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  • How to Effectively Upsell and Cross-Sell [#infofraphic]

    Smedio - Business Ideas Worth Sharing
    Douglas Idugboe
    30 Mar 2015 | 8:57 am
    Are you familiar with upselling and cross-selling? If not, let me start by defining both terms to you: Upselling is a sales strategy that presents a buyer the chance to upgrade a purchase to a related product or service with more features and add-ons, often for more money, to increase a purchase volume. Cross-selling is similar to upselling. However, it is the process of selling different product or service to existing customers, again, to increase purchase volume. As a business, if you’re to grow at exponential rate, you should upsell and cross-sell with every sale whenever possible.
  • Speak the language of the business. Comprende?

    Procurement Leaders Blog
    16 Apr 2015 | 10:15 am
    Procurement achieving status as a valued business partner hinges on self-liberation from the classical language of sourcing It’s perhaps a misleading headline, because in reality procurement should be well versed in a variety of “business” or “functional” languages. Work that the purchasing division does, the value it delivers, is for the benefit of the business. So why do we have such a hard time showing it? The problem is one of language. The rhetoric of cost and of savings and of procurement process scarcely makes for scintillating discussion with business…
  • Steps for Good Decision Making

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

    Business Intelligence
    16 Apr 2015 | 2:01 am
    Here are some of the core essentials every online business needs in order to be successful.
  • What The Heck Is Antifragile?

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    Jonathan Becher
    13 Apr 2015 | 8:30 pm
    OK, an admission. I’ve been avoiding reading Antifragile, the latest but now three-year-old book by Nassim Nicholas Taleb. Nothing against Taleb; I follow him on twitter and really enjoyed his earlier books, The Black Swan and Fooled by Randomness. The buzz surrounding Antifragile was mixed. A friend of mine summed up his opinion in one word: ‘Eh’. I still remember a withering review in the NY Times that included this sentence: Unfortunately he delivers such lessons with bullying grandiosity and off-putting, self-dramatizing asides. Ouch. But this weekend, I finally read…
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  • Medium Has As Many Unique Visitors As The Guardian Has In The US

    junior
    17 Apr 2015 | 1:31 pm
    We spotted this stat today: “Medium has grown to a robust 25 million unique visitors (self-reported) each month. (For comparison, that’s roughly the same as ComScore’s estimate for the British newspaper The Guardian‘s US unique viewers in March” Source 25 Million uniques a month is not jaw-dropping. But getting there in just 3 years definitely is. For Interesting Statistics Everyday, Find Statspotting on Facebook and Follow Statspotting on Twitter The post Medium Has As Many Unique Visitors As The Guardian Has In The US appeared first on Statspotting!.
  • Which Smartphone Maker Just Sold 2.12 Million Smartphones In 12 Hours?

    junior
    8 Apr 2015 | 7:46 pm
    It’s not a two-player race after all. We spotted this stat today: “By the end of the 12-hour long festival, Xiaomi sold a total of 2.12 million smartphones and recorded a total revenue of RMB 2.08 billion (~$335 million US). This is compared to the 1.3 million phones sold at last year’s festival. In addition, the company sold over 38,000 Mi TVs, 200,000 Mi Bands and 247,000 Mi Power Strips. Xiaomi says total revenue from accessories alone totaled roughly RMB 190 million.” Source Digest that. For Interesting Statistics Everyday, Find Statspotting on Facebook and Follow…
  • Stunning: Only Three New Banks Are Formed Every Year

    junior
    26 Mar 2015 | 5:08 pm
    This could be a net positive – we spotted this stat today – “The rate of new-bank formation has slipped from an average of around 100 per year since 1990 to an average of only about three per year since 2010, write Roisin McCord, Edward Simpson Prescott and Tim Sablik.” Source For Interesting Statistics Everyday, Find Statspotting on Facebook and Follow Statspotting on Twitter The post Stunning: Only Three New Banks Are Formed Every Year appeared first on Statspotting!.
  • China Used More Cement In The Last Three Years Than The U.S Used In The Entire 20th Century

    junior
    25 Mar 2015 | 9:59 pm
    We never realized Bill Gates was into Statspotting – we spotted this stunning stat today: “China Used More Cement In The Last Three Years Than The U.S Used In The Entire 20th Century” Source We are not too sure how to digest this stat – but definitely is an important stat with a broad impact. For Interesting Statistics Everyday, Find Statspotting on Facebook and Follow Statspotting on Twitter The post China Used More Cement In The Last Three Years Than The U.S Used In The Entire 20th Century appeared first on Statspotting!.
  • Angry Birds Not Happy: Rovio Says Profit Fell 73 Percent in 2014

    junior
    19 Mar 2015 | 5:19 am
    Bad year for the maker of Angry Birds – we spotted this stat today – “Mobile games maker Rovio reported its operating profit fell 73 percent last year due to a drop in its licensing business, a latest sign its breakthrough Angry Birds brand is losing its appeal.” Source For Interesting Statistics Everyday, Find Statspotting on Facebook and Follow Statspotting on Twitter The post Angry Birds Not Happy: Rovio Says Profit Fell 73 Percent in 2014 appeared first on Statspotting!.
 
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  • Why HANA? Well, It’s Simple!

    Timo Elliott
    14 Apr 2015 | 11:49 am
    Even several years after its initial launch, I still find people who think SAP HANA is primarily a fast, expensive database — a “luxury” that they don’t need and can’t afford. But from the very start, HANA wasn’t about “speed” — it was about how rapidly-falling technical barriers would let us get much closer to the age-old vision of seamless, simplified management information systems. It’s already been six years since Hasso Plattner’s SIGMOD paper that pointed out that existing relational database systems had failed…
  • The Joy (Division) of Visualization

    Timo Elliott
    8 Apr 2015 | 4:21 am
    This morning, I had one of those serendipity moments. As I was waiting at the bus stop to take my daughter to school, I noticed one of the other pupils was wearing a t-shirt with the classic cover of Joy Division’s “Unknown Pleasures” album. The record came out in 1979, when I was about the same age as the girl wearing the t-shirt, and I remember having a huge poster-sized version on my wall at University. A quick Google search on my phone, and I quickly discovered that it wasn’t the random scribbles of a graphic artist that I had always assumed. In fact, it turns…
  • What Is Big Data Discovery?

    Timo Elliott
    15 Mar 2015 | 7:46 am
    According to Gartner, “Big Data Discovery” is the next big trend in analytics. It’s the logical combination of three of the hottest trends of the last few years in analytics: Big Data, Data Discovery, and Data Science. Each of these areas has seen explosive growth, but there are clear upsides and downsides to each. For example, Data Discovery excels in ease of use, but allows only limited depth of exploration, while Data Science provides powerful analysis but is slow, complex, and difficult to implement. Source: Gartner. Big Data Discovery is the combination of Big Data, Data Science,…
  • Awesome Analytics — Are We There Yet?

    Timo Elliott
    9 Mar 2015 | 7:26 am
    As I prepared for a presentation at the Gartner BI conference in Sydney a couple of weeks ago, I thought I’d take a look at old research to how far we’ve come with Analytics in the last few decades. At first glance, the answers is ‘not very far.’ For example, in 1997, only 12% of executives reported basing their decisions on hard facts. By 2014, that had dropped to just 10%. Despite decades of BI investment, executive reliance on gut feel has actually increased. (Why the worst-practice 3D shaded pie-charts? Just to troll the data viz purists ). A hot topic of Gartner…
  • See You At SAPInsider BI2015 HANA2015 in Las Vegas?

    Timo Elliott
    1 Mar 2015 | 1:58 am
    I’m looking forward to SAPInsider in Las Vegas, March 9-12. As usual, it’s a combination of various overlapping events, including BI2015 and  HANA2015. It will be one of my first opportunities to hear from SAP’s new CTO Quentin Clark as he delivers the conference keynote on The new opportunity for business transformation. He will be showcasing “SAP’s unique platform by highlighting the journey of its customers – startups and large enterprises – as they rethink and transform entire industries.” And as usual, I’m going to have a terrible…
 
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    Visual Business Intelligence

  • A World that Makes Sense

    Stephen Few
    11 Apr 2015 | 10:20 am
    Sometimes in life the fates attack from all sides and leave us heaving for breath, overwhelmed. The last few months have been such a period for me. So much that’s been happening in my personal life has been nuts—the product of idiocy, incompetence, and at times pure meanness. A few days ago, in utter frustration I exclaimed, “I want to live in a world that makes sense.” Wouldn’t that be wonderful? To live in a world that works according to thoughtful and compassionate principles. Brainless bureaucracies would be a thing of the past. People who complicate our lives through…
  • TIBCO Spotfire Promotes an Insidious Myth

    Stephen Few
    17 Mar 2015 | 5:09 pm
    The number of viable visual data exploration and analysis tools can be counted on the fingers of one hand. TIBCO Spotfire is among them. The merits of this product are undermined, however, by the irresponsible ways that TIBCO is currently promoting it. A new marketing campaign by TIBCO illustrates what happens when marketing professionals who either don’t understand analytics or care little for the truth are allowed free rein. Here are a few lines from TIBCO Spotfire’s new “Finally…Answers Made Easy” campaign (emphasis mine), supposedly written by the company’s CTO, Matt Quinn: At…
  • 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…
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  • “BI for the other 80 percent” at Information Management

    Ted Cuzzillo
    6 Apr 2015 | 12:13 am
    How can business survive without data? Well, 80 percent of eligible users, according to most surveys, do seem to go without. The industry salivates in anticipation of someday colonizing that territory, and it shudders in frustration because they haven’t done it yet. Read more on “BI for the other 80 percent” at Information Management… The post "“BI for the other 80 percent” at Information Management" is by Ted Cuzzillo and appeared first on Datadoodle. It's best to read it there! Related posts “Storytelling: Gimmick or Real?” My latest in…
  • Ask for stories, not advice

    Ted Cuzzillo
    30 Mar 2015 | 6:51 am
    You’re better off with a story than the advice the story derived from. Every bit of advice is a mere summary of the story that the advice derived from. I came across this advice — OK, it lacks a story — back in December as I looked for background on a new source for a report I wrote in December. Read more on Ask for stories, not advice… The post "Ask for stories, not advice" is by Ted Cuzzillo and appeared first on Datadoodle. It's best to read it there! Related posts “Storytelling: Gimmick or Real?” My latest in Information Management People tell stories…
  • Stupid analytics gets them talking

    Ted Cuzzillo
    16 Mar 2015 | 8:35 pm
    If data analysis somehow ends up supporting an unwise choice, should we blame the data? Of course not, no more than we should blame a stethoscope for a bad medical diagnosis or fingerprints for a bad courtroom verdict. Common sense says the only ones responsible are the humans involved. Read more on Stupid analytics gets them talking… The post "Stupid analytics gets them talking" is by Ted Cuzzillo and appeared first on Datadoodle. It's best to read it there! Related posts Execs vs. data analysts gives us the Analytics Gap People who analyze data, collaborate! Data served…
  • People tell stories anyway

    Ted Cuzzillo
    13 Mar 2015 | 5:22 am
    People tell stories wherever they are, in every medium, day or night, in business or not. What can software do to help tell data stories? Give them templates? Force suddenly mute would-be storytellers into a best practice? Read more on People tell stories anyway… The post "People tell stories anyway" is by Ted Cuzzillo and appeared first on Datadoodle. It's best to read it there! Related posts Data storytelling will be bigger than data itself Do data and stories make an odd couple? No, you’re not a data storyteller yet YARPP powered by AdBistroPowered by…
  • Data industry’s breakthrough starts with a smile

    Ted Cuzzillo
    9 Mar 2015 | 12:18 pm
    The tweet stream running from Tableau’s presentation to the Boulder BI Brain Trust on Friday morning reflected one dominant reaction: awe. That’s easy when the product is a new shiny thing, but not so easy for number nine. As I said in one tweet, Tableau demos are always thrilling — no less than it was seven years ago. It’s magic, and it’s about time we give magic its due. Read more on Data industry’s breakthrough starts with a smile… The post "Data industry’s breakthrough starts with a smile" is by Ted Cuzzillo and appeared first on Datadoodle.
 
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  • Data Visualization and the New York Times

    Rick Sherman
    2 Apr 2015 | 10:03 am
    The New York Times article “Learning to See Data ”  discusses novel ways of gleaning valuable insights from the deluge of data by presenting it visually. One of the ways involves working with an artist named Daniel Kohn. “Advanced computing produces waves of abstract digital data that in many cases defy interpretation; there’s no way to discern a meaningful pattern in any intuitive way. To extract some order from this chaos, analysts need to continually reimagine the ways in which they represent their data — which is where Mr. Kohn comes in. He spent 10 years working with…
  • Data – Spreads like Kudzu, but Smells like a Rose

    Rick Sherman
    30 Mar 2015 | 9:51 am
    note: don't miss the link below to download a chapter of the BI Guidebook - From Data Integration to Analytics on Reed Elsivier's SciTech Connect blog. Data is everywhere in the enterprise, from large legacy systems to departmental databases and spread­sheets. No one controls all of it, it’s often duplicated erratically across systems, and the quality spans a wide range. You might say it spreads like kudzu, but despite the tendency for chaos, the bulk of data is the lifeblood of an enterprise. If it doesn’t smell like a rose – that is, if it’s not clean, current,…
  • Resources for Business Intelligence Instructors

    Rick Sherman
    26 Mar 2015 | 12:54 pm
    I'm a professor in my "spare" time, so I know how hard it is to find the time to create course materials. We have several resources available for professors and instructors at accredited colleges and universities who are using the Business Intelligence Guidebook in their courses. Syllabus - this is highly-detailed and includes 15 weeks of topics, suggested workshops, reading assignments, homework and grading criteria. An included template guides the schedule for installing BI software that is required for projects and workshops. This is based on the graduate course I teach at…
  • Operational BI process puts better business practices within reach

    Rick Sherman
    17 Feb 2015 | 7:53 am
    A new interview with me on TechTarget: As organizations increasingly look to use data analytics to help drive their business operations, accelerate decision making and improve their ability to respond to changing conditions, operational business intelligence tools and techniques have become much more mainstream, according to Rick Sherman, founder of consultancy Athena IT Solutions in Maynard, Mass. and author of the Business Intelligence Guidebook - From Data Integration to Analytics.  Operational BI is also becoming a more necessary component of running a business no matter what size a…
  • Upcoming TDWI Speakers in Boston

    Rick Sherman
    5 Feb 2015 | 10:14 am
    The other TDWI Boston chapter officers and I hope you will be able to carve out some time and attend one or more of our chapter meetings. To help you with your planning we have been able to lock in dates for all four of our upcoming chapter meetings as well as recruit top-level keynote-quality presenters for our meetings. We are therefore happy to present to you our upcoming schedule for the TDWI Boston chapter (networking/lunch at 12noon, as usual). I'll post reminders and registration links before each event, or visit the Boston chapter page to sign up. Thursday, March 12, 1pm – 5pm:…
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  • What The Heck Is Antifragile?

    Jonathan Becher
    13 Apr 2015 | 8:30 pm
    OK, an admission. I’ve been avoiding reading Antifragile, the latest but now three-year-old book by Nassim Nicholas Taleb. Nothing against Taleb; I follow him on twitter and really enjoyed his earlier books, The Black Swan and Fooled by Randomness. The buzz surrounding Antifragile was mixed. A friend of mine summed up his opinion in one word: ‘Eh’. I still remember a withering review in the NY Times that included this sentence: Unfortunately he delivers such lessons with bullying grandiosity and off-putting, self-dramatizing asides. Ouch. But this weekend, I finally read…
  • If you lose, don’t be beaten

    Jonathan Becher
    4 Apr 2015 | 5:42 pm
    On a recent transatlantic flight, I watched the movie Forever Strong which was “inspired by” incidents surrounding the Highland Rugby team in Salt Lake City, Utah. While the movie gets mixed reviews, I was intrigued enough by the story of Larry Gelwix, Highland’s head coach, that I decided to do a bit of research into his story. Gelwix coached the Highland Rugby team for 35 years, from its founding in 1976 until his retirement in 2011. During his tenure, Highland had an amazing 418 wins with only 10 losses – winning 20 of the 27 national rugby championships held. True to the movie,…
  • Quotes about Technology

    Jonathan Becher
    29 Mar 2015 | 11:12 pm
    In the past, I’ve compiled quotes about performance management and about failure. Here are some of my favorite ones about technology: “But they are useless. They can only give you answers.” Pablo Picasso, 1964 conversation with William Fifield about computers (source) “We tend to overestimate the effect of a technology in the short run and underestimate the effect in the long run.” Roy Amara, researcher and Past president of The Institute for the Future (source) “We are stuck with technology when what we really want is just stuff that works.” Douglas Adams,…
  • March Madness Metrics: 2015 Edition

    Jonathan Becher
    22 Mar 2015 | 6:26 pm
    It’s March Madness, Baby! Most readers will recognize this catch-phrase celebrating the annual NCAA men’s college basketball tournament whose opening rounds just concluded. The tournament includes 64 teams organized into four separate regions which play over three long weekends until deciding a champion. Some – including me – believe it’s the most exciting tournament in all of sports, due to its history of close games and dramatic finishes. While the term ‘March Madness’ is often used to describe the entire tournament, the opening four days which reduce the field from 64 teams…
  • We Don’t Recognize Our Own Biases

    Jonathan Becher
    8 Mar 2015 | 5:06 pm
    During my career, I’ve run a variety of group exercises designed to identify ways we could improve group performance. Typically my teams can identify areas of improvement but believe the challenges are with other people, not themselves. They suffer from the bias blind spot. The bias blind spot is the cognitive bias of failing to compensate for one’s own cognitive biases. The term was coined by Emily Pronin, a Princeton social psychologist, who showed in a series of experiments that people rate themselves as less vulnerable to biases than the average person. In her words, This…
 
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  • Using Big Data approaches to disaster response

    31 Mar 2015 | 8:22 pm
    One of the things I like best about technology is its use to solve problems that contribute to the improvement of society's quality of life in general. Yesterday, the U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF) and the Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST) announced joint support for 6 projects at universities in both countries that leverages Big Data and Data Analytics to transform disaster management for individuals and for society at-large. According the announce, when disaster strikes, it is critical that experts, decision makers and emergency personnel have access to real-time…
  • 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!
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  • Steps for Good Decision Making

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

    Marty O'Neill
    10 Mar 2015 | 10:49 am
    Anyone who has worked in a business that embraces the entrepreneurial spirit knows how exhilarating it is. You can feel a buzz in the air. The action on the shop floor and in the hallways is so intense that coming out of your office is like merging into rush­ hour traffic. Decisions are made on the fly without the need for formal meetings or approvals. The esprit de corps is palpable. The whole team pitches in to do what it takes to succeed. When entrepreneurial spirit permeates every corner of an organization, the entrepreneur lurking in each of us awakens. Think about what characterizes a…
  • Are You a Giver or Taker?

    Marty O'Neill
    12 Nov 2014 | 5:23 am
    Adam Grant has a sneaky way of getting under your skin!  The Wharton business school professor and author of the book “ Give and Take” really challenges you to look at the world and look at those you work with as givers, takers or matchers.  You can’t help but categorize yourself and just about every other colleague you’ve worked with over the years as you go through this terrific book.  At times you want to flinch, challenge his premises, but then he counters with one great study after another.  What makes the book eminently readable however, are the…
  • Book Review - “Hunting in a Farmer’s World”

    Marty O'Neill
    24 Jul 2014 | 8:59 am
    John Dini has been at this game for quite some time.  His book, “Hunting in a Farmer’s World” is an insightful discussion of why business owners are so often different from the people that work for them.  I was attracted to the title for multiple reasons.  On the first order, I’m a business owner and am always interested in how the minds’ of other business owners work.  Secondly, the celebration of the entrepreneur is a fascinating topic on its own, and thirdly, I grew up on a farm!  It was the trifecta! Dini takes a classic business paradoxes (leadership…
  • Multi-site Business? Deploy Voice in the Cloud, On-site or Leverage Both Models

    Marty O'Neill
    15 Jul 2014 | 6:41 am
    Guest post by Jeff Nolte, President of Chesapeake Telephone Systems in Millersville, Maryland. He can be reached at 410-850-4848 or jnolte@chesapeaketelephone.com   Phone systems have traditionally been deployed on-site, but the lure of the Cloud is strong.  Many multi-site businesses like a combination of both - deploying an on-site system at headquarters and Cloud systems for the branch offices.  IP networking enables all sites to be connected, providing a simplified dialing plan, consistent features, and centralized management.      On-Site There are many…
 
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  • WHY – The FRED67 Business To Business Referral Club.

    Administrator
    11 Apr 2015 | 8:08 am
    Firstly: …. I’d like to explain how and why this Business to Business Referral Club came about. All of my working life I have worked as a plasterer/plastering contractor. Firstly, almost exclusively commercial work; Sites, offices, warehouses, hotels etc, until I decided I was getting a bit old for that and moved mainly into private/domestic work for the remainder of my plastering life. One of the most common questions I would get asked was, did I know of other trades and services I could ‘trust’ and recommend, as finding reliable tradespeople or service providers is…
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  • Writing on SAS for R Users

    Ajay Ohri
    14 Apr 2015 | 12:58 am
    It might seem counter intuitive for me to write on SAS language for R users for the following reasons- 1) I have already written 2 books on R for Springer. Clearly R is my weapon of choice for data analysis. 2) R has been quite lucrative for me in my writing. It has positioned me…
  • Top 15 functions for Analytics in Python #python #rstats #analytics

    Ajay Ohri
    13 Apr 2015 | 10:01 pm
    Here is a list of top ten  fifteen functions for analysis in Python import (imports a particular package library in Python) getcwd (from os library) – get current working directory chdir (from os) -change directory listdir (from os ) -list files in the specified directory read_csv(from pandas) reads in a csv file objectname.info (like proc contents…
  • Random Thoughts on Cryptography

    Ajay Ohri
    13 Apr 2015 | 9:40 pm
    Some random thoughts while taking a walk in the park- 1) The inevitability of interception- Sooner or later, encrypted messages will be captured. 2) The cost of decryption- Decryption is inevitable. All the coder can do is increase the cost (time, money and computation) to the enemy 3) Signal/Noise- Introducing multiple algorithms to create random…
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  • New Mesa/Boogie

    3 Apr 2015 | 6:12 am
    Petaluma, CA (PRWEB) September 19, 2014 Mesa/Boogie
  • Complete Developer, LLC. Is Announcing Its Partnership with, and Leadership of, a New Strategic Partner in the High-Tech Industry, Social Media Visionaries

    31 Mar 2015 | 6:12 am
    Orlando, Florida (PRWEB) September 16, 2014 Complete Developer, LLC. is announcing a strategic partnership with Social Media Visionaries. Complete Developer develops professional internet and intranet websites and designs that focus on the user?s experience. They use website development to not only help market but also create business process efficiency by connecting social media platforms, CRM systems, accounting systems, back office and payment systems. Social Media Visionaries believes in the adage that ?if a business is not using social media, it will not be in business in five…
  • Binary Options Demo Accounts Of $100,000.00 Now Offered At Binary International To Help With ITM Software Training

    28 Mar 2015 | 6:16 am
    Boston, MA (PRWEB) May 30, 2014 Binary International, in response to overwhelming demand, has opened up new binary options demo accounts for software training. Each new trader who is testing trading software, whether from ITM Financial or another binary trading software provider, will have access to a free demo trading account with $ 100,000.00 of play money to get started. “We feel that traders really need to be comfortable with their software, their trading screens, and the speed at which trading can happen with software programs. This is a great way for a new or old trader to test…
  • Synergy Phoenix Makes 73% in First Year

    25 Mar 2015 | 6:13 am
    (PRWEB UK) 13 September 2014 Strategy Objective: To achieve medium to long-term capital growth by investing in a foreign exchange trading strategy to target an average return to investors of 1 ? 5% per Month. The strategy employs a selective investment in spot margin foreign exchange contracts, which aim to deliver consistent returns in, and remove the volatility of, rising and falling markets. Learn More… Synergy Financial Markets Pty Ltd is an independent Australian Financial Services provider that focuses primarily on currency management. Synergy is an innovator in…
  • Forex Broker Vantage FX Comments on the Already Crucial Role Apps Play in Trader?s Lives

    22 Mar 2015 | 6:13 am
    London (PRWEB UK) 2 September 2013 Just a few years ago, there was no such thing as smart phones. Now they are a key, if not crucial, part of every trader?s life. Instant access to a wealth of forex information through apps has become the norm, allowing more spontaneous decisions to be made and for traders to never be more than a few inches way from a live update on how the market is moving. Vantage FX?s Head of Market Analysis Jay Mawji commented: ?There are several companies offering news, technical indicators, alerts and trade signals through apps. ForexTrading.TV…
 
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    TIBCO Spotfire's Trends and Outliers

  • Spotfire Tips & Tricks: Accessing Third Party Data Sources Using RinR

    Erik Novik
    16 Apr 2015 | 6:57 am
    RinR is a TIBCO TERR package that enables an analyst to execute Open Source R commands. It is designed for special cases where TERR cannot execute the function directly. One of those use cases is accessing third party data sources that are not directly supported in Spotfire. By encapsulating data query code into a function, Spotfire gets access to all the data sources for which an R package is available. Since arbitrary data tables and document properties can be passed to a TERR function, this method allows for fully parameterized access to relational, Big Data, and NoSQL sources. The…
  • Anatomy of a Decision: Scalability and Governance

    Spotfire Blogging Team
    14 Apr 2015 | 5:55 am
    In the last article in our Anatomy of a Decision series, we described how important it is for data-driven organizations to insert analytcs into their daily workflow to increase user adoption. We also noted that for the use of data and analytics to become pervasive throughout the organization, analytics tools must be easy to access and simple to use for all types of roles. When front-line employees are able to easily retrieve and navigate analytics tools, adoption rates surge. This helps drive greater productivity, faster decision-making, time-to-market, and better business outcomes. In this…
  • California Crews Fight Wildfires Using Cloud Data

    Spotfire Blogging Team
    13 Apr 2015 | 6:40 am
    California crews are no longer just fighting wildfires with bulldozers, land equipment, and air tankers filled with water, fire retardant, or chemicals. Now, they have access to aerial photos, statistics on wind and moisture in the ground, and other related data they can use to prepare them better, according to an article in CIO magazine. The data, which is made available via a private cloud, helps firefighters and their supporting logistics teams respond more effectively to wildfires, according to Tim Garza, director of IT at the California Natural Resources Agency. The agency has…
  • Data Governance: Creating Uniformity, Transparency, and Knowledge for All

    Spotfire Blogging Team
    9 Apr 2015 | 5:55 am
    Analytics deliver the most value when the data supporting it is timely, accurate, and consistently defined. In order for data to meet those criteria, data governance elements must be in place. The benefits of a strong data governance program are many: Having a data governance program and initiative benefits organizations in many ways, including: Reduced costs Improved effectiveness and efficiency Automated and streamlined processes Standardization of procedures Improved decision-making Reduced risk Greater transparency Heightened accountability When is it time to implement a formal data…
  • Predictive Analytics: Do You See Tomorrow?

    Spotfire Blogging Team
    8 Apr 2015 | 6:18 am
    Do you want to know what the future will bring? Predicting future business outcomes, once thought to be a luxury known only to data scientists, is now becoming more ubiquitous—available to business users and knowledge workers across all functions of an organization, like sales, marketing, operations, customer service, etc. Today’s predictive analytics technology allows organizations and empowers business users of all skill levels to make sense of their business data, improve forecasts, and gain a better understanding of their customers, as well as identify and respond to new opportunities…
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  • NoPanels facilitates Funding for Startups #nopanels

    pemo
    23 Mar 2015 | 9:00 am
    Nancy Hayes, CoFounder Moolahoop spoke to us @LAUNCH Festival 2015. She was one of the nonpanelists @NoPanels Summer 2014 & an entrepreneur she spoke with received investment in his startup as a result of that conversation.
 
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    Statspotting!

  • Medium Has As Many Unique Visitors As The Guardian Has In The US

    junior
    17 Apr 2015 | 1:31 pm
    We spotted this stat today: “Medium has grown to a robust 25 million unique visitors (self-reported) each month. (For comparison, that’s roughly the same as ComScore’s estimate for the British newspaper The Guardian‘s US unique viewers in March” Source 25 Million uniques a month is not jaw-dropping. But getting there in just 3 years definitely is. For Interesting Statistics Everyday, Find Statspotting on Facebook and Follow Statspotting on Twitter The post Medium Has As Many Unique Visitors As The Guardian Has In The US appeared first on Statspotting!.
  • Which Smartphone Maker Just Sold 2.12 Million Smartphones In 12 Hours?

    junior
    8 Apr 2015 | 7:46 pm
    It’s not a two-player race after all. We spotted this stat today: “By the end of the 12-hour long festival, Xiaomi sold a total of 2.12 million smartphones and recorded a total revenue of RMB 2.08 billion (~$335 million US). This is compared to the 1.3 million phones sold at last year’s festival. In addition, the company sold over 38,000 Mi TVs, 200,000 Mi Bands and 247,000 Mi Power Strips. Xiaomi says total revenue from accessories alone totaled roughly RMB 190 million.” Source Digest that. For Interesting Statistics Everyday, Find Statspotting on Facebook and Follow…
  • Stunning: Only Three New Banks Are Formed Every Year

    junior
    26 Mar 2015 | 5:08 pm
    This could be a net positive – we spotted this stat today – “The rate of new-bank formation has slipped from an average of around 100 per year since 1990 to an average of only about three per year since 2010, write Roisin McCord, Edward Simpson Prescott and Tim Sablik.” Source For Interesting Statistics Everyday, Find Statspotting on Facebook and Follow Statspotting on Twitter The post Stunning: Only Three New Banks Are Formed Every Year appeared first on Statspotting!.
  • China Used More Cement In The Last Three Years Than The U.S Used In The Entire 20th Century

    junior
    25 Mar 2015 | 9:59 pm
    We never realized Bill Gates was into Statspotting – we spotted this stunning stat today: “China Used More Cement In The Last Three Years Than The U.S Used In The Entire 20th Century” Source We are not too sure how to digest this stat – but definitely is an important stat with a broad impact. For Interesting Statistics Everyday, Find Statspotting on Facebook and Follow Statspotting on Twitter The post China Used More Cement In The Last Three Years Than The U.S Used In The Entire 20th Century appeared first on Statspotting!.
  • Angry Birds Not Happy: Rovio Says Profit Fell 73 Percent in 2014

    junior
    19 Mar 2015 | 5:19 am
    Bad year for the maker of Angry Birds – we spotted this stat today – “Mobile games maker Rovio reported its operating profit fell 73 percent last year due to a drop in its licensing business, a latest sign its breakthrough Angry Birds brand is losing its appeal.” Source For Interesting Statistics Everyday, Find Statspotting on Facebook and Follow Statspotting on Twitter The post Angry Birds Not Happy: Rovio Says Profit Fell 73 Percent in 2014 appeared first on Statspotting!.
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    Smedio - Business Ideas Worth Sharing

  • How to Effectively Upsell and Cross-Sell [#infofraphic]

    Douglas Idugboe
    30 Mar 2015 | 8:57 am
    Are you familiar with upselling and cross-selling? If not, let me start by defining both terms to you: Upselling is a sales strategy that presents a buyer the chance to upgrade a purchase to a related product or service with more features and add-ons, often for more money, to increase a purchase volume. Cross-selling is similar to upselling. However, it is the process of selling different product or service to existing customers, again, to increase purchase volume. As a business, if you’re to grow at exponential rate, you should upsell and cross-sell with every sale whenever possible.
  • Why Mobile Gaming is the New Landscape for Advertising

    Douglas Idugboe
    23 Mar 2015 | 10:12 am
    What does mobile gaming mean for advertisers? Advertising relies on a fairly fundamental principle: put your product where the eyes are. No matter how good a product or service may be, if people don’t know about it, then it might as well not exist at all. Many good products have failed to live up to their potential due to poor advertising (and it’s probably true that many more inferior products have found great success through the power of advertising alone). This principle explains why, increasingly, advertisers are starting to look at mobile gaming. There were 144 million mobile…
  • A Day in the Life of a Digital Marketer

    Douglas Idugboe
    18 Mar 2015 | 11:31 pm
    A Digital Marketer engage in a lot of digital marketing activities to attain her objectives. What is digital marketing? It is the engine that drives today’s business, big or small. Effective digital marketing is the marketing that bridges electronic technology with psychology in the marketplace. How a Digital Marketer operate this engine to drive a business forward is what this infographic is all about. Here’s a day in the life of a Digital Marketer: Source: Best Marketing Degrees The post A Day in the Life of a Digital Marketer appeared first on Smedio - Business Ideas Worth…
  • How to Get Customers Without Spending Any Money

    Douglas Idugboe
    13 Mar 2015 | 12:03 pm
    Every business wants to know how to get customers without spending any money. The early stages of micro star-ups may actually demand ingenious ways to make that happen if they must survive. If any business, big or small, is to survive in the long haul, it must understand and operate in the customer-lifeblood principle that says, “without sales, there’s no business.” In this infographic produced by Quicksprout, titled How to Get Customers without Spending Any Money, you’re going to learn 9 simplified ways your business can get customers without spending any money.
  • The Ultimate Guide to Creating a Killer Explainer Video

    Douglas Idugboe
    27 Feb 2015 | 10:54 am
    It used to cost multiple thousands of dollars, and was tedious, to create explainer videos. Now that explainer video creation tools like VideoMakerFX have made it easy and affordable to create, this infographic created by Quicksprout serves as an “Ultimate Guide to Creating a Killer Explainer Video”. With this infographic, in combination with explainer video creation tools like VideoMakerFX, you now have what you need to create killer explainer videos that convert. Source: Quicksprout The post The Ultimate Guide to Creating a Killer Explainer Video appeared first on Smedio -…
 
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    logianalytics.com

  • Best Practices for Addressing Self-Service: Part 3

    ccaldwell
    1 Apr 2015 | 8:53 am
    Analysts have regularly said that the ceiling for BI adoption is 30%. However, we found that only 22% of business users have and use self-service analytics tools. This 8% gap is an opportunity for more end users to make data-driven decisions. And who knows, maybe by delivering the right type of self-service tools to the right users, you may go well beyond the “ceiling” of adoption. How can you get there? Here are a few tips for driving user adoption: read more
  • Best Practices for Addressing Self-Service: Part 2

    ccaldwell
    31 Mar 2015 | 7:35 pm
    Agile software development has seen a lot of success, but applying Agile to BI has been a struggle. This is also one of the key reasons that organizations have not been able to address the continuum of self-service needs. With the right set of tools in place, you’ll want to adapt your processes to adopt key Agile practices to make your organization more effective at all aspects of BI. read more
  • Best Practices for Addressing Self-Service: Part 1

    ccaldwell
    30 Mar 2015 | 7:28 pm
    We believe one of the main reasons that self-service tools have yet to be widely adopted within organizations, is that the most of the self-service tools on the market today are aimed at one type of person, typically either an IT technologist or a sophisticated data analyst. However, that one-size-fits-all approach doesn’t satisfy the unique needs and skill sets of business users who are also looking to leverage self-service analytics. Here are a few best practices for helping you determine what type of self-service tools your users need: read more
  • Fulfilling the Promise of Self-Service

    ccaldwell
    27 Mar 2015 | 7:59 am
    One thing that we hear consistently in our conversations with companies is that everyone, including both IT and business users, wants self-service analytics. Businesses are looking to become more data-driven, and users want to be able to analyze data without having to constantly rely on IT. read more
  • The Future of Big Data in Healthcare

    Ameen Mirdamadi
    20 Mar 2015 | 12:31 pm
    “Big Data” has been a big buzzword for the past several years, but organizations weren’t really sure how to tackle it. It’s really been in the past two years that these organizations have been able to use this data to find new insights to improve or make actionable changes. read more
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    Red Wing Software Blog

  • Did You Know?

    My name
    13 Apr 2015 | 6:28 am
    Did you know that you can view previous newsletters from Red Wing Software? Simply sign in to our web site, and click on My Red Wing Software in the upper right corner of the home page. You will be taken to your own personal Red Wing Software dashboard. You will see a heading entitled NEWSLETTERS where you can choose and view the newsletter by the month.
  • Notes from the President

    My name
    7 Apr 2015 | 11:38 am
    Data security and privacy is an important topic at Red Wing Software. We understand whenever data is shared with us, or any other trusted advisor, you expect and deserve complete confidence that your information is protected from inappropriate use. On a number of occasions, and as a regular part of our customer service, customers give us access to their private/personal information by providing us access to their computers using a support tool. Sometimes, when our support staff is helping troubleshoot an issue, they will take control of your computer, and step through processes that help you…
  • Support Has Ended for AgCHEK and Perception Customers

    My name
    3 Apr 2015 | 12:35 pm
    Red Wing Software has discontinued support services andproduct upgrades for all AgCHEK and Perception products as of March 31, 2015. Red Wing Software has put together a process to help AgCHEK and Perception users transition to CenterPoint. To speak with a consultant, please call 800-732-9464.
  • Believing These 3 Myths about Accounting Software Keeps You from Growing

    My name
    26 Mar 2015 | 11:35 am
    Using an accounting system that can′t handle your business needs can be detrimental to the growth of your business. Check out these three myths about accounting software and see if your business is being held back. Myth 1: It′s better to stay with my current accounting system than spend time and money on something new. It may be tempting to stick with the accounting program your business has been using for many years. Moving to a new system takes time and effort, and it also means your accounting team will need to learn the new system. After many years of using the same system,…
  • Did You Know?

    My name
    9 Mar 2015 | 10:44 am
    You can stay up-to-date with the latest product updates and utilities available for download by accessing them through the Red Wing Software web site. From our web site, you can view the latest list of enhancements for all CenterPoint products by selecting Downloads from the top menu and then choosing your product from the drop-down menu. Once you are on your products download page, you can then view the What's New documentation by clicking the link included in the Updates section of the page. Customers with a current Customer Care Membership can also download the latest versions from the…
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    insideBIGDATA

  • Birst Launches New Technology Partnership with Tableau Software

    Daniel Gutierrez
    18 Apr 2015 | 6:00 am
    Birst, a global leader in Cloud BI and Analytics, announced today a technology partnership with Tableau Software (NYSE: DATA), a global leader in rapid-fire, easy-to-use business analytics. This product integration brings Tableau’s powerful visual analytics to Birst’s agile and scalable Cloud BI data platform through an ODBC connector.
  • Visualization of the Week: Jackie Robinson vs. Everyone

    Daniel Gutierrez
    17 Apr 2015 | 1:00 pm
    In honor of "Jackie Robinson Day", our friend Ryan Sleeper uses Tableau Public to compare Robinson's stats with every other player that came before him.
  • Big Data Humor: One Order of Magic Please

    Daniel Gutierrez
    17 Apr 2015 | 9:00 am
    That’s the problem with being a data scientist, people want you to “work your magic” … whatever that means! Sign up for the free insideBIGDATA newsletter.
  • Datameer’s Stefan Groschupf on the ODP

    Daniel Gutierrez
    17 Apr 2015 | 6:00 am
    In the latest episode of "Big Data & Brews" perspectives, our friend Datameer CEO, Stefan Groschupf, discusses the benefit of organizations like the Open Data Platform (ODP) and the Apache Foundation.
  • Big Data Technology for Manufacturing

    Daniel Gutierrez
    16 Apr 2015 | 1:00 pm
    This article is the third in an editorial series with a goal to provide strategic direction for enterprise thought leaders in the manufacturing sector for ways of leveraging the big data technology stack in support of analytics proficiencies designed to work more independently and effectively in today’s climate of striving to increase the value of corporate data assets.
 
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    Revolutions

  • R 3.2.0 released

    David Smith
    17 Apr 2015 | 9:22 am
    The R Core Team announced yesterday that the latest update to R, R 3.2.0 (codename: "Full of Ingredients") is now available. As of this writing the source bundle is available for download, but Mac and Windows binaries aren't yet available. You should be able to download them from your local CRAN mirror in the next day or so. This is the annual major update to R, but looking at the NEWS file, there are no huge user-facing changes that will affect the way you use R. In fact, many of the changes this time round have happened behind the scenes to improve R's engine for…
  • R User Group Meetings this week in the Bay Area and around the world

    Joseph Rickert
    16 Apr 2015 | 9:55 am
    by Joseph Rickert Tracking R user group meetings is a good way to stay informed about what's happening in the R world. On Tuesday the Bay Area useR Group (BARUG) met at AdRoll in San Francisco. It was a mini-conference with 6 talks: Bryan Galvin our host at AdRoll (many thanks for the pizza and beer) kicked off the evening by showing how his company has created Sparkle, a big-league workflow for deploying Shiny Apps. Shivaram Venkataraman of Amplab gave an overview of SparkR, highlighting new features and giving a preview of what's coming. Perry de Valpine presented NIMBLE, a new…
  • Using R in Myanmar (and other low-bandwidth environments)

    David Smith
    15 Apr 2015 | 6:18 am
    R is already in use in well over 100 cities around the world, and now we can add another to the list: Yangon, Myanmar. Ben Marwick is a trainer with Software Carpentry (a non-profit organization devoted to improving basic computing skills among researchers in science, engineering, medicine, and other disciplines), and last month he visited the University of Yangon to teach 23 archaeologists how to use R. Software Carpentry maintains a number of useful resources for teaching R, and Ben began with the "Programming in R" tutorial to get the students familiar with the R command line.
  • RPowerLabs: Electric power system virtual laboratories online

    Joseph Rickert
    14 Apr 2015 | 8:30 am
    by Ben UbahFounder, RPowerLabs No disregard to R's colleagues, R is pioneering the creation of online virtual electric power system laboratories via RPowerLABS. RPowerLABS is a project, with the vision of deploying online, a vast array of highly demanded power system simulations for teaching and research using R. It started as an attempt to apply R to electric power system simulations as seen here. This is one important application of R that hopes to assist electrical power engineering academics in developing nations who are restricted by costly commercial tools and give the…
  • Because it's Friday: Slow Light

    David Smith
    13 Apr 2015 | 2:00 pm
    Space is big. Really big. And, surprisingly, is still seems positively enormous even at the speed of light. Hop on this spaceship of the imagination, ignore the effects of time dilation, and follow a photon from the sun to beyond Jupiter in this humbling video by Alphonse Swinehart: Even travelling at the speed of light, it takes more than 40 minutes to get from the Sun to Jupiter ... and that's peanuts compared entire Solar System, let alone the Milky Way Galaxy. If you have a second monitor, I recommend popping this video on it, putting it full-screen, and enjoying the ride in the…
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    Blog

  • When Data Geeks Tweet: #Domopalooza Highlights

    Kristi Boyce
    16 Apr 2015 | 12:26 pm
    Last week, Marshawn Lynch threw signed footballs into a standing-room-only crowd at Domopalooza 2015. And that was before the party started. Whether you showed up early for sold-out bootcamp classes and a swanky welcome reception, or arrived Wednesday morning to hear Josh James announce a massive round of funding ($200 million) a jaw-dropping valuation ($2 billion), and unveil Domo’s business management platform to the world, Domopalooza was a conference unlike any other. With more than 81 million impressions of #domopalooza on Twitter, the hype never stopped. That’s a lot of talk to…
  • 10 Twitter accounts you need to follow at Domopalooza.

    Sean McGowan
    3 Apr 2015 | 3:48 pm
    Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls: Domopalooza has arrived (well, almost). This new breed of business conference combines the best of tech, BI, thought leadership, music and outdoor leisure into one ultimate experience. Attendees will be hearing from the likes of Billy Beane and Facebook’s COO Sheryl Sandberg, celebrating with the likes of Robin Thicke and hitting the slopes with the best snow on earth. Yeah, it’s that epic. Oh, and it’s also the inaugural user event for a company that already has over 1,000 enterprise customers. NBD. Whether you’ll be joining us in Salt Lake or…
  • How to convince your boss to send you to Domopalooza: 4 strategies that will work like a charm

    Darren Perucci
    24 Mar 2015 | 10:34 am
    Domopalooza is 13 days away. 13 days! The event is shaping up to be unlike any conference you’ve ever been to. (Professional learning all day long and entertainment like Robin Thicke, Ludacris and Kid Ink all night long). If you need some help convincing your boss it’s worth your time (and theirs) to send you to Domopalooza, here are a few tips. Tip #1: Bring it back to the business The best and brightest minds in data, analytics and business management are attending. Not only will you learn from world experts like Sheryl Sandberg, Billy Beane, Jer Thorp, Rita Sallam and Josh James,…
  • 3 killer courses you can’t miss at Domopalooza Bootcamp

    Mark Willder
    12 Mar 2015 | 2:38 pm
    Hey genius! Yeah, you. Are you a new Domo user hoping to learn how to navigate your way around the platform? A grizzled data veteran eager to learn more about how you can load your company’s data into Domo? Or perhaps a business analyst hoping to create more compelling visualizations that upper management can use to implement the corporate vision? Then Domo University’s Bootcamp courses at Domopalooza are the right place for you. Domo is an incredibly powerful business management platform. Over a thousand high-profile customers use Domo globally for a variety of mission-critical tasks.
  • How Sheryl Sandberg is Changing the Leadership Game

    Kristi Boyce
    4 Mar 2015 | 12:16 pm
    With 1.39 billion active monthly users, Facebook processes immense amounts of data every single day. The person managing that operation is Sheryl Sandberg—a visionary executive who’s changing the way people think about business. We’re ecstatic to announce Ms. Sandberg as a keynote speaker at Domopalooza next month! As author of a New York Times bestselling book, she is hardly a stranger to high-profile leadership roles. “Leadership,” Ms. Sandberg says, “is about making others better as a result of your presence and making sure that impact lasts in your absence.” Before…
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    Procurement Leaders Blog

  • Speak the language of the business. Comprende?

    16 Apr 2015 | 10:15 am
    Procurement achieving status as a valued business partner hinges on self-liberation from the classical language of sourcing It’s perhaps a misleading headline, because in reality procurement should be well versed in a variety of “business” or “functional” languages. Work that the purchasing division does, the value it delivers, is for the benefit of the business. So why do we have such a hard time showing it? The problem is one of language. The rhetoric of cost and of savings and of procurement process scarcely makes for scintillating discussion with business…
  • New Thinking in Category Strategy Development: Plastic at Cathay Pacific

    16 Apr 2015 | 3:48 am
    As category managers move along the path to better (and more sustainable) procurement, developing solid category strategies is an important step in the process. In this, the last of four guest posts, Procurement Leaders invites BSR’s Tara Norton to focus on a fundamental element of the procurement process: category strategies. As category managers move along the path to better (and more sustainable) procurement, developing solid category strategies is an important step in the process. Procurement managers use category strategies to hone in on the most important considerations…
  • The Future Of Training Lies In Mentoring

    14 Apr 2015 | 4:44 am
    Mentoring has become a popular learning and development vehicle among younger staff, but its merits are promising for the senior-most staff as well.  Among the more junior population, mentoring has become popular at modern organisations. When I recently conducted research into the type of training procurement teams invest in, I was a bit surprised to find out that 65% provide learning and development to their staff in the shape of both mentoring and on-the-job training. Many of them have set up formal arrangements whereby experienced senior staff help novices learn the ropes. In that…
  • Law – Enigmatic Profession Or Business Venture?

    14 Apr 2015 | 4:38 am
    Deregulation of the legal services market is set to continue to shake up the world of law. As more countries allow non-lawyers to have financial stakes within law firms, it is arguable that the profession of practising law will become merely another investable venture. However, such measures could make access to legal services much easier in a financial sense, as well as apply downward pressure on the seemingly sky-high prices commanded by top lawyers. Opinions will naturally be divided on whether allowing non-lawyers to have a vested interest in firms is a good thing, but one thing is for…
  • Ten Challenges For Future Leaders In Procurement

    14 Apr 2015 | 3:14 am
    CPOs face one of the most complex roles in an organisation and in order to fulfil this expectation to deliver ‘procurement extraordinaire’ within an uncertain business climate, tomorrow’s function heads will need to work on developing the following skills: As part of the I Am A Procurement Leaders campaign, procurement practitioners have been invited to guest blog and look ahead to what they see as the path to becoming a leader of tomorrow’s function. In this post, Dhanraj Shah, senior buyer for Vanderlande Industries looks at key skills necessary to help realize…
 
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    Jive Syndication Feed

  • What does the TOTAL qualifier do?

    Jennell McIntire
    17 Apr 2015 | 2:06 pm
    @What does the TOTAL qualifier do when used in a chart expression?  I have used TOTAL in an expression when I want to perform an aggregation across all dimensions.  For instance, if I need to show the percentage of employees in a specific
  • Important Information for QlikView Server 11.20 SR10 administrators using Microsoft Internet Information Services

    Gregory Hood
    15 Apr 2015 | 1:28 pm
    Dear QlikView Server AdministratorsWe have released an official Update for QlikView 11.20 Service Release 10 (SR10), build 11.20.12758 which replaces 11.20.12742 on our download site.  There are no code changes in QlikView included in this update, the only changes are in the installation file.   If you have not yet installed QlikView 11.20 SR10 and plan to do so, you should use the SR10 Update. If you use QlikView Server 11.20.12742 SR10 with QlikView Webserver, you can continue using 11.20.12742.  If you use QlikView Server 11.20.12742 SR10 with Microsoft Internet…
  • QlikView 11.20 SR11 Beta is now available

    Irena Calovska
    13 Apr 2015 | 2:07 am
    QlikView version 11.20 Service Release 11 Beta is now available to existing customers and partners. This Service release contains more than 250 bug fixes and some improved functionality:• QVS stabilityA number of improvements have been made and several bugs have been fixed regarding QVS stability, both in single and clustered environments. The improvements will be most noticeable in high-pressure clustered scenarios.• QDS improvementsA number of improvements have been done regarding QDS reliability in clustered environments. We recommend all customers with clustered QDS…
  • Relatório AD-HOC

    Yuri Nicolett
    12 Apr 2015 | 11:55 am
    Fala pessoal, tudo beleza? Afinal, o que é e como construir um relatório ad-hoc? Em primeiro lugar precisamos entender o termo ad-hoc. Sempre que utilizamos o termo ad-hoc, estamos se referindo a algo temporário e que se destina para um fim específico. Neste tipo de relatório, geralmente, construímos um tabelão em que o usuário seleciona as dimensões e expressões que necessitam visualizar. Engraçado é a palavra temporário, pois se tratando de uma ferramenta super poderosa um simples tabelão…
  • How to Analyze your Outlook Email using Qlik Sense

    Arthur Lee
    11 Apr 2015 | 2:59 pm
    I recently wrote a post on LinkedIn about using Qlik Sense for visual analytics & GTD on emails.  I am releasing the Qlik Sense App and documentation on how to get it working.  This is personal project to help improve my time with email so I am looking for any and all suggestions. Pre-requisitesWindows 7+ OS (sorry Mac fans, I am using VMware Fusion); 64 BitMicrosoft OutlookQlik Sense 1.1 Performance NoteQlik Sense is an in-memory solution so the faster CPU and more RAM - the better.  Performance is very fast for Qlik Sense - typically a few seconds per query -…
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    Intelligent Head Quarters

  • The Kairos Society: Helping Young Entrepreneurs Willing To Innovate

    Paula Newton
    17 Apr 2015 | 11:00 pm
    The Kairos Society: Helping Young Entrepreneurs Willing To Innovate The Kairos Society is an innovative organisation headquartered in San Francisco that works with young entrepreneurs from universitites around the world, to help them to be able to innovate. The society helps young entrepreneurs from the idea stage through to the execution with a goal of helping them to solve problems and to be able to scale the impact that the entrepreneurs can have. The Kairos Society works on the basis that: “There has never been a better time for young entrepreneurs to solve problems.” The choice of…
  • Studying At The United Nations University

    Paula Newton
    16 Apr 2015 | 11:00 pm
    United Nations University is a postgraduate teaching organisation that also operates as a global think tank. The organisation has a mission to: “Contribute through collaborative research and education, to efforts to resolve the pressing global problems of human survival, development and welfare that are the concern of the United Nations, its Peoples and Member States.” The Institution works together with other universities and research institutes located in United Nations member states, developing links between the international academic community. United Nations University (UNU) has been…
  • Why People Unfollow Brands on Social Media

    Paula Newton
    15 Apr 2015 | 11:00 pm
    Why People Unfollow Brands on Social Media You’ve set up your social media and you feel as if you’ve been doing a pretty good job for your business. But every day you see that you are getting people that are unfollowing your brand. “What is going on?” you ask yourself. Thanks to Fractl and BuzzStream, who produced a really helpful infographic on this subject, one can become aware of the reasons why people are unsubscribing your brand. To understand why your followers are leaving can be very helpful as it will give you insight on what  you can do to improve your social media…
  • Why Your Content Needs Relevant Images

    Paula Newton
    14 Apr 2015 | 11:03 pm
    Why Your Content Needs Relevant Images It’s probably not news to most people that content online is significantly enhanced by relevant images. As we all know to get more people to pay attention to your online content could be as easy as putting up a photo or a video with it to attract more interest. As David Hall (2015) explains, reporting for Social Media Today, visuals have been found to be instrumental in driving social media engagement, as well as getting people to share your content. We are visually programmed for visuals Some helpful information that you may want right up front is…
  • The UK Manifesto for Transforming Finance

    Paula Newton
    13 Apr 2015 | 11:00 pm
    The UK Manifesto for Transforming Finance In the run up to the United Kingdom’s General Election, many people reflect on what has happened in the recent past, to try to help them to select a party that will best suit the needs of them and the country, in their view. Looking back on the recent past, one of the factors that was an influencer in the last election in 2010 was the economic recession. The world economic downturn had happened in 2008, and the economy was still reeling. We are now more than seven years on from the onset of that recession and many feel that the problems that…
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  • Know who is on your simulation team!

    Brian Harrington
    31 Mar 2015 | 4:40 am
    Whether you are new to simulation or an expert; the success of your projects greatly stems from the collection of your peers that make up the team. Discrete event simulation projects usually are attempting to breathe realistic life into your plans and proposals.  They become the prototype of the new process or facility; well ahead of implementation. To assure that your model will be accepted as a true predictor of the future, you must be readily able to defend your assumptions and data-sets. Your company might have several sources and reports for measuring its performance. How does the team…
  • Does your simulation project have a “Project Champion”?

    Brian Harrington
    12 Mar 2015 | 7:03 am
    The role of the Project Champion is critical to the success of the overall analysis; especially when it comes to implementation. The Project Champion is usually a management personnel who owns the process. They have a completely different role than the overall management of the simulation team. Often the two perspectives differ because the Project Champion deals with the daily tasks of managing the facility. As with most cross-functional projects, the roles & responsibilities within a simulation team are critical to the overall success of the project. Please stay tuned for our next…
  • Friday Tip – Use a Spreadsheet to Generate Batched Arrivals by Day

    admin
    20 Feb 2015 | 9:31 am
    Many users found using a CSV to generate arrivals very useful, so we decided we’d write a similar tip but instead using internal spreadsheets as an interface. This can be used in scenarios where large quantities of goods come at a regular interval, and where the quantities remain static. The first thing we will do is create an internal spreadsheet called ssArrivals. To do this, navigate to the Data and Rules Tab, and then select Information Store. We now want to set up our spreadsheet like in the image below. This is to create an interface that other users can then use to input new data to…
  • Friday Tip: Loading from a silo and unloading to a hopper

    liam
    6 Feb 2015 | 8:10 am
    Check out this 5 minute video tutorial simulating loading material from a silo and transporting it to a hopper. If you have SIMUL8 installed, you can also view the simulation here.  
  • Happy Holidays from Everyone at SIMUL8 Corporation!

    laura
    23 Dec 2014 | 2:03 am
    It’s been another busy year at SIMUL8 Corporation, and as it comes to an end we just want to say a big thank you to each and every one of our users. We’ve held a number of events and attended many conferences throughout the year and it’s been great to see everyone there and find out how simulation is making a difference in your organization. 2015 is set to be another big year and we want to work even more closely with you so we can provide the software and resources that you need. There are already a whole variety of events planned and we can’t wait to tell you more…
 
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    BambooHR Blog

  • Positivity: The Trait All Recruiters Should Look For

    Jeana Quigley
    17 Apr 2015 | 11:10 am
    Have you ever had a job opening that you wanted to fill with someone that fit within this perfect puzzle piece? How long did it take you to fill that position? Sure, the applicants should have knowledge and passion for the specific skills you’re looking for. Yes, that’s important. But recruiters can still get great […] The post Positivity: The Trait All Recruiters Should Look For appeared first on BambooHR Blog.
  • Onboarding: Want Brand Advocates? Start ‘em Early

    Jeana Quigley
    16 Apr 2015 | 9:58 am
    Onboarding isn’t about paperwork and signatures. No, it’s so much more than that. (HR software can take care of a lot of that for you before a new hire even shows up on day one.) It’s about getting your new people comfortable and adjusted and, well, familiar with your company. But most importantly, your product […] The post Onboarding: Want Brand Advocates? Start ‘em Early appeared first on BambooHR Blog.
  • 15 Creative Benefit Ideas for Happy, Productive Employees

    Kelsie Davis
    15 Apr 2015 | 7:34 am
    You’ve probably heard about some companies that offer their people pretty great benefits. From free food to multiple months of paid time off for new parents, companies are pulling out all the stops—and with good reason. Companies that effectively appreciate the value of employees enjoy a return on equity and assets more than three times […] The post 15 Creative Benefit Ideas for Happy, Productive Employees appeared first on BambooHR Blog.
  • Recruiting: Where’s the Line Between Applicants Embellishing and Lying?

    Jeana Quigley
    14 Apr 2015 | 7:53 am
    Anyone in a growing company knows the pains around hiring. One universal trait that most recruiters want in an applicant for pretty much any job is trust. The sad thing is that people lie on resumes. Happens all the time. The more hiring I do, the more easily the lies jump out on resumes or […] The post Recruiting: Where’s the Line Between Applicants Embellishing and Lying? appeared first on BambooHR Blog.
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    A Smarter Planet Blog

  • The End of Moore’s Law and the Search for the Next Switch

    Steve Hamm
    15 Apr 2015 | 9:01 pm
    John Kelly, SVP, IBM By John E. Kelly III It’s amazing for me to recall that in 1980 when I came to IBM Research out of graduate school, engineers were striving to design chips containing 100,000 transistors–those tiny electronic switches that process and store data. Today, it’s common to put five or six billion transistors on a sliver of silicon. Gordon Moore and Intel co-founder Robert Noyce in 1970 This remarkable achievement is the fulfillment of a prediction made in 1965 by industry pioneer Gordon Moore: that the number of components on a chip would double every year for the…
  • A Big Data, Hadoop Contest for Social Good

    Guest
    15 Apr 2015 | 12:23 pm
    Watch Flu Spread: A granular visualization of historic and forecasted influenza exposure in the U.S. By Anjul Bhambhri It’s estimated that 2.5 quintillion bytes of data are created every day from sources such as email and collaboration tools, including posts to social media sites, digital pictures and videos, and purchase transactions, just to name a few. As the tools for making sense of Big Data become more widely – and more expertly – applied, and the types of data that are available for analysis diversify, the opportunity to use Big Data for social good intensifies. These massive…
  • Innovation Runs Deep in IBM Fellows

    Chris Nay
    15 Apr 2015 | 9:05 am
    The 2015 IBM Fellows: (L to R) Steve Fields, Jing Shyr, John Smith, Michael Factor, Berni Schiefer, Jim Sexton, Chitra Dorai, Mickey Iqbal, Donna Dillenberger, Bala Rajaraman By Chris Nay On average, IBM bestows its top technical rank of Fellow upon only five employees per year. That adds up to 257 who have earned the title over the program’s 52 year history. And those who hold it are recognized not only across IBM, but throughout the industry and around the world for leading innovation that will change the future. Fellows program founder, Gardiner Tucker, recently recalled an example of…
  • Changing the Game in Healthcare Starts with Nursing

    Steve Hamm
    13 Apr 2015 | 9:14 pm
    By Judy Murphy One of the most stressful parts of a nurse’s job is the so-called “handover,” which occurs at the beginning of the shift–typically at 7 a.m. or 7 p.m. In a matter of minutes, they have to find out which patients have been assigned to them, get reports from the nurses who handled those patients during the previous shift, and plan everything for their shift, from administering medications and scheduling procedures to giving baths and doing assessments –all the while being aware of activities that are already on the books for each patient. Talk about…
  • Watson Health: Empowering Patients and Transforming Healthcare

    Steve Hamm
    13 Apr 2015 | 2:00 pm
    Kyu Rhee, Chief Health Officer, IBM By Kyu Rhee, MD, MPP There was an interesting decision to make within IBM about what to call a new business organization that we’re announcing today. Should it be named Watson Health or Watson Healthcare? “Health” is an aspiration, for individuals and society. “Healthcare” describes an industry primarily focused on treating diseases. While healthcare is essential, it represents just one of many factors that determine whether people live long and healthy lives. Some other critical factors are genetics, geography, behaviors, social/environmental…
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    Inspiration and Marketing Strategies for Entrepreneurs

  • Marketing Strategies – Survive or Thrive in Your Business?

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

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

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

    Tammy Hawk-Bridges
    11 Feb 2015 | 7:05 pm
    If you want to grow your reach and make more money in your business the process by which you make that happen is called marketing. 1 million new micro businesses start up every year (A micro business is made up of 1 or 2 people.). 80% of those 1 million businesses won’t break 50K in annual revenue (Notice I didn’t say profit- I said revenue). Why? There are lots of reasons but in many cases marketing is the missing piece. They’re too small minded about their business. (Sorry, I’m not trying to be mean here, just honest :-).) Small Mind = Small Profits Most people will get…
  • Entrepreneur Education – Declutter To Make More Money in Your Business

    Tammy Hawk-Bridges
    5 Feb 2015 | 7:14 am
    You know what’s really cool about what I do? I get to tell people how to make more money. If they have a valid business idea, I can tell them how to build a process to bridge the gaps and be more profitable. Given the right person that’s willing to roll up their sleeves and get really serious, I can succeed every time. However, one of the things I learned first as a sales trainer back in my corporate days that still holds true today in my life as an entrepreneur mentor is that people who are messy and unorganized will struggle. You cannot build profitability in chaos. When I was a…
 
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    Asia Business News

  • City Spotlight: Investing in Jakarta

    Asia Briefing
    15 Apr 2015 | 11:27 pm
    By Edward Barbour-Lacey Located on the northwest coast of Java, Jakarta is the capital of Indonesia and the largest city in the country. Strategically located in the archipelago, Jakarta serves as the gateway to the rest of the country. The city is a special territory holding the status of a province, and consisting of Greater Jakarta, which covers an area of 637.44 square kilometers. With a population of almost 10 million, the city is the political, economic, and cultural center of Indonesia. Jakarta serves as a melting pot for the country’s diverse range of ethnic groups, over 300. The…
  • China’s AIIB – The Facts To Know

    Asia Briefing
    9 Apr 2015 | 11:38 pm
    By Steven Elsinga March 31 2015 was the deadline for countries to join the Asia Infrastructure Investment Bank. This cut-off date was met with a rush of last minute applications from countries around the world. The Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) was first proposed when Xi Jinping and Li Keqiang visited Southeast Asian countries in October 2013. The AIIB will finance infrastructure projects throughout Asia, such as roads, railways and ports. By October 2014, 22 Asian states had signed a Memorandum of Understanding to establish the AIIB. The bank is to be headquartered in Beijing…
  • Understanding Labor Contracts in China, India and Vietnam

    Asia Briefing
    8 Apr 2015 | 2:29 am
    By Dezan Shira & Associates  Foreign companies expanding their operations into the Asia-Pacific need to be fully versed in the region’s various hiring policies. While firms are permitted to hire both domestic and overseas employees, businesses will need to understand a unique array of considerations and challenges that do not exist in the West. Within Asia, the laws that govern hiring procedures vary significantly from country to country, with numerous affiliated conditions and stipulations. Companies looking to establish a presence in more than one of the region’s booming economies…
  • Retirement Plans For Asian Legal and Tax Partners

    Asia Briefing
    31 Mar 2015 | 2:22 am
    Property investments such as this one by Dezan Shira & Associates are a good way to retain key partners, as well as provide retirement planning both as a capital investment and rental income. Several Asian firms are now reinvesting in property investment vehicles to attract and retain high quality personnel. Although there are plenty of new, young practices now commencing life throughout Asia, the original old guard of law and tax partners, and especially those in China, are now nearing or are at retirement age. While many will be protected by their own firms’ schemes, personal…
  • Is Your Asian Law or Tax Career Earning You US$15 Million Plus?

    Asia Briefing
    30 Mar 2015 | 1:31 am
    At the recent Leading Edge Alliance Asia conference, a range of issues were discussed concerning the levels of remuneration partners at law and tax firms should reasonably be aiming for during their career.  That number – US$15 million. The figure, which was arrived at with broad consensus from firms throughout Asia and including China, India, ASEAN and Australia, was based upon expected partner earnings over a 15 year period, meaning that at partner level income needs to be an annual remuneration of around USD1 million plus – after tax. This amount included salary and…
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  • American Tourister Trolley for Rs. 4699 at Paytm

    Deal Guru
    10 Apr 2015 | 12:27 am
    American Tourister Trolley for Rs. 4699 at Paytm Groupon Offers Details:  Best deals on Trolley Bag Products only  at  Shopaholic Indians. American Tourister Trolley for Rs. 4699 at Paytm. For more offers and deals keep visiting Shopaholic Indian How to get this deal Buy now for Rs.4699 Use code FLASH40 to get 40% Paytm Cash (Max.cash back Rs 1500 Max.) Effective price : Rs.3199 Offer Price: 4699 Coupon code : FLASH40 Groupon Offer URL: paytm.com BUY IT NOW! The post American Tourister Trolley for Rs. 4699 at Paytm appeared first on Best Offers in Online Shopping.
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    Deal Guru
    9 Apr 2015 | 4:04 am
    Milton Cookware (Set Of 5) for Rs. 399 at Paytm Groupon Offers Details:  Best deals on Cookware Products only  at  Shopaholic Indians. Milton Cookware (Set Of 5) for Rs. 399 at Paytm. For more offers and deals keep visiting Shopaholic Indian Offer Price: 399 Coupon code : CMB40 Groupon Offer URL: paytm.com BUY IT NOW! The post Milton Cookware (Set Of 5) for Rs. 399 at Paytm appeared first on Best Offers in Online Shopping.
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    Deal Guru
    9 Apr 2015 | 3:39 am
    Vega Foot Care for Rs 59 at Amazon Groupon Offers Details:  Best deals on Foot Care Products only  at  Shopaholic Indians. Vega Foot Care for Rs 59 at AmazonFor more offers and deals keep visiting Shopaholic Indian Offer Price: 59 Groupon Offer URL: Amazon.com BUY IT NOW! The post Vega Foot Care for Rs 59 at Amazon appeared first on Best Offers in Online Shopping.
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    Deal Guru
    9 Apr 2015 | 2:56 am
    Groupon Deals: Genius Dicer Plus for Rs 349 at Groupon Groupon Offers Details:  Groupon Offers at Shopaholic Indians.  Find biggest deals and Groupon  offers details only at Shopaholic Indians. Groupon is an easy way to answer the question ‘What are you going to do today? Groupon is a deal-of-the-day website that features discounted gift certificates usable at local or national companies. Groupon Deals: Genius Dicer Plus for Rs 349 at Groupon. How to get this deal Buy now for Rs.499 Use Coupon code : GRPN150 Effective price : Rs.349 Offer Price: 349…
  • Buy 2 Get 2 free on fashion Rush for Rs 998 at Yepme

    Deal Guru
    31 Mar 2015 | 1:30 am
    Air Conditioner offer: Kenstar A/cs Starting 20990 + Free Installation+ 1Yr Extended Warranty at Rs 99 at Amazon   Offer Details: Best deals on Fashion Rush at Shopaholic Indians Buy 2 Get 2 free on fashion Rush for Rs 998 at Yepme . Shop online in India for shoes, clothing, watches, jewelry and sunglasses for men & women at Yepme. For more Offers and Deals Keep visiting Shopaholic Indians.   Offer Price: 998 Offer URL: Yepme.com BUY IT NOW!   The post Buy 2 Get 2 free on fashion Rush for Rs 998 at Yepme appeared first on Best Offers in Online Shopping.
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    Einsights » Blog

  • Data Analysis for Digital Agencies – It’s Not Just for Geeks Anymore

    Don Green
    7 Apr 2015 | 8:54 am
    With data democratization, marketing agencies can focus on improving results, not reporting on them. In his book Dealing with Darwin, Geoffrey Moore discusses the concept of core versus context: Core is any activity that creates sustainable differentiation in the target market resulting in premium prices or increased volume. Core management seeks to dramatically outperform all competitors within the domain of core. Context is any activity that does not differentiate the company from the customer’s viewpoint in the target market. Context management seeks to meet, but not exceed,…
  • How to Unlock Profits Through Data?

    Sandeep Rao
    26 Oct 2014 | 12:19 am
    A brief and helpful deck on how to unlock profits using your untapped data. Download PDF ~ 743 KB Preview on Slideshare Sandeep Rao Sandeep Rao is the CEO of Einsights. He’s an experienced strategist, analyst, engineer and speaker. He started Einsights to empower executives to make better decisions, faster, with tools that speak their language. Sandeep is based in Sydney.
  • What is Cloud BI (Business Intelligence)?

    Magda Walczak
    25 Sep 2014 | 7:20 am
    Business Intelligence, or BI, has been all the rage recently in corporations around the world, especially when it comes to cloud-based BI solutions. In fact, Gartner’s annual survey of the technologies and business needs of CIO’s ranked business intelligence at the top of the list, closely followed by cloud computing. But what is Cloud BI and why should you care? This post will explain the basics of cloud computing, cloud-based business intelligence, as well as give you an overview of the top reasons why cloud BI should matter to CIOs and CEOs of SMBs just as much as it does to large,…
  • What are Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) and Why You Should Use Them

    Magda Walczak
    24 Aug 2014 | 4:43 pm
    You’ve heard about KPIs, or Key Performance Indicators, and you may even think that you already track them. After all, you have some business metrics you pay attention to, right? Maybe, maybe not. Let’s take a look at what KPIs actually are, why you should probably have them and some examples of KPIs for various business functions. Metrics vs. Key Performance Indicators According to BABOK, the purpose of metrics and key performance indicators is to measure the performance of solutions, solution components and other matters of interest to stake holders. First let us understand how…
  • 10 traits to look out for when choosing a business intelligence tool

    Arnaud Boulay
    8 May 2014 | 1:33 am
    Business intelligence, the process that allows executives to make decisions through data, is about to make a significant shift. While there are still quite a few “old school” BI solutions in the market, a new generation of BI software is disrupting what used to be an expensive and complicated industry. Here are the 10 software characteristics executives should take into account when selecting a modern BI solution. 1. EASY TO USE AND TO IMPLEMENT As you have surely seen in other hardware and software you use, intuitive design is more than a trend – it’s a necessity. BI software has…
 
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    Sisense | The Big Data Analytics Blog

  • In Sisense 5.7.5, User Experience is King

    Eran Levy
    7 Apr 2015 | 3:16 am
    Sisense has always been an innovation-driven company, We’ve focused on developing groundbreaking business intelligence technology that delivers unique value to our customers, allowing them to realize the full potential of their data. But as the adage goes, “as far as the customer is concerned, the interface is the product.” That’s why our latest release, Sisense 5.7.5 is all about user experience, fine-tuning the interface with a host of new frontend features that make your data more accessible and your dashboards more beautiful. Pictures speak louder than words, so why read…
  • April Fools: Reverse Analytics™ — Answering Your Questions Before You Ask Them

    Eran Levy
    1 Apr 2015 | 9:05 am
    In today’s world, data analytics is all about speed. It’s not enough to get answers fast. It’s not even enough to get answers immediately: In the time it took you to ask the question, your competitors have probably already reached some game-changing insights that will leave you in the dust. But not anymore: Sisense is now so fast it performs Reverse Analytics, answering your questions before you even think of them. This is definitely the next step in business intelligence technology: With the incomprehensible amounts of data businesses produce nowadays, it simply takes too long to find…
  • Analysis Reveals Dramatic Rise in UK Tech Investments

    Eran Levy
    24 Mar 2015 | 11:41 am
    Data has always played a crucial role when deciding on investments, trying to understand funding trends and emerging industries or products. Luckily, relevant data is readily available online — one of our favorite databases being Crunchbase, the most comprehensive source for startup activity. But how do you make sense of large datasets in order to quickly recognize trends and draw conclusions? If you’re following this blog, you can already guess what our answer will be: use a good data visualization tool. This time around we decided to look at data related the UK startup scene and…
  • Six Questions You Need to Ask Before Building a Dashboard

    Evan Castle
    9 Mar 2015 | 7:00 am
    Modern business intelligence software has laid the static PDF or Excel reports to rest, and now lets users interact with their data through dynamic BI dashboards. However, building the perfect dashboard can be tricky, especially with the multitude of visualization and design possibilities that are usually available. A dashboard that is not designed correctly will fail to convey the relevant information, or fail to convey it clearly, and hence will not produce any real value in terms of aiding decision-makers and providing a bird’s-eye view of the business (or the department, or a certain…
  • Data Preparation: Checking Under the Hood of Analytics Software

    Eran Levy
    23 Feb 2015 | 2:50 am
    Say you want to buy a car. You go to a dealership and the salesman points out an attractive looking vehicle. “This is a great car”, he says, “Just look at the finishing. The amazing leather seats. The shiny new layer of red coloring.” He’s very enthusiastic so you hum politely and say, “That’s nice. What about the mileage? Gas consumption? How will this car actually get me to where I need to go?” The salesman waves your questions off and suavely responds: “Forget about all that stuff. It’s way too technical for you. Just look at these beautiful tinted windows.” Sounds a…
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  • The Watch

    Horace Dediu
    14 Apr 2015 | 6:12 am
    Before its launch, I said that the Apple Watch would be as much a watch as the iPhone is a phone. Recall that when the iPhone was launched it was anchored on three tentpoles, one of which was being a phone and that when the Apple Watch was launched it was also anchored on three tentpoles, one of which was being a watch. Realizing that on the iPhone the “phone” is but an app — one which I find populated with FaceTime calls rather than cellular calls and whose messaging history is filled with iMessage threads rather than SMS — I consider it safe to say what the iPhone is today…
  • Personal Computer

    Horace Dediu
    14 Apr 2015 | 1:01 am
    The history of the Personal Computer market (since 1981) is shown below: Note that I added a forecast for 2015.  Data from Gartner shows Windows PCs declining at a 6% rate in Q1 with a full-year forecast of -2.4% (including OS X). Assuming 20.7 million Macs, the Windows PC market will decline to 285.6 million units (from 295 million in 2014). My estimate is that iOS and OS X combined shipments will total about 302 million. If this rather conservative forecast is correct then in 2015 Apple will ship more iOS and OS X computers than all Windows PCs combined[1] .     Notes: This…
  • The Critical Path #146: Bob Moesta

    Horace Dediu
    9 Apr 2015 | 9:16 am
    Bob Moesta demonstrates Jobs to be Done interview technique by speaking with Horace about a car purchase. via 5by5 | The Critical Path #146: Bob Moesta. This is very important. You should listen.
  • How will we measure Apple’s Watch success?

    Horace Dediu
    6 Apr 2015 | 10:23 am
    It won’t be easy. The company will not be reporting the Watch segment revenues or (presumably) unit sales and therefore we won’t have an accurate unadulterated view of the business. In addition, the large number of products in the mix and wide price variance means that it will be difficult for analysts to determine demand and price. There is a hidden benefit to not having this data. All data is a creation and it tends to lead thinking in directions led by whatever is being measured (and whoever chose those measures and their motives). And yet without data there is no evidence and…
  • Luxurious

    Horace Dediu
    30 Mar 2015 | 4:49 am
    Apple’s new watches are priced in a pattern unlike any of the previous pricing models for Apple products. Previous pricing models for iPhone, iPad, Mac and iPod were typically structured around storage differences. The higher the storage, the higher the price. The Mac had a slight variation where processor and graphics offered some additional configuration options. To illustrate, the graph below shows typical price bands for the iPhone (2011 and 2012) In contrast, the watches are differentiated by size, materials and bands. There are also a total of 38 watch configurations available…
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