Data Warehouse Automation vs Automated Data Preparation

Are you considering whether to choose data warehouse automation or automated data preparation? This 5-minute blog post will help you decide.  […]

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The case against ground-up data solution developments

70% of data projects fail. It’s an incredible and worrying statistic when you consider all that wasted time and resource.  […]

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The importance of managing media and politics in the NHS

The future success of the NHS depends on forward-thinking, innovative strategies. In which every available resource is used effectively, using more efficient, collaborative processes – and always with the objective of improving the quality of overall patient care.[…]

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Reduce reputational risk, with enterprise data management

Media coverage can be difficult to manage for any organisation, especially when news stories are topical. We've all seen the damage that negative press can do to a business, and the sensationalist approach of many journalists doesn't help. But when it comes to the NHS, this impact is magnified many times over. As a government institution, […]

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How the NHS can embrace digital transformation with minimal disruption

We are living in an increasingly tech-savvy society. People appreciate the benefits of technology; they know what it can do for them and it enriches their lives. As ever-greater numbers of devices enter our homes and workplaces, we're ever-more comfortable using them for a wide range of activities. We shop, bank, book holidays, watch our […]

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The patient data explosion - and how to manage it

Information shapes our lives. It's the lifeblood of business, and the fingerprint left by every individual in the developed world. By 2020, about 1.7 megabytes of new information will be created every second, per person alive on our planet1. There will be over 6.1 billion smartphone users globally2, and more than 50 billion smart connected […]

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The Value of Data

The value of personal medical data is obvious to every patient and healthcare provider. It is the information that can chart everything from childhood height and weight through to drug prescription history, or even the spread of a disease through the body and subsequent recovery.[…]

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The Pressures of Global Regulatory Compliance

All life sciences businesses have to comply with stringent regulations. This isn’t surprising. Patients are right to demand that treatments should be safe and rigorously tested. From an industry perspective, looking beyond the possibility of reputational damage or fines, nobody wants to be responsible for a compliance failure that […]

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A Patient-facing Industry

In our previous blog, we talked about how the healthcare sector is undergoing profound change due to the rapid digital transformation of both patient experience and healthcare services and its resulting data. This goes far beyond speeding up information transfer – from a patient’s doctor to a hospital, for example – or improving hospital […]

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The Future of Healthcare

The healthcare sector is undergoing profound change that‘s leading to the adoption of new techniques and business models. It is change being driven by technology and, specifically, the advent of the Internet of Things (IoT) where these objects will routinely ‘talk’ and ‘share’ data.[…]

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Data Transparency and You

Why what you do with personal data has become a hot topic for every business and every individual. There is an abundance of data in the modern world that is growing at an exponential rate. In 1944, a study of stored information quaintly predicted that university libraries would double in size every 16 years. By 1980, a lecturer on mass […]

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The True Cost of Bad Data

In the healthcare sector, acting fast saves lives. Matthew Swindells is NHS England’s national director for operations and information, so it’s fair to assume he knows what he’s talking about. Speaking at the recent E-Health Week conference in London, he cut straight to the chase when he stated that, “Your predictive algorithm is worth […]

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Going backwards by standing still

The hidden costs of building rather than buying reveal themselves over time When the UK’s National Health Service was paralysed by a cyber-attack last week, it wasn’t hard to identify the culprit, particularly when the WannaCry malware had posted a ransom note demanding Bitcoin on the screen of every affected computer.[…]

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Secrets of successful data management: Use a proven, automated development architecture

Our ‘Secrets’ blog posts look at best practice for BI and other data project development. In a world where so many projects fail, or take a long time to achieve their original objectives, Insource sets out to help yours avoid any pitfalls and ensure smooth, swift success.[…]

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Secrets of successful data management: Automated Data Preparation

Accurate, available data is the cornerstone to an effective BI or other data project. Insource can help you achieve it. In our ‘Secrets’ series of blog posts, we look at some of the key factors you need to focus on to ensure best practice for your data management.[…]

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Secrets of successful data management: Data Warehouse Automation

Our last blog looked at the history of data management, and what we’ve learned along the way. Despite advancing technology and an appetite for information, there is widespread disappointment in BI development projects. It’s not for lack of effort, but rather that they simply don’t stand a chance to start with.[…]

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Data Management Secrets - Trailer

Data is vital to the success of your organisation. From serving customers better to achieving competitive advantage, from gaining product insight to staying compliant, good data delivers endless value. However, data management is a major challenge. With information volumes exploding and IT budgets under constant scrutiny, it's important to […]

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10 elements of a successful data warehouse development

Data warehouse developments often fail because the business and technology elements of the projects are not synchronised efficiently or effectively.   By eliminating manual effort, data warehouse automation (DWA) products enable business and technology to collaborate in an agile way.[…]

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Automation, the Industrial Revolution and software development

Since the Industrial Revolution, automation has played a critical role in defining and driving the development of industry in multiple sectors. Today, it has the potential to revolutionise the data warehouse industry, removing human error and inconsistency from the manual software coding process.   […]

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Why Pathway Management and 18 Week RTT Processes Are Failing

In most acute trusts, 18 week RTT management involves a PAS, spreadsheets, other IT systems and lots of manual intervention. Not only is this massively time consuming and inefficient, but it doesn't address the root causes of the issues you face. We look at those root causes - and the solutions that enable you to address them.[…]

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