Self-Service Analytics: IT and Business Collaborate

Admit it. The analytic supply chain is broken. With limited resources, IT (the supply side) receive a massive demand from business while still maintaining the integrity of the data. Business analysts (the demand side) have lost their patience with IT bottlenecks but desire self-service, speed to insight and transparency. It’s time to prove that IT […]


#TheLavaLab: Does a STEM education lead to greater happiness?

  Over the past several years, numerous investments and initiatives have been launched with the intent to promote science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education in the United States. The proponents for more STEM education have pointed to a disconcerting national skills gap, where America simply is not producing enough graduates with the requisite skills […]

Dr. Big Data: Helping IT & Business Users Realize they Share the Same Goals with Data Quality and Governance

  In our previous IT counseling session with Dr. Big Data, the doctor brought his patients, IT and the Business User, together, attempting to repair the relationship that has been drawn taut due to their differing philosophies on Big Data and analytics. He ended that session with homework for his two patients, asking them each […]

Data Prep – Leveraging Data for Effective Data Visualization

Guest Blogger: Lyndsay Wise, Research Director, Enterprise Management Associates Last week, I led a Webinar discussion on how to leverage data preparation for effective data visualization. In case you missed the Webinar, click here to watch it at your convenience. Below I have highlighted some of the main takeaways from the discussion. Data preparation represents […]

Infographic: How to Get More Value Out of Your Data Visualization Tool

Data visualization tools are essential for organizations looking to derive actionable insights from large quantities of data. In our upcoming webinar featuring Lyndsay Wise, Research Director of Business Intelligence and Data Warehousing at EMA, we will examine best practices in consolidating, transforming and delivering critical data through dashboards. Join our August 19 webinar by enrolling here If you’re a visual […]

Lavastorm Whitepaper: How to Improve Pharmaceutical Compliance and Increase Productivity

For pharmaceutical and healthcare companies, increasing compliance regulations such as the Sunshine Act have created a significant burden on productivity. Managing the drain on resources, such as periodic audits and other business controls, have led many organizations to move beyond inefficient manual processes and find a solution that can simplify and automate compliance reporting. If […]