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March 22, 2012
RTLS (real time location systems) have long been embraced by retailers to monitor store foot traffic and secure merchandise. Today, hospitals are also making use of the technology. RTLS systems are used to track and identify the location and status of objects in real time, using sensors that monitor physical or environmental conditions, such as temperature, sound, vibration, pressure, or motion. For healthcare providers RTLS means hard-dollar savings! With thousands of assets in constant motion each and every day, it becomes very difficult know what is used where, when, and why. These assets are core to providing care; therefore, dirty, in-use, or broken equipment can completely break the processes that take place in healthcare facilities. Simple activities like finding a piece of equipment can consume most of a caregiver’s time, slowing down patient flow, adding costs, and even impacting patient care. How can a healthcare organization overcome this issue and put their location data into real use? --->By using powerful analytics. Let’s explore. There are two types of analytics: 1. Historical analysis . By understanding the actual utilization rates of equipment, hospitals can better estimate the inventory levels they need...
March 20, 2012
Pentaho's Matt Casters, Chief Architect, Pentaho Data Integration and Kettle Project Founder was featured last week on DM Radio on their radio broadcast titled: On the Move: Why ETL is Here to Stay . Listen to Matt's interview with Hosts Eric Kavanagh and Jim Ericson along with panelist Nimitt Desai of Deloitte, Geoff Malafsky of Phasic Systems and Josh Rogers of Syncsort. Starting at 13:33 Listen to Matt talk about: How Big data and ETL intersect and what that means Points to keep in mind when starting to working and accessing data in and out of Hadoop How to keep track of changing technologies and architectures Why its important to not just do data integration for data integration sake Why there's a lack of best practices What Matt's seeing: need for high level of metadata and modeled ETL generation Access both Matt's segment and the full podcast here: http://www.information-management.com/dmradio//-10022068-1.html
March 14, 2012
This week we announced a new program for ISV and SaaS providers called “ Powered by Pentaho .” I received several questions from clients and press so I thought I would share them with you to help explain the details behind this great new offer. What is Powered by Pentaho? Powered by Pentaho enables Pentaho OEM partners to deliver market-leading analytics capabilities in as little as eight weeks. The new OEM program is a response to the rapid rise in Pentaho’s 2011 OEM sales bookings, which grew more than 130 percent over the same period in 2010. What does this 8-week program entail? Pentaho provides the training, support and integration recommendations that best fit your solution objectives. You do the development and quality assurance. Keep in mind that all throughout your development cycle and thereafter, you have access to Pentaho experts who are intimately familiar with the Pentaho architecture and APIs. The best way to picture this is to think of Pentaho’s engineering team as an extension of your own engineering team. We want you to become successful, go to market fast, and build market leadership using our business analytics...