Top 10 Technology Trends for 2015

Posted on 23rd December 2014 by Jenny Jones

As a technology company we like to keep ourselves up to date with all the latest industry trends and as we enter 2015 Gartner have released a list of what they believe are the Top 10 strategic technology trends for this coming year. For 2015 these trends cover three emerging themes: the merging of virtual…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Guest Blog – Philip Howard of the Bloor Group

Posted on 10th November 2014 by Jenny Jones

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…

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…

Connexica Conference 2014!

Posted on 29th September 2014 by Jenny Jones

The 3rd Annual user and partner conference of Stafford based business analytics provider Connexica, was held at idyllic local venue Sandon Hall on 17th and 18th September. The two-day event had a wide range of engaging  presentations from Connexica as well as guest speakers, including industry analyst Philip Howard from Bloor Research, motivational speaker Vinay…

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…

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…

Why should a B2B Tech company be jumping on the Twitter bandwagon?

Posted on 4th July 2014 by Jenny Jones

It will probably come as no surprise that the most followed twitter accounts in the world belong to Katy Perry, Justin Bieber and perhaps more reassuringly, Barack Obama..

Why Analytics should be a priority for the Health and Social Care Sector

Posted on 16th May 2014 by Jenny Jones

Here at Connexica we are currently focusing on how individual healthcare organisations can make use of analytic solutions for their own data which does not necessarily fall into the category of ‘Big Data’ but is just as important.

The Changing Face of Manufacturing

Posted on 2nd May 2014 by Jenny Jones

The manufacturing industry is constantly facing competition not only on a national level but also internationally, with many customers choosing to either have products made abroad or importing products from other countries. For many manufacturers, dropping the quality of a product is out of the question and as a nation of historically recognised manufacturers how is it possible to compete with other markets yet still produce the same great quality products, build on a brand, increase footprint and maintain a positive reputation?

Socially Challenged

Posted on 25th April 2014 by Chris Lewis

Did you know that one of the most influential people alive today is Justin Bieber?

According to Klout he has a popularity score of 95 out of 100.

Happy St. George’s Day

Posted on 23rd April 2014 by Jenny Jones

Well that time of year is upon us again and I’m sure anybody reading this who is from the U.K is aware today is St. Georges Day, the day we celebrate the patron saint of England and all the great things about country!

Connexica attend Data Warehousing & Business Intelligence Summit

Posted on 11th April 2014 by Jenny Jones

Last week saw UK Business Intelligence software developers Connexica attend the unique two-day Data Warehouse and Business Intelligence Summit in Amsterdam. This year one of the events platinum sponsors was Systemation who are the official reseller and distributor of CXAIR throughout the Benelux region.

Less Data > Big Data?

Posted on 1st April 2014 by Chris Lewis

Big Data, Big Data, Big Data etc… We hear it all the time. There are more and more analysts talking about it, more and more conferences debating it…

Why Big Data is good for our health, literally..

Posted on 27th March 2014 by Jenny Jones

We’ve ALL heard the phrase Big Data being thrown around in the past few years (if you haven’t, I’m assuming you’ve been on a desert island) but it could be argued that Big Data is merely a buzzword that is pushed onto businesses and actually has little relevance to most of the SME’s who make up our economy here in the U.K and around the world.

Budget 2014, what does it mean for the I.T industry?

Posted on 21st March 2014 by Jenny Jones

So, that time has come around again here in the U.K, when our Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne delivers the nation’s budget for the next year…

Contemplating Life Without the Internet..

Posted on 13th March 2014 by Jenny Jones

This week marks the 25th anniversary of what could be described as one of the most influential and life changing inventions ever created, the internet.

More Inspiration, Less Perspiration

Posted on 6th March 2014 by Chris Lewis

Have you ever worked with someone who is always at their desk before you arrive and there after you’ve left to go home but never seems to get anything done?

CXAIR Facts and Stats!

Posted on 26th February 2014 by Jenny Jones

After our last infographic blog regarding Connexica, we thought why not show some interesting stats and facts about our favourite thing – our Business Analytics solution CXAIR!

Who are Connexica?!

Posted on 21st February 2014 by Jenny Jones

There have been a significant amount of changes recently here at Connexica as we have rebranded our corporate and product logos and are on the way to creating a fresh new website!

Connexica partner with Cognatio Systems

Posted on 17th February 2014 by Jenny Jones

Stafford, United Kingdom, 17th February 2014 — Connexica, a software firm based in Stafford have signed a partnership agreement with UAE based company Cognatio Systems. Cognatio are a software solutions company who design, build and implement solutions allowing organisations to make sense of data and processes.

2014 – The Year of Marketing Analytics!

Posted on 14th February 2014 by Jenny Jones

As a member of the marketing team at a company who have developed an analytics solution I am well aware of the benefits analytics can bring to marketing departments, but before working at Connexica I had little or no knowledge of the subject, and it could be suggested that many other marketers are in the same boat.

Are marketers are aware of the full benefits that these types of solutions can offer to their department?! Business Intelligence and Analytics software are used frequently in finance and operations departments but marketing teams may have been getting left on the backburner.

Harnessing the power of business analytics for infographics

Posted on 7th February 2014 by Jenny Jones

I’ve recently fallen for infographics in a big way as I am constantly looking at ways to turn data into information that’s interesting, and it couldn’t be easier with the power of an infographic.

In recent years we have seen many industries using this as a powerful marketing tool to get their message across. With most of us having shorter attention spans or less time to sit down and read articles, bite sized pieces of information are very powerful tools to have. They are more eye-catching than printed words as they usually combine a variety of images, colours, movements and content. They can be used to reinforce brand awareness with the use of company colours, logos and messaging. This is a great way to increase your footprint in your industry.

The Rise of Customer Reviews and the Benefits they Provide

Posted on 30th January 2014 by Jenny Jones

I’m going to take a guess that everybody reading this blog has been on trip advisor or another consumer review website at some point in their lives and if you haven’t, it would seem you are in the minority.

The Tripadvisor site features more than 125 million reviews from travellers around the world and more than 80 new contributions are posted every minute, this is one of many examples of the big data explosion and how consumers and businesses are creating increasing amounts of data every day.

Taking a risk with a career in Business Analytics

Posted on 22nd January 2014 by Jenny Jones

As someone who works within the Marketing industry and currently studying for a Marketing degree, my main areas of interest include branding, design, content marketing and social media marketing. Similar to my colleague Jenny who wrote the previous blog post, before I started working at Connexica I had never even heard of Business Analytics let alone discussed the difference between a data warehouse and indexes or SQL vs. natural language queries, and wondered was I the only novice?

From the Outback to Analytics and What 2014 Has in Store

Posted on 17th January 2014 by Jenny Jones

Next month sees my one year anniversary at Connexica, before starting at Connexica I knew nothing about Business Analytics and literally lived Outback. The word business Analytics hadn’t even crossed my path let alone did I know what Business Analytics was, my life was filled with days out on the range, cooking around a campfire and wearing check shirts, Stetsons and cowboy boots!