Care & Health 11th March 2016 - 3 min read

Curious Mortality

Last week the ongoing story of deaths from heart surgery data hit the headlines again. ‘From Bristol to Birmingham: why data on deaths is still not perfect’; Guardian 4.3.16.  At the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham, the mortality rates are sti [ ... ]
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Big Data 10th March 2016 - 2 min read

Quality is key to big data success

Travel buyers have been urged to ensure they receive good quality data from their suppliers by including it in their contracts. Mat Orrego, CEO of US-based travel technology firm Cornerstone, said that buyers need to secure a flow of clean and accura [ ... ]
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Big Data 2nd March 2016 - 1 min read

New SSL Vulnerability: DROWN

We’ve recently learnt that another SSL vulnerability has been discovered. Nicknamed “DROWN”, this vulnerability attacks SSLv2 where available and, if successful, can be used to decrypt traffic using the newer TLS protocols. Pi has a proactive approac [ ... ]
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Big Data 20th February 2016 - 4 min read

Why the ‘three As’ should replace the ‘four Vs’ of big data.

Most IT professionals are aware of the four Vs of big data, but only three are actually relevant. Most CIOs know and understand the ‘four Vs’ of big data – veracity, variety, volume and velocity – which describe and define arguably the biggest shift [ ... ]
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Care & Health 19th January 2016 - 2 min read

Wrap up warmly: Big Data and Bad Weather

As the Met Office warns of severe cold weather for all regions of England, Paul Gundersen, Chief Operational meteorologist, talks about temperature shifts from mild to very cold.  His forecast; “99% probability of severe cold icy conditions and heavy [ ... ]
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Big Data 7th January 2016 - 3 min read

Making smarter corporate travel decisions with data

Total Cost of Trip is the business travel industry’s unicorn. Everyone knows what it is, but no-one has ever seen it. Usually, companies simply add the employee’s hotel fees to the air fare and the car rental, and then balance this cost against the c [ ... ]
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News & Announcement 6th January 2016 - 2 min read

Falling in love with AMEE

A number of you have been asking why AMEE, what’s so special about the company, and why merge now? Our press release didn’t reach out to some of you in health and care with our talk of “holistic procurement strategies”. Well, now is the time to clari [ ... ]
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Big Data 7th December 2015 - 6 min read

Combine data taken at the right time from the right sources to discover how to increase productivity and decrease moans

Have you ever wondered how happy your travellers really are? How their level of satisfaction affects their productivity? How to put all that information into context so you can do something about it? If your answers are yes, yes and yes then read on. [ ... ]
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Travel 7th December 2015 - 5 min read

Intelligent travel management recognises the dynamic nature of data and its full value to travel programmes.

Irregular ‘stock takes’ aren’t enough anymore. One summer, when I was a teenager, I got a summer job working at a local hardware store. I can’t say I enjoyed the job, which consisted mainly of helping customers push their shopping carts laden with p [ ... ]
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Big Data 1st December 2015 - 2 min read

Focus on the ‘why’, not the ‘who’ or ‘when’, with spend

Typical procurement analysis tends to focus on the ‘who’ (am I spending with) and the ‘what’ (I am spending on). But this misses the more important point – the ‘why’ (am I spending here). Essentially, the wider business context of the procurement dec [ ... ]
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