Imagine helping solve the infant mortality rate – this is what makes being a part of SAP so incredible. The (SAP-sponsored) case study that Forbes just published highlights how Indiana, which in a 2010 study had a higher than national average rate of infant mortality at 7.6 percent (the average is 6.1), is using the power of data analytics to helpsolve such a critical problem.

Thanks to the ability to consolidate large volumes of data from multiple sources and answer questions instantly, Indiana can dig deeper, test more and explore more potential problem areas, getting instant answers to their queries on an ongoing basis. In this case, by “scrutinizing combinations of these data sources – and adding new data sources to the mix” analysts can identify correlations and possible causes to the infant mortality rate.

Of course, it’s not technology alone, but technology combined with “a culture of data sharing,” according to Indiana Governor Mike Pence, that makes this so powerful. Please take a close look at this article not simply for how the power of data is applied in today’s world, but see how it is done to solve critical problems for the citizens of Indiana.

Make sure to read the State of Indiana case study to learn how they are innovating with big data.

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