Disrupting the World of Reporting: Advanced Personalization Is the Future

Posted by Mahmood Majeed on Thu, Sep 28, 2017

Personalized experiences have had a major impact on our daily lives: Facebook helps users plan their weekends by providing relevant, personalized event information based on their interests and connections. Google narrows down search parameters based on an individual’s location and search history. Netflix provides movie recommendations according to a user’s preferences. The list goes on.


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The Death of the Data Warehouse

Posted by ZS Editors on Thu, Sep 28, 2017

Traditional data warehouses have limited utility in today’s healthcare ecosystem because they often can’t process the types of unstructured data that give pharmaceutical organizations a competitive edge. Rigid data storage systems and old-school modeling no longer cut it. Pharmaceutical firms need a modern data infrastructure that’s capable of handling structured and unstructured data, sufficiently scalable and technologically able to support advanced analytics, resulting in actionable insights that can enable commercial teams to make data-driven decisions in real time. 


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Who Moved Pharma’s Cheese?

Posted by Steve Bull on Fri, Sep 22, 2017

Do you remember the book Who Moved My Cheese? that was popular in the 1990s? It tells the story of two people and two mice who live in a maze and thrive on a seemingly endless supply of cheese. The parable resonated with many of us—including me—both in business settings and in our personal lives. After following the four characters’ varying reactions to the possibility of their “cheese” source disappearing, you can’t help but turn the lens on yourself and ask, How would I deal with unexpected change?


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