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Data Analytics Partners with IBM and Oracle

Data Analytics is proud to announce that, in addition to its existing partnership with IBM, it has recently become a partner to Oracle and has also been certified to GITC v5 by the Queensland Government (GITC No. 5026).  Although none of these changes make any difference to the actual service provided to Data Analytics clients, it does provide assurance for clients and potential clients that independent organisations see value and/or quality in the Data Analytics products and services.   Data Analytics continues to commit to customers that it retains full independence of product vendors (including its partners) when providing advice to its clients.

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Aussie Companies starting to get Big Data

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Quantium, a company that started in data analysis a little after Data Analytics, has been bought by Woolworths to help the retail giant get more value from their customer data, both at the checkout and from their loyalty programs. Data Analytics can provide the same services to your company for a surprisingly low cost which, unlike what Dr Hamin says in the article, is actually quite affordable for SMEs.

 

Opening the Vault: Qld Govt Open Data

The Queensland Government is launching its Open Data Initiative on the 3rd April in Brisbane.  Its called “Open the Vault“.  Open Data is a great initiative being pursued by major governments all around the world (see US here, UK here, UN here, EU here and Australia here) that presumes that government data is owned by the public because they paid for it.  Therefore, with a nod to privacy and national security concerns, all government data by default should be freely available to the public to review, disseminate, analyse or use for their enterprise.

Data Analytics will be at Queensland’s Open the Vault event as will many of the other key players in the analytics space from around Australia and the world. Unfortunately tickets are currently sold out, but you can register for the possible release of new tickets or you can still enter a competition by putting in an idea for using Queensland Government Open Data in a beneficial manner.  The competition closes at midnight tonight (24/03/2012) Qld time.  If your idea is selected as a finalist you can attend and present at the conference and possibly even win a cash prize.  Hopefully I’ll see some of you there.