Business Intelligence

  • Most Topular Stories

  • Cartoon: The Business Benefit of In-Memory Processing

    Business Analytics
    Timo Elliott
    11 Apr 2014 | 8:04 am
    Here’s the real business benefit of in-memory processing (according to a SAP HANA customer at the recent BI2014 conference!): If you’re interested in real business benefits, check out the post on SAP HANA ROI (no, it’s not “expensive”):  
  • Bitcoin: The Worst Investment In The World This Year

    Statspotting!
    junior
    1 Apr 2014 | 4:12 pm
    Well with a title like that, it is impossible not to spot this stat – we spotted this stat today, that in 2014 so far, BTC is down 38.3 percent against USD, and is probably the worst investment this year so far (Source) For instance, the FTSE 100 is only down 2.2 percent. Our guess is that Mt. Gox has played a huge role in this confidence drop. After all, for quite some time, it was impossible to read anything on Bitcoin without a reference to Mt. Gox. For Interesting Statistics Everyday, Find Statspotting on Facebook and Follow Statspotting on Twitter The post Bitcoin: The Worst…
  • Data served direct-to-exec with Napkyn

    datadoodle
    Ted Cuzzillo
    3 Apr 2014 | 11:17 am
    We’ve heard about shortage of data-analysis help, and about senior execs who pooh-pooh the influence of analysis in decision-making, and about the “dead” self-service analysis. So when a vendor tells me about a direct-to-exec service, featuring a sort of concierge of analytics, I pull up a chair to listen. Napkyn, five years old last month and major brands under its belt, assigns a senior analyst to lead a long-term relationship with one executive. Behind the analyst stands a 13-person team that collaborates on the exec’s behalf, putting forward experts as needed. One…
  • Five Business Intelligence Predictions For 2014

    The Business Intelligence Blog
    Guru Kirthigavasan
    17 Jan 2014 | 12:15 am
    While I don’t necessarily agree with all of them, this ones seems very realistic and bound to happen. Internet of Things (IoT) starts to gain traction. The explosion in “things” will generate a corresponding wave of rich new sources with varying data formats for edge analytics. IT is still struggling to keep up with the massive information coming from the mobile worker. With the advent of IoT, that mass of information will be multiplied with every asset across an organization, from the pressure sensor on the wellhead to the video monitor at the gas station pump. Business decisions…
  • Airlines and airports invest in business intelligence but must do more to avoid problems

    "BUSINESS INTELLIGENCE" - Yahoo News Search Results
    16 Apr 2014 | 4:38 am
    All airlines and 90 percent of airports are investing in business intelligence systems to better serve the needs of their passengers, although more progess is needed to make these investments count, according to air industry IT supplier Sita.
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    Statspotting!

  • 72% Of Greeks Need More Work To Make Ends Meet

    junior
    12 Apr 2014 | 4:46 pm
    We spotted a rather disturbing stat today, that things are not looking good for Greece as a country – some 72% Of Greeks Need More Work To Make Ends Meet (Source) – that puts the whole Greek recovery story in great trouble. The numbers are based on part time Greek workers wanting to work more, but is definitely reflective of the sad reality of unemployment and underemployment in Greece. For Interesting Statistics Everyday, Find Statspotting on Facebook and Follow Statspotting on Twitter The post 72% Of Greeks Need More Work To Make Ends Meet appeared first on Statspotting!.
  • Twitter Stats: 44% of Twitter Accounts Have Never Sent a Tweet

    junior
    11 Apr 2014 | 2:25 pm
    Twitter has always had this issue of folks signing up but not using the product for quite some time now. We had spotted some very disturbing stats around this some time back – we spotted this stat today, that 44 percent of Twitter users have never sent a tweet (Source) Tweets have also been tricky to monetize – Read Zero Percent: Twitter’s Referral Contribution To Black Friday Sales. Challenging times, these. For Interesting Statistics Everyday, Find Statspotting on Facebook and Follow Statspotting on Twitter The post Twitter Stats: 44% of Twitter Accounts Have Never Sent a…
  • Bitcoin: The Worst Investment In The World This Year

    junior
    1 Apr 2014 | 4:12 pm
    Well with a title like that, it is impossible not to spot this stat – we spotted this stat today, that in 2014 so far, BTC is down 38.3 percent against USD, and is probably the worst investment this year so far (Source) For instance, the FTSE 100 is only down 2.2 percent. Our guess is that Mt. Gox has played a huge role in this confidence drop. After all, for quite some time, it was impossible to read anything on Bitcoin without a reference to Mt. Gox. For Interesting Statistics Everyday, Find Statspotting on Facebook and Follow Statspotting on Twitter The post Bitcoin: The Worst…
  • It Is More Difficult To Get Into Wal-Mart Than Harvard

    junior
    30 Mar 2014 | 8:53 am
    Agreed, that kind of comparison makes no sense whatsoever. But if The Washington Post can connect the two, spotting the comparison is only natural. We spotted this stat today – “Last year when Wal-Mart came to D.C. there were over 23,000 applications for 600 jobs. That’s an acceptance rate of 2.6%, twice as selective as Harvard’s and over five times as choosy as Cornell.” (Source) Ivy league schools are selective. Far more selective, in today’s economy, are firms that can actually pay you a salary. For Interesting Statistics Everyday, Find Statspotting on…
  • Facebook Surprise: Companies’ Posts Now Reach Only 6% of Followers

    junior
    22 Mar 2014 | 3:42 pm
    This has always puzzled us – the way Facebook controls who sees what is shared on a Page on Facebook, in spite of the fact that the Company spent money to get fans to like the page in the first place. The reach percentage has been dropping heavily, and now, only 6 in 100 fans see updates from pages they liked (Source) So don’t say ‘Like Us on Facebook’. It doesn’t matter that much any more. For Interesting Statistics Everyday, Find Statspotting on Facebook and Follow Statspotting on Twitter The post Facebook Surprise: Companies’ Posts Now Reach Only 6% of…
 
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    The Numbers Guy

  • Statshot: Mobile Ads, Uptick of Lyme Disease, Bollywood

    David Goldenberg
    11 Apr 2014 | 1:44 pm
    This week in Statshot: Over the next three years, the amount of U.S. advertising money directed to phones and tablets is expected to triple; a new study has found that the increased incidence of Lyme disease is being caused by a population explosion among tick-carrying white-footed mice; and more.
  • Statshot: Plug-In Cars, Chicken Chains, NCAA Brackets

    David Goldenberg
    4 Apr 2014 | 1:12 pm
    This week in Statshot: Chick-fil-A has pulled ahead of KFC to become the market leader in American chicken chains, and more.
  • Statshot: Bag Fees; Phone Updating; Golf Scores

    David Goldenberg
    28 Mar 2014 | 11:00 am
    This week in Statshot: The number of passengers flying on U.S.-based airlines hasn’t changed much since the introduction of checked bag fees; while iPhone users have been quick to upgrade to new operating systems, the majority of Android users have yet to update their phones; and more.
  • Statshot: The One Percent, Dinosaurs, and Chilly Temps

    David Goldenberg
    21 Mar 2014 | 2:09 pm
    In this week's Statshot, there are more households worth $1 million than ever before; and spring arrived Thursday—not an instant too soon for residents of the northeastern U.S.
  • Statshot: Vaccinations, Fish in the Sea, and Soccer

    David Goldenberg
    14 Mar 2014 | 2:21 pm
    This week in Statshot, a recent study of the efficacy of pro-vaccine messages found that they had an unexpected effect on American parents; also, a sonar-based oceanic survey found that there are likely 10 times more fish in the sea than previously thought; and Major League Soccer is gaining popularity.
 
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    Business Analytics

  • Cartoon: The Business Benefit of In-Memory Processing

    Timo Elliott
    11 Apr 2014 | 8:04 am
    Here’s the real business benefit of in-memory processing (according to a SAP HANA customer at the recent BI2014 conference!): If you’re interested in real business benefits, check out the post on SAP HANA ROI (no, it’s not “expensive”):  
  • SAP HANA Brings ROI of over 500% for University of Kentucky

    Timo Elliott
    9 Apr 2014 | 2:30 pm
    SAP HANA is too often pigeonholed as expensive and only for extreme data needs. But more and more companies are crunching the numbers and realizing that in-memory processing is simply a cheaper, better way to do analytics. Dennis Howlett of Diginomica has already talked about the projected cost savings of $13M for one large government customer in his post Can SAP HANA bring real savings? Yes and the numbers are impressive. Now a new post on the SAP HANA blog has provided an IDC analysis of the University of Kentucky’s move to the HANA platform. HANA of course brought the expected technology…
  • Hadoop Summit Amsterdam 2014: Crossing The Chasm

    Timo Elliott
    9 Apr 2014 | 7:34 am
    This year’s Hadoop Summit in Amsterdam was even more interesting than last year’s, with more sponsors (including SAP), more functionality for enterprise use cases, and more enterprise examples. The conference was in the historic Beurs Van Berlage conference center. It’s a great venue for out-of-town guests situated just a few minutes’ walk from Amsterdam’s Central Station. After Hortonworks president Herb Cunitz welcomed attendees, CEO Rob Bearden outlined the Big Data opportunities in a market he estimated to be worth $100Bn market by 2020. He believes that Hadoop has now crossed…
  • No, Hadoop Isn’t Going To Replace Your Data Warehouse

    Timo Elliott
    7 Apr 2014 | 3:13 am
    The data says that Hadoop isn’t going to replace your enterprise data warehouse. Hadoop Adds Rather Than Subtracts According to Gartner’s latest surveys, the number of CIOs that think that Hadoop will replace their existing analytics infrastructure has plummeted over the last few years, and is now down to just 3%. Are these CIOs deluded? No, the fact that the numbers continue to drop are a good indication that they understand the technology — and its limitations. Note this DOESN’T mean that enterprises don’t see value of Hadoop, or aren’t going to massively…
  • Cartoon: What Chance Does Data Have?

    Timo Elliott
    4 Apr 2014 | 10:11 am
    What chance does data have when faced with strong opinions?! Sadly, this isn’t really a joke — every day, information that has cost millions of dollars to collect and analyze is ignored by folks who think that they simply “know” better (a corporate equivalent of all those partisan politicians and voters that don’t think mere facts should get in the way of their most heartfelt convictions…). What can you do about it? Help the organization develop an information culture and pay particular attention to anything that gets in the way of people believing your…
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    Visual Business Intelligence

  • Design for the Real World

    Stephen Few
    28 Mar 2014 | 3:11 pm
    All men are designers. All that we do, almost all the time, is design, for design is basic to all human activity. The planning and patterning of any act towards a desired, foreseeable end constitutes the design process. Any attempt to separate design, to make it a thing-by-itself, works counter to the inherent value of design as the primary underlying matrix of life. Design is the conscious effort to impose meaningful order. Mankind is unique among animals in its relationship to the environment. All other animals adapt themselves to a changing environment (by growing thicker fur in the…
  • Data Insights: Deep Thinking About Data Visualization

    Stephen Few
    11 Feb 2014 | 12:08 pm
    I have an extensive library of books about data visualization. I purchase most of the books that are published on the subject, but only occasionally do I find one that exhibits sound thinking and deep understanding. The new book titled Data Insights: News Ways to Visualize and Make Sense of Data, by Hunter Whitney, is one of those rare exceptions. Unlike most authors of books about data visualization or the broader topic of business intelligence, Whitney thinks clearly and writes beautifully. The two go hand in hand. Because data visualization has soared to great popularity in the last 10…
  • One of Bill Gates’ favorite graphs redesigned

    Stephen Few
    10 Jan 2014 | 3:30 pm
    This blog entry was written by Bryan Pierce of Perceptual Edge. The following 3-D treemap was brought to our attention by a participant in our discussion forum. (Click to enlarge.) This graph was selected by Bill Gates to be included in a recent edition of Wired Magazine that he guest edited. He explained why he included the graph as follows: I love this graph because it shows that while the number of people dying from communicable diseases is still far too high, those numbers continue to come down. In fact, fewer kids are dying, more kids are going to school and more diseases are on their…
  • Driving and Walking: Time Enough for Thinking

    Stephen Few
    2 Jan 2014 | 1:23 pm
    I was first introduced to science fiction literature as a young man in undergraduate school. The first science fiction novel that I read was Stranger in a Strange Land by Robert Heinlein. This book was not typical of the genre in many respects—some called it the Bible of the 60’s counter-culture movement—but I loved it and eventually came to love science fiction in most of its sub-genres. Heinlein became one of my early favorites among science fiction authors. It is the memory of his novel Time Enough for Love that links my love of the genre to the topic of this blog article. The…
  • The Scourge of Unnecessary Complexity

    Stephen Few
    16 Dec 2013 | 3:15 pm
    One of the mottos of my work is “eloquence through simplicity:” eloquence of communication through simplicity of design. Simple should not be confused with simplistic (overly simplified). Simplicity’s goal is to find the simplest way to represent something, stripping away all that isn’t essential and expressing what’s left in the clearest possible way. It is the happy medium between too much and too little. While I professionally strive for simplicity in data visualization, I care about it in all aspects of life. Our world is overly complicated by unnecessary and…
 
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    HBR Blog Network - Harvard Business Review » Tom Davenport

  • What Makes Big Data Projects Succeed

    Tom Davenport
    26 Mar 2014 | 9:00 am
    In conversations with executives, many of the same misconceptions about big data projects — and what makes them successful — keep coming up.  To help clear the air and foster a better understanding of what makes big data initiatives succeed, here are some of the key things I’ve learned from companies that are realizing substantial business value with their big data initiatives. Technology: The most popular misconception many organizations have is that big data projects are all about technologies that are specific to big data—Hadoop, Python, Pig, Hive, etc. It is certainly true that…
  • Book Publishing’s Big Data Future

    Tom Davenport
    3 Mar 2014 | 8:00 am
    The publishing industry is not one of the overachievers in terms of its use of big data. And since my book on big data—Big Data @ Work—is out, I thought it might be fun to speculate on what big data will do to the business of publishing books. The goal of any publisher is to get its content bought and read. In the past, publishers could know only if their books and magazines were bought, and knowing even that was problematic. With the advent of Nielsen’s Bookscan in 2001, publishers could begin to receive point of sale data from physical bookstores. Of course, physical bookstores, both…
  • Big Data and the Role of Intuition

    Tom Davenport
    24 Dec 2013 | 5:00 am
    Many people have asked me over the years about whether intuition has a role in the analytics and data-driven organization. I have always reassured them that there are plenty of places where intuition is still relevant. For example, a hypothesis is an intuition about what’s going on in the data you have about the world. The difference with analytics, of course, is that you don’t stop with the intuition — you test the hypothesis to learn whether your intuition is correct. Another place where intuition is found in analytical companies is in the choice of the business area where analytical…
  • The Big Lesson from Twelve Good Decisions

    Tom Davenport
    28 Oct 2013 | 5:00 am
    How is it that managers facing high-stakes decisions, despite all the resources and knowledge available to them, often make them so poorly?  In large part, it’s because their whole perspective on decision-making is wrong. Managers think of major decisions as choices they must make in order for the work of the organization to proceed. The truth is that decision-making is work.  This simple shift in perspective – seeing big decisions as tasks to be managed – has huge implications. It means they should be approached with the same level of discipline and direction good managers bring to…
  • What to Ask Your "Numbers People"

    Tom Davenport
    12 Jul 2013 | 7:00 am
    If you’re a manager working with the analysts in your organization to make more data-driven business decisions, asking good questions should be one of your top priorities. Many managers fear that asking questions will make them appear unintelligent about quantitative matters. However, if you ask the right kinds of questions, you can both appear knowledgeable and advance the likelihood of a good decision outcome. In my new book (co-authored with Jinho Kim) Keeping Up with the Quants, and in a related article in this month’s HBR, we list a lot of possible questions for various…
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    datadoodle

  • Data served direct-to-exec with Napkyn

    Ted Cuzzillo
    3 Apr 2014 | 11:17 am
    We’ve heard about shortage of data-analysis help, and about senior execs who pooh-pooh the influence of analysis in decision-making, and about the “dead” self-service analysis. So when a vendor tells me about a direct-to-exec service, featuring a sort of concierge of analytics, I pull up a chair to listen. Napkyn, five years old last month and major brands under its belt, assigns a senior analyst to lead a long-term relationship with one executive. Behind the analyst stands a 13-person team that collaborates on the exec’s behalf, putting forward experts as needed. One…
  • The value of wasted PR

    Ted Cuzzillo
    7 Mar 2014 | 11:40 am
    A press release crossed the big-data desk at Datadoodle headquarters late last month from a “leading provider” I had never heard of. I tried to find the news in it, but after the third try I wondered who could have imagined any news there at all. The obvious question is how the client could be so stupid as to imagine any good came from this? Aside from reminding a few readers how to spell names, there’s probably no direct value. The value is to the industry. Sure, we suffer trivial distraction, perhaps annoyance. But from blah blah blah comes fertility. It adds to the tech…
  • Big data comes of age

    Ted Cuzzillo
    7 Jan 2014 | 12:01 am
    It’s too easy these days to be tired of big data, with all the defining and redefining, marketing, and Hadooping. I can’t help but think to myself, “Just shut up and do it!” Of course, some organizations have gone and done it. Now a new report from TDWI Research describes the common stages they go through on the way to making big data a permanent part of their toolset. Research director Fern Halper and Sixth Sense Advisors CEO Krish Krishnan also offer a tool anyone can use to get a quick rating of any organization’s maturity in big data analytics. (See below.) Halper and…
  • My latest in Information Management: “‘Sexy’” Data Science is a Team Sport”

    Ted Cuzzillo
    6 Jan 2014 | 8:37 pm
    The word got out last year: data scientist is the “sexiest job,” a late-2012 declaration by the renowned Tom Davenport of “Competing on Analytics” fame. Trouble is, “sexy” goes bad faster than fish. “Data scientist,” still fresh, is my word of the year. In 2013, the data analysis industry discovered it, many loved or hated it, but most of all, we repeated it. Google Trends shows the mention of it soaring like the 1990s Dow Jones Industrial Average — and you know what happens next. Alert as data scientists are to patterns, I wonder if many…
  • “Going forward” has been discontinued

    Ted Cuzzillo
    2 Jan 2014 | 6:05 am
    The Datadoodle vice president of diction has issued an order. Actually, he’s fed up. The other day in the break room, he was seen holding his head in his hands as if it were about to burst from the absorbed vacuity. It’s an occupational hazard: Every day, he absorbs words and expressions that have no other function than to impress or obfuscate. But we digress. The order: He has prohibited use of “going forward,” effective now. The expression “going forward” shall be discontinued immediately. It is meaningless. Urban Dictionary, an acknowledged authority,…
 
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    Manage By Walking Around

  • The Five Cognitive Distortions of People Who Get Stuff Done

    Jonathan Becher
    14 Apr 2014 | 9:43 pm
    Ever notice that some people get more things done than others? For years, the most popular explanation came from Steve Covey’s The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People. Covey argued that personal character, purpose and self-discipline were the primary characteristics of successful people. The book has been wildly successful, selling more than 20M copies. My only criticism is that Covey believed that combining lots of highly effective people would result in a highly effective business. I think team effectiveness relies more on the mix of talent and styles, than on individual mindsets.
  • Do underdogs boost March Madness ratings?

    Jonathan Becher
    30 Mar 2014 | 11:56 am
    Do you have Florida winning the NCAA tournament? Here in the U.S. we are in the middle of March Madness. Even if you’re not a college basketball fan, you can’t avoid the phenomena: stories of Cinderellas, upsets, and comebacks dominate the media. The NCAA basketball tournament has entered the national consciousness to such a degree it seems like everyone has filled out a bracket and has a favorite to win. While most of the predictions are based on gut feel and emotions, in the last couple of years data scientists have gotten into the act. Even my own employer. While everyone is trying to…
  • Can We Cooperate Like Cockroaches?

    Jonathan Becher
    18 Mar 2014 | 9:27 pm
    Late last year, I wrote a blog describing an experiment in which rats demonstrated the selfless behavior typical of empathy. If these vilified rodents can exhibit the capacity to understand and feel the emotions experienced by their fellow rats, we humans have little excuse. Judging from your reaction, I touched a nerve. We can also learn something from the hated cockroach. In The Cockroach Papers, Richard Schwied makes a pretty good case that cockroaches are “one of the pinnacles of evolution on this planet.”  While humans are resistant to change, roaches should be admired for their…
  • The Psychology Of The To-Do List

    Jonathan Becher
    2 Mar 2014 | 9:36 pm
    In a world filled with electronic devices, I still get great satisfaction by crossing out items on a handwritten to-do list. In fact, I find that I am more likely to complete a task if I write it down on a piece of paper. Much more likely than if it’s on an electronic list or an email reminder. There is scientific evidence that the act of planning activities through to-do lists reduces the burden on the brain. The most famous example is from Russian psychologist Bluma Zeigarnik. The so-called Zeigarnik effect was apparently inspired by observing waiters could only remember the details of…
  • More Quotes about Failure

    Jonathan Becher
    23 Feb 2014 | 2:02 pm
    After a lot of feedback on my earlier post, here are some more quotes about how failure is the new black: “Remember the two benefits of failure. First, if you do fail, you learn what doesn’t work; and second, the failure gives you the opportunity to try a new approach.” Roger Von Oech, American author “There is nothing wrong with being wrong.”  Mokokoma Mokhonoana, South African philosopher “Only those who dare to fail greatly can ever achieve greatly.” Robert F. Kennedy, American politician “We are all failures- at least the best of us are.” J.M. Barrie, Scottish…
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    BeyeBLOGS - Latest Blog Postings

  • 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)...
  • 13 Feb 2014 | 12:30 am

    13 Feb 2014 | 12:30 am
    From blog: Corporate Performance Management...
  • Education Analytics

    12 Feb 2014 | 6:15 am
    From blog: InsideYellowfinFull Link http://investing.businessweek.com/research/markets/news/article.asp?docKey=600-201402110840PR_NEWS_USPRX____PH62415-1 Brief School administrators and boards are expected ...
  • Patterns patterns everywhere – The Sequel

    26 Jan 2014 | 5:18 pm
    From blog: Peter Thomas - Business Intelligence and Cultural Transformation ExpertBack in 2010 I posted a piece called Patterns patterns everywhere which used the entry point of various articles on a number of web-sites relating to the, then current, Eyjafjallajokull e...
 
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    Business Analytics News by Marcus Borba

  • Top Big Data Executives and Experts to Follow on Twitter

    13 Apr 2014 | 9:09 pm
    A few days ago, the CEO World Magazine published the Top Big Data Executives and Experts to Follow on Twitter. I'm very honored to have been selected in the list at #8, with so great people.According to Amarendra Bhushan, Editorial Director of CEO World Magazine, "To recognize and learn more about big data technologies and architecture, vendor developments in the big data and analytics industry, and numerous technical challenges. I have decided to compile a list of the Most Influential Voices in Big Data and Quantitative Analytics Arena. And what they think are their biggest challenges…
  • Celebrating 6 years of blogging

    25 Mar 2014 | 9:00 pm
    My blog is completing 6 years today. Thank you all for reading my blog for the last six years. As always, your readership is really appreciated.
  • 5 Big Data myths debunked

    25 Mar 2014 | 8:28 pm
     Recently I read a great article entitled 5 Big Data myths debunked, where the author Sanne Steegstra, questions the main myths of Big Data clear and humorously. Below is the summary of the article: Myth 1: Big Data is big Nope. Big is relative. The ‘Big’ is marketing lingo, an attention grabber, as if we should automatically be afraid of scary unknown big things. Big actually means ‘more difficult to access and query than we are used to’. Yes, at some point you will probably need new tools. Most people and companies are not working with Big Data, just…
  • Kenneth Cukier on Big Data: The data revolution

    23 Mar 2014 | 6:49 am
    Kenneth Cukier, the Data Editor of The Economist, gave a good interview about his new book and how our unprecedented access to data changes how we live and think. Watch and enjoy!
  • Why smart statistics are the key to fighting crime

    20 Mar 2014 | 9:23 pm
    I watched at TED a good lecture on the use of analytics to fighting crime, by Anne Milgram. an american attorney. In the lecture, Anne Milgram explains that when she became the attorney general of New Jersey in 2007, she quickly discovered a few startling facts: not only did her team not really know who they were putting in jail, but they had no way of understanding if their decisions were actually making the public safer. And so began her ongoing, inspirational quest to bring data analytics and statistical analysis to the US criminal justice system. Anne Milgram said…
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    The Business Intelligence Blog

  • Scaling the Facebook data warehouse to 300 PB

    Guru Kirthigavasan
    10 Apr 2014 | 3:57 pm
    Really interesting post on how Facebook is solving the crazy large data warehouse with compression efficiency. More here. By applying all these improvements, we evolved ORCFile to provide a significant boost in compression ratios over RCFile on our warehouse data, going from 5x to 8x. Additionally, on a large representative set of queries and data from our warehouse, we found that the Facebook ORCFile writer is 3x better on average than open source ORCFile. We have rolled out this new storage format to many 10s of petabytes of warehouse data at Facebook and have reclaimed 10s of petabytes of…
  • 17 Innovations Honored by the Business Intelligence Group

    Guru Kirthigavasan
    17 Jan 2014 | 12:32 am
    The Business Intelligence Group today announced the winners of the 2014 BIG Innovation Awards program. The BIG Innovation Awards recognize top innovations from companies and organizations worldwide. “Our inaugural year of rewarding great innovations turned up some amazing products and services that clearly deserve recognition,” said Russ Fordyce, managing director of the Business Intelligence Group. “If these innovations are any indicator, 2014 will prove to be one of the most innovative years in recent history. The winners are driving business and consumer change with creativity and…
  • Five Business Intelligence Predictions For 2014

    Guru Kirthigavasan
    17 Jan 2014 | 12:15 am
    While I don’t necessarily agree with all of them, this ones seems very realistic and bound to happen. Internet of Things (IoT) starts to gain traction. The explosion in “things” will generate a corresponding wave of rich new sources with varying data formats for edge analytics. IT is still struggling to keep up with the massive information coming from the mobile worker. With the advent of IoT, that mass of information will be multiplied with every asset across an organization, from the pressure sensor on the wellhead to the video monitor at the gas station pump. Business decisions…
  • Big data: Big hype or big hope?

    Guru Kirthigavasan
    1 Oct 2013 | 6:51 am
    An indepth look into big data from an australian perspective, well written. Over one third (37.8 percent) of US businesses have already invested in big data, ahead of Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA), which is at 26.8 percent; APAC, which is on 25.6 percent; and Latin America, which is at a distant fourth, with 17.8 percent. However, Asian businesses show plenty of big data ambition, and a further 44.7 percent will invest in the next two years, lifting the APAC adoption rate to the same proportions as the US, and comfortably ahead of EMEA. Industries furthest down the investment path…
  • Millennial Adds Analytics Tools To Push Mobile ROI

    Guru Kirthigavasan
    29 Sep 2013 | 11:47 am
    With location-tracking firm Placed, the mobile ad network plans to show the impact of a mobile campaign on foot traffic to a given retail location. The Placed Attribution platform uses the company’s panel of 100,000 opted-in users whose behaviors the company tracks as they move in and out of over 100 million discrete locations a day. The metrics from the opt-in panel will be integrated with a mobile campaign on Millennial’s network to determine which of the opted-in devices were exposed to an ad and then track whether the user entered the advertised location. Read more:…
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    Building Business Value | Corporate Management Strategies

  • Get the Word Out Fast!

    Marty O'Neill
    10 Apr 2014 | 6:13 am
    Guest post by Jeff Nolte, President of Chesapeake Telephone Systems in Millersville, Maryland. He can be reached at 410-850-4848 or jnolte@chesapeaketelephone.com Broadcast Important Notifications to Phones, Email and Social Media Whether you need to issue weather closings, emergency alerts and warnings, broadcast news and updates, or ensure the continuity of school or business operations, every organization needs a fast, reliable delivery system to reach all the right people in the shortest amount of time. Through a simple interface, you can reach thousands of people across multiple…
  • 5 Little Things That Make a Big Difference to the Value of Your Company

    Marty O'Neill
    6 Feb 2014 | 5:05 am
    With the Sochi Olympic Games taking place this month, it is interesting to reflect back on some of the big events of the 2010 Olympic Games in Vancouver. In the Men’s Downhill race at Whistler, for example, the winning time of 1:54:31 was posted by Didier Défago of Switzerland. The time among medalists was the closest in Olympic history, and while Mario Scheiber of Austria posted a time of 1:54:52 – just two tenths of a second slower than Défago – he finished out of the medals in fourth place. In ski racing, one fifth of a second can be lost in the tiniest of miscalculations. And when…
  • Managing Growth? Check out Flexible, Affordable Cloud Voice Solutions

    Marty O'Neill
    17 Jan 2014 | 8:04 am
    Guest post by Jeff Nolte, President of Chesapeake Telephone Systems in Millersville, Maryland. He can be reached at 410-850-4848 or jnolte@chesapeaketelephone.com When it comes to selecting phone systems, an on-premises solution is no longer the only option. Businesses now have more choices — on-premises, public or private cloud voice services, or a mix all three. Public cloud solutions offer a pay-as-you-go subscription to voice services and applications that originate from a service provider’s off-site data center. The arrangement eliminates equipment and upgrade expenses, and the need…
  • How Social Media Affects Hiring Practices: Pros and Cons?

    Marty O'Neill
    17 Sep 2013 | 6:52 am
    This is a guest post by Blake Pappas. Blake completed his undergraduate degree in Justice Studies from Arizona State University. He has also recently worked in higher education and is currently pursuing a Master’s degree in Business. The use of social media has made its impact in many areas of our lives.  It is hard to ignore all the sites that can be thrown at you.  There is no exception when it comes to hiring practices.  In addition to the knowledge gained with a human resources degree, HR departments and future employers now have new strategies at their fingertips,…
  • More Justification for Your Next Vacation

    Marty O'Neill
    10 Sep 2013 | 5:51 am
    In our last blog, we talked about a recent survey by The Sellability Score found companies that would perform well without their owner for a period of three months are 50 percent more valuable and more likely to get an offer to be acquired when compared to more owner-dependent businesses. So why is this the case? Let's look at a couple components of your company. People Start with your key leaders and answer the following questions: Why did this problem end up on my desk? Who else is qualified to answer this question and why was that person not consulted? If nobody else is qualified, who can…
 
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    ลิเวอร์พูล

  • มาดู 4ทีมสุดท้ายที่ได้เข้ารอบ ยูฟ่า แชมป์เปี้ยนลีกกันดีกว่า

    admin
    9 Apr 2014 | 8:55 pm
    มาดู 4ทีมสุดท้ายที่ได้เข้ารอบ ยูฟ่า แชมป์เปี้ยนลีกกันดีกว่า เอาละครับวันนี้วันที่ 10 เมษายน 2557 นั้นจะมาสรุปว่ามีทีมไหนที่ได้เข้ารอบ 4 ทีมสุดท้ายของ ฟุตบอล ศึก ยูฟ่าแชมป์เปี้ยนลีกกันมั้ง วิเคราะห์บอล ดีกว่าครับ…
  • Sbo มองเกมส์ อาร์เซน่อล พบ สวอนซี

    admin
    28 Mar 2014 | 8:15 pm
    ฟุตบอลพรีเมียร์ลีกอังกฤษนัดที่ 31 ของฤดูกาล วันนี้ sbo จะพาทุกท่านไปติดตามการวิเคราะห์เกมส์การแข่งขันคู่ระหว่าง อาร์เซน่อล ที่จะเปิดสนามรับการมาเยือนของ สวอนซี…
  • ปีศาจแดง ถลุง เวสบรอมวิช คาบ้าน 0-3

    admin
    10 Mar 2014 | 2:55 am
    ปีศาจแดง ถลุง เวสบรอมวิช คาบ้าน 0-3 เมื่อวันเสาร์ที่ 8 มีนาคม 2557 มี การแข่งขัน ศึกพรีเมียร์ลีก คู่ที่แข่งเร็วที่ สุดนั้นเป็นการพบกันระหว่าง เวสบรอมวิช อัลเบี้ยน เปิดบ้านพบการมาเยือนของ ปีศาจแดง แมนเชสเตอร์ ยูไนเต็ด…
  • livescore ผลฟุตบอลพรีเมียร์ลีกประจำสัปดาห์นี้

    admin
    23 Feb 2014 | 11:56 pm
    ฟุตบอลพรีเมียร์ลีกอังกฤษ กลับมาลงทำการแข่งขันเหมือนเช่นเคย โดยในสัปดาห์นี้จะเป็นนัดที่ 27 ของฤดูกาล และเหลืออีก 11 นัดให้ได้ลุ้นกันต่อหลังจากจบแมตช์นี้ เราจะไปติดตามผลการแข่งขันทั้ง 10 คู่ จาก livescore กัน…
  • เจ้าสัวน้อยกะ ถล่มหงส์แดง ให้ราบเป็นหน้ากอง sbobet

    admin
    12 Feb 2014 | 1:10 am
    เจ้าสัวน้อยกะ ถล่มหงส์แดง ให้ราบเป็นหน้ากอง sbobet ข่าวลิเวอร์พูล – เจอร์ส ยกคูตินโญ่ตัวสำคัญในทีม แน่นอครับ พรีเมียร์ลีก นัดที่ 26 นั้น  หงส์แดง ของเรา sbobet นั้น ต้อง เจอกับทางด้านของ ฟูแล่ม ครับ เกมนี้ ถ้าดู…
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    DealBook

  • Morgan Stanley and Goldman Sachs Adjust to New Banking Climate

    By PETER EAVIS and RACHEL ABRAMS
    17 Apr 2014 | 5:55 pm
    Morgan Stanley's solid first quarter provides evidence that it has adapted better to a stricter regulatory environment than rivals like Goldman Sachs, which reported an earnings decline.
  • From Marc Andreessen, a Lesson in Corporate Finance

    By WILLIAM ALDEN
    17 Apr 2014 | 4:37 pm
    In a series of tweets on Thursday, the prominent venture capitalist offered a framework for thinking about technology company valuations.
  • Virtu Financial Said to Shelve I.P.O. Plans

    By WILLIAM ALDEN
    17 Apr 2014 | 2:20 pm
    The decision by the high-frequency trading firm stemmed from the recent storm of negative attention on its industry and the stock market performance of similar companies, a person briefed on the matter said on Thursday.
  • Gupta to Surrender to Prison on June 17

    By WILLIAM ALDEN
    17 Apr 2014 | 1:21 pm
    Rajat K. Gupta, the former Goldman Sachs director who was convicted of insider trading, will serve a two-year sentence.
  • Morgan Stanley Gets Most Relief From First-Quarter Earnings

    By ANTONY CURRIE
    17 Apr 2014 | 12:32 pm
    Morgan Stanley's chief executive, James P. Gorman, presided over a far better start to the year than in 2013, and momentum seems to be building toward increasing the firm's return on equity, writes Antony Currie of Reuters Breakingviews.
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    DECISION STATS

  • Updating R for Business Analytics

    Ajay Ohri
    16 Apr 2014 | 7:24 am
    I just updated my R for Business Analytics site (http://rforanalytics.wordpress.com/ ). Additions are as below you can go to http://rforanalytics.wordpress.com/ for the complete list- What I am trying to do is build a kind of Task View dedicated to Business Analytics (aimed at Business Analyst and Data Scientists) with slightly better HTML ( maybe Markdown later on) and some visual appeal. —————ADDITIONS TO R FOR ANALYTICS COMPANION SITE Interviews with R Community http://rforanalytics.wordpress.com/interviews-with-r-community/ Developers Jeroen Ooms (OpenCPU)…
  • Updates at Statace : Early access to make your own R in the browser GUI #rstats

    Ajay Ohri
    15 Apr 2014 | 3:35 pm
    The guys at Statace released major updates- I am particularly excited for the ability to create a custom GUI box for your own analysis or for sharing with consulting clients or students. What does that mean? Basically they are making it a bit like R Commander Extensions- so if you have a package or analysis you would rather do visually (than code) – you can create a GUI module for it. The modular extension is quite cool in my opinion, but further proof will be in how well designed the pudding is.
  • Comparing PIG with Hive SQL

    Ajay Ohri
    15 Apr 2014 | 3:56 am
    In PIG a = LOAD 'nyse' USING org.apache.hcatalog.pig.HCatLoader(); b = FILTER a BY stock_symbol =='IBM' ; c = group b all; d = foreach c generate AVG(b.stock_volume); dump d; In SQL (Hive) select AVG(stock_volume) from nyse where stock_symbol =="IBM" (from HDP 2.0 Horton Sandbox Example) Also see http://www.quora.com/How-can-R-and-Hadoop-be-used-together  
  • Installing Scala on CentOS

    Ajay Ohri
    15 Apr 2014 | 3:17 am
    Scala files are now here http://www.scala-lang.org/files/archive/ wget http://www.scala-lang.org/files/archive/scala-2.10.1.tgz tar xvf scala-2.10.1.tgz sudo mv scala-2.10.1 /usr/lib sudo ln -s /usr/lib/scala-2.10.1 /usr/lib/scala export PATH=$PATH:/usr/lib/scala/bin scala -version   Tagged: apache spark, CentOS, HADOOP, HDP, HDP sandbox, scala
  • NSA and SSL

    Ajay Ohri
    12 Apr 2014 | 2:28 am
    from-http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/04/11/nsa-heartbleed_n_5134813.html “NSA was not aware of the recently identified vulnerability in OpenSSL, the so-called Heartbleed vulnerability, until it was made public in a private sector cybersecurity report,” the Office of the Director of National Intelligence said in a statement to HuffPost. “Reports that say otherwise are wrong.” Thanks to Mr Snowden , NSA slide showing how NSA had cracked SSL before???
 
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    Forex Trading Info

  • Forex Cashflow Method: Review Examining Cecil Robles? Program Released

    17 Apr 2014 | 6:12 am
    Houston, TX (PRWEB) February 14, 2014 Forex Cashflow Method, a trading program that claims it can seriously help people generate daily cash flow from the Forex markets no matter the financial climate, has caught the attention of ForexVestor.com?s Stan Stevenson, prompting an investigative review. ?Our Forex CashFlow Method review shows Cecil Robles has put together a program that literally allows you to learn the strategies that have made him so wealthy. When he needed to increase his own income some years back, he developed the four trading methods that you learn to use in this…
  • Harmonic Trading, Volume Two: Advanced Strategies for Profiting from the Natural Order of the Financial Markets

    16 Apr 2014 | 6:12 am
    Harmonic Trading, Volume Two: Advanced Strategies for Profiting from the Natural Order of the Financial Markets The MOST ADVANCED Harmonic Trading Techniques Ever Published– by Their CREATOR, Scott Carney!   “Perhaps the greatest shortcoming of the field of Technical Analysis is the high degree of subjectivity in price pattern interpretation. In Harmonic Trading: Volume 2, highly respected technical analyst Scott Carney reduces subjectivity to a minimum with his Fibonacci-based price measurement techniques and traditional technical analysis methods. Precise price-pattern examples…
  • Now Selecting the Best Binary Options Brokers Becomes Simpler with ForexMinute?s Assistance

    14 Apr 2014 | 6:15 am
    London, UK (PRWEB) February 18, 2014 ForexMinute is not just renowned for offering the most updated and authentic finance news, but the portal has also garnered enough attention of the netizens with its elaborative and genuine binary options brokers? reviews. In its recent blog entry, the portal has further discussed the tips for selecting the best binary option trading brokers; those which offer the maximum potential to traders to make extensive profits. Written by ForexMinute?s experienced and professional binary option trading expert Mr. Michael Collins, the article effectively…
  • Bitcoin Investing 101: A Beginners Guide to the Basics of Investing, Mining, and Trading Bitcoin Currency (Bitcoin 101)

    14 Apr 2014 | 6:05 am
    Bitcoin Investing 101: A Beginners Guide to the Basics of Investing, Mining, and Trading Bitcoin Currency (Bitcoin 101) Learn Bitcoin Investing from the Ultimate Beginners Guide to Bitcoin Mining, Bitcoin Trading, and Bitcoin Currency for Beginners! Today only, get this Bitcoin kindle for just .99. Regularly priced at .99. Read on your PC, Mac, smart phone, tablet or Kindle device. Bitcoin is a decentralized digital currency using peer-to-peer payment system that allows instant payments anywhere in the globe. It is named as the “currency of the Internet”, a new kind of money being…
  • Girls Inc. Presents: You’re Amazing!: A No-Pressure Guide to Being Your Best Self

    12 Apr 2014 | 6:00 am
    Girls Inc. Presents: You’re Amazing!: A No-Pressure Guide to Being Your Best Self You’ve heard it all before: Get good grades. Keep your room clean. Wear the right clothes. Try new extracurricular activities. And why don’t you have a boyfriend? All these demands can be mind-boggling! What’s a girl to do?Girls Inc. Presents: You’re Amazing! is a guide to help you deal with the amount of pressure you endure to be “perfect.”In this fun and enthusiastic, not-your-mother’s book, you’ll get advice on not-so-easy topics, including how to:Deal…
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    Trends and Outliers

  • Analytics Maturity, Stage 2: Diagnose: The Root Cause of Business, Operational Conditions

    Spotfire Blog Editor
    17 Apr 2014 | 5:55 am
    In a previous post, we explained how the first stage of the Analytics Maturity Model, “Measure,” enables executives and front-line managers to obtain a quick, current status of the operational and business performance of their company. The second stage of the Analytics Maturity Model, “Diagnose,” is where business leaders are able to visually interact and drill into their data to discover additional answers to questions that arose in the Measure stage, e.g., an increase or decrease in monthly revenue for a particular region. Executives and other decision makers may also diagnose why…
  • Conquering the Key Challenges of Big Data

    Spotfire Blog Editor
    16 Apr 2014 | 5:55 am
    Big data offers companies a number of useful benefits, including opportunities for decision makers to gain deep insights about customers and market opportunities. When used effectively with analytics tools, big data can also help business leaders identify and stem emerging issues (e.g., a developing bottleneck in a company’s supply chain) – even before they’ve reached the surface. Companies Still Need to Address Big Data Challenges  Still, despite the tremendous opportunities that it offers, big data also presents some heady challenges to organizations. These include struggles among…
  • Transform Energy 2014 – The Value of Shared Experiences

    Spotfire Blog Editor
    15 Apr 2014 | 5:55 am
    By Steve Farr, Oil & Gas Industry Expert Everyone in our industry attends functions, conventions, and shows that hint at the future of data analytics. Sure, we go to shows, but let’s be honest: who really remembers every detail of every presentation, 12 months earlier on a particular day? Very few people. But, sometimes you do. And when that happens, it’s because the presentation is insightful and has a deep impact. And that’s just what happened to me at last year’s Transform 2013. Transform Energy: Then & Now My Wow moment happened during the presentation of the MaraDrill…
  • Life Is Data: Improving Public Welfare with Big Data

    Spotfire Blogging Team
    14 Apr 2014 | 5:55 am
    The term “big data” is a bit of a misnomer. That’s because while the size of the data streaming into companies from social networks, online shopping, mobile devices and sensors attached to machinery is massive, the most important aspect of big data is the potential for how it can be applied to solve some of the world’s most vexing problems. That’s the assertion of a new article from Harvard magazine, which notes that the most compelling aspects of big data are its ability to create new knowledge by linking datasets as well as its creative approaches to visualizing data. The article…
  • Wealth Management: Strengthening the Advisor-Client Relationship

    Spotfire Blogging Team
    11 Apr 2014 | 5:55 am
    Despite nearly a decade of negative real returns on equity and a string of bear markets, global wealth has more than doubled since 2000, reaching an all-time high of $241 trillion last year. That’s according to the 2013 Credit Suisse Wealth Report, which forecasts that global wealth is expected to grow 40% over the next five years, reaching $334 trillion by 2018. The vibrant expansion in global affluence is being fueled by a combination of factors: the continuing expansion of emerging markets (which is estimated to account for 29% of the projected growth) along with the rise of…
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    EZebis

  • Ryan Holmes, CEO HootSuite #adtechsf

    pemo
    7 Apr 2014 | 9:00 am
    We covered AdTech San Francisco & Ryan Holmes, CEO HootSuite gave a fabulous talk on social media.  We learnt heaps & video of the talk is below.       Also below is a mashup of AdTech San Francisco.  There were some amazing demos & sights (including the angel in foto but …
 
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    LeadFormix - Lead Views

  • Sales Pipeline: What Does Marketing Contribute?

    Tim Duranleau
    17 Apr 2014 | 10:22 am
    Traditionally, sales would scout for leads and marketing would craft the messaging. But in recent years marketing has undergone a sea change. It is trying to reinvent itself and shed its image of being a cost center. Today prospecting for leads has become a joint exercise between marketing, sales,... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Is Your Website Your No. 1 Lead Generation Tool?

    Tim Duranleau
    16 Apr 2014 | 4:32 am
    Consumers today scour the internet for products, prices, and reviews. You can’t just let these people research you and go away. Instead you need to find out who they are and engage them. With inbound marketing the name of the game, your website should be your No. 1 lead generation tool. What’s... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • 5 Tips for Lead Nurturing Sales Rejected Leads

    Tim Duranleau
    15 Apr 2014 | 10:47 am
    Do you throw away all your sales rejected leads? Don’t throw the baby out with the bath water. Not all sales rejected leads should be flushed out of your funnel. In fact, studies show that sales will invariably reject leads and interestingly, an overwhelming majority of these leads will eventually... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Top 4 Things to Measure With Marketing Automation

    Tim Duranleau
    10 Apr 2014 | 9:24 am
    Marketing automation platforms can be overwhelming at times, given the number of functionalities and reporting metrics available. When you have so many things to measure, the key is to know which ones to focus on. Concentrating on a handful of top metrics that define marketing helps showcase... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • 5 Secrets to Lead Nurturing Success

    Tim Duranleau
    2 Apr 2014 | 7:09 am
    Marketers love lead nurturing; in fact it’s their favorite feature of marketing automation platforms. But how do you educate your leads and peak their interest in your brand without being salesy and obnoxious? Here are five secrets to achieve lead nurturing success. 1. Once a Year Seek Permission... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    InsideView Blog

  • Cloudy Skies Are No Match For This Man In the Moon

    InsideView
    15 Apr 2014 | 2:30 pm
    Did you know that before the 20th century, three centuries passed with no blood moons appearing in the sky? So the next 17 months are pretty darn special. The blood moon will show its face four times before September 2015 — but if you miss that, you’ll have to wait another 17 years. If you’re […]
  • Hillary’s Royal Blue Isn’t Quite Purple (And Other Trending Topics From the Marketo Water Cooler)

    InsideView
    12 Apr 2014 | 7:10 pm
    We always aim to participate in the industry at multiple levels. Our attendance at last week’s Marketing Nation Summit was no different. We struck up conversations with prospects, connected with influencers, presented and sat in on informative sessions, listened to exhilarating speeches, and even chatted with other vendors about their marketing solutions. Basically, we saw […]
  • NOW LIVE: The 1st InsideView B2B Marketing Influencers List [Infographic]

    InsideView
    8 Apr 2014 | 10:30 am
    Late last year, InsideView launched its newest suite of products to arm B2B marketers with CRM Intelligence for the game of revenue marketing. At its best, InsideView for MarketingTM, will put marketers in a position to prove themselves revenue winners over, and over again. But, without an understanding of the marketing landscape, you might just […]
  • Marketo Announces Revvie Award Recipients — InsideView Takes Two Home

    InsideView
    4 Apr 2014 | 11:47 am
    Today, Marketo announced the winners of a variety of Revvie Awards that will be presented at The Marketing Nation Summit next week in San Francisco. While we can’t speak for the other award winners, we’re thrilled to have won for both of the categories we submitted. Each of the awards aims to highlight a partner that uses Marketo […]
  • UPDATE: A Truly Native CRM Intelligence Experience in Q2’14

    InsideView
    2 Apr 2014 | 5:53 pm
    UPDATE: InsideView To Offer Human Retinal Implant, Creating a Truly Native CRM Intelligence Experience While we will continue to think outside of the box by releasing features that are most beneficial to your bottom line and announcing best-in-class integrations to keep you connected to all the information you need to succeed… we have to come clean. Retinal implants […]
 
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    business-intelligence

  • Big Data and HR: when analytics become personal

    Noe Gutierrez
    8 Apr 2014 | 9:54 am
    We live in the Code Halos age where everything that we do, every interaction that we have- positive or negative – generates data that lives somewhere in the “cloud”. No matter your age, there is probably a digital trail that you have left behind, data about you starts generating even before you are born. In fact there are many studies that capture data about the development of a baby while still in her mother’s uterus. But what does this mean for us? If it is a good or a bad thing that all this data exists and more importantly persists as we are born and grow up? More…
  • Why is the understanding of the consumer relevant for a Business Intelligence solution?

    Noe Gutierrez
    1 Mar 2014 | 8:19 am
    I was recently surprised when one of my customers asked me if I thought that understanding the mind and behavior of the customer was relevant when designing a Business Intelligence solution. My gut was telling me that the answer was absolutely yes, but I did not have any elements to qualify my response and in all honesty typically it is the other way around, we design Business Intelligence solutions to get insights into the mind and behavior of consumers. Presented with this conundrum, I really had to go back to my college days and pull out some material on psychology and examine it in the…
  • Replacing my old, trusty Twitter Analytics for #Excel for something that run a heck of a lot better. #socialmedia #analytics #twitter

    Patrick Husting
    27 Feb 2014 | 2:35 pm
    February 27, 2014 by Patrick Husting For nearly 3 years, I’ve used my Twitter Analytics for Excel to get some insights into social.  Great tool, but Excel has many limitations when it comes to managing A LOT of data.  Well, social is A LOT of data… I was contact by some guys that are working on a desktop social analytics tool that gives some great insights, but the data is also stored into a desktop database enabling me to use any self-serve BI tool like Excel, Tableau, Spotfire and many others.  Love it! The tool gives me some basic insights into the social…
  • Dashboard Inspiration: 3 Examples in Healthcare

    Matt Pugh
    21 Feb 2014 | 6:07 am
    As we get ready for the HIMSS Conference, it is a good time to recognize how organizations across the healthcare continuum are using data and analytics to improve patient outcomes and increase operational efficiency. Here are a few examples:   CarePartners Health Services CarePartners is a private, nonprofit healthcare organization which provides a full continuum of post-acute care to over 2,000 individuals daily in almost 200 facilities in North Carolina. read more Logixml Read Original Post
  • 5 Tips for Making the Most of Your Marketing and Sales Data

    Matt Pugh
    19 Feb 2014 | 11:56 am
    February 19th, 2014 Share Remember the days of old when you would walk in to the office mail room and gaze upon rows and rows of mailboxes, all holding the same piece of non-targeted, and irrelevant direct mail pieces? CEO or Intern, some data-deprived Marketer or Sales rep thought you would be interested in attending that conference or have interest in implementing a new auto dialer. Meanwhile, that conference was unrelated to your role and you’re thinking “Auto what?” It was an Oprah-esque giveaway; you get a piece of mail! You get a piece of mail! You get a piece of…
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    The Solopreneur Life®

  • A Macabre Niche from the 1800s: Photos of Dead Outlaws

    Larry Keltto
    11 Apr 2014 | 9:48 am
    In my ongoing quest to find examples of interesting niche markets, I give you Ira Sumner, a Northfield, Minnesota photographer who lived in the 1800s. Sumner possessed a peculiar talent: taking portraits of dead men. And September 7, 1876, was Sumner’s lucky day. That’s when an eight-man gang of outlaws were foiled in their attempt […] Related posts: Another Cool Niche Business: The Chair Guy at Franklin Barbecue in Austin, Texas Finland’s Urpo Ylönen: The Goalie Coach Who Found a Niche on the Ice How To Develop Your Niche — 5 Quick Ideas Based on My Experience
  • Exaptation: A Valuable Innovation Concept For Solopreneurs

    Larry Keltto
    8 Apr 2014 | 7:22 pm
    Sometime around the year 1440, a young Rhineland, Germany solopreneur began tinkering with the design of the wine press. Rhinelanders had recently begun using wine presses, and the wine industry was on the verge of huge growth. Our solopreneur was fresh from a disastrous business venture: manufacturing small mirrors with supposedly magical healing powers, which […] Related posts: How to Get Into an Innovation Mindset The Valuable Lesson Ernest Hemingway Taught Solopreneurs Solopreneurs: Do You Stand While You Work?
  • How To Profit From Your Inventions, Yet Retain the Freedom of Solopreneurship

    Larry Keltto
    8 Apr 2014 | 7:24 am
    When I read about inventors who have a great idea for a product but are working morning, noon, night, and late night to bring it to market, my reaction often is: “Why don’t you just sell the licensing rights?!” That’s just me. If I had an idea for a new product in an industry that’s […] Related posts: The Lesson About Solopreneurship That a Landscaper Taught Me Featured Soloist Monique Y. Wells: “I Love the Freedom to Explore” If You See These Words In An Online Profile, Check Your Wallet
  • How Affordable is Housing in America’s Best Small Towns?

    Larry Keltto
    1 Apr 2014 | 10:02 am
    How affordable is the housing in America’s best small towns? Three things came together and caused me to ask that question: • I was on vacation in Phoenix last week — to recover from Minnesota’s bleak winter and to escape its wintry spring. This was the second time I’ve been to Phoenix, and I love […] Related posts: The Solopreneur Life Goes On Vacation May Snowstorm “Achilles” Will Make Some Small-Business Owners Smile
  • A Lesson From In-N-Out Burger: Your Customers Might Want Less Choice, Not More

    Larry Keltto
    31 Mar 2014 | 7:35 am
    I’ve written in the past about how your customers might want less choice, not more. Last week I was on vacation in Phoenix with my wife and daughters and we saw an example of “less is more.” It was at In-N-Out Burger, the regional burger chain that many Midwesterns absolutely have to visit when they’re […] Related posts: A Lesson From Trader Joe’s: Your Customers Might Want Less Choice, Not More Would Your Customers Elect You? How to Use Political Campaign Tactics to Connect With Your Customers The Lesson About Solopreneurship That a Landscaper Taught Me
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    Statspotting!

  • 72% Of Greeks Need More Work To Make Ends Meet

    junior
    12 Apr 2014 | 4:46 pm
    We spotted a rather disturbing stat today, that things are not looking good for Greece as a country – some 72% Of Greeks Need More Work To Make Ends Meet (Source) – that puts the whole Greek recovery story in great trouble. The numbers are based on part time Greek workers wanting to work more, but is definitely reflective of the sad reality of unemployment and underemployment in Greece. For Interesting Statistics Everyday, Find Statspotting on Facebook and Follow Statspotting on Twitter The post 72% Of Greeks Need More Work To Make Ends Meet appeared first on Statspotting!.
  • Twitter Stats: 44% of Twitter Accounts Have Never Sent a Tweet

    junior
    11 Apr 2014 | 2:25 pm
    Twitter has always had this issue of folks signing up but not using the product for quite some time now. We had spotted some very disturbing stats around this some time back – we spotted this stat today, that 44 percent of Twitter users have never sent a tweet (Source) Tweets have also been tricky to monetize – Read Zero Percent: Twitter’s Referral Contribution To Black Friday Sales. Challenging times, these. For Interesting Statistics Everyday, Find Statspotting on Facebook and Follow Statspotting on Twitter The post Twitter Stats: 44% of Twitter Accounts Have Never Sent a…
  • Bitcoin: The Worst Investment In The World This Year

    junior
    1 Apr 2014 | 4:12 pm
    Well with a title like that, it is impossible not to spot this stat – we spotted this stat today, that in 2014 so far, BTC is down 38.3 percent against USD, and is probably the worst investment this year so far (Source) For instance, the FTSE 100 is only down 2.2 percent. Our guess is that Mt. Gox has played a huge role in this confidence drop. After all, for quite some time, it was impossible to read anything on Bitcoin without a reference to Mt. Gox. For Interesting Statistics Everyday, Find Statspotting on Facebook and Follow Statspotting on Twitter The post Bitcoin: The Worst…
  • It Is More Difficult To Get Into Wal-Mart Than Harvard

    junior
    30 Mar 2014 | 8:53 am
    Agreed, that kind of comparison makes no sense whatsoever. But if The Washington Post can connect the two, spotting the comparison is only natural. We spotted this stat today – “Last year when Wal-Mart came to D.C. there were over 23,000 applications for 600 jobs. That’s an acceptance rate of 2.6%, twice as selective as Harvard’s and over five times as choosy as Cornell.” (Source) Ivy league schools are selective. Far more selective, in today’s economy, are firms that can actually pay you a salary. For Interesting Statistics Everyday, Find Statspotting on…
  • Facebook Surprise: Companies’ Posts Now Reach Only 6% of Followers

    junior
    22 Mar 2014 | 3:42 pm
    This has always puzzled us – the way Facebook controls who sees what is shared on a Page on Facebook, in spite of the fact that the Company spent money to get fans to like the page in the first place. The reach percentage has been dropping heavily, and now, only 6 in 100 fans see updates from pages they liked (Source) So don’t say ‘Like Us on Facebook’. It doesn’t matter that much any more. For Interesting Statistics Everyday, Find Statspotting on Facebook and Follow Statspotting on Twitter The post Facebook Surprise: Companies’ Posts Now Reach Only 6% of…
 
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    Smedio - Business Ideas Worth Sharing

  • 7 Blunders that Strangle Online Startups

    Tracy Vides
    17 Apr 2014 | 3:18 pm
    Share on FacebookShare on TwitterE-mail Each morning we wake up to about a hundred new online startups. Some make headlines (and eventually get bought out for $19 Billion) while others potter about for a while before dying an untimely death. In fact, a study carried out by Shikhar Ghosh, Senior Lecturer at Harvard Business School, found that of the over 2000 startup businesses the team studied, nearly 75% ended in failure. With the numbers piled up against you, the last thing you want is for your dream project to become yet another dire statistic. Avoid the dangers of hellfire by simply never…
  • 24 Applicants Wouldn’t Imagine Doing this Job, Until They Found Out Why Billions Are Already Doing It

    Douglas Idugboe
    15 Apr 2014 | 12:02 pm
    This is definitely the World’s most difficult job. This fake “Director of Operations” job was posted by Mullen, a Boston based advertising agency, for a client called, Rehtom Inc. According to Adweek, this ad was posted online and newspapers and garnered 2.7 million impressions. The 24 respondents couldn’t believe the job description. Some of the the applicants described the job as “inhumane”, “almost cruel, sick twisted…”, etc. until they discovered billions are already doing the job for free. Share on FacebookShare on TwitterE-mail Share…
  • What to Tweet When You Don’t Know What to Tweet

    Douglas Idugboe
    13 Apr 2014 | 11:01 pm
    Share on FacebookShare on TwitterE-mail What to tweet? Many Twitter users experience a Tweeter’s block similar to writers who suffer from a Writer’s Block at some stage or the other in their life. They just don’t know what to tweet about? There are times when it becomes difficult for you as a Twitter user to decide what to tweet about and what isn’t worth tweeting. If you are facing a tweeting dilemma, be rest assured that you are not the only one experiencing it in Tweetosphere. As a Twitter user, your tweets decide the popularity of your business and brand. Just follow these 5…
  • How to Protect Data in a Workplace Using Employee-Owned Mobile Devices

    Douglas Idugboe
    7 Apr 2014 | 11:10 am
    Share on FacebookShare on TwitterE-mail Mobile businesses increasingly face challenges with protecting both sensitive information and their reputations. It takes years to build a reputation and only seconds for an employee to unknowingly do something that will destroy that reputation. According to research by Cisco, employees around the world are engaging in behaviors that put both corporate and personal data at risk. For example, 44 percent of employees misuse corporate computers, sharing work devices with others without supervision, while 46 percent of those employees admitted to…
  • The secret structure of great talks

    Douglas Idugboe
    2 Apr 2014 | 12:17 am
    There`s a secret structure to great talks. A careful analysis of great speeches ranging from the “I have a dream” speech to Steve Jobs’ iPhone launch, you’ll notice a common thread and architecture. In this TED video, Nancy Duarte, author of slide:ology and resonate, breaks down the structure of great talks and how to make a powerful call-to-action in an enjoyable way. Share on FacebookShare on TwitterE-mail Share on FacebookShare on Twitter Want more stuff like this? Hit the “Like” button below to get notified via Facebook… The post The secret…
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    Arbitrage Magazine | Business News with BITE.

  • The Future of Work for People with Disabilities

    Callie Norwich
    17 Apr 2014 | 11:28 am
    York University hosts annual career fair for consumers of health services By: Ryan Moore, Staff Writer Entrepreneurs and Mental Disabilities They say the shortest distance between two points is a straight line, but is it always the most profitable? Many great entrepreneurs have disabilities, which deter them from taking the conventional path. Instead, they have to find different ways to solve problems and succeed. For instance, Business Week reported U.S. entrepreneurs having a higher rate of dyslexia than the general population. “The study of top CEOs in America found that an overwhelming…
  • Is Global Warming a Good Thing for Canadians?

    Callie Norwich
    17 Apr 2014 | 11:08 am
    How Canada may benefit from climate change. By: Brady Gidge As arctic animal populations diminish and extreme weather becomes more common, Canada will see several positive changes because of global warming. Could Canadians possibly be immune to the suffering global warming is expected to inflict on the planet? Scientific predictions of the effect In his book, The World in 2050, Arctic scientist Laurence C. Smith predicts some of the positive changes Canada will see in the coming years. Smith says Canada’s population will rival India’s, increasing by more than 30 per cent. Canada will also…
  • Canadian Beacon Blog: Federal Conservatives Hate Superheroes

    Admin-AC
    17 Apr 2014 | 7:51 am
    By Konstantine Roccas, Staff Writer It’s official, Conservatives hate superheroes. Ok not really, but Stephen Harper and his jolly band of merry-men really dislike protests.  I mean really dislikes them. Perhaps wary of the chaos that rocked Montreal last year and the Occupy Movement of two summers ago, the Conservatives passed a private members bill that outlaws the wearing of masks in any unlawful gathering/assembly/riot. Keep in mind that in Canada now, emergency laws can and have been passed that make protests legal only if they are reported to the police. So basically you can be a…
  • The Reality of Drones in the Public Sphere

    Lindsay May
    14 Apr 2014 | 12:27 pm
    The Inevitability of Drones Isn’t as Pronounced as Corporations Would Have You Believe Konstantine Roccas, Staff Writer Amazon and various companies have conceptualized drones that will assist in various tasks such as parcel delivery and crop dusting. The cost-efficiency of drones indicated by their military application has transferred over to the Corporate World. Drones are not inevitable: They carry a variety of security and safety concerns that could slow their implementation. If recent reports are to be believed, you will soon be receiving presents not from Santa down a chimney, but by…
  • Humanizing the Brand

    Lindsay May
    14 Apr 2014 | 11:26 am
    Improving the consumer-producer relationship By Chelsi Robichaud, Staff Writer Words are often lost in translation. Effective communication is often difficult to achieve due to the plethora of languages used globally. Word choice can either be problematic or helpful, depending on the situation in international dealings. According to the ComTranslation website, “an estimated 50% of social media users communicate in languages other than English”. They also state that 93% of marketers take advantage of the social media outlets. How can we solve this communication problem? ComTranslations…
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    logianalytics.com

  • The Rise of Data Discovery

    Dabramson
    17 Apr 2014 | 10:26 am
    For years, the reporting and analytical needs of organizations were largely filled by traditional Business Intelligence systems. Generally taking months or even years to fully realize, traditional BI systems require heavy amounts of planning and resources, and often attempt to serve the diverse needs of everyone from upper management to workers in the field. As an IT-driven solution, traditional BI reports and dashboards offer a comprehensive top-down view of the organization. read more
  • Big Data and the U.S. National Institute of Standards & Technology

    ccaldwell
    27 Mar 2014 | 8:01 am
    So it looks like Big Data hype has reached NIST, and they are setting off to ta read more
  • MongoDB and Logi Info: The Intersection of Big Data and Embedded Analytics

    Omeyer
    18 Mar 2014 | 10:15 am
    It is nearly impossible these days to read anything that does not somehow refer to Big Data.  Whether it is an upcoming tech IPO or some secret government program, Big Data is in the news.    read more
  • Creating Competitive Differentiation with Embedded Analytics

    Alvin Wong
    4 Mar 2014 | 10:22 am
    Data and analytics is a disruptive force in all products and services, serving as a basis to create new businesses and upend existing business models. All businesses today capture data in some way, but the true value for the end user comes from the ability to analyze the data collected. read more
  • Dashboard Inspiration: 3 Examples in Healthcare

    Alvin Wong
    21 Feb 2014 | 6:07 am
    As we get ready for the HIMSS Conference, it is a good time to recognize how organizations across the healthcare continuum are using data and analytics to improve patient outcomes and increase operational efficiency. Here are a few examples:   CarePartners Health Services CarePartners is a private, nonprofit healthcare organization which provides a full continuum of post-acute care to over 2,000 individuals daily in almost 200 facilities in North Carolina. read more
 
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    InterCall Blog

  • Free Conference Call Services - 5 Reasons they are NOT a Bargain

    Tonya Hottmann
    16 Apr 2014 | 2:08 pm
    Running a small business can be expensive and cutting corners is sometimes a necessity. So, free services can seem very appealing. When it comes to business critical applications, however, free generally means low quality and inconsistency which can leave a...
  • The 5 Things Taxes and Video Conferences Have in Common

    Jill Huselton
    16 Apr 2014 | 2:04 pm
    April 15th looms large in the minds of U.S. taxpayers. Even though it arrives on the same day each year, Tax Day sends many people into full-blown panic mode—especially if they have waited until the last minute to file their...
  • Top 3 Dos and Don'ts of Conference Calling

    Jill Huselton
    16 Apr 2014 | 7:27 am
    When it comes to conference calls, small talk can feel like a pointless exercise that doesn’t contribute anything to the topic at hand. But small talk is important because it lays the foundation for the rest of the call—and if...
  • Conference Call Preparation Check List

    Christina Todisco
    27 Mar 2014 | 12:10 pm
    Any significant endeavor or operation can benefit from a checklist—especially conference calls. If CEOs, busy parents, and even Santa Claus uses them, there's got to be some benefit to using a checklist, right? What better way to make sure you...
  • 2014 Big Ten Tournament Recap - Live Tweets and Great Games

    InterCall Blog
    18 Mar 2014 | 7:23 am
    As part of our partnership with the Big Ten Conference, InterCall live tweeted the 2014 Big Ten Men's Basketball Tournament and hosted a VIP event for clients and friends. Here's how it went: As a result of InterCall's Big Ten...
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    Red Wing Software Blog

  • Is it Safe to Continue Using Windows XP after April 8, 2014?

    My name
    8 Apr 2014 | 8:48 am
    Are you wondering whether it's OK to continue using Windows XP after April 8? This video by Fox News helps explain the ramifications of continuing to use Windows XP after today, when support is being discontinued for the product. Is it still safe to use Windows XP after April 8?
  • The Person Behind the Voice – Mark Machtemes

    My name
    4 Apr 2014 | 7:35 am
    Mark Machtemes has a long history working at Red Wing Software, so if you are a Red Wing Software customer, there is a pretty good chance you have talked to Mark. During his time at Red Wing Software, Mark has worked in many different sales positions and is currently the Business Development Manager. In this position, he works with the Red Wing Software partner channel, corporate accounts and third party software companies. Here’s what Mark has to say about his time at Red Wing Software so far! “Having worked in the software industry since the early 1980s, I’ve been involved with many…
  • Notes from the President

    My name
    3 Apr 2014 | 8:05 am
    You may not be able to tell by looking out the window, but the calendar says spring is here. This would be a good time to do some spring cleaning of your financial data. Do you have some customers or vendors in the list of names in your database that no longer exist? Maybe you have some accounts that just don’t apply to your business anymore. These items are just making lists longer and harder to filter through to get to the information that you may be looking for. Here are a few things you can do to spruce up you data. First, before you do anything that you haven’t done before, or may be…
  • Tips for Evaluating a Payroll Software Demo

    My name
    1 Apr 2014 | 12:29 pm
    By Stephanie Elsen Here's an article that gives some great tips on evaluating a payroll software demo. Evaluating a Payroll Software Demo
  • Notes from the President

    My name
    25 Mar 2014 | 11:27 am
    Some things never change; the sky is blue, the world is round, and it’s cold in Minnesota. However, some things are always changing, like the technology you use to keep your business running and profitable. Have you recently checked how current the hardware and software you are using to manage your business is? I know, it’s running fine, and if it works, why fix it? Well, if you ask any of our knowledgeable support staff, they can recite from memory some real horror stories of people that felt that same way and wound up losing valuable information. Maybe the computer crashed and the…
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    Advantis Communications

  • 5 Essential Ingredients for B2B Video Success – #5

    Ernesta Rossi
    15 Apr 2014 | 7:23 am
    When you think of B2B video, do you think Boring-to-Boring? A typical challenge that many B2B organizations face when producing video is taking their complex subject matter and developing a story that is interesting, engaging and easy to digest. You could argue that technical viewers are happy enough to watch the ‘meat’ of it – [...]
  • Social Media This Week: Twitter Profile Updates

    Cait Overend
    11 Apr 2014 | 12:50 pm
      This week in social media Twitter announced they would be rolling out new profile designs as well as some new key features for users. Many of the updates seem to be taking a page from the Facebook book. Updates include:   1.) Larger Profile Picture and Header Image Benefits: More freedom with design. Whether [...]
  • What is News?

    Peter Turkington
    4 Apr 2014 | 11:54 am
    In today’s 24 hour, connected world, this is the billion dollar question. With the constant news cycle and breaking news available instantly via social media, what makes a story newsworthy? Are the principles the same as they have always been, or has the definition of newsworthiness morphed as technology has advanced? While social media increases [...]
  • 5 Essential Ingredients for B2B Video Success – #4

    Ernesta Rossi
    2 Apr 2014 | 12:12 pm
    This is the fourth installment in our series of blog posts about producing video that is engaging and moves the needle when it comes to marketing measurement.  Today’s topic is about ensuring production value delights the viewer. Corporate marketers often underestimate the effort it takes to produce a video that is delightful to watch. For [...]
  • Three Ways to Use Secret Pinterest Boards to Your Advantage

    Cait Overend
    27 Mar 2014 | 6:22 am
    Did you know Pinterest recently announced you can create an unlimited number of boards that are visible only to you? You’ve probably noticed an option to “keep it secret” when creating boards [see Figure 1 for a sample], but up until now, you could only have three secret boards. Figure 1: Why would I ever [...]
 
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    insideBIGDATA

  • Interview: Guavus Tackles Real-Time Data Analytics Across the Entire Enterprise

    William Wallace
    17 Apr 2014 | 3:11 pm
    Guavus uses live analytics with responsive queries to garner insightful business metrics to serve up competitive advantage. "Guavas is unique in its ability to provide an end-to-end view across your business and operations in real time. Our operational intelligence platform processes over 2.5 petabytes of data per day, which equals to 250 billion records per day and 2.5 million transactions per second."
  • RJMetrics Announces Record Revenue Growth in Q1 2014

    Daniel Gutierrez
    17 Apr 2014 | 10:49 am
    RJMetrics, a leading SaaS business intelligence provider, recently announced strong growth in Q1 2014, including a 114% increase in new revenue compared to the previous period.
  • Volante Technologies Adds Support for Hadoop®

    Daniel Gutierrez
    17 Apr 2014 | 10:18 am
    Volante Technologies, a global leader in the provision of innovative financial data integration, today announced that it has enhanced Volante Designer version 5.0 to support the Hadoop® framework.
  • Jaspersoft Teams with Cloudera for Hadoop Reporting and Analytics

    Daniel Gutierrez
    16 Apr 2014 | 10:04 am
    Jaspersoft, the Intelligence Inside applications and business processes, has announced product integration with Cloudera, the leader in enterprise analytic data management powered by Apache Hadoop™, to extend the company’s leadership in reporting and analytics for Big Data.
  • In-Memory Computing Powers Real-Life Marathons

    Daniel Gutierrez
    16 Apr 2014 | 9:41 am
    While marathons themselves haven’t changed much since ancient Greece, the experience surrounding them is limited only by imagination and technology. Chronotrack’s technology supports some of the world’s biggest races, like the New York and the Paris Marathons, providing detailed performance and scoring info to thousands of participants in real-time.
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    KPI Library - Recent Expert Blog Articles

  • Why Dashboard Dials and Gauges Are Useless for KPIs

    3 Apr 2014 | 7:12 am
    Stephen Few’s arguments about dashboard gauges and dials can be summed up nicely in his own words: they "say little and do so poorly". Agreed. But there’s one specific reason that gauges and dials totally suck when it comes to KPIs. Performance measures, or KPIs as they are often nicknamed, are a very special type of quantitative information. While you might have more than just performance measures on your dashboard, you need to display your performance measures in a very specific way or they will fall far short of their purpose. The purpose of performance measures is to track change…
  • Quantitative Versus Qualitative KPIs

    25 Mar 2014 | 1:17 am
    One of the ways that people like to classify their KPIs and performance measures is by whether they are quantitative or qualitative. Should we do it? And if we do, are we doing it right? The distinction between quantitative and qualitative measures is often misunderstood. Really if you’re measuring anything, you’re gauging the amount to which it’s happening. And numbers are the essential building blocks of amounts. Even when you use rating scales to turn attitudes into numbers, you’re doing it to gauge an amount. So, technically, every measure is quantitative. Qualitative measures…
  • 10 Awesome Ways Big Data Is Used Today To Change Our World

    18 Mar 2014 | 5:21 am
    The term ‘Big Data’ is as massive in management and technology as Justin Bieber and Miley Cyrus are in music. Like with other mega buzzwords, many say big data is all talk and no action. This couldn’t be further from the truth. With this post, I want to show how big data is used today to add real value. Eventually, every aspect of our lives will be affected by big data. However, there are some areas where big data is already making a real difference today. I have categorized the application of big data into 10 areas where I see the most widespread use as well as the highest benefits…
  • How to Create a KPI Terminology

    6 Mar 2014 | 6:26 am
    My client D.K. asks: “What terminology can we use to understand the different types of performance measures and KPIs?” We need a consistent terminology for our Performance Frameworks to be strong enough to support a large number of measures. But it can easily get messy. We refer to performance measures using all kinds of names: KPI, PI, lead indicator, lag indicator, metric, index, key figure, to name a few. And we classify performance measures using all kinds of buckets: financial versus non-financial, qualitative versus quantitative, strategic versus operational, to name a few. As I…
  • Why You Should Avoid Customer Satisfaction and Customer Complaints KPIs

    20 Feb 2014 | 12:04 am
    They are the two most used measures for customer performance: customer satisfaction and customer complaints. But they aren’t the most useful measures if you want to truly drive the success of your organisation or business. Customer satisfaction has been researched and compared with other ‘states or feelings’ that customers can have toward a company, and it usually comes up poorly in terms of predicting profitability. Extremely satisfied customers have been shown, by research conducted by the Gallup Organization, to be no more profitable than customers less than extremely satisfied. And…
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    The Performance Ideas Blog

  • Keep natural gas flowing with analytics

    Christoph Papenfuss
    4 Apr 2014 | 1:17 am
    The Power of Data Last week, I had the honor to moderate the OSIsoft 2014 user conference in San Francisco. Over 2000 professionals came together to discuss the value and use of real-time data across different industries. There were a ton of really interesting and inspiring customer presentations. It’s just amazing to see how much companies rely on analytics these days to keep their operations running and/ or to improve their situation. Combating the Polar Vortex One of the keynote presentations of the conference really stuck out and I want to share the content with you. Columbia…
  • The Power of Data

    Christoph Papenfuss
    29 Oct 2013 | 5:39 am
    The Power of Data Real-time data is all around us. Modern sensors allow us to capture enormous amounts of data at extremely high frequencies. Here is an example: grid operators nowadays utilize so-called syncrophasors (also called PMUs) to record over 40 different KPIs at 120hz. They use this information to keep our electric supply safe and stable. Shift managers use real-time data to keep production lines running and performing. However, managing this type of data requires a different type of technology. It’s not your typical big data problem. You can’t just stick this high-speed…
  • Data is only useful if you use it!

    Christoph Papenfuss
    18 Jul 2013 | 12:45 am
    The value factor We have all become data collectors. This is true for corporations and individuals. Organizations store petabytes worth of customer transactions, social sentiment and machine data. SAP’s Timo Elliott recently wrote a nice blog post about the ‘datafication’ of our own private lives. Just to give you a personal example, I have over 2GB worth of exercise data (heart rate, running pace, cycling power, GPS info, etc.) ranging back to 2003. But there is a growing problem – too many people & organizations are just really good at collecting data. Not enough…
  • See you at the OSIsoft EMEA User Conference 2013

    Christoph Papenfuss
    11 Jul 2013 | 12:05 am
    OSIsoft EMEA UC Please allow me to do some advertising for my company today. Beginning this year, OSIsoft will host an annual Pan-EMEA Users Conference event to bring together the latest PI System information coupled with presentations from customers that demonstrate the business value they have achieved using the PI System.The user conference will take place in Paris from September 16th – 19th. Why attend? This event is the ideal place for existing users and prospective customers to share and learn more about the PI System and how it drives value in their businesses. It’s a great…
  • The Power of Data – Collaboration

    Christoph Papenfuss
    14 May 2013 | 12:12 am
    It’s my data! No doubt – there is tremendous value in data. I use data collected from a small sensor in my bike to improve my cycling performance. Factories leverage data to keep their machines humming as long and as efficiently as possible. Unfortunately, most companies have historically tried to keep data for themselves. Sharing was a foreign concept. Security concerns and cultural barriers (“It’s my data!”) have fostered this environment. “Share your knowledge. It is a way to achieve immortality.”― Dalai Lama XIV Collaboration What if we could share…
 
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    The Performance Ideas Blog

  • Keep natural gas flowing with analytics

    Christoph Papenfuss
    4 Apr 2014 | 1:17 am
    The Power of Data Last week, I had the honor to moderate the OSIsoft 2014 user conference in San Francisco. Over 2000 professionals came together to discuss the value and use of real-time data across different industries. There were a ton of really interesting and inspiring customer presentations. It’s just amazing to see how much companies rely on analytics these days to keep their operations running and/ or to improve their situation. Combating the Polar Vortex One of the keynote presentations of the conference really stuck out and I want to share the content with you. Columbia…
  • The Power of Data

    Christoph Papenfuss
    29 Oct 2013 | 5:39 am
    The Power of Data Real-time data is all around us. Modern sensors allow us to capture enormous amounts of data at extremely high frequencies. Here is an example: grid operators nowadays utilize so-called syncrophasors (also called PMUs) to record over 40 different KPIs at 120hz. They use this information to keep our electric supply safe and stable. Shift managers use real-time data to keep production lines running and performing. However, managing this type of data requires a different type of technology. It’s not your typical big data problem. You can’t just stick this high-speed…
  • Data is only useful if you use it!

    Christoph Papenfuss
    18 Jul 2013 | 12:45 am
    The value factor We have all become data collectors. This is true for corporations and individuals. Organizations store petabytes worth of customer transactions, social sentiment and machine data. SAP’s Timo Elliott recently wrote a nice blog post about the ‘datafication’ of our own private lives. Just to give you a personal example, I have over 2GB worth of exercise data (heart rate, running pace, cycling power, GPS info, etc.) ranging back to 2003. But there is a growing problem – too many people & organizations are just really good at collecting data. Not enough…
  • See you at the OSIsoft EMEA User Conference 2013

    Christoph Papenfuss
    11 Jul 2013 | 12:05 am
    OSIsoft EMEA UC Please allow me to do some advertising for my company today. Beginning this year, OSIsoft will host an annual Pan-EMEA Users Conference event to bring together the latest PI System information coupled with presentations from customers that demonstrate the business value they have achieved using the PI System.The user conference will take place in Paris from September 16th – 19th. Why attend? This event is the ideal place for existing users and prospective customers to share and learn more about the PI System and how it drives value in their businesses. It’s a great…
  • The Power of Data – Collaboration

    Christoph Papenfuss
    14 May 2013 | 12:12 am
    It’s my data! No doubt – there is tremendous value in data. I use data collected from a small sensor in my bike to improve my cycling performance. Factories leverage data to keep their machines humming as long and as efficiently as possible. Unfortunately, most companies have historically tried to keep data for themselves. Sharing was a foreign concept. Security concerns and cultural barriers (“It’s my data!”) have fostered this environment. “Share your knowledge. It is a way to achieve immortality.”― Dalai Lama XIV Collaboration What if we could share…
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    Financial Awakening Blog - Real Estate Passive Income

  • No Pain No Gain

    albert
    4 Apr 2014 | 12:30 pm
    Hard working Author: Financial Awakening Blog If you still haven’t read Step 1 – Plan ahead. Imagine where you are when you retire, I highly recommend you to read it first. I remember my father keeps telling me “No Pain, No Gain”. You have to work hard in order to make money and to be successful in the future. I totally agree with this even now, but I do realize that something is missing. Something that is so important that if it is missing from this saying, it becomes invalid. If you pay attention in our society, it is not difficult to realize an interesting finding.
  • Items You Can Save Money On That You Did Not Know About

    albert
    11 Mar 2014 | 7:56 am
    Author: Financial Awakening Blog If you still haven’t read Step 1 – Plan ahead. Imagine where you are when you retire, I highly recommend you to read it first.   In life you cannot control how much money you will make, if you will win the lottery, or gain an inheritance.  However there is one thing you can control and that is your personal finances.  You can control how much money you can save and what you actually spend your money on. Everyone has a different financial situation and there is not one particular amount that everyone should save every month.  It is important to…
  • How To Get Rid Of Your Holiday Debt

    albert
    27 Feb 2014 | 7:43 am
    Author: Financial Awakening Blog If you still haven’t read Step 1 – Plan ahead. Imagine where you are when you retire, I highly recommend you to read it first.   The holidays are always a stressful time for people.  The stress is always worse after the holidays when the bills and the holiday debt start to stack up and you realize what kind of holiday debt your have gotten yourself into.  No matter what kind of a budget we set for ourselves it always turns out that we overspend at the holidays and then wonder how we are going to pay if off before the holidays roll around the…
  • Hot Water Tank. Rent vs Buyout

    albert
    31 Jan 2014 | 1:00 pm
    Author: Financial Awakening Blog If you still haven’t read Step 1 – Plan ahead. Imagine where you are when you retire, I highly recommend you to read it first.   hot water tank   Most home owner has a hot water tank, electric or gas. However, if you pay close attention at your natural gas bill,  you will notice there is a customer charge ranging from $12 to $30. This is the charge from a 3rd party company other than Enbridge. In my case, it is from Direct Energy. This is the hot water tank rental fee. Most people never thought about there is an opion to buyout your hot…
  • How to get a loan with 1% rate for 12 months. (Canada deals)

    albert
    4 Jan 2014 | 9:42 pm
    Author: Financial Awakening Blog If you still haven’t read Step 1 – Plan ahead. Imagine where you are when you retire, I highly recommend you to read it first. Basically, it is a credit card with 0% interest for 12 months. You can transfrer funds to your bank account. 1% will be charged after you transfer the fund to your bank account, but after that, interest rate is 0% for 12 months. Make sure you mark on your calendar to repay the loan before the 12 months period ends. The interest rate will become 19 to 30% after. Also make sure you have a way to repay the amount you borrow…
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    Revolutions

  • Diving into H2O

    Joseph Rickert
    17 Apr 2014 | 8:30 am
    by Joseph Rickert One of the remarkable features of the R language is its adaptability. Motivated by R’s popularity and helped by R’s expressive power and transparency developers working on other platforms display what looks like inexhaustible creativity in providing seamless interfaces to software that complements R’s strengths. The H2O R package that connects to 0xdata’s H2O software (Apache 2.0 License) is an example of this kind of creativity. According to the 0xdata website, H2O is “The Open Source In-Memory, Prediction Engine for Big Data Science”. Indeed, H2O offers an…
  • Why writing vectorized code in R is a good idea

    David Smith
    16 Apr 2014 | 2:20 pm
    As a language for statistical computing, R has always had a bias towards linear algebra, and is optimized for operations dealing in complete vectors and matrixes. This can be surprising to programmers coming to R from lower-level languages, where iterative programming (looping over the elements of a vector or matrix) is more natural and often more efficient. That's not the case with R, though: Noam Ross explains why vectorized programming in R is a good idea:    If you can express what you want to do in R in a line or two, with just a few function calls that are actually calling…
  • Quantitative Finance Applications in R - 5: an Introduction to Monte Carlo Simulation

    Joseph Rickert
    15 Apr 2014 | 8:00 am
    by Daniel Hanson Last time, we looked at the four-parameter Generalized Lambda Distribution, as a method of incorporating skew and kurtosis into an estimated distribution of market returns, and capturing the typical fat tails that the normal distribution cannot.  Having said that, however, the Normal distribution can be useful in constructing Monte Carlo simulations, and it is still commonly found in applications such as calculating the Value at Risk (VaR) of a portfolio, pricing options, and estimating the liabilities in variable annuity contracts.  We will start here with a simple example…
  • Interfacing R with Web technologies

    David Smith
    14 Apr 2014 | 10:07 am
    A new Task View on CRAN will be of anyone who needs to connect R with Web-based applications. The Web Technologies and Services Task View lists R functions and pacakges for reading data from websites (via public APIs or by scraping data from HTML packegs); for interfacing with Cloud-based platforms (including AWS); for authenticating and accessing data from social media services (including Twitter and Facebook); and for integrating with Web frameworks for building your own Web-aware applications with R. It also includes an extensive list of web-based data sources you can access with R. This…
  • Because it's Friday: About a Company

    David Smith
    11 Apr 2014 | 4:34 pm
    You've probably seen dozens of those brand videos from big corporations, carefully designed to make you feel good about how wonderful the company is. This one is just like all the others, except that it's based on a satirical poem by Kendra Eash and made entirely of stock video footage (which you can buy from the company that made the video, which is rather meta). That's all from us this week. Enjoy the fine weekend, and we'll see you back here on Monday.
 
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    Localytics

  • How to Identify Conversion Hot Spots in Your App

    Bryn Adler
    17 Apr 2014 | 2:00 am
    We’ve written recently about the importance of optimizing your app conversion rate for better mobile ROI, because identifying conversions is the key to unlocking the revenue potential of any channel. And mobile is no different. Identifying the conversion hot spots in your app depends entirely on using the right engagement analytics. Within your analytics, you can determine the how and why of your conversions, including which events are most successful in converting users, which of your audiences are converting, and how to optimize to improve. Two Questions to Start: Who is Converting and…
  • Mobile Apps: What’s a good conversion rate?

    Bryn Adler
    15 Apr 2014 | 2:00 am
    Conversion rate is one of the golden marketing metrics that is measured across most channels, and for mobile, it’s no different. Mobile app conversions go far beyond downloads; in fact, the real conversions happen in-app, when an engaged user converts on a specified goal. But as prolific as mobile apps have become, marketers feel they don’t have the insights to optimize their in-app experience to prompt purchases and other key conversions. One of the most common of these insights is what your in-app conversion rate should be. What businesses want to know is how well are users currently…
  • The App Churn Risk Window: 60% Chance Users Who Don’t Come Back within 7 Days Never Return

    Richard Cipolla
    10 Apr 2014 | 2:00 am
    With more than 30 downloaded apps on the average American’s smartphone- plus some preloaded ones – apps face a lot of competition for screen-time. We’ve previously reported that 22% of users only ever open an app once, while 34% of users open an app 11+ times. For marketers, it’s important to quickly identify the one-shot users, and bring them back into the app—before they’re gone for good. But how can you identify which users will stick around, and which are just passing through? The answer is in the time interval between a user’s first and second session. 60% chance users…
  • A/B Testing & Mobile Apps: 3 Critical Best Practices

    Miles Branman
    8 Apr 2014 | 11:50 pm
    While mobile usage is surging, app user behavior continues to be unpredictable by traditional guesswork. This trend has led marketers to look for what’s working and what isn’t in terms of app optimization and marketing efforts as quickly as possible. In the web and email space, marketers can accelerate the discovery process by A/B testing. App testing has always posed a larger challenge, but fortunately, app testing has come a long way, and we’ve identified a few critical best practices to cut down some of the trial and error to A/B testing. This post will outline the three most…
  • App Marketing: The next critical step in mobile ROI

    Bryn Adler
    8 Apr 2014 | 2:30 am
    In the past few years, marketers have been diligently converting to mobile-optimized sites, with dedicated mobile sites or, more commonly, through responsive design. But many brands are missing out on mobile revenue by not having a native app. Native apps command 86% of U.S. consumers’ mobile time, six times more than the mobile web does. The real progression in mobile behavior is toward apps, which means that’s where the money is. App revenue is growing, proving that investing in how your consumers actually use mobile is a lucrative opportunity. Still, one of the biggest mistakes brands…
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    Blog

  • A Crash Course in 4 Trends Revolutionizing Big Data

    Tessa Curry
    15 Apr 2014 | 12:34 pm
    The Harvard Business Review (HRB) recently stated that more data passes through the Internet every second than was stored in the entire Internet 20 years ago. In 2012 about 2.5 exabytes of data were created each day. That number is doubled every 40 months, also according to HBR. Big data helps us make sense of this information and even gives us a real-time look into what is happening. Companies have had access to big data platforms for several years now and use them as a means of creating accurate analyses. So what’s next for big data? Here are 4 trends revolutionizing big data: The Cloud…
  • Women at Domo Meet-Up: An intern’s thoughts

    Jessica Maughan
    10 Apr 2014 | 8:08 am
    On Tuesday night, every woman at Domo—from the executives to the interns—was invited to the first ever “Women at Domo” event. The event was held in an effort to build community and provide mentoring opportunities across the company. Women in the workforce face unique challenges, and it was helpful to hear the perspective of those who have weathered some of the challenges and taken part in some great successes. With that in mind, I gathered a few thoughts from those who participated. Here are some of the insights that came out of Tuesday night’s meeting: You can have it all. I…
  • 2014 Gartner BI & Analytics Summit: 4 Key Takeaways

    Heather Zynczak
    7 Apr 2014 | 10:24 am
    I spent the last week in Vegas. No, I was not there for the gambling; I attended Gartner’s Business Intelligence and Analytics Summit. It is the preeminent event for IT and BI folks. Thousands of the world’s largest companies send their data and reporting gurus to gather among peers to discuss insights and industry trends. Since my company was a sponsor, I got to be a fly on the wall amongst the “data elite.” Here are my major takeaways: The cloud will rule us all. One of the Gartner analysts talked about how “2014 is the tipping point for cloud-based business intelligence.”…
  • Mobile Productivity: Why It Isn’t Delivering and Why That Will Change

    Tom McConnon
    2 Apr 2014 | 12:55 pm
    Me and my smartphone are inseparable—just ask my wife. And because of that, I’m part of a larger global trend that’s on track to reach a major milestone. At some point during the course of this year, Comscore predicts that mobile device usage will eclipse that of desktop usage. Pretty remarkable if you think about it.    But if you think people are clamoring to use these new mobile devices to help them become more productive, think again. Research from Flurry suggests that mobile users are 8X more likely to spend time gaming than using a productivity app. In fact,…
  • Show Me A Sign…..A HUGE ONE, THANK YOU!

    Josh James
    27 Mar 2014 | 12:58 am
    As a tech company CEO, I look for certain signs to tell me whether or not we are on track. One thing I’m always asking of our sales team is to “show me the money” because I’m a big believer that renewals and expanded customer relationships are near perfect indicators that we are helping our customers make money. Every now and then, I’ll say more quietly, “Show me a sign.”  And every now and then, the universe delivers. Along these lines, today I’m thrilled to share that eBay is a customer. eBay was one of the first big customers that we…
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    Blog

  • A Crash Course in 4 Trends Revolutionizing Big Data

    Tessa Curry
    15 Apr 2014 | 12:34 pm
    The Harvard Business Review (HRB) recently stated that more data passes through the Internet every second than was stored in the entire Internet 20 years ago. In 2012 about 2.5 exabytes of data were created each day. That number is doubled every 40 months, also according to HBR. Big data helps us make sense of this information and even gives us a real-time look into what is happening. Companies have had access to big data platforms for several years now and use them as a means of creating accurate analyses. So what’s next for big data? Here are 4 trends revolutionizing big data: The Cloud…
  • Women at Domo Meet-Up: An intern’s thoughts

    Jessica Maughan
    10 Apr 2014 | 8:08 am
    On Tuesday night, every woman at Domo—from the executives to the interns—was invited to the first ever “Women at Domo” event. The event was held in an effort to build community and provide mentoring opportunities across the company. Women in the workforce face unique challenges, and it was helpful to hear the perspective of those who have weathered some of the challenges and taken part in some great successes. With that in mind, I gathered a few thoughts from those who participated. Here are some of the insights that came out of Tuesday night’s meeting: You can have it all. I…
  • 2014 Gartner BI & Analytics Summit: 4 Key Takeaways

    Heather Zynczak
    7 Apr 2014 | 10:24 am
    I spent the last week in Vegas. No, I was not there for the gambling; I attended Gartner’s Business Intelligence and Analytics Summit. It is the preeminent event for IT and BI folks. Thousands of the world’s largest companies send their data and reporting gurus to gather among peers to discuss insights and industry trends. Since my company was a sponsor, I got to be a fly on the wall amongst the “data elite.” Here are my major takeaways: The cloud will rule us all. One of the Gartner analysts talked about how “2014 is the tipping point for cloud-based business intelligence.”…
  • Mobile Productivity: Why It Isn’t Delivering and Why That Will Change

    Tom McConnon
    2 Apr 2014 | 12:55 pm
    Me and my smartphone are inseparable—just ask my wife. And because of that, I’m part of a larger global trend that’s on track to reach a major milestone. At some point during the course of this year, Comscore predicts that mobile device usage will eclipse that of desktop usage. Pretty remarkable if you think about it.    But if you think people are clamoring to use these new mobile devices to help them become more productive, think again. Research from Flurry suggests that mobile users are 8X more likely to spend time gaming than using a productivity app. In fact,…
  • Show Me A Sign…..A HUGE ONE, THANK YOU!

    Josh James
    27 Mar 2014 | 12:58 am
    As a tech company CEO, I look for certain signs to tell me whether or not we are on track. One thing I’m always asking of our sales team is to “show me the money” because I’m a big believer that renewals and expanded customer relationships are near perfect indicators that we are helping our customers make money. Every now and then, I’ll say more quietly, “Show me a sign.”  And every now and then, the universe delivers. Along these lines, today I’m thrilled to share that eBay is a customer. eBay was one of the first big customers that we…
 
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    Procurement Leaders Blog

  • Procurement In 2025: Risk Management

    17 Apr 2014 | 3:15 am
    In the first of a series of blog posts Carlos Alvarenga, principal in Ernst & Young LLP’s Advisory practice, discusses how risk management will change over the next decade. Recently, one of our multinational clients asked me: "What will procurement look like in 2025?" In preparing my response to the question, I had the opportunity to talk with CPOs, colleagues and academics about the major change drivers and how they might impact the function over the coming decade. The procurement of a corporation’s materials and services is, one could argue, the most complex business…
  • The Restoration of Print

    16 Apr 2014 | 8:30 am
    Despite thoughts that traditional print is dead, a revival could well be on the cards alongside its supposed digital rival. There is no doubt that the print industry has gone through a turbulent few years, particularly with the rise of digital platforms, and the talk at this year’s Ipex show, one of the world’s largest print, media and publishing events, focussed on how the industry will fare over the coming years. Interestingly for print buyers, the view was very much that traditional print and digital could co-exist and in many cases complement each other. One seminar…
  • Procurement Can Change The World: Educating The Business

    15 Apr 2014 | 3:29 am
    Have old perceptions of what procurement’s purpose actually is, got in the way of what it might be? To celebrate 50 issues of Procurement Leaders Magazine, we’re looking at the impact procurement has had on business. This week we’re asking for your views on how procurement has changed the world. Visit linkd.in/PXqkKj to submit your idea for a chance to win the grand prize. Anyone who’s been in procurement for a while can tell you how much it’s changed in a short space of time – looking back at old issues of Procurement Leaders Magazine, some…
  • The Key To Creativity In Procurement: Play Time

    14 Apr 2014 | 2:09 am
    "Grow up!" How many times have you told your children that? How many times have people told you that? Well, it may not always be good advice. There is a body of research that says children start life as creative beings, but grow less so as they become adults. That’s not a good evolution for people or businesses. "Grow up!" How many times have you told your children that? How many times have people told you that? Well, it may not always be good advice. There is a body of research that says children start life as creative beings, but grow less so as they become adults. That’s not a…
  • Peer-To-Peer Lending Shaking Up Traditional Supplier Finance

    11 Apr 2014 | 2:57 am
    KPMG’s latest partnership highlights the changing nature of supplier financing. On Wednesday this week, KPMG, in the UK, announced an interesting partnership with a five-year-old Kansas City-based technology start-up. The company in question is called C2FO, and part of the reason KPMG decided to enter into a partnership is that it currently delivers more than $1bn in early payments for suppliers each quarter.  C2FO bills itself as "the world’s market for working capital" – a bold statement which I won’t attempt to evaluate. Nevertheless, the company does boast…
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    Jive Syndication Feed

  • The QlikView Cache

    Henric Cronström
    14 Apr 2014 | 9:47 pm
    QlikView has a very efficient, patented caching algorithm that effectively eliminates the calculation time for calculations that have been made before. In other words, if you use the “back” button in the toolbar, or if you happen to make a
  • Customer Portal Login Issue

    Staffan Wessman
    14 Apr 2014 | 12:25 am
    We are currently experiencing an issue stopping you from logging in to our Customer Portal. We are working closely with our provider and hope to have the service back up and running soon. In the interim, please use the other channels available to contact us. Thank you for your understanding and we apologize for any inconvenience. - Qlik Support
  • Enhancing the User Experience Using Conditional Expressions - Part II

    Charles Bannon
    11 Apr 2014 | 1:53 pm
    In my last blog I explained how, using conditional expressions, a developer could enhance the experience of a user.  And based on some feedback, I have decided to continue the discussion of conditional expressions. In this blog, I want to discuss
  • The Associative Experience - Revisited

    Michael Tarallo
    10 Apr 2014 | 7:50 am
    The Associative Experience is about the dynamic experience the user has with the BI application. It's about answering that next unanticipated question. It's about exploring data freely without any predefined paths.  It's about quickly finding new discoveries. It is also one of the many facets that makes QlikView unique. Yes, the Associative Experience could be imitated by other software and if so, I'm sure the work involved is not as inherit as it is in QlikView. With QlikView it is automatic. At previous companies I tried to imitate it and it took a lot of work and I still could not get…
  • It’s Natural to Want to Be Heard! Call for Speakers for the Qlik Conference 2014 Now Open.

    Sara Leslie
    8 Apr 2014 | 11:59 am
    Submit your abstract for consideration todayWe are pleased to announce that the Qlik Conference 2014 will be held from Monday, November 17 through Thursday, November 20, 2014 at the beautiful Shingle Creek Resort in Orlando, Florida. This event will provide a wide range of options that will ensure that all attendees maximize their time and investment.  The conference will include keynote speakers, Qlik subject matter expert presentations, a Partner Showcase and multiple opportunities to network and have some fun with old and new friends. It will also feature session tracks that highlight…
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    Dice News » Business Analysis

  • Big Data Widens Opportunities for Business Analysts

    Steven Gara
    16 Apr 2014 | 9:36 am
    One of the newest trends in business analysis is the melding of the BA and BI roles – where BAs become more like data-centric business intelligence analysts, similar to data scientists. As more companies jump onto the Big Data wagon, the widening need for data may breathe new life into the business analysis role, opening more avenues of responsibilities — and corresponding increases in salaries as a result. Click here to find business analyst jobs. Most BAs have technology and analytical backgrounds. That leads them to perform tasks such as: Assisting with the implementation and…
  • Business Requirements Are the Foundation of a BA’s Success

    Steven Gara
    21 Mar 2014 | 9:29 am
    Teams sometimes gloss over a project’s business requirements in their haste to begin development. They do this at their peril, and it’s often up to the business analyst to lead them away from danger. The term “business requirement” describes a need that leads to one or more projects meant to deliver solutions and result in desired business outcomes. Business opportunities, business objectives, success metrics and a vision statement are key elements. Without them, it’s impossible to clearly decide what should and should not be included in the solution. Click here to find business…
  • 9 Points to Weigh Ahead of Your Next BA Role

    Steven Gara
    5 Mar 2014 | 9:24 am
    There’s a strong demand for business analysts out there, which means you could find yourself in the sweet spot of having a number of opportunities to pick from. If you do, don’t jump too fast. Take the time to consider these points as you evaluate your offers. Remember, it’s as important for you to be comfortable with your employer as they are with you. So when you’re searching for your next job, take a look at: The company’s recruiting process, what you see as your potential role and what recruiters look for in résumés. Every employer is different because business analyst roles…
  • Why Retail Analytics Specialists Need New Skills

    Dawn Kawamoto
    22 Jan 2014 | 8:06 am
    Following the consumer fallout of the massive security breach that engulfed Target, retail analytics specialists may find it tougher to glean valuable shopping data from consumers. Consumers’ privacy concerns have already been heightened by the National Security Agency phone spying debacle, and may be exacerbated by the Target incident, making them more reluctant to willingly share information with retailers. Consulting firm Frost & Sullivan predicts that 2014 will be the year of privacy, says InformationWeek. In the wake of all this, retail analytics specialists may need to rely…
  • Why Business Analysts Should Value Business Models

    Steven Gara
    13 Nov 2013 | 6:51 am
    As a business analyst, have you ever come across a project where you had to collect requirements and help design a solution for a business group, but every time you talked to someone, you seemed to get different, often conflicting, explanations of how the business works? Most experienced Business Analysts have faced this at one time or another. Many end users only know a narrow slice or view of the business in their areas. Rarely do they understand the whole, unless they’re at a very small company.  Another problem is that often the business is understood intuitively, and various areas…
 
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    Intelligent Head Quarters

  • Guide To Corporate Social Responsibility (part 2). What is CSR in Business?

    Paula Newton
    17 Apr 2014 | 11:00 pm
    What is Corporate Social Responsibility in Business? Intelligenthq Corporate social responsibility is changing the way that companies operate in a variety of different ways. In terms of operations, accountability and practicalities, corporate social responsibility is changing business, and in many cases this is for the better. It means that organisations are proactively working with stakeholders to improve their impact. This is largely a positive change. The Harvard Kennedy School explains that corporate social responsibility is not just concerned with what organisations do with the profits…
  • The Power of Investing in You: Your Greatest Asset

    Paula Newton
    17 Apr 2014 | 6:00 am
    The Power of Investing in You: Your Greatest Asset.Intelligenthq You are your own greatest asset. It makes sense then to focus on you by investing in yourself. People that are continually learning about how they can improve themselves are more likely to progress more quickly with their endeavours than those that do not. Investing in yourself can mean anything from signing up to a Master’s programme to taking some time out for meditation and contemplation every day. Whatever it is that you do, investing in you will help you go further in life. There are hundreds of ways in which you can…
  • Guide To Corporate Social Responsibility #CSR Part One: What is Corporate Social Responsibility?

    Paula Newton
    16 Apr 2014 | 11:00 pm
    Guide To Corporate Social Responsibility (part one). Intelligenthq Corporate social responsibility has become the in thing for companies to be doing. But what is it, and what does it mean to be a truly responsible organisation? Corporate social responsibility may encompass a range of different kinds of activities, all of which demonstrate the responsible nature of the organisation. The dictionary defines corporate social responsibility as: “The corporate belief that a company needs to be responsible for its actions – socially, ethically, and environmentally”. However, this is something…
  • Guide to E-commerce For The Mobile Era – part two

    Maria Fonseca
    16 Apr 2014 | 6:30 am
    Guide to E-commerce For The Mobile Era – part two. Image Source: Shopify Over the first part of this guide to E-commerce for the mobile era, I reviewed the key definitions of what e-commerce is, and narrated a bit of its history. E-commerce for the mobile era announces itself as a kind of business revolution and there is a number that symbolizes that revolution: 1.5 exabytes. That’s how much worldwide mobile data traffic was generated each month in 2013, according to a recent report published by Cisco. That number, 1.5 exabytes, means a leap of 81 percent over 2012. Cisco´s…
  • Interview: The Inspiring Story Of Emad Rahim (part two): The Future Of Business Education

    Dinis Guarda
    15 Apr 2014 | 11:00 pm
    Interview: The Inspiring Story Of Emad Rahim (part two): The Future Of Business Education. Intelligenthq You are an academic, author, speaker, and entrepreneur. How do you manage the borders between such different areas? I don’t think they are different. If you view them as being different then it would be very hard to manage. I teach, talk, write and practice entrepreneurship. I am what I consider an “academic entrepreneur.” I earned all graduate degrees and doctorate in business and conducted my post-doctoral research in management. I started businesses, operated organizations and…
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    Blacklight Solutions

  • What Does $900M Mean for Cloudera?

    Chance Coble
    6 Apr 2014 | 4:15 am
    Everyone knows that the world of data is bubbling up with some big moves in business, but when Cloudera announced its total of $900M in capital backing, it struck most people as an early April fool’s joke. While it technically hasn’t closed yet, it doesn’t appear to be a joke. So what does it mean? Cloudera had announced the week before $160M in funding, and then dropped the bombshell on its $740M partnership with Intel. However, Cloudera is still left with a healthy sum of over half a billion to execute on strategy even after some of that cash goes to initial investors. Intel’s…
  • Healthcare Analytics for Accountability and Efficiency

    Chance Coble
    21 Mar 2014 | 12:14 pm
    My husband always tells me that life is a journey and not a destination. Before the advent of technology and medical advancements, that journey was much shorter. Today, people are living longer due to the healthcare they receive and the industry has more demands imposed on them than ever before. Healthcare often becomes the cornerstone to improving our quality of life as we age. As a result, the healthcare providers need to determine how to differentiate themselves from their peers, or let’s even say competitor since it is a business. One major differentiation that seems to be unanimous is…
  • Do Not add Business Intelligence to your software product

    Lauren Guilbeaux
    17 Mar 2014 | 10:19 am
    Most Business Intelligence vendors out there today are trying to get a piece of the OEM/Embedded Analytics market and the message said over and over again is your product needs Business Intelligence, your customers need Business Intelligence so that’s what you should give them, ect. So should you listen to the BI vendors and add Business Intelligence to your software application? From my experience the answer is NO…DO NOT add Business Intelligence as a feature in your application. Don’t freak out just yet, let me explain. The BI market today is red hot and with a $76B market valuation…
  • Predictive Analytics in the Enterprise

    Chance Coble
    9 Mar 2014 | 5:20 am
    By Chance Coble Building a highly valuable analytics platform means extracting value anywhere it hides using the information available to your organization. Often, that means starting with basic questions about your business, its opportunities, efficiency and risk and then using the evidence available to answer those questions. Predictive analysis is one of the basic tools for accomplishing this, and is essential when it comes to handling big data applications. The reason big data applications so often involve a machine-learning or predictive component is that simple conclusions from vast…
  • Exploding Data and Accountability in Marketing

    Chance Coble
    21 Feb 2014 | 12:04 pm
    By Amanda Messbauer Marketing analytics is foundational to modern marketing, just take a look at Google AdWords and Google Analytics and even the ubiquitous Gmail. I’m a Gmail user and I love how Google recognized that we are constantly inundated with emails and created the tabbed interface to separate my primary emails from those promotional and social media emails and notifications that clutter my inbox. But what the average Gmail user may not realize is the amount of information Gmail collects from our inboxes and how they target their advertising specifically to me based on my data.
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    Ambler

  • Having FUN Can Be a Powerful Growth Strategy for Attracting Top Talent

    Aldonna Ambler
    15 Apr 2014 | 11:00 pm
    From a marketing perspective, one of the most valuable awards a company can win is inclusion in published lists of “best places to work.” The nomination forms for those lists often require information about the company’s participation and donations to the surrounding community (civic responsibility), data about financial stability and profitability, evidence of providing fair [...]
  • Business Lessons Learned from the 2014 NCAA Tournament So Far

    Aldonna Ambler
    25 Mar 2014 | 11:00 pm
    Even when a team has over 34 consecutive wins, some jerks will question the legitimacy. Wichita State. Their game against Kentucky was as exciting and well played as any NCAA Tournament game I have ever seen. You wouldn’t expect an organization to be motivated and succeed if its CEO keeps telling the media that his [...]
  • Corporate Sponsorships: Investment Brings Involvement

    Aldonna Ambler
    18 Mar 2014 | 11:00 pm
    One of my roles is as a growth financing intermediary. Recently, I have been seeing more and more situations in which owners of mid-sized companies haven’t learned enough about the various types of growth financing and are inadvertently chasing the wrong kind of money. One of the most common mistakes is the assumption that the [...]
  • Selection of a CFO is Sometimes Your Most Important Decision

    Aldonna Ambler
    11 Mar 2014 | 11:00 pm
    Having a complementary CEO and CFO has become a competitive advantage in the dynamic world of major hospitals. Read health industry or business publications, and you’ll soon notice the name Amy Mansue. She’s the CEO of Children’s Specialized Hospital. NJSPOTLIGHT.com recently recognized Mansue as a “Top Healthcare Policy Analyst.” Plus NJBIZ includes CHILDREN’s SPECIALIZED Hospital [...]
  • The Evolution of Customer Service by Family Owned Businesses

    Aldonna Ambler
    4 Mar 2014 | 10:00 pm
    The first generation of the family business grew by investing long hours of hard work and detailed attention to customer service. The owners got to know customers through long conversations over dinners. Loyal customers told the first generation owners when something was wrong. They would complain and might even make a suggestion and then wait [...]
 
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    SIMUL8 Blog

  • Friday Tip – How to use the new Resource Schedule

    laura
    11 Apr 2014 | 9:10 am
    The Resource Schedule is a great new feature that has been added to SIMUL8 2014 which allows you to quickly vary the number of resources on shift by periods of the day and create unique shift patterns. Shifts can also be used for this however, the Resource Schedule is a faster way of achieving this, particularly when the numbers of resources change within short regular time frames (e.g. in 15 minute intervals). To Locate this feature go to ‘Data and Rules’ then the ‘Objects’ section and select ‘Resource Schedule’. Upon opening you will be presented with a table stating all current…
  • Friday Tip – How to use Queue Visualization

    laura
    4 Apr 2014 | 7:24 am
    This week our Friday Tip takes a look at another new feature to SIMUL8 2014, Queue Visualization. This feature is great for providing you with instant results as you can see the content of your Queues by Label whilst your simulation runs. To access this feature select a queue on screen, navigate to the Graphics Tab and choose “Label Block” from the display drop-down.     In the Label Block options, you must choose the label that you want to see the visualization for. Enter the high and low values, and choose colors to represent these values. Any values in between will…
  • Are you going to the IIE Annual Conference? Come along to our networking and training events!

    laura
    2 Apr 2014 | 8:24 am
    SIMUL8 Corporation will be attending the IIE Annual Conference in Montreal, Canada from May 31 – June 3 2014. As well as our usual presence, we will also be running 2 events, a networking lunch with guest speakers and presentations from SIMUL8 Users, and a training session where you can learn SIMUL8 with our expert consultants. Both events are free and are open to anyone interested in learning more about simulation. Sunday June 1, 2014 – Lunch Time Networking Event – 12:30pm -1:45pm Join us for our drop in Lunch Time event. Have something to eat, meet with other people in…
  • Friday Tip: New to SIMUL8 2014, check out the Travel Time Matrix

    hazel
    28 Mar 2014 | 8:32 am
    The Travel time matrix is a great way  to see all of your objects at a glance and allows you to edit the travel times between all relevant objects using just one menu. To introduce you to the Travel Time matrix and show you how to use this feature within your simulations, we’ve created the short video below. For more detailed information on how to use SIMUL8′s Travel Time feature, check out our help files.
  • Friday Tip – How to use the Day Planner

    Glenn
    21 Mar 2014 | 8:11 am
    This weeks tip is all about a great new feature that is available in SIMUL8 2014, the Day planner. This feature allows you to quickly vary arrivals by time of the day and day of the week all in just one menu, so it’s quicker to add your data and easy to make changes. Our video below shows you exactly how to use it. Want a more detailed guide? check out the help files here Find out more about SIMUL8 2014 at SIMUL8.com/2014
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    Intrafocus » All

  • A More Beautiful Question

    Clive
    15 Apr 2014 | 7:25 am
    “Yes we are all hungry for answers. But first we have to learn how to ask the right questions.” Says Warren Berger about his latest book, A More Beautiful Question. Berger is an author and journalist who has spent the best part of his career profiling a wide range of highly creative people and companies. He has shared best practices and innovation secretes with his readers with the intent to promote change-making thinking to improve life and business. The book, published by Bloomsbury, starts with the premise that there is a vastly under-utilised and simple tool available to us all. That…
  • Step 9 – Strategic Evaluation

    Clive
    8 Apr 2014 | 4:21 am
    Nine Steps to Success™ – Step 9 Evaluation Evaluation is the Ninth step of the Balanced Scorecard Institutes framework for strategic planning and management, the Nine Steps to Success™. One of the key differences between the Balanced Scorecard strategic planning methodology and other methodologies is its dynamic nature. Using the balanced scorecard enables organisations to continuously monitor their strategy, objectives and metrics in relation to their initiatives. This means they can adapt to changing circumstances rapidly and realign with confidence. In addition however, a more formal…
  • Step 8 – Alignment

    Clive
    4 Apr 2014 | 4:29 am
    Nine Steps to Success™ – Step 8 Alignment Alignment is the eighth step of the Balanced Scorecard Institutes framework for strategic planning and management, the Nine Steps to Success™. The importance of strategic alignment cannot be under-estimated. In its recent survey conducted by The Economist on behalf of PMI, “Why Good Strategies Fail” they state “61% of respondents acknowledge that their firms often struggle to bridge the gap between strategy formulation and its day-to-day implementation”, they go on to say the consequence of this is “Not surprisingly, companies that are…
  • Step 7 – Performance Analysis

    Clive
    25 Mar 2014 | 5:06 am
    Nine Steps to Success™ – Step 7 Performance Analysis Performance Analysis is the seventh step of the Balanced Scorecard Institutes framework for strategic planning and management, the Nine Steps to Success™. It is at this point in the process when we move from building a strategic management system to running the system itself. Whereas up to now we have asked questions like ‘what are we trying to accomplish?’ and ‘what should we be measuring?’, we are now using the information to determine how well we are performing, which of our strategies is succeeding and whether or not we…
  • Step 6 – Strategic Initiatives

    Clive
    18 Mar 2014 | 6:00 am
    Nine Steps to Success™ – Step 6 Strategic Initiatives Strategic Initiative is the sixth step of the Balanced Scorecard Institutes framework for strategic planning and management, the Nine Steps to Success™. At the end of the day it is the implementation of initiatives and projects that cause change. When a business is stagnant or failing, setting a strategy, building objectives, setting targets and measure will be to no avail unless an activity is put in place to evoke change. Strategic Initiatives can cause significant organisational impact. They can be long-term or short-term and they…
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    MediFit

  • Field Day: Creating a Fun Workday Wellness Program

    admin
    7 Apr 2014 | 7:00 am
    The MediFit Team Fort Worth, TX hosted “Field Day”, an outdoor event to support “Be Healthy” week. “Be Healthy” week is a client initiative focused on helping employees to move more, eat healthier and “know their numbers”. Field Day featured nine “recess-type” activities on the lawn. The most popular included a life-sized ring toss, obstacle [...]The post Field Day: Creating a Fun Workday Wellness Program appeared first on MediFit.
  • New Insights: Impacting Success Rates in Employee Wellness Challenges

    admin
    24 Mar 2014 | 12:52 pm
    We wanted to learn how we could impact participant success rates in wellness challenges by assessing if progression matters. We designed two 4-week walking experiments. The first was a “No Progression” design, where participants were to complete 150 walking minutes each week. The second included “Progression”, where participants incrementally increased walking minutes each week until [...]The post New Insights: Impacting Success Rates in Employee Wellness Challenges appeared first on MediFit.
  • Start Lean: Innovative Employee Weight Management Programs

    admin
    10 Mar 2014 | 8:59 am
    Start Lean is a 12-week weight management program designed to help participants to maintain or decrease their weight over the major “food holidays”– from Halloween through the New Year. 70% of participants in the weight loss management program maintained or reduced weight during the challenging “food holidays”. Each of the participants worked with a MediFit [...]The post Start Lean: Innovative Employee Weight Management Programs appeared first on MediFit.
  • MediFit Welcomes Valerie Gordon as West Coast Director of Business Development

    admin
    5 Mar 2014 | 8:55 am
    Florham Park, NJ – March 5, 2014 – MediFit Corporate Services, Inc. announces the appointment of Valerie Gordon as West Coast Director of Business Development. Valerie will be working with the business development team in the acquisition of new business and will provide support to the operations team. Valerie comes to MediFit after 22 years [...]The post MediFit Welcomes Valerie Gordon as West Coast Director of Business Development appeared first on MediFit.
  • March is National Nutrition Month: An Infographic

    admin
    3 Mar 2014 | 10:42 am
    $150 billion is the amount that obesity-related medical conditions cost our nation every year. Many of the decisions that relate to obesity are made while at work. Making healthy choices during the workday makes a large impact on employee health and wellness. For example, if Americans reduced their sodium by just 1,200 mg per day [...]The post March is National Nutrition Month: An Infographic appeared first on MediFit.
 
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    BambooHR Blog

  • 6 Ways To Be Healthy at Work

    Anna Lim
    17 Apr 2014 | 12:48 pm
    I missed National Walk to Work Day last week. But to be honest, I’m not all that sad about it. When I think of all the miles and minutes it would take to actually walk to work (and all the traffic and waiting at cross street corners), it’s overwhelming. But I get the idea behind […] The post 6 Ways To Be Healthy at Work appeared first on BambooHR Blog.
  • Will We Ever Have Equal Pay?

    Jeana Quigley
    15 Apr 2014 | 8:45 am
    I’ve got this friend. She went back to work last year after spending some time putting her kids first. She felt a little restless, always working side jobs to stay current in her field, but finally felt she could go back to work full-time when her youngest went to kindergarten. She found a job fairly […] The post Will We Ever Have Equal Pay? appeared first on BambooHR Blog.
  • BambooHR Files Redesign Coming Soon

    Brittany
    14 Apr 2014 | 2:32 pm
    You’re going to love how we’re redesigning our Files section. We’re working to make uploading, storing and sharing your files more intuitive and attractive. You’ll probably first notice the new “All Files” section we’re adding. This will contain all the files you have access to view and will give you a great shortcut to find […] The post BambooHR Files Redesign Coming Soon appeared first on BambooHR Blog.
  • Being Onboarded by the “Onboarding Guys”

    Ian Nate
    11 Apr 2014 | 9:34 am
    From the editor: Just recently, we at BambooHR created and completed an onboarding survey. Since the results came roaring in, there’s been a lot of talk about it. We’ve been featured in magazines like Inc. and Forbes. Our data was picked up all over the world, even in New Zealand.  And we’ve written our share of […] The post Being Onboarded by the “Onboarding Guys” appeared first on BambooHR Blog.
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    A Smarter Planet Blog

  • Understanding the Promise and Perils of the Cloud

    Guest
    14 Apr 2014 | 6:00 am
    Laurence Guihard-Joly, General Manager, IBM Business Continuity and Resilience Services By Laurence Guihard-Joly Every company needs electricity, but that doesn’t require building a power plant. Many organizations have reached the same conclusion about computing and storage needs. Why build out data centers if it’s not your core business? Plus it can be a costly proposition. That’s basically the premise of cloud computing – turn to trusted partners for your computing needs so you can focus on the business. But when deciding on a cloud strategy, organizations should be careful not to…
  • The Developers’ Playground: The Cloud

    Guest
    13 Apr 2014 | 9:01 pm
    Sandy Carter,General Manager, Ecosystem Development, IBM By Sandy Carter For centuries, playgrounds have provided children around the world with a place to explore, grow new skills and advance their mental, social and athletic abilities. Today, a new type of playground has emerged that is a bit different than your typical sandbox, monkey bars and tire swings. This playground is the cloud and it has emerged as the ultimate developer playground, providing a platform for exploring new methods and quickly transforming an innovative idea into a reality. The cloud offers the things developers crave…
  • Made With IBM: Not Your Dad’s TV Ads

    Steve Hamm
    11 Apr 2014 | 6:00 am
    Jesse Dylan, Founder and Director, Wondros By Jesse Dylan In my work, I have had the opportunity to tell the stories of some of the most amazing, complex and innovative people and organizations helping to change the world. By being allowed a window into their work, I can make clear why it matters. These people and organizations inspire–from the MIT Media Lab to George Soros and the Open Society Foundations to TEDx to the Yes We Can video that captured the hopefulness of the Obama-for-president phenomenon of 2008. When Steve Simpson, the chief creative officer of Ogilvy & Mather…
  • How Tradition & Technology Bring the Masters to Life

    Guest
    11 Apr 2014 | 6:00 am
    By Rick Singer Ever since Augusta National Golf Club hosted its first Invitational event in 1934, a commitment to history and tradition has permeated the fabric of the Masters Tournament, which begins play this week. While the Masters has delivered many thrilling, magical moments among the Georgia pines of the Augusta National golf course, many people may not be aware of the Tournament’s unwavering dedication to enriching the game of golf. From playing 18 holes on each of the Tournament’s four days — instead of 36 holes on the third and final day, which was the standard 80 years…
  • The Next Phase of A Smarter Planet: Made With IBM

    Steve Hamm
    9 Apr 2014 | 2:15 am
    Jon Iwata, Senior Vice President, Marketing & Communications, IBM By Jon Iwata In November 2008, with the world in the throes of a financial crisis, IBM offered companies and governments a bold invitation: “Let’s build a Smarter Planet.” We saw that the combination of instrumentation, interconnectivity and computer intelligence had created an unprecedented opportunity to make the world work better. We initiated a global conversation about the possibilities. Today, most people see what we saw. We have engaged with thousands of clients to help them make their enterprises and…
Log in