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  • Chris Grenz
    Analysts EIM Practice Director

    Health Analytics: Buy or Build?

    The Analysts team wrapped up HIMSS Big Data and Analytics in Boston recently with conversations on how custom analytics need to be in health. The keynote speakers were split on the topic with at least a couple holding strongly to the "very custom

  • By Analysts
    EIM Practice Director Chris Grenz

    Semantically Rich Data

    Semantic (adj): related to meaning in language or logic.

    As Analysts' EIM Practice Director I advise our clients as they seek to transform their data into information for the benefit of their organizations. We work with structured data and

  • By Analysts
    EIM Practice Director Chris Grenz

    DevOps BI: A Test Strategy in 5 Steps

    When a team claims to be "agile," my very first question is, "tell me about how you test?" Nothing else cuts to the heart of agility like the line between manual, infrequent testing, and the high-frequency automated testing essential to DevOps.

  • By Analysts
    EIM Practice Director Chris Grenz

    BI DevOps: The Pipeline

    Implementing DevOps in BI with a goal of agility requires a holistic look the entire development pipeline. For instance, analysis and modeling must collect information needed to evaluate the value and impact of data elements as an input to test

  • By Analysts
    EIM Practice Director Chris Grenz

    How DevOps Impacts BI

    Around 5 years ago, I began focusing on and writing about how to bring agility to BI delivery organizations that were perpetually backlogged and unresponsive to their businesses' needs. In client after client I heard a desire to become more

  • By Analysts
    EIM Practice Director Chris Grenz

    Analytics on FHIR

    This weekend in San Francisco I had the privilege of presenting Analysts’ work in the FHIR Analytics space with a focus on our use of Apache Drill to a group of medical informaticians and their colleagues during the