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  • What Vector Processing Means for Analytics

    BeyeNETWORK Audio Podcast Feed
    5 Sep 2014 | 3:00 pm
    Peter Boncz, professor at Vrije University in Amsterdam in the Netherlands and the chief technical advisor to Actian, us interviewed by Ron Powell, independent analyst/consultant about vector processing and what it means for analytics.
  • Big Data is not the only game in town

    Data Doghouse - performance management, business intelligence, and data warehousing
    Rick Sherman
    17 Sep 2014 | 5:30 am
    “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of Light, it was the season of Darkness, it was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair, we had everything before us, we had nothing before us…”[i] The tech and business press is inundated by Big Data hype, but that hype has masked terrific waves of innovation that have been taking place in business intelligence, analytics and data integration. The hype has gotten so pervasive that just to…
  • Is the term "big data" meaningless?

    Data Doghouse - performance management, business intelligence, and data warehousing
    Rick Sherman
    1 Oct 2014 | 5:05 am
    Reposted from SearchDataManagement. View the video. What constitutes big data is often a matter of individual choice. Different people have different ideas about what it is -- and what it isn't. And the lack of a common big data definition renders the term almost meaningless, according to Rick Sherman, founder of Athena IT Solutions, a BI, data warehousing and data management consultancy in Maynard, Mass.In a video interview with SearchDataManagement, recorded at the 2014 TDWI Executive Summit in Boston, Sherman said that discussions about big data projects can quickly become confusing…
  • Information Builders Ranks First Across Peer Groups for Delivering Business Benefits in BARC's BI Survey 14

    "BUSINESS INTELLIGENCE" - Yahoo News Search Results
    1 Oct 2014 | 5:41 am
    Information Builders, a leader in business intelligence and analytics, information integrity and integration solutions, today announced that it led in a range of categories in the industry's largest independent ...
  • How College Major, Field and Job Affect Annual Pay

    The Numbers
    Rani Molla
    1 Oct 2014 | 6:19 am
    For the best shot at a high-paying job, you should probably major in some sort of engineering. However, there's good money to be had even if you major in the arts or social sciences.
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  • By 2015, Apple Will Consume 25 Percent of All DRAM

    junior
    27 Sep 2014 | 9:06 pm
    Mobile devices would have a significant impact on the usage of core computer components, like memory for instance. We spotted this stat today – “According to analysts, demand for Apple’s iPhone 6, 6 Plus, and a rumored iPad Air with 2GB of RAM instead of the current 1GB will push Apple’s share of the DRAM market from today’s 16.5% all the way to 25%. At such capacity levels, Apple will look outside the traditional low power manufacturers to fill its needs, and the PC industry suppliers are reportedly responding by converting capacity from PC DRAM to LPDRAM.
  • Data-Driven ‘Everyday’ Decisions

    junior
    7 Sep 2014 | 10:42 pm
    Here is a trend we cannot run away from – very soon most of our decisions would be data driven. If you think that is already the case, you are mistaken. Today, data plays an important role in our decisions, but does not drive our decisions. And most data is incomplete in multiple ways and our gut feel fills in for all the inaccuracies and gaps. But that is changing – and very rapidly as well. Fairly soon, the smartphone and the data that it could bring up would drive our decisions. That famous example of deciding between which route to pick on the way back from office – decisions like…
  • Mobile App Statistics: 65 Percent of Users Download Zero Apps Per Month

    junior
    3 Sep 2014 | 8:31 pm
    We spotted this stat today – ” more than 65 percent of users downloaded zero apps per month, according to comScore. The other 34 percent typically pick out just one or two each month. Only a fraction of folks download more than four apps in 30 days” (Source) Apps have definitely not taken over the world, after all. Not even close. For Interesting Statistics Everyday, Find Statspotting on Facebook and Follow Statspotting on Twitter The post Mobile App Statistics: 65 Percent of Users Download Zero Apps Per Month appeared first on Statspotting!.
  • Where Are Working Women Most Equal In The US?

    junior
    2 Sep 2014 | 7:41 pm
    Here is some reason why women should move to the northeast. We spotted this stat today – “The status of working women is strongest in the Northeast, the region home to many of the most-equal states by employment and earnings, according to a national analysis – All but four of the 10 highest-scoring states — Maryland, Minnesota, Colorado and Virginia — were in the Northeast. ” (Source) Move ! For Interesting Statistics Everyday, Find Statspotting on Facebook and Follow Statspotting on Twitter The post Where Are Working Women Most Equal In The US? appeared first on…
  • $3.2M: Price Paid on eBay For The World’s Most Expensive Superman Comic

    junior
    25 Aug 2014 | 3:41 pm
    We spotted this stat today – “A nearly perfect copy of Action Comics No. 1—aka the debut of Superman—sold for a record-setting $3.2 million on eBay, another example of iconic comics selling for house-in-the-Hamptons amounts of cash.” (Source) The price sets a new benchmark for a comic book sale on eBay. For Interesting Statistics Everyday, Find Statspotting on Facebook and Follow Statspotting on Twitter The post $3.2M: Price Paid on eBay For The World’s Most Expensive Superman Comic appeared first on Statspotting!.
 
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    The Numbers

  • How College Major, Field and Job Affect Annual Pay

    Rani Molla
    1 Oct 2014 | 6:19 am
    For the best shot at a high-paying job, you should probably major in some sort of engineering. However, there's good money to be had even if you major in the arts or social sciences.
  • 5 Reasons New Houses Are Still Getting Bigger

    Rani Molla
    30 Sep 2014 | 7:37 am
    With America's aging, "empty nester" population, increasing environmental concerns and smaller household sizes, you might think the U.S. would want to build smaller houses. We haven't. Here are five reasons houses are still getting bigger.
  • How Much of World’s Greenhouse-Gas Emissions Come From Agriculture?

    Rani Molla
    29 Sep 2014 | 10:41 am
    Agriculture might seem green by definition, but farming accounts for a lot of greenhouse-gas emissions when the entire food production system is taken into account.
  • How College Football Teams Choose Opponents

    Jo Craven McGinty
    26 Sep 2014 | 10:47 am
    College football teams, which are divided into conferences loosely by geographic region, play 12 games each season. The conferences arrange eight or nine games for each of their member teams, and those tend to be the tougher contests. The remaining three or four games (the split varies by conference) are set up by the individual teams, who select opponents at their own discretion.
  • Have College Football Games Become More Lopsided?

    Tom McGinty
    26 Sep 2014 | 10:24 am
    Analysis of 40 years of college football games in which top-ranked programs played teams outside their conferences shows that the elite teams have been winning those games, which they schedule themselves, by wider and wider margins.
 
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  • A slice of Raspberry Pi with SAP Lumira

    Timo Elliott
    29 Sep 2014 | 4:50 am
    No, you can’t actually run Lumira desktop on the $35 Raspberry Pi computer, and sadly, even with the new Epiphany browser, there doesn’t yet seem to be a way to connect to Lumira Cloud, but you can run Sybase SQL Anywhere on the device, and connect to it from Lumira Desktop. Why would anybody want to do this? – because we can! Or more realistically, you might just want to use a Raspberry Pi and SQL Anywhere in an internet of things scenario, collecting data from sensors. I followed the recommended steps to install and configure the SQLAnywhere 16 demo database on my Raspberry Pi…
  • Cartoon: Developing IT Agility

    Timo Elliott
    26 Sep 2014 | 9:53 am
      These folks are just bouncing around some ideas on how to improve their analytics agility… 
  • Cartoon: Data Scientists Are The New IT Rock Stars

    Timo Elliott
    19 Sep 2014 | 6:17 am
      Data Scientists are the new rockstars say all the articles. But they’re hard to find an expensive, so consider using SAP’s fabulous team of data scientists instead. (Based on the famous quote from Linda Evangelista, supermodel: “I don’t even get out of bed for less than $10,000 a day”)
  • 5 Top Tips for Agile Analytics Organizations

    Timo Elliott
    18 Sep 2014 | 6:11 am
    Good business intelligence needs a good team: a BI competency center (BICC). A BICC is a cross-functional organizational team that has defined tasks, roles, responsibilities and processes for supporting and promoting the effective use of analytics across an organization. Over the last decade or so, I’ve regularly written whitepapers and given presentations explaining some of the key concepts behind BICCs and how to go about setting one up. And studies show they are indeed an important part of analytics best practice: organizations with a BICC see big benefits, including increased use of…
  • Is SAP HANA a Luxury?

    Timo Elliott
    16 Sep 2014 | 5:10 am
    For SAP, it may be a billion-dollar question: is HANA a luxury like a Porsche or a Dior Dress? Or is it simply a better approach that could and should be appropriate for all SAP’s customers? Today, as SAP customer Steve Rumsby puts it: “The problem seems to be that SAP have what they think is a great product, but their customers/potential customers don’t all see it the same way.” What are the roots of this difference in perception? SAP’s HANA Vision The first versions of HANA were focused on analytics, and used for big data “edge cases” that required extreme speed.
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  • New Arrivals

    Stephen Few
    1 Oct 2014 | 12:01 pm
    During the last few months, I’ve been hit with a double barrel of distraction. Life sometimes gets in the way, but the path forward is opening up and I’m anxious to once again give my work the attention it deserves. Even though I haven’t been very active in this blog recently, things have been happening. My new book Signal is only a few days away from being ready for editing, but just as exciting are the two new advanced data visualization courses that I’ll be introducing in January and the addition of Nick Desbarats (pronounced like the name Deborah) as an educator…
  • If Big Data Is Anything at All, This Is It

    Stephen Few
    18 Aug 2014 | 8:14 am
    The first time that all but a few of us heard the term “Big Data,” we heard it in the context of a marketing campaign by information technology vendors to promote their products and services. It is this marketing campaign that has made the term popular, leading eventually to the household name that it is today. Despite its popularity, it remains a term seeking a definitive meaning. There are as many definitions of Big Data as there are individuals and organizations that would like to benefit from the belief that it exists. My objective in this brief blog article is to ask,…
  • A Sure Path to Learning

    Stephen Few
    8 Jul 2014 | 1:14 pm
    Even though we all claim to value education, teaching and learning is rarely done well. To achieve good outcomes, teachers and students must understand how the brain learns. Unfortunately, few teachers have more than a passing acquaintance with the science of learning. Many of the strongly held and frequently espoused notions about learning practices (e.g., good study habits), which seem intuitive, are dead wrong. Scientific investigation into the learning brain has revealed a great deal, especially in recent years, but the findings seldom reach the teachers and learners who would benefit…
  • Design vs. Art

    Stephen Few
    12 May 2014 | 1:37 pm
    I am writing these words in Amsterdam. Yesterday, when I arrived here, I visited the Stedelijk Museum of contemporary art and design. The featured exhibition was the work of the Dutch industrial designer Marcel Wanders. This exhibit was timely, for I’m currently reading a book titled Design This Day by Walter Dorwin Teague, one of the founders of industrial design. The juxtaposition between Wanders’ current work and Teague’s formative concept of design struck me as extreme. Wanders is the antithesis of Teague. The exhibition of Wander’s work featured this huge…
  • The Three Vs and the Big O

    Stephen Few
    6 May 2014 | 8:33 am
    It’s often useful to take a fresh look at things through the eyes of an outsider. My friend Leanne recently provided me with an outsider’s perspective after reading a blog article of mine regarding Big Data. In it I referred to the three Vs—volume, velocity, and variety—as a common theme of Big Data definitions, which struck Leanne as misapplied. Being trained in health care and, perhaps more importantly, being a woman, Leanne pointed out that the three Vs don’t seem to offer any obvious advantages to data, but they’re highly desirable when applied to the Big O.
 
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  • “Storytelling: Gimmick or Real?” My latest in Information Management

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

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

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

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

    Ted Cuzzillo
    5 Aug 2014 | 3:54 pm
    The Boulder BI Brain Trust founder and leader Claudia Imhoff interviewed me at the recent Pacific Northwest BI Summit. She asked about data storytelling. Listen to it here. The post "“Storytelling” comes to the Pacific Northwest BI Summit" is by Ted Cuzzillo and appeared first on Datadoodle. It's best to read it there! Related posts: Got analytics? Who will promote the industry? Business people have everything. They’ve got data, and often... Handshake There’s no video, and even memories may be sketchy of... What goes on at the Weasku Inn If you’re out for networking…
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    Data Doghouse - performance management, business intelligence, and data warehousing

  • Is the term "big data" meaningless?

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

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

    Rick Sherman
    17 Sep 2014 | 5:30 am
    “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of Light, it was the season of Darkness, it was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair, we had everything before us, we had nothing before us…”[i] The tech and business press is inundated by Big Data hype, but that hype has masked terrific waves of innovation that have been taking place in business intelligence, analytics and data integration. The hype has gotten so pervasive that just to…
  • Hadoop projects should start with real business need

    Rick Sherman
    15 Sep 2014 | 11:26 am
    Hadoop is big with big data vendors -- and some users, particularly Internet companies looking to collect and store large amounts of Web data. But in a video interview recorded at the 2014 TDWI BI Executive Summit in Boston, consultant Rick Sherman said organizations should make sure they have a real business need for the open source distributed processing framework before launching Hadoop projects. "Just don't do it to do it -- do it because there's a reason," said Sherman, who is founder of Athena IT Solutions in Maynard, Mass. and author of the upcoming book Business…
  • The Shadow Knows! The Pros and Cons of Shadow Systems

    Rick Sherman
    19 Aug 2014 | 10:41 am
    DM Radio, Thursday August 21 3:00 EST When business pros can't get the functionality they really want from IT, they often go rogue. That's where shadow systems come from. Shadow systems are generally considered taboo within large enterprises, but the bottom line is that they do get things done. How can your organization strike the right balance of approved systems and shadow IT? Register for this episode of DM Radio to find out! Host Eric Kavanagh will interview Rick Sherman of Athena IT Solutions,  author of the upcoming book Business Intelligence Guidebook: From Data…
 
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  • What Vector Processing Means for Analytics

    5 Sep 2014 | 3:00 pm
    Peter Boncz, professor at Vrije University in Amsterdam in the Netherlands and the chief technical advisor to Actian, us interviewed by Ron Powell, independent analyst/consultant about vector processing and what it means for analytics.
  • SAP Holds Guinness Record for World's Largest Data Warehouse

    5 Sep 2014 | 9:00 am
    SAP Podcast: SAP sets the Guinness World Record with the World’s Largest Data Warehouse, a 12.1 Petabyte HANA environment.
  • Big Data and Data Modeling with ERwin

    28 Apr 2014 | 5:00 am
    Ron Powell,independent consultant/analyst and BeyeNETWORK expert, talks with Neil Buchwalter about ERwin's latest release, particularly the metadata exchange bridges that go out to big data sources, which are primarily managed in Apache Hadoop Hive and Go
  • Building a Data Warehouse with a Limited Budget

    14 Feb 2014 | 9:00 am
    Ron Powell, independent consultant/analyst and BeyeNETWORK expert, talks with Sharon Odom and Su Rayburn of Delta Community Credit Union about how they built a second-generation data warehouse with WhereScape.
  • End-to-End Data Management in the Cloud

    13 Jan 2014 | 9:00 am
    Ron Powell, independent consultant/analyst and BeyeNETWORK expert, interviewed Hannah Smalltree, director of marketing for Treasure Data, about cloud managed service that covers the entire data pipeline.
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  • Keep an Open Mind

    Jonathan Becher
    30 Sep 2014 | 3:05 pm
    Keep an open mind but not so open that your brain falls out. As part of a recent talk around creating a culture of innovation, I included this quote which is commonly attributed to physicist Richard Feynman. After the talk, a reporter asked me for the source of the quote to use in an article. Since I wasn’t sure, I spent some time researching and discovered that, like many famous quotes, the origin is unclear. The earliest related mention I could find was in an 1866 speech that Sir Edward Clarke delivered to the U.K. House of Commons: The mind was indeed so open that it had nothing in…
  • Great Leaders Think Simply

    Jonathan Becher
    22 Sep 2014 | 8:54 am
    Those of us who are privileged to be leaders understand how difficult it is to lead people. Not assets, not resources. People. Early in my career, I spent a lot of time thinking about what it meant to be a leader. I talked to more seasoned leaders, I read books on management theory, and – most importantly – I asked the people reporting to me. I quickly realized there was no cookie-cutter approach to leadership. Each person has unique aspirations, skills, and deficiencies. And my success was contingent on their success. Over time I developed my own leadership mantra, manage by walking…
  • Blue Juice, Tarmac, and Other Air Travel Slang

    Jonathan Becher
    14 Sep 2014 | 2:21 pm
    We’re still sitting on the tarmac… Given how much I travel, I’ve used that phrase countless times over the last several years but never thought much about the word tarmac. It turns out it’s short for tarmacadam, or tar-penetration macadam. Macadam is named for John Loudon McAdam who invented an effective and economical road construction method in the early 1800’s based on crushed rock. These roads worked well for horses and carriages but weren’t suitable for higher-speed cars and their rubber tires. The jagged rocks often caused flat tires and, when it rained,…
  • The Science of Social Selling

    Jonathan Becher
    7 Sep 2014 | 6:49 pm
    Social selling is one of the hottest buzzwords in the technology market. Unfortunately, social selling is usually misunderstood as navigating the sales process using only tools like Twitter, Linkedin, or Facebook. While technology can help, social selling is about building stronger relationships with potential buyers, based on an authentic sense of empathy and a deep understanding of the problems they face. Even if they don’t use social technology, good salespeople already know that creating a connection with the client is essential for success. In real life (IRL for social types),…
  • The Unwritten Rules of Management

    Jonathan Becher
    31 Aug 2014 | 2:37 pm
    You can’t polish a sneaker I was 30 mins into an incredibly boring presentation when that phrase caught my attention. It’s catchy, I thought, but what the heck does it mean? A little Internet sleuthing unearthed that the line is from the Unwritten Rules of Management, by William Swanson, former Chairman and CEO of Raytheon. Apparently, when Swanson was growing up, he and his friends tried to polish their old sneakers to make them look new but, no matter how hard they tried, they couldn’t disguise the wear and tear. Translated into business speak: don’t waste effort putting…
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  • Online Training and Placement on all SAP Modules

    25 Sep 2014 | 4:15 am
    From blog: Online Training and Placement on all SAP ModulesOnline Training in SAP provides hands-on training in all SAP technologies across the world. Our Unique training programs on SAP to kick start your career growth in SAP. We deliver comprehensive and cost effective software solutions on all SAP Technologies. For Details Visit: http://www.onlinetraininginsap.com Call Us: US: 001-713-900-7669, 001-6...
  • Hype or the Real Deal? The Big Data Conundrum

    11 Jun 2014 | 5:15 am
    From blog: Forte Insights Big Data has become one of those terms you can’t avoid these days, all the rage in and around the business intelligence industry. The overwhelming buzz makes you wonder – is there something really there, or, is the hype the result of vendors and consultants trying to make another buck?
  • Intro to ecommerce website design

    7 Apr 2014 | 8:45 am
    From blog: Web DesignIf you were thinking about the growth of your business and have decided to start selling your products and services also online then you might want to know a thing or two about eCommer...
  • Yellowfin's 2014 Think Tank conference

    25 Feb 2014 | 6:45 am
    From blog: InsideYellowfinFull Link http://www.yellowfinbi.com/YFCommunityNews-Business-Intelligence-vendor-Yellowfin-launches-2014-Think-Tank-conference-155970 Brief Global Business Intelligence (BI)...
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    13 Feb 2014 | 12:30 am
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  • Kenneth Cukier: Big Data is better data

    30 Sep 2014 | 9:22 pm
    Kenneth Cukier, the Data Editor of The Economist, recently gave a good lecture at TED Berlin, intitled Big Data is better data. I agree with him when he said that there is a lot of hype around the term, and that is very unfortunate, because big data is an extremely important tool by which society is going to advance."Big Data is going to transform how we live, how we work and how we think", he said. "It is going to help us manage our careers and lead lives of satisfaction and hope and happiness and health, but in the past, we've often looked at information technology and our eyes have only…
  • Influential Business Intelligence Blogs

    21 Sep 2014 | 9:34 pm
    Recently I was surfing the web and found out by accident that my blog was named as one of the 23 most influential Business Intelligence blogs by Justin Heinze at BI Software Insight. I'm honored to have been mentioned in the list, with so great other blogs.According the article: "Criteria used to select the bloggers included the quality of their writing and insights, size of their following, and their impact on the BI community. Each represents a valuable resource for anyone interested in Business Intelligence."
  • Perfect timing: Everyday big data

    10 Sep 2014 | 8:31 pm
    Increasingly I have seen interesting Big Data use cases applied to improve the cities. Recently Deutsche Welle published a video about the use of Big Data to optimize bus schedules. They ask: Improved customer service and resource optimization for companies - along with increased control over workers? The debate on Big Data is ongoing, and there are no easy answers. The Aachen public transit authority is already using vast amounts of data to optimize their bus schedules. 
  • Big Data: Chicago Is Putting Sensors All Over the City

    9 Sep 2014 | 8:30 pm
    Bloomberg published a video showing how Chicago is building a permanent infrastructure to collect Big Data. According Bloomberg: The city of Chicago is betting big on big data. Mayor Rahm Emanuel has given the green light to a project to install sensors on traffic poles that collect data on air quality and weather. Watch and enjoy!YouTube link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wx8zy3EgJF4
  • The Growth of The Internet of Things

    7 Sep 2014 | 7:48 pm
    The Internet of Things has been growing into the technology sector and becoming the latest hot topic. Recently I read two interesting articles about the growth of the Internet of Things. Vala Afshar published a good article in The Huffington Post, explaining in detail what is the Internet of Things, what are their consequences, challenges, opportunities and concerns. Defining the Internet of Things (IoT): simply a concept wherein machines and everyday objects are connected via the Internet. Within the IoT, devices are controlled and monitored remotely and usually wirelessly. Afshar…
 
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  • Analytics Training Courses in India

    Ajay Ohri
    21 Sep 2014 | 10:00 am
    We have compiled a list of analytics training courses in India. This was done by research team. Please let us know of any errors. Kindly note all the information was taken from publicly available resources, and any complaints or feedback with be published transparently within this blog We are trying to cut down the time taken by students to find proper analytics education, most of which is online and India is a major hub for analytics training . Note 60 INR (rupees) ~ 1 USD Companies covered (as of now ) are here. Jigsaw academy INSOFE (International School of engineering) Edvancer…
  • An update to Decisionstats.com readers

    Ajay Ohri
    21 Sep 2014 | 9:38 am
    I have been quite absent on blogging here, and I apologize to regular readers. This is a list of things keeping me busy in 2014 1) Consulting - http://decisionstats.com/2014/09/21/writing-for-adaptive-systems/ 2) Finishing my second book http://decisionstats.com/2014/09/21/my-new-book-r-for-cloud-computing/ 3) Occasionally writing for Programmable Web https://www.programmableweb.com/profile/ajayohri 4) Occasionally writing for KDNuggets http://decisionstats.com/2014/04/01/writing-for-kdnuggets-com/ 5 ) Writing in angst on my poetry blog http://poemsforkush.com/ and my daily curmudgeon…
  • My new book – R for Cloud Computing

    Ajay Ohri
    21 Sep 2014 | 9:17 am
    You can reserve an online review copy of my new book R for Cloud Computing now. Some of you may want to order it (sales begin Jan 2015). I have tried to make it useful to people in analytics consulting and industry. Once again- its a non traditional approach to statistical computing. With much more computing and much less statistics. I accept all criticism as feedback for helping me be a better and more humble analytics writer in the future, and wish to thank Springer team for helping me with Book 2. http://www.springer.com/statistics/computational+statistics/book/978-1-4939-1701-3 ABOUT THIS…
  • Writing for Adaptive Systems

    Ajay Ohri
    21 Sep 2014 | 9:09 am
    I have been advising Adpative Systems Inc for the past few months. You can see their profile at http://adaptivesystemsinc.com/ Basically I am helping with making actionable analytics. It seemed a logical next step after my writing ( more on that later) to test whether my research and opinions work in the real world of consulting as well. As part of that I have written a few articles and I will be doing software reviews as well Some of the articles I have written are- An Adaptive Approach for Handling Messy Big Data In this article I try and advocate a pragmatic and heterogeneous approach…
  • Running Proc Nice

    Ajay Ohri
    16 Sep 2014 | 11:30 pm
    It has been brought to my attention Through a LinkedIN message) that I have not been playing nice to people who have always been nice to me. I apologize. I am neither pro or anti open source  as of now in 2014, but I do like good software. I like the freedom that developer editions give. Since I dont code in C, Jave , C++ , showing me source code or not is of little use. I also dislike bullshit by some companies that take free code from open source community as an excuse to subsidize their research and development costs, but are selective about sharing both profits and code with the…
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  • IC Markets Launches New Partners Portal

    29 Sep 2014 | 6:13 am
    Sydney, NSW (PRWEB) August 13, 2013 International Capital Markets Pty Ltd (IC Markets), the leading True ECN forex broker in Australia, announces the release of its new Partners Portal. Following the recent launch of its Secure Client Portal, International Capital Markets Pty Ltd (IC Markets), the leading True ECN forex broker in Australia, has officially launched its new Partners Portal for its growing number of Introducing Brokers and Affiliates. The Partners Portal allows Introducing Brokers and Affiliates to manage their own marketing campaigns as well as track their commissions in…
  • ForexMinute Creates an Innovative Currency Exchange Rate Tool

    26 Sep 2014 | 6:16 am
    London, UK (PRWEB) May 12, 2014 ForexMinute has brought in a currency exchange rate tool which offers exclusive features wherein traders can put in values to know the latest currency exchange rates. With innovative solutions, ForexMinute has emerged as a one-stop solution provider for thousands of traders around the world. According to Jonathan Millet, co-founder of the portal, though his organization brings several Forex tools for brokers and Forex websites, currency exchange rate tool is also useful for traders. Also, it is important for brokerage firms and ecommerce websites to…
  • ForexMinute Now Lets Traders Know How Stock Market Works

    23 Sep 2014 | 6:12 am
    London, UK (PRWEB) April 19, 2014 Providing exclusive information on how stocks market works and how traders can profit investing in stocks, ForexMinute not just understands its role but also recognizes the fact that traders deserve the best information for analysis. Jonathan Millet, founder and CEO of the portal, says that traders have a fundamental requirement to know about the stock market. He also says that those who are new to the stock market and wish to explore the opportunities and know the challenges ahead should visit ForexMinute regularly as it brings not just tips on how to…
  • IFC Markets Launches Uninterrupted Trading CFDs on Futures

    20 Sep 2014 | 6:13 am
    London (PRWEB) March 27, 2014 Day by day, an increasing number of clients is showing interest towards such instruments as Indexes and Commodities CFDs. For this purpose, IFC Markets has developed synthetic CFDs on futures that are traded uninterruptedly without an expiration date. Synthetic future contracts may be defined as non-interrupting futures. Clients can look through the whole trading history of each contract (starting from the very beginning till the current rates) on a single graph in real time mode. It is a known fact that ordinary Futures have expiration dates that…
  • GMO Registry Announces New Domain .tokyo to Provide Global Communication Platform for the City of Tokyo

    17 Sep 2014 | 6:12 am
    Tokyo, Japan (PRWEB) April 07, 2014 GMO Internet Group company, GMO Registry, Inc. today announced the opening of new geographic top-level domain (GeoTLD), .tokyo, one of the first new domains to represent a truly global city. During the first phase of the launch, application is open exclusively to trademark holders. After that, Internet users all over the world will have the opportunity to register some of the first .tokyo domain names beginning June 9. Tokyo is the capital of Japan and one of the world’s largest urban populations, known for innovation in technology, luxury…
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  • How Data Scientists and Business Analysts Collaborate to Drive the Enterprise Forward

    Spotfire Blogging Team
    1 Oct 2014 | 5:55 am
    One of the greatest benefits of an enterprise-wide analytics platform is that it enables data analysts and scientists to work collaboratively and brainstorm on approaches for solving a company’s top challenges. Because certain analytics platforms promote sharing and collaboration between users, data analysts and scientists can manipulate and dig down on data and view the results for all to see. Using Data to Solve Problems Let’s say members of an analytics team for an electronics retailer are working on a business challenge together: to determine the top reasons why the company has been…
  • Predictive Analytics in Financial Services: Pinpointing Customer Opportunities

    Spotfire Blogging Team
    30 Sep 2014 | 5:55 am
    Rising regulatory pressures. A sluggish economy. Heightened competition from new market entrants. These are just a few of the challenges companies in the financial services industry are facing today. In response to these pressures, there are tremendous opportunities for banks, brokerages, and other players in financial services to use customer data and analytics to gain deep insights about customers’ needs, preferences, credit worthiness, product ownership, risk appetite, investing habits, lifecycle status, and other characteristics that they can then use to provide customers with targeted…
  • Maximizing Your Digital Marketing with Business Intelligence

    Spotfire Blogging Team
    29 Sep 2014 | 5:55 am
    Today there are so many channels available like Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest that social media, along with SEO, have become the foundations of many companies’ online marketing campaigns. And that means more data to gather up, analyze and process to propel your business forward. Using business intelligence (BI) tools, your company can find and then share critical business insights about your digital marketing campaigns. “With low costs and the potential for high ROI, it’s easy to see why these schools of marketing are gaining popularity so quickly,” according to an…
  • Predictive Analytics to Boost Customer Acquisition, Retention for Financial Services

    Spotfire Blogging Team
    26 Sep 2014 | 5:55 am
    While predicting the ups and downs of capricious financial markets may be next to impossible, financial services companies can tap analytics to confidently predict customer behavior to outperform their competitors. Financial services firms that have adopted predictive analytics performed better in identifying new customer opportunities, increasing total numbers of customer and boosting cross-sell and upsell revenue, according to a new research report from Aberdeen Group. The companies that adopted predictive analytics realized a 10 percent increase in new customer opportunities over a year,…
  • Analytics to Create a Data-Driven Culture

    Spotfire Blogging Team
    25 Sep 2014 | 5:55 am
    While there’s been no lack of attention paid to the vast potential big data has for bolstering business operations, many of the challenges to exploiting big data sources lie in transforming the people and culture within companies. You Need More Than Good Data That’s the assertion of McKinsey & Co. in a pair of videos detailing how companies need to adjust their talent pools and decision-making processes to avoid ending up with an avalanche of data but no actionable insights. “Analytics will define the difference between the losers and winners going forward,” notes Tim McGuire, a…
 
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  • IBM Information Server 11.3.1 Brings Oracle and SQL Server metadata repository support

    29 Sep 2014 | 2:16 am
    IBM has released Information Server 11.3.1 in order to support Oracle and SQL Server metadata repositories for customers who want to move to version 11.  The new release has some documentation: IBM InfoSphere Information Server, Version 11...
  • Computations like grouping, sorting, filtering and joining of Json data in Java

    27 Sep 2014 | 4:08 pm
    Java’s JSON open source package can only parse JSON data and hasn’t the computational function. It is troublesome for programmers to develop a general program for performing computations, such as grouping, sorting, filtering and joining, by themselves. For example, during developing program for performing conditional filtering in JSON files using Java, the code has to be modified if the conditional expression is changed. If they want to make it as flexible as SQL in performing conditional filtering, they have to write code for analyzing and evaluating expressions dynamically. This…
  • Finding the right web hosting provider

    21 Sep 2014 | 10:03 pm
    We’re going to list the most common factors that should be taken into consideration...
  • esProc can help Java process big text file sorting more easily

    21 Sep 2014 | 6:54 pm
    It is simple for Java to sort data in text files of small size. But when big files are involved, you need to import data segmentally, write out the sorting result of each segment in temporary files and at last, merge these temporary files. The programming will be rather complicated. Even if the file is small enough to be loaded to the memory, you will have to analyze the data type of the text file. The analysis is not difficult but the code is long.
  • Tips on How to Be Popular on Social Networks

    19 Sep 2014 | 12:33 am
    Let us go over some of the basic observations concerning social networks and the ways one can become a popular member of these networks.
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  • Insights into the Gates Foundation Grants–Here’s the Analytics. @TIBCO

    Patrick Husting
    30 Sep 2014 | 9:15 am
    Because I live in the Seattle area, we always hear about Bill Gates and the Gates Foundation.  I appreciate what they stand for and I wanted to know where they spent the money.  I visited their web site and found some general HTML tables and pulled that data into Microsoft Excel (just for you Bill)   They don’t give a lot of data, just 5 columns, but it is still useful and interesting.  I only grabbed the 2014 data.  If I have time later, I will grab some of the earlier years.  Then I took the data into Spotfire to see some quick insights. For a $40 billion…
  • The Path from Deployed to SaaS

    Logi Analytics
    30 Sep 2014 | 5:42 am
    Software as a Service (SaaS) is changing the way businesses use software. Offering the promise of lower operating costs, many software companies have begun the move from the traditional on-premise model of deployment to the SaaS delivery model.  However, it’s important that you do it right the first time. To help you find your way, we’ve outlined the steps necessary along the path from deployed to SaaS: read more
  • Where are the biggest Foundations in the World? And it is not the Gates Foundation? Insights after the click

    Patrick Husting
    27 Sep 2014 | 7:05 am
    Ever wonder who has the largest foundation in the world?  Well, it is not the Gates foundation based on 2013 public data.  It is actually the Stichting INGKA Foundation in the Netherlands.  Being from Seattle, all we ever hear is the Gates foundation, but the founder of IKEA has really stepped up! I used Excel and PowerQuery to find and format my data.  Most of the data PowerQuery finds is from Wikipedia.  Hard to verify most of the numbers, but it is pretty close and a year old.  The numbers are based on 2013 publically available numbers. The Gates foundation…
  • Do you want access to your analytics on any device? Spotfire Cloud delivers! Try it FREE!

    Patrick Husting
    24 Sep 2014 | 5:15 pm
    I’ve been doing some research on the BIG billion dollar Foundations and I wanted to share those insights with the greater masses. I’ll be publishing some insights on the top foundations in the next day or so.  Then we will drill down into one of the biggest here in the Seattle area.  The Gates Foundation.  Stay tuned… I’m using Spotfire Cloud to deliver those insights easily and give you some quick access to the data.  You can try Spotfire Cloud for FREE and I’m sure you’ll find it simple and easy to access. Enjoy, Patrick
  • Big Data Brings Big Savings

    Logi Analytics
    23 Sep 2014 | 7:25 am
    In the old days, people went to the same local bakery every time they wanted to buy a loaf of bread. Before they placed their order, the bakery owner would have already had the fresh loaf packed and ready to go. The owner would ask what was new with the shopper’s family, and perhaps remind them to order a cake or balloons soon so it would be ready for their daughter or son’s birthday. This personalized service was excellent and the thought of shopping at any other bakery was inconceivable. read more
 
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  • See You at JavaOne 2014!

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

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

    myuancao
    18 Sep 2014 | 2:28 pm
    How to Use LinkedIn for Business Intelligence Long gone are the days where the only people who cared about social media were your little sister or the next door neighbor posting pictures of her fifty cats.  With the introduction of social media sites for professionals, such as LinkedIn, an increasing number of people are using these sites for job searches or recruiting.  Don’t believe me? Just type in “social media marketer” or another job title into the LinkedIn search bar and you’ll find 10+ pages of top companies like Microsoft and Amazon who are looking for the perfect person to…
  • MongoDB Reporting and Visualization with JReport

    Boney Pandya
    20 Aug 2014 | 7:26 am
    Data visualization and analysis allows you to get the most out of your Big Data. JReport gives you easy ways to visualize the data, analyze and drill down into it, and deliver the results in different formats. With JReport, connecting to NoSQL databases like MongoDB that store Big Data is a snap. Read about how to use JReport’s native MongoDB connector to visualize and analyze data for better business insights. Intelligent Push Down Technology: JReport supports the use of intelligent push down technology where queries (aggregation or detailed) from JReport are passed on to the database via…
  • SQL Reporting – Made Easy With JReport

    Boney Pandya
    26 Jun 2014 | 7:09 am
    Creating SQL reports on your business data is a snap with JReport. No reliance on IT, no complicated tools. Just drag and drop in the visual elements you want, point them to your data sources and your data is ready for action. SQL reporting has never been easier. Self Service SQL Reporting Reduce dependency on experts by quickly developing new reports and dashboards on your own, on the fly. Custom report creation is as easy as drag and drop or walking through a wizard. On-screen sliders, filters and drill-downs allow you to interact with and narrow down your dynamic data, eliminating the need…
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  • The Enormous Business Opportunity That I Missed

    Larry Keltto
    18 Sep 2014 | 2:36 pm
    On a wet, windy Tuesday night in September 1983, eight college students and two professors gathered in a lounge at the student center at St. Olaf College in Northfield, Minnesota. One of the students, John, had persuaded us to come together and conduct an organizational meeting for something he called “fantasy football.” John had briefly […] Related posts: In the NFL and In Solopreneurship: Winning and Losing Turns on the Strength of the Gameplan If You Had a Do-Over, What Would You Do? 7 Business Ideas That Could Change the World
  • The Best Marketing Tool For Your Solopreneur Business

    Larry Keltto
    12 Sep 2014 | 7:23 am
    If there was an inexpensive marketing tool that would increase your business’s customer acquisition, conversion, and retention, would you use it? How about if the tool gave you heightened knowledge customers’ wants and needs while also creating a tangible, valuable asset? If such a thing existed, of course you’d use it. And that thing does […] Related posts: Is Twitter Losing Its Power As a Tool For Solo Businesses? Testing Webtype’s New “Font Swapper” Tool Solopreneurs, Avoid the No. 1 Small-Business Marketing Mistake
  • Should You Autopost Social-Media Posts to Multiple Platforms?

    Larry Keltto
    6 Sep 2014 | 11:49 am
    In the name of efficiency, some people say you should autopost your social-media posts to multiple platforms. I disagree. These are “social” platforms, after all, and automation is rarely effective for building long-term relationships. Shona Mackin, a consultant based in Melbourne, Australia says: “You must…understand that pushing bland, recycled content on your Facebook page and […] Related posts: How To Fit Social-Media Marketing Into Your Schedule 9 People Who Are On My Twitter ‘Social Media’ List How to Prospect, Using Social Media
  • How I Made My First $10,000: Sebastian Schweyen

    Larry Keltto
    2 Sep 2014 | 5:19 am
    This is “How I Made My First $10,000,” a feature that gives all of us a glimpse at how other solopreneurs hit the $10k milestone. Click here to read the other “How I Made My First $10,000″ articles. If you would like to be the “How I Made My First $10,000,” please send me an […] Related posts: Featured Soloist Helen Robinett: “Build a Network”
  • The Immortal Claude C. Hopkins and His 13 Don’ts of Advertising

    Larry Keltto
    20 Aug 2014 | 10:26 pm
    If there was a Mount Rushmore of advertising, Claude C. Hopkins would be its George Washington. Test marketing, coupon sampling, and copy research are standards today in advertising, and Hopkins invented them all. Many ad experts believe present-day advertising research doesn’t come close to reaching the standards that Hopkins (1866-1932) established. (For example, he would […] Related posts: Solopreneur’s Checklist: How To Write Ineffective Advertising Copy To Make Copywriting Easy, Start With a Fact Sheet Can You Guess the 2 Most Powerful Words in Advertising?
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  • By 2015, Apple Will Consume 25 Percent of All DRAM

    junior
    27 Sep 2014 | 9:06 pm
    Mobile devices would have a significant impact on the usage of core computer components, like memory for instance. We spotted this stat today – “According to analysts, demand for Apple’s iPhone 6, 6 Plus, and a rumored iPad Air with 2GB of RAM instead of the current 1GB will push Apple’s share of the DRAM market from today’s 16.5% all the way to 25%. At such capacity levels, Apple will look outside the traditional low power manufacturers to fill its needs, and the PC industry suppliers are reportedly responding by converting capacity from PC DRAM to LPDRAM.
  • Data-Driven ‘Everyday’ Decisions

    junior
    7 Sep 2014 | 10:42 pm
    Here is a trend we cannot run away from – very soon most of our decisions would be data driven. If you think that is already the case, you are mistaken. Today, data plays an important role in our decisions, but does not drive our decisions. And most data is incomplete in multiple ways and our gut feel fills in for all the inaccuracies and gaps. But that is changing – and very rapidly as well. Fairly soon, the smartphone and the data that it could bring up would drive our decisions. That famous example of deciding between which route to pick on the way back from office – decisions like…
  • Mobile App Statistics: 65 Percent of Users Download Zero Apps Per Month

    junior
    3 Sep 2014 | 8:31 pm
    We spotted this stat today – ” more than 65 percent of users downloaded zero apps per month, according to comScore. The other 34 percent typically pick out just one or two each month. Only a fraction of folks download more than four apps in 30 days” (Source) Apps have definitely not taken over the world, after all. Not even close. For Interesting Statistics Everyday, Find Statspotting on Facebook and Follow Statspotting on Twitter The post Mobile App Statistics: 65 Percent of Users Download Zero Apps Per Month appeared first on Statspotting!.
  • Where Are Working Women Most Equal In The US?

    junior
    2 Sep 2014 | 7:41 pm
    Here is some reason why women should move to the northeast. We spotted this stat today – “The status of working women is strongest in the Northeast, the region home to many of the most-equal states by employment and earnings, according to a national analysis – All but four of the 10 highest-scoring states — Maryland, Minnesota, Colorado and Virginia — were in the Northeast. ” (Source) Move ! For Interesting Statistics Everyday, Find Statspotting on Facebook and Follow Statspotting on Twitter The post Where Are Working Women Most Equal In The US? appeared first on…
  • $3.2M: Price Paid on eBay For The World’s Most Expensive Superman Comic

    junior
    25 Aug 2014 | 3:41 pm
    We spotted this stat today – “A nearly perfect copy of Action Comics No. 1—aka the debut of Superman—sold for a record-setting $3.2 million on eBay, another example of iconic comics selling for house-in-the-Hamptons amounts of cash.” (Source) The price sets a new benchmark for a comic book sale on eBay. For Interesting Statistics Everyday, Find Statspotting on Facebook and Follow Statspotting on Twitter The post $3.2M: Price Paid on eBay For The World’s Most Expensive Superman Comic appeared first on Statspotting!.
 
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  • The 6 Immutable Laws of Effective Copywriting

    Tracy Vides
    30 Sep 2014 | 9:17 pm
    Share on FacebookShare on TwitterE-mail Effective copywriting can move mountains. Well, maybe not. That’s hyperbole. At least, it gets people to take action. But the old-school thinking that “written copy” ought to be “salesmanship in print” is quickly losing sheen. Just as fast as traditional sales is. Something changed. A new movement is up. Customers have too much content to handle. Your copy – I am sorry to douse your fire with ice water – is just “more” content for your potential customers. You’ve got to do something else. You may continue to write copy but you’ll…
  • 7 Time Proof Ways to Simplify and Strengthen Your SEO

    Alex Miller
    29 Sep 2014 | 2:03 am
    Share on FacebookShare on TwitterE-mail SEO can be confusing for new site owners who only have time to sell and no time to deal with the minutia of good and bad search engine optimization. Even the smallest tweak to your code or site organization can help search engines better understand your goals and what you should rank for. Before you give up on SEO or put it aside for other site aspects, here are seven tips to help you get started with simple, future-proof SEO techniques that you can perform without much hassle. Focus on Great Content and Not Keywords The search engine optimization…
  • 4 Things the Pope Can Learn from Justin Bieber’s Twitter Profile

    Scott Masson
    23 Sep 2014 | 3:33 pm
    Share on FacebookShare on TwitterE-mail What can the Pope learn from Justin Bieber’s Twitter profile? Since becoming Pope in March 2013, Pope Francis has become one of the most beloved public figures in the world. His renowned humility and concern for the poor, as well as his outspoken stance on gay and women’s rights has endeared him to even the most militantly atheistic liberals. Saving our eternal souls aside, however, there is one area in which even Pope Francis falls behind: his social media profile. In order to help Francis spread his message of love and tolerance further…
  • How to Increase Your Reach With a Facebook Contest

    Douglas Idugboe
    17 Sep 2014 | 8:05 am
    Share on FacebookShare on TwitterE-mail Facebook contest is one of the most underused tools on Facebook. With the ongoing tweaks and changes to Facebook’s algorithm, using Facebook as a marketing tool is becoming increasingly strategic. It’s more difficult to get posts into news feeds and quality content is more important than ever. A focus on engagement with strong calls to action is required. Boost engagement with contests; you’ll extend your reach while creating brand awareness and customer loyalty. 4 Successful Facebook Contests Don’t just offer something for free…
  • 5 Reasons Leveraging LinkedIn is a Smarter Business Move

    Serhat Pala
    14 Sep 2014 | 11:01 pm
    Share on FacebookShare on TwitterE-mail Leveraging LinkedIn for business growth is something lots of businesses are missing out on. Whether you are a freelancer looking for work, an agency looking for new business, a corporation looking to connect with existing customers or even a human resources manager looking for your next big hire; LinkedIn fills many different roles for a variety of users. Going from an online resume format that people created and forgot about just a handful of years ago, LinkedIn has been changing and is firmly on the social networking radar of every savvy marketer out…
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  • Music therapy helps recovering addicts

    Shaimaa
    1 Oct 2014 | 7:17 pm
    Individual counselling sessions and group therapy meetings are two common methods of helping people with addictions move past old habits. However, music is commonly being used to assist patients too. Music has been used therapeutically since 400 B.C., and there are now several thousand music therapists practising around the United States. The information you’re about to read should help explain why you might find them practising in substance abuse treatment centres such as Clarity Way, as well as private facilities. Let’s take a look at why many experts see music therapy as a great…
  • Fly Me to the Moon

    Shaimaa
    1 Oct 2014 | 5:46 pm
    Our Culture’s Fascination with Space Exploration By Annahita Esmaeili @annae_music Space exploration has and always will be a topic of discussion in the media. From television shows to movies, we see it everywhere. The Big Bang Theory had one of their characters, Howard Wolowitz, travel to space. Star Trek, I Dream of Jeannie, Star Wars, Gravity, the recent Guardians of the Galaxy and many more have also explored the idea of what to and not to expect of space. Movie directors and authors are always looking for the next big thing. These films and texts are a representation of our cultural…
  • Intelligent HD Video Conferencing Tools

    ARB_Admin
    22 Sep 2014 | 5:00 am
    Back in the old days, landline phones were the main means of communication, followed by beepers. These in turn gave way to mobile phones. While at first, mobile phones were a communication tool used by individuals with higher incomes or by those with absolute need for one, nowadays one cannot leave home without bringing one with them. As the Internet became more and more sophisticated, snail mail was slowly replaced by e-mail. Just like the way food has changed to being prepared in an instant, instant communication has become the way of the world. Among the changes in the speed of our…
  • “Human Farms” could make animal testing obsolete

    Shaimaa
    12 Sep 2014 | 6:42 pm
    By Kelsey Alpaio The term “human farms” seems a bit like the title of a low-budget horror film, but in reality these “farms” may revolutionize the way scientific and medical research is conducted in just a few years. Animal testing in both the scientific and corporate realms has long been a controversial yet common practice. According to PETA, more than 100 million animals are killed in the United States each year “for biology lessons, medical training, curiosity-driven experimentation, and chemical, drug, food, and cosmetics testing.” However, with the development of artificial…
  • The Future is Friendly for Professional Sports

    Shaimaa
    5 Sep 2014 | 5:00 am
    By Peter Lagosky Professional baseball is making some huge changes that will significantly affect its fans’ digital experience and place it at the forefront of sports technology. Major league baseball is one of professional sports’ most peculiar organizations. On one hand, it has implemented policies such as the instant replay challenge system, which has changed a centuries-old reliance on subjectivity and umpire accuracy. On the other hand, many young viewers are opting to watch faster-paced sports such as NHL hockey, NBA basketball and NFL football at an increasing rate. The sometimes…
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  • The Path from Deployed to SaaS

    mtichenor
    30 Sep 2014 | 5:42 am
    Software as a Service (SaaS) is changing the way businesses use software. Offering the promise of lower operating costs, many software companies have begun the move from the traditional on-premise model of deployment to the SaaS delivery model.  However, it’s important that you do it right the first time. To help you find your way, we’ve outlined the steps necessary along the path from deployed to SaaS: read more
  • Big Data Brings Big Savings

    jsenwoo
    23 Sep 2014 | 7:25 am
    In the old days, people went to the same local bakery every time they wanted to buy a loaf of bread. Before they placed their order, the bakery owner would have already had the fresh loaf packed and ready to go. The owner would ask what was new with the shopper’s family, and perhaps remind them to order a cake or balloons soon so it would be ready for their daughter or son’s birthday. This personalized service was excellent and the thought of shopping at any other bakery was inconceivable. read more
  • Driving User Adoption with Embedded Analytics

    Alvin Wong
    18 Sep 2014 | 5:20 am
    Many successful businesses today are subscription-based businesses that rely on a consistent stream of renewals or repeat customers. With the emergence of Software-as-a-Service business models (and led by time-based licensing before that), software is also very much a part of this phenomenon.  As a result, usage and user adoption are important indicators of the health of a business. read more
  • Fostering Tech Growth and Innovation in Virginia

    Kgreene
    16 Sep 2014 | 6:06 am
    Last week, Logi Analytics had the honor of hosting Virginia’s Secretary of Commerce and Trade Maurice Jones for a conversation about technology innovation and growth in the Commonwealth of Virginia.  read more
  • Driving User Adoption with Embedded Analytics Infographic

    mtichenor
    8 Sep 2014 | 9:18 am
 
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  • Payroll Software – Where does CenterPoint® Payroll Fit In the Payroll Software Market?

    My name
    17 Sep 2014 | 7:16 am
    Payroll may not be the most fun part of running a business, but it’s a necessity for those with employees. Red Wing Software® has been developing payroll software since 1979, and over the years our payroll systems have solved the payroll needs of many business organization types. In case you are wondering what kind of businesses purchase and use Red Wing Software’s CenterPoint Payroll Software, here is just a sampling of the businesses and organizations who have become customers recently! Accountant/Payroll Service Providers Farms Golf Courses Label Printers Law Offices Machine & Tool…
  • The Person Behind the Voice – Leah Gernentz

    My name
    15 Sep 2014 | 12:26 pm
    Leah works in Technical Support at Red Wing Software, supporting CenterPoint products and doing on-site training for our customers. Leah started working for Red Wing Software in 2001. Over the past several years, her family has grown quite a bit! She got married in 2013 to her husband Brett, and together they have six children: four girls and two boys. Leah loves spending time with her family! They enjoy going to Valleyfair Amusement Park, having bonfires, swimming in their pool, and watching the boys at their baseball games. Leah’s favorite part of her job is talking to customers and…
  • 10 Pointers for Fighting Fraud

    My name
    11 Sep 2014 | 12:14 pm
    Check out this eye-opening article about ways to prevent fraud, written by Dr. Joseph T. Wells, CFE, CPA, founder and Chairman of the ACFE. 10 Pointers for Fighting Fraud
  • Red Wing Software Customers in the News

    My name
    5 Sep 2014 | 8:14 am
    CenterPoint Accounting and Payroll customer, Skip Gray, of Gray Farms was featured in the July/August issue of Farm Futures magazine. In the article, “50 Ways to Make a Profit,” Skip Gray shares his knowledge and experience on leveling out income risk with a wildly diverse crop lineup.
  • 3 Things to Consider When Choosing Between Payroll Software and Outsourcing

    My name
    27 Aug 2014 | 11:24 am
    Adam Bluemner from FindAccountingSoftware.com shares three things to consider when deciding between in-house or outsourced payroll. Check out their story at this link: 3 Things to Consider When Choosing Between Payroll Software and Outsourcing
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  • Correlation and Causality: Toward a Neuroscience of Reason

    8 Sep 2014 | 3:26 pm
    David Krueger, MD Don't mistake activity with achievement.John Wooden In his book, The Lexus and the Olive Tree, Thomas Friedman noted that no two countries with McDonald's outlets had ever gone to war with each other (The Golden Arches Theory of Conflict Prevention). Yet Vladimir Putin recently has disproven the presence of Ronald McDonald to effect world peace. In fact, over 400 McDonalds have not deterred him. Sometimes we confuse coincidence and correlation with causality, partly because our minds seek closure, and our brains strive to end any dissonance. But here's the most illuminating…
  • Confident is a State of Mind

    25 Jun 2014 | 6:44 pm
    David Krueger M.D. Confidence, a state of mind, is more important than past accuracy or demonstrated expertise in earning trust. And, in repeated studies, it is a greater predictor of success than competence. Self-confidence is the sense that we can master something. A belief that we can accomplish the task we want to accomplish, whether it is with skills, experience, or creative problem solving. As part art and part science, confidence becomes a self-fulfilling prophecy. It is not bravado, boosted by exercises to increase self-esteem, or simply based on experience. Confidence the emotional…
  • Our Life Stories

    20 May 2014 | 3:11 pm
    David Krueger, MD The world is made up of stories, not atoms.Muriel Rukeyser We all love stories; we are born to them. They affirm who we are, that our lives have meaning. Stories cross the barriers of time, as well as connect us with others. Our brains are wired to process information in narrative form. We think in stories and tell stories throughout the day. We frame our stories of relationships in terms of supporting characters – spouse, children, college, friend. Despite being natural storytellers, one of the greatest challenges is to tell our stories to ourselves, in order to know what…
  • We’re Always Teaching Others

    12 Feb 2014 | 1:13 pm
    David Krueger MD When someone shows you who they are, believe them the first time.Maya Angelou At a Retreat to train an organization to develop its own internal mentoring program, I did a demonstration Mentor Coaching with one of the Mentors.  I asked her initially what she wanted to focus on in our session. She was vague, speaking in generalities about mentoring sessions with one of her protégés with whom she had significant challenges.  I then asked what she wanted to walk away with from the coaching session.  She still could not get beyond vague generalities.  .
  • No Interest In Buying a House?

    27 Jan 2014 | 12:54 pm
    David Krueger, M.D. I was recently contacted by a personal finance columnist for Reuters who was doing a piece on the motivations and emotions of folks who have no interest in buying a home. That sounded like an interesting topic and premise, so I immediately took it to my research team:  my Facebook buddies, friends, some relatives, and a few business colleagues who I don’t mind bothering.   I received a fascinating spectrum of responses to this question, and thought might be interesting to share with you, to see if it resonates with your experience or stimulates other thoughts.
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  • Datameer Introduces Smart Execution Compute Framework

    Daniel Gutierrez
    1 Oct 2014 | 3:20 pm
    Datameer, an end-to-end big data analytics application for the Hadoop ecosystem, today introduced Datameer 5.0 with Smart Execution, a new patent-pending technology that intelligently and dynamically selects the best-of-breed compute framework at each step in the big data analytics process.
  • Data Access and Exploratory Data Analysis

    Daniel Gutierrez
    1 Oct 2014 | 12:00 pm
    Enterprise data assets are what feed the predictive analytic process, and any tool must facilitate easy integration with all the different types data sources required to answer critical business questions. Robust predictive analytics needs to access analytical and relational databases, OLAP cubes, flat files, and enterprise applications.
  • Visualization of the Week: US Weather Trends

    Daniel Gutierrez
    1 Oct 2014 | 10:00 am
    This week's visualization choice was selected because it really hit home for me living in Los Angeles. Just in case you're not familiar with our plight here in Hollyweird, we have a case of perpetual summer and severe drought conditions which when coupled together have produced a rather harsh climate in which to live.
  • Intel Steps up with Enterprise Edition for Lustre Software

    Richard Brueckner
    1 Oct 2014 | 7:51 am
    In this video from the 2014 Lustre Administrators and Developers Conference, Brent Gorda from Intel describes how the company is adding enterprise features to the Lustre File System.
  • Ask a Data Scientist: Recommender Systems

    Daniel Gutierrez
    1 Oct 2014 | 6:00 am
    Welcome to the first article in a weekly series called "Ask a Data Scientist." Once a week until you'll see reader submitted questions answered by a practicing data scientist. Think of this new insideBIGDATA feature as a valuable resource for you to get up to speed in this flourishing area of technology. If you have a big data question you'd like answered, please just enter a comment below, or send me an e-mail.
 
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  • Rock Your Business

    30 Sep 2014 | 6:56 am
    Fans of The Eagles – and really, how can you not be a fan of a group that has produced so many memorable songs on the way to selling a whopping 150 million albums over their 30 year span – will be interested in a fascinating documentary titled “History of the Eagles” (2013). The film chronicles the band’s many triumphs and personal struggles. I recently watched it over the course of two nights (it’s almost four hours long) and was riveted throughout. At one point, there is footage from a press conference The Eagles conducted in 1994 to publicize their upcoming “Hell Freezes…
  • CASE STUDY: 3 Common Mistakes To Avoid With Your XmR Charts (Part 2)

    11 Sep 2014 | 5:19 am
    Following on from Part 1, another of the legacy habits that can sneak surreptitiously into our XmR charts and make them incapable of highlighting the real signals in our performance measures, is focusing on the wrong performance measure! XmR charts are based on very specific and deliberate statistical theory, even though they are quite easy to interpret and understand. They are quite easy to create also, when you have the correct knowledge and procedure to build them. Without this correct knowledge and procedure, a few mistakes creep into our XmR charts that cause them to be invalid: they…
  • CASE STUDY: 3 Common Mistakes to Avoid With Your XmR Charts (Part 1)

    21 Aug 2014 | 2:03 am
    Some legacy habits with how we analyse our data often sneak surreptitiously into our XmR charts, and these habits make our XmR charts incapable of highlighting the real signals in our performance measures… XmR charts are based on very specific and deliberate statistical theory, even though they are quite easy to interpret and understand. They are quite easy to create also, when you have the correct knowledge and procedure to build them. Without this correct knowledge and procedure, a few mistakes creep into our XmR charts that cause them to be invalid: they don’t highlight the right…
  • 3 Essential Signals to Look for in Your KPIs

    22 Jul 2014 | 7:27 am
    You won’t find true signals of changes in performance by looking at month-to-month comparisons, or trendlines, or moving averages. The signals you really need to know about, the only signals that you ought to respond to, are revealed through one particular graph only… The typical analysis methods we use for our performance measures are based on assumptions that don’t make much sense. Month-to-month comparisons assume that there is no routine variation over time and wrongly interpret any difference as a signal. Trendlines assume that all change is linear and gradual, and that if Excel…
  • 9 Rules of KPI Buy-in

    14 Jul 2014 | 4:57 am
    I used to think that performance measurement was about the techniques of selecting, collecting, analysing, presenting, and interpreting data to inform decision making. It’s true that technique is an important part of the process, but I’ve been excited to learn that performance measurement is mostly about the people. In particular, I learned that getting buy-in to KPIs is more about getting out of its way, rather than doing anything specific to make it happen. And getting out of the way of buy-in naturally growing is about following nine rules: Rule #1: Don’t educate the team; hold the…
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  • New York Times approachably describes Bayesian Statistics

    David Smith
    1 Oct 2014 | 1:52 pm
    The New York Times published an article of interest to statisticians the other day: "The Odds, Continually Updated". Surprisingly for a general-audience newspaper, this article goes into the the distinctions between Bayesian and frequentist statistics, and does so in a very approachable way. Here's an excerpt: The essence of the frequentist technique is to apply probability to data. If you suspect your friend has a weighted coin, for example, and you observe that it came up heads nine times out of 10, a frequentist would calculate the probability of getting such a result with…
  • Why are we still teaching T-tests?

    Joseph Rickert
    30 Sep 2014 | 8:30 am
    The following post by Norm Matloff originally appeared on his blog, Mad(Data)Scientist, on September 15th. We rarely republish posts that have appeared on other blogs, however, the questions that Norm raises both with respect to the teaching of statistics, and his assertion that "R's statistical procedures are centered far too much on significance testing" deserve a second look. Moreover, Norm's post elicited quite a few comments, many of which are at a high level of discourse. At the bottom of this post we have include excerpts from exchanges with statistician Mervin…
  • Video introduction to data manipulation with dplyr

    David Smith
    29 Sep 2014 | 2:24 pm
    Hadley Wickham's dplyr package is a great toolkit for getting data ready for analysis in R. If you haven't yet taken the plunge to using dplyr, Kevin Markham has put together a great hands-on video tutorial for his Data School blog, which you can see below. The video covers the five main data-manipulation "verbs" that dplyr provides: filter, select, arrange, mutate and summarise/group_by. (It also introduces the glimpse function, a handy alternative to str, that I had overlooked before.) The video also provides an introduction to the %>% ("then") operator from…
  • Because it's Friday: Why you shouldn't hate on ET the game

    David Smith
    26 Sep 2014 | 11:21 am
    I think I may be one of the few kids that actually liked the ET: The Extra-Terrestial game for the Atari 2600. Sure it was frustrating, but so were most games of the era, and at least it wasn't a disappointing "recreation" of one of my arcade favourites. (Looking at you, Pac-Man 2600.) If you're not familiar with this part of gaming history, ET was famously so unpopular that Atari was blamed for the downfall of the entire home-console industry and subsequently buried thousands of unsold cartridges in the Nevada desert. This (somewhat NSFW) Zero Punctuation video explains it all better…
  • Police militarization in the US, over time

    David Smith
    26 Sep 2014 | 10:45 am
    The militarization of local police departments here in the US has been much in the news lately, and the New York Times published in June an in-depth article on how materiel from wars has ended up in the hands of US counties. Besides the traditional reporting it's a fantastic piece of data journalism: the Times submitted a freedom-of-information request to the Defense Department for the items, value and the date they were provided to each county, and published the data on GitHub. Here's a small snippet of the data: The Times also published an interactive map of the data, aggregated…
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  • The Need for Big Data-Fueled Marketing BI

    Rick Tolman
    30 Sep 2014 | 12:04 am
    Data exhaust. Cyber shadow. Digital footprint. Turns out our passionate embrace of all these interconnected digital devices is leaving a kind of transactional trail that, in the aggregate, has come to be known as Big Data. We are creating enormous quantities of the stuff, and modern organizations are increasingly eager to poke around in it. Consider, for example, Google CEO Eric Schmidt’s claim that every two days we modern humans create as much information as did all our ancestors combined; or that every day Facebook processes more than 500 terabytes of data; or that Google processes more…
  • Top CEOs Are Still In The Dark On Social Media

    Rebecca Ricks
    23 Sep 2014 | 12:17 am
    Long gone are the days when CEOs could hide behind their office doors. Employees and customers are beginning to expect the chief executive to lead the way when it comes to brand awareness and visibility. When CEOs are active on social media it sends a clear message to their employees that they are committed to strengthening the company’s brand. A recent Weber Shandwick study found that of those surveyed, 81 percent said social CEOs make better leaders, 82 percent were more likely to trust a CEO who communicates through social media and 94 percent said social CEOs enhance the brand image.
  • 2 Ways to Please Your Data Lover

    Kevin Hammons
    16 Sep 2014 | 12:46 am
    Business leaders love data. When they have it, they’re able to make sound decisions with confidence. But when they don’t, they’re up all night wondering when their instinct is finally going to fail them—or if it already has. So it falls on the shoulders of BI and IT experts like you to deliver the data that business leaders are desperate to have. When you give them that data—how and when they want it—you become the knight in shining armor. The clutch player. The data hero. Read on to discover 2 ways to please any data lover. If you’re interested in what you see here, check out…
  • (More) Secrets of the Data-Driven CMO

    Jared Heath
    11 Sep 2014 | 12:50 am
    If data were water, then many marketers are trying to drink from a fire hydrant. Even within the marketing department alone, there’s an impossible amount of information for one person to keep track of day in and day out. Here are two more secrets, pull from our executive brief “7 Secrets of the Data-Driven CMO,” that will help you get the data you need without drowning from an information overload: Secret #1: Manage by Exception Some CMOs feel like they should be looking at every number in every report. But that level of engagement doesn’t make you “data driven”—it just makes…
  • CEOs: It’s Time to Get Off the Social Media Sidelines

    Josh James
    9 Sep 2014 | 1:30 am
    This is the third consecutive year that Domo and CEO.com have conducted a study of the social media habits of Fortune 500 CEOs. The results are in — and I can report that there’s good news and bad news. First the bad news. This year’s “Social CEO Report” found that the vast majority of the world’s top business leaders are still not using social media. All told, 68 percent of Fortune 500 CEOs have no active presence on any of the major social networks, including Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Google Plus and Instagram. These results sadly echo what we saw last year. Now the good…
 
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  • The Need for Big Data-Fueled Marketing BI

    Rick Tolman
    30 Sep 2014 | 12:04 am
    Data exhaust. Cyber shadow. Digital footprint. Turns out our passionate embrace of all these interconnected digital devices is leaving a kind of transactional trail that, in the aggregate, has come to be known as Big Data. We are creating enormous quantities of the stuff, and modern organizations are increasingly eager to poke around in it. Consider, for example, Google CEO Eric Schmidt’s claim that every two days we modern humans create as much information as did all our ancestors combined; or that every day Facebook processes more than 500 terabytes of data; or that Google processes more…
  • Top CEOs Are Still In The Dark On Social Media

    Rebecca Ricks
    23 Sep 2014 | 12:17 am
    Long gone are the days when CEOs could hide behind their office doors. Employees and customers are beginning to expect the chief executive to lead the way when it comes to brand awareness and visibility. When CEOs are active on social media it sends a clear message to their employees that they are committed to strengthening the company’s brand. A recent Weber Shandwick study found that of those surveyed, 81 percent said social CEOs make better leaders, 82 percent were more likely to trust a CEO who communicates through social media and 94 percent said social CEOs enhance the brand image.
  • 2 Ways to Please Your Data Lover

    Kevin Hammons
    16 Sep 2014 | 12:46 am
    Business leaders love data. When they have it, they’re able to make sound decisions with confidence. But when they don’t, they’re up all night wondering when their instinct is finally going to fail them—or if it already has. So it falls on the shoulders of BI and IT experts like you to deliver the data that business leaders are desperate to have. When you give them that data—how and when they want it—you become the knight in shining armor. The clutch player. The data hero. Read on to discover 2 ways to please any data lover. If you’re interested in what you see here, check out…
  • (More) Secrets of the Data-Driven CMO

    Jared Heath
    11 Sep 2014 | 12:50 am
    If data were water, then many marketers are trying to drink from a fire hydrant. Even within the marketing department alone, there’s an impossible amount of information for one person to keep track of day in and day out. Here are two more secrets, pull from our executive brief “7 Secrets of the Data-Driven CMO,” that will help you get the data you need without drowning from an information overload: Secret #1: Manage by Exception Some CMOs feel like they should be looking at every number in every report. But that level of engagement doesn’t make you “data driven”—it just makes…
  • CEOs: It’s Time to Get Off the Social Media Sidelines

    Josh James
    9 Sep 2014 | 1:30 am
    This is the third consecutive year that Domo and CEO.com have conducted a study of the social media habits of Fortune 500 CEOs. The results are in — and I can report that there’s good news and bad news. First the bad news. This year’s “Social CEO Report” found that the vast majority of the world’s top business leaders are still not using social media. All told, 68 percent of Fortune 500 CEOs have no active presence on any of the major social networks, including Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Google Plus and Instagram. These results sadly echo what we saw last year. Now the good…
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    Procurement Leaders Blog

  • Lessons From Mars (In Cost Effectiveness)

    1 Oct 2014 | 5:29 am
    The Indian Space Research Organisation’s latest achievements prove just how far a few million dollars can go and could provide a valuable lesson in procurement and cost-effective engineering to us all.  If ever there was a single recogniseable signal of the ongoing shift in international power and politics it came from around 140 million miles away at 07:47 India Standard Time on 24 September 2014. Travelling at the speed of light, the signal had taken 12.5 minutes to arrive at planet Earth and brought news of the successful insertion of India’s Mars Orbiter Mission (MOM)…
  • How Technology Can Enable Decentralised Procurement

    30 Sep 2014 | 4:44 am
    Procurement has its own lifecycle, and if you spend enough time in a senior role, you become familiar with the constant rotation of devolved and centralised responsibility. It’s a trend that has characterised functions for decades, but now, more than ever, the adoption of new technology has changed the viability of these decisions and what it means to decentralise a function. Procurement has its own lifecycle, and if you spend enough time in a senior role, you become familiar with the constant rotation of devolved and centralised responsibility. It’s a trend that has characterised…
  • Is There Such A Thing As A Great Leader In Procurement?

    29 Sep 2014 | 4:13 am
    There is, the saying goes, more than one way to skin a cat – as if you’d want to do that. Similarly, there are myriad management styles and personalities, most of which have a time and a place where they are the most effective. But is effective leadership always reliant on context, or is there such a thing as a ‘great leader’? There is, the saying goes, more than one way to skin a cat – as if you’d want to do that. Similarly, there are myriad management styles and personalities, most of which have a time and a place where they are the most effective. But is…
  • Discipline In Operations And Strategy Alignment Will Earn Suppliers' Trust

    26 Sep 2014 | 7:52 am
    How do you become a customer of choice? That’s a question on the minds of many a procurement executive, including those in attendance at Procurement Leaders’ Boston Forum.  Paul has been reporting live from the Procurement Leaders Boston Forum and Masterclass. To find a review of the live coverage, visit www.procurementleaders.com/liveblog. Share your thoughts with us in the comments below, or on Twitter using #PLBostonForum.  How do you become a customer of choice? That’s a question on the minds of many a procurement executive, including those in…
  • Braun CPO: Embedding Procurement Within Product Teams Avoids Nasty Surprises

    25 Sep 2014 | 3:05 am
    At Procurement Leaders’ Boston Forum 23 September, Michael Stammherr, VP of strategic procurement, explained the realities and the efforts to achieve sustainable procurement performance in such an environment. Paul is reporting live from the Procurement Leaders Boston Forum and Masterclass. To find more live coverage, visit www.procurementleaders.com/liveblog. Share your thoughts with us in the comments below, or on Twitter using #PLBostonForum. Braun Medical has most of the same procurement challenges of many companies, and some that are others don’t have to…
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  • Vidéos : Avec ou sans Qlik Sense ?

    Sabine Benaroche
    1 Oct 2014 | 8:20 am
    Si vous souhaitez en savoir plus sur Qlik Sense et comment notre nouvelle application de visualisation de données peut compléter QlikView, rne manquez surtout pas notre événement annuel,Visualize Your World - #VizYourWorld, le 15 octobre à Paris. D'ici là, pour vous donner un aperçu de ce que vous allez voir le 15 octobre, je vous propose de regarder les deux premiers épisodes de notre série humoristique: Avec ou sans Qlik Sense ?  Le dernier épisode sera posté ce vendredi à 13h00.  Attention ! Si vous…
  • Consultor Pré -vendas em São Paulo

    Karoline Guimarães
    30 Sep 2014 | 1:32 pm
    Descrição; Desenvolver as aplicações para SIB.Realizar visita técnica nos prospect clientes.Realizar apresentação técnica/ comercial do Qlik View.Entender a demanda e definir licenciamento para o projetoRealizar a preparação de documentação para apresentações.Realizar suporte técnico a clientesEntender o problema / dúvida e trazer a resolução.Competências funcionais: Conhecimento Avançado do Qlik View Obrigatório: Nível Intermediário de…
  • QVScriptor 2013 SP2 Launched

    John Paul Kirton
    29 Sep 2014 | 4:29 am
    QVAuctor is proud to announce the Launch of QVScriptor SP2.The QVScriptor 2013 SP2 release brings about some core new features designed for improving existing QlikView customer utilisation and improved quality and maintenance of the workspace. QVScriptor is an Enterprise QlikView Framework Management SolutionAdministration & SecurityScript ManagementChange ManagementDeployment Management "We are very enthusiastic about this release as it was mainly aimed at existing QlikView customers with existing QlikView Applications, as well as further improvements to our source control…
  • Navigating through Qlik Sense Desktop

    Charles Bannon
    26 Sep 2014 | 2:17 pm
    I am sure everyone has already downloaded Qlik Sense Desktop, so I wanted to help you get comfortable with navigating within an application. Understanding how to get to where you want to go is half of the battle.   Top left navigation
  • Face the Facts

    John Sands
    26 Sep 2014 | 7:50 am
    The human face is the ultimate visualization and we spend most of our life looking for answers in it. We often misread them and can actually be purposely mislead by them.To help us get around this the lie detector was invented, the most common of those being the Polygraph which was invented in the 1920’s by John Augustus Larson, his parents were Swedish which just goes to show lots of innovation is born out of Sweden. His invention tried to get behind the face and find out whether people are telling the truth or not.  The face and the brain are intrinsically linked but do we…
 
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  • Setting Quality Requirements With ‘Planguage’

    Steven Gara
    12 Sep 2014 | 12:55 pm
    Everyone wants software that is user-friendly, robust, fast, and secure. Everyone also agrees that a failure to establish the right requirements often prevents software from fulfilling that wish. Business analysts often end up writing fuzzy requirements for developers and testers because they haven’t explored the users’ needs to sufficient depth. Details go missing in conversations; feature requests are left vague. And the problem with vague quality requirements, of course, is that you can’t verify or test them; they’re no better than unverifiable functional requirements. Click here…
  • Revealing a Project’s Missing Requirements

    Steven Gara
    8 Sep 2014 | 6:07 am
    No matter how good a job you think you’ve done on eliciting project requirements from a client, there will always be gaps; nobody really knows when one is done gathering all requirements, because new wishes and demands continue to trickle in throughout a project’s lifecycle. A project with an excessive rate of change suggests that important requirements may have been overlooked during the elicitation phase. But how do you keep missing requirements to a minimum? Click here to find business analyst jobs. Hard to Spot Missing requirements are a common type of requirement defect; they’re…
  • How BAs Can Manage Stakeholder Expectations

    Steven Gara
    29 Aug 2014 | 8:02 am
    As business analysts, we often get involved with stakeholder meetings only to find out they have unrealistic expectations or needs. Let’s look at some of the reasons why this happens and what can be done to resolve or mitigate this common challenge. Problem #1: We Don’t Understand Their Priorities Probably the most common issue is a lack of understanding when it comes to the stakeholder’s needs and interests. While business analysts are often well-versed in a company’s needs, often they don’t have a grasp around individual stakeholders. The better we understand those…
  • Despite Apps, Much of Data Analytics Still Drudgery

    Nick Kolakowski
    19 Aug 2014 | 6:39 am
    So-called “Big Data” has never been more popular among organizations, and those with the ability to analyze vast amounts of data find themselves much in demand. That demand, in turn, could drive more graduates to embrace analytics as a career. But for anyone contemplating such a move, be warned: Data scientists within even the most dynamic company face a whole lot of drudgery as part of their daily routine. A new study by The New York Times estimates that data scientists spend between 50 percent and 80 percent of their time “mired in [the] more mundane labor of collecting and preparing…
  • Why a Business Analyst’s Role Is So Hard to Define

    Steven Gara
    12 Aug 2014 | 7:31 am
    It’s common to see many organizations using business analysts in different ways, which is one reason a BA’s skill set has to be so versatile. But why is it BAs don’t always drop neatly into a single, pre-defined role? The nature of business analysis itself has a lot to do with it. Generally, business analysis comprises some parts of these three areas: Click here to find business analysis jobs. Strategic Analysis Because strategy is by its nature high-level, analysis is needed to break things down into more manageable pieces. Strategic areas that business analysis plays a role in…
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  • Little Guide to Green Investment

    Paula Newton
    1 Oct 2014 | 11:00 pm
    Little Guide to Green Investment Intelligenthq There are many investors that are becoming more conscious of social and environmental issues. This new breed of investors does not want to invest in any business that is acting in appropriately. They do not want to invest in tobacco companies or companies that have a low social conscience. They prefer to keep their ideals intact when investing. One way that some investors choose to do this is by green investing. What is Green investment ? As explained by Emerald Knight, a specialist in the alternative investment market, a green investment is an…
  • Guide to Collaborative Finance – Part 4

    Paula Newton
    30 Sep 2014 | 11:00 pm
    guide to collaborative economy p 4 Intelligenthq This is a Part 4 of a Guide we are creating in the IntelligentHQ Series on Collaborative Finance. Collaborative Finance is an umbrella term that assembles together various processes of money exchange happening right now that are revolutionizing finance. Peer to peer insurance Peer to peer finance has been taking off, but one fairly recent development is its move into the realms of insurance. As the P2P Foundation explains, peer to peer insurance can mean that your friends and family agree to cover part of the damage if there is an insurance…
  • The realities of the African banking market

    Paula Newton
    29 Sep 2014 | 5:01 pm
    The realities of the African banking market Illustration by Maria Fonseca Many are looking to Africa as a major powerhouse to come for producing massive returns in the banking industry. Indeed, according to The Economist (2013) the unfortunate reality is that while many banks are consequently expanding in Africa very rapidly, the results have not yet been forthcoming. Indeed, The Economist explains:  “… the costs of building networks of branches and of investing in growth mean that such returns remain in the distant future.” There are many reasons why Africa is a target for investment…
  • How Much is Enough? The Seven Elements For A Good Life

    Paula Newton
    28 Sep 2014 | 11:00 pm
    How Much is Enough? Intelligenthq A question perhaps not asked often enough in capitalist societies is “How Much is Enough?” The world we live in is a place where there is growing inequality, where many only subsist at the lowest levels of society. They earn the minimum wage. At least there is a minimum wage now in many countries, but what you can access with the minimum wage is not enough as well. One of the problems that has led to this coming about, according to some economists, is the idea that we have an insatiable desire for the material and for money. As Larry Elliot  reports,…
  • What Jobs Will The Social Media Generation Have?

    Paula Newton
    27 Sep 2014 | 7:00 am
    What Jobs Will The Social Media Generation Have? Intelligenthq The young people and children that are growing up today will at least in some cases be likely to have different jobs than those of use that are already in the workplace. One could call them Generation Social Media, or Generation Z. These are considered to be those that were born after 1995. As explained by Chelsea Varney of Brand Watch they:  “Would never have seen a cassette, they’d snigger at a game of offline Scrabble, and wouldn’t believe that people once had to rush home to receive a phone call”. This generation has…
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  • Why Go Cloud?

    Christa Rose
    28 Sep 2014 | 4:13 pm
    By Christa Rose Cloud computing can be a game-changer for businesses of all size.  However, the proliferation of cloud configurations, vendors and applications has led to some confusion and trepidation in implementing cloud solutions.  We work with many business owners to answer the question, “what will cloud do for my business?” The advent of cloud computing essentially […]
  • Rising Data Security Concerns

    Christa Rose
    18 Sep 2014 | 7:59 am
    By Christa Rose The unveiling of the Apple Watch in early September accelerated the hype over wearable technology.  Wearables have crossed the threshold of being for the technorati and are now in the consciousness of mainstream consumers.  We now want robotics to improve our lives by telling us about our quality of sleep and when we should […]
  • Spark Night Recap

    Christa Rose
    5 Sep 2014 | 8:16 am
    By Chance Coble Activity around Apache Spark continues to be an exciting story of community involvement.  The number of contributors to the source code is growing every day.  The challenge many experience is how to begin to digest this new paradigm of analytics.  More data, faster speeds and the potential for greater insights are all exciting opportunities.  So […]
  • Spark Show & Tell with Chance Coble

    Christa Rose
    27 Aug 2014 | 3:17 pm
    By Christa Rose Join us for an evening of Spark demos and use cases!  Chance Coble will be presenting on the development of a proof-of-concept project to detect network problems for a telecommunications company.  As the organization’s main business is to route customer calls, price efficiency is a critical concern, along with quality of service […]
  • How Far To Take Customer Analytics

    Christa Rose
    18 Aug 2014 | 12:31 pm
    By Christa Rose The acceleration of Big Data has changed the way in which companies can aggregate, analyze and apply customer data.  This development has surfaced some troubling questions about how much companies know about us, how they use these records, who they share this information with and which party owns the data. The privacy-rights […]
 
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  • Is Community Service/Activism worth the Effort?

    Aldonna Ambler
    23 Sep 2014 | 9:27 am
    Alright…I admit…I am probably too close to this topic. Those of you who have known me for a long time know that (although it sounds corny to some people) my personal mission has long been to be “a positive force for economic development.”  Think about all of the time and money you and other parents [...]
  • Acquisitions: The Buyer’s Corporate Culture Can Impact a Seller’s Price

    Aldonna Ambler
    9 Sep 2014 | 8:03 am
    A recent pre acquisition due diligence process raised a fascinating question for the leaders of both entities. Like most due diligence processes, the leaders of each business began with valuation formulas and a series of questions. If the industry multiplier for acquisitions is currently averaging between 5 and 6, would 5.5 X net profit be [...]
  • Transformative Growth Goals Based on Key Ratios (Magic Number)

    Aldonna Ambler
    19 Aug 2014 | 7:26 am
    If your business grew by 5% last year, should this year’s goal be 6%? If your segment of an industry has been shrinking by 8% each of the last 3 years, should you scrap your growth goals and only focus on cost cutting? Or are a series of sub goals related to increased productivity, product [...]
  • The Downward Spiral of Gross Profit Blindness and Write offs

    Aldonna Ambler
    6 Aug 2014 | 7:13 am
    Maybe your company is within a segment that provides innovation and leading edge products so you can use premium pricing. But far more companies function around mature products and aren’t viewed as “cutting edge”. Their (maybe your?) pricing is under pressure every day. Two businesses that contacted us recently each need to generate a minimum [...]
  • Too Much Startup Financing Can Sabotage Growth Financing & Exit Valuation

    Aldonna Ambler
    27 Jun 2014 | 8:31 am
    “Entrepreneurs should raise as little [venture capital] as they can until it works for their business, then raise as much as they can to scale,” says prominent angel investor Gil Penchina. “If you raise too much before the correct formula is achieved, it can mean bad news for the valuation outcomes.” Wise words. Exitround (a [...]
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    SIMUL8 Blog

  • Friday Tip: Using Change Overs in your Simulation

    sander
    25 Sep 2014 | 6:43 am
    Many processes contain change overs; a setup or cleaning time associated prior to running the next operation. SIMUL8 offers this functionality as part of the routing-in process in activities. The option can be found on the 3rd tab under routing in, called Change Over. This dialog is now divided into 2 segments: The center part of the dialog allows users to determine when change overs occur. The following options are available: - No Setup Time: no change-over will occur - Every Nth Work Item: a change-over will happen after every so many items, e.g. setting this value to 1 will result in a…
  • Friday Tip: Shortcut Keys for Objects and Lists

    admin
    19 Sep 2014 | 8:12 am
    Did you know that SIMUL8 has many shortcut keys for a variety of controls? This week’s Friday Tip gives you Shortcuts to use when working with Objects and Lists, saving you time when developing your simulations. Objects CTRL+“OBJECT” – copy an object to the place where released CTRL+A – select all CTRL+C – copy CTRL+V – paste SHIFT+F11 – simul8 explorer CTRL+SHIFT+“CANCEL” OPTION – open component dialog SHIFT+“WHEEL MOUSE” – drag the mouse with the shift pressed between the source and the destination Activity to remove a work arrow CTRL+J…
  • Friday Tip: Adding Work Items to States Based on Label Value

    admin
    12 Sep 2014 | 8:20 am
    State Charts are extremely useful when you know exactly what state a work item is starting in, but what if you didn’t know what state a work item was in until they arrive?  Using a simple discrete event simulation model can make this easy! Let us look at an example. A patient is admitted to an Intensive Care Unit with an infection.  This infection can either be at the early stages or well developed on arrival.  Depending which stage the infection is at on arrival, this will have an impact on the recovery time for the patient.  Patients who have an infection at the early stages can also…
  • Friday Tip: Using Unlimited Arrivals

    Tom
    5 Sep 2014 | 8:04 am
    By default, a start point will push work items through a simulation at the rate set by the user through a schedule or distribution. There may be situations however where you want a start point to provide a work item only when it is required by the system. To do this you can change the settings on your start point so unlimited arrivals are selected. This can be found under the start point’s contextual menu / additional tab. Once this has been selected, an arrival will be pulled in only when it is needed. For this to work the start point must be connected to a non-passive object, such as an…
  • Friday Tip: Using the Trace the Call Stack Effectively

    sander
    29 Aug 2014 | 8:07 am
    Complex models typically use a lot of Visual Logic. Best practices in programming dictate that it is best to write generic procedures that are called from different places rather than duplicating the same code all over the model. However, when a generic procedure is called, how do you know what simulation object called that procedure when you are debugging the model at runtime? The answer to this question is to use the call stack. The call stack allows you to jump back and forth between the procedure that is called and the calling procedure(s). The screenshot shows a generic procedure called…
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    MediFit

  • Employee Workplace Wellness Innovations Through Experimentation: Microbursts Increase Movement

    admin
    22 Sep 2014 | 11:14 am
    We wanted to learn how we could increase employee movement during the workday by seeing how a direct email featuring a simple, low-barrier 60 second “microburst’ impacts movement. Twice each week over a 12-week period, 1,138 employees received an email entitled “ACTION: Microburst”. Email delivery times rotated among typical morning and afternoon break periods. Each [...]The post Employee Workplace Wellness Innovations Through Experimentation: Microbursts Increase Movement appeared first on MediFit.
  • Increase Workplace Fitness Center Membership Through New Hire Education

    admin
    8 Sep 2014 | 12:57 pm
    Value Proposition When energy breaks are built into new hire trainings, 50% of new fitness center members come from new employee hires. What Are “Energy Breaks”? A series of three, 10-minute sessions educating new hires on simple desk stretches, basic workstation ergonomics, and tips on healthy food options available at work. How it Works MediFit [...]The post Increase Workplace Fitness Center Membership Through New Hire Education appeared first on MediFit.
  • September is National Cholesterol Month: An Infographic

    admin
    2 Sep 2014 | 8:58 am
    Cholesterol is a major factor in the #1 U.S. killer – heart disease. To raise awareness September has been declared National Cholesterol Month and to show our support MediFit has created the inforgraphic below. What is Cholesterol? Cholesterol is a waxy, fat-like substance that the body needs. When there is too much, it begins to [...]The post September is National Cholesterol Month: An Infographic appeared first on MediFit.
  • Backyard Volleyball Creates a Fun and Engaging Employee Fitness and Wellness Event

    admin
    18 Aug 2014 | 4:00 am
    Look who put the fun in fitness and wellness: MediFit Team Warren, NJ. The team hosted a “Volleyball Game Night”, where employees were invited to enjoy some backyard-style volleyball with colleagues at the end of their workday. Play in the workday… encourages teamwork triggers innovation promotes creative problem-solving increases energy refreshes mind and body 126 employees [...]The post Backyard Volleyball Creates a Fun and Engaging Employee Fitness and Wellness Event appeared first on MediFit.
  • Increase Member Satisfaction Survey Responses with Humor: New Insights Through Experimentation

    admin
    4 Aug 2014 | 10:54 am
    We wanted to learn how we could increase member satisfaction survey response rates by seeing how humorous messaging and visuals impact completion rates. We promoted an annual member satisfaction survey via email using traditional, non- humorous messaging that focused on the “what, when, how and why”. After 4 weeks, completion rates stagnated. We then sent [...]The post Increase Member Satisfaction Survey Responses with Humor: New Insights Through Experimentation appeared first on MediFit.
 
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    BambooHR Blog

  • Be Transparent in your Job Listing [Recruit and Retain Talent Series #3]

    Ben
    1 Oct 2014 | 7:38 am
    Now that you’ve defined your culture and nailed your messaging, it’s time to really save yourself hours of headaches dealing with the wrong applicants by doing your job listing right. If you’re getting flooded with people that just don’t fit, then your posting isn’t cutting it. You simply don’t have time to spend poring through […] The post Be Transparent in your Job Listing [Recruit and Retain Talent Series #3] appeared first on BambooHR Blog.
  • Product Update: Inbox Redesign

    Michael Sanders
    30 Sep 2014 | 2:39 pm
    Dictionary.com defines an inbox as “a boxlike tray, basket, or the like, as on a desk, for holding incoming mail, messages, or work.” Of course, the inbox for BambooHR is not a physical basket, but its purpose is the same. It holds things that need your attention: time-off requests, onboarding and offboarding items, info change requests and […] The post Product Update: Inbox Redesign appeared first on BambooHR Blog.
  • Bamboo Love: September Customer Quotes

    Jeana Quigley
    30 Sep 2014 | 7:54 am
    I love compiling this list of customer quotes every month. It’s gratifying to know—and keep hearing about—how much BambooHR is helping companies and how happy it’s making customers. We’re very proud of our customer service and implementation teams. They’re always doing big and little things that go above and beyond to make the customer experience top […] The post Bamboo Love: September Customer Quotes appeared first on BambooHR Blog.
  • Product Update: Applicant Tracking System

    Jonathan Rejholec
    29 Sep 2014 | 2:42 pm
    People are always talking about where and how to find the best talent, especially those in growing companies. You can’t grow if you’re not hiring, right? It seems like startups are in constant hire mode. It makes sense that small companies are looking to buy HR software to relieve them of their many responsibilities. We […] The post Product Update: Applicant Tracking System appeared first on BambooHR Blog.
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    A Smarter Planet Blog

  • Q&A With Jessica Singleton, Unveiling digital.NYC

    Guest
    1 Oct 2014 | 9:56 am
    Jessica Singleton, Digital Director, City of New York Today, the City of New York and Mayor Bill de Blasio unveiled digital.NYC, the world’s first comprehensive, digital hub for New York City’s thriving tech community and startup ecosystem. Powered by IBM Cloud and built on Bluemix, IBM’s platform for cloud-based mobile and web development, digital.NYC is a testament to how advanced technologies such as cloud can help drive economic growth and innovation. The Smarter Planet blog sat down with Jessica Singleton, digital director for the City of New York, to learn a little bit more about…
  • Understanding the Power of the Puzzle in Innovation

    Guest
    30 Sep 2014 | 6:10 am
    Oded Margalit, Computer Scientist, IBM Research – Haifa By Oded Margalit By day I’m a mathematician working in cyber security at IBM Research-Haifa. But in my “copious” spare time, I’m also the puzzle master for IBM’s Ponder This puzzle, a position I’ve enjoyed since 2009. The original puzzle master, Don Coppersmith, started the monthly challenge in May 1998 as part of an IBM booklet named Changing the World that challenged inventors to ponder a geometric puzzle when they were stuck on a problem at work. Solving “Ponder This” puzzles is about being a part of a community…
  • A Lesson in Crowdsourcing: Putting it to Work in the Amazon

    Guest
    26 Sep 2014 | 7:25 am
    Members of The Nature Conservancy and IBM Corporate Services Corps in Belem, Brazil, for a joint project to slow the deforestation of the Amazon Rainforest. By Steve Hamm A few months ago, when we began planning the IBM Corporate Service Corps engagement with The Nature Conservancy in the Amazon, the prospect of crowdsourcing solutions to deforestation was just the germ of an idea. Today, it’s a reality—and perhaps the start of something bigger. The purpose of this pop-up Web site was to engage people in helping to preserve the rainforest. We threw a wide net, appealing to IBM’s global…
  • What Mobile Is Teaching Us About Classroom Accessibility

    Guest
    24 Sep 2014 | 6:00 am
    By Frances West Designing for the user experience is an important component to the success of any app or technology, but it’s critical when creating those intended to help students with disabilities overcome physical barriers. According to the NationalCenter for Learning Disabilities (NCLD), there are 2.4 million American public school students identified with a learning disability, representing the largest segment of students receiving special education services. To address this segment, the NCLD identifies several benefits of accessibility to enable these students to become more…
  • Made in Canada: Secure E-Signatures in the Cloud

    Guest
    23 Sep 2014 | 9:39 am
    Tommy Petrogiannis, CEO, Silanis By Tommy Petrogiannis As businesses increasingly move more customer transactions to a completely electronic environment, cloud and document security continue to be top concerns for organizations evaluating e-signature solutions. In fact, many organizations looking to adopt e-signatures are looking for assurance that the vendors they work with meet the necessary security requirements to keep their customer data safe and secure. This year, we set a precedent as the first cloud-based e-signature solution to complete a Service Organization Control (SOC) 2…
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    Marketing Strategies and Education for Entrepreneurs

  • Marketing Strategies – Integrity in Marketing

    Tammy Hawk-Bridges
    1 Oct 2014 | 9:11 pm
    Do you realize that over 90% of the headlines you read and hear on the news are full of BS? Yep! They’re carefully crafted to shock, seduce and manipulate you to click or not change the channel. Advertising agencies understand that we now live in a short-attention span world and they’re very well-trained to know […] The post Marketing Strategies – Integrity in Marketing appeared first on Marketing Strategies and Education for Entrepreneurs.
  • Marketing Strategies – It’s NOT Google Calling!

    Tammy Hawk-Bridges
    5 Sep 2014 | 7:09 am
    It’s my goal to teach entrepreneurs marketing strategies and how to navigate the Internet so they can benefit from all the opportunities it brings. However, many people are still reluctant and I can’t say that I blame them especially when there are so many scams going on. It truly outrages me that these things happen […] The post Marketing Strategies – It’s NOT Google Calling! appeared first on Marketing Strategies and Education for Entrepreneurs.
  • Managing Overwhelm

    Tammy Hawk-Bridges
    13 Jul 2014 | 10:34 am
    Today is Sunday and admittedly I’m feeling a little overwhelmed. Not by things I have to do but by things I want to do and don’t have the time. Is anyone with me? Education for the Home Business Entrepreneur – Managing Overwhelm Today I read this article by Mashable called 3 Phrases That Actually Make […] The post Managing Overwhelm appeared first on Marketing Strategies and Education for Entrepreneurs.
  • Complacency is Cancer

    Tammy Hawk-Bridges
    9 Jul 2014 | 6:24 pm
    Take a moment of self-reflection. How do you take in information? Do you absorb it? Do you read it and think to yourself that you need to do it? Then a few seconds later the dog barks and you need to take him out – then the thought is lost? Do you revisit it? Do […] The post Complacency is Cancer appeared first on Marketing Strategies and Education for Entrepreneurs.
  • Online Marketing – Let’s Do a Check Up

    Tammy Hawk-Bridges
    3 Jul 2014 | 5:29 am
    It’s not rocket-science the world around you is changing. The Internet is growing and expanding. As it expands, it creates change. The Internet will create opportunities – coincidently it will also end many industries as we know them. Some businesses will survive – some won’t. The pendulum has swung and now it’s time to get […] The post Online Marketing – Let’s Do a Check Up appeared first on Marketing Strategies and Education for Entrepreneurs.
 
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    Asia Business News

  • Declining Chinese Growth Endangers Australia’s Resource Industries

    Asia Briefing
    1 Oct 2014 | 8:13 am
    Op-Ed Commentary: David Lee Australian commodity prices have recently fallen to a five-year low, largely due to the unpredictability of China’s economic growth. On September 23rd, Australia was forced to slash important export and employment prospects from key resource sectors. Although the island continent is part of the fastest developing region in the world, these cuts will inevitably inflict painful drawbacks on its mineral industries. China’s declining growth dampened Australia’s expectations for Chinese imports and consumption. Furthermore, the strength of the American dollar…
  • Salary Planning Report Predicts Asia-Pacific Wages to Increase in 2015

    Asia Briefing
    29 Sep 2014 | 8:36 pm
    SHANGHAI – Salaries across the Asia-Pacific are due to increase on average by seven percent next year, according to a Salary Budget Planning Report released yesterday. The predictions, conducted by professional services firm Towers Watson, have provided a projected overall salary increase for twenty key nations in the region. The report states that Pakistan, Bangladesh and Vietnam will see the steepest hikes, each at over 11 percent, whilst India follows close behind with an increase of 10.8 percent. However, the report also emphasizes that due to a rise in inflation in Asia, salary…
  • South Korea to Invest in Myanmar’s Ailing Infrastructure

    Asia Briefing
    26 Sep 2014 | 12:21 am
    NAYPYIDAW – South Korea is set to invest $US 56.86 million into developing Myanmar’s infrastructure, according to the Southeast Asian nation’s state-run media. The announcement was made by the New Light of Myanmar – a newspaper owned and published by  the Burmese government. Talks between the two nations began late last month, when a delegation from Myanmar arrived in Seoul to discuss the potential advantages of investing further in the Southeast Asian country. The amount reported would make South Korea one of Myanmar’s most prolific investors. Although the full…
  • Malaysia-Indonesia Tax Battle Set to Boost Crude Palm Oil Sales

    Asia Briefing
    24 Sep 2014 | 11:34 pm
    Op-Ed Commentary: David Lee For economists and investors interested in Southeast Asia, it is vitally important to be informed about the state of tariffs on crude and refined resources. The region is lauded for its raw, export-driven trade of foods, oils, minerals, and tropically-sensitive materials. Regardless of their individual values, the trade and taxation of exported resources from Southeast Asia has a salient influence on the region’s economy. This week, Malaysia and Indonesia became embroiled in a tax race-to-the-bottom on their international exports of crude palm oil (CPO). CPO…
  • ASEAN Investment Horizons: Key Industries for AEC 2015 – New Issue of Asia Briefing Magazine

    Asia Briefing
    23 Sep 2014 | 8:03 pm
    The newest issue of Asia Briefing Magazine, titled “ASEAN Investment Horizons: Key Industries for AEC 2015,” is out now and available as a complimentary download in the Asia Briefing Bookstore through the month of October. In this issue: Outlook on ASEAN Investment 2015 Key Industries for Investment in ASEAN Opportunity in the ASEAN-India Free Trade Area ASEAN is synonymous with integration. Whether in terms of the closely-knit economies of the ASEAN-6, the narrowing gap between these and CLMV (Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar and Vietnam) in the lead up to ASEAN Economic Community 2015, or even…
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    Forte Consultancy

  • Credit Card Customer Segmentation

    Forte Consultancy
    12 Sep 2014 | 3:09 am
    “Credit cards aren’t banking – they’re information” – Richard Fairbank, Founder of Capital One 300 billion credit card transactions are expected to take place each year by 2018, creating 300 billion opportunities to understand customers better. Unfortunately, many banks remain ignorant of this wealth of information at their disposal, and they opt for mass marketing and costly above-the-line communications. (You can download PDF version of this whitepaper here.) Customer segmentation is one of the most fundamental building blocks in getting to know…
  • Failure to Launch: From Big Data to Big Decisions

    Forte Consultancy
    19 Jun 2014 | 6:24 am
    “Big data is bullshit” – Harper Reed, President Obama Campaign CTO Not long ago big data was all the rage, the trendiest concept in the world of business intelligence. Now, however, the hype appears to be fading fast, with few companies having realized the bottom-line benefits promised to them by various vendors from the undertaking of big data initiatives. You can download PDF version of this whitepaper here. One of the key drivers of this gap between promise and the reality has been the shortage of effective and adequate human resources in the organizations to undertake…
  • Hype or the Real Deal? The Big Data Conundrum

    Forte Consultancy
    27 Oct 2013 | 11:19 pm
    Big Data has become one of those terms you can’t avoid these days, all the rage in and around the business intelligence industry. The overwhelming buzz makes you wonder – is there something really there, or, is the hype the result of vendors and consultants trying to make another buck? What Is Big Data? The 12 year old definition of Big Data is summarized in three words, a definition which is still prevalent today – the three V’s, namely volume, velocity, and variety. Big Data is now attributed to a set of paradigms and technologies which serve organizations in managing data…
  • Targeted Roamer Marketing – Maximizing Inbound Roamer Revenues

    Forte Consultancy
    26 Aug 2013 | 7:57 am
    While inbound roaming is a lucrative business for operators in specific countries, too common is the company relying on old-school practices to market it, focusing only on mass outreach and non-customized value propositions. Operators wanting to retain and grow roaming revenues need to start tapping into targeted marketing practices before their competitors do… What? According to a study by Juniper, the global total mobile roaming market is expected to reach $80 billion by 2017, over $35 billion of which will come from data roaming revenues. This estimate means there will be a jaw dropping…
  • Loyalty Programs Gone Right – Constructing the Utopian Loyalty Program

    Forte Consultancy
    12 Jun 2013 | 4:04 am
    As a follow-up to a prior article around loyalty programs gone wrong, herein we define what a utopian loyalty program would like (one which not only satisfies members, but more importantly, has a positive impact on the bottom-line), while highlighting some best-in-class programs that have got it somewhat right… Loyalty programs have become a de-facto standard in most B2C sectors (particularly retail, financial services, telecommunications, and travel); consumers take it now almost as a given that they will be rewarded by companies they give their business to. As such, there are tens (if not…
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  • Sandisk Cruzer blade 8 GB Pendrive Just Rs. 199 at Shopclues

    Manish Kumar
    1 Oct 2014 | 10:15 pm
    Sandisk Cruzer blade 8 GB Pendrive Just Rs. 199 at Shopclues Offer Details:  Shopaholic Indians Present the Best Deals And Offers to Shop Online  in India, Sandisk Cruzer blade 8 GB Pendrive Just Rs. 199 at Shopclue, Sandisk 8 GB Cruzer Switch Pen Drive @ 106 only.. may call it a loot ! ! !.   Original Price: ₹ 285 Offer Price: ₹ 199 Offer URL: http: Shopclues.com Promo Code: SCSD30, SC1PD100   BUY IT NOW!   The post Sandisk Cruzer blade 8 GB Pendrive Just Rs. 199 at Shopclues appeared first on Shop Online in India.
  • 160 Discount On A Minimum Order Of 300 & Above. for Rs. 140.0 at Foodpanda

    Manish Kumar
    1 Oct 2014 | 9:52 pm
    160 Discount On A Minimum Order Of 300 & Above. for Rs. 140.0 at Foodpanda Offer Details:  Shopaholic Indians Present the Best Deals And Offers to Shop Online  in India,160 Discount On A Minimum Order Of 300 & Above. for Rs. 140.0 at Foodpanda, FoodPanda ,Get 160 Discount On A Minimum Order Of 300 & Above ,Valid Across INDIA ,Valid Only On Online Payments And For New Customer Only.   Original Price: ₹ 300 Offer Price: ₹ 160 Discount Offer URL: Foodpanda.com Promo Code: FESTIVE160   BUY IT NOW!       The post 160 Discount On A Minimum Order Of…
  • Rs.20 Cashback on all Recharges. for Rs. 10.0 at Freecharge

    Manish Kumar
    1 Oct 2014 | 9:39 pm
    Rs.20 Cashback on all Recharges. for Rs. 10.0 at Freecharge Offer Details:  Shopaholic Indians Present the Best Deals And Offers to Shop Online  in India, Rs.20 Cashback on all Recharges. for Rs. 10.0 at Freecharge, Valid till 5th October 2014.   Original Price: ₹ 20 Offer Price: ₹ 10 Offer URL: Freecharge.in   BUY IT NOW!   The post Rs.20 Cashback on all Recharges. for Rs. 10.0 at Freecharge appeared first on Shop Online in India.
  • Kobo Touch Reader 6 Inches Screen for Rs. 2994.0 at eBay

    Manish Kumar
    1 Oct 2014 | 5:49 am
    Kobo Touch Reader 6 Inches Screen for Rs. 2994.0 at eBay Offer Details:  Shopaholic Indians present the Best Deals and Offers to Shop Online in India. Kobo Touch Reader 6 Inches Screen for Rs. 2994.0 at eBay Offer Price: ₹ 2,994 Offer URL: eBay.com   BUY IT NOW!   The post Kobo Touch Reader 6 Inches Screen for Rs. 2994.0 at eBay appeared first on Shop Online in India.
  • The Greatest Sale Ever on Flipkart 6 October 2014

    Manish Kumar
    1 Oct 2014 | 1:30 am
    The Greatest Sale Ever on Flipkart 6 October 2014 Offer Details:  Shopaholic Indians present the Best Deals and Offers to Shop Online in India. The Greatest Sale Ever on Flipkart 6 October 2014. Hear ye, Shoppers! October 6th it is! Wherever you are, with whomsoever you are, pause for a minute and mark your calendar for the Big Billion Day, for the very first time ever on your favourite shopping site, Flipkart. You must have seen the teasers by now and must be dying of curiosity and excitement. People from all walks of life, all over the country are gearing up for the biggest and…
 
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