Oct
01
2016

Tick Tock...

BY Mind Over Machines
4 minute read

Time was ticking away for the medical studies department at a top private research university.

Clinical researchers relied on the department’s web collaboration portal to house and share data from their studies of new medicines and medical treatments. And the application was just...

Sep
01
2016

Solving the BI Puzzle

BY Mind Over Machines
3 minute read

“Our best prospects are right under our noses, but they’re scattered across the country, and we don’t know who they are until we trip over them! We need an engine that will identify our cherry prospects and serve them up in bulk.”

Aug
03
2016

Miscalculated Risk

BY Mind Over Machines
4 minute read

“We’re in the final stages of testing and anticipate your system will go live three weeks from today.”

Finally.

After too many months and too much money, the tech company was finally reporting that it was just a few minor tweaks away from launching the shiny new, custom software...

Jul
05
2016

The Benefits of BYOD

BY Mind Over Machines
2 minute read

We are a society that thrives on our personal and mobile devices—they are no longer additions to our personas, but extensions of them. We are intimately connected to our personal technology. So it makes perfect sense that the “Bring Your Own Device” (BYOD) movement has brought the...

Jun
01
2016

The Distress Call

BY Mind Over Machines
5 minute read

The call from the West Coast came in to our Baltimore office on a Monday afternoon. The caller (we’ll call her Lois) was on Day 3 of a total system shutdown. She was officially in crisis. Lois’s firm – a 24/7 public records research firm that earns much of its revenue from online...

May
08
2016

Join the "BI" Gathering

BY Mind Over Machines
3 minute read

Managing data and analysis in the increasingly complex financial services landscape is more critical than ever. New legislation, increased compliance requirements and continued risk due to uncertain economic times have necessitated significant additional IT investment. Leaders in the...

Apr
07
2016

Put Your Sales Team On Autopilot

BY Mind Over Machines
3 minute read

There’s no doubt that salespeople are grateful for technology assists. Remember having to memorize every client’s kid’s name and baseball average to make them feel special? Or toting around a bulky Rolodex that included everything you ever wanted to know about your client – including...

Mar
05
2016

Data By The Book

BY Mind Over Machines
5 minute read

Big data, with all of its vastness and mystery – and confusion - is actually a remarkably straightforward concept: store everything for later analysis. Because once it’s gone, you can’t get it back. The end.

Ok…so there’s more to the big data story. And while the term big data is both...

Feb
04
2016

Technology Change Reaps Rewards

BY Mind Over Machines
2 minute read

Technology enables change, and change drives success. We measure success in terms of change: increases, decreases, percentages, growth and trends. But how do we define change? Transformation? Innovation? Conversion? Shift? Transition?

Jan
03
2016

SOA Long and Thanks For All The Fiche

BY Mind Over Machines
5 minute read

What’s the best approach for transitioning from physical records (paper and microfiche) to digital records for your organization? Should you just rip the bandage off and have it done all at once? Or should you build capacity into your systems, in Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)...