Research

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Company Background

A Research Firm with a twenty-five year history in providing economic and financial analysis within all phases of commercial litigation and regulatory processing.

Objectives
Analytics processing for ad hoc queries were being run on a large environment of unstable x86 servers with EMC VNX Storage, tuned by EMC with little benefit.

Resolution
Destiny Corporation was able to introduce a MPP (Massively Parallel Processing) solution, which brought analytics processes down from 36hours to 8 minutes.

Benefits
This Firm can now run analytic queries in minutes, allowing them more time to focus on analysis.


GovernmentCompany Background
This non-profit institution helps improve policy and decision making, in both the private and public sector, by conducting extensive research and analysis. They are primarily a research and development organization that conducts government research and analysis using statistics. This is accomplished by analyzing developments and trends in national defense, education and training, health care, criminal and civil justice, labor and population, science and technology, community development, international relations and regional studies. One of the Organization’s principles stated in its mission statement is to “meet the highest technical standards by employing advanced empirical methods,” in its research and analysis methodologies.

Objectives
The Company’s business office needed a software application to track the inventory of all computer hardware, software and telephone equipment for employees at all locations, both on and off site. Tracking all this information was quite challenging. The difficulties with tracking and the UNIX interface originally used, made it difficult to work with this system, upgrade it and have management use it to make projections regarding cost allocations for such resources.

Resolutions
Destiny developed an online, analytical processing (OLAP) application to meet the Organization’s inventory tracking requirements. This software solution enabled multiple users to have concurrent access to data and allowed them to modify information at the same time. It allowed modifications to be reflected across the Organization in a real-time manner. Additional features included a friendly Windows interface and software upgrades that were easily implemented.

Benefits
With the new OLAP software, the Organization now has multiple user access to this information. In addition, since this is highly confidential information, Destiny implemented tight levels of security for different levels of access to this data. Users have a Windows driven, GUI front end while the data resides on a client server platform. This project was designed, built, and implemented within the specified budget and time lines. With the new, consolidated tracking process, users have real-time access to accurate information that they are able to work with simultaneously. This enables key decision makers throughout the Organization to track, monitor, and gain immediate access to this information for budgeting and reporting purposes.


Company Background
A Research Firm with a twenty-five year history in providing economic and financial analysis within all phases of commercial litigation and regulatory processing.

shutterstock_244309054Objectives
The client’s business office was concerned about Y2K issues. The organization has hundreds of programs and a large number of users and programmers. They wanted an intelligent way to search for and identify any Y2K issues well before the turn of the century.

Resolution
Destiny was able to write an application that every employee, at the client site, could use to analyze their program libraries and data in order to determine any potential Y2K issues.

Benefits
On New Year’s Eve, 1999, many programmers tested their programs after midnight. No Y2K issues were reported.


Company Background
A Large Contract Research Organization with consistent quality, execution, exceptional service, and constant innovation.

Objectives
The Company was faced with slow turnaround on data flowing through their data management group. They were supporting several clients. Up to this point, edit checks were manual and ad hoc in nature, requiring several programmers for each study.shutterstock_151435691

Resolutions
Destiny helped this clinical research organization standardize their edit check processes. Destiny developed a batch edit check process that would automatically analyze case report form data and deliver error reports that could be easily read by non-technical data managers. This production process would run nightly and deliver reports in the morning on all the studies being handled by this CRO.

Benefits
This resulted in a significant reduction in processing time for the edit check part of each study, which resulted in a much quicker response and turnaround time to their clients.