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Data & Analytics Consultants

As consultants, we get to see daily how data & analytics can deliver real business value. However, these game-changing innovations are not always apparent or pervasive to business leaders in organizations and industries that are early on in their analytics journey. As a result, the requirement definitions and desired outcomes from an analytics undertaking are

The Importance of Analytics to Cybersecurity

In part 5 of 6 Vlogs, CTI’s Director of Cybersecurity, Ben Thurston makes the connection between cybersecurity monitoring and analytics. Ben explains the importance of analytics in gathering data and information from multiple security sources to provide insight into what is going on from a security/risk posture. Security analytics, like the CTI CustomerUniverse, collects information

CTI CustomerUniverse: Data Integration is Key to Marketing Success

In this part 2 of 6 view blog series: In a recent survey conducted by CTI, marketers listed data integration as the number one obstacle to their ability to arrive at a single, trusted and complete 360-degree analytical view of their customers. In his latest video blog, CTI CustomerUniverse Product Director, Mark Janowicz talks about

Rethinking HR Performance in the world of Cloud and Workday

I’ve been in the Data Analytics space for a long time and over the years I’ve worked on numerous HR “reporting, dash-boarding, and data warehouse projects.”  Actually,  I am in the process of wrapping up a 6 month project that integrates analytics into a Workday environment. Just to level set, Workday, is highly regarded as

Higher Ed – Everyone is Trying to Solve the Same Problem

Data Governance and Student Success — I just attended the Higher Ed Data Warehouse (HEDW) conference, which this year was hosted at the University of Arizona in Tucson.   This is our second year attending (as a sponsor).    U of A is a sizeable institution with an excellent facility to accommodate the 300+ attendees.  And Tucson

Analytics for Higher-Ed: A World of Opportunities, But Beware

Student Life-cycle at HEDW Conference —   On April 23rd – 26th, CTI is once again sponsoring the Higher Education Data Warehouse conference. Last year at the conference we introduced the concept of the “Student Lifecycle” to drive recruitment, retention and success. The impact of analytics is driving improvements in University performance across a broad

A new IT Paradigm? Hardly – still the “I” before the “T”

From Data to Decisions — I’ve made my career in the world of enterprise computing and have lived through the barrage of marketing slogans that have accompanied decades of “paradigm” shifts. Do you recall the professed wisdom of these marketing mantras? HP told us “Invent”, but maybe we should first…. “Think” as IBM had suggested

ABC’s of Analytics for Marketing Engineering

In today’s competitive and Omni-channel markets, the key to success of each business is understanding its customers. Through a systematic approach of harnessing data, leveraging analytics and knowledge, one can drive effective marketing decisions in a technology-enabled and model-supported interactive decision process. Customer Segmentation We live in a diverse society where customers differ in their