2014 Healthcare Analytics Review

Posted on 22nd December 2014 by Chris Lewis

‘Fragmented, rudimentary and not yet fit for purpose’ Procurement in the healthcare analytics industry has always been a challenge. Most NHS trusts are persisting with their legacy systems due to the number of risk factors associated with upgrading and updating their systems. However, this fear of change and assumption that tried and tested is the… Read more »

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What Happened to our Digital Rights?

Posted on 17th December 2014 by Chris Lewis

The so-called ‘Black Friday’ sales seemed to have the desired effect on my family and friends. Between colleagues doing their entire Christmas shopping before it’s even December and family going from no XBOX ONE for the next 2 years to XBOX ONE with 6 games and all the mod cons. I can’t really complain about… Read more »

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Crossing Blockbuster Cinema with Business Analytics

Posted on 9th December 2014 by Chris Lewis

Interstellar has been out for a few weeks, so perhaps this blog is about old news. However, from my viewing of it, the intergalactic mind-bender of a movie will probably remain in the memory for years to come. The Nolanification of modern cinema can be traced back to Christopher Nolan’s interpretation of Batman, namely The… Read more »

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Big Data Buzz or Big Data Fuzz?

Posted on 8th December 2014 by Ben Edge

The buzzword Big Data has gathered an increasing amount of momentum over the last few years. In fact the number of organisations who have implemented a big data or data discovery solution has increased from 58% to 73% over the last two years. More and more organisations have innovated to include a big data offering… Read more »

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Corporate Depersonalisation or How I Stopped Worrying and Became a Hipster

Posted on 25th November 2014 by Chris Lewis

It’s a shame that help and support from big businesses remains opaque. From sorting out mobile phone contracts to getting your XBOX fixed the larger the company your dealing with, the less personal the response and generally less helpful the support teams. Logistically it makes sense to have complicated switchboards and outsourced call centres for… Read more »

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Is it truly ‘sense’ to go with the big boys?

Posted on 13th November 2014 by Chris Lewis

It might be a bit rich coming from an up and coming Stafford based business analytics team, but there is a gap in the market becoming apparent as Qlik unveil and update their new visual analytics package Qliksense. Like Tableau and other solutions, Qlik are making their data analytics package more visual, easy to manipulate… Read more »

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Guest Blog – Philip Howard of the Bloor Group

Posted on 10th November 2014 by Emma Ordidge

Recently Connexica welcomed Philip Howard of the Bloor Research Group as a guest speaker at our annual CXAIR Conference, and off the back of this he published a blog post discussing the growth of Connexica and CXAIR in some more detail. See his article below: “Both I and my colleague David Norris have previously written… Read more »

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The Consistency of Inconsistency

Posted on 16th October 2014 by Chris Lewis

Sometimes it boggles the mind what people can submit as finished work. Reddit, a global content aggregation website, has a section for everything. One of the sections, the aptly named ‘CrappyDesign’, showcases thousands of examples of work, logos and advertising slogans that either have not been proof-read, or read by people with no knowledge of… Read more »

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Top 10 ‘Data’ Gadgets

Posted on 1st August 2014 by connexica

Being a technology company we are constantly on the lookout for the next big Tech trends and inventions. Recently I came across a Slideshare by Big Data specialist and author (among other things) Bernard Marr, in which he listed the “21 Coolest ‘Internet of Things’ Gadgets you will want today”, after having a read through… Read more »

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Seeing is Believing

Posted on 11th July 2014 by Chris Lewis

Isn’t that so true!!!!

When a developer says to me something’s fixed, I don’t believe them. It’s an easy way of buying time, starting the con, sourcing the wool to pull over my suspicious eyes…

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