Founded in 2006 as Genisys Consulting, the Centre for Business Intelligence & Analytics (C-BIA) specialises in improving business decision-making and agility through the smart use of data, both on premise and cloud. We partner with clients to design and build Big Data, Business Intelligence (BI) and advanced Data Analytics applications and platforms in the Healthcare, Education, Research and FMCG sectors. Clients include Wellcome, Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children, University of Oxford/Saïd Business School. We have an exclusive off-shore partnership with the Center for Business Intelligence & Analytics in Pune & Mumbai, India. Together we have completed more than 50 projects since 2010.
Our rigorous requirement and management disciplines mean we can often offer fixed price projects.
End to END
We help with Strategy, Management & Technology, filling gaps in technology capabilities, reducing costs and accelerating technology adoption and business benefits.
FLEXIBLE IT SOURCING MODEL
We provide the scarce talent you need from across our partner network and provide core and extended support capabilities to keep your systems functioning and users satisfied.
TOOLS & PLATFORMS
A full range of Microsoft Azure cloud and on premise development skills and tools, including our own advanced data analytics platform.
We help clients identify and extract business value from their data assets
We help clients get business value from their transactional data assets. We use our DATASPRINT™ workshops to help them launch a pilot data initiative or develop a comprehensive roadmap to becoming a data-driven organisation. We also help to develop the data Governance & Management processes to ensure security & privacy and we support the use of tools such as Alteryx to make data accessible to all users.
We use Microsoft Azure .Net and SQL Server, Oracle and Open Source to build cost-effective and intelligent applications, automate everything and improve decision-making. We employ agile and collaborative development approaches to help users engage and deliver what they need. We can often do this for a fixed price and as an outsourced service.
We develop data-rich visual business intelligence applications using Microsoft and Open Source technologies for healthcare, education, retail and other sectors. These applications help inform and ease the decision load and drive better outcomes for clients, their users, customers or patients. Tools include Power BI and Tableau.
advanced data analytics
We help clients identify value and develop actionable insights from their data and adopt AI. We free them from low value data engineering and integration tasks and their reliance on scarce and expensive expertise. We provide AWS, Python, Microsoft Share Point, Azure ML, SAS, MySQL, Pentaho and R resources. We have developed our own ‘Analytics-as-a-Service’ (AaaS) platform and implement it in clients in partnership with domain experts, lowering the entry-point for advanced analytics for our client’s.
News & Insights
Are you sure your .NET applications are supported by Microsoft? .NET 6 on general release from 9th November The release of .NET 6 achieves Microsoft’s goal for all .NET components to be unified under one product, where users can then pick and choose which parts of .NET they want to use, instead of downloading and
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PANDAi is a new version of our safe nursing care tool Originally developed for NHS Great Ormond Street Children’s Hospital (GOSH), PANDA is used for paediatric safe nursing care assessment by several UK Trusts. You can find out more about it at GOSH PANDA: safe nursing care for children. But PANDA has been around for
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Have you noticed the Cyber Essentials badge on our website? With the rise in cybercrime, we all need to protect ourselves and our clients. Phishing, impersonation, malware and ransomware are all too common. Cyber Essentials is one step we have taken to increase our protection. PS If you don’t think cyber crime effects you, then
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Estimated reading time: 2 minutes Given the sensitivity of patient data, it is right that all organisations within the NHS provider and supplier ecosystems take privacy and security seriously. One NHS initiative to help ensure this happens is the DSP Toolkit, launched in 2017. What is the Data Security and Protection (DSP) Toolkit? The Data
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The Smart Marking System : ensuring university student assessment is fair, accurate, and consistent.
What is student assessment? Student assessment in UK Higher Education refers to the formal and informal methods and tools used to evaluate, measure, and document the academic progress of students. These can include assignments, practical work, presentations, participation, examinations and tests. Marks are calculated to award degrees and other qualifications and comply with relevant marking
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Patient data is the fuel for healthcare research The UK Government has a grand challenge mission to ‘Use data, Artificial Intelligence and innovation to transform the prevention, early diagnosis and treatment of chronic diseases by 2030′ To achieve this mission the NHS needs to make more patient and image data available to researchers. And it
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What is Analytics-as-a-Service? Data Analytics is now an essential capability for every organisation and every sector – public and private, large, and small. But developing and operating a data analytics capability that efficiently delivers actionable insights has always been an expensive challenge. And one that rarely works the first time or is capable of quickly
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“Write once, de-bug everywhere?” Responding to changing business needs has been a client and software challenge for many decades. But accelerating business change, digital transformation and software complexity makes solving this challenge an imperative. There have been attempts before, most notably with Java and Java virtual machines back in the ’90s. Unfortunately, that particular initiative
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An example of a knowledge graph from the MIS GraApH Working Group (illustrative only). It shows the relationships between a physician and patient with their problems, symptoms and medications. Graph relates everything – Graph forms the foundation of modern data and analytics with capabilities to enhance and improve user collaboration, machine learning models and explainable AI.
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You may have never heard of AIFS but you have probably heard of their flagship programs in Europe: Au Pair in America (established in 1986) and Camp America (established in 1969). Each of these attracts several thousand participants each year and its likely someone you know has benefited! AIFS: We Bring the World Together AIFS
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C-BIA Consulting Ltd have been named as a Supplier on Crown Commercial Service’s Digital Outcomes and Specialists 5 Framework
London, UK 26 Jan 2021: C-BIA Consulting Ltd (CBIA) have been named as a Supplier on Crown Commercial Service’s Digital Outcomes and Specialists 5 Framework. Crown Commercial Service (CCS) supports the public sector to achieve maximum commercial value when procuring common goods and services. CBIA have been selected as a Supplier for Call-Off Contracts to
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Chatbots are an additional communication channel between an organisation and its customers. A chatbot will automatically and instantly respond without human intervention. The technology is based on AI, natural language processing, and text analysis and has slowly been improving over the last few years. This technology is a boon for universities around the world. It
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