The Informationist: 2015 Wrap-Up

Our monthly email newsletter, The Informationist, features the latest and greatest news, updates, and thought leadership in the big data landscape. As 2016 is now in full swing, we’re excited to share the most popular features from our 2015 editions!

5) How a Healthcare Organization Utilized a Next-Generation Data & Analytics Platform to Improve Patient Care and Lower Costs
Learn how we were able to help a major healthcare organization gain a scalable data lake populated with refined data that was made available for data scien tists via analytic sandboxes or dedicated work areas.

4) White Paper: Driving Data Agility with the Data Lake
Co-authored by our alliance partner Collibra, this white paper explores how the data lake can help organizations overcome challenges within the enterprise data warehouse, as well as how to successfully design a data lake, and the characteristics of a successful data lake implementation.

3) Video: What is the Segment of One?
Informationist Nick Kramer discusses what the Segment of One is, how it relates to customer centricity, what data is available today to enable it, and why advanced analytics are critical to success.

2) The Agile Analytics Life Cycle
Trying to improve the state of data analytics in your organization and wondering if you should leverage a data lake? One of the main advantages of a data lake is the acceleration of advanced analytics capabilities. Our infographic outlines the agile analytic life cycle.

1) Knowledgent Named One of the 20 Most Promising Healthcare Analytics Solutions Providers 
Knowledgent was pleased to be named one of the 20 Most Promising Healthcare Analytics Solutions Providers by Healthcare Tech Outlook for 2015.

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Machine Learning Algorithm Series: k-Nearest Neighbors

As you may recall from the previous posts in the Machine Learning Algorithm Series, when performing Linear Regression and Logistic Regression there is always an assumption of the linearity of the underlying or transformed data. Needless to say, most real world data sets don’t comply with this assumption, so non-parametric algorithms are necessary for accurately modeling non-linear data. In the third installment of our Machine Learning Series, we talk about k-Nearest Neighbors (kNN), amongst the simplest and most popular non-parametric methods used for data classification and regression.
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Knowledgent Enables Innovative Data and Analytics Solutions for Biotech Company

This company’s partnership with Knowledgent has been a successful and beneficial relationship that has enabled strategic data and analytics initiatives across business operations, technology, clinical, and R&D. Continue reading Knowledgent Enables Innovative Data and Analytics Solutions for Biotech Company

Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA)

It has been estimated that the United States Treasury loses as much as $100 billion annually to offshore tax non-compliance. To mitigate and minimize such future loss of tax revenue, the Treasury enacted the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA) as regulation on March 18, 2010. The regulation requires foreign financial institutions (FFIs) to provide certain information on their U.S. account holders to the IRS or their local governments. Failure to comply with the regulation will result in 30% tax withholding on U.S. source payments and income. Continue reading Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA)