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How to ensure data is at its best in healthcare

Successfully deploying data analytics, as its use continues to evolve in the healthcare industry, is an area of critical concern. In our previous posts, ‘Can Analytics Save the NHS from Collapse?’ & ‘Towards a data driven healthcare system’ we discussed the necessity and the advantages of the NHS being a data-driven healthcare organisation. Being informed by descriptive, […]

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Big Data in Healthcare Conference: Improving outcomes through data sharing

We’re heading to the Big Data in Healthcare Conference on 25th October, where expert speakers from across the health and technology sectors will explain how data and analytics will shape the future of the NHS. We know that NHS hospitals are incredibly complex structures with interacting processes and workflows and, in our opinion, the key […]

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Factory 2050 Event Reflections

 Industry 4.0 is leading the way for intelligent data analytics for improved business outcomes in manufacturing Last week saw OCF DATA take its maiden voyage into the event world, where we presented and exhibited at an event specific to manufacturing. ‘Where digital meets manufacturing’ was organised by the Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (AMRC) and was […]

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Towards a data driven healthcare system

In our last post, ‘Can Analytics Save the NHS from Collapse?’ we discussed the lack of adoption of data analytics technologies by the NHS – and reasons behind this. There’s no doubt the challenges are real, but for me, the benefits of using analytics are considerable and outweigh the cons. In this latest post, it’s […]

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Data and Analytics – Getting the basics right

The winning organisations over the next 5 years will be determined by which are best able to harness and exploit data to their advantage. The winners will be organisations that operate closed loop insight driven processes that are aligned to their strategic business goals. The losers will either observe this data revolution without meaningfully acting, […]

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Not sure where to begin with analytics?

Deloitte recently compiled a survey of 500 mid-size companies in the USA to understand the top technology trends affecting their business. Almost half of the respondents (48%) said that technology was a critical differentiator and key to growth. As a proponent of big data and analytics I was very interested to see if either of […]

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Big data: the perfect storm waiting to be sailed

I regularly speak with customers, partners, prospects and industry experts about the challenges and opportunities big data presents and the most common, recurring problem is the lack of skills within a company. There are many SMEs that would like to capitalise on the promise of big data but simply don’t have the in-house capabilities to […]

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What’s Eating Hadoop’s Lunch?

In a few short years, Hadoop has become one of the most talked about technology innovations of the current decade. Backed by Yahoo and boasting Tesco, Google and Amazon as customers, it is gaining traction in the market. We’ve provided proof of concept projects using Hadoop, including for a global drinks manufacturer, so we know companies […]

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