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  • Big Data Humor: A Meaningful Chart

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    Daniel Gutierrez
    26 Jan 2015 | 6:00 am
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  • Got analytics? Who will promote the industry?

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    Ted Cuzzillo
    15 Aug 2014 | 10:17 am
    Business people have everything. They’ve got data, and often it’s clean. They’ve got tools, and many are easy to use. They’ve got visualizations, many of which help. They’ve got domain knowledge, at least most do. What some front line observers find they lack is analytical thinking. Given descriptive data, few business users that BI icon Claudia Imhoff sees ask even the simplest followup questions, like “why?” Is what the data shows good for the business or not? If not, what can be done? Claudia, along with IBM marketing director Harriet Fryman,…
  • Quiz: Which Chart Are You?

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    Eran Levy
    21 Jan 2015 | 5:35 am
    Ever wondered which type of data visualization best describes your own personality? Have you lied awake at night unsure if you were more of a pie chart or a heat-map? Wonder no longer — take this quiz to find out.
  • Big Data in Healthcare: Hype and Hope on the Path to Personalized Medicine

    Business Analytics News by Marcus Borba
    31 Dec 2014 | 2:24 pm
    I watched a video with an interesting panel on Big Data and Healthcare, recorded at the 2014 Digital Health Conference, entitled Big Data in Healthcare: Hype and Hope on the Path to Personalized Medicine, moderated by Bonnie Feldman.As the author of “Big Data in Healthcare Hype and Hope”, Dr. Feldman has interviewed over 180 emerging tech and healthcare companies, always asking, “How can your new approach help patients?” Her research shows that data, as an enabling tool, has the power to give us critical new insights into not only what causes disease, but what comprises…
  • Are Your Business Applications Unnecessarily Complex?

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    Timo Elliott
    20 Jan 2015 | 7:01 am
    I first talked about the origins of new Hybrid Transactional/Analytical (HTAP) Architectures almost two years ago, and explained the benefits that this convergence of analytic and operational processing can bring: Faster, better analytics. Business people can access data the instant it has been updated, without complicated and expensive replication and aggregation. Analytics can be embedded into operational processes without having to worry about data inconsistency because of time lags. Faster, better applications. Having a single system makes it easier to analyze, adjust, and optimize…
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    Statspotting!

  • One In Twenty Households In The US Has More Than A Million In Assets

    junior
    21 Jan 2015 | 7:28 pm
    We spotted this statistic today, that for US as a whole, 5.2 percent of all households own more than a million dollars in assets. “For the nation as a whole, 5.2% of households have more than a million in assets, according to the report. The top 1% of American families would have more than $5 million in assets” (Source) For Interesting Statistics Everyday, Find Statspotting on Facebook and Follow Statspotting on Twitter The post One In Twenty Households In The US Has More Than A Million In Assets appeared first on Statspotting!.
  • Richest 80 People Wealthier Than Half Of The World’s Population

    junior
    20 Jan 2015 | 4:02 am
    Well, wealth numbers always surprise us – we spotted this stat today, that the wealthiest 20 percent in the world hold almost 94.5 percent of all the world’s money – and a bonus stat – the richest 80 people in the world alone now possess more combined riches than do the poorest half of the world’s population (Source) “The billionaires’ assets have appreciated so quickly since 2010, and the total value of the poor’s resources has dropped so precipitously, that last year it took just the top 80 billionaires to equal the wealth of the bottom 3.5 billion people…
  • Low-Cost Airlines Account For One-Fourth Of The World’s Aviation Business

    junior
    16 Jan 2015 | 2:32 pm
    We spotted this stat today – “LCCs continued to gain global market share, increasing to over 25 percent in 2013, restraining the yields of the legacy carriers.” (Source) For Interesting Statistics Everyday, Find Statspotting on Facebook and Follow Statspotting on Twitter The post Low-Cost Airlines Account For One-Fourth Of The World’s Aviation Business appeared first on Statspotting!.
  • VC Money Flowing Into US Companies: 2014 Best Year Since 2000

    junior
    16 Jan 2015 | 2:24 pm
    Here is something to celebrate, as long as the word bubble is banned at the party – 2014 was the best year for companies receiving VC money since 2000. We spotted this stat today: “Companies collected a staggering $48.3 billion in 4,356 separate investments throughout the year. That marks a 61.4 percent increase compared with the nearly $30 billion raised in 4,193 deals during 2013.” (Source) Solid year, 2014. For Interesting Statistics Everyday, Find Statspotting on Facebook and Follow Statspotting on Twitter The post VC Money Flowing Into US Companies: 2014 Best Year Since…
  • Stunning: $151 Billion Fled Russia In 2014

    junior
    16 Jan 2015 | 2:19 pm
    We should really do a detailed post to digest what that means – but we spotted this stat today, that the net capital outflows from Russia amounted to USD 151.5 Billion – a huge number, given the fact that Russia actually increased Interest rates in 2014 (Source) For Interesting Statistics Everyday, Find Statspotting on Facebook and Follow Statspotting on Twitter The post Stunning: $151 Billion Fled Russia In 2014 appeared first on Statspotting!.
 
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    The Numbers

  • Number of the Day: 123

    Brian Hershberg
    27 Jan 2015 | 10:03 am
    The national average price of a gallon of regular gasoline is a half-cent higher today than yesterday. That ends a record streak of 123 consecutive declines.
  • Number of the Day: 1,000

    Brian Hershberg
    26 Jan 2015 | 10:45 am
    Duke University men's basketball coach Mike Krzyzewski scored his 1,000th career victory Sunday. That's no small feat.
  • Behind the Benchmarks: A Look at Some Crude History

    Jo Craven McGinty
    23 Jan 2015 | 1:18 pm
    Crude oil was once traded with no public point of reference. Now oil benchmarks such as West Texas Intermediate and Brent are readily available. And they're telling different stories.
  • Number of the Day: ’529′

    Brian Hershberg
    23 Jan 2015 | 9:11 am
    The hubbub over whether to begin taxing '529' college-savings accounts raises a question of how to define the middle class
  • Reader Mailbag: Second-Guessing on Leap Seconds

    Jo Craven McGinty
    22 Jan 2015 | 10:24 am
    Numbers readers took some issue with the notion that, if left unadjusted over a few centuries, the disparity between atomic clocks and time based on the rotation of the Earth would gradually increase after a few centuries to a full hour. The equation isn't straightforward. Doing their own back-of-the-envelope calculations, one of the readers estimated that 60 centuries, or 6,000 years, would elapse before the times diverged by one hour.
 
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    Business Analytics

  • Are Your Business Applications Unnecessarily Complex?

    Timo Elliott
    20 Jan 2015 | 7:01 am
    I first talked about the origins of new Hybrid Transactional/Analytical (HTAP) Architectures almost two years ago, and explained the benefits that this convergence of analytic and operational processing can bring: Faster, better analytics. Business people can access data the instant it has been updated, without complicated and expensive replication and aggregation. Analytics can be embedded into operational processes without having to worry about data inconsistency because of time lags. Faster, better applications. Having a single system makes it easier to analyze, adjust, and optimize…
  • Why Marketing Has a Branding Problem

    Timo Elliott
    9 Jan 2015 | 9:00 am
    Isn’t it the ultimate irony? The word Marketing is often used to indicate a lack of meaningful content, as in “no, I want real content, not just a marketing piece.” That’s not marketing, that’s BAD marketing—but it’s clear that there’s a lot of it around. As part of my job as an innovation evangelist, I personally have to wade through huge amounts of professionally-produced yet stultifyingly boring content. Why is there so much of this marketing mush in the world? Here are just some of the reasons: Marketers don’t realize they’re…
  • Vodafone Netherlands: New Products Made Simple

    Timo Elliott
    8 Jan 2015 | 5:44 am
    Vodafone Netherlands has more than 5 million customers. Like most telecommunications companies, they use big data analytics to optimize their marketing spend and customer satisfaction — for example, to make sure that customers aren’t being over-contacted, and only receive offers that are actually relevant to them. They also use analytics for customer churn, predicting when customers might leave, and for upsell campaigns, making sure customers are aware of new products and services. But they also use predictive analytics to innovate and identify new product opportunities. For example,…
  • 7 Interesting Big Data and Analytics Trends for 2015

    Timo Elliott
    6 Jan 2015 | 6:32 am
    Happy New Year! Here’s a list of what I find are the most interesting trends in analytics in 2015. Why the italics? because most of what will happen this year can be summarized with a single word: more. Yes, there will be more data, more mobile analytics, more cloud analytics, more data discovery, more visualization, etc.—but these are the trends that I personally will be paying closer attention to over the year: More Magic Arthur C. Clark famously said that “Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.” The analytics industry has recently…
  • How (Not) To Give An Enterprise Software Keynote

    Timo Elliott
    17 Dec 2014 | 3:52 am
    Warning: snark ahead. I attend 40+ enterprise software conferences a year. If you’re preparing a keynote, please don’t do the same as everybody else, i.e: Introduction Show Dramatic opening video featuring an American Announcer Voice Start with a few irrelevant words about being in city X, the current date, etc. Unenthusiastically thank the sponsors for paying for the conference and the audience for attending Give a few stories about cool disruptive companies that have nothing to do with your organization  (Whatsapp, Uber, etc.). Bonus points for using terms like “paradigm shift”…
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    Visual Business Intelligence

  • 2014: A Year to Surpass

    Stephen Few
    6 Jan 2015 | 2:15 pm
    Perhaps you’ve noticed that I didn’t write a year-in-review blog post about 2014, extolling the wonderful progress that we made and predicting the even-more-wonderful breakthroughs that we’ll make in 2015. That’s because, in the field of data sensemaking and presentation in general and data visualization in particular, we didn’t make any noticeable progress last year, despite grand claims by vendors and so-called thought leaders in the field. Since the advent of the computer (and before that the printing press, and before that writing, and before that language), data has always been…
  • Seats Still Available at Inaugural Signal Workshop

    Stephen Few
    5 Jan 2015 | 12:54 pm
    This blog entry was written by Bryan Pierce of Perceptual Edge. It’s just over one week until Stephen will be teaching his new advanced course Signal: Understanding What Matters in a World of Noise in Berkeley, CA on January 13–14. If you’re interested in attending, there are still some seats available. We look forward to seeing you in Berkeley! -Bryan
  • Stephen Few’s Public Workshops for 2015

    Stephen Few
    16 Dec 2014 | 9:42 am
    This blog entry was written by Bryan Pierce of Perceptual Edge. In 2015, Stephen Few will offer different combinations of five data visualization courses at public workshops around the world. He’ll teach his three introductory courses, Show Me the Numbers: Table and Graph Design (now as a two-day course, with additional content and several more small-group exercises and discussions), Information Dashboard Design, and Now You See It: Visual Data Analysis. He’s also introducing two new advanced courses for people who have already attended the prerequisite introductory courses or…
  • Big Dataclast: My Concerns about Dataclysm

    Stephen Few
    11 Dec 2014 | 2:04 pm
    Dataclysm, by Christian Rudder If you’re familiar with my work, you know that I am an iconoclast within the business intelligence (BI) and analytics communities, refusing to join the drunkard’s party of hyperbolic praise for information technologies. The “clast” portion of the term “iconoclast” means “to break.” I often break away from the herd, and break the mold of convention, to say what I believe is true in the face of misinformation. My opinion that so-called Big Data is nothing more than marketing hype is a prime example of this. Despite my opinion of Big Data, I…
  • Assessing Risk versus Uncertainty: A Review of “Risk Savvy”

    Stephen Few
    2 Dec 2014 | 8:12 pm
    In the opening chapter of Risk Savvy: How to Make Good Decisions by Gerd Gigerenzer, he writes: When something goes wrong, we are told that the way to prevent further crisis is better technology, more laws, and bigger bureaucracy. How to protect ourselves from the next financial crisis? Stricter regulations, more and better advisers. How to protect ourselves from the threat of terrorism? Homeland security, full body scanners, further sacrifice of individual freedom. How to counteract exploding costs in health care? Tax hikes, rationalization, better genetic markers. One idea is absent from…
 
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  • Data storytelling will be bigger than data itself

    Ted Cuzzillo
    14 Jan 2015 | 12:24 pm
    I heard an IBM marketing vice president say last summer, “Storytelling will be huge.” I think so, too. But what are data stories? The big question on the table was what it would take for BI to break out of its miserable five percent penetration into business? Two regulars at the Pacific Northwest BI Summit — Harriet Fryman, IBM vice president of portfolio marketing, big data and analytics, joined Claudia Imhoff, founder of the Boulder BI Brain Trust and well known author — to consider the problem at last summer’s event. Vendors tell us that data stories are…
  • “Storytelling: Gimmick or Real?” My latest in Information Management

    Ted Cuzzillo
    19 Sep 2014 | 12:18 pm
    I’m stalking the data-story story. One of the first stops is with a few smart people I know and trust to have given it thought. Scott Davis, whose name long-time Datadoodle readers will recognize, has thought about it deeply. I talked to him in June, and in August finally wrote it up. By the way, part of the delay had to do with my attempt to make it into a podcast. That would have been a Datadoodle first, and there was no better way to start off than by hearing Scott say, “I’m going to give you a cliché that’s repeated so often it’s taken as truth, and…
  • Got analytics? Who will promote the industry?

    Ted Cuzzillo
    15 Aug 2014 | 10:17 am
    Business people have everything. They’ve got data, and often it’s clean. They’ve got tools, and many are easy to use. They’ve got visualizations, many of which help. They’ve got domain knowledge, at least most do. What some front line observers find they lack is analytical thinking. Given descriptive data, few business users that BI icon Claudia Imhoff sees ask even the simplest followup questions, like “why?” Is what the data shows good for the business or not? If not, what can be done? Claudia, along with IBM marketing director Harriet Fryman,…
  • First sip of Context Relevant hints at a winner

    Ted Cuzzillo
    12 Aug 2014 | 12:25 am
    Most product vendors can talk for half an hour without even one specific case. But Stephen Purpura, CEO of the predictive analytics startup Context Relevant, actually had a story about something useful — the time his system used scant data to correctly point to a barely known winemaker. Spotting the wine started with a sip, of course. But as you might imagine, Purpura then fed it to his prediction machine. Context Relevant’s critical edge is speed, he explained. That comes from good caching; the better you cache, the faster you retrieve, and the faster you can work through…
  • BI industry builds tools for itself: Yellowfin CEO

    Ted Cuzzillo
    11 Aug 2014 | 12:29 am
    Why aren’t the data industry’s tools more widely adopted? Data-industry experts have fretted for years over the estimated 5 percent penetration. Yellowfin CEO Glen Rabie has an explanation. “We never contextualize applications,” he said at the recent Pacific Northwest BI Summit. “We always talk about the homogenous product. We don’t know the consumer. We don’t tailor.” We don’t talk about the “who.” Who uses our tools? And how they’re used? The marketing rarely distinguishes one industry from another. In fact, even when…
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    Data Doghouse - performance management, business intelligence, and data warehousing

  • BI & Analytic Trends of 2015 - The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

    Rick Sherman
    9 Jan 2015 | 7:52 am
    It’s the time of year when analysts, consultants, vendors and industry pundits publish their predictions on the trends that they feel will have significant impact on the industry in the New Year. Although it’s always interesting to read what trends people think will expand the use and value of data analytics, it strikes me that the “yellow brick road” to information nirvana is not as easy or as straightforward as these prediction foretell. You achieve business value by doing the right things with regards to people, processes and politics rather than by using the right products. Tools…
  • Santa's List from a BI Consultant

    Rick Sherman
    24 Dec 2014 | 11:46 am
    I 've written several times to Santa while I have been working in the BI industry. Previously from a BI director’s, DW manager’s and enterprise data modeler’s perspectives. I’d like to say Santa answered some of these requests but those folks must have been naughty. The new list for Santa is from a BI consultant’s perspective. How many of these things are on your list? Dear Santa, I think I’ve been a good BI consultant, teacher and industry analyst all year long. I keep trying to help my customers get a better ROI from their BI efforts and keep getting into their data weeds…
  • Exaggerated Rumors? Will We Finally Put ETL to REST?

    Rick Sherman
    5 Dec 2014 | 7:11 am
    Join me for a DM Radio broadcast: Exaggerated Rumors? Will We Finally Put ETL to REST? When: December 11, 2014, 03:00PM ET Register The pervasive practice of Extract-Transform-Load (ETL) will almost assuredly never go away. However, a several corporate computing trends are challenging the predominance of this data management practice. At the top of the threat list is cloud computing, which deals with data in a fundamentally different way -- compared to traditional business intelligence and data warehousing. Increasingly, especially for cloud-based solutions, companies use Application Program…
  • Is the term "big data" meaningless?

    Rick Sherman
    1 Oct 2014 | 5:05 am
    Reposted from SearchDataManagement. View the video. What constitutes big data is often a matter of individual choice. Different people have different ideas about what it is -- and what it isn't. And the lack of a common big data definition renders the term almost meaningless, according to Rick Sherman, founder of Athena IT Solutions, a BI, data warehousing and data management consultancy in Maynard, Mass.In a video interview with SearchDataManagement, recorded at the 2014 TDWI Executive Summit in Boston, Sherman said that discussions about big data projects can quickly become confusing…
  • TDWI Boston Oct 2: Data Governance Best Practices & Data Science Career Advice

    Rick Sherman
    29 Sep 2014 | 4:08 pm
    Data governance is not always a necessary evil. In a lot of cases a well designed data governance program can provide critical support in the area of risk management and regulations. Learn how State Street uses data governance best practices to support risk management and regulations. Afterwards, listen to a presentation on careers in data science by New Directions Staffing services. Meet other local professionals, swap business cards, share ideas, and exchange career advice while listening to quality presentations in a vendor-neutral setting, which is the hallmark of TDWI education. Please…
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    BeyeNETWORK Content

  • The Importance of Healthcare Provider Communications

    30 Dec 2014 | 8:00 pm
    Kristin McInerney, senior healthcare industry consultant for Teradata, is interviewed by Ron Powell, independent analyst and consultant focused on big data, business intelligence and data warehousing. Kristin and Ron examine the changing healthcare industry, specifically healthcare provider communications and the information required for effective communications that positively impact patients and physicians.
  • Life Sciences Outcomes Research

    30 Dec 2014 | 7:00 pm
    Joy King, principal consultant and practice lead for life sciences at Teradata, is interviewed by Ron Powell, independent analyst and consultant focused on big data, data warehousing and business intelligence. Joy explains what Teradata is doing with regard to outcomes research in pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies to help them analyze their data to provide the proof and evidence that their products are superior and producing better outcomes than their competitors at a lower cost.
  • In-Memory Optimization Advanced Capabilities

    12 Dec 2014 | 3:00 pm
    Imad Birouty, director of Teradata product marketing, is interviewed by Ron Powell, independent analyst and consultant focused on big data, data warehousing and business intelligence. Imad and Ron discuss Teradata’s in-memory optimizations in pipelining, vectorization and data temperature. Imad also talks about how Teradata’s QueryGrid delivers the enterprise data fabric.
  • Enterprise Data Fabric Enabled by QueryGrid

    12 Dec 2014 | 2:30 pm
    Alan Greenspan, product marketing manager for Teradata database, is interviewed by Lyndsay Wise, industry analyst and president of WiseAnalytics. Alan explains that a data fabric is the concept of giving users unimpeded access to all of their data and all the analytical engines in their enterprise. QueryGrid is the Teradata software that enables this, and Alan explains how it works in the enterprise.
  • Delivering the Real Value of Big Data to the Integrated Data Warehouse

    12 Dec 2014 | 10:00 am
    Clarke Patterson, senior director of product marketing with Cloudera, is interviewed by Lyndsay Wise, industry analyst and president of WiseAnalytics. Clarke and Lyndsay talk about the recent announcement that Cloudera has a new strategic relationship with Teradata and what in the market is driving that relationship. He also explains the key benefits of Cloudera with Teradata in the big data space.
 
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    Manage By Walking Around

  • Should you care about ‘I could care less’?

    Jonathan Becher
    26 Jan 2015 | 5:16 am
    I could care less if you read this blog. Of course, I’m being partly sarcastic and partly ironic when I write that. Since words matter, language purists often point out the phrase ‘I could care less’ is illogical and even an “an ignorant debasement of language”. If you don’t care about something at all, then you cannot care less than you already do. The grammatically proper phrase is “I couldn’t care less”. Check out UK comedian David Mitchell’s amusing rant on the topic: Ben Zimmer, language columnist for The Wall Street Journal, writes that ‘could care less’…
  • Banished Words for 2015

    Jonathan Becher
    11 Jan 2015 | 1:49 pm
    For 40 years in a row, the LSSU-Nation folks at Lake Superior State University have been curating a cra-cra list of “Words Banished from the Queen’s English for Misuse, Overuse and General Uselessness”. During last week’s polar vortex, I hacked the entire 800+ word list to understand if the authors should swag for their skill set in choosing words. My takeaway is they are just having fun – and doing a bit of friend-raising. LSSU’s 2015 list of banished words are: BAE Polar Vortex Hack Skill Set Swag Foodie Curate Friend-raising Cra-Cra Enhanced Interrogation Takeaway…
  • The Psychology of Wine Labels

    Jonathan Becher
    4 Jan 2015 | 12:42 pm
    After multiple opportunities to do field research this holiday season, I’ve come to the conclusion most of us choose wine based on brand, rather than taste. Sure, many people have an oenophile friend who knows that a bottle of 1787 Château Lafite with the initials Th.J. etched on it sold for more than $150K. However, most of us either stick with a few vintages we’re already familiar with or, when we want to choose a new wine, we make the decision largely based on the label. That’s right, the label. According to David Schuemann of CF Napa Brand Design, a carefully crafted…
  • Time Magazine’s Best of 2014

    Jonathan Becher
    28 Dec 2014 | 1:24 pm
    It’s that time when most articles are either about the best of the year that is ending or predictions/resolutions for the year that is about to start. Given I’m not a big fan of New Year’s predictions or resolutions, I thought I would create a “Best of 2014”. As I was doing some research, I stumbled upon Time Magazine’s 25 Best Inventions of 2014. I like their list – and it saved me quite a bit of work – so I’m recreating it here: The Real-Life Hoverboard The Supersmart Spacecraft A Reactor that Could Realize Nuclear Fusion Wireless Electricity 3-D-Printed Everything…
  • Rudolph and the reality of reindeer

    Jonathan Becher
    22 Dec 2014 | 9:23 pm
    Parents: don’t let your children read this article… Reindeer are so closely associated with Santa Claus that many people assume they don’t really exist. Unlike Kris Kringle, reindeer are real and are indigenous to the Nordics, northern Russia and China, Canada and Alaska. Oh yes, and the Arctic – home of the North Pole. Most people believe reindeer and caribou are the same animal but a genetic analysis published in Nature Climate Change shows they are different, but closely related. In the words of Don Moore, a wildlife biologist for the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute,…
 
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    Business Analytics News by Marcus Borba

  • The Sentient Enterprise

    22 Jan 2015 | 5:08 am
    Oliver Ratzesberger gave a good lecture, entitled The Sentient Enterprise, published by Teradata in its YouTube channel. It's worth watching!Ratzesberger presents the evolutionary journey of analytics capabilities that begins with today’s Agile Data Warehouse and culminates in the Sentient Enterprise. The Sentient Enterprise is an enterprise that can listen to data, conduct analysis and make autonomous decisions at massive scale in real-time. The Sentient Enterprise can listen to data to sense micro-trends. It can act as one organism without being impeded by information silos. It can…
  • Happy New Year!

    31 Dec 2014 | 2:43 pm
    I wish a Happy New Year and a wonderful 2015 for all!
  • Big Data in Healthcare: Hype and Hope on the Path to Personalized Medicine

    31 Dec 2014 | 2:24 pm
    I watched a video with an interesting panel on Big Data and Healthcare, recorded at the 2014 Digital Health Conference, entitled Big Data in Healthcare: Hype and Hope on the Path to Personalized Medicine, moderated by Bonnie Feldman.As the author of “Big Data in Healthcare Hype and Hope”, Dr. Feldman has interviewed over 180 emerging tech and healthcare companies, always asking, “How can your new approach help patients?” Her research shows that data, as an enabling tool, has the power to give us critical new insights into not only what causes disease, but what comprises…
  • Merry Christmas! Happy Holidays!

    24 Dec 2014 | 1:55 pm
    Merry Christmas! Happy Holidays!Wishing you all the joy, hope and wonder of the season!Peace, love, health and happiness!
  • Kenneth Cukier: Big Data is better data

    30 Sep 2014 | 9:22 pm
    Kenneth Cukier, the Data Editor of The Economist, recently gave a good lecture at TED Berlin, intitled Big Data is better data. I agree with him when he said that there is a lot of hype around the term, and that is very unfortunate, because big data is an extremely important tool by which society is going to advance."Big Data is going to transform how we live, how we work and how we think", he said. "It is going to help us manage our careers and lead lives of satisfaction and hope and happiness and health, but in the past, we've often looked at information technology and our eyes have only…
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    昼顔妻になりたい方必見!不倫パートナーを探せるサイト一覧

  • 不倫交際について

    nfnasfai
    21 Jan 2015 | 1:23 am
    不倫交際について、はたしてメリットというのはあるのでしょうか? 不倫と聞いて、メリットはほとんど無いという意見が多いと思います。 実は、私自身も同じ意見ですし、不倫をすることによって良いことは少ないと思います。 ですが、少数ではあるけれど、不倫をしている人の境遇によっては良いこともあるかもしれません。 不倫は、基本的にはデメリットのほうが多い関係ですよね。…
  • 出会い系サイトの人気

    nfnasfai
    21 Jan 2015 | 1:22 am
    最近の出会い系サイトの人気はすごいですね。それは出会い系サイトを運営している会社の努力のたまものと言えるでしょう。 昔は単純に出会い系サイトというものは出会いをサポートするといった感じでしたが、今ではサポートするというのは当たり前で、 アフターフォローもしっかりしていますし、さらに無料でサイトを利用することができるのです。そして、出会いの仕方も様々用意されているので、…
  • 多数のサイトに参加

    nfnasfai
    21 Jan 2015 | 1:22 am
    出会い系サイトで評価の高い順位をご存知ですか?と言いながらも人気順位を乗せているページ毎に全然異なっているようですから正解はこれだとは確定できませんが、例えば自分で調査したところはこうです。…
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    DealBook

  • In DuPont Fight, Activist Investor Picks a Strong Target

    By Steven Davidoff Solomon
    27 Jan 2015 | 3:58 pm
    Nelson Peltz’s hedge fund is calling for a breakup of DuPont in a battle that could spur a bigger debate about shareholder activism, Steven Davidoff Solomon writes in the Deal Professor.
  • Historic Gold Nuggets Stolen From Wells Fargo Museum

    By Michael Corkery
    27 Jan 2015 | 2:41 pm
    While worth only about $10,000, the gold nuggets have sentimental value to the large bank, which was founded during the gold rush of the 19th century.
  • How Yahoo’s Spinoff of Its Alibaba Stake Will Work

    By Michael J. de la Merced
    27 Jan 2015 | 1:51 pm
    Yahoo's plan for selling off its stake in the Alibaba Group is a fairly simple spinoff transaction, one that is designed to avoid generating a big tax bill.
  • Yahoo Could Sell Its Alibaba Shares Without a Big Tax Bill

    By Michael J. de la Merced
    27 Jan 2015 | 9:52 am
    Yahoo is expected on Tuesday to unveil its plans on how to divest its 15 percent stake in Alibaba without generating a huge amount of taxes. The primary options involve a spinoff of the company's holdings in some fashion.
  • New Greek Debt Deal Will Mean More Brinkmanship

    By Neil Unmack
    27 Jan 2015 | 8:55 am
    The markets are relaxed that the anti-bailout Syriza government can cut a new deal with creditors. But pressure points lie ahead, Neil Unmack of Reuters Breakingviews writes.
 
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    TheMarq

  • Time to Rethink

    25 Jan 2015 | 11:33 am
    Random Thoughts It’s been 20 months since my last post here. I knew it’d been a while, but not this long.  In any case, I’m back on and have learned to communicate in shorter bursts.  Here’s a question: When do you know your stay at a friends house, with family or at work has become stale? When you’ve become comfortable and complacent, losing the appreciation for the hospitality or the opportunity! A friend once told me the best way to get out of this situation is to deliver a proverbial slap in the face.  This is quite harsh, but the intent is clear and the act is,…
  • Don't Mind the Gap

    2 May 2013 | 10:31 pm
    Random ThoughtsWhere do I find meaning...in the gap!I'd heard this before and even remember reading it in a zen book.  I suppose I grasped it when I first read it, but I couldn't relate.  It finally sank in today. It wasn't until I had my life filled with much that I realized what the gap was about.  Mind you, what I consider a lot is likely very little by others' standards, but it was a lot for me.  My family's been dealing with a lot recently.  My live-in nephew was diagnosed with a debilitating disease and the whole family has been working to help him become…
  • My Broken Jig

    27 Oct 2012 | 10:54 am
    Personal Family Warm sunlight pierced through And the phone alarm vibrated on the stand, Brrrr, Brrrr, Brrrr! As the fog of sleep lift Thoughts of my best friend filled every crevice, How was he?  Would he still be suffering? From the warmth of the covers, To the cool air brushing past my face, All faded away as I scrambled to change. At first, I thought I’d do the usual, Brush, clean, change and leave, But then I heard my boy was still suffering. Thoughts of time away, Weeks I’ve spent on the road, All brought guilt and regret. Even time spent the night before, Playing together in a…
  • The Conquering At Mt. San Gorgonio

    22 Jul 2012 | 10:10 am
    Climbing Mt. Whitney If you’ve been following the Climbing Mt. Whitney blog posts, you know that I’ve planned to hike up to Whitney by the end of this Summer.  To prepare for this hike, aside from the weekly regimen of exercises and hikes, I’d scheduled to climb some local higher elevation mountains.  Keep in mind, I live at sea-level.  So, anything over one hundred feet is “higher elevation!”  The first of these higher elevation mountains was Santiago Peak.  This is the tallest peak in Orange County, CA at 5,687 ft.  Christopher T., my techie buddy who…
  • Let’s Celebrate This July as Never Before

    28 Jun 2012 | 8:40 am
    Call to Action We're only a week away from July and the all the festivities that follow.  With the 4th of July holiday, I'm always reminded of the days that follow and the love that our friends and family show us through their well wishes and gifts.  Last year was an especially big effort by all and I thank them for it.  Our friends and family made that celebration quite memorable and beautiful, one I will never forget. You may have read a few posts back that I, along with my wife and a family member, started CanvasPet.com mid last year with the public launch this past…
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  • Movie Review American Sniper

    Son of Gandhi
    25 Jan 2015 | 9:19 pm
    Clint Eastwood is a director I enjoyed as much as I did his acting chutzpah in his younger days. Mystic River, Million Dollar Baby, Gran Torino and Unforgiven are some of his best works. Mildly disappointing is his treatment of the rather incredible story of an ordinary human being caught up in extra ordinary events…
  • Turing Connection

    Son of Gandhi
    24 Jan 2015 | 10:25 pm
    I was born 23 years to the day Alan Turing died (gasps). 23 is a number that is considered magical in (older) hacker circles. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/23_enigma I donot believe in magic though I loved Harry P. I was disappointed at the lack of diversity in Hogwarts. No brown wizards? I write on cryptography sometimes when I…
  • Microsoft acquires leading vendor of enterprise R -Revolution Analytics

    Son of Gandhi
    24 Jan 2015 | 9:29 pm
    The news- http://blog.revolutionanalytics.com/2015/01/revolution-acquired.html Revolution Analytics joins Microsoft by David Smith, Chief Community Officer On behalf of the entire Revolution Analytics team I am excited to announce that Revolution Analytics is joining forces with Microsoft to bring R to even more enterprises. Microsoft announced today that it will acquire Revolution Analytics. and http://blogs.microsoft.com/blog/2015/01/23/microsoft-acquire-revolution-analytics-help-customers-find-big-data-value-advanced-statistical-analysis/ Microsoft to acquire…
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  • Software Company Anahata Offers Services To Perth?s Plastics Industry

    27 Jan 2015 | 5:14 am
    Perth, Western Australia (PRWEB) August 19, 2014 Anahata Technologies Pty Ltd has been in operation for the last four years with the sole objective of designing, developing and implementing ICT solutions that are efficient, affordable and robust. The privately owned company has recently added additional services to its portfolio to include consultancy and business process outsourcing services. The Plastics Industry has been in operations for many years but has lacked modern and cost-effective software that enables business operations to meet their goals and objectives; consequently,…
  • Advanta IRA Invites Investors to Attend Nationwide Webinar: Self-Directed IRA Essentials

    24 Jan 2015 | 5:15 am
    Tampa, Florida (PRWEB) August 01, 2014 A self-directed IRA has the potential to garner substantial investment earnings and provides crucial diversification in retirement portfolios. These accounts are becoming more widely used because they allow alternative investments as assets. Alternative investments include but are not limited to real estate, mortgages, notes, LLC?s, private stock, tax liens and certificates, oil and gas options, foreign exchange and currency trading, and much more. Additionally, there are many different retirement plans that can be self-directed and earn income on…
  • Trading Advantage Celebrates 20 years of Trading Education by Giving Away up to $20 million in Cutting Edge Contest

    21 Jan 2015 | 5:14 am
    Chicago, IL (PRWEB) July 30, 2014 Trading Advantage, a global leader in trading education, will launch the ?20 for Twenty? contest on Friday, potentially giving away up to $ 20 million to contestants for guessing the closing price of the Dow Jones Industrial Average. Both innovative and relevant to Trading Advantage?s core business of financial education, the ?20 for Twenty? contest allows contestants to guess online the closing price of the Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) on October 10th. The twenty people with the closest guesses to the closing value of the DJIA on October 10,…
  • Software Company Anahata Offers Services To Perth?s Panel And Paint Industry

    18 Jan 2015 | 5:22 am
    Perth, Western Australia (PRWEB) August 16, 2014 Founded four years ago, Anahata has developed into a fledging software company that offers customized ICT solutions that are affordable, cost-effective and durable. The privately owned firm has carved out a niche for itself in the market by delivering through the analysis, implementation and design of software that is usable by small and medium scale enterprises. The Panel and Paint industry is regarded as an industry that requires accuracy in measurement as well as quality services to clients. In this regard, the business management…
  • Software Company Anahata Offers Services to Perth?s Lime Industry

    15 Jan 2015 | 5:15 am
    Perth, Western Australia (PRWEB) August 17, 2014 Established in Perth in 2010, Anahata Technologies Pty Ltd has evolved to become a leading customized ICT solutions provider within Perth and its environs as well as other parts of the world. To this end, the firm focuses on the research, development and production of low-cost, efficient and durable software products. It also provides consultancy services in Business Management via outsourcing. The ever growing Lime industry has become highly competitive especially in the case of the small to medium size businesses in Perth. Consequently,…
 
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  • Five Tips for Building Analytic Talent in 2015

    Spotfire Blogging Team
    26 Jan 2015 | 6:55 am
    The New Year promises to bring a continuation of the growth of data available for businesses to tap to bolster the bottom line. Take, for example, International Data Corp (IDC) predictions for 2015, with the research firm noting that visual data discovery tools will grow 2.5 times faster than the rest of the Business Intelligence market. The concern goes on to note that by 2018, visual data discovery tools, an enabler of end-user self service, will become a requirement for all enterprises. However, the ongoing shortage of skilled employees will continue, with IDC noting that in the U.S.
  • 19th Century Infographics and the Future of Big Data

    Spotfire Blogging Team
    23 Jan 2015 | 6:55 am
    A set of 19th-century charts detailing some of America’s most populous cities, state ratios of church accommodations and immigration rates was recently uncovered in the Library of Congress and meticulously restored to original condition using new digital techniques. Beyond the unique beauty of these data visualization precursors, however, there’s a lesson about the future of Big Data itself. Pretty Pictures As noted by CityLab, the work of Vintage Visualizations on pages from an 1870s statistical atlas is nothing short of astonishing. Vibrant colors and minute details pop out at…
  • Saving Fuel with Big Data

    Spotfire Blogging Team
    22 Jan 2015 | 8:13 am
    While most companies have an understandable desire to reduce fuel costs, shipping companies like UPS may be at the top of the list. According to UPS, a typical driver can make between 120 and 175 drop-offs per day. This creates a huge number of possible routes a driver can take. Finding the most efficient route helps both UPS and the driver save time and money. The number of possible routes is incredibly large. Using combinatorial mathematics, the number of possibilities would have 199 digits. However, UPS is highly motivated to tackle this Big Data problem as reducing one mile per day per…
  • Best Practices for Cloud Business Intelligence: Proof of Concept

    Spotfire Blogging Team
    21 Jan 2015 | 7:00 am
    In this latest installment on best practices for cloud business intelligence, we examine a critical requirement before committing to a long-term cloud analytic partnership: proof of concept (POCs). A good starting point for substantiating a proof of concept is by selecting an application that addresses a real business or operational need. For instance, leaders of a retail bank that place customer profitability as a top business goal may want to use a cloud analytics platform to help decision-makers identify customers and prospects who are most likely to generate profitable relationships for…
  • Should a CFO Lead your Analytics Effort?

    Brian Gentile
    20 Jan 2015 | 6:23 am
    Chief financial officers are the logical choice to own analytics and put it to work to serve the needs of their organizations. That’s the business world as it should be, according to Frank Friedman, CEO (and former CFO) of Deloitte LLP. So much has been written recently about the CMO’s newfound ascent as an agent of analytics, with transformational power to put customer and prospect data to work. Now, Friedman makes a valid argument for the CFO to be added to this roster. Friedman understands that analytics can be a powerful tool to help businesses answer questions about the future such…
 
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    Business Intelligence

  • Big Jobs in Big Data

    14 Jan 2015 | 10:00 am
    The prevalence of big data is expected to lead to a job shortage. Here's a look at some of the hottest jobs in the big data industry.
  • Can Big Data Make Our Lives Simpler?

    9 Jan 2015 | 7:46 am
    Most people would agree that improvements in technology have benefited us, aside from maybe our grandmothers who still reminisce about the good old days. Of course, there are concerns associated with overuse of all this technology, but for the most part, tech improvements have simplified a lot of areas in our lives.
  • Devumi Reveals Secrets to Building a Successful YouTube Channel

    30 Dec 2014 | 11:20 pm
    You can reach a very wide, international audience, develop a dedicated following, and even create some viral content or become a YouTube partner and earn money directly from your videos.
  • The Importance of Internet Communications when Running a Business

    21 Dec 2014 | 8:06 am
    Not only the big corporations, but even local companies, of all profiles and sizes use and connect via online communication in order to ensure the safety of data, increase speed and efficiency, but also to reach out to their customers in a more adequate way.
  • Does Your Computer Equipment Cater to the Disabled?

    18 Dec 2014 | 12:21 am
    We also live in a world where technology has advanced to the point that it truly is possible for people with a wide variety of disabilities to function effectively in this society – they can perform a number of jobs, travel, perform any everyday tasks they need to, and have access to a range of modern luxuries that some people take for granted.
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  • I can see you tweeting about #blizzardof2015 in New York at the STREET level with @plusonesocial

    Patrick Husting
    26 Jan 2015 | 6:30 pm
    by Twitter is just amazing for getting the real world sentiment of news affecting people in real-time.  But what could be considered scary is the ability to track those tweets to the geo location too. I can even switch my view to aerial and see where and what building they are tweeting from.  That is what happens when you have location turned on via the twitter app. You can do all this yourself, visit and download and give it a shot.  It is FREE. Enjoy, Patrick Like this: Like Loading… Related Categories: , , | .
  • Check out the heatmap on the tweets #blizzardof2015 and #Snowmageddon2015 using @plusonesocial & #Excel #PowerMap

    Patrick Husting
    26 Jan 2015 | 4:30 pm
    by I’ve pulled over 250,000+ tweets on the two hashtags and you can see people back east are really tweeting up a storm.  Pun intended. Drilling down into lower New York Good Luck People, Patrick Like this: Like Loading… Related Categories: , , , , | .
  • Virtual Reality #Analytics with Oculus Rift – Yeah I can do this.

    Patrick Husting
    26 Jan 2015 | 9:15 am
    Well, with the free time I have on my hands now, why not?!  With being on the forefront of VR and now Microsoft touting their , why not take these amazing technologies and look, pun intended, into the future.  I have had the Oculus dk2 sitting in my home office for a month.  Well, it is time to take it out of the box and create something new! I believe as we begin to augment the world around us, remember and their augmentation tech in front of us, this can be a powerful technology for business people.  Just think of a retail manager being able to overlay sales, returns,…
  • Friday Fun BI–Analyze LinkedIn Data with PowerBI

    Patrick Husting
    23 Jan 2015 | 8:54 am
    by If you use LinkedIn and always wanted to dive into the data, my buddy Shish just wrote a great blog that takes you step-by-step process of accessing your data and loading it into Excel for some personal analysis and insights.  Visit his blog for more. Enjoy, Patrick Like this: Like Loading… Related Categories: , , | .
  • Power Map and XBOX–Video Game Analytics within the game…

    Patrick Husting
    22 Jan 2015 | 5:30 pm
    by I remember some past discussions about finding kill boxes in Halo where in test people tended to get crushed in a certain area of the game so they would adjust the map so it wouldn’t be that hard.  Now using power maps, you can put in your own custom background and map the geo-code data right on top.  I love that. Enjoy, Patrick Like this: Like Loading… Related Categories: , , | .
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  • Visualizing IoT with JReport and wot.io at CES 2015

    myuancao
    12 Jan 2015 | 6:21 am
    Mitch Golner (right), VP Product Management at wot.io, viewing a demo at CES 2015. The Internet of Things (IoT) is making our world more connected. The number of developers involved in IoT activities will surpass three million globally by 2019, according to ABI Research. As the IoT market continues its dramatic growth, there is a growing need to understand the data through data visualization, analysis and discovery across different types of connected device platforms. wot.io partners To address this need, JReport has seamlessly integrated with wot.io, a data services exchange, to embed…
  • Top 5 Business Intelligence Trends for 2015

    myuancao
    5 Jan 2015 | 7:18 am
    It’s a new year! Now that all the eggnog has been finished, all the presents opened, and the ball has dropped in Times Square, let’s see what this year will bring for us in the BI space. 1. Conversations around interactive data You walk into a meeting, bright and early. Imagine an engaging conversation around a flexible and insightful dashboard such as this: Instead of the same old spreadsheet where one person drones on for ten minutes and you’re still not entirely sure what they’re getting at. Let’s be honest, most of us would prefer the former. Instead of just telling and…
  • 5 Business Intelligence Technologies in a Nutshell

    myuancao
    5 Nov 2014 | 11:10 am
    For even small businesses, the magnitude of available data each day is rapidly increasing. If our problem a couple of decades ago was the inability to make good management and technical decisions due to insufficient information, nowadays we can say it’s because there’s too much information. More people than ever are recognizing the importance of business intelligence, which can be defined as the ability to glean value from big data— from the tools and techniques to discover, gather, and analyze digital data. For decision makers who want to improve business intelligence, what business…
  • See You at JavaOne 2014!

    myuancao
    27 Sep 2014 | 8:42 am
    It’s that time of the year again. All throughout the weekend, we will be at JavaOne showcasing JReport, and our advanced data visualization solutions for better business intelligence. Stop by and see why we’re a top business intelligence company trusted by Fortune 500 companies, and discover what’s new with JReport 13. Get your picture taken at our booth and you might even be featured in a post at the end of the weekend! Unable to make it this time? Be sure to check out the videos and photos we will be posting periodically to join in on the action. JavaOne registration starts…
  • Hello from the Data Visualization Summit 2014, Boston!

    myuancao
    25 Sep 2014 | 12:40 pm
    Behold! Jinfonet is taking part in the Data Visualization Summit (Sept 25 and 26) organized by Innovation Enterprise. We’re excited to sponsor this event and meet a lot of leading data visualization scientists, visual designers & data analytics. Why come to the Data Visualization Summit? Well, that’s easy. You really don’t want to pass up the chance to check out industry expert keynote presentations, meet visualization professionals,  and take part in interactive workshops. And of course, we’re here too. Stop by booth 20 to learn more about the release of JReport 13 and why…
 
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    The Solopreneur Life

  • “How Mobile-Friendly Is My Website?”

    larry keltto
    26 Jan 2015 | 5:31 pm
    Do you ever wonder, “How mobile-friendly is my website?” I know I do. I work on a MacBook Pro and I’m on my iPhone a lot. I don’t use an iPad, so My Inner Boss sometimes says: “You should see how that page looks on an iPad.” Well, I found an easy way to do that — a website called MobileTest.me. Here’s what you do. 1. Go to MobileTest.me. Below is an image of the MobileTest.me home page. To get started at MobileTest.me, select a device you want to emulate: This is the MobileTest.com home page. To get started, select a device. 2. In the search…
  • How to Get a Premium YouTube Channel

    larry keltto
    26 Jan 2015 | 12:51 pm
    If you’re looking for potential revenue streams, consider trying to get a premium YouTube channel. A screen shot from the Fix My Hog premium YouTube channel YouTube paid channels, which launched in May 2013, give video creators the opportunity to earn revenue from paid subscriptions. Viewers to pay a monthly (or annual) fee, which is set by each video’s creator. Fees are $2.99 to $6.99 per month for the channels I’ve seen. You can apply here for a premium YouTube channel. But slow your roll. To get a premium YouTube channel, it appears you must have a big audience for an…
  • If Your Website Navigation Copy Reads Like This, Rewrite It Now

    larry keltto
    25 Jan 2015 | 9:44 pm
    I was just about ready to call it a night and get back to the Teddy Roosevelt biography I’m reading when I visited a B2B marketing firm’s(!) website that had this navigation copy (screen shot): It reads: Home/What We Do/Why We Are Different/How We Help Grow Your Business/Who We Are/Read Our Blog/Contact Us NO! NO! NO! NO! NO! This kind of copy makes the blood rush to my head, especially when the text is from a company that should know better. If your website navigation copy reads like that, change it today now. “Larry, what’s wrong with that navigation copy?”…
  • The Inbound Marketing Grader Examines Golf Instructor and YouTube Star Shawn Clement

    larry keltto
    25 Jan 2015 | 3:35 pm
    Shawn Clement is a golf instructor based in Canada. He’s the most popular golf instructor on YouTube, with more than 22 million views since he started making YouTube videos in 2006. The home page at Shawn Clement’s Wisdom In Golf website The Inbound Marketing Grader looks at successful coaches, consultants, trainers, and other solopreneurs who do inbound marketing well. In this post, I grade Shawn Clement’s inbound marketing, with notes about where he excels and where he could improve. Back in 2006, Clement was just another golf pro who gave lessons at a driving range. He…
  • Inbound Marketing: Its Advantages and Disadvantages for Solopreneurs

    larry keltto
    22 Jan 2015 | 8:14 pm
    Inbound marketing can be an efficient method for building your solopreneur business. It’s a great tool if you have the proper skills, knowledge, and tools to make it work. However, inbound marketing’s myriad of moving parts can make it feel like a Rube Goldberg machine (see below) — a lot of pieces have to be lined up to get the job done. This post explains: what inbound marketing is; the four steps in the inbound-marketing process, and inbound’s advantages and disadvantages for solopreneurs. What Is Inbound Marketing? Inbound marketing is the process of attracting,…
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    Statspotting!

  • One In Twenty Households In The US Has More Than A Million In Assets

    junior
    21 Jan 2015 | 7:28 pm
    We spotted this statistic today, that for US as a whole, 5.2 percent of all households own more than a million dollars in assets. “For the nation as a whole, 5.2% of households have more than a million in assets, according to the report. The top 1% of American families would have more than $5 million in assets” (Source) For Interesting Statistics Everyday, Find Statspotting on Facebook and Follow Statspotting on Twitter The post One In Twenty Households In The US Has More Than A Million In Assets appeared first on Statspotting!.
  • Richest 80 People Wealthier Than Half Of The World’s Population

    junior
    20 Jan 2015 | 4:02 am
    Well, wealth numbers always surprise us – we spotted this stat today, that the wealthiest 20 percent in the world hold almost 94.5 percent of all the world’s money – and a bonus stat – the richest 80 people in the world alone now possess more combined riches than do the poorest half of the world’s population (Source) “The billionaires’ assets have appreciated so quickly since 2010, and the total value of the poor’s resources has dropped so precipitously, that last year it took just the top 80 billionaires to equal the wealth of the bottom 3.5 billion people…
  • Low-Cost Airlines Account For One-Fourth Of The World’s Aviation Business

    junior
    16 Jan 2015 | 2:32 pm
    We spotted this stat today – “LCCs continued to gain global market share, increasing to over 25 percent in 2013, restraining the yields of the legacy carriers.” (Source) For Interesting Statistics Everyday, Find Statspotting on Facebook and Follow Statspotting on Twitter The post Low-Cost Airlines Account For One-Fourth Of The World’s Aviation Business appeared first on Statspotting!.
  • VC Money Flowing Into US Companies: 2014 Best Year Since 2000

    junior
    16 Jan 2015 | 2:24 pm
    Here is something to celebrate, as long as the word bubble is banned at the party – 2014 was the best year for companies receiving VC money since 2000. We spotted this stat today: “Companies collected a staggering $48.3 billion in 4,356 separate investments throughout the year. That marks a 61.4 percent increase compared with the nearly $30 billion raised in 4,193 deals during 2013.” (Source) Solid year, 2014. For Interesting Statistics Everyday, Find Statspotting on Facebook and Follow Statspotting on Twitter The post VC Money Flowing Into US Companies: 2014 Best Year Since…
  • Stunning: $151 Billion Fled Russia In 2014

    junior
    16 Jan 2015 | 2:19 pm
    We should really do a detailed post to digest what that means – but we spotted this stat today, that the net capital outflows from Russia amounted to USD 151.5 Billion – a huge number, given the fact that Russia actually increased Interest rates in 2014 (Source) For Interesting Statistics Everyday, Find Statspotting on Facebook and Follow Statspotting on Twitter The post Stunning: $151 Billion Fled Russia In 2014 appeared first on Statspotting!.
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    Smedio - Business Ideas Worth Sharing

  • 5 Companies Doing Blogging Right

    Douglas Idugboe
    26 Jan 2015 | 12:20 am
    Having a company blog and blogging strategically have become nearly as standard as having a logo. Obviously the latter comes first, but the former is something regularly launched alongside a business’ website. From offering prospects and customers a chance to consume informative content, to giving a glimpse of your company’s culture, to improving your SEO strategy, blogs can pack a powerful marketing punch. While straight emulation is never a good idea, it can be beneficial to learn from others who have realized blogging success. Here are some valuable tips from five companies that are on…
  • Metrics That Will Matter to Your Business This Year

    Nick Rojas
    19 Jan 2015 | 11:14 pm
    What metrics should your business focus on this year? With the holiday season fully behind us, we’re looking towards 2015 and embracing the challenges we’ll be facing in the New Year. Prosperity is always high on our wishlist for success in our upcoming fiscal year, and metrics can play a key role in measuring our shortcomings and analyzing our triumphs. With hundreds of different options available for analysis and the many different trends to follow, one can easily become lost in the online jungle of items at our disposal. Social media is still on the rise and businesses both large and…
  • Is Print Media Marketing Dead, or Just Different in 2015

    John Sollars
    29 Dec 2014 | 10:56 am
    In the beginning, there was print media. It was an almost magical way to send out a message and get people to buy things they needed (and sometimes things they didn’t need). Then, along came the Internet. It created 2-second attention spans, and destroyed traditional direct marketing – or did it? Many marketers these days say that snail mail is dead. The reality is that it’s evolved. Print Media Marketing Still Alive According to research from BIA Kelsey, direct mail still has 43 per cent of the total share in local retail advertising. Pitney Bowes also found that 76 per cent of…
  • The Top Ad Networks of 2014

    Douglas Idugboe
    22 Dec 2014 | 9:42 am
    Ad networks are an important tool for advertisers because of the increased efficiency and lowered cost of doing business. Simply put, ad networks aggregate spots to put advertisements from print to online to mobile. So, instead of filtering through millions of websites and contacting the publishers about advertising spaces manually, the ad network automates this process for you. Although there are ad networks for all types of media including print, with the increased use of smartphones, digital ad networks are more important than ever. So, how do you know what network to choose out of so many…
  • How to Build Customers’ Trust and Boost Online Sales

    Douglas Idugboe
    18 Dec 2014 | 9:57 am
    Without customers’ trust online, consider your online sales a failed proposition. The lack of customers’ trust has been sited as one of the main reasons for shopping cart abandonment. At 70% of all online shopping incidence, Shopping cart abandonment is the primary revenue killer for online sellers. That’s an astounding $3 Trillion lost in sales lost in sales, worldwide. According to Paypal, 86% of American did their Christmas shopping online last year. The trend might not be different this year, if not better. How many of these shoppers will abandoned shopping carts  this…
 
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  • Art of Dashboard Design: Your Questions Answered

    Mary Mahling
    22 Jan 2015 | 12:40 pm
    Thanks again to all that joined our recent Art of Dashboard Design webinar. We did not have time to get to all of the great questions that were asked, so I wanted to run through them and share my thoughts. read more
  • Top BI Trends for 2015 – Part 2

    mlockwood
    16 Jan 2015 | 7:16 am
    In part one of our Top BI Trends series, we discussed how a variety of socioeconomic, technology and macro-level shifts are signaling a fundamental change in the BI industry. The consolidation of the BI industry, the investment in Big Data, SMAC (social, mobile, analytics and cloud) convergence, and a growing millennial workforce are setting the backdrop for the future of BI. As a reminder, our first three BI trends for 2015 included: read more
  • Top BI Trends for 2015 – Part 1

    mlockwood
    14 Jan 2015 | 9:01 am
    Like most companies, January is an opportunity here at Logi Analytics to really take a step back and reflect on where we see the market going in 2015. But in putting together a list of industry trends, we found ourselves not developing a list of features or even “hot” technologies for the next 12 months. Rather, we feel that the business intelligence industry is in the middle of drastic transformation. We are at the inflection point, if you will, where the next 5 years will look very different from the previous 5 years. read more
  • The Data of New Year's Resolutions

    mdavis
    6 Jan 2015 | 5:30 am
    It’s that time a year once again – when New Year’s resolutions fill your Facebook, Instagram and Twitter feeds. Gyms become crowded, promises are made and people swear they will actually follow through this year. We thought it would be fun to take a look at some New Year’s resolution data using our visual analytics tool Logi Vision. All data is from a quick Survey Monkey survey from December 2014. Here are some of our findings: read more
  • Dear Santa... The BI Industry Has Been Naughty

    24 Dec 2014 | 7:34 am
    Dear Santa, I admit that I’ve been naughty. And I’m sharing my innermost sins with you, not because I expect a gift this year (well, actually I do…), but because I want you to believe that I’ll put real effort into my New Year’s resolutions to improve myself. read more
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    Red Wing Software Blog

  • Can the Addition of Inventory Management Software Save You Money?

    My name
    14 Jan 2015 | 1:23 pm
    Several years ago we wrote the blog post: Ten Signs Your Company is Ready for an Inventory Management System. Are you still trying to get by without an inventory management system? Well, here’s further proof that inventory management software can help your business. In a recent report released by Forrest Burnson at Software Advice, a digital consultancy, there is evidence that theft can be prevented with the use of an inventory management system. Having done a comprehensive study*, here are the key findings they came up with: Twenty-eight percent of employees whose stores use inventory…
  • Red Wing Software Customers: View the Most Current Tax Tables

    My name
    9 Jan 2015 | 7:00 am
    Customer Care members who are logged into the web site can click here to view and download the most current tax table updates. If you are not a Customer Care member and would like to receive tax updates, call 1-800-732-9464 for more information.
  • Year-End Tax Forms

    My name
    7 Jan 2015 | 7:11 am
    We would like to suggest the forms, perforated paper, and envelopes that you may need to purchase for processing W-2s and 1099s. Forms, perforated paper, and envelopes can be purchased from Computer Forms, Inc. at redwing.computerforms.biz, by calling 800-458-0158, or by clicking the Order Checks and Forms button on the Red Wing Software web site. Perforated paper and envelopes can be purchased separately or as a package (Tax Pack). Ordering a Tax Pack will save you money and your savings increase based on the quantity you order in a Tax Pack. If you order on the Computer Forms, Inc. web…
  • CenterPoint and Microsoft XP/Microsoft Server 2003

    My name
    5 Jan 2015 | 10:40 am
    Red Wing Software is discontinuing support for CenterPoint products installed on computers using the Microsoft Windows XP and Microsoft Server 2003 operating systems on December 31, 2015. The last payroll tax table updates for the XP and Server 2003 compatible versions (8.32 and earlier) will be for the 2015 tax year. CenterPoint is fully supported on newer operating systems. To view the PC operating systems CenterPoint is compatible with, click here and for a list of compatible server operating systems click here. If you have questions, feel free to contact Red Wing Software at…
  • Red Wing Software - Notes from the President

    My name
    5 Jan 2015 | 10:25 am
    As you are likely aware, this is an extremely busy time of year at Red Wing Software. In addition to the normal support calls we receive as our clients finish their year-end transactions and get ready for the New Year with payroll tax table and forms updates, our representatives in Washington, DC threw a couple new items onto our list. Anticipated legislation was passed that restored the Section 179 expenses to their previous level for the remainder of 2014 (with a few caveats), and then revert back again on the first of 2015. This, of course, caused a last minute change to our CenterPoint…
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  • GoodData Introduces Insights-as-a-Service, the Future of Data Analytics

    Daniel Gutierrez
    27 Jan 2015 | 9:00 am
    GoodData, a leader in cloud business intelligence, today announced major upgrades to its GoodData® platform, with enhancements to its Insights Engine, and the addition of its Analytical Designer and Data Explorer for business user data discovery.
  • Data Science 101: Machine Learning – The Basics

    Daniel Gutierrez
    27 Jan 2015 | 6:00 am
    The next installment of insideBIGDATA's Data Science 101 series comes from our friends over at LinkedIn.
  • Big Data Humor: A Meaningful Chart

    Daniel Gutierrez
    26 Jan 2015 | 6:00 am
    In Big Data, things aren’t always what they seem! Sign up for the free insideBIGDATA newsletter.
  • TIBCO and Lavastorm Analytics Announce Predictive Analytics Environment

    Daniel Gutierrez
    26 Jan 2015 | 6:00 am
    Lavastorm Analytics, a leading agile data management and analytics software company, and TIBCO Software Inc., a global leader in infrastructure and business intelligence software, announced extended predictive analytics functionality, powered by the TIBCO® Enterprise Runtime for R (TERR) engine embedded within Lavastorm Analytics’ market-leading Data Management and Analytics platform.
  • New Global Study Reveals Cultural Gaps Impede Companies’ Efforts to be Data-Driven

    Daniel Gutierrez
    25 Jan 2015 | 6:00 am
    A global study sponsored by Teradata Corp. (NYSE: TDC), the big data analytics and marketing applications company, recently revealed an apparent disconnect between how chief executive officers (CEOs) see the current status and benefits of data initiatives and how lower-level managers see them. This and other disparities impede success and imperil the competitive advantage companies hope to realize.
 
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  • Parallel Programming with GPUs and R

    Joseph Rickert
    27 Jan 2015 | 8:15 am
    by Norman Matloff You've heard that graphics processing units — GPUs — can bring big increases in computational speed. While GPUs cannot speed up work in every application, the fact is that in many cases it can indeed provide very rapid computation. In this tutorial, we'll see how this is done, both in passive ways (you write only R), and in more direct ways, where you write C/C++ code and interface it to R. What Are GPUs? A GPU is basically just a graphics card. Any PC or laptop has one (or at least a GPU chipset), but the more expensive ones, favored by the gamers, are quite…
  • Microsoft acquires Revolution Analytics - news roundup

    David Smith
    26 Jan 2015 | 12:48 pm
    There was a lot of news coverage on Friday and over the weekend about the news that Microsoft will acquire Revolution Analytics. Here are some links to just a few of the articles published. Wired: Microsoft is "heavily embracing the R programming language"; "the move deepens Microsof's investments in open source". TechCrunch: Microsoft's acquisition is to "bolster its analytics services". GigaOm: R is "hugely popular amongst data scientists and research types"; "a big deal in the world predictive analytics and machine learning ... an…
  • xkcd on P-values

    David Smith
    26 Jan 2015 | 11:38 am
    From the "statistician humour" department, today's xkcd cartoon will ring a bell for anyone who's ever published (or read!) a scientific article including a P-value for a statistical test: If finding P-value excuses is a common activity for you (and let's hope not!) then R has you covered with the Significantly Improved Significance Test. This R code from Rasmus Bååth will automatically annotate your P-values between 0.05 and 0.12 with excuses like "suggestive of statistical significance", "weakly non-significant" or…
  • Because it's Friday: A straight edge, and a compass

    David Smith
    23 Jan 2015 | 1:31 pm
    Ancient Greek philosophers once speculated that it was possible to draw any geometric shape using only a compass and a ruler. We now know that's not true, but you'd be surprised just how much you can achieve using these simple tools. If you have a couple of hours to spare (trust me, you'll get sucked in to this), you can demonstrate this for yourself by playing Euclid the Game. The early levels are pretty easy, but soon enough you'll be using multiple steps to draw the circumcircle around a triangle: The really cool thing about the game is that as you solve simpler…
  • Revolution Analytics joins Microsoft

    David Smith
    23 Jan 2015 | 8:00 am
    by David Smith, Chief Community Officer On behalf of the entire Revolution Analytics team I am excited to announce that Revolution Analytics is joining forces with Microsoft to bring R to even more enterprises. Microsoft announced today that it will acquire Revolution Analytics. Now, Microsoft might seem like a strange bedfellow for an open-source company, but the company continues to make great strides in the open-source arena recently. Microsoft has embraced Linux as a fully-supported operating system on its Azure cloud service. (CEO Satya Nadella proclaimed “Microsoft loves Linux” in…
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  • How executives can ditch the guesswork and become more data-driven.

    Darren Perucci
    27 Jan 2015 | 3:04 pm
    According to a recent PWC study, 68% of executives value their most important decisions at $50 million or more in terms of future business profits. Yet with so much on the line, a measly one-third of executives describe their decision-making as “highly data-driven.” Getting insights from data requires some level of discrimination. “Big data is a natural resource so people think you have to take advantage of it,” Haier director Honbo Zhou says. “But if big data is consumed inappropriately or generated randomly, or kept for no reason, it will create a lot of virtual…
  • Marketers: it’s time to act on your data.

    Tom McConnon
    20 Jan 2015 | 8:58 am
    Marketers today know more about their businesses than ever before thanks to data, but knowledge isn’t enough to benefit the company’s bottom line. It’s easy to kick back and pat yourself on the back after collecting data, but the reality is that the best marketers are moving past data exploration and putting it into action. If you’re not there already, it’s time you joined the club. Here are three tips for next-gen marketers to put data into action and enhance the bottom line: Tip #1: Get Strategic. Setting data goals is key to driving bottom-line benefit. Otherwise, data sits in a…
  • Kiss the boring BI conference goodbye. Hello Domopalooza!

    Josh James
    16 Jan 2015 | 7:35 am
    On April 7-9, Heather (our CMO) is giving birth to our first-ever Domo user conference and we’re calling it Domopalooza. We deliberately chose a name that communicates that this isn’t the same snoring conference you’ve been invited to year after year. At Omniture (the company I co-founded before Domo), we created THE analytics event for marketers and had incredibly loyal customers who attended our user conferences year after year. We intend to create that same informational and addictive experience for customers with Domopalooza. You can be assured that Domopalooza will be more than…
  • It’s time to beef up your customer retention efforts: how to make more money without more sales.

    Rebecca Ricks
    6 Jan 2015 | 10:49 pm
    Businesses know how to increase revenue through customer acquisition—and they are very good at it. But according to a recent Forbes article, there is far more profitability in retaining existing customers. Here are some stats I found compelling: Gartner reports that 80% of future revenue comes from 20% of current customers. Bain reports that a 5% increase in customer retention can increase business profitability up to 95%. Bain found that second-time customers refer an average of three people to businesses. Customers of two years double their original expenditure, according to the Harvard…
  • (Some) businesses are satisfied with their data outcomes, Accenture says.

    Tessa Curry
    2 Dec 2014 | 11:14 pm
    A recent Accenture study titled “Big Success With Big Data” tackled the question of data outcomes, and found that 1) businesses are overwhelmingly satisfied with big data, and 2) big data holds tremendous disruptive potential. As much as those general statements might make you want to kick your feet up and relax, there are a few caveats to the overwhelming successes reported by Accenture. For any big data strategy to be successful, it has to have three key elements: you still need the right tools to manipulate it and drive value from it; you need to tailor it to your organization, and…
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  • How executives can ditch the guesswork and become more data-driven.

    Darren Perucci
    27 Jan 2015 | 3:04 pm
    According to a recent PWC study, 68% of executives value their most important decisions at $50 million or more in terms of future business profits. Yet with so much on the line, a measly one-third of executives describe their decision-making as “highly data-driven.” Getting insights from data requires some level of discrimination. “Big data is a natural resource so people think you have to take advantage of it,” Haier director Honbo Zhou says. “But if big data is consumed inappropriately or generated randomly, or kept for no reason, it will create a lot of virtual…
  • Marketers: it’s time to act on your data.

    Tom McConnon
    20 Jan 2015 | 8:58 am
    Marketers today know more about their businesses than ever before thanks to data, but knowledge isn’t enough to benefit the company’s bottom line. It’s easy to kick back and pat yourself on the back after collecting data, but the reality is that the best marketers are moving past data exploration and putting it into action. If you’re not there already, it’s time you joined the club. Here are three tips for next-gen marketers to put data into action and enhance the bottom line: Tip #1: Get Strategic. Setting data goals is key to driving bottom-line benefit. Otherwise, data sits in a…
  • Kiss the boring BI conference goodbye. Hello Domopalooza!

    Josh James
    16 Jan 2015 | 7:35 am
    On April 7-9, Heather (our CMO) is giving birth to our first-ever Domo user conference and we’re calling it Domopalooza. We deliberately chose a name that communicates that this isn’t the same snoring conference you’ve been invited to year after year. At Omniture (the company I co-founded before Domo), we created THE analytics event for marketers and had incredibly loyal customers who attended our user conferences year after year. We intend to create that same informational and addictive experience for customers with Domopalooza. You can be assured that Domopalooza will be more than…
  • It’s time to beef up your customer retention efforts: how to make more money without more sales.

    Rebecca Ricks
    6 Jan 2015 | 10:49 pm
    Businesses know how to increase revenue through customer acquisition—and they are very good at it. But according to a recent Forbes article, there is far more profitability in retaining existing customers. Here are some stats I found compelling: Gartner reports that 80% of future revenue comes from 20% of current customers. Bain reports that a 5% increase in customer retention can increase business profitability up to 95%. Bain found that second-time customers refer an average of three people to businesses. Customers of two years double their original expenditure, according to the Harvard…
  • (Some) businesses are satisfied with their data outcomes, Accenture says.

    Tessa Curry
    2 Dec 2014 | 11:14 pm
    A recent Accenture study titled “Big Success With Big Data” tackled the question of data outcomes, and found that 1) businesses are overwhelmingly satisfied with big data, and 2) big data holds tremendous disruptive potential. As much as those general statements might make you want to kick your feet up and relax, there are a few caveats to the overwhelming successes reported by Accenture. For any big data strategy to be successful, it has to have three key elements: you still need the right tools to manipulate it and drive value from it; you need to tailor it to your organization, and…
 
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  • It’s 2015. What's going on in CPOs' heads?

    27 Jan 2015 | 2:57 am
    In our latest 2015 Trend Report, we surveyed CPOs around the world to understand their strategic intentions for the next twelve months. Will procurement headcount increase or not? And, what about procurement technology, and risk management?  For the 2015 Trend Report, which launched earlier in January, Procurement Leaders surveyed CPOs from across the world and a wide range of industry sectors to understand where their strategic focus will lie over the next 12 months. We asked across a number of activities, including headcount changes, sourcing goods from emerging vs. established…
  • Technology Predictions For 2015: Part IV

    27 Jan 2015 | 1:47 am
    Procurement technology companies will continue to invest in extending their software platforms to cover the entire suite. However, adding a rush toward new functionality without expert sourcing and procurement domain knowledge may deliver suboptimal results. In this series of guest posts, Procurement Leaders asks solution providers in the procurement space for their predictions on the shifts in technology that will take place in 2015. In this, the fourth post in the series, GEP’s Dhananjay Nagalkar shares his views. Q: How do you think the expectations of customers will change in…
  • Leaders And Losers In Ethics

    26 Jan 2015 | 1:55 am
    We rightly celebrate examples of high ethical standards in procurement and supply chain and rightly criticize apparent lack of such standards as well. There is plenty to celebrate today, but unfortunately also plenty to criticize. Successful athletes and successful business people have much in common, including drive, determination, perseverance, creativity, versatility, and adaptability to changing circumstances. Often, successful athletes become successful business people. The general public admires both, and activities in those two separate worlds – especially those involving ethical…
  • Act Now: The Real Costs of Delaying Supply Chain Audits

    23 Jan 2015 | 6:31 am
    A common question: will auditing the supply chain reveal issues that will prove costly and damaging? Is it best to leave as is until an issue manifests? If the last question sounds familiar then it’s definitely time to re-evaluate your approach. In this guest post, Procurement Leaders invites Asia Pulp and Paper’s Ian Lifshitz to discuss why supplier audits can tend to fall short and where improvements can prove a huge game-changer.  The thought of auditing your company’s supply chain can be daunting and overwhelming. Several questions come to mind: How much will…
  • Why Is Big Business Missing Out On Innovation From Smaller Suppliers?

    23 Jan 2015 | 1:41 am
    Procurement should consider, for a moment, how much innovation is created among smaller businesses, regardless of whether they are a supplier to your business or not. Innovation is just as likely to be found in the basement of a PhD graduate’s apartment, or the laboratory of a university, or within a micro start up which is struggling to stay afloat as it is in the labs of a multinational. When working for large, corporate behemoths it can be easy to forget a section of the economy that, in the European Union, employs two out of every three workers. The trappings of a corporate life,…
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    Jive Syndication Feed

  • QlikView 11.20 Service Release 10 is now available

    Gregory Hood
    27 Jan 2015 | 12:43 am
    Hello QlikView users, We are pleased to announce that QlikView 11.20 SR10 is now available on our download site.   SR10 build 11.20.12742 contains around 140 fixes, details of which can be found in the attached release notes.   11.20 introduces the ability to define the colour of pie chart segmentation lines as well. Thank you for choosing Qlik software, if you have any questions please contact us at support@qlik.com regards,Global Support Team
  • Chart Dimensionality

    Henric Cronström
    26 Jan 2015 | 11:45 pm
    A chart in QlikView or in Qlik Sense has Dimensions and Measures. What these are is described in Dimensions and Measures. This post is about charts with multiple dimensions and/or multiple measures and your options when designing such charts.   In
  • QlikView 11.20 Service Release 10 is now available

    Lars Wahlstedt
    26 Jan 2015 | 7:13 am
    QlikView version 11.20 Service Release 10is now available to existing customers and partners. This release includes a small design change for Pie charts and ~100 bug fixes. You can read more in the Release Notes available on the download site: Download Regards,The Products Team
  • Building new visualizations in Qlik Sense

    Alexander Karlsson
    24 Jan 2015 | 2:52 pm
    In the words of the Fugees; Ready or not, here I come. Be warned though, this will be a wall of text so grab yourself a cup of coffee, sit back, relax and immerse yourself into the world of code and a little history lesson. A brief history of
  • A Myth about the Number of Hops

    Henric Cronström
    19 Jan 2015 | 11:23 pm
    In the QlikCommunity forum I have often seen people claim that you should minimize the number of hops in your Qlik data model in order to get the best performance.   I claim that this recommendation is not (always) correct.   In most cases,
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    Intelligent Head Quarters

  • 5 Types of Economic Activity Around The World

    Paula Newton
    26 Jan 2015 | 11:00 pm
    The 5 Types of Entrepreneurial Activity Around The World A topic that is of significant interest to the World Economic Forum is that of entrepreneurs. In January 2015 it released its report “Leveraging Entrepreneurial Ambition and Innovation: A Global Perspective on Entrepreneurship, Competitiveness and Development”. To carry out the report the World Economic Forum used its own Global Competitiveness Index Data which ranks 144 economies for their competitiveness economically as well as the Global Entrepreneurship Monitor’s assessment of entrepreneurial activity in 70 economies. In both…
  • How To Create A Movement Within Your Social Business

    Paula Newton
    25 Jan 2015 | 11:00 pm
    How To Create A Empowering Movement Within Your Social Business Illustration by Maria Fonseca For Intelligenthq Movements provide us with a great example of what can be achieved when people get together to try to achieve goals. After all, the Arab Spring managed to bring about regime change in the Middle East. People organised themselves using social media and were able to rouse enough support to drive political change. But Greg Satell (2014) of Digital Tonto asks, if people can do that in such an organic way for specific interests such as to garner support for their movement, why it is not…
  • What Will Characterize The Mobile Ecosystem In 2015 ?

    Paula Newton
    24 Jan 2015 | 11:00 pm
    What Will Characterizes The Mobile Ecosystem In 2015 ? Mobile is growing tremendously rapidly and understanding the trends, consumer behaviour and opinions regarding these technologies is helpful to a wide variety of different types of businesses. Recently (in 2014) Deloitte carried out a survey which attempted to do exactly that. The survey was administered in the USA to 2,000 respondents. The findings were very interesting, particularly with regard to the obsession that people apparently have with their devices. Indeed, the survey found that: “Nearly 40% look at their phone within a mere…
  • Can Spirituality Address The 21st Century Challenges Of A Postsecular Age?

    Maria Fonseca
    23 Jan 2015 | 11:00 pm
    Image by Maria Fonseca for Intelligenthq Article written by Maria Fonseca and Paula Newton In January 2015, London woke up to a rather unusual tax selfassessment campaign, as the city became invaded with posters and images displaying various people dressed in working clothes, levitating in the air, while meditating. It seems that Meditation is becoming trending and the “fashion” is now becoming mainstream. The meditation “fever” is as well affecting our leaders. In 2012,  former American President Bill Clinton began to meditate with the help of a Buddhist Monk. The…
  • The Need To Improve Your Emotional Intelligence

    Paula Newton
    22 Jan 2015 | 11:00 pm
    The Need To Improve Your Emotional Intelligence Using emotions in a productive manner, using empathy to read the emotions of others and managing relationships better, are skills that all of us can benefit from. The people that have such type of skills have high degrees of Emotional Intelligence. Daniel Goleman was one of the firsts to study Emotional Intelligence, in his famous book Emotional Intelligence – Why it can matter more than IQ. Emotional Intelligence is the ability to understand one’s own and other people’s emotions, to categorize them appropriately and to…
 
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  • WHAT IS YOUR MAGIC NUMBER to DRIVE BETTER DECISIONS in 2015?

    Aldonna Ambler
    16 Jan 2015 | 8:30 am
    If your CFO spent the last several weeks pushing out year end financials and calculating so many numbers that they have all become “insignificant ratios”, pause for a moment to make sure that all of the executives in your company know one MAGIC number that will guide their decisions in 2015. As many readers of [...]
  • Appoint NACD Certified Board Leadership FELLOWS

    admin
    12 Dec 2014 | 7:47 am
    Global competition. The rapid pace of technological advances. The uncertain economy. Cybercrime. Sarbanes Oxley & Dodd Frank. Activist investors. Terrorist groups. Shrinking windows of opportunity. The explosive influence of social media. As a business executive, you and your board have a lot on your plate. Typical board members understand what is expected from the standard [...]
  • Blurred Lines

    admin
    6 Nov 2014 | 7:42 am
    Although Alan Thicke is handsome and talented and perhaps a bit troubled (thus interesting fodder for blogs), he is not the only person confused by “blurred lines.”  Folks who are trying to navigate publicly traded businesses have more reason to be confused than ever. Look at what is happening with the DARDEN Corporation. They own/operate [...]
  • A Belief in Diversity or a Set Up to Fail?

    Aldonna Ambler
    22 Oct 2014 | 9:02 am
    Warning: This blog entry reveals a bit of cynicism. I would like to believe that the boards of major corporations actually understand the value of a diverse workforce, including at the executive level. Varied experience and viewpoints can provide perspective and insights to generate exciting strategies or solve complex challenges. If the leadership of General [...]
  • Your Second Email can KILL Your Growth Financing

    Aldonna Ambler
    9 Oct 2014 | 7:49 am
    Each week, my email inbox includes several inquiries from entrepreneurs who are looking for startup or growth financing for their businesses. Typically, the first email is polite and conveys a sense of excitement about his/her product innovation. Most of the emails include a request for a referral to appropriate funding sources. Some information to provide [...]
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  • Healthy Meal Demos Encourages Healthy Eating at Work & Home

    admin
    22 Jan 2015 | 9:08 am
    Look who put the fun in workplace wellness: MediFit Team Norco & Geismar, LA MediFit’s onsite Wellness Coordinator offers bimonthly healthy cooking demonstrations to 45 site leaders at two manufacturing plants. Poor nutrition and obesity are top health concerns, and onsite cafe’s are not available to employees. Healthy Cooking demonstrations are
 scheduled for 30 ­minutes [...]The post Healthy Meal Demos Encourages Healthy Eating at Work & Home appeared first on MediFit.
  • A New Year to Blast Off the Pounds for a Healthier You

    admin
    13 Jan 2015 | 1:05 pm
    A large percentage of people struggle with their weight at some point in their lives. In addition to looking and feeling better, losing weight can reduce your blood pressure, cholesterol and blood sugars. Even a 5% loss of body weight can lead to big health gains. Keeping motivated and keeping the pounds off can be [...]The post A New Year to Blast Off the Pounds for a Healthier You appeared first on MediFit.
  • New Insights: Increasing Fitness Center Membership Onboarding

    admin
    30 Dec 2014 | 2:30 pm
    We wanted to learn how we could increase new fitness center member on-boarding consultations by seeing how specific words used during the enrollment process might trigger new members to sign up for a voluntary, personalized session. We measured the impact of the specific words used when presenting the opportunity to new members. Wording #1, posed [...]The post New Insights: Increasing Fitness Center Membership Onboarding appeared first on MediFit.
  • EXOS Completes Acquisition of MediFit

    admin
    19 Dec 2014 | 5:00 am
    Leaders in Human Performance and Fitness Management Joining Forces to Upgrade Lives PHOENIX, December 18, 2014 — EXOS, the leader in proactive health and performance solutions, today announced it has completed the acquisition of MediFit, one of the nation’s leading providers of fitness and wellness center management and design services. With over a half-million people [...]The post EXOS Completes Acquisition of MediFit appeared first on MediFit.
  • Increasing Biometric Screenings: Innovating Workplace Health and Wellness Programs

    admin
    8 Dec 2014 | 2:03 pm
    Value Proposition A multi-faceted marketing strategy paired with convenient registration options increases biometric screening registrations and appointment compliance. What Are Biometric Screenings? An onsite screening event that provides employees with baseline health risk data. At the end of the screening, employees meet with a coach to understand company resources to help them improve their health. [...]The post Increasing Biometric Screenings: Innovating Workplace Health and Wellness Programs appeared first on MediFit.
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  • Easing Emotional Outbursts at Work

    Jeana Quigley
    27 Jan 2015 | 9:41 am
    I can remember two times I cried at work. One time, it was work-related; the other time, it was not. Life balance Reading a satirical article about an HR department that mandated “any crying done at the office must be work-related” is what sparked these memories. It’s funny (and impossible, actually) because companies employ people. […] The post Easing Emotional Outbursts at Work appeared first on BambooHR Blog.
  • Meet Disqus—A Customer Success Study [VIDEO]

    Jeana Quigley
    26 Jan 2015 | 7:04 am
    Attracting talented people has been essential to the success of BambooHR customer, Disqus. They hire great people and trust them to do great things. BambooHR makes it easy to streamline administrative tasks so the Disqus community can stay in the creative zone. The Company Disqus is the world’s largest online discussion platform—the web’s community of communities. […] The post Meet Disqus—A Customer Success Study [VIDEO] appeared first on BambooHR Blog.
  • Meet the Newest Cast Member at BambooHR

    Jeana Quigley
    23 Jan 2015 | 8:14 am
    He’s a pudgy little fella, but we don’t hold that against him.Meet the beloved new cast member of the BambooHR marketing videos. He loves infographics (don’t we all?) and feels its his job to share our latest research with the world! We’re trying to come up with a name for our little guy. Pudgy . […] The post Meet the Newest Cast Member at BambooHR appeared first on BambooHR Blog.
  • Compensation: 4 Reasons Employees Aren’t Asking for a Raise [VIDEO]

    Kelsie Davis
    22 Jan 2015 | 7:22 am
    “Life isn’t fair,” your parents probably told you when kids were mean at the park or wouldn’t share their toys with you. And you were likely reminded of this cruel fact when all your friends got a car at 16 and you were stuck riding the bus to school (I’m not bitter). But you know […] The post Compensation: 4 Reasons Employees Aren’t Asking for a Raise [VIDEO] appeared first on BambooHR Blog.
 
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  • Transforming Electronic Health Records: A Soldier’s Perspective

    Guest
    23 Jan 2015 | 7:24 am
    Major (Ret.) William Lyles (Photo: Montgomery Cty. Police Reporter) Major (Ret.) William Lyles I have always wanted to work in an area that requires athletic skills. From original aspirations of being a baseball player to my eventual calling as a member of the U.S. Army and Green Berets, I have always loved physical activity. Unfortunately, in the summer of 2010, my unit came under heavy fire in Afghanistan. During the attack, I stepped on an improvised explosive device. As a result of the explosion and infections that followed, I had to receive partial amputations in both legs. I am now a…
  • Recipes for Success: The Watson Cookbook

    Guest
    21 Jan 2015 | 12:00 am
    ICE chefs, including Creative Director Michael Laiskonis, prepare a Baltic Herring Salad at the Chef Watson cookbook preview dinner in New York. By Florian Pinel IBM Watson, the same cognitive computing system that has been put to work in healthcare, insurance, and retail, and which debuted the world’s first cognitive cooking food truck at SXSW last year, will soon be coming to your kitchen counter in the form of a new cookbook put together by IBM and The Institute of Culinary Education (ICE). The cookbook is a result of IBM’s two-year collaboration with culinary partner, ICE, to pair the…
  • Telstra Rings Up Mobile, Analytics to Improve Customer Loyalty

    Guest
    20 Jan 2015 | 9:01 pm
    Nick Adams, Director of One to One Marketing, Telstra By Nick Adams For today’s customers, online engagement is often the first point of contact with a brand and sometimes their only measure of customer service. At Telstra, we recognized that as part of our continual customer focus, we needed to establish a two-way digital dialogue with our customers and get better at delivering a seamless, multi-channel experience. We also wanted to meet their changing expectations and speak to them on a more personal level. To do it, Telstra embarked on a data-driven digital overhaul in 2011. Back then…
  • New Study: Auto Industry Revs Up for Innovation Transformation

    Guest
    15 Jan 2015 | 9:46 am
    The American super car, Falcon F7, at the North American International Auto Show this week in Detroit. By Benjamin Stanley If recent vehicle sales are any indication, the automotive industry has seen a resurgence of energy in recent years. However, selling cars, and cars alone, is not going to sustain this renewed momentum and automakers and their partners will have to weather the transformative forces rising up around them. The good news, is that if you look closely, it will become clear that a new industry identity is emerging—one that is more inclusive and without borders. It is with…
  • How College Students and Watson Can Help Change the World

    Steve Hamm
    15 Jan 2015 | 3:00 am
    Bri Connelly, student, The University of Texas at Austin By Bri Connelly I just got back to Austin from a whirlwind trip to New York City where my classmates from The University of Texas at Austin and I stayed in an Airbnb on the Lower East Side, visited the September 11 Memorial and ate meals at as many different restaurants as we could pack into a short stay. The centerpiece of the trip, though, was the day we spent at IBM Watson Group headquarters at 51 Astor Place competing in the first-ever IBM Watson University Competition. Last Friday, we were among teams from eight notable…
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    Inspiration and Marketing Strategies for Entrepreneurs

  • Use Blogging to Get Consulting Clients

    Tammy Hawk-Bridges
    26 Jan 2015 | 5:36 pm
    One of the questions I get asked a lot is, “How did you grow your consulting business so fast?” I never mind answering this question because it’s one of my favorite things to talk about! After my first business failed and I lost a ton of money I learned the error of my ways before going into business number two. I made two major mistakes that caused my demise: I didn’t understand marketing. I didn’t have a strategy or plan. I just worked hard all day long hustling with no purpose. So when I went into my next endeavor I prepared to not only play a very serious…
  • Niche Marketing – Who is Your Perfect Customer?

    Tammy Hawk-Bridges
    15 Jan 2015 | 6:26 pm
    Want the secret to huge success and riches? Focus. Laser focus and super-clarity. This is the magic potion that makes dreams come true. People that are incredibly successful are FOCUSED. They know what they’re doing, why they’re doing it, and WHO they’re doing it for. Do you? In this marketing lesson we’re going to talk about your Perfect Customer. This is the person or company that’s the perfect fit for your business. I don’t have to tell you that marketing a business is not for sissies! This shit is very hard! It’s a ton of hard work and sometimes…
  • Marketing Strategy – Lay the Foundation for 2015

    Tammy Hawk-Bridges
    9 Jan 2015 | 8:10 am
      (Note: This video is broken down into two parts. Part one is for the newcomer entrepreneur who has been in business 3 years or less. The second part is for an entrepreneur that’s been around longer. If you don’t want to watch the entire video you can skip to 7:12.) If you don’t have one, building a solid marketing strategy should be your first order of business before you go any further in 2015. Without a strategy you’re wandering around aimlessly in your business or perhaps on the proverbial hamster wheel. You’ll always feel struggle and never feel the…
  • I Stopped Following 3,000 People on Twitter – Here’s Why

    Tammy Hawk-Bridges
    26 Dec 2014 | 3:33 pm
    One of the things I discovered in 2014, I had access to some pretty powerful marketing tools I was using incorrectly. The irony is my primary purpose is to teach entrepreneurs how to market their businesses correctly. So, needless to say, I’m somewhat ashamed in my discovery. After an even deeper observation it came to my attention I have plenty of company. Most people use social media incorrectly. My recent experiment with Twitter proved it. Twitter – An Experiment I decided it would be a great idea in 2015 to get more connected to bloggers I had common interests with. I…
  • 4 Steps to a Profitable Business

    Tammy Hawk-Bridges
    9 Dec 2014 | 6:33 pm
    Building a profitable business should be a goal for every entrepreneur! Are you ready for the New Year? 2015 is on the horizon and I’m getting really excited! I love December! It’s a time to start thinking about fresh new ideas! It’s also a time to right some wrongs and have a new start. I want to share 4 great tips with you to help you start out your New Year right and structure your business for growth. Step 1 to a Profitable Business – Know Your Perfect Customer If you’re going to grow a profitable business you must know who your perfect customer is. The world…
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    Asia Business News

  • China’s Territorial Disputes in Asia During 2015

    Asia Briefing
    23 Jan 2015 | 2:30 am
    2014 was a formative year for Chinese territorial disputes with other nations in Asia. Tensions with Japan and The Philippines reached near breaking point, with signs of instability creeping into the entire Asian region. Yet behind these media-capturing headlines, trade has been booming. All in all, last year was a mixed bag when it came to assessing China’s relations with the rest of Asia, including in its own backyard of Hong Kong. What can be expected in 2015? Japan Tensions flared up between China and Japan over the Senkaku (Diaoyu) Islands at the beginning of 2014 and continued to…
  • Foreign Producers Struggle as China Scraps Rare Earth Export Quotas

    Asia Briefing
    19 Jan 2015 | 12:01 am
    By Nishant Dixit On December 31, 2014, China’s Ministry of Commerce announced that it had scrapped the quotas restricting exports of rare earth minerals and would replace them with a system of export licenses. The change follows China’s unsuccessful appeal of the World Trade Organization’s (WTO’s) March 2014 ruling that found the quotas were designed to benefit domestic firms and encourage foreign investment. The export quotas had been in place since 2000 and raised shortage concerns in importers. In 2010, China’s drastic lowering of the quota triggered a sharp increase in the…
  • Australia-Japan FTA Enters Into Force

    Asia Briefing
    15 Jan 2015 | 10:52 pm
    On January 15, the free trade agreement (FTA) between Australia and Japan entered into force. The agreement provides substantial tariff cuts, set to grant over 97 percent of Australian exports preferential or duty-free access to Japan. The Japan-Australia Economic Partnership Agreement (JAEPA) was first signed in July 2014, the result of over seven years of negotiations. The JAEPA features tariff cuts on Australia’s resource, energy, and manufacturing exports, with 99.7 percent of these goods allowed duty-free access to Japan upon full implementation. Exports from the resource and…
  • Israel’s Economic Relationship with the Asia-Pacific, Part 2: India and ASEAN

    Asia Briefing
    14 Jan 2015 | 1:17 am
    By Benedict Lynn and Grace Tate India has emerged as a surprising friend and strategic partner to Israel. The Asian giant was formerly more closely allied with the Soviet Union and the Arab world; in 1938, Mahatma Ghandi decried the imposition of a Jewish state. Publically, this anti-Israel sentiment remained until the end of the cold war, although de-jure recognition was granted in 1950 along with the establishment of an Israeli consulate in Mumbai. Normal diplomatic relations were established in 1992 and since then, bilateral trade has flourished, rising from US$200 million to around US$6…
  • Thailand Eyes Increased Bilateral Cooperation with China

    Asia Briefing
    11 Jan 2015 | 11:18 pm
    During the past month, the Thai military junta has been attempting to improve relations with China in order to pick up economic growth and legitimize the new government. Economic growth has been sluggish in the country since a group of generals led by Prayuth Chan-ocha overthrew the democratically elected government of Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra last May. Following the coup, growth has been slow due to poor domestic consumption and weak private investment. The Bank of Thailand has slashed its projections for GDP growth in 2014 from 1.5 percent to 0.8 percent compared with the 2.9…
 
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  • Paytm Offer: Men Sports Shoes 80% off + Extra 30% off for Rs. 909

    Deal Guru
    27 Jan 2015 | 3:26 am
    Men Sports Shoes 80% off + Extra 30% off for Rs. 909 at Paytm Offer Details: Best deals on Men Sports Shoes  at Shopaholic Indians Men Sports Shoes 80% off + Extra 30% off for Rs. 909 at Paytm. For more offers and deals keep visiting Shopaholic Indians. How to get this deal Apply coupon code FOOT30 to get 30% cash back on total order value.(Max.cash back Rs 600, Max. 2 orders per user Apply coupon code MEN30 (Rs600 cashback will be added to wallet in 24hrs of shipment for prepaid orders & in 24hrs of delivery for COD) Offer Price: ₹ 909 Offer URL: Paytm.com  BUY IT NOW!
  • Amazon: Lightning Deals, 27th January 2015 for Rs. 1345 at Amazon

    Deal Guru
    27 Jan 2015 | 3:10 am
    Amazon: Lightning Deals, 27th January 2015 for Rs. 1345 at Amazon     Offer Details: Amazon Offers at Shopaholic Indians. Find best deals and Offersat  Shopaholic Indians. Amazon Daily Deals and Offers are available at shopaholic Indians. Lightning Deals, 21st January 2015 for Rs. 8499  at Amazon. As of now Amazon is running following offers- Offers: @1,699.00 Silverlit I/R Sky Blade 2239 http://www.ebay.in/itm/Silverlit-I-R-Sky-Blade-Helicopter-3-Channel-Gyro-/281544922905 2250 http://www.jabong.com/Silverlit-I-R-Sky-Blade-3-Ch-Gyro-224533.html 2328…
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    Mobile Recharge Offer: 50% Cash back on Recharge, Shopping, Money Transfer & More for Rs. 50 at MobiKwik   Offer Details: Best deals on Recharge at Shopaholic Indians Mobile Recharge Offer: 50% Cash back on Recharge, Shopping, Money Transfer & More for Rs. 50 at MobiKwik.For more Offers and Deals Keep visiting Shopaholic Indians.   How to get this deal Get a chance to win Gold Coins on doing transactions with MobiKwik Mobile App. Check for daily offers in which you can get upto 100% Cashback on Mobile recharge, Bill Payments and Money Transfer from MobiKwik app. Also, get…
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    Upto 90% off on selected products for Rs. 999 at Fashion and you     Offer Details: Find best deals and offers at Shopaholic Indians Upto 90% off on selected products for Rs. 999 at Fashion and you. For more offers and deals keep visiting Shopaholic Indians.     Offer Price: ₹ 999 Offer URL: FashionandYou.com   BUY IT NOW! The post Upto 90% off on selected products for Rs. 999 at Fashion and you appeared first on Best Offers in Online Shopping.
  • Mobile offer:Micromax Canvas A1 with Android One for Rs. 4999 at Amazon

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    23 Jan 2015 | 2:05 am
    Micromax Canvas A1 with Android One for Rs. 4999 at Amazon     Offer Details: Find best deals and offers on Mobile Phones at Amazon. Micromax Canvas A1 with Android One for Rs. 4999 at Amazon. For more offers and deals keep visiting Shopaholic Indians. Amazon Lightning Deals 23rd Jan(Plantronics Bluetooth Headset M1100 at 1799 | Huge Price Difference + Lots of Good Deals in Sorted Categorized Form) How to get this deal Buy now for Rs.4999 Free Black Flip Cover For Airtel users, Free software upgrades and app downloads for 6 months. Free Screen Protector (in the box) Please note:…
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    Dashboards, Business Intelligence, Data Visualization

  • VC Investment Data visualization and analytics

    admin
    11 Jan 2015 | 12:52 pm
    Using the data from pwcmoneytree.com and easy to use dashboard software we perform analytics on a huge dataset that spans 20 years of Venture capital investment data from 1995 onward. Having data that goes far into the history should give us enough to extract the necessary analytical juice out of it.   The year 2000 was definitely the peak for VC investment craziness. A whopping 105 Billions was pumped into startups and bringing them quickly for IPO. Ever since after the crash of 2000… Continue reading the original article
  • Who made Profits for the Government on the Bailout money?

    admin
    22 Dec 2014 | 8:07 am
    Lot of the entities have already paid the amount back to the government with interest and the government has made profits! Government has also lost money on lot of other organizations/companies that failed to repay back. Checkout the full Visualization on the profit/loss analysis of Government Bailout money And Here is the big list of all companies/organizations that made profit/loss and the percentage Click on the image to see the full list
  • Trends in Big Data, Hadoop, Business Intelligence, Analytics and Dashboards

    admin
    2 Dec 2014 | 8:34 am
    How has the interest in Big Data, Hadoop, Business Intelligence, Analytics and Dashboards changed over the years? One easy way to gauge the interest is to measure how much news is generated for the related term and Google Trends allows you do that very easily. After plugging all of the above terms in Google trends and further analysis leads to the following visualizations. Aggregating the results by year   It is very amazing to see that the stream representing Dashboards has remained constant through out the years. So does the stream for Analytics and Business Intelligence in general…
  • Auto Sales Data Visualization by Manufacturer

    admin
    1 Dec 2014 | 12:42 pm
    Data: Edmunds   Top Manufacturer   Quarterly breakup of units sold by manufacturer   View the interactive visualizations
  • Holiday Sales by category

    admin
    25 Nov 2014 | 11:26 am
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    Sisense | The Big Data Analytics Blog

  • First Time Analysis of Declassified Project Blue Book

    Aya Ephrati
    27 Jan 2015 | 7:13 am
    All UFO Sightings Organized by Location and Time For the first time you can explore thousands of UFO sightings collected by the United States government. More than 100,000 pages of declassified documents on the US Air Force’s internal UFO investigation, called Project Blue Book, have been uploaded to the Internet. We decided to analyze this information and got some interesting results. Now, for the first time, you can see all sightings by location and time in an interactive heatmap. Perhaps with some more digging someone can come up with answers to explain some sightings that even the FBI…
  • Sisense 5.7 is Out: Say Hello to Machine Data, MongoDB

    Eran Levy
    27 Jan 2015 | 2:55 am
    After some hectic weeks and a very tired development team, we’re proud to announce that Sisense version 5.7 is now officially out. Existing customers can update their version independently or contact our Success Management team. In addition to some major improvements to stability and functionality, this latest edition of our award-winning business intelligence software comes with two brand new connectors that present some exciting possibilities for companies that work with machine data or the MongoDB database. Turn your machine data into an integral part of your business intelligence…
  • Quiz: Which Chart Are You?

    Eran Levy
    21 Jan 2015 | 5:35 am
    Ever wondered which type of data visualization best describes your own personality? Have you lied awake at night unsure if you were more of a pie chart or a heat-map? Wonder no longer — take this quiz to find out.
  • Free Data Sources to Upgrade Your Business Decision-Making

    Aya Ephrati
    18 Jan 2015 | 8:29 am
    We know by now that data is essential to the modern business. Everyone collects it, and most have some sort of analysis plan or software in place. But what a lot of companies still haven’t gotten the hang of is using outside data sources to boost their strategic decision-making. This requires a BI software that can combine your internal data with third-party sources, to analyze it and gain new insights. There are many free, external data sources posted around the Internet that can, if used well, completely transform our understanding of our market, audience, and the way we do business. Some…
  • Spice Up Your Spreadsheets: Boosting BI with Google Spreadsheets

    Adi Azaria
    13 Jan 2015 | 5:42 am
    Google Spreadsheets isn’t as simple as you think it is, it’s actually a serious Business Intelligence asset. For those of you that may be scoffing, I’m not kidding. According to Google, more than 5 million businesses are already using the recently rebranded Apps for Work. Amit Singh, president of Google’s For Work division says that 60% of Fortune 500 companies are “paying, active clients.” Yet Spreadsheets, in comparison to Excel for example, isn’t really seen as more than a tool for sharing and collaboration. While these features are great, and probably will remain the biggest…
 
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