Listen to the Women (and the Data)

Companies are striving for diversity because teams with a wide range of perspectives have more experiences and insights to draw from, making them more flexible and innovative in their problem solving. It’s even been shown that teams with more women perform better. However, achieving that team composition has been slower in some historically male-dominated segments than others. This excerpt is from a post published on Aug. 1, 2017 on the Teradata PARTNERS blog, Listen to the Women (and the Data).

Transformation with a Capital “T”

“Right now you have an opportunity to fundamentally change the business model of a company and create a very different business, one that is more competitive and compelling. If you don’t do, it someone else will.” From some sources, a statement that bold would be filed in the “heard it all before” basket. But when the source was practicing big data when it was a little thing and Teradata was a startup, has 29 PARTNERS behind him, and more than 120 PARTNERS conference presentations to his credit, you’d be wise to listen.

This excerpt is from a blog post originally published on July 21, 2017, on the Teradata PARTNERS blog, Transformation with a Capital “T.”

 

The Cloud is Sexy – You Need Protection

If there has been a buzzword in the data and analytics world that has received as much attention as “big data” it is “cloud.” It’s fresh. It’s hot. It’s full of potential. And like a hacked celebrity phone full of pictures, people can’t stop talking about it, even when they don’t fully understand what they are talking about. The result is that myths and misconceptions can arise and be difficult to dispel.

The previous excerpt was first published on the Teradata PARTNERS blog on May 30, 2017, The Cloud is Sexy – You Need Protection.

Using Analytics to Make a Difference: Finding and Preventing Opiate Abuse

The growth of opiate abuse and addiction has hit epidemic proportions in the United States. The CDC recently estimated the total economic burden to be $78.5 billion a year. To say that the cost to lives, directly and indirectly, has been huge would be an understatement. Several states count more opiate prescriptions than people. Tennessee is one of those states. Serving more than 3.4 million Tennesseans, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Tennessee(BCBST) has been thrust into the middle of the epidemic.

The previous excerpt was taken from the Teradata PARTNERS blog post originally published on May 8, 2017, Using Analytics to Make a Difference: Finding and Preventing Opiate Abuse.