How to Create an Agile Analytics Environment

To rapidly adapt to market changes in productive and cost-effective ways, organizations worldwide must adopt more data-driven agile approaches to business. But that’s not always an easy proposition given “existing technology investments, constant technological evolution, and lingering cultural obstacles,” according to an article in InformationWeek. Businesses understand that if they want to succeed in today’s […]

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#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 […]

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 […]

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#TheLavaLab: Assessing California’s Residential Water Conservation Policies Through a Data Lens

In response to California’s increasingly severe multi-year drought, Governor Jerry Brown issued an unprecedented executive order in April, which mandated severe water usage reductions in urban areas across the state as compared to 2013 water usage levels. Enforcement of Governor Brown’s mandate has been left in the hands of the over 400 urban water agencies […]