Data analytics software company Qlik has acquired Podium Data, developer of an enterprise data management platform, in a move to expand Qlik's product offerings into a more complete big data system. "Qlik has done a really good job building out the data analytics and visualization tools," said Qlik CEO Mike Capone in an interview with CRN. "We view this [acquisition] as the next logical step to building out a complete big data solution."
Acquisition Expands Qlik’s Portfolio Beyond Analytics, Enabling Analytics-Ready Data Strategy to Drive Data-Driven Transformation
Avon and Somerset Constabulary is using Qlik Sense to link more than 10 previously separate databases, using more than 40 applications to better understand and predict threats and risks so officers can make quicker decisions.
CEO Mike Capone details how data literacy is to the information age what traditional literacy — reading and writing — was to the industrial age: a skill essential to anyone wanting to fully participate in the workforce, and one required by all organizations for every facet of their operations. Data democratization, enabled by a data literate workforce and suitable tools, is essential now and in the future.
An escalating skills gap is preventing business decision-makers from asking the right questions of data and machines, according to a recent report from data analytics company Qlik.
As part of the study, research firm Censuswide surveyed 7,377 business decision-makers worldwide between August 2017 and February 2018 on behalf of Qlik, and found that nearly half (48 percent) struggle to identify between data truths and manipulations. This indicates an urgent need to upskill and support workers, the report said.
Qlik’s Jordan Morrow details the importance of data literacy in a world where there are frequent data related scandals such as Cambridge Analytica and companies like Google collect vast amount of data on individuals every day.
“There will always be people trying to manipulate and use data for bad purposes but at least arming people to understand and ask the right questions means they have the ability to stop things like Cambridge Analytica from succeeding.”
Empowers Developers to Create, Deliver and Support Extensions with Enterprise Level Integrity, Security and Compatibility
New Zealand’s Savor Group of restaurants, which includes Seafarers, Ostro Brasserie & Bar and Ebisu, is now using Qlik’s data analytics platform to revolutionize operations from the front-of-house to the boardroom.
“They need to see information in real time, and in a format that’s quick and easy to digest. Endeavour and Qlik have been instrumental in delivering these actionable insights to our business group,” says Matthew Sparling of Savor Group.
Major Global Report Reveals Deficiency in Data Confidence is Shackling Success in a New Era of Robotics and Automation
Qlik’s Andrew Churchill details how decision-makers must ensure that their troops are agile and ready to take on any mission, and how without a central hub for all relevant data, senior defense leaders lack the visibility they need to make savvy judgements about their military branch’s readiness level.
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New and Existing Applications Extend Five Year Partnership; Innovations Showcased at UN’s STI Forum 2018