (AECF), a private charitable organization dedicated to building better futures for disadvantaged children in the United States. Case Commons has developed Casebook®, a unique web-based family information management platform grounded in social network concepts. The system enables frontline caseworkers serving vulnerable families and children to make better-informed decisions and focus on family outcomes. To begin building analytics tools into... [more]
  • Case Study: BNSF Logistics, LLC

    Overview BNSF Logistics, LLC, an indirect wholly owned subsidiary of Burlington Northern Santa Fe Corporation, provides customers with a comprehensive set of supply chain solutions ranging from management and execution of single shipment transactions to daily management of complex distribution and sourcing networks. BNSF has grown both organically and through acquisition. Their previous tools for accessing BI data were limiting and static and required a great deal of manual work. Additionally, BNSF required a BI... [more]
  • Case Study: iCrossing

    With expertise in multi-tenancy as well as a deep familiarity with Pentaho big data solutions, Inquidia was able to assist iCrossing in expanding its Connected Marketing Platform capabilities. Overview iCrossing, a digital interactive marketing agency focused on building connected brands, has developed a unique tool for their clients; their proprietary Connected Marketing Platform measures campaign performance, turns data into insights, enables true cross-channel attribution and maximizes ROI. Realizing the potential that their data stores could... [more]
  • Case Study: BlueCava

    Overview BlueCava offers a patented technology that allows businesses to identify and profile customers across multiple internet devices. This leading-edge application provides marketers with actionable metrics they can use to improve user experience, increase conversion, and maximize revenue. As BlueCava’s business capabilities and client base grew, so did the volume of data collected, prompting the need for a more robust Big Data infrastructure. Knowing the potential of a Hadoop-based data management platform, BlueCava called in... [more]

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