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 Rajan Chandras

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Rajan Chandras has over 20 years of experience and thought leadership in IT with a focus on enterprise data management. He is currently with a leading healthcare firm in New Jersey, where his responsibilities have included delivering complex programs in master data management, data warehousing, business intelligence, ICD-10 as well as providing architectural guidance to enterprise initiatives in healthcare reform (HCM/HCR), including care coordination programs (ACO/PCMH/EOC) and healthcare analytics (provider performance/PQR, HEDIS etc.), and customer relationship management analytics (CRM).
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posted in August 2008

Is Excel a Complete BI Solution?

8/20/2008
The recently released Forrester Wave for Enterprise Business Intelligence Platforms assesses 12 BI vendors/tools. The report does not include Excel as one of the 12 solutions, which led me to ponder: Can we consider Excel a BI tool in its own right? To qualify for the survey, the vendor (and tool) must provide...

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Who Should Own the BI Competency Center?

8/17/2008
This question came up at the end of a Webinar last week. One expert's response was: assuredly, the business should own the BICC - business intelligence is all about business, and business ownership brings along business commitment. Another expert disagreed: given the various technical complexities related to business intelligence and data integration, BICC, she thought, is probably better managed by IT...

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Recessionary Winds Threaten IT

8/11/2008
It's a disquieting thought, but signs are that 2009 may be the worst year for technology workers since the dot-com debacle... According to a survey of top CIOs by Goldman, Sachs & Co released last week, IT staff jobs are at increasingly at risk, both for contractors and in-house workers. Global services companies will also feel the pinch because of the slowing economy.

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Clouding the Cloud Computing Issue

8/5/2008
What's common between one-click purchasing and cloud computing? Ponder that a moment. If you haven't guessed it already,the former was assigned a ridiculous patent, and now the latter is on its way to an equally unwelcome trade mark... The phrase "cloud computing" is being claimed as trade mark by, who would have guessed...

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