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How Police Force Uses Data to Assess Risk and Predict Crime

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.


Data Literacy Now a Key Workforce Skill

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.


Growing Skills Gap Taking a Toll on Data Management Strategies

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.


What Google Knows About You, And What You Can Do About It

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.”


Analytics Helps NZ Restaurant Group Move From “Gut Feel” to Data-Driven

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.


Data Analytics Will Fuel the Future of Military Readiness

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.


Financial Services Firms Are Lagging on Data Technology

Firms have made strides in the previous decade in terms of adopting self-service, web-based solutions—but the existing “fixed decision tree” approach is not sufficient for the next evolution in client service. Qlik CEO Mike Capone gave an informative talk to open the second day of the DataDisrupt 2018 conference, entitled “the Rise of Augmented Analytics and Data Literacy in Financial Services,” and warned in stark terms that the financial services industry has broadly failed to take advantage of emerging big data technology.


Society Needs More Data Knights

Qlik’s Paul McLean details the findings from Qlik’s Data Literacy Survey on how using data can improve our lives in many ways, but the human ability to understand what to look out for will remain key to unlocking its potential.


Qlik rolls out new cloud, AI and developer capabilities

Keynoting at the April 24 to April 26 Qlik Qonnections event in Orlando, Qlik's new CEO, Mike Capone, after just four months on the job, cut right to the chase and spelled out some important business changes made early in his tenure.


Hints of Philly’s Robotic Future: Drones and data dashboards speed deliveries

Qlik customer AmeriGas is profiled, detailing their use of Qlik to save $20 million dollars. “It’s a magical tool,” says Jerry Sheridan, CEO of King of Prussia-based AmeriGas, referring to the “district dashboard” system, designed by Radnor-based Qlik, which splits nearly 2 million AmeriGas customers in all 50 states into 640 retail zones handling five million deliveries a year.


A Lack of Data Literacy Is Costing Your Business

According to a U.S. Data Literacy Survey conducted by Censuswide on behalf of Qlik, a leader in data analytics, "only one-third of all workers feel confident in their data literacy skills for the Analytics Economy." In this age of Big Data, Qlik surveys demonstrate that "workers lack the skills to fully leverage the abundance of information to create actionable insights."


Jefferson Health utilizes Qlik for analytics support

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania-based Thomas Jefferson University and Jefferson Health are leveraging Qlik‘s capabilities to improve patient care through data analytics. TJU and Jefferson Health are utilizing Qlik Sense, a flexible product geared toward assisting with data visualization. Through Qlik Sense, the organizations can centralize large amounts of data and make decisions based on the information gathered.