Upcoming Webinar on Geographic Data and Spatial Analysis

August 10, 2011 by · Leave a Comment
Filed under: Business Intelligence, Data Analysis, Data Quality 

On August 25, I will be presenting a Webinar in whichI will discuss concepts of geography, spatial analysis, location intelligence, and other aspects of the integration of location information as part of a business intelligence and analytics program. In this webinar I will discuss the basics of geographic data and spatial analysis, and how to extract knowledge based on geographic information and exploit it to drive efficiencies and profitability.

Live Webinar: Using Geographic and Spatial Data to Improve Business Analytics
When: August 25, 2011, Noon ET, 9:00 a.m. PT
Register now.

You will learn:

  • About geographic data and spatial analysis
  • Processes for integrating geographic data
  • Best practices for data integration and data quality

This Webinar has limited capacity and will fill up quickly, so register early to ensure your spot.

Using Geographic and Spatial Data to Improve Business Analytics

Is Data Profiling a Commodity?

Here are some quick thoughts about the basic functionality of data profiling that make me wonder about the degree to which it has become a commodity capability. If so, then I have a few observations at the end to make folks think about what they are using profiling for.

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Local Businesses, Social Coupons, and Customer Management

June 20, 2011 by · Leave a Comment
Filed under: Business Impacts, Data Analysis 

Last week I shared some thoughts about the popularity of local social network sites working with small businesses to issue coupons to drive new customer acquisition and in-store cross- and upselling. While I questioned the value, it is clearly a phenomenon that does seem to appeal to both the customer community and a number of businesses.

So my next question is about customer management: as a local business owner, how can you monitor the success of your coupon program in terms of measuring new customer acquisition and upselling?

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Knowledge Integrity Teams with CMS IDIQ Award Winner CORMAC

We are pleased to announce that our teaming partner CORMAC has been awarded the Data Management (DM) five year IDIQ contract by Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), an agency under Health and Human Services (HHS). As a teaming partner, Knowledge Integrity will work with CORMAC in support of data administration task orders. The total contract value is $350 million.

The purpose of this contract is to provide the following services for CMS:

1. Data Administration
2. Database Administration
3. Middleware and Message Queuing Administration
4. Business Intelligence (BI) and Extract-Transformation-Load (ETL) Tool Administration and Production Support
5. Data and Information Products Production Support
6. BI Tool, Data and Information Products, and BI-Related ETL Build and Deploy Services
7. Training/User Support
8. EDG Legacy Application and Database Maintenance Services
9. IDR ETL Development, View Development and Database Administration

Data Modeling and Fractal Fairy Tales

June 16, 2011 by · 3 Comments
Filed under: Data Analysis, Data Governance, Data Quality 

Back during my college days I was reading about fractals, defined by Benoit Mandelbrot as “a rough or fragmented geometric shape that can be split into parts, each of which is (at least approximately) a reduced-size copy of the whole.” Lately I have been thinking about the same concept in relation to data modeling.

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