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  • Top 100 analytics companies ranked and scored by Mattermark

    Dashboards, Business Intelligence, Data Visualization
    admin
    22 Oct 2014 | 8:12 am
    Let us move on from Grass Eating Sauropods and talk about who’s who in the analytic space. For every dime there are dozen analytic companies. Everybody who provides a freaking dashboard is an analytic company. Anybody that merely mentions Google, Facebook, Hadoop etc in the same sentence is somehow into BigData. Haven’t you stumbled across company pages where they claim to be expert in analytics and big data but they want you to schedule a call with them. They don’t have any products or solutions to show case yet they are Big Data/analytics folks. So to make things easy,…
  • A Sure Path to Learning

    Visual Business Intelligence
    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…
  • GE Delivers Real-time, Actionable Business Intelligence Capabilities with New Industrial Internet Solution Powered by ...

    "BUSINESS INTELLIGENCE" - Yahoo News Search Results
    29 Oct 2014 | 1:42 pm
    GE’s Intelligent Platforms business announced that it is partnering with Webalo to mobilize business intelligence combined with operational awareness, enabled by the Industrial Internet.
  • Fastest growing and rapidly declining job industry

    Dashboards, Business Intelligence, Data Visualization
    admin
    27 Oct 2014 | 8:17 am
    Data source : http://www.bls.gov/emp/tables.htm#occtables   Fastest growing job industry Original Visualization Most rapidly declining job industry Rapidly declining jobs link ShareThis
  • If Big Data Is Anything at All, This Is It

    Visual Business Intelligence
    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,…
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    Statspotting!

  • Microsoft Surface: A Billion Dollars In Revenue This Quarter

    junior
    23 Oct 2014 | 3:13 pm
    Well, Almost. We spotted this stat today, from Microsoft’s quarterly results: “Surface Pro 3 momentum drove Surface revenue of $908 million.” Source Apple’s loss is Microsoft’s gain. The iPad had another tough quarter with sales of 12.3 million iPads, a drop from the nearly 14.1 million tablets sold a year ago. (Source) For Interesting Statistics Everyday, Find Statspotting on Facebook and Follow Statspotting on Twitter The post Microsoft Surface: A Billion Dollars In Revenue This Quarter appeared first on Statspotting!.
  • 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…
 
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    The Numbers

  • More Tornadoes Recorded Doesn’t Mean More Tornadoes Occurring

    Jo Craven McGinty
    24 Oct 2014 | 11:39 am
    The number of tornadoes recorded by the National Climatic Data Center has increased in recent years, but that doesn’t mean there have been more twisters.
  • Talking to Your Phone, Dining Out and Slower Runs (Statshot)

    David Goldenberg
    24 Oct 2014 | 10:29 am
    American teens don’t use smartphone voice-recognition technology much more than adults do overall, but they use it in different ways. Homemade meals make up almost 20% less of our calorie intake than they did 35 years ago. The jump in marathon participation has brought with it a sharp increase in average finishing time.
  • Using Air Traffic Data to Predict Ebola’s Spread

    Jo Craven McGinty
    17 Oct 2014 | 10:32 am
    While a number of researchers are modeling the spread of Ebola in West African countries, a group at Boston’s Northeastern University has used air traffic connections to explore how the disease might spread to the rest of the world.
  • Leaving Puerto Rico, Counting Calories and a New No. 1 (Statshot)

    David Goldenberg
    17 Oct 2014 | 9:46 am
    Far more Puerto Ricans now live off the island than on it, many fast food chains have started serving slightly lighter fare, and Mississippi State took over first place in the AP football poll this week for the first time in its history.
  • Quiz: How Do Politics Relate to Shopping Habits?

    Rani Molla
    17 Oct 2014 | 4:46 am
    People's political beliefs extend into a number of areas of their lives. According to data from a market research company, these belief systems also relate to how and what people buy.
 
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    Business Analytics

  • Branding Isn’t About Being Cool On Social Media

    Timo Elliott
    16 Oct 2014 | 5:04 am
    I’m deeply cynical about most brands — and the odds are that you are, too. According to a survey last year most people say they wouldn’t care if more than 73% of brands disappeared tomorrow. And although strong brands can outperform the stock market by 120%, only one in five brands are actually perceived as making a meaningful difference in people’s lives. Most of my brand associations are a nuanced combination of positive and negative feelings. For example, I like my coffee machine, but when I see George Clooney staring at me from a company’s glossy brochure, it doesn’t make…
  • My Presentations at SAPinsider Singapore

    Timo Elliott
    12 Oct 2014 | 2:00 am
    I’m doing two presentations at this week’s SAPinsider Conference in Singapore (covering Financials2014, GRC2014, BI2014, & HANA2014). I hope to see you there! Optimising for BI and big data in the 21st century Tuesday, 14 October, 2014, 11:45 – 12:45, Melati 4103 The notion of a BI competency centre to promote best-practice data to use throughout an organisation has been around for a long time, but new trends in business intelligence such as self-service data discovery, big data, and hybrid transaction/analytical systems mean it’s time to rethink. Drawing on…
  • What I Learned at the SAP CIO Summit Mendoza, Argentina

    Timo Elliott
    11 Oct 2014 | 8:45 am
    This week I had the honor of presenting a keynote at the SAP CIO Summit in Mendoza, Argentina, attended by CIOs from all across Latin America. The opening presentations were given by Leonel Graff, Managing Director, Latin America for SAP, and Guillermo Brinkmann, Country Manager for SAP Argentina. They gave an overview’s of SAP’s simplification strategy and what it means for today’s CIOs. My presentation was on the subject business innovation – and what’s stopping us from doing more of it, faster. It clearly isn’t the lack of new, technology-fueled business opportunities. We…
  • Cartoon: The Problem With Most Analytics

    Timo Elliott
    10 Oct 2014 | 10:41 am
    The problem with most analytics projects is that they just don’t react fast enough, in two different ways. First, information isn’t available in real time. This is fine if you’re facing the same situation time and time again, and you can use past data to improve your future performance. But today’s challenges are becoming ever more dynamic, where past history doesn’t help tell you what’s going to happen next — for example, imagine trying to play tennis if you could only see the ball once it had gone past you! New HTAP (hybrid transactional/analytic…
  • Cartoon: Big Data Marketing

    Timo Elliott
    3 Oct 2014 | 9:19 am
    Most people don’t realize how much of their online activity is being tracked. One of the reasons is that whenever that tracking comes to light, people get angry about it — for example in the infamous incident when Target “knew” a teenage girl was pregnant before her father did. So the smart companies don’t reveal how much they know directly — because that’s too “creepy.” Instead, they act on the information indirectly, for example by sending you a selection of special offers, even though they know you’ll only be interested in the…
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    Visual Business Intelligence

  • This is your Brain on Big Data: A Review of “The Organized Mind”

    Stephen Few
    21 Oct 2014 | 1:35 pm
    In the past few years, several fine books have been written by neuroscientists. In this blog I’ve reviewed those that are most useful and placed Daniel Kahneman’s Thinking, Fast & Slow at the top of the heap. I’ve now found its worthy companion: The Organized Mind: Thinking Straight in the Age of Information Overload. This new book by Daniel J. Levitin explains how our brains have evolved to process information and he applies this knowledge to several of the most important realms of life: our homes, our social connections, our time, our businesses, our decisions, and the…
  • Performance Measurement

    Stephen Few
    3 Oct 2014 | 2:48 pm
    In my dashboard design course, which I taught most recently last week in Portland, Oregon, it is inevitable that participants ask for help in gathering requirements for a useful dashboard. An entire weeklong course could easily be dedicated to the process of interacting with people to determine what they should be monitoring on a dashboard and how they should monitor it. Because my dashboard design course focuses on the visual design of dashboards, I spend little time on the important topic of requirements gathering. I know someone, however, whose work focuses on this important topic: Stacey…
  • 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…
 
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    Manage By Walking Around

  • How To Avoid Getting Sick

    Jonathan Becher
    26 Oct 2014 | 2:52 pm
    For the first time in a few years, I made it through last winter without getting sick. What was my secret? Like the title of the best-selling book, almost everything I need to know I learned in kindergarten. Here’s my 6-pronged advice to avoid getting sick this winter: 1. Wash your hands Yes, germs are airborne but most get passed by touch. While there’s no reason to act like Monk, wash your hands multiple times per day. Especially after going to the restroom. 2. Don’t hang around sick people If you have sick kids, there’s not much you can do about this one. But, if you’re the one…
  • The Kardashian Index

    Jonathan Becher
    19 Oct 2014 | 8:17 pm
    I am concerned that phenomena similar to that of Kim Kardashian may also exist in the scientific community. I think it is possible that there are individuals who are famous for being famous. Writing in Genome Biology, Professor Neil Hall of the University of Liverpool suggests that too many researchers get invited to present at scientific conferences due to their public profile, rather than their academic standing. To help quantify this potential disconnect, Hall compares the number of followers a research scientist has on twitter with the number of citations they have for their peer-reviewed…
  • I’m Listening: Engage an Audience of One

    Jonathan Becher
    14 Oct 2014 | 10:43 am
    Along with 70,000 fans, I recently watched my San Francisco 49’ers defeat a tough Chiefs team in Levi’s Stadium. Amid the din of the stadium, the cheers and boos, I foolishly tried having a conversation with a friend. Despite my best efforts to maintain a conversation, I was no match for Colin Kaepernick, stadium music, and thousands of screaming fans. More than ever, every day we are in a similar fight for attention. It’s no fun trying to have a conversation, much less forge a relationship, when you are competing with the din. Now imagine the opposite scenario. You might be in a…
  • 18 Minutes to Higher Productivity

    Jonathan Becher
    12 Oct 2014 | 1:09 am
    A few weeks ago I read “18 Minutes: Find Your Focus, Master Distraction, and Get the Right Things Done” by Peter Bregman. 18 Minutes is a business self-help entertaining book based on his blog and weekly Harvard Business Review columns. The book suggests a process for prioritizing your day in 18 minutes over a nine-hour workday. As I was reading the book, I was struck by a number of quotes that resonated with my own philosophy: Bregman’s advice: “The world doesn’t reward perfection; it rewards productivity.” My version: Good enough is good enough Bregman’s advice:…
  • Gladwell vs Vonnegut on Change Specialists

    Jonathan Becher
    8 Oct 2014 | 7:43 pm
    You say you want a revolution Well, you know We all want to change the world Many readers will recognize these lines as the opening to the Beatles’ 1968 song Revolution. More than just a catchy tune, the song is notable because it was the first time the Beatles expressed political views so publicly. We might all want to change the world but we know that change is hard. In Tipping Point, Malcolm Gladwell’s “Law of the Few” claims the success of a social epidemic is heavily dependent on three types of people: Mavens, experts who continuously learn more and yearn to share their…
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    Monash University Business Intelligence Blog

  • What Next for Business Intelligence? Big Data Analytics, Hype and All That Jazz

    Peter O'Donnell
    26 Oct 2014 | 1:21 pm
    The slide deck:1 per page [pdf]4 per page [pdf]6 per page [pdf]More to come :-)- POD
  • DSS LAB Internship Sharing: BI application prototype development on iPad

    L Jason
    26 Nov 2011 | 2:27 am
    The DSS Lab runs an internship programme for coursework students to get a taste of what it's like to be an active participant in the research group. Jason Lu recently completed a project where he developed a proof of concept iOS interface for a BI reporting tool, something that we hope to be able to use to do research on mobile and touch interfaces for BI. - RobIn recent years, mobile BI has become a frequent topic of discussion among BI vendors and users, especially after the success of the iPhone and iPad since 2008. Smart phones and tablet PCs are performing an essential role in managers'…
  • Help needed with a study

    Peter O'Donnell
    2 Nov 2011 | 8:49 pm
    I'm running a web based study at the moment. I'm asking people to look at a random series of charts - created using chart styles found typically in current BI systems. Got 5 minutes to help out? Then visit http://vishnu.infotech.monash.edu.au/BIchartsI'll post a summary of the results here in a week or two.Peter
  • Design versus Engineering

    Rob Meredith
    7 Mar 2011 | 5:40 pm
    Stephen Few recently wrote a post after having attended an SAP BI presentation here in Melbourne a couple of weeks ago (unfortunately I missed it, and the chance to meet him, although a couple of colleagues from the DSS Lab did manage to catch up with him). The central thrust of his post centred on the issue of an engineering versus a design perspective on the problem of providing decision support.I reckon he's spot on and his argument echoes a line of thought that I've been toying with for quite some time.For myself, I've been grappling with this concept of design versus engineering as I've…
  • Andrew McLean at Mastering SAP

    Peter O'Donnell
    11 Feb 2011 | 3:03 am
    How cool is this - video's of the keynotes presented at last year's Mastering SAP conference. This talk is from Andrew McLean - from the Monash DSS Lab. 1000_Andrew McLean from The Eventful Group on Vimeo.
 
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    BeyeBLOGS - Latest Blog Postings

  • Online Training and Placement on all Oracle Technologies

    16 Oct 2014 | 4:45 am
    From blog: Oracle Apps Online TrainingsOracle Apps Online Trainings is a Global Interactive Online Training and E-Learning providing company founded by group of IT industry experts offering Online Training and Placement on Oracle Technologies. Oracle Apps Online Trainings aim to provide high quality and Cost Effective Online Training and Placement on all Oracle Technologies. We have a ...
  • 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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    DealBook

  • Investigation Causes Citigroup to Cut Profit

    By Michael Corkery, Peter Eavis and Ben Protess
    30 Oct 2014 | 2:02 pm
    Citigroup says it has to cut its third-quarter earnings because of a $600 million increase in legal expenses. The bank said the increase was the result of "rapidly evolving regulatory inquiries and investigations."
  • Praise for Coming Out From Someone Who Did

    By William D. Cohan
    30 Oct 2014 | 12:47 pm
    David Geffen, the 71-year-old billionaire Hollywood mogul, was one of the first business executives to come out publicly as gay, and he applauded the decision by Tim Cook, Apple's chief executive, to announce that he is gay, too, William D. Cohan writes in the Street Scene column.
  • Judge Approves Bankruptcy Exit for Stockton, Calif.

    By Mary Williams Walsh
    30 Oct 2014 | 12:35 pm
    The judge rejected arguments that the city's plan unfairly discriminated among creditors by shielding the city’s retirees from any impairment of their pensions, saying that although it did not directly cut the pensions, it did eliminate the retirees’ health benefits and other compensation.
  • Bitcoin Foundation’s Executive Director, Jon Matonis, Resigns

    By Sydney Ember
    30 Oct 2014 | 10:16 am
    The Bitcoin Foundation said that Jon Matonis, who was named executive director in July 2013, will be succeeded by Patrick Murck, the foundation’s general counsel.
  • R.E.I.T. Scandal Could Be Perfect Test for Sarbanes-Oxley

    By Reynolds Holding
    30 Oct 2014 | 9:41 am
    The Sarbanes-Oxley Act has never received much respect, Reynolds Holding of Reuters Breakingviews writes. Maybe that is about to change.
 
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    DECISION STATS

  • A Workshop Conducted at Delhi School of Economics

    Son of Gandhi
    21 Oct 2014 | 1:37 am
    I had the good fortune to deliver a pre-placement workshop to students of Delhi School of Economics recently.   Here are the slides.   Fun fact- I saw my uncle’s picture from the class of 1951-53
  • Workspaces in Delhi and NCR – Social Offline

    insightsandchange
    8 Oct 2014 | 8:53 am
    By DecisionStats Research Team Workspace is an exciting concept and gives one an opportunity to work – away from home and collaborate, brainstorm, network and socialise. We are visiting workspaces this month and the following one and will be presenting a series of reviews to our readers. The first one is Social Offline that we visited on the third Tuesday of September this year and here is the review: SOCIAL OFFLINE’S intent is connecting people offline while they are online. They come with three different offerings: Workspace, dining and bar. The Workspace and the dining restaurant…
  • Workspaces as a Concept

    insightsandchange
    7 Oct 2014 | 12:35 am
      By DecisionStats Research Team What if you don’t feel like working at home anymore or you think that you are not very efficient while working at home or your parents who are used to seeing you going out and working are not excited to see you at home throughout the day or you yourself want for some change and you long for human interactions? I myself had many of these questions and a desire for such a place which is not an office but a workplace where I can work at my own pace and socialize as well. And here it is the arrival of WORKSPACE, exactly what I wanted. Workspace is a shared…
  • Analytics Training Courses in India

    Son of Gandhi
    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

    Son of Gandhi
    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…
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    Forex Trading Info

  • New International Campaign from Orbex Gives Traders Chance to Double Net Equity Profits

    29 Oct 2014 | 6:13 am
    (PRWEB UK) 27 May 2014 LONDON?Doubling the fun of summer trading for retail clients, Orbex? new ?Double Up Profit? campaign will double traders? profits up to $ 3,000 USD, when trading activity results in positive change in net equity by the end of the campaign. Retail traders who place profitable trades or orders during the campaign period, from May 26 to June 22, enjoy the chance to double the profits they earn during the campaign. Clients can withdraw their funds, including the doubled-up profits, and use them however they like any time after the campaign closes on June 22; profits…
  • Armada Markets Launches Chinese Yuan and Russian Ruble Trading

    26 Oct 2014 | 6:13 am
    (PRWEB) March 28, 2014 Armada Markets, a leading spot Forex and spot metals ECN broker in Northern Europe introduced today the Chinese yuan (USD/CNH) and the Russian ruble (USD/RUB) currency pairs to its MetaTader 4 platform. This makes Armada Markets one of the first spot Forex brokers in Northern Europe to launch trading in the Chinese yuan and the Russian ruble. The demand for the new products has come primarily from Asia and Eastern Europe where the company is one of the fastest growing spot Forex brokers. With the trading volumes reaching 15 billion USD a month the company has seen…
  • Announcing the Launch of a Brand New Trading Portal, ProfitF.com for Traders

    23 Oct 2014 | 6:16 am
    Minsk, Mi (PRWEB) April 22, 2014 ProfitF.com is a new forex and binary options trading website targeted to traders who want to learn how to trade forex and options. By providing educational resources that caters to both complete beginners as well as novices, ProfitF.com is poised to become a trader?s website of choice. ProfitF.com boasts of not just reviews of Forex Brokers and Binary Options brokers but also a fully functional search option making it easier for traders to pick and choose a broker of their choice. Because every trader is unique, ProfitF.com?s revolutionary search…
  • ForexMinute.com Offers a New Range of Bitcoin Information Services

    20 Oct 2014 | 6:12 am
    London, UK (PRWEB) April 26, 2014 ForexMinute.com, one of the world?s most stupendous forex news portals, has also done remarkably in providing news and educations resources centered on Bitcoin. The portal has always upgraded itself in parallel to the financial sector?s advancements. With the exponential growth of Bitcoin sector in previous years, ForexMinute understands the educational requirements of the people who would like to associate with this new era currency in several ways; therefore the diverse services. ForexMinute?s founder Mr. Jonathan Millet further elaborates their…
  • XM Announced Forex Trading Signals and Account Management Service Starting from 15th May, 2014 Onward

    17 Oct 2014 | 6:15 am
    (PRWEB) May 17, 2014 Forex Signals (Signal Provider) and Account Management Service 100$ Monthly and 5000$ minimum account Management, XM takes 20% profit share as account management fees: Cyprus-based online trading provider XM have recently announced participation in new forex signals program and this is the official launch from 15 May 2014 onward. The growing brand reputation of XM is attributed to their superior online services provided to clients worldwide, including the Middle East and North Africa, and to their openness to strengthening customer engagement through regular…
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    TIBCO Spotfire's Trends and Outliers

  • Taking Data-Driven Campaigning to the Polls

    Spotfire Blogging Team
    30 Oct 2014 | 5:55 am
    Political campaign consultants have been using public and voter data for decades. With Election Day approaching in the US on November 4th, political candidates and their campaign teams are becoming more sophisticated – if not more competitive – with their use of analytics and voter data as they seek to encourage the most desirable voters to come out to the polls and to identify potential voters who will support their candidates. The battle for voters using big data and analytics has reached a new tipping point. Investor George Soros recently donated $2.5 million to the Democratic Party…
  • How to Reimagine your Business with Analytics

    Spotfire Blogging Team
    29 Oct 2014 | 5:55 am
    One of the greatest benefits that data and analytics provides to organizational leaders is the opportunity to revolutionize existing business models and launch entirely new business lines. Historically, companies that make products, like consumer-packaged goods, have invested heavily in R&D to produce new and improved offerings. While that approach can yield new products and revenue streams, it’s not a very efficient model. Businesses today are increasingly leveraging analytics and data—including customer sentiment, transactional data, market data, and other types of data—to…
  • How Internet of Things Big Data is Driving the “Fourth Industrial Revolution”

    Spotfire Blogging Team
    28 Oct 2014 | 5:55 am
    Interconnected manufacturing systems and devices powered by the Internet of Things (IoT) is continuing to automate a broad swath of manufacturing activities, linking wired and wireless networks in the development of products to enable smart manufacturing where processes govern themselves and smart systems take corrective action when needed, according to TechRepublic. As McKinsey & Company’s Markus Loffler notes in a discussion on the topic, the emergence of IoT could drive the fourth industrial revolution following the steam engine, the conveyor belt, and the first phase of IT…
  • A Predictive Analytics Primer for Managers

    Spotfire Blogging Team
    27 Oct 2014 | 5:55 am
    For companies to benefit from mining to find the business insight gems in big data, they certainly need data scientists and analysts, but it is also vital for managers to be well-versed in predictive analytics to bolster the bottom line. Many managers might be reluctant to delve into the world of predictive analytics because of the perceived “quantitative wizardry” it takes to cull through vast amounts of data to predict customer behavior, market shifts, or other factors to gain a competitive advantage. But, many managers already are immersed in forms of predictive analytics without…
  • Data and Analytics for Manufacturing Innovation

    Spotfire Blogging Team
    24 Oct 2014 | 5:55 am
    The key to sustaining a healthy and globally competitive manufacturing sector is making better use of data and analytics, according to an article on the Center for Data Innovation website. This so-called “smart manufacturing” could create $371 billion in net global value over the next four years, according to a 2014 estimate from the market intelligence firm IDC. “It could also help make U.S. manufacturers competitive in the global economy in three main ways: streamlining the design process, improving factory operations, and managing risk in the supply chain,” the article notes. For…
 
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    EZebis

  • Robert Scoble led NoPanels with NoKeynote #nopanels

    pemo
    14 Oct 2014 | 9:38 am
    Robert Scoble led NoPanels Summer 2014 with NoKeynote.  Fabulous talk – in fact it had a momentum all of its own!  You can watch it below.             Robert was also kind enough to give me a quick interview after the talk.  (I got reprimanded!)  You …
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    Business Intelligence

  • A Need for Speed - Predictive Analytics Meets Education for Mobile App Developers

    30 Oct 2014 | 2:11 pm
    My world travelling friend and colleague, Peter Rogers, Chief Technologist for Studio 13 at Cognizant, shares his insights and experiences teaching rooms full of spanish mobile app developers.  Enjoy!***There has always been a strong requirement for education within IT but the SMAC (Social...
  • Text File Processing solutions in esProc and R Language

    16 Oct 2014 | 7:45 pm
    As languages for data computations, both esProc and R language have rich functions to process text files. They have many similarities in basic usage, as well as obvious differences, such as in the aspect ofprocessing files with fixed column width and big text files, reading and writing designated columns, computational performance, etc. The article aims to compare their similarities and differences.
  • Super Easy Data Visualization and Data Discovery in the browser

    9 Oct 2014 | 11:00 pm
    People are drowning in Data and Organizations are drowning in a plethora of Analytic applications. Organizations are increasingly abandoning thin client mantra and are forced to adopt a mix of desktop based and web based analytic applications. If you notice around, all major BI vendors are increasingly pushing Desktop based Data visualizations. Providing Data Visualizations, Ad-hoc data discovery all within the browser is challenging and this is the same challenge our team has been working on for over past 12 months.
  • Grouping and Summarizing cases in R Language and Python

    7 Oct 2014 | 9:51 pm
    The operation of grouping and summarizing includes grouping one or more certain fields of two-dimensional structured data and then summarizing fields of each group. The following will introduce methods of grouping and summarizing in R language through an example. In order to make the example more typical, we’ll set two fields to be grouped and two summarizing operations.
  • How to Preserve Every Moment from Your Child's Life

    6 Oct 2014 | 12:54 am
    Here are some of the most wonderful ideas on how to keep collecting all those mementoes and preserving them for years to come.
 
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    business-intelligence

  • The Real Farm to Table Story – How Muddy Boots is Transforming Real-time Decision Making Across the Food Supply Chain

    Logi Analytics
    20 Oct 2014 | 9:46 am
    Founded in 1996, ’ Web- and mobile-based software systems help more than 2,000 food businesses around the globe manage and maintain quality assurance and compliance throughout the food supply chain, from grower to retailer. The U.K.-based company was looking to embed a business intelligence (BI) system into its solutions to help customers better understand how a producer is performing, ensure products match the required quality specification, and make qualified business decisions to enhance efficiency. Previously, an issue might be picked up by an individual depot that would then notify…
  • Player Stats at your Fingertips: LPGA Embeds Logi Info to Empower Reporters

    Logi Analytics
    16 Oct 2014 | 9:50 am
    The Ladies Professional Golf Association (LPGA) is one of the longest-running women’s professional sports associations in the world. However, while reporters covering other professional sports have long had unfettered access to statistics that help differentiate and add depth to their commentary, the LPGA’s legacy online media center was not considered a valuable resource by national, local or broadcast media. The legacy site had numerous issues, including: an unwieldy content management system; stale, missing and inconsistent content; static reports in PDF; and an inability to…
  • Mapped! When you think earthquakes, do you think California or Oklahoma? #Spotfire

    Patrick Husting
    9 Oct 2014 | 6:15 am
    When I’m mapping earthquake data, I’m totally shocked to see the number and size of quakes in Oklahoma!  They have had 1,063 earthquakes in the year 2014!  That is the second most active state next to Alaska with quakes that are 2.5mag and higher! Makes you wonder what is going on there… Enjoy, Patrick
  • The Value of Extended Business Intelligence

    Logi Analytics
    9 Oct 2014 | 5:05 am
    Smartphones, social media and globalized markets have fundamentally redefined the way companies communicate and partner with their stakeholders. Companies today are increasingly dependent on input from customers, suppliers and distribution partners to remain competitive. read more
  • How Does Our Site Load This Fast?

    Logi Analytics
    7 Oct 2014 | 10:11 am
    Have you noticed how fast this site loads? Here’s a speed test I just ran: Go ahead and test it out, here are a few site speed testing services you can try: Pingdom Tools GTMetrix WebPageTest So what’s the secret sauce? Well it’s none other than SiteGround’s GoGeek hosting package. If you’ve been involved in […] The post How Does Our Site Load This Fast? appeared first on WP RSS Aggregator.
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    The Solopreneur Life®

  • At the End of Each Month, Are You Guilty of the Mistake That Rookie Marketers Make?

    Larry Keltto
    30 Oct 2014 | 10:49 am
    Today while I was eating my lunch — a piece of egg-plant quiche and then a blueberry Chobani with Toll House chocolate chips that I added (shame on me!) — I was skipping around in John Carlton’s book “The Entrepreneur’s Guide To Getting Your Shit Together” Carlton is one of the most successful copywriters of […] Related posts: Study: Rates of New Solopreneurship Rose in 2010, but Was It Driven By Lack of Options? Kauffman Study: Owners of 2011 Startups Preferred Solopreneurship Featured Soloist Patrick Curtis: “My Goal Is to Hit 5 Million Page…
  • The Best Online-Writing Advice I Ever Received

    Larry Keltto
    15 Oct 2014 | 6:56 am
    Here’s the best online-writing advice I ever received: “Be brief. Be brilliant.” The advice’s genius is that it works for all online platforms: websites, landing pages, e-newsletters, landing pages, Instagram, Twitter, etc. The advice also works for older formats: advertising, printed books, newspapers, brochures, and even billboards. Ultimately, the formula for success in every form […] Related posts: Online Business Software I Can’t Live Without Golf-Swing Tips and Small-Biz Advice: They’re Irrelevant Best (and Worst) Online Marketing Techniques For…
  • Amazon Associates Program is Back for Minnesota Businesses

    Larry Keltto
    13 Oct 2014 | 2:08 pm
    If you’re a Minnesota resident and you operate an online business, this is big news: beginning October 1, Amazon started collecting Minnesota sales tax from Minnesota customers. This means the Amazon Associates program is up and running again in Minnesota. When Amazon shut down the program in Minnesota in 2013 (in response to a new […] Related posts: How To Begin Selling With Amazon 6 Cool Examples of Successful Niche Businesses The Solopreneur Life Book Available Free Through Amazon Prime
  • 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
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    Statspotting!

  • Microsoft Surface: A Billion Dollars In Revenue This Quarter

    junior
    23 Oct 2014 | 3:13 pm
    Well, Almost. We spotted this stat today, from Microsoft’s quarterly results: “Surface Pro 3 momentum drove Surface revenue of $908 million.” Source Apple’s loss is Microsoft’s gain. The iPad had another tough quarter with sales of 12.3 million iPads, a drop from the nearly 14.1 million tablets sold a year ago. (Source) For Interesting Statistics Everyday, Find Statspotting on Facebook and Follow Statspotting on Twitter The post Microsoft Surface: A Billion Dollars In Revenue This Quarter appeared first on Statspotting!.
  • 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…
 
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    Smedio - Business Ideas Worth Sharing

  • What Comes Before You Dare Sell on Social Media

    Simon Horton
    28 Oct 2014 | 11:18 pm
    Share on FacebookShare on TwitterE-mail Do you “dare” to sell on social media? I am sure you would. You are an entrepreneur. You’ve jumped the hoop already. You’ve learnt to face your fears square. On social media, however, it’s not a matter of how intrepid, brash, and reckless you can be. That won’t guarantee “sales”. Once upon a time, social media was a vast alien land and you’d have to feel your way into it. Today, research is astoundingly clear. As Olsy Sorokina of HootSuite points out, the wrong social media strategy can cost you business (irrespective of the size and…
  • How to Make Print Marketing Work for You in the Digital Age

    Guest Writer
    21 Oct 2014 | 12:42 pm
    Share on FacebookShare on TwitterE-mail Print marketing seems like a dying species to many observers. The explosion of digital marketing in recent years has made print seem obsolete. A dinosaur that once ruled the advertising world, print is no longer cost-effective, useful or deserving of consideration for businesses seeking to attract the attention of potential customers. Or maybe not. In fact, it’s far too soon to write off the power of print. Newspaper readership may be shrinking, but most people still value print both in their everyday lives and when it comes to marketing…
  • An Entrepreneur’s Guide to Simplified Tech Tools

    Douglas Idugboe
    12 Oct 2014 | 11:01 pm
    Share on FacebookShare on TwitterE-mail Tech tools made to simplify your business could be catalyst for growth in today’s business environment. The fact is, mall businesses are growing. In fact, 54 percent of all U.S. sales come from our 23 million small businesses, and the number of small businesses in the U.S. increased 49 percent since 1982, according to The Small Business Association. We live in culture where small companies and startups are revered and innovation is rewarded. But that doesn’t mean entrepreneurship and running a business is simple, let alone easy. While every…
  • 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…
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    logianalytics.com

  • What’s New: Self-Service Reporting in Logi Info 11.4

    mdavis
    30 Oct 2014 | 7:29 am
    We’re excited to introduce Logi Info 11.4, which brings enhancements to Info’s self-service reporting module, including advanced layout capabilities, enhanced report management and sharing, and new responsive web capabilities. read more
  • The Biggest Myths of Drag and Drop Business Intelligence Tools

    rchopra
    29 Oct 2014 | 12:16 pm
    The claim to fame for most drag and drop business intelligence (BI) tools has been providing business users with the ability to create dashboards and reports without any help from IT. But in practice, can they really deliver this without significant IT cycles? Does this approach really provide a single version of the truth to everyone within an enterprise (beyond just analysts and power users)? What about entities outside the bounds of the VPN? read more
  • The Real Farm to Table Story – How Muddy Boots is Transforming Real-time Decision Making Across the Food Supply Chain

    mdavis
    20 Oct 2014 | 9:46 am
    Founded in 1996, Muddy Boots’ Web- and mobile-based software systems help more than 2,000 food businesses around the globe manage and maintain quality assurance and compliance throughout the food supply chain, from grower to retailer. read more
  • Player Stats at your Fingertips: LPGA Embeds Logi Info to Empower Reporters

    mdavis
    16 Oct 2014 | 9:50 am
    The Ladies Professional Golf Association (LPGA) is one of the longest-running women’s professional sports associations in the world. read more
  • The Value of Extended Business Intelligence

    mtichenor
    9 Oct 2014 | 5:05 am
    Smartphones, social media and globalized markets have fundamentally redefined the way companies communicate and partner with their stakeholders. Companies today are increasingly dependent on input from customers, suppliers and distribution partners to remain competitive. read more
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    Red Wing Software Blog

  • Financial Accounting Software: The Changing Landscape

    My name
    24 Oct 2014 | 7:41 am
    By Stephanie Elsen Remember back in the 1980’s when financial accounting programs were really starting to sprout up here and there? Software developers from all over created and marketed their own applications to businesses and organizations. People in businesses of all sizes finally had the opportunity to track and manage financial information on a computer, rather than on paper. As time went on, some financial accounting software developers got purchased or merged, some closed their doors because of too much competition, and some thrived and are still improving and growing today. Back…
  • Red Wing Software Offers Online Training Registration

    My name
    17 Oct 2014 | 7:32 am
    Red Wing Software offers live classroom training for customers at its facility in Red Wing, Minnesota, as well as other locations throughout the year. Customers have traditionally called to register for the classroom training. Signing up online makes the process simpler, for those who prefer to go online. (Those who prefer to register by phone still have that option as well.) To register for live classroom training online: Go to www.redwingsoftware.com. (Be sure to sign in, so the system recognizes you as a customer. Choose Training>Classroom Training. Click on the link for the training…
  • The Person Behind the Voice – Melissa Gora

    My name
    16 Oct 2014 | 11:45 am
    Melissa Gora has been the HR Generalist at Red Wing Software for seven years. As the HR Generalist, she handles employment law, recruitment, benefits and payroll. You may have spoken with Melissa as she also answers the phones now and then. Melissa has two lovely girls, Ella and Anna! They enjoy doing many activities, including attending concerts in the park and other musical events, walking dogs at the Humane Society, swimming, playing games and watching movies. Her girls enjoy school, and love arts and crafts! They even arranged an end of summer event at their daycare, where all the…
  • Customers in the News

    My name
    13 Oct 2014 | 7:14 am
    Jim Kelm of Kelm Management, a CenterPoint Accounting and Payroll customer was elected to a second term as president of the Farm Financial Standards Council at the organization’s annual conference in Billings, Montana.
  • Red Wing Software - Notes from the President

    My name
    6 Oct 2014 | 8:24 am
    If you’ve read this column for any length of time, you know I like to share experiences I’ve had in customer service. Sometimes good, sometimes not so good. And, if you read the column two months ago about word-of-mouth marketing and how I virtually promoted someone’s product, and then read this one, you’ll think I’m being paid to promote other companies. But, I have to, again, share an experience I had recently. I was in Wichita, KS, last week and my brother took me to a restaurant called the Redrock Canyon Grill. It must be a small chain, as I learned there is one in Oklahoma City…
 
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    insideBIGDATA

  • BigPanda Brings Data Science to IT Incident Management

    Daniel Gutierrez
    30 Oct 2014 | 9:00 am
    BigPanda formally launched a new data science platform to automate IT Incident Management. BigPanda's platform analyzes the flood of alerts that IT teams face every day and clusters them into high-level incidents.
  • Limited Budgets Slow Adoption of Crime Analytics

    Daniel Gutierrez
    30 Oct 2014 | 7:00 am
    When it comes to the U.S. law enforcement community’s practices and attitudes toward using crime-fighting software, roughly a third are using the technology in their departments, most would use it to combat drug-related crimes, yet the majority don’t have the budget to implement it, according to a recent survey by Wynyard Group.
  • New York Mets Sign SAS® to Lead Off Analytics Lineup

    Daniel Gutierrez
    30 Oct 2014 | 6:00 am
    The New York Mets and SAS, a leader in business analytics, has announced a partnership that will see the Club use SAS analytics to help analyze fan data at an individual level to engage with them in a meaningful way.
  • Quantium to Leverage the MapR Distribution including Hadoop for Real-Time Analysis

    Daniel Gutierrez
    29 Oct 2014 | 10:41 am
    MapR Technologies, Inc., provider of a leading distribution for Apache™ Hadoop®, today announced that Quantium, the leading data analytics firm in Australia, has selected the MapR Distribution including Hadoop to perform rigorous analytics on large and complex data sets to generate rapid business insights for their clients, including many of Australia’s leading companies.
  • Ask a Data Scientist: Handling Missing Data

    Daniel Gutierrez
    29 Oct 2014 | 6:00 am
    Welcome back to our series of articles sponsored by Intel – “Ask a Data Scientist.” This week’s question is from a reader who seeks a discussion of missing data handling methods such as imputation.
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    Revolutions

  • Some R Highlights from the Bay Area Data Science Camp and Unconference

    Joseph Rickert
    30 Oct 2014 | 8:30 am
    by Joseph Rickert The San Francisco Bay Area Chapter of the Association of Computing Machinery (ACM) has been holding an annual Data Mining Camp and "unconference" since 2009. This year, to reflect the times, the group held a Data Science Camp and unconference, and we at Revolution Analytics were, once again, very happy to be a sponsor for the event and pleased to be able to participate.  In an ACM unconference, except for prearranged tutorials and the keynote address, there are no scheduled talks. Instead, anyone with the passion to speak gets two minutes to pitch a session.  A…
  • Integrate R into applications with DeployR Open

    David Smith
    29 Oct 2014 | 2:22 pm
    If you ever find you need to embed the results of R functions — data, charts, or even a single calculation — into other applications, then you might want to take a look at DeployR Open. DeployR Open is an open-source server-based framework for R, that makes it easy to call out to the server to run R code in real time. The workflow is simple: An R programmer develops an R script (using their standard R tools) and publishes that script to the DeployR server. Once published, R scripts can be executed by any authorized application using the DeployR API. We provide native client libraries…
  • Type III tests and R

    Joseph Rickert
    28 Oct 2014 | 8:30 am
    by Terry M. Therneau Ph.D.Faculty, Mayo Clinic About a year ago there was a query about how to do "type 3" tests for a Cox model on the R help list, which someone wanted because SAS does it. The SAS addition looked suspicious to me, but as the author of the survival package I thought I should understand the issue more deeply. It took far longer than I expected but has been illuminating. First off, what exactly is this 'type 3' computation of which SAS so deeply enamored? Imagine that we are dealing with a data set that has interactions. In my field of biomedical statistics…
  • Create Fashion Fingerprints with R

    David Smith
    27 Oct 2014 | 2:35 pm
    How do you summarize fashion? For New York Fashion Week, the New York Times used the idea of "Fashion Fingerprints", distilling a designer's collections into small fragments highlighting the palette. Here's what Marc Jacobs' current collection looks like: Click through for an interactive version where you can explore each design, and scroll down to the bottom where you can see even greater distillation: each designer represented as abstract color blocks, with colors represented from head to toe. R user Giuseppe Paleologo noted that R is ideally suited to a task like…
  • Because it's Friday: Virtual robots learn to walk

    David Smith
    24 Oct 2014 | 1:36 pm
    For his PhD at Delft University of Technology's Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Thomas Geijtenbeek created robots that learned how to walk. These were virtual robots — simulations in a computer system — but with realistic muscles, joints and mass that behave in real-life ways. When you see computer-generated figures move around in movies or computer games, the motion is either hand-generated (using a process not very different from that of animating old Looney Tunes cartoons), or the motion is captured from a human actor. The former method is very time consuming, and limited by…
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    Blog

  • Marketers Have the CEO’s Ear—But Do They Have Enough Data to Keep It?

    Jared Heath
    29 Oct 2014 | 12:02 am
    IBM’s latest Global C-Suite Study surveyed 4,183 top executives in 20 industries from around the world, and the resulting report has some interesting things to say about the CMO. First, the CMO has the CEO’s ear more now than ever before, second only to the CFO. The report states that 63% of CMOs surveyed are involved in strategy development. In years past, the marketing department knew about audiences, creative campaigns, distribution and everything related to outbound lead generation efforts. But with the growth—and incredible success—of inbound marketing, marketers are now on the…
  • 3 Strategies to Convert More Mobile Traffic

    Steve Wellen
    21 Oct 2014 | 12:47 am
    Shoppers are relying on their mobile technology more with every passing year to help them make better purchasing decisions. In the United States, 42% of American adults own a tablet computer; 58% of all adults carry smartphones, and they often turn to their favorite shopping sites and apps just to pass the time. That spells opportunity for the mobile-savvy retailer. But helping your mobile audience engage with you online or on-site is not as simple as creating an app, text club or QR code offer. Here are three ways retailers can make the most of their mobile audience: 1. Adopt a…
  • How to Rock Dreamforce #likeaboss

    Tom McConnon
    14 Oct 2014 | 2:41 pm
    Every year, Dreamforce gets bigger and busier. So how can you avoid having your brand get lost in the mix? Here are 9 ways to stand out without screaming for attention (we’re looking at you, stretchy jumpsuit people). Command eyeballs – Nearly 200,000 people will descend upon San Francisco this year for Dreamforce. To get maximum visibility, advertise in high traffic areas like airport terminals and baggage claims. Jumpstart mornings – Nearly everyone gets juiced on java, so help people get going with a free cup of coffee and breakfast. Turns out a complimentary breakfast turns heads.
  • An Insider’s Guide to Dreamforce 2014 – Tips and Tricks to Having an Epic Show

    Darren Perucci
    13 Oct 2014 | 10:02 am
    Dreamforce is one of the biggest events of the year and it can be downright scary. But don’t worry. With a few simple tips and tricks you’ll be a Dreamforce pro in no time. Here’s your insider’s guide to pure #DF14 domination. 1. Be engaged in social media Use hashtags! In today’s social media world, it can be tough to be part of a conversation unless you are following along with a hashtag. I’d suggest making a list of topics you’re interested in and then finding popular hashtags associated with those topics. Examples and popular hashtags for #DF14 include:…
  • 15 Influencers to Follow Leading Up to Dreamforce

    Darren Perucci
    10 Oct 2014 | 8:51 am
    Dreamforce starts in just three days! With 150,000+ people from around the world descending on San Francisco for one event, things are bound to get crazy — including your social feeds. Whether you’re attending or not, your feeds are likely to be inundated by #DF14 tweets on a myriad of topics. You can count on tons of great content, cool promotions and a lot of spam during the four days of the show. It can be hard to keep your feet on the ground during the world’s largest cloud-based expo. The good news? You don’t have to go to the conference to get value out of it. All you need to do…
 
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  • Marketers Have the CEO’s Ear—But Do They Have Enough Data to Keep It?

    Jared Heath
    29 Oct 2014 | 12:02 am
    IBM’s latest Global C-Suite Study surveyed 4,183 top executives in 20 industries from around the world, and the resulting report has some interesting things to say about the CMO. First, the CMO has the CEO’s ear more now than ever before, second only to the CFO. The report states that 63% of CMOs surveyed are involved in strategy development. In years past, the marketing department knew about audiences, creative campaigns, distribution and everything related to outbound lead generation efforts. But with the growth—and incredible success—of inbound marketing, marketers are now on the…
  • 3 Strategies to Convert More Mobile Traffic

    Steve Wellen
    21 Oct 2014 | 12:47 am
    Shoppers are relying on their mobile technology more with every passing year to help them make better purchasing decisions. In the United States, 42% of American adults own a tablet computer; 58% of all adults carry smartphones, and they often turn to their favorite shopping sites and apps just to pass the time. That spells opportunity for the mobile-savvy retailer. But helping your mobile audience engage with you online or on-site is not as simple as creating an app, text club or QR code offer. Here are three ways retailers can make the most of their mobile audience: 1. Adopt a…
  • How to Rock Dreamforce #likeaboss

    Tom McConnon
    14 Oct 2014 | 2:41 pm
    Every year, Dreamforce gets bigger and busier. So how can you avoid having your brand get lost in the mix? Here are 9 ways to stand out without screaming for attention (we’re looking at you, stretchy jumpsuit people). Command eyeballs – Nearly 200,000 people will descend upon San Francisco this year for Dreamforce. To get maximum visibility, advertise in high traffic areas like airport terminals and baggage claims. Jumpstart mornings – Nearly everyone gets juiced on java, so help people get going with a free cup of coffee and breakfast. Turns out a complimentary breakfast turns heads.
  • An Insider’s Guide to Dreamforce 2014 – Tips and Tricks to Having an Epic Show

    Darren Perucci
    13 Oct 2014 | 10:02 am
    Dreamforce is one of the biggest events of the year and it can be downright scary. But don’t worry. With a few simple tips and tricks you’ll be a Dreamforce pro in no time. Here’s your insider’s guide to pure #DF14 domination. 1. Be engaged in social media Use hashtags! In today’s social media world, it can be tough to be part of a conversation unless you are following along with a hashtag. I’d suggest making a list of topics you’re interested in and then finding popular hashtags associated with those topics. Examples and popular hashtags for #DF14 include:…
  • 15 Influencers to Follow Leading Up to Dreamforce

    Darren Perucci
    10 Oct 2014 | 8:51 am
    Dreamforce starts in just three days! With 150,000+ people from around the world descending on San Francisco for one event, things are bound to get crazy — including your social feeds. Whether you’re attending or not, your feeds are likely to be inundated by #DF14 tweets on a myriad of topics. You can count on tons of great content, cool promotions and a lot of spam during the four days of the show. It can be hard to keep your feet on the ground during the world’s largest cloud-based expo. The good news? You don’t have to go to the conference to get value out of it. All you need to do…
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  • PL Singapore: Finding the metrics to support transformation

    30 Oct 2014 | 12:13 am
    In order to win the business over for transformation, procurement needs to ensure that it has objective KPIs which have the support of the wider organisation. In order to win the business over for transformation, procurement needs to ensure that it has objective key performance indicators which have the support of the wider organisation. Kinnar Ghiya, from HP, outlined his approach of transforming the function from a back-office role to a business partner that can add deeper value to the organisation. This transformation moves from purchasing as a largely irrelevant department, to an…
  • PL Singapore: To transform, you need to win hearts and minds

    29 Oct 2014 | 7:21 pm
    The morning of the Singapore Forum kicked off with fascinating talks on procurement transformation. Jonathan Webb, head of strategy research at Procurement Leaders, is covering the key events at the Singapore Forum 2014. For more details about the Forum, please click here. The morning of the Singapore Forum kicked off with fascinating talks on procurement transformation. Interestingly, both talks described their use of John Kotter’s work on transformation in which he deduced eight steps that characterise successful projects: Step 1: Create urgency Step 2: Form a powerful…
  • PL Singapore: Sell the vision; sell the function

    28 Oct 2014 | 11:59 pm
    The afternoon track of the Masterclass event looked at recruitment.  The afternoon track of the Masterclass event looked at recruitment. Chandranath Chakraborty, director at Nike, discussed his experience of building a procurement team from scratch for Nike’s Asian operations. There was, as you could imagine, significant difficulty in getting a team of procurement professionals to leave successful careers behind, of a known commodity in established functions, and take the plunge in an entirely new organisation. The kind of person that would join a venture would need…
  • PL Singapore: Empowerment is the key to marketing

    28 Oct 2014 | 9:51 pm
    The first session of our Masterclass event in Singapore is complete. This morning, delegates explored the marketing category. The first session of our Masterclass event in Singapore is complete. This morning, delegates explored the marketing category. The morning presentations was kicked off by Qasim Hussain, associate director at P&G, who looked at the three-way partnership between procurement, marketing and the agency. Buyers have historically struggled in the marketing space. For many, it was considered the ‘final frontier’ where the purchasing function completes…
  • Technology Is Creating Evolutionary Pressure On Procurement

    28 Oct 2014 | 3:58 am
    The technological transformation of procurement has parallels with the evolution of nature where hybrids are created to adapt and thrive in a new habitat. In this extract from the forthcoming Issue 53 of Procurement Leaders Magazine, Flextronics CPO Tom Linton shares his views on how wider shifts in technology are changing the game for procurement functions and creating new types of teams.  Technology is about to expand into dimensions we have not seen since the birth of the Internet in the 1990s. Most of what we do today is based on tools that were invented to leverage the Internet, and…
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    Jive Syndication Feed

  • Roll up! Roll up!

    John Sands
    27 Oct 2014 | 10:19 am
    Have you noticed how fads and trends appear so often in the industry we work in? It almost harks back to the days of Victorian London where traveling salesman would stand on a soap box and talk about the latest and greatest invention or potion that could make you rich or cure all ills. The people in that time would often be duped in to believing that this potion would restore their virility or grow back their hair. More often than not the salesman would have run off to the next village by the time they found out the truth, leaving them with an unused comb and an unhappy partner.  In…
  • Contextualize your KPIs

    Michael Anthony
    24 Oct 2014 | 5:03 am
    Raw data is useful but data with additional contextual information is better because it helps us do what we already do naturally: compare, contrast, and weigh our options as part of the bigger picture. Contextual data is the supporting information that
  • We Don’t Care Where You Keep Your Data

    Josh Good
    23 Oct 2014 | 7:46 am
    With all the talk about cloud analytics last week, I thought I'd share my thoughts on the subject.   I don’t care where you keep your data.  I’m not saying you shouldn’t care, you should care, I just don’t care because I’m interested in analysis.  At Qlik that is all we are interested in – enabling people and companies to find insights in their data regardless of where that data happens to be. QlikView and Qlik Sense both use the well-known and proven associate indexing engine that excels at combining data from multiple sources,…
  • Protecting Qlik Sense against rogue servers and eavesdropping

    Fredrik Lautrup
    20 Oct 2014 | 10:59 pm
    When we designed Qlik Sense one important aspects was to start using standard security components where possible to solve different aspects of security. Protecting communication is a good example of this, as we used standard components to protect against
  • You ask, we answer! Additional Q&A from our Qlik Sense Webcast

    Michael Tarallo
    17 Oct 2014 | 5:03 am
    On October 8, 2014, Qlik hosted a live webcast featuring CTO Anthony Deighton and CMO Rick Jackson introducing Qlik Sense. We only had one hour slotted for our speakers to run through the demonstration and answer questions. Unfortunately we could not get
 
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    Dice News » Business Analysis

  • The Key to Good Business Process Modeling

    Steven Gara
    15 Oct 2014 | 8:34 am
    Business-use cases are essential for modeling because they define processes as series of sequential steps with alternate flows. These use cases help stakeholders better understand the business and what’s working, versus what’s not. Click here to find business analyst jobs. Modeling business processes can help with many things, including but not limited to: Eliminating irrelevant details Presenting processes in a common format for all stakeholders Understanding complexity Assessing efficiency Capturing how value is delivered Determining time and cost Different types of business-use case…
  • The Importance of Mapping Business Concepts

    Steven Gara
    7 Oct 2014 | 7:07 am
    Analyzing business information is the first and often weakest link in the business-analysis process. The “as-is” of the business situation is typically ill-defined and in need of reworking. As a result, business analysis should be viewed as a meaningful and creative learning process. Businesses Are Run by People Getting actual involvement from businesspeople on business analysis and business development projects is usually a large challenge. Capturing and retaining the attention of those key people, who know what the business is really about, always competes with a busy day full…
  • 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…
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    Intelligent Head Quarters

  • A Bank for the Future

    Paula Newton
    30 Oct 2014 | 12:00 am
    A Bank for the future Intelligenthq The recent financial crisis and subsequent lengthily economic downturn is all too fresh in many people’s minds, even now. There have been calls for banking to operate in a manner that is more beneficial to both the taxpayer and the environment, rather than continuing to favour some employees with large bonuses and financing companies that focus their businesses on the extraction of fossil fuels. Many people believe there is a better way. Two years ago the Green Investment Bank was launched,  in October 2012, with a mission to accelerate investment in UK…
  • Transforming William Blake´s Cottage Into A Centre For The Imagination

    Maria Fonseca
    29 Oct 2014 | 12:00 am
    Rachel Searle and Will Harvey in front of Blake´s cottage Intelligenthq I first came across the poetry of William Blake in 1989, when studying at an American High School. I was enrolled in an english literature class, and one day we were introduced to William Blake´s “Songs of innocence.” As I read “The lamb” that simple poem struck me like a blow. William Blake was an English painter, poet and printmaker, in sum, a polymath, that lived from 1757 to 1827. Most of his life, he lived in London, except for three years, spent in Felpham. He moved there to take up a job…
  • Video Conferencing Solutions For Secure Interaction

    IntelligentHQ
    28 Oct 2014 | 7:00 am
    Video Conferencing Solutions For Secure Interaction Hackers have become the newest bogeyman in the world of business and security. After the hacking and identity theft that took places in several top-ranking retail stores, including Target and Home Depot, the need to out think and disarm hackers grew even more in recent years. With the increased connectivity of the digital era, the chances of being targeted are higher than ever, and the stakes are massive: your funds, consumer information, and a brand name are all at stake. So when your business implements video conferencing as its latest…
  • How to Build Social Capital for Aspiring Social Entrepreneurs

    Emad Rahim
    28 Oct 2014 | 12:00 am
    How to Build Social Capital for Aspiring Social Entrepreneurs Intelligenthq “Social capital” means fame, goodwill or recognition you have amassed because of your work, achievements, professional network or social activism. Traditionally, social capital meant goodwill an entrepreneur – or any individual, for that matter – has gathered from various segments of society. But in the Internet age, social capital also includes goodwill and reputation an entrepreneur garners from social media, or more generally, from every digital platform. If you are an aspiring social entrepreneur or…
  • Criterion: Changing the Rules Of Markets

    Paula Newton
    27 Oct 2014 | 12:00 am
    Criterion: Changing the Rules Of Markets Intelligenthq Have you ever wondered how people could go about changing the practices of market systems, and the strategies that could really sustain change over time? Criterion Institute is working on answering these questions and others through recognising that markets and market systems are actually social and cultural constructs that are possible to be changed if the right activities are carried out. The organisation is exploring leadership styles, organisational models and skills development that can lead to change, as well as how to work within…
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    Blacklight Solutions

  • Austin Yellowfin Road Show

    Christa Rose
    23 Oct 2014 | 3:04 pm
    Blacklight Solutions is co-sponsoring the first-ever Yellowfin event in Austin, Texas! We’d love for you to  join us with Yellowfin CEO, Glen Rabie, for a fun, free and interactive Business Intelligence seminar: 4:30 p.m. Thursday, November 6, at Parkside. For details and to register to attend, go here. Enjoy an insightful seminar and networking event to: […]
  • AWS re:Invent Here We Come

    Christa Rose
    23 Oct 2014 | 2:35 pm
    Blacklight Solutions will be joining AWS re:invent in Las Vegas November 11–14, 2014. AWS re:Invent promises to be “largest gathering of the global Amazon Web Services community.”  We’re sponsoring a booth at the trade show to talk about how you can add analytics to your software product. Please stop by if you are at the […]
  • Consumer Interface Key to IoT Success

    Christa Rose
    21 Oct 2014 | 11:03 am
    By Christa Rose Technology sages have projected for years that just over the horizon is a world where all of the devices and appliances that facilitate our modern existence will seamlessly coordinate together to optimize our living experience.  This new era, helpfully labeled the “Internet of Things,” is dawning in ways that were first imperceptible but are now […]
  • The Client-Friendly Layer in a Big Data World

    Christa Rose
    21 Oct 2014 | 11:01 am
    By Christa Rose Companies of every size and type are investing in Big Data analytics and realizing the benefits that data innovation can create for revenue generation and efficiency.  Data product startups are booming at the same time, to capitalize upon the need for information products and services.  Data sourcing, processing and analytics are a […]
  • Open Your Analytics Toolbox

    Christa Rose
    29 Sep 2014 | 2:46 pm
    Last Chance! This is your last chance to sign-up for our Embedded BI Best Practices Webinar. REGISTER NOW > We’ll give you the checklist you need to make sure you can achieve embedded Business Intelligence (BI) success, while avoiding all the usual integration, support, maintenance and enhancement drama. Discover how to seamlessly integrate world-class BI […]
 
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    Ambler

  • A Belief in Diversity or a Set Up to Fail?

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

    Aldonna Ambler
    9 Oct 2014 | 7:49 am
    Each week, my email inbox includes several inquiries from entrepreneurs who are looking for startup or growth financing for their businesses. Typically, the first email is polite and conveys a sense of excitement about his/her product innovation. Most of the emails include a request for a referral to appropriate funding sources. Some information to provide [...]
  • 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 [...]
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    SIMUL8 Blog

  • Come and meet us at an upcoming event!

    laura
    29 Oct 2014 | 7:05 am
    Over the next few months SIMUL8 Corporation are attending a variety of different conferences and events across the US and Europe and we’ve provided you all the details of these below. If you’re going to be attending any of these and would like to set up a meeting with us, then just let us know by filling out the form below and we’ll be happy to arrange this. Not attending any of these events? If you can’t make any of the events but would still like to meet up with us, then let us know and we can come to you! We regularly visit our users on site to see how they’re…
  • Friday Tip: Using the Day Planner in SIMUL8

    hazel
    24 Oct 2014 | 8:50 am
    This week’s tip explains more about SIMUL8’s Day Planner. This allows you to easily control the number of arrivals by day and time interval. Accessing the Day Planner The day planner can be accessed by selecting a Start Point and selecting the ‘Additional Tab’.   The Interface Main Window: By default the day planner is set up showing arrivals in 15 minutes intervals. The numbers of days are dependent on the number of days that have been defined in clock settings. The start and end time is also set according to the start and end time defined in clock settings. The day planner…
  • Friday Tip: Using the spreadsheet button within the formula editor

    admin
    17 Oct 2014 | 8:42 am
    In this week’s Friday tip, we will look at referencing a cell within an internal spreadsheet, using the spreadsheet button within the formula editor. Let’s imagine that we have a factory, which is modeled using the simple simulation below: Within our simulation, we will have an internal spreadsheet which contains the timings for each of the machines. In this example, I will call this “ssTimings”. In most real-life examples, we would not simply have a spreadsheet with the machine name and the processing time: Instead, we are likely to have a complex spreadsheet, with a large amount of…
  • Friday Tip: Using Variables in Dialog Text

    admin
    10 Oct 2014 | 5:41 am
    Sometimes within a dialog you may want to show a variable value to highlight useful information about simulation settings to users. If you want to add descriptive text to your dialog but want to reference a variable value in the text, then if you place the variable name in curly brackets, SIMUL8 will put in the variable value when the dialog is displayed. Example: In this simulation the process time of an activity is stored in the global variable ‘gbl_time’, this variable has been given a time of 10 minutes. When this dialog is open the variable within the curly brackets will display as…
  • Friday Tip: Using Resource Priorities

    admin
    3 Oct 2014 | 8:20 am
    Lots of systems use multi-skilled resources. These resources can work on several tasks, but are likely to be better in some tasks than others. Please see the screenshot below for a simplified version of such a system: This example shows two types of work entering the system, each requiring to be processed in different activities. Work of type 1 enters the model in the first Start point and is routed to Activity 1. Here we need a resource from resource pool Pool Type 1, which uses both Skill resources with a preference for Skill 1. Work type 2 enters the second stream in the model and uses…
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    MediFit

  • Innovating Workplace Wellness: Ergonomic Assessments Improve Posture and Increase Productivity

    admin
    23 Oct 2014 | 3:36 pm
    Value Proposition Employees participating in workstation ergonomic assessments report improved posture, reduced pain in joints and muscles, and increased productivity. What Are “Ergonomic Assessments”? Assessments identify potential hazards that contribute to musculoskeletal disorders, and ensure that a worker’s workstation is ergonomically designed to minimize the risk of injury and maximize productivity. How it Works A [...]The post Innovating Workplace Wellness: Ergonomic Assessments Improve Posture and Increase Productivity appeared first on MediFit.
  • Innovating Workplace Wellness: Ice Bucket Challenge Increases Participation

    admin
    6 Oct 2014 | 9:02 am
    Look who put the fun in fitness and wellness: MediFit Team Bala Cynwyd, PA. The MediFit team worked with client marketing representatives to organize an ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. Company CEO’s sent an email to employees featuring a video clip that challenged everyone to participate in a group “ice bucket dump” on a specific day [...]The post Innovating Workplace Wellness: Ice Bucket Challenge Increases Participation appeared first on 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.
 
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    BambooHR Blog

  • Exit Interviews: Ghosts of Employees Past

    Jeana Quigley
    30 Oct 2014 | 7:11 am
    It’s scary to lose an employee. The team is disheartened to see one of their own leave. HR knows they have to start the long process of finding a replacement. And management is frightened of the staggering cost of replacing that employee. But there’s one thing you need to do right to bring lasting value […] The post Exit Interviews: Ghosts of Employees Past appeared first on BambooHR Blog.
  • Really Show Up for the Interview [Recruit and Retain Talent #5]

    Ben
    29 Oct 2014 | 6:39 am
    Interviewing applicants is a vital part of HR. You’ve got to define the interview process that works for you. Many times, especially in startups, things are so crazy and busy that interviewing can feel like a scramble: “Oh someone’s here, let’s go sit down and talk to her a little bit.” But it’s important to really […] The post Really Show Up for the Interview [Recruit and Retain Talent #5] appeared first on BambooHR Blog.
  • Hiring Well for a Productive Team

    Kelsie Davis
    28 Oct 2014 | 7:32 am
    Most teams need a productivity boost at some point. That’s why we’re teaming up with Expensify to offer a webinar to discuss creating a more productive team. One of the most important tips to understand about productivity is that it’s something you can be proactively promoting from the very beginning of each employee’s “life” at a company. In […] The post Hiring Well for a Productive Team appeared first on BambooHR Blog.
  • Meet Grasshopper—BambooHR’s Awesome Customer

    Jeana Quigley
    27 Oct 2014 | 7:51 am
    At BambooHR, our mission is to set people free to do great work. Our awesome customers are doing great things, and we’re proud of the way they’re changing the world. That’s why we wanted to showcase some of our customers in a new blog series, BambooHR’s Awesome Customers.   First up, Grasshopper.  What’s Grasshopper’s story? Founded by two […] The post Meet Grasshopper—BambooHR’s Awesome Customer appeared first on BambooHR Blog.
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    A Smarter Planet Blog

  • Live Blogging from IBM Research’s Cognitive Systems Colloquium

    Steve Hamm
    30 Oct 2014 | 6:15 am
    The world is in the early stages of a major shift—from the programmable computing era to the era of cognitive systems. Today at IBM Research, we’re convening our second-annual Cognitive Systems Colloquium. We’ll be hearing from some of the smartest people in the tech industry. Please return throughout the day for frequent updates. And join the discussion at #CognitiveComputing. 5:25 (update)   Bob Darnell, Director, New York Genome Center: The Future of Genomic Medicine There’s a big gap between technology and what patients need at their bedsides. We have to change that. The…
  • Repsol and IBM Team up to Transform the Oil Business

    Steve Hamm
    30 Oct 2014 | 5:00 am
    Repsol Sovex Rig (Santos Basin-Brazil). By Steve Hamm One of the great hopes for cognitive computing is that it will provide organizations with powerful new insights that enable them to penetrate complexity and rethink the way they do business—potentially transforming whole industries. The oil and gas industry is ripe for transformation. That’s because the uncertainties and geological risks are so great in resource exploration and the pressures are so great to maximize the productivity of existing oil and gas fields—whether they’re on dry land or thousands of feet under the sea.
  • Tapping the Public Pulse of the Planet

    Steve Hamm
    29 Oct 2014 | 8:45 am
    Alistair Rennie, GM IBM Business Analytics By Alistair Rennie Each day, Twitter users press the button on about 500 million Tweets. That tsunami of 140-character messages spans the range of human interests and activities—from raves about recent purchases to exhortations to rally behind social causes. Personally, I use Twitter as a sort of market-intelligence radar. I follow very smart people to see what they’re reading and thinking. Now, for the first time, business leaders will be able to tap into the Twitter stream in powerful new ways to harvest insights that help them understand…
  • Coming Tomorrow: Live Blogging from the Cognitive Systems Colloquium

    Steve Hamm
    29 Oct 2014 | 4:00 am
    It has been one year since IBM Research kickstarted innovation in cognitive computing with an inaugural Cognitive Systems Colloquium. Since then, Research has staged colloquia at labs around the world and it has undergone the most significant reorganization in two decades–dedicating one third of its scientific staff to cognitive computing. Tomorrow comes the second-annual colloquium at Research headquarters in Yorktown Heights, N.Y. A select group of scientists from industry and academia will gather to exchange ideas and view presentations from thought leaders in the field. The speakers…
  • IBM Research – Africa Uses Technology in Ebola Humanitarian Efforts

    Guest
    26 Oct 2014 | 9:02 pm
    Osamuyimen T. Stewart, Ph.D., Distinguished Engineer, Chief Scientist, IBM Research-Africa By Osamuyimen T. Stewart, Ph.D. The World Health Organization estimates that almost 10,000 cases of the Ebola virus disease have been reported since the latest outbreak was first reported in March 2014, resulting in more than 4,800 deaths. According to the WHO, widespread and intense transmission is occurring in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone, while localized transmissions have occurred in other countries, such as the U.S. Of the many daunting challenges facing local governments and aid organizations…
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    Asia Business News

  • Coal Tariffs to be Waived in China-Australia Free Trade Agreement

    Asia Briefing
    30 Oct 2014 | 1:04 am
    SHANGHAI – China has indicated that a recently instituted tariff on Australian coal will be waived once a long awaited free trade agreement (FTA) between the two countries is struck.  News of this reversal was released after Australian Treasurer Joe Hockey met with Chinese Finance Minister Lou Jiwei ahead of the APEC Finance Ministers’ meeting in Beijing. It was announced earlier this month that there would be a three percent tariff on cooking coal used for coking coal and a six percent tariff on thermal coal used for in power stations.  This decision was particularly surprising at…
  • A Guide to New Tax Policies in Asia

    Asia Briefing
    28 Oct 2014 | 3:22 am
    By Samuel Wrest Over the past month, a number of new tax laws have either been implemented or are in the process of being implemented in several key Asian nations. These policies have been variously aimed at attracting foreign investment, improving economic performance levels and reducing fiscal deficits. In Asia, tax changes are invariably acutely felt by businesses with a stake in the country in question, and will always partly inform the future investor outlook of that country. In this article, we take a look at some of the key policy changes that have taken place. Malaysia In an effort to…
  • New Zealand’s Business Sector Pushes for a Slew of New FTAs In Asia

    Asia Briefing
    22 Oct 2014 | 3:27 am
    SHANGHAI - In an effort to accelerate economic growth and create job opportunities, a number of New Zealand’s most prolific business executives have urged the island-country to sign a multitude of new free trade agreements (FTAs). According to a survey by chartered accountants firm Grant Thornton, 81 percent of New Zealand’s top business leaders believe that the pursuit of new free trade deals should be at the top of the country’s agenda. Their report further added that, whilst New Zealand’s recent acquisition of a seat on the UN Security Council will help boost its ability to…
  • Who Stands to Gain Most from India-Myanmar Rice Deal?

    Asia Briefing
    20 Oct 2014 | 12:46 am
    By Benedict Lynn India’s minister for consumer affairs, food and public distribution, Ram Vilas Paswan, has confirmed New Delhi’s plans to import up to 100,000 tons of Burmese rice to supply its northeastern states, Nagaland and Mizoram. The final details are currently being hammered out, but the deal, which should see 200,000 metric tons of rice sold per month over the next five months, is set to come into effect by the end of October. This will be the first time in almost three decades that the world’s largest exporter of rice (a title once held by Myanmar) will have had to import the…
  • Sino-German Relations Looking Up Despite Slowing Growth

    Asia Briefing
    14 Oct 2014 | 2:56 am
    SHANGHAI – Due to ongoing disagreements over economic and industry policies, Sino-European economic movement is rare. The general pattern of business between the two usually involves China exporting high-quality domestic products to European countries, who in turn export nation-specific high-tech goods and services. In the instance of Germany and China, their economic relationship can be summarized as simple but profitable as German automobiles and machinery parts are in high demand. So it was a happy occasion when on October 10 German Chancellor Angela Merkel welcomed Chinese…
 
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  • Earphone Cable Adapter for Rs. 11 at Shopclues

    Deal Baba
    30 Oct 2014 | 7:00 am
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  • How to Unlock Profits Through Data?

    Sandeep Rao
    26 Oct 2014 | 12:19 am
    A brief and helpful deck on how to unlock profits using your untapped data. Download PDF ~ 743 KB Preview on Slideshare
  • What is Cloud BI (Business Intelligence)?

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

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

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

    Sandeep Rao
    1 May 2014 | 1:39 am
    As an ex-strategy consultant and the CEO of an analytics-focused company, I have spent a fair bit of my time with data and its analysis. Processing data to make decisions is at the core of what we do both in business as well as in our personal lives. Prior to outlining the potential future, I was curious to understand when humans started analysing data in a structured format and its evolution since then. While there were many forms of data representations through the ages, it turns out the first signs of graphing was in Euler’s paper published in 1736 (Solutio Problematis ad Geometriam…
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  • github DMCA takedown notices in the rise!

    admin
    28 Oct 2014 | 3:54 am
    GitHub maintains a list of all DMCA takedown notices along with counteractions and retractions if any. Analysing all the notices from 2011, it seems that the takedown notices are on the rise. Year View : Notice the sharp increase in 2014   Quarterly view : Now looking at the quarterly breakup, seems like the takedowns are cooling off in the later quarters.   So who is issuing these DMCA takedowns? Here is the complete list of all companies who issued DMCA takedowns NOTE: The names were extracted from the description text And here are the counteractions and retractions See the full…
  • Fastest growing and rapidly declining job industry

    admin
    27 Oct 2014 | 8:17 am
    Data source : http://www.bls.gov/emp/tables.htm#occtables   Fastest growing job industry Original Visualization Most rapidly declining job industry Rapidly declining jobs link ShareThis
  • Top 100 analytics companies ranked and scored by Mattermark

    admin
    22 Oct 2014 | 8:12 am
    Let us move on from Grass Eating Sauropods and talk about who’s who in the analytic space. For every dime there are dozen analytic companies. Everybody who provides a freaking dashboard is an analytic company. Anybody that merely mentions Google, Facebook, Hadoop etc in the same sentence is somehow into BigData. Haven’t you stumbled across company pages where they claim to be expert in analytics and big data but they want you to schedule a call with them. They don’t have any products or solutions to show case yet they are Big Data/analytics folks. So to make things easy,…
  • Y Combinator companies has more funding than the sum total of all remaining accelerators

    admin
    19 Oct 2014 | 12:05 pm
    After finishing our call with Bed Bugs , we decided to check out what the startup scene looks like. We used the data from seed-db to let our analytical juices flowing. First we asked what is the top most program (duh!!) but by how much and who are next in the list and so on. Like most Data scientists who believe in the power of simple bar graphs we used our first “chart weapon” of choice and here it is what it rendered. Y Combinator is freaking huge like a dinasaur, infact very much resembles the grass eating Sauropods. In fact we had to create a chart that was 3000 pixels wide…
  • Bed bugs in Boston – Analysis of Boston 311 public dataset

    admin
    17 Oct 2014 | 10:22 am
    Digging into the Boston public Dataset can reveal interesting and juicy facts. Even though there is nothing juicy about Bed bugs but the data about Boston open cases for Bed bugs is quite interesting and worth looking at. We uploaded the entire 50 mb data dump which is around 500K rows into the Data Visualizer and filtered the category for Bed Bugs. Splitting the date into its date hierarchy components we then plotted the month on the Y axis. InfoCaptor : Analytics & dashboards It seems that the City of Boston started collecting this data around 2011 and has only partial data for that…
 
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