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November 28, 2011
What do OEMs and Healthcare have in common? This week, Pentaho is hosting exciting webinars featuring both topics. Attend both events from the convenience of your desk. OEM Webinar – Wednesday, November 30th Companies interested in embedding powerful analytics into their solution should make sure to register for a webinar exclusively for OEMs: Pentaho BI Server Content Integration . On Wednesday, November 30th, Anthony de Shazor, Enterprise Architect and VP of OEM Development Services, will explore the various strategies of exposing existing Pentaho reports and Analyzer reports in partner applications through lightweight integration technologies including HTTP and AJAX. This is part of the exclusive OEM Tech Series. You can watch past OEM focused webinars here: Customizing Security within the Pentaho BI Server Single Sign On with the Pentaho BI Server Healthcare Webinar – Thursday, December 1st Rather than tell you the benefits of Pentaho Business Analytics for healthcare companies, we invited one of our customers to share their experience. St. Antonius Hospital is a leading clinical training hospital in the Netherlands with six outpatient locations servicing over 547,200 inpatients and 50,000 outpatients a year. Like many healthcare organizations, St. Antonius...
November 17, 2011
We are very excited to announce that we have scored a rock star Chief Marketing Officer , Rosanne Saccone. Rosanne is truly a world-class CMO with one of the best reputations and track records in the technology industry. She is responsible for Pentaho’s strategic messaging, product marketing and lead generation. Rosanne is a seasoned marketing executive with over 20 years of results-driven marketing, management and finance experience in the high tech industry. Her career highlights include: Served as Vice President, Americas Enterprise Marketing at HP; Gained expertise in business intelligence, analytics and SaaS as CMO of Pivotlink, where she worked alongside current Pentaho CEO, Quentin Gallivan ; Crafted strategic messaging and spearheaded all aspects of marketing as CMO and SVP at BEA Systems; Served as Executive Vice President of Marketing at Olliance, a consulting firm specializing in open source software; Graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Stanford and received an MBA from University of Virginia. Welcome Rosanne! Stay tuned for a Q&A video of Rosanne.
November 15, 2011
Recently SearchHealthIT.com published a study revealing that today only 50 percent of healthcare organizations make extensive use of analytics. Yet, the rest are getting started (40 percent) or are planning to implement (10 percent) - see figure 1 . This is no surprise. Like many industries, healthcare seeks to improve efficiency and reduce costs using analytics. But unlike many other industries, healthcare is a heavily regulated sector, shifting from a pay for service culture to a pay for performance approach. This requires healthcare providers to measure their quality of care performance metrics. In addition, the rise of evidence-based medicine is creating demand for analytics. Advanced analytics help providers gain scientific evidence for clinical treatments, instead of only using their conventional wisdom. Figure 1 Among many interesting points, one interesting angle that the survey revealed is the predominant types of analytic functions that healthcare providers are looking to use in the near future. Based on this data in Figure 2 , the two top analytics functions that the CIOs plan to use in the next two years include: 1. Health Information Exchange (42%) 2. Predictive Analysis of Diseases (43.6%) Figure 2...
November 10, 2011
Business analytics are very valuable in higher education due to the volume and range of decisions, with both political and financial impact, that universities need to make throughout the academic year related to things like student taxes, course offerings, building maintenance and human resources. To address the specific needs of universities, Pentaho customer, Cineca , developed an integrated information system for higher education institutions, called U-GOV, which includes a business intelligence and analytics suite specifically designed for universities and called U-GOV Planning and Controlling. U-GOV Planning and Controlling consists of nine different integrated modules including accounting, human resources, research and student analytics, a planning and budgeting process, dashboards and key performance indicators, as well as best practices adapted to the university environment. Thirty universities currently use the software. To make the system more sustainable and easier to manage, Cineca decided to replace all proprietary business intelligence platforms (Microstrategy and Qliktech) and standardize on a single open source business analytics platform. After an in-depth evaluation by its research lab, Cineca chose Pentaho for its integration capabilities, meta data management, OLAP capabilities, cost, user functionality, service support and centralized product management. Currently,...
November 3, 2011
Today Pentaho launched a new look, feel and messaging to our website. Check it out.
November 1, 2011
This month, Pentaho is offering a host of training classes all over the world - from Mumbai to Paris to Chicago. Take one of our Pentaho BI Suite Bootcamp classes (offered in more than 15 cities this month!) to get started with Pentaho or hone your skills by taking an advanced class. To learn more about Pentaho's new extreme in-memory analytics capabilities, register for our webinar on November 10 . Webcasts Nov 10 - Delivering Extreme-Scale In-Memory Analytics - Online Live Events Nov 3 - Seminar in French: Accélérez votre processus d'information décisionnelle grâce à Pentaho - Paris, France Nov 8 - Financial Information Management Conference and Exhibition - London, UK Nov 16 - Seminar in Portuguese: Maior Autonomia e Poder Para o Utilizador - Libson, Portugal Nov 24 - Conference: A Demonstration of Pentaho's Support for Big Data - Netherlands Nov 29 - Big Data and Analytic Databases Forum - Neuss, Germany Training Nov 1 - Pentaho BI Suite Bootcamp - San Francisco, CA Nov 7 - Pentaho BI Suite Bootcamp - Guadalajara, Mexico Nov 7 - Pentaho BI Suite Bootcamp - Lyon, France Nov 7 - Pentaho BI...