Pellegrini conscious of vital week

first_img “It is very important for us, from the last 30 points that we won 25. It is an important amount of points. “We lost to Chelsea and drew against Norwich but I think that all the teams in relegation positions or bad positions of the table will add points in the second half, so, for me, it is normal. “In the Premier League, we have a very important three points (against Sunderland), but after that we have 36 points more (to play for). “I am absolutely sure the Premier League will be decided in the last two games. “The character of all the squad will be (tested) from now until the end of the season. The team with a strong mind is the team that will win.” City’s free-flowing attacking style has earned much praise this season and yielded 115 goals. The last two games have seen the output halted, but Pellegrini is hopeful the goals will soon start flowing again. He said: “I am not concerned. In these two games, (Alvaro) Negredo was not 100 per cent, (Edin) Dzeko was not 100 per cent and Aguero was not available. “I suppose in the future, we will continue to score goals. I hope we will continue doing it but it is not easy. “On Wednesday we have a match with a good team that are playing well in the last five or six games. “I am absolutely sure we will have to play a very good game if we want to win.” Sunderland boss Gus Poyet has warned Manchester City to expect the unexpected as the two clubs prepare to stage a dress rehearsal for next month’s Capital One Cup final. The Black Cats head for the Etihad Stadium on Wednesday evening having slipped back to the fringes of the fight for Barclays Premier League survival following Saturday’s 2-0 home defeat by Hull. Poyet had previously dragged the club into 14th place, as well as a Wembley final, after a vastly-improved run of results, but with their next three league fixtures scheduled to take them to City, Arsenal and Liverpool, their plight could deepen significantly over the next few weeks. However, they have won three and drawn one of their last four Premier League games away from the Stadium of Light and remarkably, have beaten City on Wearside in each of their last four meetings and for those reasons, the Uruguayan insists they cannot be written off. He said: “Every time we look at a home fixture, we think we are going to win and we haven’t beaten anyone. “I just try to take them as they come. The idea is to go there and try to get something from this game and something from the Arsenal game and then if we have to go to Liverpool, depending on the cup, the same. “I don’t think we need to analyse too much or give up before we play. We are going to play our game and we will see. You never know. “We are not a team that you can say you know what is going to happen. We are a quite unexpected team, so we will see.” Poyet knows only too well the weapons opposite number Pellegrini has at his disposal even without the injured Aguero, Fernandinho and Nasri. However, he has no intention of trying to defend for 90 minutes and hoping for the best against a side which has uncharacteristically failed to score in either of its last two games. Poyet said: “When I am a fan, I like to see the best players playing. When it’s against you, of course not. “It’s not the same – Aguero is one of the best in the world, Fernandinho has been great and Nasri when he starts getting between the lines is a difficult player to play against, so there are plenty of things that mean in this game, maybe we can be lucky. “That’s without talking about the rest of the players they have and what they can do, but it’s true that it could be a little bit different because they are not there. “But I am not just saying it for the sake of saying it – we are going to play to win the game. Then if the opposition is better than you and they batter you and you get a point, you take it and run and go home. “But the idea is to go and try to perform and see if we can play against them and be a difficult team to play against.” The sides will meet once again on March 2 with the season’s first domestic trophy at stake, but Poyet, who will be without suspended defender Wes Brown on Wednesday night following his dismissal at the weekend, does not believe either manager will be able to take too many pointers. He said: “I don’t think so because those players we talked about before are going to be there for the final, for sure. “But it’s true that mentally for the players, it would be good if can get a good result. “For some reason, it’s away from home that we have been doing well, so now it’s a big opportunity against one of the top teams.” City will first bid to get their Barclays Premier League title bid back on track after two games without a win as they host Sunderland in midweek. They then tackle rivals Chelsea in the FA Cup fifth round on Saturday before the first leg of their glamorous Champions League last 16 tie against Barcelona next Tuesday. Those two games are also both at the Etihad Stadium. Manchester City boss Manuel Pellegrini insists the coming week will not make or break his side’s season, but cannot escape its importance. Pellegrini said: “I don’t think the season will finish this week but I think it is a very important week for us. “We have to play in the three competitions and maybe we are not in our best moment for the amount of players that are injured. “We will see what happens this week, (if) the team returns to normal performance and I hope the future will look better when we have all the players back.” City are currently without the key trio of top scorer Sergio Aguero, midfielder Fernandinho and playmaker Samir Nasri due to injury. Their absences were noticeable as City were beaten last week by Chelsea in a crucial game in the title race and then as they played out a goalless draw at Norwich on Saturday. All remain on the sidelines for the visit of Sunderland, who will also be City’s opponents in next month’s Capital One Cup final and have already beaten them at the Stadium of Light this season. Pellegrini does not believe City’s title chances have been badly damaged because he has been predicting a close fight all season. He said: “I think it is normal, all teams will drop points. Press Associationlast_img read more

New commercial data warehouse for life sciences

first_img Source:https://www.veeva.com/resources/veeva-introduces-next-generation-commercial-data-warehouse-for-life-sciences/ May 15 2018Veeva Systems (NYSE:VEEV) today introduced a new commercial data warehouse for life sciences. Veeva Nitro eliminates the burden of custom-built data warehouses with an industry-specific data model and standard integrations that unify companies’ most important data sources. Now the life sciences industry will have a ready-to-use commercial data warehouse in the cloud that is tailored to its needs with the ease of implementation, configuration, and ongoing enhancements that come with a packaged software solution. With Veeva Nitro, the industry will finally have the right commercial data foundation for artificial intelligence (AI) and analytics to deliver business insights faster.”Custom data warehouses are inherently inflexible, so it can take weeks to get answers to important questions every time a new data source is added or systems change,” said Dan Utzinger, vice president and CIO at Intra-Cellular Therapies, and former VP of IT at Eisai. “An industry-specific commercial data warehouse in the cloud provides a significant opportunity to accelerate speed to value by delivering actionable insights for better decision-making, as well as lay the foundation to fully leverage the power of advanced analytics and AI.”Because of the lack of a high-quality, packaged commercial data warehouse solution, companies build and maintain their own, requiring significant time and resources. These custom-built solutions are not quickly adaptable as business requirements evolve and data structures and sources change. This delays insights from reaching the business and leaves organizations ill-equipped to support AI.”A packaged commercial data warehouse in the cloud has the potential to be a game changer for life sciences,” said Eric Newmark, program vice president for IDC’s cloud, SaaS, and industry cloud practice. “It’s encouraging to see the next evolution of industry cloud software will include a data warehouse built for life sciences in an effort to finally make custom data warehouses the exception, not the rule.”Veeva Nitro is a global solution that meets organizations’ unique regional requirements, including specialized data sources and business processes. Its extensible data model is based on deep industry best practices, while seamless integration with Veeva CRM Suite and Veeva Vault PromoMats automatically syncs all customer activity data and information about a company’s content and its usage into the data warehouse. Also, industry data connectors are capable of bringing together data from the most common sources such as prescription, sales, formulary, and claims data, including regional data from IQVIA and Encise.Veeva Nitro is analytics-ready so companies can get business insights faster. Customers have the flexibility to use the business intelligence (BI) and AI tools of their choice, as well as deliver tailored data visualization to field teams through Veeva CRM MyInsights, to immediately generate insights and drive informed action.Related StoriesUsing artificial intelligence to identify socially isolated prostate cancer patientsArtificial intelligence can be used to efficiently diagnose rare diseasesMachine learning identifies bugs that spread Chagas disease”Veeva aims to eliminate the burden of custom-built data warehouses to help customers execute with much greater speed and agility,” said Peter Gassner, Veeva CEO and founder. “Veeva Nitro will bring the right data together so customers can uncover insights that were never before possible and enable intelligent customer engagement.”Veeva Nitro is built on Amazon Redshift — powerful petabyte-scale data warehouse infrastructure in the cloud — to ensure the highest levels of scalability and fast-query performance even on the largest data sets.In other news today, Veeva announced new mobile innovations in Veeva CRM to empower field teams with the right information they need from any device. Read our press release to learn how Veeva CRM’s new real-time architecture and Sunrise user interface improve field execution and productivity.Veeva Nitro is available today in Japan, and is expected to be available in North America by the end of 2018. Learn more at veeva.com/eu/Nitro.What the Industry is Saying:”The current explosion of data comes as a double-edged sword. It can offer customer insights in ways that were never before possible, but it can also overwhelm and frustrate organizations that are not equipped to harness it,” said David Ehrlich, president and CEO of Aktana. “Veeva Nitro will modernize data warehousing and establish a flexible cloud foundation that enables Aktana to better anticipate and serve the decision support needs of our customers.””Increasing data’s availability and reliability enhances analytics’ value in driving more opportunities. Combining Veeva Nitro with Qlik’s associative engine will enhance life sciences’ ability to execute at a higher level across the organization and in the field through analytics,” said Mike Potter, CTO at Qlik. “As a longtime Veeva partner, we’re excited about the tremendous potential of Veeva Nitro to help life sciences customers derive more insights and outcomes from their data.””Life Sciences companies are challenged to address data sourced from increasingly diverse, disparate, and rapidly changing sources”, said Andy De, Senior Director, healthcare and life sciences at Tableau Software. “Veeva will empower Pharma companies with the agility to manage the variety and volume of their data with an industry-specific data warehouse and visual analytics from Tableau that will evolve and keep pace with their business.”last_img read more