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Today saw the conclusion of our Analytics Roadshows, where Isaac Reyes, Altis Head of Data Science presented on the “Five signs your organisation needs a data science team – assembling the right mix of data savvy professionals for the changing nature of business data”. Our roadshows were held in Sydney, Melbourne, Auckland and the final

We are very proud to announce that for the 7th year in a row, Altis Consulting has been recognised as a fantastic workplace by the Great Places to Work survey for Australia. This award is an accolade to the wonderful team at Altis who make our culture and workplace so successful. What makes Altis unique?

The Power BI toolset from Microsoft is changing the game in the data visualisation space. With major monthly releases building on the functionality and rapidly incorporating new features, combined with its competitive pricing we are seeing many clients dipping their toes into the world of Power BI. Altis surveyed some of our Power BI users

Lindsey Abot and Rhubesh Goomiah from Altis’ Melbourne office noticed how often the traffic camera at Flinders and Williams Street was flashing and wondered how many infringements it recorded each year. They found the answer on the Victorian Government’s ‘cameras saves lives’ website (http://www.camerassavelives.vic.gov.au/) which has the statistics for the top 50 cameras in Victoria

Amir Zaki recently attended the MDM and Data Governance Summit in Sydney and he shares some of the key takeaways.  The MDM and Data Governance Summit this year covered a wide range of topics; from the Keynote by Aaron Zornes (Chief Research Officer of The MDM Institute) discussing the emerging trends to the pros and

Amir Zaki recently attended the MDM and Data Governance Summit in Sydney and he shares some of the key takeaways.  The MDM and Data Governance Summit this year covered a wide range of topics; from the Keynote by Aaron Zornes (Chief Research Officer of The MDM Institute) discussing the emerging trends to the pros and

In this Altis white paper, Anastasia Voinou from our Melbourne office talks about Data Lakes and their place in an Information Management architecture. There is a lot of talk in the market about Data Lakes and how enterprises should be implementing a Data Lake, “Where does a Data Lake fit in the Data Warehouse and

Michael Betterton from our Canberra Office talks about some of the changes in Microsoft’s SQL Server 2016 SSRS and how you can leverage these. With the recent release of Microsoft’s SQL Server 2016 in June this year, many people have posed the question of how has Microsoft’s Business Intelligence (BI) Stack changed in this release,

Thousands of businesses collect vast quantities of data, yet they struggle to turn the potential knowledge and insights into business advantage. Although the task can seem massive, the benefits can be great, allowing organisations to unlock additional sources of revenues and efficiencies. For some organisations such as those in the utilities and human services sectors,

Nadine Hamilton recently attended an Australian Computer Society event and she shares her key takeaways from this event. On a frosty Canberra morning last week, the Canberra branch of the Australian Computer Society welcomed Ian Opperman, the newly appointed Chief Data Scientist and CEO of the NSW Data Analytics Centre to present on “The power

Our Utilities Practice Lead, Rhubesh Goomiah shares some insights from Australian Energy Week. I recently attended the Australian Energy Week 2016 conference in Melbourne, a new event designed to gather professionals from the Australian energy sector. It was an excellent opportunity to network with people from a number of organisations, ranging from the traditional energy

Altis is pleased to announce that due to significant demand we have created technology practices for AWS and Microsoft.     Guillaume Jaudouin James Mitchell Guillaume Jaudouin has been appointed to lead our AWS practice, while James Mitchell has been appointed to lead our Microsoft practice.  These new practices will enable us to further assist

Microsoft PowerBI generates a lot of interest, as we see customers lining up to give it a try. The combination of superb visualisation, self-service approach and an attractive price-tag make PowerBI a worthy candidate for analytics. However, for some customers, the enthusiasm is soon replaced with disappointment when they learn that PowerBI is a cloud-based

By 2020, 75% of large and midsize organisations globally will compete using advanced analytics and proprietary algorithms according to Gartner.  So what’s stopping businesses from using analytics and proprietary algorithms to drive their business forward? The biggest hurdle is the availability of qualified and experienced data scientists. McKinsey projects that by 2018 the demand for

Canberra based Senior Consultant Paul Priestly talks about his takeaways from the recent ‘Data Management and Sharing in Government’ conference. Recently, I attended this conference in Canberra. It was with some anticipation that I looked forward to this given I had also attended a previous conference on a similar topic  2 years ago and was

By Gus Verzosa With so much useful data available to organisations today that doesn’t reside in-house combined with the reality that true data sharing is still a long way off, is there a need to move to federated data models? We believe there is a strong case for federated data models, particularly within the public

Altis recently sponsored the Public Sector Data Management, Sharing and Publishing conference held in Canberra from 8-9 March 2016.   Over these two days, Matthew McNamara and two of his colleagues from our Canberra office engaged in some interesting and broad discussions with most of the 50 or so attendees and speakers. A popular topic

Altis Consulting ranked 19th in this year’s Great Place to Work list of best workplaces in Asia   The sense of family and community is just one of the reasons our team love working at Altis. There are many others, as recognised by Great Place to Work’s  Best Workplaces in Asia 2016 list released today.

Gartner’s decision to separate their magic quadrant BI report highlights the changing uses of Business Intelligence in organisations. With modern user-led software is the role of the BI professional going to disappear?   The world of Business Intelligence and Business Analytics has been evolving over the last few years, an evolution which reached another peak

Our Auckland Team is volunteering with Variety and Cancer Society NZ for Special Children’s Christmas Party this year. The Special Children’s Christmas Party, in association with the Cancer Society and Variety – the Children’s Charity, provides an unforgettable experience for disabled and disadvantaged children in our community. Altis has been partnered with Variety – the

Distributed teams bring additional challenges to delivering successful outcomes in any project. Staying on top of these challenges can be easier if you are holding the right keys. Sourcing expertise who are geographically distributed is sometimes essential to reach the right people for the job. The advent of technologies such as cloud based solutions that

Author: Veronica Coyle, Altis Transport & Logistics Practice Lead The 2015 Major Accident Investigation Report notes that there has been a 35% reduction in serious crashes in Australia in spite of a 30% growth in freight transport. This is a fantastic result which shows that transport companies have been making great strides in improving safety.

I had the pleasure of representing Altis at IBM’s Annual Insight convention in Las Vegas on the end of October, to see what’s new with IBM Cognos, Watson Analytics and IBM’s big data solutions, and to give a talk on how we reduce development and maintenance times of IBM Cognos reports using centrally controlled templates

Daley Davis, our UK Business Development Manager, talks about the adaptation and adoption of data driven marketing in the financial services industry, noting “Those that embrace true Data-driven marketing will be the winners.” Read this informative Adobe Insight Report to find out how organisations that embrace data-driven financial services and use analytics to transform their

In most organisations, BI reports are a strange animal from a user experience perspective: Although the technology behind them has been changing constantly, and continues to change, their look and feel and behaviour remains more or less constant. Despite the fact that with most BI tools today reports are essentially web applications (Or local applications

Peter Hopwood, our UK Country Manager, sits down for an interview with University of London Computer Centre, to discuss Higher Education in both the UK and Australia. Peter shares his insights with Altis’ breadth of experience with over 25 university clients and how Altis is building bespoke systems to cut attrition from 18% to 12%

We’re at the Association for Learning Technology’s annual conference in Manchester…   ALTC15 is currently underway at Manchester University until 10 September, so stop by our stand or go to the ALTC15 site to book a meeting with Daley Davis, our HE Business Development Manager.   http://info.ulcc.ac.uk/meet-us-at-altc15 Author: Altis Marketing. | Date: {tag_blogpostdate}

At Altis Consulting, we know that we’re one of the best places to work but we never get tired of being nominated, shortlisted and then recognised as one of the Best Places to Work in Australia. It’s an achievement we pride ourselves on. For the past six years in a row, Altis has been recognised

How do you find the right data and use it effectively to achieve tangible business outcomes? These are common concerns that have been challenging the data world for decades; the quest for right data and the effort needed to turn it into information and ultimately into intelligence. Ever changing business scenarios, requirements, attitude of data

Altis Consulting has been recognised on the 2014 BRW Best Places to Work Study for its excellence and leadership in programs that have built and maintained a culture of high performance and great team engagement. Altis supports the professional and personal development of our team through a comprehensive career development and training program, and social

There is a lot of excitement around about ‘cloud’ solutions right now. But do you know how cloud solutions be used for your Business Intelligence needs? What is cloud? The ‘cloud’ in cloud computing can be defined as the set of hardware, networks, storage, services, and interfaces that combine to deliver aspects of computing as

Did you know that the NSW Food Authority has a “Name & Shame” register on their web site? The Register of Penalty Notices is publicly available and allows consumers to see who has been issued with a penalty notice for breaching NSW food safety laws as well as details of the alleged offence. The Register