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  • It Takes More than a Good Name (or including ‘Good’ in your name)

    Visual Business Intelligence
    Stephen Few
    8 Aug 2015 | 9:32 am
    Let me begin by explaining the title of this piece. I recently ran across a blog article about something called the “Data Visualization Competency Center (DVCC).” Given the fact that I spend my time helping people develop data visualization competency, this caught my interest. As I read the article, I found myself saying “Yes” to a few of the author’s points, but I had to take a detour when I read that the DVCC was sponsored by a cloud-based business intelligence (BI) service provider named “GoodData.” This company was not on my radar, so I quickly accessed its website to get a…
  • Mathematics Does Not Change

    Statspotting!
    junior
    4 Aug 2015 | 5:34 am
    It is getting increasingly difficult to keep up with technology. Programming languages, technology stacks, architecture patterns, devices – all of these are changing at an exponential pace. Skills gained by meticulous practice become more or less useless over time. It is a puzzle, but it is not a tough one to crack – you just need to change with the times. It is as simple as that. It is also getting increasingly difficult to keep up with changes in any given domain. For examples, look at the impact of Bitcoin on the world of finance, or the impact of technology in healthcare…
  • 2015 Is Shaping Up To Be A Record Year For VC Investments

    Statspotting!
    junior
    23 Jul 2015 | 5:30 am
    We spotted these VC stats today: “More than $32 billion was raised worldwide in the quarter alone, across 1,819 deals. That pushed the dealflow in the year so far to $60 billion — nearly three-quarters of 2014’s $80 billion year. Speaking of unicorns, the amount of mega-rounds (or rounds totaling $100 million or more) have skyrocketed in 2015. The year has already seen 100 mega-rounds, including 61 in the second quarter that together raised $16 billion. Regionally, North America is on track to reach $70 billion in funding — surpassing 2014 funding numbers by 25 percent. ..”…
  • Playing With Numbers: A Fantasy Football Tip

    The Numbers
    Brian Hershberg
    19 Aug 2015 | 10:27 am
    With the first batch of the National Football League's preseason games in the books, it's that time for every armchair general manager to begin assessing the draft, keepers and a strategy for the season. Thanks to a new tool, we can incorporate injury risk into our planning.
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    Business Analytics
    Timo Elliott
    7 Aug 2015 | 5:31 am
    As you probably know, I’m as passionate about good (i.e. useful and rewarding) marketing as I am about Analytics. But since I know you may not be as interested as I am, I recently set up a new blog to discuss the future of marketing at ReturnOnInteresting.com — if you ARE interested, please go take a look, or subscribe, or follow @ROInteresting on Twitter.
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    Statspotting!

  • Mathematics Does Not Change

    junior
    4 Aug 2015 | 5:34 am
    It is getting increasingly difficult to keep up with technology. Programming languages, technology stacks, architecture patterns, devices – all of these are changing at an exponential pace. Skills gained by meticulous practice become more or less useless over time. It is a puzzle, but it is not a tough one to crack – you just need to change with the times. It is as simple as that. It is also getting increasingly difficult to keep up with changes in any given domain. For examples, look at the impact of Bitcoin on the world of finance, or the impact of technology in healthcare…
  • In The Money: ETF Industry Now Bigger Than Hedge Funds

    junior
    2 Aug 2015 | 7:31 pm
    We spotted this stat today: “The exchange-traded-fund (ETF) industry is now bigger than the more established business of hedge funds. Assets in the global ETF industry were $2.971 trillion at the end of June, according to ETFGI, a research firm, $2 billion ahead of the hedgies’ $2.969 trillion, as calculated by Hedge Fund Research” Source It could be the low costs for ETFs – but this definitely seems like a trend in the making. For Interesting Statistics Everyday, Find Statspotting on Facebook and Follow Statspotting on Twitter The post In The Money: ETF Industry Now…
  • Facebook Cannot Be The ‘Facebook For X’

    junior
    1 Aug 2015 | 11:07 am
    The whole concept of ‘One Universal Social Network For All’ is very intriguing. We might be seeing a local maximum in the evolution of online / virtual social networks – but human beings do not function that way. We have different roles in life – spouse, mother, father, friend .. too many to list – and the lines between each of these are too complex to be handled by a collection of settings. We see this happen everyday – something you post intending to project an image of you to a certain circle / sphere getting seen / interpreted by a totally different…
  • 2015 Is Shaping Up To Be A Record Year For VC Investments

    junior
    23 Jul 2015 | 5:30 am
    We spotted these VC stats today: “More than $32 billion was raised worldwide in the quarter alone, across 1,819 deals. That pushed the dealflow in the year so far to $60 billion — nearly three-quarters of 2014’s $80 billion year. Speaking of unicorns, the amount of mega-rounds (or rounds totaling $100 million or more) have skyrocketed in 2015. The year has already seen 100 mega-rounds, including 61 in the second quarter that together raised $16 billion. Regionally, North America is on track to reach $70 billion in funding — surpassing 2014 funding numbers by 25 percent. ..”…
  • More Than A Billion People A Day Watch Something On YouTube

    junior
    20 Jul 2015 | 5:20 am
    We spotted these stats on YouTube today: 1. The time people are spending watching YouTube was up 60 percent during the quarter compared with the same period last year. 2. More men ages 18 to 49 watch YouTube on a daily basis than network television 3. The average mobile viewing session lasts 40 minutes 4. More than 1 billion people a day watch something on YouTube Source For Interesting Statistics Everyday, Find Statspotting on Facebook and Follow Statspotting on Twitter The post More Than A Billion People A Day Watch Something On YouTube appeared first on Statspotting!.
 
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    The Numbers

  • Playing With Numbers: A Fantasy Football Tip

    Brian Hershberg
    19 Aug 2015 | 10:27 am
    With the first batch of the National Football League's preseason games in the books, it's that time for every armchair general manager to begin assessing the draft, keepers and a strategy for the season. Thanks to a new tool, we can incorporate injury risk into our planning.
  • Reader Mailbag: Crime and Employment

    Jo Craven McGinty
    17 Aug 2015 | 10:34 am
    Worker advocates who support ban-the-box initiatives aimed at removing questions about criminal history from job applications fear the information will prejudice employers against capable employees who may have run afoul of the law. Dave's Killer Bread welcomes workers with rap sheets.
  • Behind The Numbers: Some Long Odds

    Jo Craven McGinty
    14 Aug 2015 | 10:12 am
    What are the odds?
  • Behind The Numbers: Crime Data

    Jo Craven McGinty
    7 Aug 2015 | 8:38 am
    According to multiple studies, roughly 1 in 3 American adults has been arrested or taken into police custody for something other than a minor traffic offense. But none of the data sets is complete, and some include duplicate or defunct records.
  • 50 Cent Bankruptcy: By The Numbers

    Katy Stech
    4 Aug 2015 | 7:17 am
    50 Cent filed 56 pages of financial information that’s required as part of his bankruptcy case. Find out whether the 40-year-old entertainer, whose real name is Curtis James Jackson III, is really as rich as he claims to be.
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    Business Analytics

  • Return on Interesting Marketing Blog

    Timo Elliott
    7 Aug 2015 | 5:31 am
    As you probably know, I’m as passionate about good (i.e. useful and rewarding) marketing as I am about Analytics. But since I know you may not be as interested as I am, I recently set up a new blog to discuss the future of marketing at ReturnOnInteresting.com — if you ARE interested, please go take a look, or subscribe, or follow @ROInteresting on Twitter.
  • 3 Key Steps to Game-Changing Innovation

    Timo Elliott
    30 Jul 2015 | 9:11 am
    [This article originally appeared in the Q3 edition of Digitalist Magazine Executive Quarterly. To learn more about how your enterprise can execute the critical digital transformation, download the app for free from the Apple and Google Play app stores (tablet only).] More CEOs are realizing that outsiders who offer a completely different approach to their business aren’t the only – or even the biggest – threat. These outsiders may be changing the game by disrupting the way things are done, thought about, or made, but the more formidable opponents could be established competitors.
  • Are You A Digitalist? Here’s Your Magazine.

    Timo Elliott
    29 Jul 2015 | 3:00 am
    The importance of digital transformation is clear. “Digitalists” are the people with the leadership responsibility to guide organizations through this change — and Digitalist Magazine is a new guide to help them drive this transformation. Digitalist is a digital magazine that aims to provide everything an executive needs to be a leader in the digital economy. It offers a mix of columns, features, interactive visuals, and profiles that capture what’s happening now and what’s next in the world of business and tech. The magazine is edited by Elana Varon, former executive editor of…
  • Answers to 5 Big Data Trend Questions

    Timo Elliott
    23 Jul 2015 | 1:47 am
    I was recently asked some questions by a journalist for Ziff Davis Media for an article on Big Data Trends. Here are my answers…. What are the four biggest trends in big data use this year? 1. The rise of Big Data Discovery, that combines three of the hottest trends of the last few years in analytics: Big Data, Data Discovery, and Data Science. The emerging Big Data Discovery tools will be simpler to use than existing data science products, more accessible to a wider ranger of users, and offer more powerful manipulation of a wider variety of data sources. The tools will allow the rise…
  • “Discover Simple” Keynote

    Timo Elliott
    21 Jul 2015 | 12:38 am
    If you haven’t had a chance to attend one of the SAP Forum events around the world, here’s a recording of the keynote I did recently at the SAP Forum event in Slovakia. The presentation covered topics such as: Why simplicity is the “ultimate sophistication” The problem of complexity today How S4HANA and Simple Finance can help Examples of real-life organizations who have used new technology to simplify their business You can access and download the full presentation on slideshare: Discover Simple.
 
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    Visual Business Intelligence

  • Mind the Gap or Die

    Stephen Few
    18 Aug 2015 | 2:27 pm
    Many books have been written in recent years about our brains—how they evolved, how they work, how they often fail us, how they sometimes serve us in a blink with little effort, and how they differ from the brains of other animals. Neuroscientists and psychologists in particular have fascinated us with advances in our understanding of the human brain. This emerging understanding reveals a challenge that we must face and overcome to preserve our species. Our brains evolved primarily to survive as hunter-gatherers on the African savannah, which was straightforward and simple. Not simple in…
  • Registration open for 2016 Advanced U.S. Workshops

    Bryan Pierce
    14 Aug 2015 | 4:25 pm
    This blog entry was written by Bryan Pierce of Perceptual Edge. Registration is now open for the Stephen Few’s two advanced U.S. workshops. If you’ve already read Stephen’s introductory books or attended his introductory courses and are looking for a way to improve your dashboard design or visual data analysis skills further, these workshops provide a a great way to do so: Signal: Understanding What Matters in a World of Noise in Berkeley, CA on Jan. 25-26, 2016 Advanced Dashboard Design Workshop in Berkeley, CA on Jan. 27-29, 2016 Each of these workshops will only be…
  • It Takes More than a Good Name (or including ‘Good’ in your name)

    Stephen Few
    8 Aug 2015 | 9:32 am
    Let me begin by explaining the title of this piece. I recently ran across a blog article about something called the “Data Visualization Competency Center (DVCC).” Given the fact that I spend my time helping people develop data visualization competency, this caught my interest. As I read the article, I found myself saying “Yes” to a few of the author’s points, but I had to take a detour when I read that the DVCC was sponsored by a cloud-based business intelligence (BI) service provider named “GoodData.” This company was not on my radar, so I quickly accessed its website to get a…
  • How Scalable Do Analytics Solutions Need to Be?

    Stephen Few
    6 Aug 2015 | 11:40 am
    While being briefed on a product earlier this week, the company’s founder and I agreed on one point only: most of the people who are currently tasked with data analysis lack the skills that are required to do the work. He and I, however, imagine conflicting solutions to this problem. He believes that technology must come to the rescue by doing the work for these people who can’t do it for themselves. I believe that even the best technologies cannot do the work of skilled data analysts and that the problem can only be effectively addressed by helping people develop analytical skills. He…
  • Morality, Fast and Slow

    Stephen Few
    28 Jul 2015 | 3:06 pm
    Morality is a function of the brain. When we make a distinction between matters of the heart and head, we are in fact distinguishing two modes of thinking that take place in our brains: System 1 thinking, which is fast, emotional, and intuitive (heart), and System 2 thinking, which is slow, rational, and deliberative. Daniel Kahneman beautifully describes these two modes of thinking in his book Thinking, Fast and Slow. Both modes are useful, but they are best suited for different tasks. In some situations we should go with our hearts (or guts, as in “gut feelings”), and some…
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  • Tableau’s storytelling, conversation, and journalism

    Ted Cuzzillo
    21 Aug 2015 | 6:46 am
    I imagine the Tableau marketers sitting down over the coming year’s menu of trends. “What, storytelling again?” one says as if dreading the taste of dim sum for the hundredth time. Read more on Tableau’s storytelling, conversation, and journalism… The post "Tableau’s storytelling, conversation, and journalism" is by Ted Cuzzillo and appeared first on Datadoodle. It's best to read it there! Related posts Data storytelling will be bigger than data itself The best data passes right under our noses in conversation Data storytelling: promoted but barely researched YARPP…
  • The best data passes right under our noses in conversation

    Ted Cuzzillo
    11 Aug 2015 | 1:23 pm
    How would a prospective exhibitor or attendee at a TDWI conference know whether time spent there would be worthwhile? If we took the business intelligence industry’s premise seriously, if we ate our own dog food, the data would dictate. But can data really tell the whole story? Read more on The best data passes right under our noses in conversation… The post "The best data passes right under our noses in conversation" is by Ted Cuzzillo and appeared first on Datadoodle. It's best to read it there! Related posts People who analyze data, collaborate! Data storytelling will be bigger…
  • Data storytelling: promoted but barely researched

    Ted Cuzzillo
    7 Jul 2015 | 8:05 am
    Data storytelling struck a chord with the data industry when Tom Davenport, of Competing on Analytics fame, gave it his blessing two years ago. Storytelling was a data scientist’s most important function, he said. Enthusiasts responded with columns, papers, and blog posts — but most of it did little more than echo Tom. Read more on Data storytelling: promoted but barely researched… The post "Data storytelling: promoted but barely researched" is by Ted Cuzzillo and appeared first on Datadoodle. It's best to read it there! Related posts Data analysts’ three…
  • Google guys come to shake up BI with natural language

    Ted Cuzzillo
    26 May 2015 | 12:39 am
    Kindergarten may have taught you all you need to know about life. But you may need to watch “Mr. Peabody and His Boy Sherman,” an animated, 1960s-era TV series for kids, to truly appreciate an interesting new natural-language product called ThoughtSpot. Read more on Google guys come to shake up BI with natural language… The post "Google guys come to shake up BI with natural language" is by Ted Cuzzillo and appeared first on Datadoodle. It's best to read it there! Related posts Learning from earthquake relief to design BI tools Men in the middle see both sides of the…
  • Lending a hand to would-be storytellers

    Ted Cuzzillo
    11 May 2015 | 12:04 am
    Advocating data storytelling is easy. But actually making a data story out of data is something else. As much as storytelling could help to deliver meaning, says one consultant who works up close to the action, many data analysts just don’t even know where to start. Read more on Lending a hand to would-be storytellers… The post "Lending a hand to would-be storytellers" is by Ted Cuzzillo and appeared first on Datadoodle. It's best to read it there! Related posts My latest: “Cue the data storytellers: the data industry’s next big stars” No, you’re not a data…
 
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  • Looks Can Be Deceiving: 10 Sentences with Heteronyms

    Jonathan Becher
    23 Aug 2015 | 10:54 am
    The local dump was so overflowing that it had to refuse refuse. If you’re like most people, that sentence looks wrong. After all, it has the same word repeated twice in a row. Most of us assume it can’t be proper grammar. While it’s true that repeated words usually are bad grammar, in this case there are two different words spelled identically. Read the sentence again: the first refuse is a verb meaning deny while the second is a noun meaning trash. Heteronyms are words spelled identically but with different meanings and pronunciations. There are lots of heteronyms in the English…
  • Eight Ways to Say No In Any Situation

    Jonathan Becher
    16 Aug 2015 | 12:31 pm
    When I posted a list of quotes on prioritization and saying no, I was surprised how quickly it became my most viewed post of the year. I obviously touched on a nerve. I also received more than a dozen emails about the post; most of them went something like this: I want to say no to things but I don’t know how. And I want to do it politely. It’s a fair point. After all, the word ‘no’ is – by definition – negative. In my experience, people have trouble saying no and usually provide noncommittal answers like “I’ll see if I can do that” or “Let me get back to you”. These…
  • Quotes on Saying No

    Jonathan Becher
    9 Aug 2015 | 12:04 pm
    Over the years, I’ve compiled multiple lists of quotes about performance management, technology, and failure. Lately I’ve been thinking about prioritization and how to deal with the unending requests for my time. As I blogged about last year, I’ve had some luck using Tim Ferriss’ advice on 9 habits we all should stop — although I admit it’s still hard to say ‘no’ to people. For inspiration, I decided to create a list of quotes on prioritization and saying no: “What you don’t do determines what you can do.” Tim Ferriss, author (source) “Half of the troubles…
  • Using Small Wins to Ignite Joy, Engagement, and Creativity at Work

    Jonathan Becher
    2 Aug 2015 | 8:30 pm
    Given that multiple research studies show only a small fraction of employees are engaged at work, I’ve spent a disproportionate amount of time talking to people about how  leaders can empower employees and unlock their potential. For those that are interested, Gary Hamel, co-founder of the Management Innovation eXchange (MIX), and I discussed these issues during a Maverick Hangout last year. As such, I really enjoyed this TEDx talk from HBS Professor Teresa Amabile who explains how companies can overcome the “crisis of disengagement”: Professor Amabile studies how everyday corporate…
  • Is The Glass Half Empty or Half Full?

    Jonathan Becher
    26 Jul 2015 | 4:03 pm
    The pessimist believes the glass is half empty and the optimist sees it as half full but the insomniac stays up all night trying to decide the answer. This is an amusing twist on the classic expression normally used to show that any given situation can be looked at optimistically (half full) or pessimistically (half empty). The expression is so well-known that personality types are sometimes referred to as ‘glass half-full’ or ‘glass half-empty’. In other words, different people can perceive the same situation in different ways. Before a colleague told me the insomniac…
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  • Ultimate Guide To Survive An IRS Tax Audit – Tax Penalty Relief

    7 Aug 2015 | 5:45 am
    From blog: IRS Tax Relief settlement There are several ways to solve your tax problem, and your tax lawyer can help you decide which solution is right for you. ...
  • How Merchant Cash Advances Work?

    29 Jul 2015 | 11:45 pm
    From blog: How to Use a Mortgage CalculatorMerchant Cash Advance is very much coordinated for organizations that are compensated above all else through Mastercards, and are precisely like a home loan, however in a specialized manner, they are truly diverse. ...
  • Why use a mortgage calculator?

    29 Jul 2015 | 3:15 am
    From blog: How to Use a Mortgage CalculatorThere are huge numbers you should look for in mortgage calculators. Though not all calculators include all numbers, they’re important when they show up: ...
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    28 Jul 2015 | 7:58 am
    From blog: Adventure Flights PPGhttp://www.adventureflightsppg.com/...
 
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    SmartData Collective - The World's Best Thinkers on Data

  • 3 Ways to Get Your Data Into Shape [INFOGRAPHIC]

    Lbedgood
    27 Aug 2015 | 6:52 am
    As data continues to grow at unprecedented speeds, organizations must embrace a data-driven mind-set to stay competitive. With the influx of bigger data and new types of data, companies of all sizes are increasingly dependent on large sets of information to make better business decisions. read more
  • 7 Ways to Make Your Small Business More Efficient

    Shariqtoor
    27 Aug 2015 | 2:47 am
    Owning and operating a small business comes with unavoidable hurdles that, if poorly navigated, have the potential to sink the business for good. One of these hurdles is the need for business efficiency, which can be challenging for up and coming organizations that lack the funds of larger companies to purchase the latest software programs for streamlining every operation. If you’re a small business owner, there is plenty of hope for you and your employees to break through these challenges by incorporating seven key efficiency tips into your small business. read more
  • How Big Data Is Transforming Airports

    MIKE20
    26 Aug 2015 | 11:34 pm
    “I believe that technology will take center stage in the future of aviation,” Griffiths said. “Airports, for too long, have been considered just infrastructure businesses. Actually, we have a vital role to play in enabling a level of customer service that certain airlines have already got right in the air but some airports have let them down with on the ground.”read more
  • Big Data Security: Why It’s a Problem and What We Can Do About It

    tiffanyrowe
    25 Aug 2015 | 11:26 pm
    This is unequivocally the era of big data — but it is not necessarily the era of big data security. The terrifyingly massive breaches of major corporate databanks, including Home Depot, Target, Niemen Marcus, and most recently Ashley Madison, reveals that most big data collectors are not doing nearly enough to protect their precious information from prying eyes. Without serious changes in security protocols across the board — from consumers to producers to vendors — big data will only increase in its appeal as a target for malicious hackers.read more
  • How Data Virtualization Benefits Companies

    mikemiranda
    25 Aug 2015 | 10:41 pm
    Every day, your company is producing more and more data. Yours isn’t alone, of course. Companies all over the world are creating progressively more information every single day. Whether it’s for the purposes of infrastructure or something related to customer details, information is a big part of how business is done these days, so it only makes sense that there would be no shortage of it across industries. read more
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  • Serving Everyone and Serving No One

    Marty O'Neill
    31 Jul 2015 | 9:09 am
    I recently gave a keynote address to a mid market construction company and to wrap up the speech, we conducted a stakeholder leadership exercise.  While I was wandering around the audience during the exercise,  I came across a project manager who was struggling with the concept of prioritizing his stakeholders and what was even more challenging, he was struggling with the idea that he could not have ten #1 priorities!  He had four customers listed, his division VP, the CEO of the company, two estimators and two supervisors.  They were all #1 priorities! Right?  Wrong!
  • Are You More Comfortable Selling or Serving?

    Marty O'Neill
    29 Jul 2015 | 10:27 am
    Whenever I ask a technical or engineering group, or in fact, almost any group of workers that are not sales professionals the question - "Are you more comfortable selling or serving?", the answer always leans to "serving". Many of us feel that "selling" is actually a four-letter word!  I do my job, I do it well, I give everything I have to the customer - and then some.  Don't ask me to 'sell' anything! Let's relook at this question through the eyes of a customer that really trusts you.  The most trusted advisors are motivated by doing the next right thing for their…
  • Building TRUST

    Marty O'Neill
    19 May 2015 | 11:14 am
    Creating a 'culture of ownership' can sometimes seem like a full time job in itself.  The signs of growth; initiative, accountability, team spirit and external focus should be regularly monitored.  The more you understand the signs, the better you'll be at creating the environment where everyone on your team 'gets it'.  But the benefits to you, your team, your customer and your company are tremendous! As you make your way around the workplace this week, as you talk with peers, bosses and team members, take the pulse of your culture.  How are you doing as a leader?  Do…
  • Employee Engagement - Be Interested in What Their Interests Are

    Marty O'Neill
    12 May 2015 | 5:52 am
    One of my favorite questions to ask in our public workshops are the questions on the topic of employee engagement.  We'll cover the material on how well a supervisor or manager has aligned the interest level of the employee with the opportunities that exist within the company.  Of course, the basis for determining whether an employee is engaged in their daily work is to first know what really interests them.  So the trick question is "what interests the members of your team?"  There is not a great deal of rocket science or clairvoyant behavior required to divine the…
  • Steps for Good Decision Making

    Marty O'Neill
    17 Apr 2015 | 7:31 am
    How many decisions do you make in the course of the day?  Five, ten, hundreds? Some are as trivial as Dunkin Donuts or Starbucks? Others are more operational, such as signing a training request form or agreeing to new terms with a vendor.  Still some of your decisions will be strategic and require a bit more thought.  In these instances, are you able to be unbiased in your decision-making? We are all products of experiences, education, culture and our environment so it is only natural that we carry the biases we develop into most business situations.  There is an old…
 
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    DECISION STATS

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    Ajay Ohri
    25 Aug 2015 | 6:55 am
  • How to get an internship in data science

    Ajay Ohri
    25 Aug 2015 | 5:42 am
    Many students want to get an internship in data science. Here is a list of free resources and THINGS TO DO to help you prepare BEFORE the interview regards, Ajay 1 https://www.datacamp.com/courses/free-introduction-to-r 2 https://www.codecademy.com/en/courses/learn-the-command-line 3 http://swirlstats.com/ (do basic course and regression course in swirlstats) 4. write one blog post a week for atleast 400 words on what you have learnt…
  • Social Media Networking for Data Scientists Top Groups On LinkedIn Facebook Twitter and Google Plus

    Ajay Ohri
    25 Aug 2015 | 5:35 am
    A list of places on the Internet where you want to hang out if you want to build your name, fame as well as read and share content for data science and big data analytics Do you want to add a list or group- just put it on comments on DecisionStats.com post (list compiled by our…
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  • VintagEducation: Best Forex Education, Trading Forex For Beginners, Best Forex Podcast – Forex Answers | Forex Trading Strategies 7 Days A Week | Learn To Trade Foreign Exchange Markets | Forex Trading For Beginners

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    24 Aug 2015 | 6:54 am
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  • How To Invest Money: Learn The Money Investing Secrets Of The Rich And Make Money Work For You

    24 Aug 2015 | 6:54 am
    How To Invest Money: Learn The Money Investing Secrets Of The Rich And Make Money Work For You Learn The Secrets To Investing Money From The Rich And Successful This book contains all you need to know with regards to doubling your money by investing. Whether you know your stocks from your shares or zero coupon bonds from standard bonds, even the complete beginner can benefit and understand what it takes and also how not to make money. It all boils down to growing your money in a smart and the easiest way possible. Also included is a range of methods from the safest to the riskiest. Price:…
  • FOREX Trading Simplified: Beginner’s Step-by-Step Guide to Growing Wealth in Currency Trading (Stock Market & Investment)

    22 Aug 2015 | 6:56 am
    FOREX Trading Simplified: Beginner’s Step-by-Step Guide to Growing Wealth in Currency Trading (Stock Market & Investment) Just the mention of the Forex market is enough to make most people’s heads spin, but if you are brave enough to want to tackle a new frontier in investments then “FOREX Trading Simplified: Beginner’s Step-by-Step Guide to Growing Wealth in Currency Trading” is the book for you! “FOREX Trading Simplified: Beginner’s Step-by-Step Guide to Growing Wealth in Currency Trading” is a beginners guide that focuses on everything you need to know…
  • Currency Trading For Dummies Reviews

    20 Aug 2015 | 6:54 am
    Currency Trading For Dummies Your plain-English guide to currency trading Currency Trading For Dummies is a hands-on, user-friendly guide that explains how the foreign exchange (ForEx) market works and how you can become a part of it. Currency trading has many benefits, but it also has fast-changing financial-trading avenues. ForEx markets are always moving. So how do you keep up? With this new edition of Currency Trading For Dummies, you’ll get the expert guidance you’ve come to know and expect from the trusted For Dummie List Price: $ 26.99 Price: Your browser does not support…
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  • Big Bigger Biggest Data in Oil & Gas

    Cloudera
    27 Aug 2015 | 7:46 am
    For decades the oil & gas industries have used advanced analytics to attempt to understand the earth’s subsurface. And now with the advent of ‘Big Data’ and the ‘Internet of Things’ the Oil & Gas Industries are primed to make revolutionary advances in how they use data to manage and grow their business. The first wave of ‘Big Data’ was more or less about people communicating with other people—email, chat, social media, video, etc. This next wave is really driven by much of the work being done in oil & gas will be a tsunami in comparison, as it’s driven…
  • 13th Annual Houston Energy Forum SOLD OUT!

    Spotfire Blogging Team
    26 Aug 2015 | 5:55 am
    THE 2015 TIBCO ENERGY FORUM is now sold out!! On September 1 and 2, TIBCO will bring together industry luminaries from all segments of the energy industry for our 13th Annual Houston Energy Forum where attendees will network, listen to industry thought leaders, and learn best practices directly from TIBCO customers, partners and subject matter experts. This must-attend event, taking place at the Norris Conference Center near downtown Houston, will spotlight executive speakers, a wide range of customer presentations, and breakout sessions featuring real-world use cases and best practices…
  • Tips for Better Content Marketing Strategy with Data Visualization

    Spotfire Blogging Team
    24 Aug 2015 | 6:27 am
    In a world driven by data, marketers are finding new and better ways to present data to make it more visually appealing—and this data visualization strategy is invaluable to content marketing approaches because it makes the data easily consumable, notes Tony Adragna in an article in Business 2 Community. Adragna offers some tips to help marketers better use data visualization in their content strategies: 1. Only Use Accurate Data—If you want to get the appropriate insights from your data, you have to ensure that your data reliable and you can trust it. That means you have to carefully…
  • How SumAll.org Puts Analytics in Good Hands

    Ann Scheuerell
    20 Aug 2015 | 6:22 am
    The right data can help nonprofits in two major ways. It can assist with funding by illustrating to people how much help is needed, and it can support developing more effective strategies for achieving goals. “At SumAll.org, we’re working on making enterprise-scale problem-solving accessible to nonprofits. When a solution is easy to use and flexible, it can have transformational power,” says Stefan Heeke, SumAll.org executive director. Though nonprofits want data, they don’t always have the ability to get it. “When we start a project to help a nonprofit, we sometimes see a…
  • Big Data’s Companion: Wide Data

    Spotfire Blogging Team
    19 Aug 2015 | 7:40 am
    If you’ve worked with Big Data and analytics for long, you’re probably aware of the challenges of mixing structured and unstructured data. However, there are powerful insights that can be gathered when mixing these two types of data—sometimes called Wide Data. What Is Wide Data? Imagine you have enterprise-structured data on SQL servers that contain your organization’s internal information about each of your clients. However, you also have emails, social media (Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, YouTube, etc.), Word docs, audio files, and more that also pertain to your clients. This…
 
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  • Open Data Platform Launch Sparks Heated Debate Among Competitors

    13 Aug 2015 | 9:31 am
    The recent launch of the new Open Data Platform (ODP) has inspired quite a bit of debate among Hadoop industry insiders. On the surface, the development of ODP appeared to be an effort to unite those in the Hadoop community, especially coming out of the Strata+Hadoop Conference. The opposite effec...
  • How Interactive Content Can Cut Your Bounce Rate in Half

    25 Jul 2015 | 4:49 am
    If you only look at the overall amount of traffic visiting your site, you can easily be misled into thinking that your site is super popular and that everyone loves it.
  • Bigfoot vs UFO

    25 Jul 2015 | 3:58 am
    Quick chart comparing Bigfoot vs UFO news/search activity.       Checkout  Bigfoot vs UFO  details to see what caused the spike in the year 2008 for Bigfoot  
  • Why Do We Need an Antivirus after All - Understanding Their Importance

    24 Jul 2015 | 2:18 am
    If you want to make sure that nothing that can cripple your machine and make you lose all your data or worse gets into your computer, you should seriously consider getting good antivirus software.
  • What is the most dangerous dish at Olive Garden?

    23 Jul 2015 | 3:58 am
    Having access to the Olive Garden nutrition data is like stumbling on a pot of data gold, you never know that sinfully tasty food might be the most nutritious dish, or is it?
 
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  • Creating Competitive Advantage through Diversity and Information

    Noe Gutierrez
    9 Aug 2015 | 10:00 am
    Competitive advantage is commonly defined as “an advantage that an individual/firm has over its competitors”. While very generic, the definition is very insightful, it compares an entity not to itself but to the rest of the population, highlighting how this self is different from the remainder of the population, explicitly calling them competition.   From the moment a human being is born, we are mentally wired to compete for our mother’s attention and resources. As a baby, we might not be aware of our surroundings, and perhaps more importantly, we don’t care. We…
  • The gift of being yourself

    Noe Gutierrez
    4 Jun 2015 | 3:15 pm
    Have you ever dreamt that were someone else, perhaps a colleague at work who is doing extremely well or maybe a famous/rich politician with significant influence or power? If you answered yes, you are not alone; at some point in time in our lives most of question our own identify and wonder what could be if we were someone else. While it is normal to ask yourself this question at some point in your life, this blog will attempt to convince you why you need to dispel that notion and accept yourself with all your personality traits. Let us start by understanding the external pressures of why the…
  • Data – the new 21st century fourth pillar for a successful M&A

    Noe Gutierrez
    14 Mar 2015 | 8:00 pm
    As industries mature, we start seeing a higher number of Merger & Acquisitions (M&A) activities. The rule of thumb is that the larger a company grows, the more likely it can leverage its scale to drive competitive advantages such as getting lower prices from suppliers, reducing its delivery costs and more importantly keeping entry barriers high for other competitors. Most of the M&A conversations start with a “How much we could save for our shareholders if we could merge or acquire this competitor”, and while it is true that fewer players in the market lead to more…
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    Logi Analytics
    4 Mar 2015 | 8:13 am
    Your analytics needs are going change – it’s just the nature business. Though at first, only a small handful of executives may need to analyze high-level data, down the road different departments and business users may wish to analyze their own data, create their own reports and collaborate with team members. All too often, we encounter prospects who were charmed by a vendor’s flashy visualizations and didn’t think past their initial implementation. They get stuck in what we like to call the BI Box – and it’s costly to get out. The majority of…
  • Great interactive visualization of major commercial real estate deals in San Francisco.

    Patrick Husting
    26 Feb 2015 | 8:34 am
    by Here’s of all the major commercial real estate deals involving the tech industry and San Francisco’s SOMA district over the past three years, thanks to and broker , who finds space on behalf of tech companies and nonprofits. Source: Like this: Like Loading… Related Categories: , | .
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  • Mathematics Does Not Change

    junior
    4 Aug 2015 | 5:34 am
    It is getting increasingly difficult to keep up with technology. Programming languages, technology stacks, architecture patterns, devices – all of these are changing at an exponential pace. Skills gained by meticulous practice become more or less useless over time. It is a puzzle, but it is not a tough one to crack – you just need to change with the times. It is as simple as that. It is also getting increasingly difficult to keep up with changes in any given domain. For examples, look at the impact of Bitcoin on the world of finance, or the impact of technology in healthcare…
  • In The Money: ETF Industry Now Bigger Than Hedge Funds

    junior
    2 Aug 2015 | 7:31 pm
    We spotted this stat today: “The exchange-traded-fund (ETF) industry is now bigger than the more established business of hedge funds. Assets in the global ETF industry were $2.971 trillion at the end of June, according to ETFGI, a research firm, $2 billion ahead of the hedgies’ $2.969 trillion, as calculated by Hedge Fund Research” Source It could be the low costs for ETFs – but this definitely seems like a trend in the making. For Interesting Statistics Everyday, Find Statspotting on Facebook and Follow Statspotting on Twitter The post In The Money: ETF Industry Now…
  • Facebook Cannot Be The ‘Facebook For X’

    junior
    1 Aug 2015 | 11:07 am
    The whole concept of ‘One Universal Social Network For All’ is very intriguing. We might be seeing a local maximum in the evolution of online / virtual social networks – but human beings do not function that way. We have different roles in life – spouse, mother, father, friend .. too many to list – and the lines between each of these are too complex to be handled by a collection of settings. We see this happen everyday – something you post intending to project an image of you to a certain circle / sphere getting seen / interpreted by a totally different…
  • 2015 Is Shaping Up To Be A Record Year For VC Investments

    junior
    23 Jul 2015 | 5:30 am
    We spotted these VC stats today: “More than $32 billion was raised worldwide in the quarter alone, across 1,819 deals. That pushed the dealflow in the year so far to $60 billion — nearly three-quarters of 2014’s $80 billion year. Speaking of unicorns, the amount of mega-rounds (or rounds totaling $100 million or more) have skyrocketed in 2015. The year has already seen 100 mega-rounds, including 61 in the second quarter that together raised $16 billion. Regionally, North America is on track to reach $70 billion in funding — surpassing 2014 funding numbers by 25 percent. ..”…
  • More Than A Billion People A Day Watch Something On YouTube

    junior
    20 Jul 2015 | 5:20 am
    We spotted these stats on YouTube today: 1. The time people are spending watching YouTube was up 60 percent during the quarter compared with the same period last year. 2. More men ages 18 to 49 watch YouTube on a daily basis than network television 3. The average mobile viewing session lasts 40 minutes 4. More than 1 billion people a day watch something on YouTube Source For Interesting Statistics Everyday, Find Statspotting on Facebook and Follow Statspotting on Twitter The post More Than A Billion People A Day Watch Something On YouTube appeared first on Statspotting!.
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  • Facebook Advertising Techniques You Probably Haven’t Tried Yet

    Mike Bird
    24 Aug 2015 | 8:50 am
    You may have wondered which of the numerous Facebook advertising techniques works best. Why? Facebook advertising is perhaps one of the most revered social media marketing tools today, and for good reason. It seems like everyone – from teenagers to grandparents – are posting, commenting and liking on Facebook. Like any marketer worth his or her salt, you’ve tried a Facebook advertising strategy and liked it well enough, but the effect was still somewhat underwhelming. Not any more. Try these Facebook advertising techniques that you’ve probably never thought of and see just…
  • How Social Media Levels the Playing Field for Entrepreneurs

    Andrew Cravenho
    10 Aug 2015 | 12:57 am
    The awesome power of social media makes successful entrepreneurship a reality for anyone who aspires to reach his or her full potential through business ownership. Although something of a cliché, no credible person can deny the sea change brought about by social media platforms on the Internet in the digital age. The rise of the smartphone has magnified that power one-hundred fold, growing not only the number of users with social media access, but also increasing the time users spend on social media web sites. The statistics are staggering! Facebook has 1.44 billion active monthly users,…
  • Rapid ROI: The Benefits of On-the-Job Training

    Chandana Das
    3 Aug 2015 | 12:58 pm
    Most people mistakenly believe that you always need a college degree to make it ahead in life. But, many employers are now using on-the-job training to bring employees up to speed and teach them valuable work-related skills. Here’s why this approach might work out well in your company. On The Job Training Increases Productivity On the job training does more than teach new skills. It helps improve productivity. It’s near-impossible for an employee to learn everything they need to know in college. When an employer provides on-the-job training, employees learn employer-specific skills which…
  • 3 Ways to Use Facebook for Lead Generation

    Mike Bird
    28 Jul 2015 | 8:31 am
    Are you effectively using Facebook for lead generation? If your small- or medium-sized business doesn’t have a Facebook business page, then you’re missing out on some serious lead generation opportunities. Facebook is an easy way to stay in touch with your consumer base and build strong brand awareness and loyalty. Best of all creating an account is free, and the site in general – even its advertising options – are user-friendly. But advertising and generating strong leads on Facebook takes more than just having an account. While posting regularly is a great way to communicate…
  • 5 Landing Page Myths Holding Back Your Conversion Rate

    Sebastien Boyer
    22 Jul 2015 | 10:43 am
    A landing page is the door to a prospect’s wallet. If there’s one question a digital marketer dreads, it’s “What’s your increase in conversions? In a business where advice about what to do and what not to do to get better sales, get more email signups, encourage more downloads and so on abound everywhere you turn; what do you really do to make a difference to your business? I would go so far as to say, there are some truly terrible pieces of advice that many marketers still use as guiding stars on the path to ultimate glory – improved conversions. Here’s my pick of the top…
 
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  • Did You Know? Customers Can Access Activation Codes Online.

    My name
    10 Aug 2015 | 12:12 pm
    You can access all of your activation codes and/or registration codes online. Just sign in at www.redwingsoftware.com, click on My RWS in the upper right, click on the My Products tab, and you will be able to view all of the products you use, along with each of their activation/registration codes. On another note, up to 96% of support calls to Red Wing Software are taken directly from our automated phone system, meaning those customers reached support directly, rather than waiting for a call back. To access the number for your own specific product and access the technicians directly, sign in…
  • Notes from Red Wing Software President, Ken Hilton

    My name
    5 Aug 2015 | 10:17 am
    Sometimes what seems to be an insurmountable problem can have a simple solution, if only we look at it from a different perspective. Here are a couple examples that I have been directly involved with. The first happened at a recent event I attended in Indianapolis, and the second happened early in the development of the ratio/index analysis functionality in our software and forever affected how we look at new software features. I was recently at a conference attended by a large number of Certified Public Accountants. They were all highly educated, extremely sharp people. At the final break,…
  • Did You Know?

    My name
    17 Jul 2015 | 1:50 pm
    All of our CenterPoint products are currently compatible with the Windows® 10 pre-release versions and will be compatible with the final released versions of Windows 10 when available late July, 2015. Our legacy products are being verified and the compatibility chart on our web site will be updated. Check the compatibility chart for more information closer to the Windows 10 release date.
  • Customers in the News

    My name
    14 Jul 2015 | 8:24 am
    In the June 2015 issue of The Farmer, Dorrich Dairy, a CenterPoint Accounting and Payroll customer, was featured in the article, “Dorrich Dairy Wins 2015 U.S. Dairy Sustainability Award”. Congratulations to Dorrich Dairy on your award! CenterPoint Accounting and Payroll customer Don Jensen, of Lawnhurst Farms, was featured by the Brighton-Pittsford Post for the farm’s use of an anaerobic digester. Laurelbrook Farm, a CenterPoint Accounting and Payroll customer, was featured in the May 25, 2015 issue of Progressive Dairyman, in the article, “Laurelbrook Farm raises calves to…
  • Red Wing Software customer Indy Family Farms to be honored at the Indiana State Fair

    My name
    6 Jul 2015 | 7:41 am
    Check out Red Wing Software customer, Indy Family Farms, who will be honored at the Indiana State Fair. They are the single Indiana State Fair representative for Produce Day as they highlight various ag-related disciplines. Click to read the full story at their local paper, the Daily Journal. http://www.dailyjournal.net/view/local_story/FAIR-TO-HONOR-INDY-FAMILY-PROD_1433982480 Rob Richards and sons Eric and Aaron Dave Charrlin Photography
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    SciQuest - Spend Radar

  • Rethinking the Procurement Value Equation

    Spenser Fishel
    7 Aug 2015 | 9:36 am
    A common issues we see within procurement departments is that they are bogged down in manual, cumbersome processes. While some organizations focus on one pain point at a time, automating the entire Source-to-Settle (S2S) process with a unified solution can drive more value across your organization. Read this white paper and learn: How the Source-to-Settle process can be represented in two stages The benefits of utilizing a comprehensive, unified solution Options available for automating your Source-to-Settle process Internal…
  • Using Spend Analysis Data to Build Your Sourcing Roadmap

    Questie
    10 Nov 2014 | 12:42 pm
    Spend analysis can help you get an accurate view of your organization's spending, your suppliers, and opportunities for improving your sourcing and procurement activities. There are a number of solutions available to help you collect, cleanse and classify your spend data, but most fall short of actually helping you analyze your business and make more informed decisions about your spending. Arming yourself with clean and accurate data on your suppliers, costs, risks and other important criteria is absolutely crucial as a first step in understanding where to focus your sourcing efforts, but…
  • Using Spend Analysis Data to Build Your Sourcing Roadmap

    Questie
    31 Oct 2014 | 9:44 am
    For many organizations undertaking a strategic procurement initiative, it's not uncommon for procurement professionals to feel like they have "bad data." Unless your organization has absolutely zero data, this isn't likely to be true. Having the right tools can help your organization get an accurate view of your spending, your suppliers and opportunities for improving sourcing and procurement activities. A strategic spend analysis solution will allow your organization to identify what data is important to collect, and will then enable actionable business decisions based on that data,…
  • Pocket Demo: Spend Radar

    Questie
    14 Aug 2014 | 1:28 pm
    With SciQuest's Spend Radar solution, get a complete view of spend across an organization and a single source of truth for all spend and supplier-related data. Spend Radar accurately cleanses and classifies data at the item level with greater than 95% accuracy, and provides organizations with visual, interactive reports to simplify complex analysis and ensure more confident sourcing decisions. Document type(s): DemosResource Screenshot: Header:  On Page Title: Pocket Demo: Spend Radar - Spend Analysis Software Category: Spend RadarExternal…
  • How to Use Spend Management to Improve the Performance of Your Suppliers, Generate Hard Savings and Achieve Greater Customer Satisfaction

    Questie
    13 May 2014 | 11:32 am
    Good data is at the heart of good performance management. And the basis of effective decision-making is the ability to gather information from a variety of sources, including business units, corporate leadership and suppliers. Many companies have well-established processes and reliable tools that enable them to automate how they gather data -- and inform their decisions -- about spending. Yet many companies perceive that they are unable to automate how they collect and analyze data about how they manage their suppliers. What they may not recognize is that the tools they use to evaluate their…
 
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  • Plotting Time Series in R using Yahoo Finance data

    Joseph Rickert
    27 Aug 2015 | 8:30 am
    by Joseph Rickert I recently rediscovered the Timely Portfolio post on R Financial Time Series Plotting. If you are not familiar with this gem, it is well-worth the time to stop and have a look at it now. Not only does it contain some useful examples of time series plots mixing different combinations of time series packages (ts, zoo, xts) with multiple plotting systems (base R, lattice, etc.) but it provides an instructive, historical perspective that illustrates the non linear nature of progress in software development: new code is written to solve certain technical problems with the…
  • New R titles available in Chinese

    Andrie de Vries
    26 Aug 2015 | 7:00 am
    by Andrie de Vries A few days ago I received an unexpected parcel in my letterbox. To my delight, it turned out to be a translation into Simplified Chinese of R for Dummies, co-authored by myself and Joris Meys. Let me clarify: Joris and I wrote the book, but were not involved in the translation at all. The Wiley publishing machine took care of all of that. Just to prove that this is real, here is a picture of my copy, unfortunately slightly damaged during the delivery process: I find the decision by Wiley to translate into Chinese very interesting, since it means there is a growing market…
  • Following up on news stories with choroplethr and R

    Joseph Rickert
    25 Aug 2015 | 8:30 am
    by Ari Lamstein, consultant specializing in software engineering and data analysis and author of the free email course Learn to Map Census Data in R One of my favorite things about R is that it allows me to follow up on interesting news stories. Consider this interview on EconTalk about the history of fracking in America. Russ Roberts interviewed Gregory Zuckerman about his book The Frackers. One thing that struck me were the stories of how North Dakota is being transformed by the fracking boom. North Dakota sits on the Bakken formation which, due to fracking, is now able to be monetized.
  • How R is used at Zillow to estimate housing values

    David Smith
    24 Aug 2015 | 2:43 pm
    Zillow, the leading real estate and rental marketplace in the USA, uses R to estimate housing values. Zillow's signature product is the Zestimate, their estimated market value for individual homes, and it's calculated using R in a parallel batch job for 100 million homes nationwide. The process is described in this Slideshare presentation Data Science At Zillowby Nicholas McClure, senior data scientist at Zillow. This article by Alex Woodie at Datanami provides more detail about the process. R is used in conjunction with other data science tools: The Zestimate is generated…
  • Because it's Friday: Back to the Past

    David Smith
    21 Aug 2015 | 12:52 pm
    Photographing an object at regular intervals over a long time period, and then stitching the results into a timelapse video, is a great way to "speed up time" and observe slow-motion changes (for example, the growth of plants). But creating a timelapse video is hard: you have to set up a camera, make sure it can't move, and take regular shots while maintaining consistent lighting from shot to shot. The longer the observation period, the harder it is: making timelapses over a period of years is just about impossible. But by far the most difficult thing about timelapses is…
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  • Domo at Dreamforce: The 411

    KB
    26 Aug 2015 | 4:01 pm
    Dreamforce 2015 is more than just another tech conference. It’s an epicenter of innovation – and Domo is leading the way with the world’s first business management platform. We’ve upped the ante with better-than-ever swag, sessions, and exclusive offerings. Take a look at what we’ve got in the works! Booths & Swag North Hall: N1813 West Hall: W220 Pens? Keychains? Thumb drives? Not at our booths. Schedule a demo and we’ll send you home with an Apple TV! Demo theater capacity is tight—reserve your seat today. House of Blue Booths are great for extroverts, but…
  • 8 Meeting Hacks From Rockstar Executives

    Jared McKinney
    21 Aug 2015 | 10:37 am
    From the well-prepared to the impromptu at the water cooler, meetings come in all shapes and sizes. While some are more beneficial than others, planning the perfect meeting is no walk in the park. Unless, of course, you think better while walking through the park – then by all means, make that your meeting. Since there isn’t a one-size-fits-all solution, it’s important to be flexible and find what works for you and your team. See how some of today’s most inspiring leaders have adopted simple strategies for getting the most out of their workday.
  • Make It A Double: 2 Research Firms Cover Domo

    KB
    20 Aug 2015 | 9:38 am
    Domo’s platform doesn’t fit neatly into the box of BI software. We’ve asserted this from the beginning, but up until recently, it was hard to explain why. With our product under wraps, we couldn’t show the world exactly how Domo was different. That all changed in April. After four years and $450 million in funding, we publicly unveiled our product for the first time. It wasn’t long before third-party analysts independently corroborated what we’d been saying all along. 451 Research initiated coverage on Domo with a takeaway that steered clear of…
  • Data Never Sleeps 3.0

    Josh James
    13 Aug 2015 | 12:15 am
    Twice now, Domo has created infographics showing just how fast data proliferates. The amount of data that can be produced in a single minute is mind-numbing and shows no sign of slowing down. Our third infographic installment reveals astonishing leaps in digital consumption. Since 2013, the global internet population grew nearly 20% – from 2.4 billion to 3.2 billion people. Connectedness paves the way for innovation, and we see that happening every year with new technologies and services. Vine, for example, didn’t even exist when we released our first infographic. Today, over 1…
  • 8 Reasons Why Data Science is So Hot Right Now

    Jared McKinney
    11 Aug 2015 | 10:08 am
    When you search for “data scientist” on LinkedIn, there are more than 70,000 results. And the first page includes a who’s who of Silicon Valley startups. For anyone who’s kept an ear to the ground or an eye to the screen, it’s no surprise that they’re in high demand. Data scientists are hot right now –and here’s eight reasons why they’ll be keeping their cool for years to come. 1. Cash money. From tech startups to Fortune 500 companies, data scientists are a hot commodity. A McKinsey study predicts that by 2017 the U.S. could face a shortage of almost…
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  • Domo at Dreamforce: The 411

    KB
    26 Aug 2015 | 4:01 pm
    Dreamforce 2015 is more than just another tech conference. It’s an epicenter of innovation – and Domo is leading the way with the world’s first business management platform. We’ve upped the ante with better-than-ever swag, sessions, and exclusive offerings. Take a look at what we’ve got in the works! Booths & Swag North Hall: N1813 West Hall: W220 Pens? Keychains? Thumb drives? Not at our booths. Schedule a demo and we’ll send you home with an Apple TV! Demo theater capacity is tight—reserve your seat today. House of Blue Booths are great for extroverts, but…
  • 8 Meeting Hacks From Rockstar Executives

    Jared McKinney
    21 Aug 2015 | 10:37 am
    From the well-prepared to the impromptu at the water cooler, meetings come in all shapes and sizes. While some are more beneficial than others, planning the perfect meeting is no walk in the park. Unless, of course, you think better while walking through the park – then by all means, make that your meeting. Since there isn’t a one-size-fits-all solution, it’s important to be flexible and find what works for you and your team. See how some of today’s most inspiring leaders have adopted simple strategies for getting the most out of their workday.
  • Make It A Double: 2 Research Firms Cover Domo

    KB
    20 Aug 2015 | 9:38 am
    Domo’s platform doesn’t fit neatly into the box of BI software. We’ve asserted this from the beginning, but up until recently, it was hard to explain why. With our product under wraps, we couldn’t show the world exactly how Domo was different. That all changed in April. After four years and $450 million in funding, we publicly unveiled our product for the first time. It wasn’t long before third-party analysts independently corroborated what we’d been saying all along. 451 Research initiated coverage on Domo with a takeaway that steered clear of…
  • Data Never Sleeps 3.0

    Josh James
    13 Aug 2015 | 12:15 am
    Twice now, Domo has created infographics showing just how fast data proliferates. The amount of data that can be produced in a single minute is mind-numbing and shows no sign of slowing down. Our third infographic installment reveals astonishing leaps in digital consumption. Since 2013, the global internet population grew nearly 20% – from 2.4 billion to 3.2 billion people. Connectedness paves the way for innovation, and we see that happening every year with new technologies and services. Vine, for example, didn’t even exist when we released our first infographic. Today, over 1…
  • 8 Reasons Why Data Science is So Hot Right Now

    Jared McKinney
    11 Aug 2015 | 10:08 am
    When you search for “data scientist” on LinkedIn, there are more than 70,000 results. And the first page includes a who’s who of Silicon Valley startups. For anyone who’s kept an ear to the ground or an eye to the screen, it’s no surprise that they’re in high demand. Data scientists are hot right now –and here’s eight reasons why they’ll be keeping their cool for years to come. 1. Cash money. From tech startups to Fortune 500 companies, data scientists are a hot commodity. A McKinsey study predicts that by 2017 the U.S. could face a shortage of almost…
 
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    Procurement Leaders Blog

  • Want Early Payment Discounts? It All Starts At The Back

    27 Aug 2015 | 5:25 am
    Expected interest rate hikes in US and UK a boon for those looking to benefit from prompt payment, but use of sophisticated P2P technology a must.With interest rates in Europe and the US dragging along the bottom of the barrel for the best part of the last ten years, enticing suppliers into early payment agreements has understandably proved challenging fare. The US Federal Reserve (The Fed) and the Bank of England (BoE) continue to mull over proposed rate hikes in September of this year and January of next respectively, pricking the ears (you would think) of the purchasing community. In a…
  • Mickey meets medicine to drive innovation at Roche

    26 Aug 2015 | 5:01 am
    Walt Disney’s technique to move creative ideas to reality is at the core of Roche’s Supplier-Enabled Innovation strategySwiss pharmaceutical giant Roche has long taken Supplier-Enabled Innovation (SEI) seriously. Having established Supplier Relationship Centres in 2012, the company went onto create what it calls its Innovation Centres of Excellence (ICE) in 2015. (Managed by procurement, one might add.) These centres represent a formal, structured and tangible attempt to encourage collaborative working between Roche and its suppliers (as well as internal stakeholders), and they…
  • Fleet Management Offers Value Through Cutting TCO

    26 Aug 2015 | 12:46 am
    Fleet management companies provide their clients the real value of mobility without the burden of rapidly depreciating assets on the books.Fleet leasing has long outlived the reputation of ‘a short-term solution’ to fleet issues, as even the largest companies across different industries choose car hire as their preferred model for fleet operation. The effect is easy to overlook, but in terms of customer satisfaction and bottom line results, it is significant. The reason for this shift is the flexible nature of fleet management contracts and the changing attitudes to asset…
  • Best Response To Chinese Devaluation: Wait And See

    24 Aug 2015 | 1:51 am
    Wait and see over reshoring and offshoring in China, don’t do anything rash. In the Western world, particularly the US, an oft-spoken mantra for handling difficult situations is, “don’t just stand there, do something.” But in Lewis Carroll’s classic story of Alice in Wonderland,” the character known as the White Rabbit gives Alice different advice: “Don’t just do something, stand there,” he says. Sage words, perhaps?  When it comes to figuring the best reaction to the economic troubles brewing in China this month, especially the…
  • CEO to CPO: Adapt and unlock innovation or die

    21 Aug 2015 | 3:15 am
    Procurement must adapt or risk a return to the dark days of procurement“Procurement: A gateway for innovation,” was the enticing title of a presentation that was delivered at Ovation, our CPO executive retreat which took place in Dublin during July. Nothing new there, you might think – after all, a CPO taking the stage to talk about how his or her function delivers innovation isn’t especially new (regardless of the validity of their claims). What made this presentation a little more unusual, however, was that it wasn’t a CPO doing the talking, but a CEO. This was…
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    Jive Syndication Feed

  • Melhorando a velocidade do seu script

    Clever Anjos
    26 Aug 2015 | 5:24 pm
    Frequentemente somos desafiados a melhorar o tempo de recarga de nossas aplicações.Ao abrir um script (talvez com milhares de linhas) provavelmente iremos nos deparar com a seguinte pergunta "Onde devo mexer para otimizar a carga"?Não seria muito interessante ter uma ferramenta que nos apontasse onde devemos atacar primeiro (Pontos onde nosso script mais gasta tempo executando)?Essa ferramenta existe e é grátis.Graças ao trabalho do rwunderlich (O cara) na ferramenta "Script Log Analyzer" (baixe aqui) você pode carregar os arquivos de log da sua…
  • Variáveis – Armazenando expressões em planilhas

    Yuri Nicolett
    23 Aug 2015 | 1:34 pm
    Fala pessoal, tudo bom? Em continuidade no assunto de variáveis, quero agora explicar uma forma simples de se armazenar todas as expressões de um projeto em uma planilha de excel (quem gosta, pode até criar uma tabela em seu banco de dados para armazenar as expressões). Esse tipo de desenvolvimento facilita, e muito, quando estamos trabalhando em um projeto, pois a manutenção das expressões pode ser feita em apenas um lugar, sua planilha. Neste post abordaremos o tema da Expansão do Sinal de Dólar, para quem não leu clique…
  • Crawl. Walk. Run. Fly???

    Dalton Ruer
    21 Aug 2015 | 5:43 pm
    In 30 years as a parent I can tell you I’ve had many memorable moments with my 2 amazing daughters. As humans, most of our memorable moments around babies involve movement. Let’s face it as cute as they are it gets old just watching them lay on their backs and smile. So when they first get the desire to start moving and can make themselves roll over we get excited. When they can finally control the movement of their hands and their legs and can crawl to us our hearts jump for joy. When they can take those first Frankensteinish steps to our waiting, open arms we get overwhelmed.
  • Is it a string or a number?

    Jennell McIntire
    21 Aug 2015 | 12:05 pm
    I am sure that I am not the only one who has added a filter pane to their Qlik Sense app and found a combination of strings and numbers when you were expecting all numeric data.  This happened to me recently when I was building an app that had many
  • Qlik Community Home Page Revision

    Sara Leslie
    17 Aug 2015 | 6:35 pm
    Hello Qlik Community Members, We have just completed some updates we think you will find useful. The categories on our Qlik Community Index page have been revised to provide easier navigation.  The new categories are:Qlik SenseQlikViewGeneral Under General you can find areas which are not product specific - such as Community Information, Education Services, Technical Blogs and Groups. We have also added two resource areas on the top right of the home page highlighting:Benefits of joining Qlik CommunityLinks to popular getting started resources We will adding more…
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    Intelligent Head Quarters

  • 5 Body Language Tactics That Inspire Client Trust While Video Conferencing

    IntelligentHQ
    27 Aug 2015 | 5:37 am
    5 Body Language Tactics That Inspire Client Trust While Video Conferencing Image source: wikipedia When you’re using video conferencing to communicate with clients and colleagues, you should approach meetings the same way you would if they were in person. Body language makes a huge difference since you maintain a visual component while on video. This can be both a curse and a blessing, though, depending on how effective you are at projecting confidence and openness. Here are a few tips about how to use your body language to best advantage during video conferences. 1. Understanding Body…
  • Apps for Good: Empowering Students For the Digital Age

    admin
    26 Aug 2015 | 11:00 pm
    CryptoConnex celebrate their win at the Apps for Good Awards 2014 Apps for Good describes itself as being an open-source technology education movement. The organisation works with school educators and other learning centres. The course that the organisation offers is provided to people that are aged between 10 and 18. Their goal is to teach young people to create apps that change their world. Apps for Good offers course content, training and connections, and these are given to expert volunteers. After this teachers are left to guide young people through the course. Throughout the programme…
  • Interview with Dr. Debora Sepich: Dean of Vucurevich School of Business and Entrepreneurial Studies-University of Sioux Falls

    Emad Rahim
    25 Aug 2015 | 11:00 pm
    University of Sioux Falls Dr. Debora Sepich serves as the Dean of Vucurevich School of Business and Entrepreneurial Studies at the University of Sioux Falls. She is an entrepreneur turned Professor and enjoys bringing new products and opportunities to market. Her special focus areas include: marketing, brand identity, mergers and acquisitions, business development, go to market strategies and innovation. Dr.  Debora Sepich spent 25 years in the high-tech business world, 12 of which as the Co-Founder and Executive Vice President of Dolphin Software. She earned a Doctorate of Education in…
  • Leadership in Social Enterprise

    Paula Newton
    24 Aug 2015 | 11:00 pm
    Leadership in Social Enterprise Leadership is the topic of thousands of books, articles and opinions. There are many thoughts on what makes a good leader, and some of the most popular suggest that great leaders have honesty, communication skills, ability to delegate, a sense of humour, confidence, commitment, a positive attitude, a creative approach, intuition and the ability to inspire (according to Prive, 2012 of Forbes, anyway). Social enterprises are a bit different, and leaders of these organisations face a range of challenges including sometimes a lack of formal business education. In…
  • Amazing Writing Tools to help with Content Marketing

    Paula Newton
    23 Aug 2015 | 11:00 pm
    Amazing Writing Tools to help with Content Marketing   Writing good content that is engaging, and attracts customers and keeps them engaged can be hard. At this juncture all companies need to be able to do this well to keep their customers interested and attract new customers. The good news is that there are lots of tools that can be used to assist in this.  For most, even for the best writers there is a tool that can benefit them. According to Amanda Chiu writing for the Jeff Bullas blog there are some excellent writing tools that can help bloggers, writers and content marketers to…
 
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    SIMUL8 Blog

  • Managing Bed Capacity Towards a Solution

    Roisin Anne
    18 Aug 2015 | 6:50 am
    Sign up now to watch our webinar on Thursday August 27th, 11am (ET) About the Workshop It is estimated that better bed management can save approximately $1.8million a quarter per hospital and give patients better outcomes. Join SIMUL8 Director of Healthcare, Claire Cordeaux, for this month’s Healthcare Workshop and hear about her experiences of working with healthcare organizations to manage hospital bed occupancy effectively using simulation. Name Email Company   Plus find out about how we’ve been working with healthcare organizations around the globe to develop a new solution to…
  • Do Self Checkouts Reduce Queue Time?

    Brian Harrington
    18 Aug 2015 | 3:15 am
    Most of us have probably seen “Self Checkout Lanes” at supermarkets and some retail stores such as Ikea, Walmart, and Home Depot.  But do they reduce overall queue time? We use simulation to find out if self checkouts are really improving customer experience by reducing waiting times, or if they are slowing down the whole process.     What we can see from the simulation – available to download below – is that if more customers in a store have a better understanding of how to use the self checkouts then the average queue time decreases. However, in a store that…
  • Line Balancing with Simulation

    Brian Harrington
    12 Aug 2015 | 6:20 am
    Line Balancing is challenging, especially when we’re limited to deterministic calculations. With so many different requirements on the system the outcomes of a new process may difficult to predict. This is where simulation comes in. With a simple simulation of the line assembly operations we can accurately identify bottlenecks, run different production schedules and evaluate the impact of design and scheduling decisions.   In this whitepaper we will focus on the key Line Balancing steps: The Core Essentials Determining how many stations are needed Assigning tasks to stations Going…
  • Success Stories at Chrysler

    Roisin Anne
    11 Aug 2015 | 5:19 am
    The Chrysler simulation team have been using SIMUL8 for many years to improve throughput, increase revenue and reduce costs. Recently, the Chrysler simulation team wanted to find out what was required to increase throughput at the Brampton Assembly Plant and Jefferson North Plant and how they could achieve this with SIMUL8.   Increasing revenue by $1m a day without increasing costs at the Brampton Assembly Plant Chrysler expected an increase in demand and the plant was to increase its daily rate from 930 to 969 units to ensure that the demand could be met. By meeting the increased…
  • Testing Population Health Models of Care

    Roisin Anne
    23 Jul 2015 | 2:48 am
    Sign up below to watch our on-demand webinar   About the Workshop June’s session focused on “testing population health models of care”.  We heard from our Director of Healthcare, Claire Cordeaux, about her experience of developing and implementing population health strategies in the UK National Health Service, Canada, and Australia.   Our unique approach predicts how an attributed population will flow through an entire healthcare network, to understand how: The population accesses different parts of the network New models of care will effect patient interactions with the…
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    MediFit

  • How to Create a Pull-Up Challenge in Your Office

    medifitonline
    27 Aug 2015 | 6:00 am
    You don’t need a gym in your office to organize a fun fitness challenge. Pick up an inexpensive and portable door-mount pull-up bar and follow the steps below: A Few Days Before the Challenge Start by sending out a meeting invite to ensure that everyone’s calendar is free and that people know an event is […] The post How to Create a Pull-Up Challenge in Your Office appeared first on MediFit.
  • How Companies are Mixing Work with Workouts

    medifitonline
    20 Aug 2015 | 10:00 am
    With employee wellness programs on the rise, employers are looking for innovative ways to make wellness easy and accessible to employees. One company, American Traffic Solutions, Inc. went as far to install an indoor track [WallStreetJournal.com]. To beat the summer heat, the Tempe, Ariz., company turned hallways into an indoor track around the office and […] The post How Companies are Mixing Work with Workouts appeared first on MediFit.
  • Cash Helps Employees Trim Their Waistlines

    medifitonline
    20 Aug 2015 | 9:46 am
    The most powerful feature of any successful office weight loss challenge isn’t emotional support, but rather financial incentives, according to a new study in the Journal of Health Economics. When researchers studied nearly 3,000 participants in an employer-sponsored program, they found that the best results for weight loss were sparked by regular payment of refundable […] The post Cash Helps Employees Trim Their Waistlines appeared first on MediFit.
  • EXOS Makes Incs List of 5000 Fastest Growing Private Companies

    medifitonline
    14 Aug 2015 | 3:37 pm
    EXOS is honored to be recognized on Inc.’s annual list of the 5,000 fastest-growing private companies in the United States for the second year in a row. The profile highlights EXOS’ 113-percent growth and strong job creation. This award comes just months after EXOS made Fast Company’s list of the world’s top 10 most innovative companies in […] The post EXOS Makes Incs List of 5000 Fastest Growing Private Companies appeared first on MediFit.
  • How to Reduce Job Stress

    medifitonline
    12 Aug 2015 | 6:25 am
    Overview Don’t freak out: You don’t need to make sweeping change all at once to manage your stress better at work. Studies show that small changes do indeed make a big difference. This article contains some small steps you can take to reduce job stress, so you can relax, clear your mind, and get more […] The post How to Reduce Job Stress appeared first on MediFit.
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    BambooHR Blog

  • Employee Engagement: 15 Questions You Should Be Asking

    Guest Blogger
    27 Aug 2015 | 10:58 am
    Employee engagement matters. In fact, Culture and Engagement are considered to be the #1 HR trend for this year. One way to understand where your employees stand with engagement is by surveying them. You may already be doing this; if so, that’s great! So, whether you already have an employee engagement survey or are planning […] The post Employee Engagement: 15 Questions You Should Be Asking appeared first on BambooHR Blog.
  • What’s Holding Us Back from Using Employee Recognition Strategically?

    Jeana Quigley
    26 Aug 2015 | 7:30 am
    When employees feel valued, they are happier at their jobs and they are more productive, which motivates them to keep doing—and improving upon—great work. Motivated and engaged employees are very closely related. It’s a no-brainer. We should be recognizing and rewarding their employees, but many of us aren’t doing it. We all want our people […] The post What’s Holding Us Back from Using Employee Recognition Strategically? appeared first on BambooHR Blog.
  • 5 Ways To Have More Grateful Employees

    Kelsie Davis
    25 Aug 2015 | 7:55 am
    Salary, benefits, reward and recognition. We give and give. Granted, our employees often give a lot back to the company too, but sometimes being a manager or in HR can feel like a pretty thankless job. Here are a few ways to inspire a little gratitude within your company: 1. Earn it. Before we start […] The post 5 Ways To Have More Grateful Employees appeared first on BambooHR Blog.
  • Do Stacked Rankings Hurt or Help?

    Jeana Quigley
    24 Aug 2015 | 9:50 am
    Poor Amazon has had a rough summer. First, its first-ever Prime Day was a source of amusement on social media. Did you check out the entertaining tweets at #primedayfail? They were trying to keep their heads high, saying it was successful—but who are we kidding? Any PR nightmare that has your customers mocking you wasn’t […] The post Do Stacked Rankings Hurt or Help? appeared first on BambooHR Blog.
 
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    A Smarter Planet Blog

  • Word Analysis Proves Effective Pre-Psychosis Diagnosis

    Chris Nay
    26 Aug 2015 | 8:00 am
    Dr. Guillermo Cecchi, IBM Reseach staff member working in Biometaphorical Computing by Guillermo Cecchi Patterns are everywhere. Benoit Mandelbrot found them in nature, and gave us fractals. And now computer systems and algorithms find them in data, like how Watson teases out relevant information in just about anything. Machines can even find patterns in speech to accurately predict psychosis onset in high-risk youths, as colleagues and I explain in a recent Nature Publishing Journals – Schizophrenia article, Automated Analysis of Free Speech Predicts Psychosis Onset in High-Risk…
  • How the Smart Grid Will Help You Keep Cool, Save Money

    Guest
    24 Aug 2015 | 11:01 am
    Ron Melton, Project Director, Battelle Memorial Institute; Pacific Northwest Division Smart Grid Demonstration Project By Ron Melton Imagine a hot, sweltering day. Nearly everyone is using an air conditioner to keep cool. So much energy is needed that area power plants, wind farms and rooftop solar panels are struggling to keep up. What if the clothes drier, water heater, car charger and other electric devices in your home and office could adjust their energy use to help in situations like this? And what if temporarily adjusting how those devices operate also reduced your power bill? Results…
  • Q&A with Dr. Norman Sharpless, Enlisting Watson in the Fight Against Cancer

    Guest
    18 Aug 2015 | 1:46 pm
    Dr. Norman Sharpless, Professor of Medicine and Genetics, UNC School of Medicine; Chair, The Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center To hear Dr. Norman Sharpless tell it, it’s time to open a new front on the war on cancer. That front, he says, will match the latest cancer treatment advances and lab breakthroughs with big data analytics to help determine the best treatment options for patients. According to Dr. Sharpless, oncologists and molecular biologists are drowning in data. The Smarter Planet blog caught up with him recently to discuss his ideas for overcoming the challenge.  Smarter…
  • IBM’s Big Bet on the Open Source Economy

    Steve Hamm
    17 Aug 2015 | 6:00 am
    Tom Rosamilia, Senior Vice President, IBM Systems By Tom Rosamilia Fifteen years ago IBM did what must have seemed to some people like the unthinkable. We started shipping mainframe computers running Linux, the open source operating system. It was a major step forward for the open software movement, and, for IBM, it marked a significant expansion for the mainframe–helping to establish it as a backbone of the digital economy. Today, we’re launching another major advance. IBM is going all-in for open software on the mainframe, which is now called z Systems. This expansion strategy has…
  • Using Data in the Fight Against Diabetes in Mexico

    Guest
    12 Aug 2015 | 6:50 am
    Juana Marcela Ramírez, General Director of Soluciones Hospitalarias Integrales By Juana Marcela Ramírez Almost a sixth of the adult population in Mexico suffers from diabetes and that number is only expected to grow. The diabetes epidemic in Mexico holds massive implications. It profoundly impacts the health of individual Mexicans and negatively affects the country’s socioeconomic development. The Mexican government is working hard to not only combat the diabetes, but prevent it. For example, it launched a “soda tax,” which increases the price of sugary drinks 10 percent and the…
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    Pipl

  • Developing with Data: How to Save Time & Get Amazing Results

    Billy Attar
    26 Aug 2015 | 4:31 am
    You should know what you’re dealing with before developing with data. How you approach your data queries and the inputs you use can have significant impact on your data output and match rates. From simple tricks to thoughtful approaches, there are lots of ways to optimize your data usage for better results, lower cost and a lot of saved time. In this post, we’ll cover all the tips and tricks that we regularly share with developers and data professionals when we help them integrate a data API into their software/database. *The tips below apply to any type of data project –…
  • How to Prepare for EMV and Use Digital Footprints to Fight Fraud

    Billy Attar
    13 Aug 2015 | 3:55 am
    Preparing for the EMV liability shift is a pretty big deal for merchants. Credit card issuers worldwide are now in the process of switching from cards (and POS terminals) with magnetic strips to cards with microprocessor chips embedded in them. EMV chips are almost impossible to counterfeit, encrypt the card owner’s data and create a unique signature for each purchase. The added technology makes it much harder to commit credit card fraud at a physical location. By making it harder to commit fraud in-store (card present fraud), fraudsters have switched to online (card not present)…
  • Get to Know Your Users with This Pipl + Segment.com DIY Integration

    Billy Attar
    28 Jul 2015 | 7:11 am
    Getting profile data about your users is a pain. You needs lots of user data to prioritize who to contact, build segments for marketing automation and in general, have a good grasp of who’s using your product. But how do you get this info without creating a long signup form that’ll drive customers away? We solved this problem with a DIY integration of Pipl’s People Data API with Segment‘s API to automatically get complete user profiles for each signup. Pipl + Segment = complete user profiles The DIY integration works by taking each new signup, looking…
  • 10 Free Online Resources to Get Started with Data Science

    Billy Attar
    14 Jul 2015 | 4:35 am
    The hottest field for startups right now is data science. When it comes to analyzing your product, market are just about anything else, having some data science skills can make a big difference. That’s why we put together a list of the courses and lessons to help you get your feet wet with data science. If you’re like me, you won’t pay for something if there’s a remote chance that you can get it for free. So, this list is a list of free resources only. We’ll focus on comprehensive courses and lessons for beginners that are not too advanced or branch off into…
  • How to Spot the Right Person with Search Pointers

    Josh Liberty
    1 Jul 2015 | 1:02 am
    One of the coolest additions in our latest API release, v4, are the search pointers. They offer a complete solution to one of the most commonly used search patterns – the drill down search. So how does it work? Say you’re looking for John Smith from Florida. Naturally, running that kind of search will not get you a definite match of the John Smith you are looking for, since there are many people named John Smith in Florida. Instead, the API response will contain a list of all the people who match your search criteria – in this case John Smith from Florida. This is where the cool…
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  • Internet Marketing – The 7 Pillars of Website Success

    Tammy Hawk-Bridges
    10 Aug 2015 | 6:44 pm
    The purpose of a website is THE MOST mis-understood piece of building an Internet marketing strategy. Most people use it as an over-priced business card. Your website is supposed to create traffic, leads, and revenue opportunity. When it accomplishes this task – your Internet marketing strategy is sound! Now if you’re smart, you’re using social media sites like Twitter and Facebook to drive traffic to your website. If you’re even smarter you’re paying for website traffic through Facebook advertising and other avenues. Yes. (Smart) People pay for website…
  • The Ability to Stay Focused – The Core of Any Success

    Tammy Hawk-Bridges
    3 Jun 2015 | 4:21 pm
    The ability to stay focused is at the core of ANY success. If you aren’t focused in your business and don’t have a clear idea of your goals and purposes, you’ll ALWAYS struggle. I’ve never been shy about telling people my entrepreneur story. If you haven’t heard it, I’m a recession-entrepreneur. I was shoved from a job that I absolutely loved for almost 9 years. I guess in my ignorance/bliss of loving my job it never occurred to me that could happen. It never entered my mind that my job could be taken from me and everything I worked for over 9 years would…
  • Marketing Strategies – Survive or Thrive in Your Business?

    Tammy Hawk-Bridges
    2 Apr 2015 | 6:14 am
    Very often I will get asked by a business owner, “How can my business survive in today’s marketplace?” My heart breaks a little when I hear the question, I find it painful that one has the goal of merely surviving. I want every business owner to have the goal of thriving. It’s possible! You’ll first need to understand why the marketplace is so tough, then its matter of coming up with a marketing strategy and plan of attack. Let’s determine the reasoning behind the more difficult economy. First, it’s important to understand that most everything that…
  • How to Use Presentation Platforms to Increase Website Traffic

    Tammy Hawk-Bridges
    25 Feb 2015 | 8:37 am
    Let’s face it, coming up with a social media marketing strategy is overwhelming. There’s so many moving parts, you probably don’t know how to use it or more importantly why to use it. First, let’s talk about what a social media strategy should be about – it’s about growing your followers AND driving traffic to your website. Social media platforms are amazing for increasing website traffic. Post Google updates (Penguin, Hummingbird etc.) organic traffic (Traffic that comes from the result of people typing into the search engine a certain phrase or keyword…
  • Have a Small Business Idea? Here’s Some Considerations

    Tammy Hawk-Bridges
    19 Feb 2015 | 6:38 am
    One of the worst things you can do? Create a business with absolutely no foundation other than it seems like a cool idea. When I left corporate America and entered into the world of entrepreneurship I thought that being a smart business woman gave me a leg up. Boy, was I stupid! I had a very cool idea, all my friends and family said so! But I did no research on my market. I didn’t know who my buyer was, and what’s worse I couldn’t reach enough of them to support my business. So guess what? 13 months, tons of lost time, tons of lost money, lots of tears later – big…
 
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    Asia Business News

  • The Cost of Doing Business in ASEAN Compared with China – New Issue of Asia Briefing Magazine

    Asia Briefing
    13 Aug 2015 | 3:45 am
    The newest issue of Asia Briefing magazine, titled “The Cost of Doing Business in ASEAN Compared with China“, is out now and available as a complimentary download in the Asia Briefing Bookstore. Contents: Doing Business in China & ASEAN – Land, Labor, GDP Per Capita and Welfare Comparisons Executive Summary – Choosing an Investment Location in ASEAN As China continues along its development path, costs are rising in the country. This fact has both negative and positive consequences for foreign companies: while it will add to the production costs of locally-based…
  • Employer Branding in China: Attracting Chinese Employees

    Asia Briefing
    28 Jul 2015 | 3:17 am
    By Elizabeth Leclaire Hiring competent and qualified staff is an integral step in the establishment of any company, and this is particularly true for foreign enterprises. For companies planning to operate within China, employing Chinese nationals can be particularly useful in overcoming linguistic, legal, and cultural barriers. Competition for Chinese labor has heightened since the implementation of China’s One Child Policy in 1978. China’s aging population has not been complemented by an equally large rising working class, and this trend has created a shortage of available Chinese…
  • Calculating Expatriate Income Tax in India

    Asia Briefing
    16 Jul 2015 | 8:20 pm
    By Tracie Sloop Frost In India, an individual’s income is taxed at graduated rates, depending on his/her duration of stay in India and income level. Non-employment income is taxed at a variable rate according to income type. In this article, we outline the rates and calculation methods for both income sources, and summarize common deductions and inclusions in income for expatriates working in India. RELATED: Pre-Investment Services from Dezan Shira & Associates The Indian tax year runs from April 1 to March 31.  Total income tax is calculated in accordance with the tax rates and rules…
  • Applying for Permanent Residency in Singapore – What a Foreigner Needs to Know

    Asia Briefing
    9 Jul 2015 | 12:54 am
    By Amelia Tsui Known as one of Asia’s more stable and well-developed countries, Singapore has increasingly become an attractive business environment for many prudent foreigner business professionals and investors. A contributing factor to Singapore’s success is the government’s strong incentives program for foreign talent to commit to the country. One such incentive is the permanent residency (PR) scheme, with basic perks including the freedom to enter and exit the country, the right to purchase real estate, employer contribution to Singapore’s social security network (Central…
  • Sending employees to China on a Project Basis? Avoid an Unexpected Tax Bill

    Asia Briefing
    2 Jul 2015 | 2:50 am
    By Steven Elsinga and Grace Tate Apart from placing full time expatriate employees in China, as an investor you may often need to send staff from the parent company to China to complete temporary projects. Common examples include quality control, engineering projects, training or consultancy. However, what many foreign investors don’t know is that such visits may result in the parent company being subject to a wide array of Chinese taxes. This may even be the case if the company already has a subsidiary in China. So how does this work? Obviously, a foreign-owned company incorporated in…
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  • Paytm Offers, Paytm Deals, Paytm Promocodes

    Deal Guru
    6 Aug 2015 | 4:09 am
    Paytm Offers, Paytm Deals, Paytm Promocodes   Offers Details: Best deals on Paytm only at Shopaholic Indians. Get lowest prices on India’s best online shopping site. Large variety of products & great offers at lowest price at Paytm. Find Paytm Offers, Paytm Deals, Paytm Promocodes on Shopaholic Indians. Offer: Get Rs.50 cashback on Recharges and Bill payments of Rs 400 and above. Coupon: AUG300 Landing Page: https://paytm.com/ Condition: Code can be used upto 6 times per user. A number can be recharged only 3 times using this campaign. Cashback will be credited within 24…
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    Deal Guru
    6 Aug 2015 | 3:24 am
    Printvenue Offers, Printvenue Daily Deals, Printvenue Promocodes     Offers Details: Best deals on Printvenue only at Shopaholic Indians. Get lowest prices on India’s best online shopping site. Large variety of products & great offers at lowest price at Printvenue . Find Printvenue Offers, Printvenue Deals, Printvenue Promocodes on Shopaholic Indians. Printvenue Offer: Flat Rs.199 OFF on purchase of Rs.649 and above Printvenue Coupon: GET199 Printvenue Offer: Flat Rs.400 OFF on purchase of Rs.1350 and above Printvenue Coupon: GET400 Printvenue Offer: Flat…
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    Peachmode Deals, Offers and Promocodes   Offers Details: Best deals on Peachmode only at Shopaholic Indians. Get lowest prices on India’s best online shopping site. Large variety of products & great offers at lowest price at Peachmode. Find Peachmode Offers, Peachmode Deals, Peachmode Promocodes on Shopaholic Indians. Offer: Valid for Rs. 200/’- off if there are atleast 3 products in the cart Coupon Code: PCHM200 Landing Page: http://peachmode.com/ Validity: 31 Aug 2015 Offer: Yellow Dress @ 50% at Rs. 974 (originally Rs. 1145) Landing…
  • Helix Raptor Men’s Watch for Rs. 888 at Amazon

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    Helix Raptor Men's Watch for Rs. 888 at Amazon    Offers Details: Best deals on Watches only at Shopaholic Indians. Get lowest prices on India’s best online shopping site. Large variety of products & great offers at lowest price at Amazon. Helix Raptor Men’s Watch  for Rs. 888 at Amazon. For more offers and deals keep visiting Shopaholic Indians. Offer Price: 888  Offer URL: amazon.in BUY IT NOW! The post Helix Raptor Men’s Watch for Rs. 888 at Amazon appeared first on Best Offers in Online Shopping.
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    Bag Offer: Skybags for Rs.477 at Amazon   Offer Details: Find best deals and offers on School Bags at shopaholic Indians.. Amazon.in: Online Shopping India – Buy mobiles, laptops, cameras, books, watches, apparel, shoes and e-Gift Cards. Free Shipping & Cash on Delivery. Bag Offer: Skybags for Rs.477 at Amazon. For more offers and deals keep visiting Shopaholic Indians. Offer Price: Rs. 477 Offer URL: Amazon.in BUY IT NOW! The post Bag Offer: Skybags for Rs.477 at Amazon appeared first on Best Offers in Online Shopping.
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  • Popularity of Tea, Coffee, Beer and Wine Visualization

    admin
    20 Aug 2015 | 5:16 am
    If number of searches were an indicator for gauging the popularity of a drink between Tea, Coffee, Beer and Wine then who wins the contest? Which drink is gaining popularity and which is losing? Read more at: http://www.infocaptor.com/dashboard/popularity-of-tea-coffee-beer-and-wine-visualization
  • Cloudera certifies InfoCaptor for Big Data analytics on Hadoop

    admin
    12 Aug 2015 | 12:12 pm
    Cloudera welcomes InfoCaptor as a certified partner for data analytics and visualization. InfoCaptor delivers self-service BI and analytics to data analysts and business users in enterprise organizations, enabling more users to mine and search for data that uncovers valuable business insights and maximizes value from an enterprise data hub Rudrasoft, the software company that specializes in data analytics dashboard solutions, announced today that it has released an updated version of its popular InfoCaptor software, which includes integration with Cloudera Enterprise. The integration takes…
  • Reddit 10 year growth analysis and visualization

    admin
    5 Aug 2015 | 11:11 am
    In this article we will analyze the 10 year growth history of Reddit using simple visualizations. Read more http://www.infocaptor.com/dashboard/reddit-10-year-growth-analysis-and-visualization
  • Marriage and Divorce Rates Analysis Dashboard CDC Data set

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    31 Jul 2015 | 2:01 pm
    Marriage rates by Census region Read more at: www.infocaptor.com/dashboard/marriage-and-divorce-rates-analysis-dashboard-cdc-data-set
  • NFL Play by play analysis using Cloudera Impala

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    21 Jul 2015 | 2:13 pm
    Who won the most games against which losing team?   Read More at: www.infocaptor.com/dashboard/nfl-play-by-play-analysis-using-cloudera-impala
 
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  • The Critical Path #156

    Horace Dediu
    26 Aug 2015 | 5:52 am
    Horace and Anders discuss Uber’s transportation business and discuss how software modularizes the world. In the second half of the show, they take listener questions posted to Twitter using the hashtag #CriticalQuestion. Source: The Critical Path #156
  • (Much) Bigger than Hollywood

    Horace Dediu
    25 Aug 2015 | 3:08 pm
    Eddy Cue seems like a nice guy. I can’t say that for sure as I’ve never met him, but he seems to be amiable enough. Maybe it’s because he has a seat on Ferrari’s board of directors. Maybe it’s because he enjoys dancing. Or maybe it’s because he’s in charge of the only real “division” at Apple. All the other senior managers have functional roles. Eddy has a bona-fide business unit called Services. Services is Apple’s division of many things. It has the iTunes stores (Music, Video, Apps and iBooks). It has Software with consumer…
  • Impetus | Transcribing Asymcar

    Horace Dediu
    21 Aug 2015 | 12:06 pm
    Due to some research and related writing I’ve been working on which revolve around the potential for disruption in the auto industry, I have wanted the ability to quickly search the Asymcar and The Critical Path podcasts to locate material I remember hearing. Naturally, this is difficult at best with the material in audio format only.  I know that an edited version of the first year of TCP was presented in a book format some time ago. But since Asymcar contains much of the content that I needed to referenc Source: Impetus | Transcribing Asymcar
  • Podcast: The New Industry Analysts, Who Are They? (Part Two)

    Horace Dediu
    21 Aug 2015 | 10:39 am
    Over the last couple of years we have been witness to the rise (and fall) of new research initiatives. What defines them, and what drives them to take on the market as they do? Hosts Thom and Derk Erbé are joined by Phil Fersht, Michael Coté, William Tincup and Horace Dediu. The panel drills down on new types of industry analysts and how they will change the IT research landscape. This is the second part of this podcast. The first part can be found here. Source: Podcast: The New Industry Analysts, Who Are They? (Part Two)
  • Podcast: The New Industry Analysts, Who Are They? (Part One)

    Horace Dediu
    13 Aug 2015 | 8:30 am
    Over the last couple of years we have been witness to the rise (and fall) of new research initiatives. What defines them, and what drives them to take on the market as they do? Hosts Thom and Derk Erbé are joined by Phil Fersht, Michael Coté, William Tincup and Horace Dediu. The panel drills down on new types of industry analysts and how they will change the IT research landscape. Source: Podcast: The New Industry Analysts, Who Are They? (Part One)
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