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17
Jun

The truth about Analytics and Agility

Gone are the days when analytics solutions were simply a window on our business applications. With the proliferation of mobile technologies and the introduction of alerting, analytics solutions can now offer huge opportunities for change within an organisation, driving business agility and changing the working landscape forever. However, to take part in this revolution, your chosen analytics solution must have two very important attributes. First and foremost, it must be real time. It’s no good alerting a sales representative to an up selling opportunity ten minutes after the customer has left. Which is why your analytics solution has to be…
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07
Jun

The Pacific AppServer, a game changer for OpenEdge

Our Enterprise server offers the perfect platform to pull data from an OpenEdge app and distribute it as actionable intelligence to any device across the web. Many of our customers already use it by hosting a server themselves. However, for smaller organisations, the cost required to host and maintain their own server makes it a much less compelling offering. Which is a shame, because often these customers would benefit the most from our technology. So, for some time now, we’ve been pondering on the best way to offer DataPA OpenAnalytics as a hosted service. The hard part was how to…
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20
May

The IOT and Analytics in action – how warm is our CEO’s home?

A couple of weeks ago, our CEO Gary had a new heating system fitted, with the new tado° smart thermostat. It’s pretty impressive, carefully reducing the temperature to an optimal level as soon as the last person has left home and calculating how to pre-warm the home most efficiently for your return. It also monitors the weather and claims to cut overall heating costs by 31%. Even more interestingly, tado° announced earlier this year an open API. This got us thinking. Our developers are not known for their ability to focus on the mundane when a new bit of kit…
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14
May

Unlock the value of your OpenEdge business logic with embedded Analytics

Building an analytics platform is about more than extracting data from your business application, it also needs to be transformed into information that is meaningful for the user. This is traditionally part of the process of engineering your data warehouse, deciding what data marts are required and engineering some code to transform the raw data from the business application into these more meaningful data objects. It’s an expensive and difficult process, requiring significant engineering skill and knowledge and is almost impossible to get right first time. While this approach does have advantages, and there will always be a place for…
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