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  • Business Intelligence provider Yellowfin to exhibit at TDWI Orlando tradeshow

    "BUSINESS INTELLIGENCE" - Yahoo News Search Results
    20 Nov 2014 | 8:10 pm
    Global Business Intelligence (BI) and analytics software vendor, Yellowfin, announced today that it would be exhibiting at The Data Warehousing Institute’s (TDWI) 2014 Orlando World Conference. (PRWeb November 20, 2014) Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/Business-Intelligence-/TDWI-Orlando/prweb12345202.htm
  • 5 Business Intelligence Technologies in a Nutshell

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    myuancao
    5 Nov 2014 | 11:10 am
    For even small businesses, the magnitude of available data each day is rapidly increasing. If our problem a couple of decades ago was the inability to make good management and technical decisions due to insufficient information, nowadays we can say it’s because there’s too much information. More people than ever are recognizing the importance of business intelligence, which can be defined as the ability to glean value from big data— from the tools and techniques to discover, gather, and analyze digital data. For decision makers who want to improve business intelligence, what business…
  • Business intelligence, on your smartwatch

    "BUSINESS INTELLIGENCE" - Yahoo News Search Results
    21 Nov 2014 | 2:57 am
    Big data usually means big servers and big data warehouses, but the BI company Actuate wants to make it happen on your watch, too.
  • Beware Facebook Abandons Privacy. How to Save Face on Google

    Kamaron PI: Positive Impact
    kamaron
    14 Nov 2013 | 9:17 am
    Tips to Save Face on Google+ and Facebook If you hope to keep anything private, it is probably better to stay off the Internet altogether. If a “bunker” isn’t your best life style choice, you need to know that both Facebook and Google+ are making changes to their privacy settings. Facebook is making it nearly impossible to hide from crazy acquaintances, ex-bosses, and that bully that tormented you in the 4th grade. Whereas before you could choose whether or not you wanted to show up in search results, the new policy allows anyone to be found using the site's search function.
  • Discover the Power of Appreciation

    Kamaron PI: Positive Impact
    kamaron
    19 Nov 2014 | 2:21 pm
    Discovering the Life Changing Power of Appreciation Introducing Thankful Thursdays. #thanks #TT Take action each Thursday . Pass it on. Author, Tim Sanders, was raised on a farm in New Mexico by his amazing grandmother, Billye. Billye helped shape Tim’s character and was a major influence on his future successes. Billye’s Gratitude Lesson is one of my favorites. Billye taught Tim, “Gratitude is a muscle not a feeling. If it was a feeling, you’d feel it all the time now, wouldn’t you?” She continued, “You’ve got to give your gratitude muscle a workout every day if you want to…
 
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  • Happy Halloween!

    Timo Elliott
    31 Oct 2014 | 9:53 am
    You may have seen that SAP is progressively adopting a new, simpler logo, to go with the new “Run simple” manifesto  and the feedback so far has been  positive. I can now reveal the real reason it’s so orange (sorry, I mean “SAP Gold”) — it’s perfect for Halloween Pumpkins!… More Halloween content from years past: Pumpkin Analytics Mobile pumpkin dashboard  
  • Branding Isn’t About Being Cool On Social Media

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

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

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

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

  • Customer Strategy: Driving Big Profits from Big Data

    16 Nov 2014 | 11:00 am
    Jeff Tanner, professor at the Hankamer School of Business and director of the Baylor’s Innovative Business Collaboratory, is interviewed by Ron Powell, independent analyst and consultant focused on big data, business intelligence and data warehousing. Jeff explains the Innovative Business Collaboratory that matches research opportunities for businesses with faculty and students, with the goal of solving real business problems. Jeff’s is the author of Analytics and Dynamic Customer Strategy: Big Profits from Big Data, a book based on his research. In this podcast, he describes what his…
  • Big Data Strategies: A Q&A with Jeff Tanner of Baylor University

    16 Nov 2014 | 11:00 am
    Jeff Tanner, professor at the Hankamer School of Business and director of Baylor’s Innovative Business Collaboratory, provides insight into the research of their students and faculty provides businesses with real value. He also describes why successful analytics must begin with a well-defined strategy.
  • Data Warehouse Evolution in the Age of Big Data: A Q&A with Brian Wood of SAP

    12 Nov 2014 | 8:00 am
    SAP Article: The evolution of the data warehouse to accommodate big data is explained by Brian Wood in this interview with Ron Powell, independent analyst/consultant.
  • Big Data Trends and Data Scientist Training

    11 Nov 2014 | 2:00 pm
    Dave Schrader, recently retired from Teradata and member of the Teradata University board of advisors, is interviewed by Ron Powell, independent analyst and consultant focused big data, BI and data warehousing. Ron and Dave talk about Dave’s role at Teradata University, consumer data warehouses, big data trends and data scientists.
  • Improving the Value of Analytics within the Enterprise

    11 Nov 2014 | 12:00 pm
    Michael Upchurch, COO of Fuzzy Logix, is interviewed by Ron Powell, independent analyst and consultant working with big data, business intelligence and data warehousing. Michael and Ron talk about big data analytics and how companies can reap the benefits of an analytics implementation.
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  • Customer Strategy: Driving Big Profits from Big Data

    16 Nov 2014 | 11:00 am
    Jeff Tanner, professor at the Hankamer School of Business and director of the Baylor’s Innovative Business Collaboratory, is interviewed by Ron Powell, independent analyst and consultant focused on big data, business intelligence and data warehousing. Jef
  • Big Data Trends and Data Scientist Training

    11 Nov 2014 | 2:00 pm
    Dave Schrader, recently retired from Teradata and member of the Teradata University board of advisors, is interviewed by Ron Powell, independent analyst and consultant focused big data, BI and data warehousing. Ron and Dave talk about Dave’s role at Terad
  • Improving the Value of Analytics within the Enterprise

    11 Nov 2014 | 12:00 pm
    Michael Upchurch, COO of Fuzzy Logix, is interviewed by Ron Powell, independent analyst and consultant working with big data, business intelligence and data warehousing. Michael and Ron talk about big data analytics and how companies can reap the benefits
  • Why You Need a Data Strategy

    10 Nov 2014 | 8:00 am
    Debbi Young, senior manager for professional services with Teradata, is interviewed by Phil Bowermaster, independent analyst and consultant specializing in big data, business intelligence and analytics. Debbi and Phil discuss the importance of having a da
  • Advanced Analytics in the Consumer Goods Industry

    7 Nov 2014 | 3:00 am
    Justin Honaman, managing partner for consumer goods for North American industry consulting at Teradata, is interviewed by Ron Powell, independent analyst and consultant focused big data, business intelligence and data warehousing. Ron and Justin discuss t
 
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    Manage By Walking Around

  • Fun with tenure metrics: 2014 edition

    Jonathan Becher
    17 Nov 2014 | 9:04 am
    People seem to be obsessed with executive tenure. Executive search firm Spencer Stuart reports the average tenure for a Chief Marketing Officer is now 45 months, based on analysis from the top 100 advertised brands. This is a significant improvement from five years ago, when studies showed that the average CMO tenure was anywhere from just 18 to 26 months. While the latest Spencer Stuart report is good news for CMOs in general, it is also a reminder that it’s important to understand the definition of a metric – not just the value. From the report: Tenure is shortest in the automotive,…
  • Complexity Kills (So Kill Complexity)

    Jonathan Becher
    5 Nov 2014 | 10:31 am
    Let me say this simply. Complexity is the biggest villain in business. It is a kill or be killed proposition. Complexity is more Loki than Bane. It’s sneaky, shifty, and has different forms. It hides in the cracks of your business, growing more disruptive and indelible with every minute people fail to notice. Complexity kills 10% of profits every year; an estimated $237B annually in just the top 200 companies. That alone should warrant a life sentence. But it’s more than just money. Complexity kills productivity, free-time, and our sanity. Perhaps most dangerously, complexity kills…
  • MadBum MVP but Giant Teamwork

    Jonathan Becher
    2 Nov 2014 | 8:36 pm
    Right after the SF Giants won the 2014 World Series, I tweeted the following: Tens of thousands of words will be written about this #WorldSeries. The only ones that matter: #MadBum MVP #SFGiants At the beginning of the post-season, very few people expected the Giants to win. Consider the situation at the time: The Giants were eight games under .500 over their final 98 games. Not exactly a team with momentum on their side. The Giants were the National League wildcard entry, arguably the lowest ranked of the 10 teams in the playoffs, and therefore forced to play more games on the road than at…
  • How To Avoid Getting Sick

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • The Kindness of Strangers

    Peter James Thomas
    20 Nov 2014 | 9:47 am
    “Whoever you are, I have always depended on the kindness of strangers.” – A Street Car Named Desire by Tennessee Williams It is so often stated that it has become a truism of sorts that on-line interactions, particularly those via social media, displace what is termed “real world” or “face to face” interactions. My view is that this perspective, rather than being self-evidently true, is actually apocryphal. I am sure that there are examples of people who have become more isolated (in a physical sense) through use of social media; those who are engaged…
  • Scienceogram.org’s Infographic to celebrate the Phliae landing

    Peter James Thomas
    15 Nov 2014 | 10:55 am
    © scienceogram.org 2014 Reproduced on this site under a Creative Commons licence Original post may be viewed here As a picture is said to paint a thousand words, I’ll (mostly) leave it to Scienceogram’s infographic to deliver the message. However, The Center for Responsive Politics (I have no idea whether or not they have a political affiliation, they claim to be nonpartisan) estimates the cost of the recent US Congressional elections at around $3.67 bn (€2.93 bn). I found a lower (but still rather astonishing) figure of $1.34 bn (€1.07 bn) at the Federal Election Commission…
  • Ten Million Aliens – More musings on BI-ology

    Peter James Thomas
    14 Nov 2014 | 10:40 am
    Introduction This article relates to the book Ten Million Aliens – A Journey Through the Entire Animal Kingdom by British journalist and author Simon Barnes, but is not specifically a book review. My actual review of this entertaining and informative work appears on Amazon and is as follows: Having enjoyed Simon’s sport journalism (particularly his insightful and amusing commentary on Test Match cricket) for many years, I was interested to learn about this new book via his web-site. As an avid consumer of pop-science literature and already being aware of Simon’s considerable…
  • Data Visualisation – A Scientific Treatment

    Peter James Thomas
    6 Nov 2014 | 6:47 am
    Introduction The above diagram was compiled by Florence Nightingale, who was – according to The Font – “a celebrated English social reformer and statistician, and the founder of modern nursing”. It is gratifying to see her less high-profile role as a number-cruncher acknowledged up-front and central; particularly as she died in 1910, eight years before women in the UK were first allowed to vote and eighteen before universal suffrage. This diagram is one of two which are generally cited in any article on Data Visualisation. The other is Charles Minard’s exhibit…
  • The 23 Most Influential Business Intelligence Blogs

    Peter James Thomas
    2 Nov 2014 | 4:48 am
    I was flattered to be included in the recent list of the 23 most influential BI bloggers published by BI Software Insight. To be 100% honest, I was also a little surprised as, due to other commitments, this blog has received very little of my attention in recent years. Taking a glass half full approach, maybe my content stands the test of time; it would be nice to think so. It was also good to be in the company of various members of the BI community whose work I respect and several of whom I have got to know on-line or in person. These include (as per the original article, in no particular…
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    Building Business Value | Corporate Management Strategies

  • Are You a Giver or Taker?

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

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

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

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

    Marty O'Neill
    6 Feb 2014 | 5:05 am
    With the Sochi Olympic Games taking place this month, it is interesting to reflect back on some of the big events of the 2010 Olympic Games in Vancouver. In the Men’s Downhill race at Whistler, for example, the winning time of 1:54:31 was posted by Didier Défago of Switzerland. The time among medalists was the closest in Olympic history, and while Mario Scheiber of Austria posted a time of 1:54:52 – just two tenths of a second slower than Défago – he finished out of the medals in fourth place. In ski racing, one fifth of a second can be lost in the tiniest of miscalculations. And when…
 
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    マーフィーこと柾木利彦さんについて調べてみた

  • トレンドフォローとは?

    admine
    8 Nov 2014 | 12:31 pm
    マーフィーこと柾木利彦さんは稼げるFXトレード手法について教えています。 マーフィーさんはトレンドフォローを読み取る方法を真似するだけで、誰でもFXで利益を得ることができると言っています。…
  • 勝率ってやっぱりスゴい?

    admine
    8 Nov 2014 | 12:27 pm
    元ディーラーであるマーフィーこと柾木利彦さんを調べて見ますと、FXの勝率は高い目標でやっぱりスゴイの一言です。 マーフィーは、FXの勝率をあげるため、有効なテクニカル手法を考察しています。 チャート分析法の一つで業界でも著名な方法をベースにアレンジした手法です。魅力は、勝率9勝6負との驚異的目標で、FXでの利益を確実にあげる事が期待出来る点です。…
  • 検証の結果は。。

    admine
    8 Nov 2014 | 12:25 pm
    FX取引で参考になるスーパーボリンジャー、スパンモデルの検証の結果は、ことです。 マーフィーさんが個人投資家になる前メガバンクや世界各国の銀行でプロディーラーとして活躍されていましたので、その経験が生かされている信頼できるチャートと言えるでしょう。FXをこれから始めたい方におすすめしたいチャートです。
  • スパンモデルとは?

    admine
    7 Nov 2014 | 12:27 pm
    スパンモデルとはFX取引を行う際に参考にするテクニカル分析です。このチャートの一番のメリットは、いつ売り買いを行い、そして利益を出すのかがはっきりと一目見てわかる点です。 実際この2つのチャートを組み合わせて使用してみると、 FXをこれから始めたいと考えている人にもわかりやすいチャートでおすすめします。
  • FXの手法について。

    admine
    7 Nov 2014 | 12:23 pm
    マーフィーこと柾木 利彦さんは、昭和31年生まれ。 大学卒業後、三和銀行(現三菱東京UFJ銀行)に入行し、ニューヨーク支店、東京本部の ドル円チーフディーラーを経て、 シティバンク東京支店で外国為替部長として外銀最大級のトレーディングチームを率いて大活躍。 そんな長年のFXトレード人生で培った手法や分析を惜しみなく伝えてもらえるトレードスクールが、マーフィーの実践トレード・コーチングです 。…
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    DECISION STATS

  • Basics of Analyzing Data #rstats #social #sma

    Son of Gandhi
    22 Nov 2014 | 12:41 am
    A recent training I created and gave    
  • Coursera is not a MOOC

    insightsandchange
    18 Nov 2014 | 7:21 am
    Consider the hypothesis above and consider the facts below massive open online course= Mooc but coursera is not Open You cannot share Coursera content on Youtube or any non Coursera- this effectively ties in people to the website The Website does not use any social login or OpenID There is enough evidence of cross selling including branding, selling books and now 50$ certificates There is more vigor to get easily monetization course curriculum than to get subjects that are relevant to society ( eg job training for laid off workers in rural USA or for farmers in Africa or for textile mill…
  • Revolution Analytics likes FOSS and becomes seriously awesome

    Son of Gandhi
    18 Nov 2014 | 6:13 am
    and I mean Free and Open Source (FOSS not Fuss) Hopefully teachers in academia can start using the flavor of R that will help their students get more jobs Hopefully analysts in industry can start using this flavor of R without worrying on costs or vendor lock in It’s all here folks and its seriously awesome http://projects.revolutionanalytics.com/ Introducing Revolution R Open: Enhanced, Open Source R distribution from Revolution Analytics from Revolution Analytics Wishlist for 2015- A Combined Corporation with RStudio and Revolution Analytics folks (   product synergies are awesome…
  • How to be a good blogger

    Son of Gandhi
    18 Nov 2014 | 1:08 am
    1) Be Honest. Internet and Google are good at recognizing fakes 2) Always keep an eye on web analytics to receive feedback on what works and what does not work 3) Categories and Tags help people and search engines find your content easily 4) Trust in God but use Spell Check. 5) Interesting blog beats non interesting blog 6) Curiosity and Utility are the two things you need for a blog. 7) Artists steal. Bloggers get inspired. Search Engines catch thieves. So modify when you get inspired. Use original words 8) Benchmark with the best blogs in your subject. Read others. What does your blog…
  • OT: Because it is Sunday

    Son of Gandhi
    8 Nov 2014 | 7:49 am
    Because British Men do it better
 
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    Kamaron PI: Positive Impact

  • Discover the Power of Appreciation

    kamaron
    19 Nov 2014 | 2:21 pm
    Discovering the Life Changing Power of Appreciation Introducing Thankful Thursdays. #thanks #TT Take action each Thursday . Pass it on. Author, Tim Sanders, was raised on a farm in New Mexico by his amazing grandmother, Billye. Billye helped shape Tim’s character and was a major influence on his future successes. Billye’s Gratitude Lesson is one of my favorites. Billye taught Tim, “Gratitude is a muscle not a feeling. If it was a feeling, you’d feel it all the time now, wouldn’t you?” She continued, “You’ve got to give your gratitude muscle a workout every day if you want to…
  • Beware Facebook Abandons Privacy. How to Save Face on Google

    kamaron
    14 Nov 2013 | 9:17 am
    Tips to Save Face on Google+ and Facebook If you hope to keep anything private, it is probably better to stay off the Internet altogether. If a “bunker” isn’t your best life style choice, you need to know that both Facebook and Google+ are making changes to their privacy settings. Facebook is making it nearly impossible to hide from crazy acquaintances, ex-bosses, and that bully that tormented you in the 4th grade. Whereas before you could choose whether or not you wanted to show up in search results, the new policy allows anyone to be found using the site's search function.
  • Kamaron Institute Reveals the Skinny on Cookies

    kamaron
    28 Jun 2012 | 2:22 pm
    Revealing the Skinny on Cookies What is a computer cookie? Here’s the “skinny” on computer cookies (aka browser cookies) Lets Talk Cookies: If the first thing that comes to mind when you think of cookies is chocolate chip you aren't alone. Even among many well versed in the use of computers and the internet aren't familiar with the computer kind of cookies. Essentially they're little tiny bits of information passed from a website to your browser and stored there while you are checking out whatever site has your attention at the moment. Then whenever you pass that way again…
  • How To Set Up, Run and Measure a Social Media Campaign

    admin
    11 Jan 2010 | 5:02 pm
      As we've discussed previously, social media campaigns have an enormous advantage over traditional advertising, because they are free and the results are easily measurable. Here, we're going to  talk about how to ensure the success of your social media campaign before you even get started. First of all, before you start, you will need to decide what your objectives is (are). If you don't have specific goals, you can't measure their success afterwards. Plan, launch, network, measure social media. Weight:  -20 read more
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    Forex Trading Info

  • Misys receives further industry recognition for trade finance solutions

    22 Nov 2014 | 5:12 am
    London, UK (PRWEB UK) 19 June 2014 Misys, the leading provider of software solutions to financial services institutions, has won two major trade finance awards to bring its haul to three in the past seven months. In addition to being named ?best trade finance software provider? by Global Trade Review in December 2013, Misys has received both the Trade Finance Award for ?Best trade finance technology company? and Trade & Forfaiting Review?s Gold Award for ?Best technology vendor.? The three accolades demonstrate Misys? leadership position in both trade and supply chain finance and is…
  • ForexMinute Now Recommends its Forex Tools for Minimizing Investment Risks

    19 Nov 2014 | 5:13 am
    London, UK (PRWEB) March 30, 2014 If one takes into account the innumerable risks involved in forex trading, he may understand that winning in this industry is all about being precautious of the potential losses. ?Money saved is money earned,? says ForexMinute?s founder Mr. Jonathan Millet, while recommending their latest Forex trading tools to traders and brokers. The representative of the world?s most celebrated Forex news website draws few guidelines for conducting successful forex trades ? one among which is using the best Forex tools. The aim here is to provide support to novice…
  • Payoneer Announces Partnership with Stock Content Platform 123RF

    16 Nov 2014 | 5:13 am
    New York City (PRWEB) June 02, 2014 Payoneer Inc., a leading online payments company transforming the way technology companies and SMEs send and receive cross-border payments, announced today that it has expanded its leadership position in the stock photography industry by partnering with 123RF, one of the Internet?s fastest-growing royalty-free microstock content suppliers. A global leader in royalty-free digital media, 123RF has offices across the globe with millions of registered users and more than 100,000 content contributors worldwide. Payoneer complements and extends 123RF?s…
  • Forexminute Now Offers Comprehensive Information for Traders to Help Them Buy Bitcoins

    13 Nov 2014 | 5:13 am
    London, UK (PRWEB) April 24, 2014 Trusted by traders and ordinary readers, ForexMinute brings comprehensive information about Bitcoin, the brokers, Bitcoin exchanges, etc. to help traders. Also, bringing up the latest Bitcoin news and Forex news as well as reviews of brokers, this online portal has carved a niche for its services among traders. ForexMinute informs visitors and newsletter subscribers about the places where they can buy Bitcoins from. For instance, it tells that some top Bitcoin exchanges like BitInstant, BitStamp, BlockChain, etc. are reliable. It also brings…
  • WorldWideMarkets Online Trading announces new London office and FCA approval to become a UK Forex Broker

    10 Nov 2014 | 5:14 am
    London, United Kingdom (PRWEB UK) 24 April 2014 The multi-asset online brokerage, WorldWideMarkets Online Trading, has today announced a new office in London following regulatory approval by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) for its UK entity WorldWideMarkets Online Trading Ltd. The company has established the UK presence in order to expand its global footprint and to accommodate demand from UK forex traders. Banked by National Westminster Bank in London, the new UK Forex broker entity will initially serve qualified traders. The United Kingdom was a strategic choice for WWM, due not…
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    TIBCO Spotfire's Trends and Outliers

  • Data Reveals Black Friday Not Best Day for Deals

    Spotfire Blogging Team
    21 Nov 2014 | 5:55 am
    Despite the never-ending hype surrounding the deals you can find on Black Friday – the day after Thanksgiving really isn’t the day to snag the best bargains. That’s according to a recent market study which has collected information on one trillion visits to 4,500 retailing websites since 2008. The fact is last year retailers made their biggest price cuts on the Monday before Thanksgiving. Additionally, retailers offered bargain hunters better deals in the weeks before Black Friday last year than during the weeks leading up to the holidays. The sad truth is that if you waited…
  • Who Should Own Big Data Analytics?

    Spotfire Blogging Team
    20 Nov 2014 | 6:02 am
    As businesses become increasingly data-driven, the use of big data and predictive analytics to strengthen fact-based decision-making and to help business leaders to identify and act on emerging trends continues to expand across the enterprise. But as companies continue to spend more on data – including third-party data sources – many companies are wrestling with determining whether the CIO, a Chief Data Officer (CDO), or another organizational leader should oversee the collection, management, analysis, and distribution of data. A recent survey of more than 500 business intelligence…
  • Vivek Shares His Vision with CXOTalk

    Spotfire Blogging Team
    19 Nov 2014 | 5:55 am
    On November 14, CXOTalk’s Michael Krigsman and Vala Afshar interviewed Vivek Ranadivé, Chairman, Founder, and CEO of TIBCO. Here are some highlights from their conversation: Fast Data In Vivek’s book, The Two-Second Advantage, he discusses a simple premise: “A little bit of the right information, at the time right time and in the right context is more valuable than all of the information in the world six months after.” It’s all about “getting the right information beforehand and combining it with historical insights to take advantage of opportunities or prevent disasters.”…
  • Predictive Analytics to Streamline Retail Operations

    Spotfire Blogging Team
    18 Nov 2014 | 7:11 am
    The future of retail relies on the ability of retailers to harness and analyze consumer social sentiment data from diverse sources and use it to predict and influence consumer buying decisions (as well as streamline the supply chain). Retailers can use this data to drive demand, respond to customer needs, and gain consumer loyalty, according to online magazine Apparel. Rather than merely analyzing sales, retailers can use predictive analytics to look into the future and identify patterns for crafting “effective and highly personalized customer engagement strategies,” the article notes.
  • What’s In Store for Big Data and Analytics?

    Spotfire Blogging Team
    17 Nov 2014 | 5:55 am
    In practice, big data and analytics allow organizations to manage huge volumes of disparate data in real time to generate actionable insights to drive decision making. But what does the future hold for big data and analytics? Al Nugent, co-author of the guide “Big Data for Dummies,” offers some predictions for how the technology might evolve, including: 1. “Retailers (and marketers) will benefit greatly from investments in big data analysis” Social media has already had a significant and enduring effect on big data. That’s because people love to share details of their day-to-day…
 
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  • Funding 101 talk with Charles Hudson, SofttechVC

    pemo
    10 Nov 2014 | 1:07 pm
    The Funding Process & How To Get Funded Trying to decide on what what stage your company must be at in order to get funded by a VC? Ever wondered how to get in front of a VC? Do you wonder what you you actually need to give them to …
 
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    business-intelligence

  • A Day in the Life of a UI / UX Designer

    Logi Analytics
    20 Nov 2014 | 5:32 am
    November 20th, 2014 Share Take a look at any application you have on your phone or software. Chances are before you judge the quality of the application based on its actual performance, you are judging the look and feel of the user interface. User Experience (UX) and User Interface (UI) designers play an increasingly key role in the development of applications and software. Especially in business intelligence software, where they are tasked with bringing the power of data to life through visualizations and reports, and ultimately ensure businesses are able to derive actionable insights. But…
  • How to Supercharge Your Contact Marketing Strategy with RSS

    Logi Analytics
    18 Nov 2014 | 7:56 am
    Content Marketing is one of those ever-changing fields of study that is constantly evolving with the demands of the masses. Historically speaking, the very first form of mass content dispersal was made possible with the printing press. Large, human operated mechanical machines printed the very first ‘copy’. Today, reaching out to a nation is reduced […] The post How to Supercharge Your Contact Marketing Strategy with RSS appeared first on WP RSS Aggregator.
  • How to Supercharge Your Content Marketing Strategy with RSS

    Logi Analytics
    18 Nov 2014 | 7:56 am
    Content Marketing is one of those ever-changing fields of study that is constantly evolving with the demands of the masses. Historically speaking, the very first form of mass content dispersal was made possible with the printing press. Large, human operated mechanical machines printed the very first ‘copy’. Today, reaching out to a nation is reduced […] The post How to Supercharge Your Content Marketing Strategy with RSS appeared first on WP RSS Aggregator.
  • Infographic: 2014 State of Self-Service BI Report

    Logi Analytics
    18 Nov 2014 | 6:52 am
    November 18th, 2014 Share What is the most sought after self-service BI functionality business users are looking for? Which industries and departments are struggling to get the self-service tools they desire? Check out the below infographic to discover some of the top findings from our 2014 State of Self-Service BI Report. Want to learn more about the state of self-service? . Share
  • Find your happy cloud: BI Solutions Integrated for the Cloud

    Logi Analytics
    10 Nov 2014 | 11:27 am
    November 10th, 2014 Share Over the past couple of years, we have seen a massive shift in the way companies store and manage their data. Cloud services from Google, Microsoft, Amazon and others have made it easier and less expensive for businesses to store more data, access that data wherever they may be, and scale up or down depending on their storage needs. Now, the wave of business intelligence in the cloud is making its way through the enterprise. With BI in the cloud, organizations have an easy way to store and manage their cloud data at scale, mine this data for new insights, and…
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    JReport BlogJReport Blog

  • 5 Business Intelligence Technologies in a Nutshell

    myuancao
    5 Nov 2014 | 11:10 am
    For even small businesses, the magnitude of available data each day is rapidly increasing. If our problem a couple of decades ago was the inability to make good management and technical decisions due to insufficient information, nowadays we can say it’s because there’s too much information. More people than ever are recognizing the importance of business intelligence, which can be defined as the ability to glean value from big data— from the tools and techniques to discover, gather, and analyze digital data. For decision makers who want to improve business intelligence, what business…
  • See You at JavaOne 2014!

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

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

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

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

  • How I Improved My WordPress Website’s Speed by 60 Percent

    Larry Keltto
    18 Nov 2014 | 2:49 pm
    One of the best things about the WordPress publishing platform is that it gives you endless customization options. Most of the customization comes via plugins, which are small programs that you install on your site. There are thousands of plugins, serving nearly every purpose you can imagine: drop caps, forms, tables, security, search-engine optimization, blog […] No related posts.
  • Participate in The Solopreneur Life 2014 End-of-Year Survey

    Larry Keltto
    12 Nov 2014 | 8:46 am
    You’re invited to participate in the The Solopreneur Life 2014 End-of-Year Survey! The survey is open through Friday, December 19. Results will be published on January 5. Past survey results have been reported on widely in the media. No registration is required and it’s completely anonymous. Click here to take the survey. The information gathered […] No related posts.
  • 3 Innocent Subject-Line Words That Harm Open Rates

    Larry Keltto
    6 Nov 2014 | 8:36 am
    A recent best-practices post at the Mailchimp website included information on three innocent, non-spammy words that harm e-newsletter open rates. The post said: “An unexpected discovery in our analysis was the negative impact of three innocent words. Email marketers are familiar with words such as ‘free’ which are generally to be avoided in emails since […] No related posts.
  • Business Insider Reveals How Not to Offer a Two-Week Trial

    Larry Keltto
    6 Nov 2014 | 7:44 am
    Today I was at the Business Insider website and they had a piece of research that I wanted to read. The site said: “For full access to all BI Intelligence reports, briefs, and downloadable charts on the digital media industry, sign up for a two-week trial.” OK, that’s fine, I thought. I’ll give them my […] No related posts.
  • Bee Thinking: a Niche Business That Helps the Planet

    Larry Keltto
    4 Nov 2014 | 2:05 pm
    If you’re like me, you’d love to create a sustainable business that helps the planet. Matt and Jill Reed of Portland, Oregon, have done it. Matt caught “bee fever” in 2008 when he came home and found a struggling bee on a windowsill.[1] He gave it heated honey on a plate. The bee devoured the […] No related posts.
 
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    Arbitrage Magazine | Business News with BITE.

  • How to stand out on Cyber Monday

    ARB_Admin
    15 Nov 2014 | 9:24 am
    Cyber Monday has been a game changer since 2005, when the term was first coined to explain the huge boost in online dates that happened that first day people go back to work after their Thanksgiving holiday. If you have an online retailer built through a platform like Shopify, you have everything you need to make sure that your business is hauling in your fair share of wealth before this even begins. There’s a huge pie out there during this time of the year, so you should take these steps to stand out, and get great results. This money making opportunity comes, literally, once a year,…
  • Music therapy helps recovering addicts

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

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

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

    Admin-AC
    22 May 2014 | 8:21 am
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    logianalytics.com

  • Introducing Logi Vision 1.4

    Dabramson
    21 Nov 2014 | 1:04 pm
    I’m very pleased to announce the release of Logi Vision version 1.4. This release wraps up an exciting year for Logi Vision and brings forward some compelling updates that bring together a complete set of data discovery, visualization, and interactive dashboard features for business workgroups. Let’s take a quick look at some of the new features made available in 1.4. read more
  • A Day in the Life of a UI / UX Designer

    mdavis
    20 Nov 2014 | 5:32 am
    Take a look at any application you have on your phone or software. Chances are before you judge the quality of the application based on its actual performance, you are judging the look and feel of the user interface. read more
  • Infographic: 2014 State of Self-Service BI Report

    Alvin Wong
    18 Nov 2014 | 6:52 am
    What is the most sought after self-service BI functionality business users are looking for? Which industries and departments are struggling to get the self-service tools they desire? Check out the below infographic to discover some of the top findings from our 2014 State of Self-Service BI Report. Want to learn more about the state of self-service? Download the full report here. read more
  • Find your happy cloud: BI Solutions Integrated for the Cloud

    mdavis
    12 Nov 2014 | 11:27 am
    Over the past couple of years, we have seen a massive shift in the way companies store and manage their data. Cloud services from Google, Microsoft, Amazon and others have made it easier and less expensive for businesses to store more data, access that data wherever they may be, and scale up or down depending on their storage needs. read more
  • Top 5 Insights from the State of Self-Service BI

    Alvin Wong
    10 Nov 2014 | 10:59 am
    We recently released the State of Self-Service BI Report, which provides insight on how self-service impacts their business. The report delves into the underlying need, the opportunities for improvement, and evolving trends for self-service business intelligence. Let’s examine the top 5 insights form the report. read more
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    Red Wing Software Blog

  • Do You Know What Operating System Your Computer is Running On?

    My name
    18 Nov 2014 | 8:57 am
    You can find out what operating system your computer is running by using the examples below. Here are general instructions for finding information about your Windows® operating system. Because all system installations are different, these instructions may not work for you. For further help determining operating system compatibility, please feel free to contact us. Open your Control Panel (you can find it in My Computer or on the Start menu). Double-click the System icon. Alternatively, from your desktop, right-click My Computer and select Properties The window that opens will show you the…
  • AgCHEK and Perception Users: Three Important Things You Need to Know

    My name
    10 Nov 2014 | 10:29 am
    Red Wing Software users of programs AgCHEK and Perception: there are some upcoming changes to be aware of: AgCHEK and Perception support will be ending soon. (You’ve likely seen a note about this in the company newsletters, postcards or elsewhere.) Support will be ending March 31st, 2015 for AgCHEK and Perception. This means after that date, you will no longer be able to receive support services via telephone or email, and updates will no longer be made to the programs. In addition, there will no longer be payroll updates available for Perception Payroll after December 31st, 2014. Even…
  • Red Wing Software - Notes from the President

    My name
    10 Nov 2014 | 7:02 am
    I recently returned from a conference in St. Louis attended by about 40 consultants and business owners from around the United States. There were several interesting topics on big data, business planning, replicating yourself, and how to move your business to the next generation or management team when you are ready to move to a different life adventure. (I don’t plan to move on any time soon, but the topic was interesting.) I have been attending the conference and annual meeting of this national, 50-year-old, group for close to 30 years. I have served on several committees and on its board…
  • Total Seed Production Expands Plant Capacity 5th Consecutive year

    My name
    4 Nov 2014 | 6:53 am
    Total Seed Production, a Red Wing Software customer, has announced expansion plans. Christy Conaway had this to say about Red Wing Software: "We have used Red Wing Software for 8 years now. It is a wonderful program and we really enjoy the help we get! Thanks for making our business easier to operate!" Many thanks to Total Seed Production for being a customer, and a hearty congratulations on your growth! Read more about the expansion news below. Tipton, Indiana, - Total Seed Production, Inc. (TSP) is pleased to announce the completion of yet another plant expansion project. This year…
  • Financial Accounting Software: The Changing Landscape

    My name
    24 Oct 2014 | 8:41 am
    By Stephanie Elsen Remember back in the 1980’s when financial accounting programs were really starting to sprout up here and there? Software developers from all over created and marketed their own applications to businesses and organizations. People in businesses of all sizes finally had the opportunity to track and manage financial information on a computer, rather than on paper. As time went on, some financial accounting software developers got purchased or merged, some closed their doors because of too much competition, and some thrived and are still improving and growing today. Back…
 
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    insideBIGDATA

  • Visualization of the Week: Dueling Measures of Poverty

    Daniel Gutierrez
    22 Nov 2014 | 8:00 am
    This new interactive visualization tells a compelling economic story based on U.S. Census Bureau data measuring the reach of poverty in America.
  • GoGrid Powers Cloudera Customer Trials With New 1-Button Deploy™ Solution

    Daniel Gutierrez
    22 Nov 2014 | 6:00 am
    GoGrid, an infrastructure-as-a-service leader specializing in multi-cloud solutions, unveiled its new partnership with Cloudera, a leader in enterprise analytic data management powered by Apache Hadoop™, providing companies with a fast and easy way to evaluate and run the platform for Big Data through Cloudera Live.
  • Teradata and MapR Partnership Expands Hadoop Choices within Teradata’s Unified Data Architecture

    Daniel Gutierrez
    21 Nov 2014 | 10:00 am
    Teradata (NYSE: TDC), the big data analytics and marketing applications company, and MapR Technologies, Inc., a provider of Apache™ Hadoop, has announced an expanded partnership that covers technology integration, road map alignment, and a unified go-to-market offering.
  • New C9 Sales Application Harnesses the Power of IBM Watson

    Daniel Gutierrez
    21 Nov 2014 | 8:00 am
    C9, a leader in delivering predictive sales and marketing applications, has announced a new application, C9 Sales Advisor, which will be powered by IBM Watson. Designed explicitly for the sales representative, Sales Advisor uses predictive analytics to propose solutions to impediments that are preventing deal closure such as a failure to correctly engage the correct decision makers.
  • Intel Rallies Thought Leaders to Rethink Data Privacy to Spur Innovation

    Daniel Gutierrez
    21 Nov 2014 | 6:00 am
    Intel Corporation recently convened thought leaders in technology, healthcare, education and smart cities industries to encourage action on data privacy issues. Malcolm Harkins, vice president and chief security and privacy officer for Intel, said that the potential to unlock revolutionary discoveries is at stake, and called on the industry to be more transparent and accountable when collecting and using consumer data.
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    Revolutions

  • Because it's Friday: Too Many Cooks

    David Smith
    21 Nov 2014 | 1:33 pm
    This is just ... bizarre. But if you've ever watched American sitcoms from the 80's and 90's, and you like dark and surreal comedy as much as I do, you'll enjoy most (but probably not all!) of the 11-minute sketch. It's impossible to explain, just take a look (warning: some slightly NSFW images): Apparently Too Many Cooks originally aired as a sketch on US cable channel Adult Swim in the graveyard shift, and later became a viral hit on YouTube. I'm just glad to see there are so many people (about 3.5M views as of this writing) that enjoy unusual comedy that…
  • Ford uses R for data-driven decision making

    David Smith
    21 Nov 2014 | 7:30 am
    Mike Cavaretta is Ford Motor Company’s Chief Data Scientist, and was tasked by the incoming CEO Alan Mulally to help change the culture so that "important decisions within the company had to be based on data". In a feature article at Dataconomy, he reveals that R is a big part of this revolution at Ford:  On the statistical side, we did a lot of stuff in R. ... We’ve done a lot more with R and we’re currently evaluating Pentaho. So we’ve really moved from more point solutions for solving particular problems, to more of a framework and understanding different needs in…
  • Partying R Style with Sqor Sports, R on Azure, and data.table

    Joseph Rickert
    20 Nov 2014 | 8:30 am
    by Joseph Rickert We usually have a pretty good time at the monthly Bay Area useR Group (BARUG) meetings, but this month's meeting was a bit more of a party than usual. The very well connected PR team at Sqor Sports, our host company for the evening, secured San Francisco's tres trendy 111 Minna Gallery for the venue. There was a full bar, house music for the networking portion of the meeting, gourmet grilled cheese sandwiches complements of Revolution Analytics and drama — Matt Dowle, one of our speakers, was on a flight that was late getting in from London.  Oh! and yes,…
  • The three types of Reddit posts, and how they make it to the front page

    David Smith
    19 Nov 2014 | 3:57 pm
    Todd Schneider's blog post on solving the traveling salesman problem with R hit the front page of reddit.com. This is a big deal: front-page placement on the popular social news site can drive a ton of traffic (in Todd's case, 1.3 million pageviews). But what factors determine which of reddit's contributed links make it to the front page? (There are 25 front-page slots, but more than 100,000 reddit posts on an average day.) Todd set out to answer this question using the statistical language R, and reported his results on Mashable. He collected 6 weeks of data including 1.2…
  • Introduction to Revolution R Enterprise For Big Data Analytics on datacamp.com

    Joseph Rickert
    18 Nov 2014 | 8:30 am
    by Jeremy ReynoldsSenior R Trainer, Revolution Analytics Last week, Revolution Analytics released its first massive open, online course through a partnership with datacamp.com: Introduction to Revolution R Enterprise for Big Data Analytics. You can sign up for the free course here. This course provides a look at some of the tools provided by the RevoScaleR package that ships with Revolution R Enterprise. The course and the interactive training framework provided by the platform allow you to get a feel for how you can manipulate, visualize, and analyze large datasets with RevoScaleR. There…
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    Blog

  • Why Music Streaming Services Are Betting on Analytics

    Rebecca Ricks
    18 Nov 2014 | 11:25 pm
    Amid a bitter feud between music artists and streaming services over royalties for online music, Pandora appears to be extending the olive branch. In an attempt to lure musicians back to the site, the streaming radio service recently announced its new Artist Marketing Platform, which provides listener data to music artists who are being played on Pandora. The platform will open up its analytics backend to musicians, giving them a glimpse into their audience’s listening preferences. AMP provides artists with daily updates on the number of plays, demographic and geographic data on their fans…
  • CIOs Losing IT Budget to Marketing? 3 Ways to Stay Relevant

    Kevin Hammons
    11 Nov 2014 | 11:51 pm
    CIOs and CMOs have been experiencing a surprising amount of friction in the past several years. According to a recent Accenture report, only one in ten marketing and IT executives says collaboration between the CIO and CMO is at an acceptable level. Part of the problem is that with marketing department’s soaring IT budget—Gartner says CMOs are projected to spend more money on information technology than CIOs by 2017—the lines between the offices are starting blur. In today’s fast-paced, big-data world, CIOs and CMOs need each other more than ever. Here are three ways CIOs can…
  • HBR to Marketers: “You’re Spread Too Thin”

    Jared Heath
    5 Nov 2014 | 9:38 am
    In the Harvard Business Review’s article “The Ultimate Marketing Machine,” the authors remind marketers just how frustrating it is to have all the information they could possibly want and still get none of the information they need. The conclusion to HBR’s (actually very helpful) article goes something like this: At first blush, the Marketing2020 study reveals what you might expect: Marketers must leverage customer insight, imbue their brands with a brand purpose, and deliver a rich customer experience. They must connect, inspire, focus, organize, and build, as detailed here. The…
  • Marketers Have the CEO’s Ear—But Do They Have Enough Data to Keep It?

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

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

    Rebecca Ricks
    18 Nov 2014 | 11:25 pm
    Amid a bitter feud between music artists and streaming services over royalties for online music, Pandora appears to be extending the olive branch. In an attempt to lure musicians back to the site, the streaming radio service recently announced its new Artist Marketing Platform, which provides listener data to music artists who are being played on Pandora. The platform will open up its analytics backend to musicians, giving them a glimpse into their audience’s listening preferences. AMP provides artists with daily updates on the number of plays, demographic and geographic data on their fans…
  • CIOs Losing IT Budget to Marketing? 3 Ways to Stay Relevant

    Kevin Hammons
    11 Nov 2014 | 11:51 pm
    CIOs and CMOs have been experiencing a surprising amount of friction in the past several years. According to a recent Accenture report, only one in ten marketing and IT executives says collaboration between the CIO and CMO is at an acceptable level. Part of the problem is that with marketing department’s soaring IT budget—Gartner says CMOs are projected to spend more money on information technology than CIOs by 2017—the lines between the offices are starting blur. In today’s fast-paced, big-data world, CIOs and CMOs need each other more than ever. Here are three ways CIOs can…
  • HBR to Marketers: “You’re Spread Too Thin”

    Jared Heath
    5 Nov 2014 | 9:38 am
    In the Harvard Business Review’s article “The Ultimate Marketing Machine,” the authors remind marketers just how frustrating it is to have all the information they could possibly want and still get none of the information they need. The conclusion to HBR’s (actually very helpful) article goes something like this: At first blush, the Marketing2020 study reveals what you might expect: Marketers must leverage customer insight, imbue their brands with a brand purpose, and deliver a rich customer experience. They must connect, inspire, focus, organize, and build, as detailed here. The…
  • Marketers Have the CEO’s Ear—But Do They Have Enough Data to Keep It?

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

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

  • Banking Culture: The Worst Enemy Of Financial Services Procurement?

    20 Nov 2014 | 6:51 am
    To what extent can procurement really protect the organisation, when dishonesty among a select but clearly influential few, does undeniably more harm?     Ladies and Gentlemen, the barbarians are not at the gate…they’re well inside. Clearly, the late Christopher Hitchens wasn’t talking about procurement here, but his words shed light on the trouble with perceiving the state of a culture from within it – something those in the banking industry might recognise. If you accept that, a new study proves what you probably suspected anyway: bankers will be dishonest…
  • P2P: The Rewards Of Offering Suppliers A Choice

    19 Nov 2014 | 2:19 am
    When it comes to driving compliance and adoption of your new P2P system by your supplier base, you really don’t have any control at all. Suppliers are usually overlooked in this process, but the supplier represents half the transaction, and can easily say no to your new system. In this guest post, Procurement Leaders invites Coupa’s J R Robertson to look at why businesses need to address the cost and resources that are spent on transacting with suppliers, and how they might go about doing just that.  So you’ve decided it’s time to launch a purchase-to-pay system,…
  • Four Reasons Why Awards Matter

    18 Nov 2014 | 4:07 am
    As entries open for the 2015 Procurement Leaders Awards, chairman of the judging panel David Rae offers four good reasons to get involved.  In May, over 800 of the great and the good of procurement descended on London’s 5-Star Hilton Hotel, Park Lane to celebrate our profession in glittering style. Tennis legend Boris Becker was taking care of the occasion. Executives had flown in from all four corners of the world. There was a tangible buzz in the air. Over the course of the evening that followed, there were laughs, cheers and more than one standing ovation. I’m pretty sure…
  • Stakeholder Empathy Before Stakeholder Management

    17 Nov 2014 | 2:51 am
    Finding it hard to build relationships with your stakeholders? A dose of empathy is needed for procurement to really understand what they do and how they do it, only then can those relationships blossom.  Want to know how to make stakeholder management a lot easier? Develop some stakeholder empathy.   Yes, I know what you’re saying to yourself: "There’s no place in business for something as mushy as empathy. And besides, it’s hard to identify with other functions with outlooks so different from mine." Well, maybe they’re not so different.   I thought of…
  • Save Time, Save Money: Stepping Back From Supplier Negotiations

    13 Nov 2014 | 7:15 am
    A procurement boss’ time is at a premium but by placing themselves at arms-length of day-to-day procurement negotiations they stand a chance to focus on more strategic issues, give their team a confidence boost and help work through any impasses.  It may sound like sacrilege to a weathered procurement professional but perhaps one of the most effective things you can do as a CPO during supplier negotiations is to remove yourself from the day-to-day process of it. Before you click away, let me explain: I was recently speaking to a procurement chief who has been leading a major…
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    Jive Syndication Feed

  • Avantages des clients utilisant des services d'éducation Qlik!

    Marwen Garwachi
    21 Nov 2014 | 7:01 am
    "Merci à des services d'éducation Qlik, nous avons réalisé un retour sur investissement rapide. Nous avons formé autour de 25 designers et trois développeurs utilisant le logiciel afin de mieux analyser nos sources de données. Qu'est-ce que l'habitude de prendre deux jours pour produire maintenant prend deux heures. Nous 're fortement engagé à QlikView et le voir comme un outil essentiel. Education Services Qlik nous a aidé à transformer notre culture de travail et la formation de concepteur personnalisé ". - Paul Holtom,…
  • HidePrefix – hiding fields

    Jennell McIntire
    21 Nov 2014 | 6:48 am
    Did you know that you can hide fields in your data model from appearing in a field list?  Similar to how we have the ability to show and hide system fields, we can also show and hide fields that we create in the script.  When the Show System
  • A few inspiring analytical thoughts...

    James Fisher
    20 Nov 2014 | 4:12 pm
    A couple of weeks ago I published a series of tweets with the hash tag #AnalyticalThoughts. As I mentioned in the first of these tweets I’m a real fan of Forbes Thoughts which each day publishes great and inspiring quotes from thought leaders, writers, politicians and significant others. I’ve found that many of these quotes are thought provoking when it comes to how we should think about and use analytics. This week’s inaugural Qlik World Conference here in Orlando inspired me to pull them into a short blog to share with you again. While I'm relatively new to Qlik, I…
  • QlikView 11.20 Service Release 10 Beta is now available

    Irena Calovska
    19 Nov 2014 | 8:26 am
    QlikView version 11.20 Service Release 10 Beta is now available to existing customers and partners. This release includes a small design change for Pie charts and ~100 bug fixes. You can read more in the Release Notes attached to this post. We have created a beta community where you can download and test the beta, report bugs, start open discussions and ask questions. If you are an existing QlikView customer or partner, you can access the beta community here QlikView 11.20 SR10 Beta. If you are experiencing any issues accessing the community please email ica@qlik.com or…
  • Democratizando o uso de Mapas com Qlikview e Sense

    Pablo Labbe
    17 Nov 2014 | 5:37 pm
    Pessoal, A fim de colaborar com a democratização do uso de mapas dentro do Qlikview e assim não depender mais da API estática do Google com mapas de dispersão, decidi abrir um projeto no Github para publicar a base de mapas de todos os 26 estados brasileiros detalhados por município e distrito federal, além do mapa do Brasil dividido por estados e DF.   Esta base de mapas é compatível com a extensão QuickMap criada pelo Brian Munz e publicado em New QlikView Mapping Extensions on QlikMarket.  A extensão…
 
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    Dice News » Business Analysis

  • Want a Successful Project? Try a ‘Pre-Mortem’

    Steven Gara
    10 Nov 2014 | 6:14 am
    Many companies host post-project meetings to discuss what worked and what didn’t, a process known as “post-mortems.” But instead of waiting until the end of a project to figure out what might have gone wrong, how about holding “pre-mortems,” in which all aspects of planning are discussed before everybody gets to work? The latter could help avert real failures. Click here to find project management jobs. With software projects, a pre-mortem might work something like this: At the very beginning of a project, make sure to block some time with the team to “spring forward.”…
  • 3 Things Business Analysts Should Know About Agile Methodology

    Steven Gara
    7 Nov 2014 | 5:34 am
    Over the past few years, software development has moved more rapidly toward Agile practices. This change impacts how business analysts perform their role. Click here to find business analysis jobs. Here are three key aspects of how business analytics works differently in an Agile environment: 1. The Analyst Evolves to Become a Key Player in Helping Companies Avoid Costly Software Development Problems There are many definitions of “software architecture,” but its ultimate point is to make sure that the development of the software product winds up satisfying the system’s requirements.
  • The Key to Good Business Process Modeling

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

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

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

  • Peace One Day – Non for profit and New Social Business Models

    Paula Newton
    21 Nov 2014 | 11:00 pm
    Image source: peace4missing.ning.com How can you use social media and digital tools to enhance and amplify big themes and preocupaptions for mankind? This is a big area exploding and the power of big data and digital have been enabling organisations to reach bigger audiences and call attention for big issues and let people know how everyone of us can contribute to change. A strong topic as peace is something we all hear about since school days.  How do you believe in being able to live in a peaceful world at least for one day? Well, with this in mind and using digital and social media…
  • Flying Over A Landscape Of Disruption

    Paula Newton
    20 Nov 2014 | 11:00 pm
    Flying over a landscape of disruption Major disruption has been taking place all over the world. Some kinds of changes that have happened, particularly the technological ones,  have been unimaginable beforehand. Writing for the Stanford Social Innovation Review, Burkhard Gnarig and Linda Heyer (2014) provide the example of the change that occurred when people moved from using analogue to digital cameras and how that change has destroyed well established businesses. One example given is Kodak, that prided itself on its film and this was one of its main revenue sources. The company was…
  • The Economics Of Happiness: Measuring Wellbeing

    Maria Fonseca
    19 Nov 2014 | 11:00 pm
    The Economics Of Happiness: Measuring Wellbeing Article written by Maria Fonseca and Paula Newton Since the surge of the field of positive psychology, during the nineties, more interest was placed in scientifically measuring and understanding what brings us fulfilling happiness. Many prominent economists and philosophers throughout history, including Aristotle, addressed the importance of happiness. What is happiness or rather “eudaimonia” as the greeks would say, which meant “flourishing of the spirit” ?  What is the importance of happiness and how to create it ?
  • Who Will Govern The Internet By 2030 ?

    Paula Newton
    18 Nov 2014 | 11:00 pm
    Who Will Govern The Internet By 2030 ? Image source dvice.com The speed of change even on the Internet is picking up pace. Every day there are new innovations that change the way that people interact, work, socialise and live. From driveless cars, to wearable technologies, 3 D printers and the internet of things, disruptive innovations pop up everyday like pop corn. The crucial issue here is that Internet is becoming even more intrinsically linked to our lives than ever before, especially with the commencement of the Internet of Things, where inanimate devices will be linked to the Internet.
  • The Social Life of Money – Book Review

    Paula Newton
    17 Nov 2014 | 11:00 pm
    Cover of book “Social Life of Money” by Nigel Dodd In 2014, Nigel Dodd published a ground breaking book, The Social Life of Money, questioning what money is, how it works, what we think it is and how currencies are created. Indeed, Dodd explains that one of the problems currently is that our understanding of what money is has not kept up with the reality of new types of money that come from different sources, or so says Princeton University Press, reviewing Dodd’s informative book. Nigel Dodd is a Professor of Sociology at London School of Economics. The Social Life of Money is…
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    Blacklight Solutions

  • October: Client Friendly in a Big Data World

    Christa Rose
    28 Oct 2014 | 7:49 am
    How do you stay client friendly and relevant in an ocean of Big Data analytics? Blacklight Solutions is sharing our expertise on the client-friendly layer this month. We’re also hoping to answer your questions in person at AWS re:Invent and an Austin Yellowfin road show event in November. If you can’t make it in person, please enjoy our newsletter articles and contact us to talk about your client layer needs. Featured Articles: * The Client-Friendly Layer in a Big Data World: How to integrate meaningful, useful and intuitive analytics into your data product. * Consumer Interface…
  • Austin Yellowfin Road Show

    Christa Rose
    23 Oct 2014 | 3:04 pm
    Blacklight Solutions is co-sponsoring the first-ever Yellowfin event in Austin, Texas! We’d love for you to  join us with Yellowfin CEO, Glen Rabie, for a fun, free and interactive Business Intelligence seminar: 4:30 p.m. Thursday, November 6, at Parkside. For details and to register to attend, go here. Enjoy an insightful seminar and networking event to: Meet your Yellowfin team in a relaxed, casual and educational environment See how Yellowfin’s latest product innovations are increasing the value of your BI investment Connect with regional Yellowfin partners and community So join…
  • AWS re:Invent Here We Come

    Christa Rose
    23 Oct 2014 | 2:35 pm
    Blacklight Solutions will be joining AWS re:invent in Las Vegas November 11–14, 2014. AWS re:Invent promises to be “largest gathering of the global Amazon Web Services community.”  We’re sponsoring a booth at the trade show to talk about how you can add analytics to your software product. Please stop by if you are at the event.  We’d love to answer your embedding, virtualization and analytics questions, or just catch up on your projects. Give us a call or send us a note if you will be there! The post AWS re:Invent Here We Come appeared first on Blacklight…
  • Consumer Interface Key to IoT Success

    Christa Rose
    21 Oct 2014 | 11:03 am
    Technology sages have projected for years that just over the horizon is a world where all of the devices and appliances that facilitate our modern existence will seamlessly coordinate together to optimize our living experience.  This new era, helpfully labeled the “Internet of Things,” is dawning in ways that were first imperceptible but are now gathering momentum.  We as a society have adopted Internet of Things applications without a second thought. The advance in consumer education and expectation around analytics means that Internet of Things ventures that do not…
  • The Client-Friendly Layer in a Big Data World

    Christa Rose
    21 Oct 2014 | 11:01 am
    Companies of every size and type are investing in Big Data analytics and realizing the benefits that data innovation can create for revenue generation and efficiency.  Data product startups are booming at the same time, to capitalize upon the need for information products and services.  Data sourcing, processing and analytics are a dynamic new industry that will change the way traditional businesses operate for good. Consumers have rapidly adapted to the data economy and have been conditioned to expect that products they use deliver data insights to enhance their experiences.
 
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    Ambler

  • Blurred Lines

    admin
    6 Nov 2014 | 7:42 am
    Although Alan Thicke is handsome and talented and perhaps a bit troubled (thus interesting fodder for blogs), he is not the only person confused by “blurred lines.”  Folks who are trying to navigate publicly traded businesses have more reason to be confused than ever. Look at what is happening with the DARDEN Corporation. They own/operate [...]
  • A Belief in Diversity or a Set Up to Fail?

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

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

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

    Aldonna Ambler
    9 Sep 2014 | 8:03 am
    A recent pre acquisition due diligence process raised a fascinating question for the leaders of both entities. Like most due diligence processes, the leaders of each business began with valuation formulas and a series of questions. If the industry multiplier for acquisitions is currently averaging between 5 and 6, would 5.5 X net profit be [...]
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    SIMUL8 Blog

  • Friday Tip – How to display a label value during your simulation

    laura
    21 Nov 2014 | 6:28 am
    One of our support customers recently asked if there was any way to see your label values during your simulation run. This is possible in a number of ways, so today’s tip outlines 3 quick ways that you can show your label values during your simulation. One of the fastest ways to do this, is to view the label values when they are in queues.  To do this first, change the queue icon to be graphically viewed as a queue  of item: Then, in the same tab, check the box that says ‘Labels’: Now when the simulation runs you will be able to see all label values in a queue Another way…
  • Friday Tip – Using Path Densities to Identify and Analyze Frequently Used Routes

    Glenn
    14 Nov 2014 | 8:55 am
    This week’s Friday Tip looks at using Path Densities in SIMUL8 to identify and analyze commonly used routes. Path Densities in SIMUL8 Professional allow the routing arrows of a simulation to change based upon the number of Work Items that travel along each route. Path Densities can be turned on in the from the ‘View’ tab. There are three options available to the user (see screen shot below) 1. Normal This will display the routing arrows as you would normally expect and they will remain unchanged during the simulation run. 2. Flow Volume – All The thickness of the routing arrows will…
  • Friday Tip: Showing Routing Arrows in your Simulation

    sander
    7 Nov 2014 | 4:22 am
    At the start of your model development stage in your project you’ll be dropping, configuring and linking simulation objects in order to represent the system accurately. During this development stage you will see the links –represented by arrows- between all simulation objects. Pressing the run button may change the look of your simulation model. Depending on the setting in SIMUL8, it may hide the routing arrows between simulation objects, making the simulation model more appealing to the eye. However, sometimes it may be more desirable to show the routing arrows in the development and…
  • Keep your 3-Legged Stool Upright! Leading Successful Manufacturing Projects

    laura
    6 Nov 2014 | 5:38 am
    Today, managers are faced with many conflicting objectives when attempting to deliver a new product to market. There is significant pressure to launch the product within budget, at a high quality and on time. The “3-Legged Project Management Stool” is an excellent way to describe the balancing act that is required.. The project itself is the seat of the “Three-Legged Stool” and Cost, Quality, and Schedule are the legs. To have an efficient and effective project, you need to have all legs of the stool be equal so there’s no wobbling! If one of these important facets falls short of…
  • Come and meet us at an upcoming event!

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

  • Healthy Snack Cart Has Employees Going Bananas

    admin
    17 Nov 2014 | 2:34 pm
    Our MediFit team in Plano, Tx, worked with site leadership to organize themed “walkabouts” through the onsite call center during peak season, when work hours and stress levels tend to increase. Play in the workday… encourages teamwork triggers innovation promotes creative problem-solving increases energy refreshes mind and body The team created a “Healthy Snack Cart” [...]The post Healthy Snack Cart Has Employees Going Bananas appeared first on MediFit.
  • “Smart Start” Increases Corporate Fitness Center Membership

    admin
    6 Nov 2014 | 2:16 pm
    We wanted to learn how we could increase new member visits to the fitness center by seeing how a personalized, yet voluntary onboarding experience impacts usage within the first 30-days of membership. “Smart Start” onboarding begins with an initial consultation designed to: learn what the new member hopes to achieve and why assess current skills [...]The post “Smart Start” Increases Corporate Fitness Center Membership appeared first on MediFit.
  • Healthy Holidays: An Infographic

    admin
    5 Nov 2014 | 2:07 pm
    The holidays are an exciting time of year for many reasons, there’s gifts, time with family and time off from work (to name just a few). But, the number one reason people get excited for the holidays is because of the food. There are so many large meals with family that include cakes, cookies and [...]The post Healthy Holidays: An Infographic appeared first on MediFit.
  • Innovating Workplace Wellness: Ergonomic Assessments Improve Posture and Increase Productivity

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

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

  • Bi-Annual All Hands Meeting: A Time for Employees To Catch Up [VIDEO]

    Jeana Quigley
    21 Nov 2014 | 10:30 am
    Twice a year, we gather all our remote workers, and those from two different office spaces and come together. It’s our bi-annual All Hands Meeting where we stop our work for one day, regroup and refocus on the bigger goals and have a great time! It’s a time we review our mission and our brand […] The post Bi-Annual All Hands Meeting: A Time for Employees To Catch Up [VIDEO] appeared first on BambooHR Blog.
  • Retention Strategy: Do You Re-Evaluate What Your People Are Worth?

    Jeana Quigley
    20 Nov 2014 | 7:57 am
    Retention will always be important to HR. Always. I’ve thought about this a lot since we released our study about why people really leave jobs and have thought long and hard about how we can fight against losing our best talent. One huge finding from the study was that money did not top the list […] The post Retention Strategy: Do You Re-Evaluate What Your People Are Worth? appeared first on BambooHR Blog.
  • BambooHR Earns Top Workplace Award

    Jeana Quigley
    19 Nov 2014 | 9:37 am
    At BambooHR, we believe we’re different. We think coming in to the office every morning (or beginning the work day at home for our remote people) is something to look forward to—not dread. We also have a panda for a mascot, and our CEO hands out frozen treats regularly. But BambooHR is so much more […] The post BambooHR Earns Top Workplace Award appeared first on BambooHR Blog.
  • HR Time Challenges: Where Are You Spending Your Time? [INFOGRAPHIC]

    Jeana Quigley
    18 Nov 2014 | 9:08 am
    In HR, we have a ton of responsibilities. That’s no secret. That’s why we sat down a while back and decided to do an in-depth study on what’s keeping everyone in HR busy throughout our days—and what you love doing and what you don’t! HR has always had time challenges. There’s so much to do,. […] The post HR Time Challenges: Where Are You Spending Your Time? [INFOGRAPHIC] appeared first on BambooHR Blog.
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    A Smarter Planet Blog

  • How Crowdsourcing is Helping Connect the Internet of Things

    Guest
    21 Nov 2014 | 8:10 am
    Drew Johnson, Vice President, Engineering, Aeris Communications By Drew Johnson As the Internet of Things (IoT) and Machine-to-Machine (M2M) communications connect millions of diverse machines over networks, the goal is to make the combination of those machines greater than the sum of each type and to provide people with greater information and insight as the ecosystem expands. To achieve this level of interconnectivity, businesses that depend on those machines need them to work reliably, securely, and cost-effectively – without human intervention. That’s where an unexpected technology…
  • The Emergence of Brain-Inspired Computing

    Steve Hamm
    21 Nov 2014 | 3:00 am
    Jeffrey Welser, Dir., IBM Research – Almaden By Jeffrey Welser One of the watershed moments in the history of computing took place on Dec. 9, 1968. Douglas Engelbart and his team at Stanford Research Institute presented a technology demonstration that included the first public showings of the computer mouse, hypertext, dynamic file linking and shared-screen collaboration over a network. Those advances turned out to be essential building blocks for personal computing and Internet, and the event came to be called “The Mother of All Demos.” While only history will say for sure, I think…
  • Sensors, Big Data Analytics Propel Environmental Monitoring

    Guest
    20 Nov 2014 | 5:40 am
    Jonathan Schaeffer, Dean, Faculty of Science, University of Alberta By Jonathan Schaeffer At the just-concluded G20 summit in Brisbane, Australia, the leaders of the 20 major economies in the world agreed to “take strong and effective action” on climate change. Still, at this critical juncture in the history of our planet, it is essential that the scientific world continue to document the dramatic climate changes occurring all across the globe. One technological area gaining wider use is remote sensing. Today sensors are powerful and inexpensive, network access to remote data is…
  • Why Smart Cities Turn to Analytics for Managing Water, Electricity

    Guest
    19 Nov 2014 | 6:00 am
    Michael Dixon, General Manager, Global Smarter Cities, IBM By Michael Dixon While there is always interest in the exciting innovations in cities – such as intelligent transportation systems – the backbone of any city operation is comprised of efficient water pipes and reliable electrical wires. The availability, delivery and consumption of natural resources like energy and water is far more important to cities than a new fleet of busses. Optimizing resources is particularly relevant for cities because of their impact on both livability as well as resilience. One clear path to such…
  • Successful Cities Break Down Silos, Embrace Big Data

    Guest
    19 Nov 2014 | 5:55 am
    Laurent Auguste, Executive Vice President Innovation and Markets, Veolia By Laurent Auguste With more than half of the world’s population living in urban areas, cities have proven to have the winning model. But the massive influx into cities leads to higher population densities, greater complexities and increased pressures on local resources, such as water. In the future, successful cities will be those that have created local and global access to Big Data as sources of new game-changing dynamics. New city models will turn the passive pipes of city infrastructure into active ones,…
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    Asia Business News

  • New Zealand and South Korea Conclude FTA Negotiations

    Asia Briefing
    21 Nov 2014 | 1:00 am
    SHANGHAI – On November 15th, New Zealand and South Korea concluded negotiations on a bilateral free-trade agreement (FTA). The announcement was made on the sidelines of the G20 Leaders’ Summit in Brisbane, Australia. Talks over the agreement first began in 2009 but were impeded by concerns over the impact New Zealand agricultural exports might have on the Korean market. These issues were resolved in February 2014 with the decision to slowly phase out New Zealand’s tariffs, providing an incubation period for domestic producers. New Zealand’s Prime Minister John Key has affirmed…
  • WHO Report Shows Asia-Pacific is Prepared for Ebola

    Asia Briefing
    19 Nov 2014 | 1:23 am
    By Kangkyu Lee While Ebola has been declared an acute health emergency by the World Health Organization (WHO), foreign investors can feel confident that the virus will likely not spread in the Asia-Pacific. According to a WHO study, the region is one of the most well-fortified and prepared in the world to respond to Ebola. Ironically, this is because countries in the Asia-Pacific have previously been the breeding ground for world pathogens, including Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) and bird flu. In fact, the countries of the Asia-Pacific have been committed to using cooperative…
  • The Visa Procedures for Myanmar, the Philippines and Indonesia

    Asia Briefing
    18 Nov 2014 | 1:05 am
    SHANGHAI – Myanmar, the Philippines and Indonesia are three attractive emerging destinations for foreign investment and business in Asia. With a combination of abundant natural resources and cheap manufacturing and labor, industries in these countries are projected to become some of the fastest growing in the world. Continuing Asia Briefing’s series of visa guides, this article will focus on what you can expect when seeking to obtain a visa from these three Southeast Asian countries. Myanmar Myanmar’s transition to a civilian government has allowed for a significant economic…
  • Asian Businesses Outpacing the West in Race for Myanmar

    Asia Briefing
    12 Nov 2014 | 2:28 am
    By Benedict Lynn According to the Burmese government’s Directorate of Investment and Company Administration (Dica), Asian businesses have been pouring into Myanmar at a significantly higher rate than their western counterparts, and now account for nearly 50 percent of firms setting up in the newly-opened republic. Following a 49 year-long military junta, Myanmar saw a semi-civilian, reformist government take office in 2011. Since then, the country has been attempting to have a number of Western sanctions removed in order to attract foreign investment.The emphasis has been on improving…
  • APEC Agrees To Repatriate Wanted Chinese Nationals

    Asia Briefing
    10 Nov 2014 | 6:45 pm
    BEIJING – In a major boost for its domestic anti-graft campaign, China has received the backing of all 21 APEC members to return to China thousands of corrupt officials who have fled abroad. The anti-graft law will cover officials guilty of bribery, money laundering and illegal trade. The ruling Communist Party of China (CPC) disciplinary watchdog announced that the network will consist of law enforcement personnel from each APEC member. According to a report from Chinese state-run Xinhua news agency, it will include liaison personnel, a chairman and a secretariat. RELATED: What…
 
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  • Social BI for Intelligent Enterprise 2.0

    Forte Consultancy
    11 Nov 2014 | 11:40 pm
    “Everything that can be social, will be” – Jeff Dachis In spite of the fact that Enterprise 2.0, the use of emergent social platforms within or between companies and their customers, has been in existence for years, even its most successful implementations are lacking in the ability to integrate successfully into daily business activities. Business Intelligence (BI) is one of the major areas that have the potential to bring Enterprise 2.0 to life and have it affect company bottom lines… You can download PDF version of this whitepaper here. Enterprise 2.0 and the…
  • Credit Card Customer Segmentation

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    admin
    20 Nov 2014 | 12:47 pm
    The south and the West consume highest amount of Fruits. Here is more individual breakdown by Quarterly expenditure on Fruits (figures in 100 million)
  • Visualization on How the undergraduate tuition has increased over the years

    admin
    17 Nov 2014 | 10:54 am
    Average undergraduate tuition and fees and room and board rates Source: http://nces.ed.gov/ These figures are inflation adjusted and look how just the tuition fees have increased compared to the Dorm and Board rates Now comparing the rate increase for 2-year program So for the 2 year program, the board rates have remained at the same level compared to the dorm rates. Now check out the interesting graph for 4 year program below   Comparing the slope of 2 year Board rates to the 4 year Board rates, the 4 year has significant increase If price of meals is same for both programs then both 4…
  • 50 years of killing Deer – Data visualization and analysis

    admin
    3 Nov 2014 | 8:04 am
    Virginia maintains the summary of Deer kills way back from 1947 The stack bar gives a total view of the killings and how it has grown over the years   By comparing the killings on a line chart we see that the female Deer killings has an uptick from 2008 onwards
  • USA War Casualties

    admin
    31 Oct 2014 | 9:35 am
    iCasualties.org maintains documented list of all fatalities for Iraq and Afghanistan wars. Analysing the dataset for Afghanistan, we summarize the results by the year NOTE: This contains only Afghanistan metrics. We will later update the visuals to reflect Iraq war.   USA war fatalities by year We are approaching the levels of 2002 and hope for the best that we don’t have to suffer another wars. Here is another view by year and month   InfoCaptor : Analytics & dashboards   The dataset contains the age of each person died in the war so summarizing by Age War Deaths by…
  • github DMCA takedown notices in the rise!

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