The process of collecting and analyzing the data is critical in healthcare as it constitutes the basis for categorization of patient health
problems. Data collected in medical practice ranges from free form text to structured text, numerical measurements, recorded
signals, and imaging data.
When big data is distilled and analyzed in combination with traditional enterprise data,
enterprises can develop a more thorough and insightful understanding of their business, which
can lead to enhanced productivity, a stronger competitive position and greater innovation – all
of which can have a significant impact on the bottom line.
For example, in the delivery of healthcare services, management of chronic or long-term
conditions is expensive.
Private SONET networks provide large multi-site enterprise customers and
campuses a simple cost-effective way to interconnect each site or building using
their own fiber, leasing SONET bandwidth or leasing dark fiber. Large enterprise
customers typically have multiple sites in a metro or campus area. In addition
to requiring connectivity to corporate headquarters, many of these sites need
to be interconnected. Since building a physical mesh network can become
quite expensive, enterprise customers require a cost-effective solution that can
interconnect their sites.
Small Business Problems and Priorities has three characteristics that make it unique. The
first is that the survey has a very large number of respondents. Three thousand five hundred
and thirty (3,530) small business owners returned useable questionnaires. The sizeable re-
sponse allows break-outs into a large number of respondent categories or groups with adequate
returns to analyze and compare them. It is thereby possible and appropriate to note where
the responses of those in different categories or groups vary from the population and among
This guide provides practical guidelines for policy makers on how best to review the process of policy
development and establish strategic plans for micro, small and medium enterprise development. It is a
further tool and reference source for all policy makers and actors dealing with small businesses, especially
in transition countries seeking to further develop their market economies.
Private sector development relies on a partnership between the private and public sectors.
Micro, small and medium-scale enterprises (SMEs) make important contributions to economic and
social development. In all economies they constitute the vast majority of business establishments, are
usually responsible for the majority of jobs created and account for one third to two thirds of the turnover
of the private sector. In many countries they have been the major engine of growth in employment and output
over the last two decades. In developing countries they are seen as a major ‘self-help’ instrument for
In 1993-94, when the “Socialist Market Economy” policy encouraged a new wave
of reform, fiscal reforms were put in place to clarify fiscal revenues and responsibilities,
and it included three components: a tax-sharing system, tax modernization, and a reform
of tax administration that separated central and provincial tax collection. The new tax-
sharing arrangements allocated certain sources of revenues to the center (e.g.
Companies embrace Lean Manufacturing for three fundamental reasons. First, the highly competitive,
globalized market of the late 20th and early 21st century require that companies lower costs to increase
margins and/or decrease prices through the elimination of all non-value added aspects of the enterprise.
In other words, companies need to key in on Ford’s production efficiency ideals. Second, customer
responsiveness is key.