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Thursday, October 7, 2021

APOS Live Data Gateway – Connect to Live with SAP Analytics

Digital transformations come in all shapes and sizes, but the one thing they all have in common is the need to expand and transform data connectivity. Analytics can be transformative, but only if analysts have access to all pertinent data sources. Download the whitepaper to learn how APOS Live Data Gateway opens up non-SAP data sources to SAP Analytics Cloud to create greater analytics opportunities.

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Under the new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), the inspection, protection and retention of the personal data of EU data subjects are the responsibilities of the organizations that control and process that data. In practical terms, a large part of that responsibility falls on the BI team, because the BI system touches on, and processes data from, a large proportion of the enterprise's data sources.

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

If you're preparing for compliance with the EU's new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which comes into full force on May 25 of this year, the first thing you need to focus on is the rights of data subjects, because those rights are at the core of the legislation. Here is a fairly detailed, though not exhaustive description of the rights of data subjects under the GDPR. Data subjects have the right:

Friday, November 17, 2017

Based in Minneapolis MN, Allina Health cares for patients from beginning to end-of-life through its 90+ clinics, 12 hospitals, 15 pharmacies, specialty care centers and specialty medical services that provide home care, senior transitions, hospice care, home oxygen and medical equipment, and emergency medical transportation services.

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

There are a number of common motivators driving healthcare organizations to establish proactive BI system storage strategies. Motivators can be legislative or corporate, or based on the need to maintain information availability, reliability, and consistency with (usually) limited BI administrative resources.

Monday, March 2, 2015

Is the Internet a public utility? Do providers have a responsibility to treat their customers' content equally? Should healthcare Internet traffic have priority over other Internet traffic?

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Back in April, 2014, the FBI issued a Private Industry Notification (PIN) warning the healthcare sector that its vulnerability to attack remains high, primarily because it is a lucrative target for criminals. Why are healthcare data breaches so lucrative?A Reuters report on the FBI PIN indicates numerous reasons:

Monday, December 8, 2014

Forrester's Nick Hayes recently posted a summary of a new Forrester report, Dissecting Global Risk Perceptions and the Effects of Customer Obsession. In his summary, he writes of a shift in the perception of governance, risk management, and compliance that is occurring in "customer-obsessed" organizations -- organizations that take the need to improve customer experience seriously.

Monday, December 8, 2014

The latest update to APOS Storage Center for SAP BusinessObjects 4. 1 includes some great new features and improvements. For example, you can now use the familiar SAP LCMBIAR file technology to back up your standard, system and application objects. You also have the option to include object level security in your LCMBIAR backups. However, unlike the standard SAP LCMBIAR method, the APOS Storage Center LCMBIAR backup method allows you to restore objects selectively. It also overcomes any volum...

Thursday, March 20, 2014

We have seen the future of BI, and it is self-serve. The growth of BI has steadily tended away from simple, passive reporting toward engagement and interaction, and finally to providing the ability to build your own query and render it with statistical and visual impact.

Monday, February 24, 2014

If you are a BI platform manager or BI administrator responsible for ensuring the proper implementation of your organization's security model, or if you're involved in BI user support, then you'll find administrative user impersonation to be an extremely useful new feature of APOS Administrator and APOS Security Manager. User impersonation allows administrators to see what specific users see, so you can examine the implementation of your security model down to row-level security with more ...

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

If you didn't have a chance to attend our recent Intelligent Data Access Controller (IDAC) webinar, you missed some great insights on BI data governance -- how you can gain greater control over your BI platform through increased visibility into data connectivity, better security through awareness of data access, and more accountability through sensitive data audit. It's no surprise that BI data governance is becoming a hot topic. As BI assumes a more critical role in business decision support...

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Volume, Variety, and Velocity are the three "Vs" of Big Data. @RobertKugel tweeting on a talk by IBM's Brenda Dietrich reveals a fourth: Veracity. Here's an IBM presentation slide (PDF) that shows the relationship:

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