Posts by Laura Madsen:


Let’s Call an End to the ‘Big Data’ Hype Cycle

by   |   March 8, 2013   |   Leave a comment

What’s missing around the broader discussion of big data is clarity, writes Laura Madsen in this opinion piece. What is clear is that barriers to success are significant and they cannot be fixed by a product or system alone. You have to invest in the people and the processes associated with the data, big or small. Read More…


Enabling Analytics Through Business Intelligence

by   |   October 8, 2012   |   Leave a comment

There is an important difference between business intelligence and analytics, writes Laura Madsen, a health care BI expert, in this opinion piece about the differences between the two. BI is an enabling mechanism for analytics. BI can’t do analytics, and analytics is not BI. Read More…