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  • The Guinness World Record for the Largest Data Warehouse: A Q&A with Tom Traubitz of SAP

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    14 Aug 2014 | 12:00 pm
    SAP article: SAP sets the Guinness World Record with the World’s Largest Data Warehouse, a 12.1 Petabyte HANA environment.
  • Free Design Resources All Non-Designers Should Know

    Business Intelligence
    1 Sep 2014 | 4:46 am
    We live in a world where getting a website up and running is easier than ever, but that does not mean that you can easily create a good looking website. It is true that having a website is quite a necessity for any business promotion campaign to be successful, and this can only be achieved throug...
  • If Big Data Is Anything at All, This Is It

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

    MediFit
    admin
    18 Aug 2014 | 4:00 am
    Look who put the fun in fitness and wellness: MediFit Team Warren, NJ. The team hosted a “Volleyball Game Night”, where employees were invited to enjoy some backyard-style volleyball with colleagues at the end of their workday. Play in the workday… encourages teamwork triggers innovation promotes creative problem-solving increases energy refreshes mind and body 126 employees [...]The post Backyard Volleyball Creates a Fun and Engaging Employee Fitness and Wellness Event appeared first on MediFit.
  • $3.2M: Price Paid on eBay For The World’s Most Expensive Superman Comic

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

  • $3.2M: Price Paid on eBay For The World’s Most Expensive Superman Comic

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

    junior
    23 Aug 2014 | 8:37 am
    Most of us agree that a million is a huge number. The pirate link removal team at Google would definitely agree – we spotted this stat today, that “For the first time ever Google is now processing an average of one million removal requests per day. The new record follows an upward trend with copyright holders reporting more and more allegedly infringing search results in an effort to deter piracy.” (Source) Huge numbers, these. For Interesting Statistics Everyday, Find Statspotting on Facebook and Follow Statspotting on Twitter The post 1 Million: The Number of Removal…
  • You’ll Never Guess: 14 Times Growth Projected In The Next 4 Years

    junior
    20 Aug 2014 | 8:13 pm
    When you see a stat like that, you get more attentive than ever. “By 2018, over 250 million smart wearables will be in use – 14 times more than in 2013, according to CCS Insight’s new global forecast. Over half (135 million) of these will be shipped in 2018 alone. Wrist-worn devices will account for 87 per cent of wearables shipped in 2018, comprising 68 million smartwatches and 50 million smart bands with no screen or with a minimal, one-line display.” (Source) 14 times growth in the next 4 years. Wow. For Interesting Statistics Everyday, Find Statspotting on Facebook and…
  • Stunning: One In Four American Neighborhoods Use Nextdoor

    junior
    18 Aug 2014 | 4:53 pm
    Facebook better watch out. We spotted this stat today, that the private social network for neighborhoods, Nextdoor, has reached some 40,000 neighborhoods – that is some 25 percent of ALL neighborhoods in the US.”When The Verge first reported on Nextdoor back in July of 2012, it was in 3,500 neighborhoods. Today, the company is announcing that its reached 40,000 neighborhoods, or roughly one in four American communities, with 10 or more active users.” (Source) The rise of private social networks such as Nextdoor could actually be a good thing for neighborhoods – as…
  • 80% of All USD Currency In Circulation Is In The Form of $100 Bills

    junior
    16 Aug 2014 | 5:57 pm
    Well, thats two stats actually – we spotted this today that “Nearly 80% of the $1.3 trillion currency in circulation is in the form of $100 bills” (Source) Something to think about, since we don’t see these 100 dollar bills that often. “Circulation” is a misleading term for sure. For Interesting Statistics Everyday, Find Statspotting on Facebook and Follow Statspotting on Twitter The post 80% of All USD Currency In Circulation Is In The Form of $100 Bills appeared first on Statspotting!.
 
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    The Numbers

  • Why the Data on Justifiable Homicide Just Won’t Do

    Rani Molla
    2 Sep 2014 | 7:15 am
    The FBI's Uniform Crime Reporting Program collects data from the more than 18,000 law enforcement agencies to provide statistics about crime and law enforcement in the U.S. But, it isn't required that agencies submit justifiable homicide data to participate in the program, making the largest database of justifiable homicides in the U.S. very incomplete.
  • Statshot: Large Weddings, Burning Man and College Football

    David Goldenberg
    29 Aug 2014 | 11:19 am
    In this week's statshot: A new study finds that large weddings seem to mean happier marriages; since Burning Man started, the annual weeklong desert festival has grown so much that it temporarily becomes the sixth-largest city in Nevada; and big-time college football will now have a four-team playoff.
  • Comet Landing Like Trying to Put a Toy Helicopter on a Leaking Balloon

    Jo Craven McGinty
    29 Aug 2014 | 10:55 am
    The Rosetta space probe made history this month when it became the first mission to orbit a comet. The trip took a decade, covered 4 billion miles, and required four gravity slingshots to control the satellite’s speed and trajectory.
  • Labor Day Gas Prices Lowest Since 2010

    Rani Molla
    29 Aug 2014 | 8:53 am
    Labor Day is a huge travel weekend, but fortunately this year won't cost so much in gas.
  • What Countries Produce the Most Vehicles?

    Rani Molla
    28 Aug 2014 | 10:08 am
    China leads the way as the world's largest producer of cars and commercial vehicles, making roughly double the number (22.1 million) that the U.S. produced in 2013 (11.1 million), according to data from auto industry analyst WardsAuto.
 
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    Visual Business Intelligence

  • If Big Data Is Anything at All, This Is It

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

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

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

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

    Stephen Few
    2 May 2014 | 8:17 am
    On two occasions several years ago I was asked by business intelligence publications to review a software product named FYI Visual. On both occasions I gladly accepted because people needed to be warned about it. FYI Visual was a zombie in the sense that, when it was born from the imagination of its creator, a medical doctor, it was lifeless, without substance or worth, animated only by his force of will and wallet. It was a horrible product, completely bereft of usefulness because it was built on an erroneous foundation. Eventually, the product ceased to exist, and I breathed a sigh of…
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  • A Predictive Analytics Primer

    Tom Davenport
    2 Sep 2014 | 7:00 am
    No one has the ability to capture and analyze data from the future. However, there is a way to predict the future using data from the past. It’s called predictive analytics, and organizations do it every day. Has your company, for example, developed a customer lifetime value (CLTV) measure? That’s using predictive analytics to determine how much a customer will buy from the company over time. Do you have a “next best offer” or product recommendation capability? That’s an analytical prediction of the product or service that your customer is most likely to buy next. Have you made a…
  • 10 Kinds of Stories to Tell with Data

    Tom Davenport
    5 May 2014 | 9:00 am
    For almost a decade I have heard that good quantitative analysts can “tell a story with data.” Narrative is—along with visual analytics—an important way to communicate analytical results to non-analytical people. Very few people would question the value of such stories, but just knowing that they work is not much help to anyone trying to master the art of analytical storytelling. What’s needed is a framework for understanding the different kinds of stories that data and analytics can tell. If you don’t know what kind of story you want to tell, you probably won’t tell a good…
  • 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…
 
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    datadoodle

  • Got analytics? Who will promote the industry?

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

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

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

    Ted Cuzzillo
    5 Aug 2014 | 3:54 pm
    The Boulder BI Brain Trust founder and leader Claudia Imhoff interviewed me at the recent Pacific Northwest BI Summit. She asked about data storytelling. Listen to it here. The post "“Storytelling” comes to the Pacific Northwest BI Summit" is by Ted Cuzzillo and appeared first on Datadoodle. It's best to read it there! Related posts: Got analytics? Who will promote the industry? Business people have everything. They’ve got data, and often... Handshake There’s no video, and even memories may be sketchy of... What goes on at the Weasku Inn If you’re out for networking…
  • No, you’re not a data storyteller yet

    Ted Cuzzillo
    5 Aug 2014 | 3:07 pm
    The designer Stefan Sagmeister has a message for those who would presume to call themselves a “storyteller” when they’re not really: “No, fuckhead, you’re not a storyteller.” I agree, except for one word: yet. Many could become one. Some of us in the data industry can identify. We’ve shouted something like this at our monitors as we’ve read about supposed “big data.” No, fuckhead, it’s just data! Now comes data storytelling, and we find ourselves shouting again. Another annoyance is the idea that stories occur only in certain…
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    Data Doghouse - performance management, business intelligence, and data warehousing

  • The Shadow Knows! The Pros and Cons of Shadow Systems

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

    Rick Sherman
    21 Jul 2014 | 2:32 pm
    What are some common mistakes that business intelligence managers and architects make when planning and designing a business intelligence system?BI managers and architects generally do a very good job at the technical aspects of deployments, putting much energy into selecting BI tools and getting the right expertise on their team to build BI applications. But they often make one or more of the following mistakes when they plan and design BI systems: >>>continue reading Design a business intelligence system properly -- for business users
  • Analytics Talks in Boston - July 22

    Rick Sherman
    16 Jul 2014 | 10:05 am
    Introducing analytics in established companies can feel like the work of Sisyphus. Come to the TDWI Boston Chapter meeting on July 22 and learn how to engage the IT department and the business in analytics initiatives. Also hear about best practices and pitfalls along the way. Meet other local professionals, swap business cards, share ideas, and exchange career advice while listening to quality presentations in a vendor-neutral setting, which is the hallmark of TDWI education. Check out the agenda and register here. When: Tuesday, July 22, 2014 6:30–9:15 p.m. Where: Hynes Convention Center…
  • Meter Data Analytics and YarcData: Cray’s Big Data Strategy - TDWI Boston Meeting

    Rick Sherman
    12 Jun 2014 | 10:54 am
    Most of us come from a background of building or using traditional data warehousing and deploying mainstream BI reporting tools. We are hearing more and more about Big Data, data visualization, the semantic web, unstructured data and advanced analytics. Come hear from several industry leading companies to see how they have embraced the opportunities and challenges these new technologies are bringing upon us and hear about real world solutions being deployed. Meet other local professionals, swap business cards, share ideas, and exchange career advice while listening to quality presentations in…
  • New Database Technologies Tackle the Analytics Deluge

    Rick Sherman
    28 May 2014 | 4:25 am
    Enterprises today are faced with a flood of data that they could never have imagined a decade ago. Yesterday’s CIO thought cell phones were just for making phone calls. Today’s CIO knows they are powerful hand-held computers that generate massive amounts of data, from taking photos and composing texts, tweets and emails, to scanning QR codes. Much of the data enterprises are gathering today is unstructured, and that can be a game-changer. Yesterday’s enterprise, with its transactional systems and relational databases, was well poised to collect and store structured data such as sales…
 
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    Manage By Walking Around

  • The Unwritten Rules of Management

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

    Jonathan Becher
    17 Aug 2014 | 9:04 pm
    Simon “Si” Ramo is a remarkable person. Ramo is a world-renowned scientist and engineer. He was the chief architect of the US intercontinental ballistic missile system. He was the ‘R’ in TRW, the multibillion-dollar aerospace company now part of Northrop Grumman. And last year, at the age of 100, he became the oldest person to be awarded a patent. As remarkable as all of that is, his insight into tennis – and perhaps all sports – might be even more remarkable. Ramo authored two books, Tennis By Machiavelli and Extraordinary Tennis Ordinary Players, which showed that tennis is…
  • Vision vs. Mission

    Jonathan Becher
    11 Aug 2014 | 8:25 pm
    “Your mission, should you choose to accept it.” It’s been nearly 25 years but I still vividly remember those words from the television show Mission Impossible. At the time, I didn’t realize it was a remake of the original show which aired 25 years before that. I also didn’t realize the two series might have contributed to the long-standing confusion on what a mission is. People are constantly interchanging the words mission and vision, as if they are the same thing. When I point this out to them, I’m often told I’m being too pedantic. I disagree – words matter.
  • It’s Hard To Ask Good Questions

    Jonathan Becher
    20 Jul 2014 | 11:51 am
    It’s amazingly hard to ask good questions. I’ve been in investigative mode over the last month; trying to understand the root cause of a performance issue and also designing a potential new business model. Both projects mean I’ve had to ask a lot of questions. And they also mean I have had to remind myself how to ask questions. In my experience, the key to asking a good question is to know why you are asking the question. When people ask questions, they do so for one of three reasons: They want a well-reasoned point of view They want an opinion from an expert They want a…
  • The 9 Habits to Stop Now

    Jonathan Becher
    13 Jul 2014 | 9:27 pm
    What you don’t do determines what you can do. Tim Ferriss, author of the cult hit and international best-seller ‘The 4-Hour Workweek’, makes that observation in a podcast last month. I completely agree. In my 2009 post on Prioritization, I note: Prioritization is as much about what we choose not to do as what we do… In most organizations, priority is given to projects with the most political capital or those that are the furthest behind schedule, rather than to projects with the highest impact. Even though research has shown creating a to-do list will make you more effective,…
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    Business Analytics News by Marcus Borba

  • Do You Know Big Data?

    30 Aug 2014 | 10:04 pm
    Vincent Granville published on Data Science Central a great poster about Big Data, originally posted on CTOvision.com and provided by Altamira. You can download in PDF document. 
  • Data Science, Big Data and Statistics – can we all live together?

    3 Jul 2014 | 2:59 am
    A Tweet from Persontyle caught my attention about a great lecture by Terry Speed, a emeritus professor in statistics at University of California at Berkeley, published at Flowingdata. The lecture is part of the Chalmers Initiative Seminar on Big Data, that happened last March at Chalmers University of Technology. In the lecture, Terry Speed talks on how statisticians can play nice with big data and data science. He reports on some reflections on Big Data issues, offer some suggestions for statisticians, and summarize some theory some theory which, in his opinion, has relevance to the analysis…
  • 10 Big Data Pros To Follow On Twitter

    31 May 2014 | 9:55 pm
    Last week, InformationWeek published an article with the 10 Big Data Pros To Follow On Twitter, written by Kevin Casey. I'm very honored to have been mentioned in the list.According the article: "Twitter's kind of an ironic place to look for big data wisdom. It's an example of the ubiquitous services used by consumers and businesses alike that help generate this avalanche of data in the first place. Twitter has a valuable collection of big data knowledge -- if you know where to find it. Like other social platforms, Twitter can sometimes get noisy. Throw in a buzzword like "big…
  • Dilbert on Big Data Brother

    19 May 2014 | 8:21 am
    (Click on comic strip to view larger image)Dilbert by Scott Adams-Dilbert ©2014, Universal UclickPublished at May 11, 2014 in dilbert.com
  • 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…
 
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    DealBook

  • Compuware Agrees to $2.5 Billion Buyout

    By DAVID GELLES
    2 Sep 2014 | 7:35 am
    Compuware has agreed to sell itself to the private equity firm Thoma Bravo for about $2.5 billion, bowing out after years under pressure from Elliott Management.
  • Norwegian Cruise Line to Buy Prestige Cruises for $3 Billion

    By MICHAEL J. DE LA MERCED
    2 Sep 2014 | 5:40 am
    The deal will bolster Norwegian Cruise Line’s ability to compete in the high-end part of the ocean cruise market by giving it control of Oceania Cruises and Regent Seven Seas Cruises.
  • Moelis & Co. Hires Cantor, Ex-House Majority Leader, as Vice Chairman

    By DEALBOOK
    2 Sep 2014 | 5:02 am
    Eric Cantor, who suffered a surprising electoral defeat this year, will be joining Moelis & Company as vice chairman and a director on its board.
  • Morning Agenda: Evans Bank Under Fire

    By SYDNEY EMBER
    2 Sep 2014 | 4:57 am
    New York set to accuse Evans Bank of redlining. | Dollar General raises bid for Family Dollar. | Public pension funds staying mum on inversions. | Banks pursuing military customers.
  • 1-800-Flowers to Buy Harry & David

    By MICHAEL J. DE LA MERCED
    2 Sep 2014 | 4:44 am
    The flower delivery company agreed on Tuesday to buy Harry & David, a purveyor of gift baskets, for $142.5 million in cash.
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    DECISION STATS

  • Ajay Ohri in Wired – An App Store for Algorithms

    Ajay Ohri
    15 Aug 2014 | 9:32 pm
    I got featured in a Wired article recently- this is one of my very old ideas- basically an App store for Algorithms. I  briefly advised two startups in this space (but no longer do) this was the original article in ReadWriteWeb  http://readwrite.com/2011/06/01/an-app-store-for-algorithms Klint Finley took time to shoot me some questions and you can read the final article here. http://www.wired.com/2014/08/algorithmia/ I have now been featured in Wired , ReadWrite Web and a member of Star Trek has reblogged me on Tumblr! Geek heaven and I owe it all to the readers of Decisionstats.com!
  • The Silence of the Data Science Lambs

    Ajay Ohri
    14 Aug 2014 | 6:22 am
    While courts, politicians, activists , spies and even corporate leaders have spoken or ducked on the question of whole sale data collection by NSA, one group that is both in the thick of action as well as conspicuous by it’s silence is the data scientist community. While one prominent open source member of R community spoke out against analyzing the data leaked by Wikileaks ( an admirable stand given his background) no one seems to be perturbed to be speaking on analyzing data belonging to fellow citizens and the world at the same time. ( see-WHY I WILL NOT ANALYZE THE NEW WIKILEAKS…
  • If you can sue the NSA why cant there be a class action lawsuit against Google et al

    Ajay Ohri
    8 Aug 2014 | 6:13 am
    If the NSA can be sued for collection of data, why cant Google be sued for sharing my data with NSA without my permission. Any thoughts- anyone who knows Tort law here? What did the terms and conditions of google’s policy say back then in those good old days of quiet cooperation What about global liability across different countries (like EU and India)   _ I think there should be a lawsuit to discover more (click the link) The truth is out there!    
  • The first Decisionstats.com Intern

    Ajay Ohri
    4 Aug 2014 | 8:10 am
    The following certificate is awarded to Chandan Routray (https://www.linkedin.com/in/chandanroutray) , a 2yr student at an IIT who learnt all this and wrote some of  this at https://python4analytics.wordpress.com/- the following certificate to show he was tested as a potential scientist and showed great promise in executing his task!  
  • Interview Christoph Waldhauser ‎Founder, CEO at KDSS #rstats #googleplus

    Ajay Ohri
    4 Aug 2014 | 6:33 am
    Here is an interview with ‎Christoph Waldhauser a noted researcher and the Founder, CEO at KDSS K Data Science Solutions, which is a R based Analytics advisory firm. In a generous and insightful interview, Christoph talks of the perceptions around open source, academia versus startups, Europe and North America for technology and his own journey through it all. Ajay Ohri (AO)- Describe your career in science. At what point did you decide to become involved in open source projects including R Chrisoph Waldhauser (CW)-  When I did my second course on quantitative social science, the…
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    Forex Trading Info

  • Extensive Benefits Await Businesses That Opt for Singapore Incorporation

    2 Sep 2014 | 6:13 am
    Singapore (PRWEB) April 21, 2014 Extensive benefits await businesses that opt for company incorporation in Singapore, says Asiabiz Services. ?Companies that are looking to establish a presence in Asia often weigh the options between Singapore and Hong Kong. Both economies are formidable. However, Singapore offers a consistently stable and attractive environment which makes doing business less cumbersome,? said Mr. James Nuben, Head of Taxation at Asiabiz Services. The 2014 Asia Pacific Tax Complexity Survey by Deloitte, released earlier this month, highlighted that tax consistency…
  • ForexMinute Reviews and Recommends Redwood Options, a Binary Options Broker

    30 Aug 2014 | 6:12 am
    (PRWEB) July 30, 2013 After exhaustive analysis and review, ForexMinute claims that Redwood Options is one of the most reliable binary options brokers as it not only provides user-friendly interface but higher returns too. Powered by Spotoption, the world?s leading binary options software providers, its software provides trade with 50 stocks, 15 currencies, 7 commodities and 27 indices. Notwithstanding, the trading platform it offers is user-friendly, Redwood Options understands the requirements from the traders and accordingly brings professional Personal Account Managers who help them…
  • OrbexJoins iTrader Expo as Exhibitor

    27 Aug 2014 | 6:13 am
    London (PRWEB UK) 25 March 2014 Showcasing its online trading products and services and international forex expertise in a unique 24-hour virtual expo, Orbex will join the iTrader Expo on March 26 at virtual booth 13. The iTrader Expo is designed to connect brokers with traders from around the world in a user-friendly virtual platform with live presentations and workshops from leading industry professionals and access to a wealth of educational resources and materials. The 24-hour expo will include day and night events as well as more than $ 1 million in offers and prizes. Formerly…
  • Forex Signals Firm iFexx Has Launched a Revolutionary Algorithmic Investment Program for Auto Forex Trading

    24 Aug 2014 | 6:12 am
    Geneva, Switzerland (PRWEB) April 16, 2014 Algorithmic Investment Program (AIP) by iFexx is now publicly open for subscription. Forex Signals provider iFexx has entered a new investment era to help small investors implement a high-frequency trading strategy on their Forex account. HFT or High-Frequency trading is a special class of algorithmic trading, which is used by investment banks and institutional traders, recording high profits in different market conditions. HFT allocates total portfolio risk into small orders in a diversified basket, in order to hedge risk and market impact.
  • Nofiatcoin Makes Moves To Become Major Player In The CryptoCurrency World

    21 Aug 2014 | 6:14 am
    New York, NY (PRWEB) April 15, 2014 With a new development each week, Nofiatcoin or XNF –its abbreviated name– is becoming a major player in the cryptocurrency world. Currently with a value of $ 5.90 USD, the coin has seen a steady growth since its inception this past January. About a week ago, the company announced that in order to ?provide local solutions? to countries around the world, it was partnering with Aerapay, which now has invested an undisclosed amount in Nofiatcoin through Tilmore Investments S.R.L.. Nofiatcoin will benefit from this injection of funds as they begin…
 
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    TIBCO Spotfire's Trends and Outliers

  • NXP Semiconductor Gains Faster, More Effective Market Insight via TIBCO Spotfire

    Spotfire Blogging Team
    2 Sep 2014 | 5:55 am
    In the fickle and cyclical semiconductor industry, market trends and pricing are constantly shifting. NXP Semiconductors N.V., which develops electronics solutions for the connected car, cybersecurity, portable and wearable devices, and the Internet of Things (IoT), understands this all too well. Manufacturers and distributors require flexibility and rapid access to market intelligence to adapt to ever-changing market conditions and to keep pace with competitors. Specifically, NXP needed a way to quickly and effectively spot and act on market drivers and trends ahead of its competitors.
  • 7 Questions to Tackle for Data-Driven Decision-Making

    Spotfire Blogging Team
    28 Aug 2014 | 5:55 am
    The effective use of data has emerged from its traditional home in IT to become the basis of competition. Moreover, evolving data analysis means that every part of an organization can now rely on data-driven decision-making to drive operations, according to an article by Ernst & Young. “Companies that invest in and successfully derive value from their data will have a distinct advantage over their competitors – a performance gap that will continue to grow as more relevant data is generated, emerging technologies and digital channels offer better acquisition and delivery mechanisms,…
  • Data Discovery to Boost Confidence

    Spotfire Blog Editor
    27 Aug 2014 | 5:55 am
    One of the key challenges faced by IT is satisfying the large volume of requests for IT and business projects, including BI (business intelligence) and report requests that can be difficult to fulfill when data is siloed across the organization. It’s time-consuming and inefficient for IT to address these requests as well as gather and qualify the data to create the reports. Then, by the time the business units receive and explore the reports, the data is no longer fresh. One of the ways data analysts can better demonstrate their value to the business is by spending less time compiling BI…
  • How CFS Consulting Group is Providing Financial Services Clients with Deeper Insights

    Spotfire Blogging Team
    26 Aug 2014 | 5:55 am
    As savvy financial services professionals know, many industry players have multiple product and business lines that are constantly changing due to shifting customer and market demands. One TIBCO Spotfire client, CFS Consulting Group, is well aware of these challenges. CFS Consulting is predominantly focused on providing its clients with custom software development and business intelligence (BI) solutions. And, as a consultancy firm, CFS Consulting assists financial services companies as well as organizations in other industries with technology decisions and implementations. CFS Consulting’s…
  • Avoiding Costly Recalls and Brand Destruction: Implementing a Warranty Early Warning System

    Spotfire Blogging Team
    25 Aug 2014 | 5:55 am
    One of the greatest fears for manufacturing executives is the threat of a product glitch. Depending on the size and scope of a problem and the number of products or consumers affected, product recalls can mean billions of dollars in recall costs for manufacturers, not to mention legal and medical expenses (when applicable), government fines as well as millions of dollars in lost sales due to damage to brand reputation. Fortunately, manufacturers can protect themselves by detecting the first signs that problems may be on the horizon before they inflict damage on their businesses. Once they…
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    InsideView Blog

  • Marketing’s Conversation with Sales

    Jason Rushin
    29 Aug 2014 | 6:25 am
    Note: Today’s guest post is just one in a series provided by Denis Pombriant of Beagle Research Group. Denis is a top CRM market researcher who advises end users in CRM selection, deployment and use while also publishing a steady stream of analysis on many of the industry’s most popular topics and emerging trends. Marketing […]
  • Smart Sales Intelligence: A Powerful Tool for Marketing

    joe lucas
    27 Aug 2014 | 8:42 am
    The role of a B2B marketer is in the process of going through a fundamental shift.  No longer are we driven by just click-throughs, lead acquisition, and brand awareness.  More and more we are asked to become revenue driven.  Further more, I’d argue that to stay relevant within the C-Suite we need to become revenue […]
  • It’s Not BBQ This Time – Food for Thought from Austin, Texas (Courtesy of Marketo’s Marketing Nation Roadshow)

    InsideView
    10 Jul 2014 | 8:00 am
    No matter what vertical you’re in, it seems like everyone in sales and marketing is talking about beating out the “noise.” Marketo is talking about it too. Find Marketo’s Marketing Nation Roadshow in your city this summer to learn about marketing best practices. You’ve Entered The Noise-Free Campaign Zone As marketers, we recognize that the […]
  • 5 Pieces of an Effective Lead Management Process: Part 1 [Series]

    InsideView
    3 Jul 2014 | 11:33 am
    Lead management is the systematic method that a marketing team uses to acquire (by importing, creating manually, or automatically capturing from a website), evaluate, nurture and hand off leads. Lead management is about moving quality leads through the stages of the marketing funnel, from an anonymous visitor to a sales-ready lead.   Why Create a Lead Management Process? Successful lead management […]
  • Does The World Cup Distract From Sales Productivity? [Infographic]

    InsideView
    26 Jun 2014 | 5:14 pm
    Ahh, the World Cup. It only comes around every four years. While we don’t stream local sports on the big screen here at InsideView, these few-and-far-between events are certainly front and center — 1) because we have a lot of avid futbol fans here, 2) because we’d rather let people watch the matches here in the […]
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  • Free Design Resources All Non-Designers Should Know

    1 Sep 2014 | 4:46 am
    We live in a world where getting a website up and running is easier than ever, but that does not mean that you can easily create a good looking website. It is true that having a website is quite a necessity for any business promotion campaign to be successful, and this can only be achieved throug...
  • Defining Web 3.0 and Developing the Fastest Enterprise Mobility Apps

    28 Aug 2014 | 4:12 am
    I value a strong opinion.  Especially when the opinionated is an expert and willing to stand up and place a flag in the sand.  In this article, my ambitious friend, programming guru, gamer, colleague, bona fide geek and mobility expert Peter Rogers shares his opinions on the meaning of&nbs...
  • Grouping and Summarizing Data from Big Text Files in R Language, esProc and Python

    25 Aug 2014 | 7:53 pm
    R language and Python are often used to group and summarize data from big files, which have smaller computed result and bigger source data. As it is difficult to load all the data wholly to the memory for computing, the only solution is batch importing and computing as well as result merging. Here are examples to illustrate how R language, esProc and Python group and summarize data from big text files
  • GIS and IoT Sensors Deliver Savings and Innovations for Utilities

    25 Aug 2014 | 3:32 am
    I love sensors.  In my opinion we write too little about the role sensors play in the whole Internet of Things discussion.  Sensors are what measure things in the physical world and converts the information to digital.  This process is a key component of digital transformation which e...
  • IBM Information Server Just Got Cheaper with Unlimited User Entitlements

    22 Aug 2014 | 2:42 am
    IBM has removed the requirement for authorized user licenses for Information Server product bundles making significant savings for customers, especially those with enterprise governance and quality programmes.
 
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  • MongoDB Reporting and Visualization with JReport

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

    Boney Pandya
    26 Jun 2014 | 7:09 am
    Creating SQL reports on your business data is a snap with JReport. No reliance on IT, no complicated tools. Just drag and drop in the visual elements you want, point them to your data sources and your data is ready for action. SQL reporting has never been easier. Self Service SQL Reporting Reduce dependency on experts by quickly developing new reports and dashboards on your own, on the fly. Custom report creation is as easy as drag and drop or walking through a wizard. On-screen sliders, filters and drill-downs allow you to interact with and narrow down your dynamic data, eliminating the need…
  • JReport 13 is Now Available with Geo Analysis and Performance Boosts

    Boney Pandya
    14 May 2014 | 5:00 am
    The new JReport 13 is now available and enhanced with a ton of cool, new features. Visualize data on maps with Geo Analysis! With this latest release, JReport is an even more robust, feature rich, customizable Java embedded BI solution with a slew of innovative analytics and dashboard capabilities. Check out the highlights of JReport 13 enhancements below, and the press release. Geo Analysis with OpenStreetMaps and Google Maps • Available for JDashboard and Web Report Studio • Hierarchical drill up/down • Customized markers with conditional colors, sizes, shapes and labels…
  • Visualizing Data in Real Time with Live Charts

    Boney Pandya
    24 Apr 2014 | 7:16 am
    Making sense of large, complex data sets requires timely, actionable tools and solutions. With advanced data visualization, you can quickly pull the right information from your data in order to make better business decisions. Visualizing data using different types of visual elements such as traditional line, bar, bench and pie charts is good, but these present a static view of your data. These charts do not show how the data changed over time or how it changes in real-time. Add the dimension of time to your visualizations with Live Charts. Below are examples of these dynamic visual elements…
  • Strengthening Your Sales Strategy with Sales Dashboards

    Boney Pandya
    26 Feb 2014 | 2:14 pm
    Data-driven organizations succeed. A typical sales organization has access to a wealth of actionable information. However, this data is often disparate, residing in different formats and across different sources. In order to develop better sales strategies for different products, territories, and markets, as well as for effective sales forecasting, sales teams need easy, seamless interaction with their data. They need to be empowered by reporting and dashboard visualization software to help them make better decisions towards their sales and revenue goals. What’s a Sales Dashboard Sales…
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    The Solopreneur Life®

  • How I Made My First $10,000: Sebastian Schweyen

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

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

    Larry Keltto
    27 Jul 2014 | 12:33 pm
    Golfers are among my favorite solopreneurs to study, because there’s no ambiguity about how well they’re doing. Golfers’ business results are as plain to see as numbers on a spreadsheet: earnings, top-ten finishes, greens in regulation, number of putts per round, and dozens of other statistics. With the 2014 golf year entering its final chapters, […] Related posts: Golf-Swing Tips and Small-Biz Advice: They’re Irrelevant My Goals for 2014 What Does Your January 2, 2014 Look Like?
  • Random Thoughts After a 10-Day Family Vacation

    Larry Keltto
    21 Jul 2014 | 12:28 pm
    Late last night my wife, two daughters, and I arrived home in Minnesota after spending 10 days in Estes Park, Colorado. We’ve made the trip every year to EP since 2001, and we drive. Here are random thoughts from the vacation. • I didn’t see evidence of Colorado’s legalization of marijuana, except for a head […] Related posts: The Solopreneur Life Goes On Vacation If You Had the Boulder Book Store In Your Town, You’d Never Need Amazon Open Mic at The Solopreneur Life: How Do You Handle Vacation?
  • How to Take the First Step Toward Building New Business Relationships

    Larry Keltto
    27 Jun 2014 | 10:13 am
    Below is an excerpt from the book Relationship Marketing for Solopreneurs: How to Build Rewarding Connections in Work and Life, written by Jim Sheard, Ph.D., and Larry Keltto. Relationships are the foundation for marketing your solo business. And taking the initiative is the first step toward building relationships. To take the initiative, you must be […] Related posts: Building Relationships: How to Take the First Step The #1 Cause of Unhealthy Business Relationships Build Relationships in the “Get Connected” Social Network
 
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    Statspotting!

  • $3.2M: Price Paid on eBay For The World’s Most Expensive Superman Comic

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

    junior
    23 Aug 2014 | 8:37 am
    Most of us agree that a million is a huge number. The pirate link removal team at Google would definitely agree – we spotted this stat today, that “For the first time ever Google is now processing an average of one million removal requests per day. The new record follows an upward trend with copyright holders reporting more and more allegedly infringing search results in an effort to deter piracy.” (Source) Huge numbers, these. For Interesting Statistics Everyday, Find Statspotting on Facebook and Follow Statspotting on Twitter The post 1 Million: The Number of Removal…
  • You’ll Never Guess: 14 Times Growth Projected In The Next 4 Years

    junior
    20 Aug 2014 | 8:13 pm
    When you see a stat like that, you get more attentive than ever. “By 2018, over 250 million smart wearables will be in use – 14 times more than in 2013, according to CCS Insight’s new global forecast. Over half (135 million) of these will be shipped in 2018 alone. Wrist-worn devices will account for 87 per cent of wearables shipped in 2018, comprising 68 million smartwatches and 50 million smart bands with no screen or with a minimal, one-line display.” (Source) 14 times growth in the next 4 years. Wow. For Interesting Statistics Everyday, Find Statspotting on Facebook and…
  • Stunning: One In Four American Neighborhoods Use Nextdoor

    junior
    18 Aug 2014 | 4:53 pm
    Facebook better watch out. We spotted this stat today, that the private social network for neighborhoods, Nextdoor, has reached some 40,000 neighborhoods – that is some 25 percent of ALL neighborhoods in the US.”When The Verge first reported on Nextdoor back in July of 2012, it was in 3,500 neighborhoods. Today, the company is announcing that its reached 40,000 neighborhoods, or roughly one in four American communities, with 10 or more active users.” (Source) The rise of private social networks such as Nextdoor could actually be a good thing for neighborhoods – as…
  • 80% of All USD Currency In Circulation Is In The Form of $100 Bills

    junior
    16 Aug 2014 | 5:57 pm
    Well, thats two stats actually – we spotted this today that “Nearly 80% of the $1.3 trillion currency in circulation is in the form of $100 bills” (Source) Something to think about, since we don’t see these 100 dollar bills that often. “Circulation” is a misleading term for sure. For Interesting Statistics Everyday, Find Statspotting on Facebook and Follow Statspotting on Twitter The post 80% of All USD Currency In Circulation Is In The Form of $100 Bills appeared first on Statspotting!.
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    Smedio - Business Ideas Worth Sharing

  • Should You Ever Use Royalty Free Content?

    Douglas Idugboe
    31 Aug 2014 | 11:01 pm
    Share on FacebookShare on TwitterE-mail Royalty free content is something most people are confused about. Should you ever use royalty free content? Everyone with an online presence wants and needs photos and video content to build their brand on their websites and social media. But, how do they get that content when they don’t have big budgets for advertising and marketing? They often turn to royalty free content. Images and videos are increasingly replacing text in the online world. Mobile technology such as tablets and smartphones means information is accessible almost instantly, 24/7,…
  • How to Make Your Company Culture a Social Media Marketing Tool

    Douglas Idugboe
    25 Aug 2014 | 11:01 pm
    Share on FacebookShare on TwitterE-mail Your company culture can become a social media marketing tool. Unfortunately, many companies don’t recognize this. Social media is probably the most influential communication opportunity in todays world. There really is truly nothing like it. Everyone is in it even though no one is leading it. Yet, no structure or enterprise or organization can ever equal the influence on both social and business cultures. Naturally, the corporate world was a little slow to adapt. Many businesses viewed social media as an hindrance to work, a personal activity…
  • How To Develop a Startup Mindset for your Business

    Douglas Idugboe
    5 Aug 2014 | 12:04 pm
    Share on FacebookShare on TwitterE-mail Startups are energized by the excitement of breaking new ground, reaching new milestones and taking calculated risks. The startup culture is characterized by a flurry of feverish, purposeful activity backed by belief in successful innovation that galvanizes leaders and teams into high achieving units. They move fast, not letting obstacles slow them down, and not accepting the status quo. Established businesses and the people who run them have a lot to gain by developing a startup mentality. Experts Agree on the Benefits Experts like Michael Hayman say…
  • How to Reach a Buying Target Audience for Your Business in 7 Steps

    Lori Wagoner
    29 Jul 2014 | 11:01 pm
    Share on FacebookShare on TwitterE-mail Small businesses have a hard time reaching the right audience and the right market. With the high-octane online and offline marketing campaigns unleashed by big companies, there is very little scope for smaller names to make themselves heard over the din. There are several issues that small businesses grapple with on a daily basis. A limited budget, manpower constraints, a not-so-visible brand presence and a fierce competitive marketplace are a few of them. In order to overcome the difficulties and the obstacles, it is extremely important they manage to…
  • What Small Businesses Should Know About Content Marketing But Don’t

    Stan Roach
    28 Jul 2014 | 1:11 am
    Share on FacebookShare on TwitterE-mail Content marketing is no longer the hot-shot new marketing phenomenon that businesses couldn’t wait to add to their marketing mix.  It is fast becoming an accepted practice to use content as a means of generating brand awareness, building brand credibility and increasing sales. Marketers are getting savvier with content marketing as they begin to trust its deliverability.  No longer do businesses see the benefits of content marketing with jaundiced eyes. The days of marketers convincing their bosses that they need content marketing are fast…
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    Arbitrage Magazine | Business News with BITE.

  • The Life and Times of 3D Printing

    Admin-AC
    24 Aug 2014 | 5:00 am
    Printing in 3D is experiencing a new Renaissance. A technology dormant for nearly 20 years, its recent rise heralds a limitless future   By Grace Kennedy, staff writer In the beginning there was a beam of ultraviolet light, concentrated in a pool of liquid plastic. From that emerged the first 3D printed object. It was the fruit of Charles Hull, inventor of stereolithography and future founder of 3D Systems, currently one of the largest companies in the industry. He obtained a patent for the technique in 1986 and later that same year developed the first commercial 3D printer – the…
  • A City Within a City: Another Dubai First

    Shaimaa
    22 Aug 2014 | 8:16 pm
    By Annahita Esmaeili Dubai is known for its extravagance. They have some of the world’s tallest skyscrapers; the Burj Khalifa – the world’s tallest man-made structure; Palm Islands – man-made islands; and the Burj Al Arab – a hotel with 1,790 square metres of 24-carat gold leaf decorating the interior. Dubai’s next big idea? “The Mall of the World.” What would you think of a completely enclosed, “first temperature-controlled city on the planet”? You wouldn’t have to step outside for days. Would it freak you out or would you be dying to visit? Do you think it…
  • Life Imitates ‘Tron’ Thanks to Solar Roadways

    Shaimaa
    22 Aug 2014 | 6:06 pm
    By Alex Rollinson Transforming the Road   On June 20, 2014, Scott and Julie Brusaw received $2.2 million in crowdfunding for their invention which may solve many of the world’s woes. Their idea: replacing or covering all paved surfaces such as highways, parking lots and sidewalks with interlocking, hexagonal solar panels. As explained on the Idaho couple’s Indiegogo page, electricity generated by the panels will power LED road lines, signs and other graphics. Channels on both sides of the roadway will serve two purposes: one will contain all cables including telephone and power…
  • Is the Future Friendly?

    Shaimaa
    8 Aug 2014 | 7:20 pm
    Trying to make sense of transhumanism By Alex Rollinson Imagine waking up in the year 2114. The computer processor in your brain controlled your sleep cycle so that you feel perfectly refreshed as you rise out of bed. Becky, the artificial intelligence that controls your house, lifts the toilet seat and slides open the shower curtain when you open the bathroom door. After you have finished your morning hygienic routine, you think about the large dinner you will be having tonight; it’s your two hundred and eleventh birthday. You open the medicine cabinet and take out a yellow pill. It will…
  • AI Startup ‘Vicarious’ Excites Silicon Valley Elite – But Is It All Hype?

    Shaimaa
    8 Aug 2014 | 5:33 pm
    By Loren March Artificial Intelligence startup, Vicarious, has been getting a lot of attention lately, and it is not entirely clear why. A lot of Silicon Valley bigwigs have been opening their personal pocketbooks and dishing out the big bucks in support of the company’s research. Their website flaunts the recent influx of funding from such notables as Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, Yahoo co-founder Jerry Yang, Skype co-founder Janus Friis, Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg and… Ashton Kutcher. It’s not really known where all this money is going. AI is a highly secretive and protective area…
 
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  • How to Visualize What’s Working – and What’s Not – in Your Marketing Campaigns

    jsprinkel
    26 Aug 2014 | 6:07 am
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  • Mind the Product: The Conference for Passionate Product People

    Rcleveland
    18 Aug 2014 | 9:54 am
    I’ve recently joined Logi Analytics, and I’m excited to be part of a growing company as it expands its business in Europe and beyond. I’m thrilled that, for the first time, we will be participating in Mind the Product at the Barbican in London on September 12th.  It’s going to be a great opportunity to meet and network with product managers and likeminded people who believe passionately (like us) that technology and product innovation can change and improve how we do business.  read more
  • Embedded Analytics Maturity Model: It’s not what you embed, it’s how you embed it

    Alvin Wong
    14 Aug 2014 | 6:13 am
    In the realm of human psychology and communication, there is a saying: “It’s not what you say, but how you say it.” Meaning the tone of a speaker’s voice and the non-verbal aspects of a presentation influence the message being conveyed much more than the spoken words themselves. The key to delivering a message lies in components such as tone of voice, maintaining eye contact, body posture, and facial expression. read more
  • Infographic: Success With Embedded Analytics

    mtichenor
    12 Aug 2014 | 5:47 am
  • Traditional and Agile BI: Rigid versus Responsive

    mlockwood
    5 Aug 2014 | 6:38 am
    Traditional BI was originally built to service structured, repetitive tasks – activities like basic financial reporting. These were routine decisions or manual processes with static requirements where the benefits were primarily measured in increased staff efficiency. Unsurprisingly, the architecture of these traditional BI tools grew to mirror the scope of their tasks – highly structured and rigid. read more
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    Red Wing Software Blog

  • 3 Things to Consider When Choosing Between Payroll Software and Outsourcing

    My name
    27 Aug 2014 | 11:24 am
    Adam Bluemner from FindAccountingSoftware.com shares three things to consider when deciding between in-house or outsourced payroll. Check out their story at this link: 3 Things to Consider When Choosing Between Payroll Software and Outsourcing
  • Red Wing Software® Releases Free Guides for Switching Accounting and Payroll Software

    My name
    15 Aug 2014 | 1:50 pm
    By Stephanie Elsen Red Wing Software, Inc. announces the addition of three guides to help software seekers make the right decision when outgrowing their basic or “starter” software programs. The guides are meant to cover every step of the software search, and can help organizations make the right software decision for their business. “The internet has become the go-to place for organizations researching for accounting and payroll software,” says Stephanie Elsen, Red Wing Software Web Marketing Manager. “Our aim is to provide those outgrowing their basic programs the information they…
  • The Person Behind the Voice – Mark Place

    My name
    12 Aug 2014 | 6:35 am
    Mark Place has been a technical support specialist for Red Wing Software for six years. He supports the Red Wing Windows Payroll and CenterPoint products. What he enjoys most about his job is the satisfaction of helping customers and knows how grateful they are when issues get resolved. He also enjoys chatting with customers on a more personal level. Mark grew up in the Red Wing area and moved back here after living in South Dakota for 12 years. He wanted his kids to grow up closer to family. He and his wife built a home on a corner of the dairy farm he grew up on, which his dad later told…
  • Red Wing Software - Notes from the President

    My name
    5 Aug 2014 | 1:31 pm
    Never underestimate the power of word-of-mouth communications when it comes to promoting a product or service. I recently witnessed an example of how quickly a good (or bad) word can spread about a product that I’d like to share. This spring and summer, the gnats in our area have been vicious. They swarm, they bite, and they basically drive you crazy. On Independence Day, we were sitting on our patio with some lifelong friends, and the gnats began to attack. My friend ran to his vehicle and returned with some amazing, natural, gnat repellent that he said you can only get at two certain…
  • Red Wing Software® Releases Encumbrances in Version 9.0 of CenterPoint® Fund Accounting Software

    My name
    29 Jul 2014 | 11:04 am
    Red Wing Software, Inc. announces the release of Encumbrances in version 9.0 of CenterPoint Fund Accounting Software. The Encumbrance feature helps cities and towns keep a close eye on their reserved funds and helps to avoid overspending and keep budgets in-line. Encumbrance accounting is a versatile planning tool and a good forecaster of cash outflow. Users will find the easy-to-use feature a great addition to the financial tools within CenterPoint. Red the entire news release by clicking on this link: Red Wing Software Release Encumbrances in Version 9.0 of CenterPoint Fund Accounting…
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    Advantis Communications

  • Seven Steps to Excellent Speech Writing

    Peter Turkington
    20 Aug 2014 | 1:18 pm
    A speech is an opportunity to influence thought and behaviour. A well thought out and executed speech can build profile for a business leader, garner support from shareholders, put a face to a brand and establish thought leadership. So, don’t take it lightly. The following seven steps are designed to help craft a speech that [...]
  • Extend the Reach of Your PR

    Peter Turkington
    25 Jun 2014 | 1:58 pm
    Even though the number of communications channels is increasing, the core principles of creating compelling content remain the same. See our posts “Three tips to keeping your key messaging on target” and “What is News?” What this diversity of distribution channels offers is the ability to extend the reach of your public relations activities. By [...]
  • 5 Practical Tips for Developing Brand Visuals

    Karen Barker
    13 Jun 2014 | 10:29 am
    My last blog post provided some things to think about when you’re developing your organization’s visual narrative, or in other words, the images, illustrations or graphics that depict your organization’s story. To complement those ideas, here are five practical tips for developing brand visuals for your organization. Our eyesight – our prime sense – is [...]
  • Original Content Makes the World Go ‘Round

    Ernesta Rossi
    28 May 2014 | 9:03 am
    Social Media Examiner recently released their 6th annual 2014 Social Media Marketing Industry Report.  They surveyed over 2,800 marketers from the U.S., U.K., Canada and beyond. More than half were B2C marketers, while 41% reported businesses as their primary target. 21% of respondents were from companies with over 100 employees. Of particular note were the [...]
  • Business data is prolific. What is yours trying to say?

    Karen Barker
    29 Apr 2014 | 11:10 am
    Business data is prolific these days. Uncovering the layman’s meaning – in all that data – can sometimes be a daunting task – especially in a B2B environment. When your job is to give meaning and purpose to your organization’s communication, do you wonder how to use your organization’s meaningful data in a compelling way? [...]
 
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  • New Data Integration Tool Saves Major Healthcare Company $300,000

    Daniel Gutierrez
    1 Sep 2014 | 9:00 am
    Datasource Consulting, LLC, a leading Enterprise Information Management and Data Warehouse consultancy serving large enterprise customers throughout the United States, announces the release of INFATools Stage Mapping Generator (INFATools), a proprietary tool that speeds up the process of creating staging mappings, sessions and workflows in Informatica while improving efficiency and quality.
  • Sift Media Licenses Cxense DMP, Advanced Analytics and Content Solutions

    Daniel Gutierrez
    31 Aug 2014 | 9:00 am
    Cxense (OSE: CXENSE) has announced that Sift Media, a leading business-to-business publisher in the UK and US, has licensed several Cxense tools to help it increase revenues, customer engagement, and content consumption through better targeting and personalization on its sites.
  • Thinking Small For Bigger Data Impact

    Daniel Gutierrez
    30 Aug 2014 | 9:00 am
    In this special guest feature, Nathan Richter of Monetate discusses the benefits of thinking small with data to drive ROI and make benefits evident, fast. Richter is Global Director Client Solutions at cloud-based marketing software provider Monetate.
  • Kristalytics Maximizes Revenue with Data Blending

    Daniel Gutierrez
    29 Aug 2014 | 10:23 am
    The following big data use case is an example of how data blending techniques can help businesses maximize their revenue. Kristalytics is a digital ad agency and marketing firm, with clients such as Sport Clips, that utilizes Alteryx to extract, summarize and analyze billions of impressions across digital marketing platforms such as Google, Bing and other ad networks.
  • Data Science 101: Parallel Iterative Deep Learning on Hadoop’s Next​-Gen YARN

    Daniel Gutierrez
    29 Aug 2014 | 9:00 am
    Presented at the recent O'Reilly OSCON - Open Source Convention 2014 by Josh Patterson (Patterson Consulting) and Adam Gibson (Skymind.io) is "Introduction to Parallel Iterative Deep Learning on Hadoop’s Next​-Generation YARN Framework."
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    KPI Library - Recent Expert Blog Articles

  • CASE STUDY: 3 Common Mistakes to Avoid With Your XmR Charts (Part 1)

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

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

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

    1 Jul 2014 | 2:02 am
    Measurement and analysis gives companies the ability to understand their customers and markets better, improve internal efficiencies, and much more. Having access to more data usually means better insights. However, are companies like Facebook overstepping the mark by exploiting our private information? Just think about it: people have willingly uploaded onto Facebook who their friends are, what their hobbies are, how old they are, where they live and whether they are in a relationship or not. What’s more, Facebook knows what people like and dislike, what their interests are, what their…
  • 5 Basic KPI Quantification Formulae

    23 Jun 2014 | 11:12 pm
    By far the most common quantification formulae used for performance measures are counts and percentages. They’re easy. But they’re not always appropriate. A good performance measure is defined as “objective evidence of the degree to which a performance result is occuring over time”. So you need to be sure that the way you’re calculating the values of your performance measures really is providing the right evidence and to the right degree.Use the following tips to help you decide what the best quantification method is for each of your performance measures.Counts Counting is by far…
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  • Using R to simulate the finances of public sector pension funds

    Joseph Rickert
    2 Sep 2014 | 6:00 am
    by Don Boyd, Senior Fellow, Rockefeller Institute of Government The Rockefeller Institute of Government is excited to be developing models to simulate the finances of public pension funds, using R. Public pension funds invest contributions from governments and public sector workers in an effort to ensure that they can pay all promised benefits when due. State and local government pension funds in the United States currently have more than $3 trillion invested, more than $2 trillion of which is in equity-like investments. For example, NYC, has over $158 billion invested. Governments usually…
  • Because it's Friday: World Order does the human typewriter

    David Smith
    29 Aug 2014 | 11:00 am
    One of the most memorable dance moves from the past few years starts at around 4:15 in the music below: The performers are the Japanese band World Order. If you like the music and moves you can find plenty of their other videos on YouTube, but this is their best-known song. That's all for this week! Monday is a holiday here in the States, so we'll be back on Tuesday. Have a great (long, for our US readers) weekend!
  • R tops KDNuggets data analysis software poll for 4th consecutive year

    David Smith
    29 Aug 2014 | 5:00 am
    KDNuggests asked its readers the question "What programming/statistics languages you used for an analytics / data mining / data science work in 2014?" and one again, R was the #1 response. (R was also the #1 response in similar polls in 2013, 2012 and 2011.) The top 5 selections of the 719 respondents were: R (352 respondents) SAS (262) Python (252) SQL (220) Java (89) Respondents were able to select multiple languages, which is why the totals add up to more than the number of respondents. In fact, the analysis of data science software used together is quite interesting. Looking at…
  • R User Group Roundup

    Joseph Rickert
    28 Aug 2014 | 8:00 am
    by Joseph Rickert In the first half of 2014, worldwide R user group activity continued to increase, showing impressive growth over the same periods for the past couple of years.  For the last four months, the pace has been over 50 meetings per month.              n  There are now 147 user groups listed in Revolution Analytics' Local R User Group Directory. My take on this is that R is still exciting, and people find it worth some of their free time to seek out other R users to learn, to teach and to just talk. What follows is a small collage of some to the things that R users…
  • DataScienceLA interviews David Smith

    David Smith
    27 Aug 2014 | 11:40 am
    While I was in LA for the useR! 2014 conference last month, I had the great pleasure of being among the participants in the DataScienceLA interview series hosted by Eduardo Ariño de la Rubia. Eduardo is both an R user and an excellent interviewer: his preparation and knowledge of R has resuled in a fascinating interview series for any R user.  Eduardo has a detailed summary of our interview on the DataScienceLA blog, and I've also embedded it to watch below.  Be sure to check out Eduardo's other interviews with Tal Galili (creator of R-bloggers.com), Hadley Wickham (chief…
 
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  • The Partnership Between Gamification And Data

    Rebecca Ricks
    21 Aug 2014 | 1:45 am
    Let’s get one thing straight: Gamification does not mean gaming. Gamification borrows the characteristics of games and applies them to non-game contexts. Gamification works by taking advantage of humans’ natural predisposition to engage in competitive activities in order to achieve a desired outcome, whether it’s learning a new language or clicking “buy now” on a product. In the world of sports, daily personal jogs are even taking on this competitive, gaming edge. Nike, along with other apps like Strava and RunKeeper, transforms running into a data-driven sport where users can…
  • The Measuring Sticks of Sales Productivity

    Joe Hawkins
    19 Aug 2014 | 1:18 am
    This blog post is extracted from the SiriusDecisions Research Brief “The Measuring Sticks of Sales Productivity.” Get the full article for free on the Domo Learn Center. The world is flat, or at least we thought it was until Columbus made a discovery or two while trying to find a faster route to the Far East. In many organizations, sales executives take the same myopic view of sales productivity, refusing to treat it as anything but the ratio of expense to revenue. Not surprisingly, their search across oceans of data generated by finance, human resources and sales force automation systems…
  • The Definitive Framework for Sales Metrics

    RJ Tracy
    14 Aug 2014 | 1:22 am
    This blog post is extracted from the SiriusDecisions Research Brief “The Definitive Framework for Sales Metrics,” available for free on the Domo Learn Center. THE EXPERIENTIAL DATABASE Sales leaders are regularly asked three seemingly straightforward questions by their chief executives: What happened, what will happen, and why are things happening as they are? One needs to do little more than query the order entry system for the first question, but engaging in the next two can be a positively terrifying experience. Peering into the future requires examining pipelines and forecasts, which…
  • Infographic: The World Needs Data Scientists

    Jared Conley
    12 Aug 2014 | 1:01 am
    Every organization has at least two kinds of data consumers: the first is the executive or business leader who needs quick insights on reliable metrics, so they can make faster decisions. The second is the data scientist and analyst who looks for the stories and connections within the data that no one else can see. Between the years 2011 and 2012, FICO reported a 15,000% increase in job postings for data scientists. In 2013, there were no fewer than 140,000 open positions for data scientists. In addition to the 140,000 to 190,000 data scientists needed to fill open positions, the market will…
  • Growing Your Pipeline with Mobile BI

    Drew Swanson
    6 Aug 2014 | 9:11 am
    Whether you’re away from the office for a few hours or several weeks, your success at generating new leads and winning new deals often hinges on how mobile-friendly your access is to the latest intelligence on your prospects. To get the latest intel on a client or perform an accurate opportunity assessment, do you have to wait until you can fire up your laptop or can you get that business intelligence (BI) just as easily from your smartphone or tablet? Your mobile device has likely become your lifeline to sales success while on the road, but that success is limited if it can’t effectively…
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  • The Partnership Between Gamification And Data

    Rebecca Ricks
    21 Aug 2014 | 1:45 am
    Let’s get one thing straight: Gamification does not mean gaming. Gamification borrows the characteristics of games and applies them to non-game contexts. Gamification works by taking advantage of humans’ natural predisposition to engage in competitive activities in order to achieve a desired outcome, whether it’s learning a new language or clicking “buy now” on a product. In the world of sports, daily personal jogs are even taking on this competitive, gaming edge. Nike, along with other apps like Strava and RunKeeper, transforms running into a data-driven sport where users can…
  • The Measuring Sticks of Sales Productivity

    Joe Hawkins
    19 Aug 2014 | 1:18 am
    This blog post is extracted from the SiriusDecisions Research Brief “The Measuring Sticks of Sales Productivity.” Get the full article for free on the Domo Learn Center. The world is flat, or at least we thought it was until Columbus made a discovery or two while trying to find a faster route to the Far East. In many organizations, sales executives take the same myopic view of sales productivity, refusing to treat it as anything but the ratio of expense to revenue. Not surprisingly, their search across oceans of data generated by finance, human resources and sales force automation systems…
  • The Definitive Framework for Sales Metrics

    RJ Tracy
    14 Aug 2014 | 1:22 am
    This blog post is extracted from the SiriusDecisions Research Brief “The Definitive Framework for Sales Metrics,” available for free on the Domo Learn Center. THE EXPERIENTIAL DATABASE Sales leaders are regularly asked three seemingly straightforward questions by their chief executives: What happened, what will happen, and why are things happening as they are? One needs to do little more than query the order entry system for the first question, but engaging in the next two can be a positively terrifying experience. Peering into the future requires examining pipelines and forecasts, which…
  • Infographic: The World Needs Data Scientists

    Jared Conley
    12 Aug 2014 | 1:01 am
    Every organization has at least two kinds of data consumers: the first is the executive or business leader who needs quick insights on reliable metrics, so they can make faster decisions. The second is the data scientist and analyst who looks for the stories and connections within the data that no one else can see. Between the years 2011 and 2012, FICO reported a 15,000% increase in job postings for data scientists. In 2013, there were no fewer than 140,000 open positions for data scientists. In addition to the 140,000 to 190,000 data scientists needed to fill open positions, the market will…
  • Growing Your Pipeline with Mobile BI

    Drew Swanson
    6 Aug 2014 | 9:11 am
    Whether you’re away from the office for a few hours or several weeks, your success at generating new leads and winning new deals often hinges on how mobile-friendly your access is to the latest intelligence on your prospects. To get the latest intel on a client or perform an accurate opportunity assessment, do you have to wait until you can fire up your laptop or can you get that business intelligence (BI) just as easily from your smartphone or tablet? Your mobile device has likely become your lifeline to sales success while on the road, but that success is limited if it can’t effectively…
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    Procurement Leaders Blog

  • Focusing On Payment Can Deliver Value

    2 Sep 2014 | 2:40 am
    Early and fair payment practices can be factored into sourcing activities to deliver value to suppliers and help to achieve a better overall deal. In this guest post, we ask TD Bank’s Caroline Booth to look at the possibilities that present themselves to those willing to invest in developing the payment process, the theme of the forthcoming issue of Procurement Leaders Magazine.  When I was asked to write about payment, I must say that my first reaction was to say no. After all, the payments process for many procurement people, no matter what currency or tool is being…
  • SEC Rules On Credit-Rating Agencies A Wake-Up Call For Procurement

    1 Sep 2014 | 3:53 am
    New credit ratings regulations to help prevent conflict of interests, but procurement is going to have to wise up to ensure the financial information they gather on suppliers is really effective.    The US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) last week finally adopted new rules to prevent conflicts of interest in credit-ratings agencies. You might ask what took it so long? Good question.   Most analysts believe that the ratings agencies helped bring about the 2008 financial crisis by, among other things, giving high ratings to certain securities and corporate debt that…
  • Sustainable Supply Chains - 3 Ways To Reduce Procurement Risks

    29 Aug 2014 | 2:02 am
    While there are obvious long-term benefits to more sustainable practices, a major challenge for procurement professionals is ensuring that the entire supply chain meets the standards to which they have committed. In this guest post, Procurement Leaders invites Asia Pulp & Paper’s Ian Lifshitz to offer some tips on refining a supply chain in order to achieve impactful sustainability goals.  What do companies like Unilever, Johnson & Johnson, Proctor & Gamble, Wilmar International and Mars have in common? They’ve all made public commitments to implement a…
  • Why We Should Collaborate To Achieve Real Social Value In Supply Chains

    28 Aug 2014 | 2:26 am
    In a landmark move, the UK Government has asked 50 of its primary suppliers to report back on not only their own social value efforts, but also how the efforts of their suppliers. Where one Government leads, others follow and procurement must pay attention.  In this guest post, Achilles’ Adrian Chamberlain looks at the impact of a recent ruling in the UK designed to enhance social value in the supply chain and outlines how procurement organisations around the world should respond.  The threat of a potential jail sentence or hefty fine has rightly made compliance and…
  • Where Will Technology Take Procurement?

    27 Aug 2014 | 2:01 am
    What impact it will the next wave of technological advancement have on procurement? The answer to this is both refreshingly simple and maddeningly complex: it will impact everything. In recent months, we at Procurement Leaders hosted our inaugural Ovation event in Frankfurt, a gathering designed exclusively for CPOs of our membership community. It was quite an occasion, with speakers that included Andy McAfee, a professor from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and innovation guru and author Charles Leadbeater. Neither of the speakers knew much about procurement, but this didn’t…
 
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  • DataView Magazine - Edição 01

    Andrey Freitas
    2 Sep 2014 | 3:42 am
    Você já conhece a DataView Magazine?  A primeira revista eletrônica em português sobre QlikView, Qlik Sense e Visualização de Dados! Qlik no link abaixo e faça o download da primeira edição. TOTALMENTE GRÁTIS!!!SUMÁRIO OK, mas o que é o QlikView?Versões do QlikView 11Requisitos de sistema do QlikView 11Integração do QlikView com o Google DriveComo criar indicadores dinâmicos nos gráficos do QlikViewQlikView en modo Cloud (Em espanhol)Tipos de gráficos do QlikView Mais…
  • Scales of Measurement

    Henric Cronström
    1 Sep 2014 | 10:58 pm
    As you load data into QlikView or Qlik Sense, it is useful to ask the question: What type of field is this? Which properties does it have?  Different categories of fields have different properties: The first category is Nominals. These are
  • RecNo or RowNo?

    Jennell McIntire
    29 Aug 2014 | 6:36 am
    Do you know the difference between the RecNo() and the RowNo() functions?  You may think that you can use these interchangeably to count the records or rows in a table but these functions differ slightly.  The RecNo() function will return an
  • Q3 2014 - QlikView Technical Library module available!

    Sarah Miller
    27 Aug 2014 | 10:19 am
    The Q3 2014 QlikView Technical Library modules are now available! This quarterly release includes three videos on the following topics:IntervalMatchDate and TimeHierarchy PrefixesFor access or more information visit the following sites:Customers: View Data SheetPartners: Access VideosEmployees: Access Videos
  • How to get answers to your post!

    Sarah Miller
    27 Aug 2014 | 7:40 am
    Hello Education Services Forum members! Thank you for your interest in our new forum!  We are thrilled to see the amount of activity taking place and we are happy to help assist you with your Qlik questions.  In order to maximize your chances of getting better responses to your posts, we have included the follow QlikCommunity Tip , please review the tip to learn more about how to successfully post questions and receive faster answers. QlikCommunity Tip: How to get answers to your post? NOTE! If you are posting a question under the discussion board, please be sure to…
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    Dice News » Business Analysis

  • How BAs Can Manage Stakeholder Expectations

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

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

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

    Leslie Stevens-Huffman
    31 Jul 2014 | 7:18 am
    The duties and requirements for business analysts vary from position to position. While some BAs support an entire organization or a particular function, others are tethered to a product or marketing manager and assist in the creation of deliverables for external customers. That can be a tricky role, says Laura Brandenburg, a former BA who trains and coaches prospective professionals for Colorado-based Bridging the Gap. “You may not have access to the external customers who are using your product or service,” she explains. “And you need diplomacy and tact because there will be times…
  • The Tech Skills Every Business Analyst Needs to Know

    Steven Gara
    16 Jul 2014 | 9:33 am
    Even in a period of high demand, it’s important to have a diverse skill set. That means business analysts with a solid knowledge of technology have an advantage over their competition when they’re looking for a job. Creating a sense of confidence among, and gaining the respect of, IT and business end users requires you to speak their languages and demonstrate a strong technical aptitude. So, a BA needs to know what IT applications are being utilized, what options can be achieved through current platforms, and be generally familiar with what the latest technology offers. In addition,…
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    Intelligent Head Quarters

  • Intelligenthq Series on Social Entrepreneurship Foundations Ashoka Part 2

    Paula Newton
    1 Sep 2014 | 11:00 pm
    Ashoka Foundation Intelligenthq This is a Part 2 of a Guide we are creating in the IntelligentHQ Series on Social Entrepreneurship Foundations. In these series of articles we will be highlighting the the top international Foundations focused in social business and social entrepreneuship. Ashoka Foundation Given the chance, social entrepreneurship has the ability to really change the world for many. The focus of social entrepreneurship is to develop innovative solutions that address social problems. Social entrepreneurs usually work to create social value. People from all walks of life may…
  • IntelligentHQ Series on Social Entrepreneurship Foundations – Skoll Part 1

    Paula Newton
    31 Aug 2014 | 11:00 pm
    Intelligenthq Series on Social Entrepreneurship Foundations Skoll Foundation This is a Part 1 of a Guide we are creating in the IntelligentHQ Series on Social Entrepreneurship Foundations. In these series of articles we will be highlighting the the top international Foundations focused in social business and social entrepreneuship. The Skoll Foundation The Skoll Foundation is one of the leading organisations in driving social entrepreneurship forward for the benefit of all. The foundation was set up by former president of eBay, Jeff Skoll in 1999 with a view to pursuing peace and prosperity…
  • Move On From A Relationship Gone Sour At Work

    Paula Newton
    30 Aug 2014 | 11:00 pm
    Move on from a relationship gone sour Move on from a relationship gone sour Relationships are often difficult in all areas of life, not just at home. In fact, working relationships can be among the most difficult relationships of all. Working relationships between people can become frazzled especially with the problems that we face in the work place every day. The continual stresses and challenges can add up and cause pressure that leads to relationships going awry. This can lead to working relationships turning sour in some cases. In other cases, working relationships may be difficult from…
  • The Promising 3.0 World of Ethereum

    Paula Newton
    29 Aug 2014 | 11:00 pm
    The Promising 3.0 World of Ethereum Intelligenthq Ethereum is a revolutionary concept that is being developed by a 19 year old hacker, named Vitalik Buterin, and it is set to transform a number of different facets of the way in which we do things, according to its founder. At its most basic level, Ethereum is described on its website as being: “A platform and a programming language that makes it possible for any developer to build and publish next generation distributed applications”. Ethereum uses “Ether” described as its “cryptofuel” to power the applications that are built on…
  • Guide to “Good” Investing

    Paula Newton
    28 Aug 2014 | 11:00 pm
    Guide to “Good” Investing Intelligenthq Investors are becoming more socially aware and this is a very positive step, leading to their ability to be able to make what one could call as supposedly ‘good’ investments. But to understand precisely how to do this, to drive positive change, can be quite challenging for people and companies, and really measuring social and environmental impact alongside return on investments financially can be almost impossible. This is a subject explored by Cathy Clark (2014) in the Stanford Social Innovation Review. Good investing, argues Clark,…
 
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    Blacklight Solutions

  • Spark Show & Tell with Chance Coble

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

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

    Christa Rose
    15 Aug 2014 | 12:35 pm
    By Chance Coble I really enjoyed an article by Monica Rogati a few months ago about what she called “Data Natives.”  Rogati explains that Data Natives are a natural evolution of what we used to call the Digital Native, a group of people who grew up in a connected and technology-driven world. The Data Native has […]
  • Big Data or Big Fail? Vote for SXSW Panel

    Christa Rose
    11 Aug 2014 | 10:06 am
    Please support us by voting for our SXSW Panel submission! Big Data or Big Fail? The Growing Data Divide Is your data working for you? There is a growing chasm between businesses that can fully utilize the data around them, and those that can’t.  Is this purely a skills problem?  Is it lack of infrastructure? […]
  • Lightweight Advanced Analytics

    Christa Rose
    6 Aug 2014 | 1:03 am
    By Lauren Guilbeaux Organizations of all types are trying to find ways to quickly implement advanced analytics on top of their software products or internal networks.  Many times these organizations are focused primarily on static reporting with drill-down capability, or are looking at ways to overlay historical data trends.  Some companies are taking steps to build […]
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  • Transformative Growth Goals Based on Key Ratios (Magic Number)

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

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

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

    Aldonna Ambler
    19 Jun 2014 | 10:22 am
    The word “entrepreneur” gets thrown around so much that the meaning has been diluted. The true spirit of being entrepreneurial is about the process of innovation…but not just for the sake of having something new! It is applied innovation to solve problems and create value.  The solving problems piece is about the customer. The creating [...]
  • The Ripple Effect of High Profile Acquisitions

    Aldonna Ambler
    5 Jun 2014 | 11:00 pm
    As an investor, perhaps you are a shareholder of APPLE stock. When you review news clips or IR reports, you might wonder what is behind the acquisition of the headphone company BEATS. You have invested in APPLE because they have been a major innovator and industry leader, so you wonder if this acquisition will add [...]
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    SIMUL8 Blog

  • Friday Tip: Using the Trace the Call Stack Effectively

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

    admin
    22 Aug 2014 | 9:08 am
    In this week’s Friday Tip, we will look at setting up a Probability Profile in Excel and moving the data into our simulation. For this example, we may be modelling a hospital which can have 15 different types of patient, each of which make up a percentage of all patient visits. First, we need to create a Probability Profile within our simulation. We’ll call this “dist_Example”. When we create this, by default, we will see the below columns: We can obviously manually add or remove columns and alter the values sampled for each column, until we have the 15 patient types and their…
  • Friday Tip: Picking Random Numbers From Two Queues and Assembling into a Single Work Item

    admin
    15 Aug 2014 | 7:30 am
    In this week’s Friday tip, we will look at selecting different numbers of items from two queues and assembling them into a single work item, which represents a completed order. In this example, we will have a warehouse, which holds two different item types. The items are kept in separate stores. The warehouse receives orders for varying amounts of items 1 and 2 and a robot selects the required number of Item 1; then selects the required number of Item 2; before packing the items into a single box, ready for shipping. In this example, we will assume that the number of each part ordered is…
  • Friday Tip: Optimizing Run Speeds in SIMUL8

    sander
    8 Aug 2014 | 9:45 am
    At SIMUL8 we pride ourselves on the extremely fast run times of our simulation models. One of the tools that helps you optimize your simulation run speeds even further is the Speed Analysis option for Visual Logic. If your simulation contains a lot of Visual Logic, running it with Speed Analysis enabled will give you a very good sense of the efficiency of your code. Using Speed Analysis is as simple as enabling the functionality prior to running the simulation. You can find it on the Visual Logic tab: Once you have enabled Speed Analysis, run your model and return to the Speed Analysis option…
  • Friday Tip: 1st Activity runs when 2nd Activity completes – Using Groups

    liam
    1 Aug 2014 | 8:12 am
    One way to simulate a system where the 1st part of a process cannot start until a later activity has completed is to use groups. By creating Groups in SIMUL8 we can create extra rules for managing work item flow or access new results about collections of objects. To create a Group: 1. Using the left mouse button drag a box around the objects that you would like to include in a group (alternatively you can hold down Ctrl and left click each object individually). 2. Right-click on one of the highlighted objects and select the option ‘Create Group’. All of the highlighted items will now…
 
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    MediFit

  • Backyard Volleyball Creates a Fun and Engaging Employee Fitness and Wellness Event

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

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

    admin
    21 Jul 2014 | 2:48 pm
    Value Proposition Participants that diversify their exercise routine report increased fitness levels, weight reduction and increased productivity. What is “Shoot for the Top”? A five-week physical activity behavior change program that encourages exercise routine diversification. The challenge takes place at the same time as the annual single-elimination collegiate basketball tournament. How it Works Participants select [...]The post Increase Fitness and Productivity by Diversifying Routines appeared first on MediFit.
  • Healthy Heart Cycle Off: Putting the Fun in Corporate Fitness and Wellness

    admin
    7 Jul 2014 | 4:00 pm
    Look who put the fun in fitness and wellness:Medifit Team New Albany, OH The team organized a “Healthy Heart Cycle Off” in the employee cafe, with the goal of “keeping a bike spinning” for eight continuous hours. Play in the workday… encourages teamwork triggers innovation promotes creative problem-solving increases energy refreshes mind and body Employees [...]The post Healthy Heart Cycle Off: Putting the Fun in Corporate Fitness and Wellness appeared first on MediFit.
  • MediFit Clients Receive Awards and Recognition

    admin
    2 Jul 2014 | 8:51 am
    San Antonio, TX – MediFit is pleased to announce that our client, Valero, was recognized for its wellness program by the The San Antonio Business Group on Health, in collaboration with the Mayor’s Fitness Council, as part of the 2014 Healthy Workplace Recognition Program (HWRP). To earn recognition, employers must demonstrate senior-management support of employer-sponsored [...]The post MediFit Clients Receive Awards and Recognition appeared first on MediFit.
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    BambooHR Blog

  • Bamboo Love: August’s Top Customer Quotes

    Jeana Quigley
    29 Aug 2014 | 7:17 am
    At BambooHR, we love to see our customers happy. We use the term “Bamboo Love” when we tell each other stories about how our software or people made customers (or potential customers) very happy. We like to share what our customers say when BambooHR makes a customer’s day and hope it will create more of these […] The post Bamboo Love: August’s Top Customer Quotes appeared first on BambooHR Blog.
  • Be a Stand-out Hero with Job Descriptions and Career Pathing [HR Hero Series #4]

    Jeana Quigley
    28 Aug 2014 | 7:38 am
    HR is often overlooked. Even when we do things just as we should in our many responsibilities, it’s not noteworthy. We’re usually singled out only when things go wrong. Even though we all know that HR makes everyone else’s jobs—and lives—easier! HR also knows that employees need recognition. And although we’re usually the ones recognizing […] The post Be a Stand-out Hero with Job Descriptions and Career Pathing [HR Hero Series #4] appeared first on BambooHR Blog.
  • Creating a Don’t-Feel-Guilty-To-Take-Time-Off Culture

    Jeana Quigley
    27 Aug 2014 | 8:07 am
    I can’t believe summer is just about over. My kids got on a school bus last week and before I knew it, a whole school year began—complete with backpacks, homework and tests. Thankfully my kids are geared up and ready, and I believe it’s largely due to the several trips we were able to take […] The post Creating a Don’t-Feel-Guilty-To-Take-Time-Off Culture appeared first on BambooHR Blog.
  • 3 Questions Your New Hire Will Have on the First Day

    Kelsie Davis
    26 Aug 2014 | 8:25 am
    You’re probably familiar with your onboarding process. Chances are, you go through it pretty often. But the first day on a new job probably feels to your new hires a lot like entering a foreign nation rife with strange cultural rituals and a technical language that sounds nothing like the jargon they studied for the […] The post 3 Questions Your New Hire Will Have on the First Day appeared first on BambooHR Blog.
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    A Smarter Planet Blog

  • A Need for Net Speed in Brazil’s Amazon

    Guest
    29 Aug 2014 | 2:50 pm
    Twilight in Sao Felix do Xingu, Brazil, a frontier town of the Rainforest. (Photo: Steve Hamm) By Steve Hamm, IBM Writer (SAO FELIX, Brazil) The Internet takes a torturous route to get to Sao Felix do Xingu. A private company has built a series of radio signal repeater towers, powered by solar panels, which bring the Net 400 kilometers from a neighboring state to downtown Sao Felix. Once it gets there, it stays put. There’s very little connectivity elsewhere in a municipality that’s the size of Portugal. For those who have it, mainly government offices and businesses, it’s expensive and…
  • Cognitive Computing in the New Era of Discovery

    Guest
    27 Aug 2014 | 9:01 pm
    Scott Spangler, Principal Data Scientist, IBM Watson Innovations, demonstrates how IBM Watson cognitive technology can now visually display connections in scientific literature and drug information. (Jon Simon/Feature Photo Service for IBM) By Michael Rhodin When IBM’s original Watson computer competed and won on the TV quiz show Jeopardy!, it demonstrated to an audience of millions how a computer could understand the rules of a game and quickly retrieve facts from a vast storehouse of information. That question-answering skill is a key element of what we call the era of cognitive…
  • “Chef” Watson Brings New Recipes to Life

    Guest
    27 Aug 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Matt Gross, Edtior, Bon Appetit By Matt Gross It was the middle of summer and all I could think about were – tomatoes. They’d just started coming into farmers’ markets en masse and I was eager to start eating them atop toast in the morning, sliced with cucumbers into salads, and chopped into sweet-spicy salsas. But I wasn’t supposed to be thinking about tomatoes. The IBM and Bon Appétit teams were supposed to be planning the next phase in the development of Chef Watson, our cognitive-cooking system. We’d recently begun a beta test with people pulled from the ranks of our readership…
  • Why Infrastructure Matters Now More than Ever

    Guest
    27 Aug 2014 | 8:15 am
    Tom Rosamilia, Senior Vice President for Systems and Technology Group and Integrated Supply Chain, IBM By Tom Rosamilia The world in which we work, live and interact is changing – quickly and drastically. Consider this: more than 6.6 billion people, or 93 percent of the global population, are using mobile and social technologies as a fundamental means of conducting business and interacting with the world around them. These connections generate 2.5 billion gigabytes of data – every day. Increasingly, as society becomes even more interconnected, data volumes will continue to explode. This…
  • US Open’s Mobile-First Approach Deepens Fan Experience

    Guest
    26 Aug 2014 | 8:00 am
    Molly Biddiscombe of Manhattan interacts with the U.S. Open iPad app designed by IBM in collaboration with the USTA. (Photo: Jon Simon/Feature Photo Service.) By Nicole Jeter West The US Open Tennis Championships is the largest annually attended event in the world and, over the next two weeks, more than 700,000 fans will descend upon Queens, N.Y., to watch world-class tennis players compete at the USTA National Tennis Center. Millions of other fans, no matter where they live in the world, will turn to apps on mobile devices, as well as to USOpen.org via the Web to see live scores, stats,…
 
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    Asia Business News

  • A Wary Mongolia Signs Infrastructure & Investment Deals with China

    Asia Briefing
    2 Sep 2014 | 12:14 am
    Op-Ed Commentary: Chris Devonshire-Ellis Chinese President Xi Jinping has signed off on US$5 billion worth of trade deals with the country’s northern neighbor Mongolia, and pledged to assist with further opening up what remain important and potentially lucrative mineral deposits in the country. Bilateral trade, currently running at some US$6 billion per annum, accounts for close to 90 percent of all Mongolian exports. Yet Mongolian wariness as concerns China – which dates back centuries – means that both countries will need to tread carefully to hit future bilateral growth and…
  • ASEAN Economic Ministers Set New Targets for FTAs with East Asia

    Asia Briefing
    29 Aug 2014 | 12:36 am
    New targets were set for promoting trade between ASEAN and its partners this week at the 46th ASEAN Economic Ministers Meeting (AEM) in the Burmese capital of Nay Pyi Taw. The four-day meeting specifically focused on the implementation of free trade agreements (FTAs) between ASEAN and East Asia, as well as the removal of non-tariff barriers to trade—identified as a major stumbling block for unlocking growth in the region. In his opening address, Myanmar President U Thein Sein reiterated the need to meet the targets specified in the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) Blueprint, which were said…
  • Myanmar Implements New Special Economic Zone to Boost Trade with China

    Asia Briefing
    26 Aug 2014 | 1:13 am
    In a bid to further boost trade with China and address the increasing demand for transport and infrastructure, Myanmar is implementing a Central Economic Zone in the border town of Muse, project officials announced last Tuesday. Following a series of economic and democratic tax reforms intended to encourage foreign direct investment, Myanmar saw FDI increase from US$300 million in 2009-10 to US$20 billion in 2010-11 and a resulting rise in GDP rate from 5 percent in 2009 to 6 percent in 2012. Subsequently, a regulatory body to oversee and further facilitate the country’s economic growth –…
  • China Leads East Asian Nations on Global Retail Development Index

    Asia Briefing
    21 Aug 2014 | 11:40 pm
    China leads among East-Asian nations in the Global Retail Development Index, ranking second globally. Other Eastern Asian nations in the index include Malaysia (9), Indonesia (15), Sri Lanka (18), India (20), the Philippines (23) and Vietnam (28). The Global Retail Development Index (GRDI), published by A.T. Kearney, ranks the top 30 most attractive developing countries for retail investment based on macroeconomic and industry-related factors. These factors are: Market attractiveness; Country risk; Market Saturation; and Time pressure. According the GRDI report, there is a “window of…
  • China and ASEAN Tigers Surge Ahead in FDI Income

    Asia Briefing
    21 Aug 2014 | 8:02 pm
    Op-Ed Commentary: Chris Devonshire-Ellis The most recent FDI data from the World Bank shows that China and the larger ASEAN nations have performed well the past 18 months in terms of generating increased foreign direct investment. The data, which covers 2013 figures in total, show a 17.7 percent overall increase in FDI for China, yet an even more impressive 20.4 percent for the Philippines and 19 percent for Malaysia. The Philippines data may seem overly strong given the much publicized spat with China over disputed islands, yet this has clearly, as was stressed at the time, not manifested in…
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