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  • 92 Percent of Americans Choose Financial Security Over Upward Mobility

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    junior
    27 Feb 2015 | 5:16 am
    We spotted this stat today: “As income increases have slowed, American workers also have changed their aspirations: When asked whether financial security or upward mobility were more important, a record number, 92%, chose financial security, a rise of seven percentage points.” Source It’s a survey – but the numbers tell us a story that is hard to ignore. For Interesting Statistics Everyday, Find Statspotting on Facebook and Follow Statspotting on Twitter The post 92 Percent of Americans Choose Financial Security Over Upward Mobility appeared first on Statspotting!.
  • Bryte and Yellowfin Partner to Deliver PaaS Business Intelligence and Big Data Analytics Solution for Amazon Web ...

    "BUSINESS INTELLIGENCE" - Yahoo News Search Results
    27 Feb 2015 | 2:21 am
    Australia-based data transfer and integration experts, Bryte, have partnered with global Business Intelligence (BI) and analytics software vendor, Yellowfin, to deliver a scalable cloud-based Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) Big Data Analytics solution on Amazon Web Services (AWS). (PRWeb February 27, 2015) Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/Big-Data-Analytics/Business ...
  • How Much Have Sea Levels Climbed? It’s Hard to Say

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    Brian Hershberg
    27 Feb 2015 | 11:43 am
    This week in The Numbers, our fearless numerical explorer Jo Craven McGinty dives into sea level measurements. Her finding? Sea levels are hard to pin down. Data collection has been inconsistent. And the physics of the moving world isn't helping things.
  • See You At SAPInsider BI2015 HANA2015 in Las Vegas?

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    Timo Elliott
    1 Mar 2015 | 1:58 am
    I’m looking forward to SAPInsider in Las Vegas, March 9-12. As usual, it’s a combination of various overlapping events, including BI2015 and  HANA2015. It will be one of my first opportunities to hear from SAP’s new CTO Quentin Clark as he delivers the conference keynote on The new opportunity for business transformation. He will be showcasing “SAP’s unique platform by highlighting the journey of its customers – startups and large enterprises – as they rethink and transform entire industries.” And as usual, I’m going to have a terrible…
  • Uber and AirBNB hint at BI’s future

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    Ted Cuzzillo
    2 Feb 2015 | 3:35 am
    You may have seen yesterday’s New York Times story about ratings on Uber, AirBNB, and similar outfits. Customers rate providers, but providers also rate customers. And guess what: As coarse as a five-point scale may seem, actual ratings tend to be worse. Forget the shades of gray, you’re probably either terrific or terrible. Read more on Uber and AirBNB hint at BI’s future… The post "Uber and AirBNB hint at BI’s future" is by Ted Cuzzillo and appeared first on Datadoodle. It's best to read it there! Related posts: My latest at BI This Week: “What Shifting…
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    Statspotting!

  • 92 Percent of Americans Choose Financial Security Over Upward Mobility

    junior
    27 Feb 2015 | 5:16 am
    We spotted this stat today: “As income increases have slowed, American workers also have changed their aspirations: When asked whether financial security or upward mobility were more important, a record number, 92%, chose financial security, a rise of seven percentage points.” Source It’s a survey – but the numbers tell us a story that is hard to ignore. For Interesting Statistics Everyday, Find Statspotting on Facebook and Follow Statspotting on Twitter The post 92 Percent of Americans Choose Financial Security Over Upward Mobility appeared first on Statspotting!.
  • 1 Billion Monthly Views, 4 Billion USD Revenue, No Profit. Who?

    junior
    25 Feb 2015 | 7:47 pm
    For an entity that is as much part of our daily lives as Google is, no profit is a bad situation to be in. We spotted this stat today: “Google Inc. nurtured YouTube into a cultural phenomenon, attracting more than one billion users each month. Still, YouTube hasn’t become a profitable business. The online-video unit posted revenue of about $4 billion in 2014, up from $3 billion a year earlier, according to two people familiar with its financials, as advertiser-friendly moves enticed some big brands to spend more. But while YouTube accounted for about 6% of Google’s overall sales…
  • How Many Workers In the US Earn Less Than $10 An Hour?

    junior
    23 Feb 2015 | 4:58 pm
    We spotted this stat today – “Walmart (WMT), America’s biggest employer, announced Thursday that it would raise wages for its employees to $9 an hour in April and $10 by February 2016. It will impact about half a million workers. But experts say the Walmart raise won’t be much of a game changer for America’s working class. Fifteen million Americans are still stuck in the low wage range between $7.25 and $10 according to the Economic Policy Institute.” Source Fifteen Million? Thats a huge, huge number. For Interesting Statistics Everyday, Find Statspotting…
  • How Much Will You Earn Over A Lifetime?

    junior
    18 Feb 2015 | 7:17 pm
    We spotted this interesting stat today – ” the typical white person earns $2 million over a lifetime, compared to $1.5 million for the typical African American and $1 million by the typical Hispanic worker, the Urban Institute reports.” Source For Interesting Statistics Everyday, Find Statspotting on Facebook and Follow Statspotting on Twitter The post How Much Will You Earn Over A Lifetime? appeared first on Statspotting!.
  • Why Isn’t Someone Building This Service?

    junior
    11 Feb 2015 | 7:28 pm
    Sometimes, you will see that users of some popular product/service are “inventing” new uses for existing features, to help them achieve something that they need. When that happens, it is a clear indication that a product/service that does just that “newly invented” piece potentially has a solid number of users right off the gate. Let us take some examples: real time status updates – users were trying to use offline messages in messenger services – “stepping out for lunch” – an indication that a real time status update service was needed (the company that solved that would be…
 
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  • How Much Have Sea Levels Climbed? It’s Hard to Say

    Brian Hershberg
    27 Feb 2015 | 11:43 am
    This week in The Numbers, our fearless numerical explorer Jo Craven McGinty dives into sea level measurements. Her finding? Sea levels are hard to pin down. Data collection has been inconsistent. And the physics of the moving world isn't helping things.
  • Number of the Day: 2/29

    Brian Hershberg
    27 Feb 2015 | 7:51 am
    Happy birthday, leap day babies! The Numbers, fascinated by all things leap, would never forget. While those fortunate enough to have been born on Feb. 29 won't have an actual "birthday" this year, that doesn't mean they have no reason to celebrate. They were still born. But when to celebrate?
  • Train of Thought: Lost Glove

    Brian Hershberg
    25 Feb 2015 | 9:38 am
    Walking to the train station this morning in subfreezing weather, The Numbers (emphasis on the numb) learned we'd lost another glove. That's the second incomplete pair we've had this winter. No glove to protect the digits. That got us thinking about all the lonely gloves we've spotted on the ground this winter. How many?
  • Reader Mailbag: Behind the Numbers on Price Differences

    Jo Craven McGinty and Rani Molla
    24 Feb 2015 | 1:22 pm
    On Saturday, The Numbers examined how regional price differences affect purchasing power, and several readers noted that the most dramatic differences are related to housing. That’s true. The U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis publishes differences in the costs of rents, goods and other expenses across states and metropolitan areas. Regional disparities exist in each category, but rents do account for the greatest differences.
  • Revisiting the Oscar Odds

    Brian Hershberg
    23 Feb 2015 | 9:31 am
    Late last week, The Numbers took a look at the odds being put on best picture and found that a "B" movie was likely to win. We were right in that regard. Congratulations, "Birdman". However, forced to pick one of the "B" movies to win an Oscar pool, and we went with "Boyhood". We were wrong there.
 
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  • See You At SAPInsider BI2015 HANA2015 in Las Vegas?

    Timo Elliott
    1 Mar 2015 | 1:58 am
    I’m looking forward to SAPInsider in Las Vegas, March 9-12. As usual, it’s a combination of various overlapping events, including BI2015 and  HANA2015. It will be one of my first opportunities to hear from SAP’s new CTO Quentin Clark as he delivers the conference keynote on The new opportunity for business transformation. He will be showcasing “SAP’s unique platform by highlighting the journey of its customers – startups and large enterprises – as they rethink and transform entire industries.” And as usual, I’m going to have a terrible…
  • A Common Analytic Fail

    Timo Elliott
    10 Feb 2015 | 8:34 am
    Ghost.org is a freemium blogging platform. On the company blog, Ghost founder and lead designer John O’Nolan wrote a post talking about how the company was using analytics to improve the user experience and get more paid users: How we Figured Out What Makes People Love Ghost 1,000% More Except they didn’t yet, really. The data showed that there was a strong correlation between users who created custom themes and those that subscribed to a pro version (see the graphic above). So the team put together tools that helped new users choose and implement custom themes. Users who…
  • Are You Still Torturing Your Data?

    Timo Elliott
    30 Jan 2015 | 8:00 am
    Are you still torturing your data to get what you want? There’s now a better way. The next generation of business analytics tools include more “magic“, — in other words, they automatically analyze the data for you and make default proposals for what you might find interesting. For example, SAP Infinite Insight takes the manual, repetitive analysis activities that are prone to human error and automates them, picking the right algorithm for your business problem with a model built for accuracy and optimal results. This makes analysis easier, faster, and cheaper, so…
  • Are Your Business Applications Unnecessarily Complex?

    Timo Elliott
    20 Jan 2015 | 7:01 am
    I first talked about the origins of new Hybrid Transactional/Analytical (HTAP) Architectures almost two years ago, and explained the benefits that this convergence of analytic and operational processing can bring: Faster, better analytics. Business people can access data the instant it has been updated, without complicated and expensive replication and aggregation. Analytics can be embedded into operational processes without having to worry about data inconsistency because of time lags. Faster, better applications. Having a single system makes it easier to analyze, adjust, and optimize…
  • Why Marketing Has a Branding Problem

    Timo Elliott
    9 Jan 2015 | 9:00 am
    Isn’t it the ultimate irony? The word Marketing is often used to indicate a lack of meaningful content, as in “no, I want real content, not just a marketing piece.” That’s not marketing, that’s BAD marketing—but it’s clear that there’s a lot of it around. As part of my job as an innovation evangelist, I personally have to wade through huge amounts of professionally-produced yet stultifyingly boring content. Why is there so much of this marketing mush in the world? Here are just some of the reasons: Marketers don’t realize they’re…
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  • Uber and AirBNB hint at BI’s future

    Ted Cuzzillo
    2 Feb 2015 | 3:35 am
    You may have seen yesterday’s New York Times story about ratings on Uber, AirBNB, and similar outfits. Customers rate providers, but providers also rate customers. And guess what: As coarse as a five-point scale may seem, actual ratings tend to be worse. Forget the shades of gray, you’re probably either terrific or terrible. Read more on Uber and AirBNB hint at BI’s future… The post "Uber and AirBNB hint at BI’s future" is by Ted Cuzzillo and appeared first on Datadoodle. It's best to read it there! Related posts: My latest at BI This Week: “What Shifting…
  • Data storytelling will be bigger than data itself

    Ted Cuzzillo
    14 Jan 2015 | 12:24 pm
    I heard an IBM marketing vice president say last summer, “Storytelling will be huge.” I think so, too. But what are data stories? The big question on the table was what it would take for BI to break out of its miserable five percent penetration into business? Two regulars at the Pacific Northwest BI Summit — Harriet Fryman, IBM vice president of portfolio marketing, big data and analytics, joined Claudia Imhoff, founder of the Boulder BI Brain Trust and well known author — to consider the problem at last summer’s event. Read more on Data storytelling will be…
  • “Storytelling: Gimmick or Real?” My latest in Information Management

    Ted Cuzzillo
    19 Sep 2014 | 12:18 pm
    I’m stalking the data-story story. One of the first stops is with a few smart people I know and trust to have given it thought. Scott Davis, whose name long-time Datadoodle readers will recognize, has thought about it deeply. I talked to him in June, and in August finally wrote it up. Read more on “Storytelling: Gimmick or Real?” My latest in Information Management… The post "“Storytelling: Gimmick or Real?” My latest in Information Management" is by Ted Cuzzillo and appeared first on Datadoodle. It's best to read it there! Related posts: My latest in…
  • Got analytics? Who will promote the industry?

    Ted Cuzzillo
    15 Aug 2014 | 10:17 am
    Business people have everything. They’ve got data, and often it’s clean. They’ve got tools, and many are easy to use. They’ve got visualizations, many of which help. They’ve got domain knowledge, at least most do. What some front line observers find they lack is analytical thinking. Read more on Got analytics? Who will promote the industry?… The post "Got analytics? Who will promote the industry?" is by Ted Cuzzillo and appeared first on Datadoodle. It's best to read it there! Related posts: Big Data, big hype, big danger BI industry builds tools for…
  • First sip of Context Relevant hints at a winner

    Ted Cuzzillo
    12 Aug 2014 | 12:25 am
    Most product vendors can talk for half an hour without even one specific case. But Stephen Purpura, CEO of the predictive analytics startup Context Relevant, actually had a story about something useful — the time his system used scant data to correctly point to a barely known winemaker. Read more on First sip of Context Relevant hints at a winner… The post "First sip of Context Relevant hints at a winner" is by Ted Cuzzillo and appeared first on Datadoodle. It's best to read it there! Related posts: “Good enough” data analysis will lead to good data analysis Men in the…
 
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  • Operational BI process puts better business practices within reach

    Rick Sherman
    17 Feb 2015 | 7:53 am
    A new interview with me on TechTarget: As organizations increasingly look to use data analytics to help drive their business operations, accelerate decision making and improve their ability to respond to changing conditions, operational business intelligence tools and techniques have become much more mainstream, according to Rick Sherman, founder of consultancy Athena IT Solutions in Maynard, Mass. and author of the Business Intelligence Guidebook - From Data Integration to Analytics.  Operational BI is also becoming a more necessary component of running a business no matter what size a…
  • Upcoming TDWI Speakers in Boston

    Rick Sherman
    5 Feb 2015 | 10:14 am
    The other TDWI Boston chapter officers and I hope you will be able to carve out some time and attend one or more of our chapter meetings. To help you with your planning we have been able to lock in dates for all four of our upcoming chapter meetings as well as recruit top-level keynote-quality presenters for our meetings. We are therefore happy to present to you our upcoming schedule for the TDWI Boston chapter (networking/lunch at 12noon, as usual). I'll post reminders and registration links before each event, or visit the Boston chapter page to sign up. Thursday, March 12, 1pm – 5pm:…
  • BI & Analytic Trends of 2015 – Best Business Value - Storyboarding becomes best practice for BI design

    Rick Sherman
    29 Jan 2015 | 9:29 am
    This is the second in the series of posts on best business value. 2)  Storyboarding becomes best practice for BI design Typically BI applications are designed and built on a piecemeal basis. Either an IT person gathers the requirements for a specific dashboard or report, designs and builds it, and then hands it off to business people to figure out when and where to use it or the business people create their own dashboards or reports using self-service BI tools.  Regardless of who creates it, the deliverable is a specific BI dashboard or report. The most successful BI programs have…
  • BI & Analytic Trends for Business Value

    Rick Sherman
    28 Jan 2015 | 7:00 am
    As mentioned in my post BI & Analytic Trends of 2015 - The Good, the Bad and the Ugly, while the hyped industry trends get all the attention, there are many lesser-known trends that are have a significant impact on expanding the use and value of data and analytics. Although technology often gets the credit for BI success (especially from vendors) these lesser-known trends are being driven by people, process and politics. In particular, I see momentum coming from business and IT professionals who are changing processes, dealing with politics and leveraging products based on industry best…
  • BI & Analytic Trends of 2015 - The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

    Rick Sherman
    9 Jan 2015 | 7:52 am
    It’s the time of year when analysts, consultants, vendors and industry pundits publish their predictions on the trends that they feel will have significant impact on the industry in the New Year. Although it’s always interesting to read what trends people think will expand the use and value of data analytics, it strikes me that the “yellow brick road” to information nirvana is not as easy or as straightforward as these prediction foretell. You achieve business value by doing the right things with regards to people, processes and politics rather than by using the right products. Tools…
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  • Big Data Analytics in Financial Services Organizations: A Q&A with John Guevara of Actian

    3 Feb 2015 | 1:00 pm
    John Guevara, vice president for financial services at Actian, talks with Ron Powell, about the unique big data analytic requirements facing the financial services industry.
  • The Importance of Healthcare Provider Communications

    30 Dec 2014 | 8:00 pm
    Kristin McInerney, senior healthcare industry consultant for Teradata, is interviewed by Ron Powell, independent analyst and consultant focused on big data, business intelligence and data warehousing. Kristin and Ron examine the changing healthcare industry, specifically healthcare provider communications and the information required for effective communications that positively impact patients and physicians.
  • Life Sciences Outcomes Research

    30 Dec 2014 | 7:00 pm
    Joy King, principal consultant and practice lead for life sciences at Teradata, is interviewed by Ron Powell, independent analyst and consultant focused on big data, data warehousing and business intelligence. Joy explains what Teradata is doing with regard to outcomes research in pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies to help them analyze their data to provide the proof and evidence that their products are superior and producing better outcomes than their competitors at a lower cost.
  • In-Memory Optimization Advanced Capabilities

    12 Dec 2014 | 3:00 pm
    Imad Birouty, director of Teradata product marketing, is interviewed by Ron Powell, independent analyst and consultant focused on big data, data warehousing and business intelligence. Imad and Ron discuss Teradata’s in-memory optimizations in pipelining, vectorization and data temperature. Imad also talks about how Teradata’s QueryGrid delivers the enterprise data fabric.
  • Enterprise Data Fabric Enabled by QueryGrid

    12 Dec 2014 | 2:30 pm
    Alan Greenspan, product marketing manager for Teradata database, is interviewed by Lyndsay Wise, industry analyst and president of WiseAnalytics. Alan explains that a data fabric is the concept of giving users unimpeded access to all of their data and all the analytical engines in their enterprise. QueryGrid is the Teradata software that enables this, and Alan explains how it works in the enterprise.
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  • Scientific Advertising and its Impact on Sales

    Jonathan Becher
    22 Feb 2015 | 1:31 pm
    If you’re not in the discipline of Marketing, you may not know there’s an on-going debate whether art or science is more important to producing good results. While there is clear evidence the pendulum has swung from Mad Men to Math Men, I’ve always believed both are required for true success. The real issue is that the art and science of Marketing must come together and not be isolated disciplines. In fact, this debate isn’t even really new. In 1923 Claude Hopkins wrote a book called Scientific Advertising which includes this passage: […] advertising is traced down to the…
  • Self-Renewal and the Courage to Fail

    Jonathan Becher
    16 Feb 2015 | 9:38 pm
    We are all faced with a series of great opportunities – brilliantly disguised as insoluble problems. February 16 is the anniversary of the death of John William Gardner, the author of that quote. Gardner was Secretary of Health, Education, and Welfare in the late 1960’s, founder of two influential U.S. organizations (Common Cause and Independent Sector), and also the founder of two prestigious fellowship programs (The White House Fellowship and The John Gardner Fellowship at Stanford University). Gardner authored several books on improving leadership in American society. My favorite…
  • The Grammys Are Trending: A Look Back Over the Years

    Jonathan Becher
    5 Feb 2015 | 9:38 pm
    The 57th Annual Grammy Awards, honoring excellence in the music industry, will be held Sunday February 8, 2015 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. The Grammys were originally called the Gramophone Awards which explains the gilded statues presented to the winners. According to legend, music executives created the Grammys in reaction to the rising popularity of rock ‘n’ roll; by awarding only ‘quality’ music they hoped to control the public’s taste. It obviously didn’t work. While the first Grammy ceremony had only 28 categories, this year there will be 83 of them. Luckily…
  • Should you care about ‘I could care less’?

    Jonathan Becher
    26 Jan 2015 | 5:16 am
    I could care less if you read this blog. Of course, I’m being partly sarcastic and partly ironic when I write that. Since words matter, language purists often point out the phrase ‘I could care less’ is illogical and even an “an ignorant debasement of language”. If you don’t care about something at all, then you cannot care less than you already do. The grammatically proper phrase is “I couldn’t care less”. Check out UK comedian David Mitchell’s amusing rant on the topic: Ben Zimmer, language columnist for The Wall Street Journal, writes that ‘could care less’…
  • Banished Words for 2015

    Jonathan Becher
    11 Jan 2015 | 1:49 pm
    For 40 years in a row, the LSSU-Nation folks at Lake Superior State University have been curating a cra-cra list of “Words Banished from the Queen’s English for Misuse, Overuse and General Uselessness”. During last week’s polar vortex, I hacked the entire 800+ word list to understand if the authors should swag for their skill set in choosing words. My takeaway is they are just having fun – and doing a bit of friend-raising. LSSU’s 2015 list of banished words are: BAE Polar Vortex Hack Skill Set Swag Foodie Curate Friend-raising Cra-Cra Enhanced Interrogation Takeaway…
 
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  • You Are My Love

    27 Feb 2015 | 10:40 pm
     You are my sunshine, my only sunshineYou make me happy when skies are greyyou never know, dear, how much I love youPlease don’t take my sunshine awayI've always loved this song and saw it for a love the author had for another, but saw out of his reach. It has such an earthy tone and quality to it. In the last year, as I've begun to learn to play the harmonica, this is one of the songs I gravitated towards. It has such beautiful melody and the harmonica, with its beautiful, simple, earthy tones seemed such a natural fit for it.In the past few days, it's come to mean something entirely…
  • Time to Rethink

    25 Jan 2015 | 11:33 am
    Random Thoughts It’s been 20 months since my last post here. I knew it’d been a while, but not this long.  In any case, I’m back on and have learned to communicate in shorter bursts.  Here’s a question: When do you know your stay at a friends house, with family or at work has become stale? When you’ve become comfortable and complacent, losing the appreciation for the hospitality or the opportunity! A friend once told me the best way to get out of this situation is to deliver a proverbial slap in the face.  This is quite harsh, but the intent is clear and the act is,…
  • Don't Mind the Gap

    2 May 2013 | 10:31 pm
    Random ThoughtsWhere do I find meaning...in the gap!I'd heard this before and even remember reading it in a zen book.  I suppose I grasped it when I first read it, but I couldn't relate.  It finally sank in today. It wasn't until I had my life filled with much that I realized what the gap was about.  Mind you, what I consider a lot is likely very little by others' standards, but it was a lot for me.  My family's been dealing with a lot recently.  My live-in nephew was diagnosed with a debilitating disease and the whole family has been working to help him become…
  • My Broken Jig

    27 Oct 2012 | 10:54 am
    Personal Family Warm sunlight pierced through And the phone alarm vibrated on the stand, Brrrr, Brrrr, Brrrr! As the fog of sleep lift Thoughts of my best friend filled every crevice, How was he?  Would he still be suffering? From the warmth of the covers, To the cool air brushing past my face, All faded away as I scrambled to change. At first, I thought I’d do the usual, Brush, clean, change and leave, But then I heard my boy was still suffering. Thoughts of time away, Weeks I’ve spent on the road, All brought guilt and regret. Even time spent the night before, Playing together in a…
  • The Conquering At Mt. San Gorgonio

    22 Jul 2012 | 10:10 am
    Climbing Mt. Whitney If you’ve been following the Climbing Mt. Whitney blog posts, you know that I’ve planned to hike up to Whitney by the end of this Summer.  To prepare for this hike, aside from the weekly regimen of exercises and hikes, I’d scheduled to climb some local higher elevation mountains.  Keep in mind, I live at sea-level.  So, anything over one hundred feet is “higher elevation!”  The first of these higher elevation mountains was Santiago Peak.  This is the tallest peak in Orange County, CA at 5,687 ft.  Christopher T., my techie buddy who…
 
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  • Predicting Oscars

    Son of Gandhi
    22 Feb 2015 | 9:05 am
    And the Oscars SHOULD go to Best Picture Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) – Alejandro González Iñárritu, John Lesher, and James W. Skotchdopole Best Directing Wes Anderson – The Grand Budapest Hotel Best Actor Michael Keaton – Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) as Riggan Thomson / Birdman Best Actress Rosamund Pike – Gone Girl as…
  • Interviewed on my analytics adventures

    Son of Gandhi
    3 Feb 2015 | 11:50 am
    I just got interviewed rather extensively at http://www.analyticsvidhya.com/blog/2015/02/interview-expert-ajay-ohri-founder-decisionstats-com/ Interview with Industry expert – Ajay Ohri Kunal: You started data science career much before people would have heard about it and it became one of the hottest field around. What were the challenges that you faced during the initial stages of your professional career? Ajay: Cool question…
  • Hacking Climate Change -ultimate data challenge

    Son of Gandhi
    3 Feb 2015 | 2:36 am
    Hacking climate change is more of a data challenge as we try and backtest and forecast our models. Unfortunately the science is hostage to the politics, but sharing data openly, including cutting edge results without worrying on ancient national interests would be the first step in a planet wide effort to save the planet.
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  • Software Company Anahata Offers Services to Perth?s Livestock Contractors Industry

    26 Feb 2015 | 5:12 am
    Perth, Western Australia (PRWEB) September 08, 2014 Anahata Technologies Pty Ltd has become a market leader in the ICT solutions sector since it establishment as a privately owned Australian company in Perth, Western Australia. The company is involved in the creation and execution of ICT applications in addition to after-sales support round the clock. The need for tailor-made ICT applications cannot be understated in the Livestock Contractors Industry. There is an ever increasing demand for on time product and service delivery in the sector because of the nature of perishable foods that…
  • WBI Investments Announces the Launch of 10 Tactical Exchange-Traded Funds on NYSE Arca

    23 Feb 2015 | 5:13 am
    Red Bank, NJ (PRWEB) August 27, 2014 WBI Investments, a leading provider of institutional and private client wealth management solutions led by Don Schreiber, Jr., announces the launch of 10 tactical exchange-traded funds on NYSE Arca. The goal of WBI Shares? ETFs is to provide investors with wealth-building investments that target an optimal blend of bear market capital preservation and bull market returns. WBI?s investment process is active to reduce risk to protect capital and tactical to find the best global investment opportunities. WBI?s launch of exchange-traded funds…
  • New Version of NetTradeX Trading Platform Has Been Released by IFC Markets

    17 Feb 2015 | 5:13 am
    London (PRWEB) August 26, 2014 IFC Markets has released the new version of NetTradeX trading-analytical platform. The terminal has been updated with a few interesting features: Opportunity to set Take Profit and Stop Loss order levels in pips Opportunity to set Take Profit and Stop Loss order levels by default in the terminal settings Checking of the set parameters when setting orders and display of tips to facilitate the selection of the correct values Opportunity to set Buy/Sell buttons layout in the deal window Opportunity to export the chart data in CSV format…
  • Bitcoin Starter Kit: Review Exposes Jarrod Dennis?s Guide to Capitalizing on Bitcoin

    14 Feb 2015 | 5:12 am
    Las Vegas, NV (PRWEB) August 26, 2014 Bitcoin Starter Kit, a guide created by Bitcoin expert Jarrod Dennis that is designed to help beginners quickly learn all the intricacies of bitcoin trading in order to make a profit and reach financial security has caught the attention of Shane Michaels, prompting an investigative review. ?Bitcoin is a big deal right now as our worldwide culture is becoming more interconnected and increasingly more digital,? reports Michaels. ?But Bitcoin is intimidating to a lot of people, especially if they?ve never had much interaction with it in the past.
  • Gold Ore Mining in Australia Industry Market Research Report Now Updated by IBISWorld

    11 Feb 2015 | 5:13 am
    Melbourne, Australia (PRWEB) August 26, 2014 Gold ore mining is a well-established industry in Australia, with origins dating back to the gold rushes of the mid- to late 1800s. Players in the Gold Ore Mining industry in Australia have undergone a strong period of growth over much of the past decade. This growth stems from gold’s status as a counter-cyclical commodity, meaning that it is viewed as a safe haven asset during times of national and global economic uncertainty. ?As a result, the onset of the global financial crisis and the recessionary environment that ensued set up provided…
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  • Staying on Top of the Big Data Analytics Fashion Trend: Smart Analytics

    Spotfire Blogging Team
    27 Feb 2015 | 5:55 am
    Is business decision-making based on data and analytics really going out of fashion? That seems to be a claim made by certain experts, according to Thomas Davenport’s blog post “Analytics and Big Data: The New Kale?” The comparison of Big Data and analytics to leafy green kale originates from the fact that some people contend, making decisions based on data/analytics isn’t as trendy as it once used to be—much like the “kale-in-everything fad” has gone out of fashion. Although Davenport understands the viewpoint around the Big Data and analytics hype, he, however, just cannot…
  • Ready to Hire Your Very Own Data Scientist?

    Spotfire Blogging Team
    26 Feb 2015 | 5:55 am
    Typically, job specifications for data scientists list a graduate or post-graduate degree as a key requirement. Yet two of the most acclaimed data scientists—Nate Silver and former Billy Beane/Moneyball assistant Paul DePodesta—each lack a Ph.D., according to a recent Forbes article on the topic. In most cases, prospective employers look for candidates who have a strong background in statistics, data mining, computer science, and/or algorithmic skills. The Forbes article enunciated that data scientists [require interwoven skills]: “Data science is a combination of two distinct skill…
  • Your Opinion Matters: Participate in the 2015 Wisdom of Crowds Study

    Spotfire Blogging Team
    25 Feb 2015 | 5:55 am
    Dresner Advisory Services has begun data collection for its 2015 Wisdom of Crowds research study. All TIBCO Analytics users (Spotfire and Jaspersoft) are invited to participate in the 6th annual examination of the state of the business intelligence (BI) marketplace, focusing on BI drivers, usage and deployment trends, products, and the vendor landscape. The 2015 survey will build on past research into overall BI deployment trends and related areas, including cloud BI, collaborative BI, advanced and predictive analytics, and the role of the BI competency center. It also features new questions…
  • Data Analytics Paradigm Shift: Could Space-Based Solar Power Be the “Energy of the Future?”

    Spotfire Blogging Team
    24 Feb 2015 | 5:55 am
    In space, it’s never cloudy and in geosynchronous orbits, it’s never night. Space, the final frontier, offers untapped opportunities for governments and energy companies—here on Earth—to harvest solar power 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. To date, nations such as the U.S., China, India, and Japan each have explored the potential for space-based solar harvesting projects. Future projects could involve the use of robots to assemble solar arrays that provide enormous amounts of renewable energy that would be transmitted wirelessly. For instance, researchers at Lawrence Livermore…
  • 2015: The Year of Visual Storytelling

    Brian Gentile
    23 Feb 2015 | 5:55 am
    As marketers look for new and effective ways to reach target audiences and achieve successful business outcomes, one powerful technique that will continue to grow in popularity is the use of visual storytelling to engage customers and prospects. One simple example: the use of photos, videos, and other rich media by marketers is shown to have a powerful uplift on consumer engagement and business results. As Jessica Gioglio, social media manager for Dunkin’ Donuts shares in a post on the topic: Social media posts that include an album or a photo drive up to 180% greater engagement than those…
 
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  • Randy Komisar Partner KPCB: Theres Not Enough Women in Venture Capital Today

    pemo
    13 Feb 2015 | 9:00 am
    Randy Komisar, Partner Kleiner Perkins talks about Women Entrepreneurs. There’s not enough women in venture capital today & that’s part of the problem. Venture capital tends to be clubby in the sense that you tend to have confidence & trust & perhaps better communications with people that you feel are more alike than you feel more »
 
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    business-intelligence

  • Great interactive visualization of major commercial real estate deals in San Francisco.

    Patrick Husting
    26 Feb 2015 | 8:34 am
    by Here’s of all the major commercial real estate deals involving the tech industry and San Francisco’s SOMA district over the past three years, thanks to and broker , who finds space on behalf of tech companies and nonprofits. Source: Like this: Like Loading… Related Categories: , | .
  • Population Change by Decade, 1910-2010

    Patrick Husting
    25 Feb 2015 | 8:54 am
    by Decade-to-decade population change by county has varied greatly in the last century in many parts of the United States. For example, in the 1930s, 1940s, and 1950s, much of eastern Texas saw population decline (signified on the maps by pink shading), but those areas have seen strong population growth since then (signified by green shading). Much of Appalachia, including parts of West Virginia, has seen cycles of population increase and decrease as well. In the lower-right corner, you can play an animated series of these maps to see how the patterns change over time. Source: Enjoy, Patrick…
  • Net Migration Between California and Other States: 1955-1960 and 1995-2000

    Patrick Husting
    24 Feb 2015 | 8:52 am
    by This graphic shows the 10 largest state-to-state migration flows in and out of California for the period 1955-1960 compared to that of 1995-2000. In the late 1950s, the largest flows involving California were all inflows to the state, generally from states in the Midwest or Northeast. This pattern contrasted with the flows in the late 1990s, where nearly all of the largest migration streams involving California represented out-migration to other states. The American Community Survey now provides data annually on state-to-state 1-year migration flows. Next month, statistics will also be…
  • Explore how the people age 18 to 34 have changed over the last four decades through data…

    Patrick Husting
    23 Feb 2015 | 9:47 am
    by Found this geo-app over on the government census site.  You can click into a state and see what the millennial look like to previous generations through a data lenses. Try it: Click the Show Full Report button to see details of the analytics. Enjoy, Patrick Like this: Like Loading… Related Categories: , , , | .
  • Friday Fun with Data! The History of Microsoft Excel Video

    Patrick Husting
    20 Feb 2015 | 11:00 am
    by History of Microsoft Excel–Part 1 History of Microsoft Excel–Part 2 Enjoy, Patrick Like this: Like Loading… Related Categories: , , | .
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  • JReport 13.1 Now with Visual Analysis Integration in Dashboards

    myuancao
    17 Feb 2015 | 4:37 am
    JReport 13.1 is now available for download with new improvements and features allowing for even richer customization, seamless integration and improved usability. New features in JReport 13.1 include the availability for JDashboard users to embed Visual Analysis components for data discovery, support for EnterpriseDB, and enhanced support for multi-tenant SaaS reporting applications. Also supported is distributed table joins to allow data from different databases to be presented in the same dashboard or report component. Read more about the newly enhanced JReport 13.1 below and in the press…
  • Embedded BI for Your OEM/SaaS Application

    Boney Pandya
    4 Feb 2015 | 8:24 am
    Embedding BI is the process of integrating reporting, dashboard and analytics capabilities into your application. By embedding reporting and dashboard tools, business users can work smarter through better insight into their business data. If you are a product manager, data architect, lead developer or CTO and are working on a project where you need to provide reporting and analytics capabilities for your users then embedded BI is a requirement. You could develop these reporting capabilities in-house, but that will present challenges if anything more than basic features are required. Read more…
  • Visualizing IoT with JReport and wot.io at CES 2015

    myuancao
    12 Jan 2015 | 6:21 am
    Mitch Golner (right), VP Product Management at wot.io, viewing a demo at CES 2015. The Internet of Things (IoT) is making our world more connected. The number of developers involved in IoT activities will surpass three million globally by 2019, according to ABI Research. As the IoT market continues its dramatic growth, there is a growing need to understand the data through data visualization, analysis and discovery across different types of connected device platforms. wot.io partners To address this need, JReport has seamlessly integrated with wot.io, a data services exchange, to embed…
  • Top 5 Business Intelligence Trends for 2015

    myuancao
    5 Jan 2015 | 7:18 am
    It’s a new year! Now that all the eggnog has been finished, all the presents opened, and the ball has dropped in Times Square, let’s see what this year will bring for us in the BI space. 1. Conversations around interactive data You walk into a meeting, bright and early. Imagine an engaging conversation around a flexible and insightful dashboard such as this: Instead of the same old spreadsheet where one person drones on for ten minutes and you’re still not entirely sure what they’re getting at. Let’s be honest, most of us would prefer the former. Instead of just telling and…
  • 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…
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    The Solopreneur Life

  • How to Create Lead Magnets That Convert

    larry keltto
    21 Feb 2015 | 10:21 am
    Every online-marketing pro talks about the importance of growing your list. They’re right, of course. But if you’re a solopreneur who provides client-facing services, how do take your website traffic and turn it into new business? Specifically, how do you create lead magnets that yield high-value leads and ideal clients? Impact Branding and Design, an inbound-marketing agency, has faith in the power of lead magnets. Impact has 53(!) in the Learning Center on its website. In this post I share how to create lead magnets that convert your website visitors into leads. (Lead magnets are…
  • This Easy List-Building Tweak Has Boosted My Newsletter Opt-In Rate 345 Percent

    larry keltto
    16 Feb 2015 | 9:50 am
    Six weeks ago I made an easy list-building tweak. Since then I’ve experienced a 345-percent increase in the number of newsletter signups I receive per month at my website. And if you’re like me, you’ll want to kick yourself when you learn how small the tweak is. Six weeks is a very small sample size, but I have every reason to believe the increase is not a fluke. In 2013, the inbound-marketing company HubSpot made the same change I did and more than doubled its number of subscribers in three months. Here’s what I did: I added a check-box field to all of my landing-page…
  • How to Write the Perfect About Page: Prove You’re Not a Gangster

    larry keltto
    8 Feb 2015 | 10:31 pm
    If your business gets leads and clients online, then the one and only objective of your “About” page is to eliminate any suspicion that your website is a front for organized crime. I’m not kidding about this at all. Your About page needs to prove that your website isn’t a front for organized crime. (Photo by David Spinks. Used under a Creative Commons License.) You know that you’re not a foreign-based gangster who steals people’s personal information. But strangers who find your website think you could be. That’s why you need an About page (the link is to my…
  • Why You Should Always Use the Timestamp on Your Blog Posts

    larry keltto
    6 Feb 2015 | 8:50 am
    If you’re looking for a sure-fire way to annoy visitors to your blog, don’t put the timestamp on your blog posts. Here’s an example of what can happen when you don’t use the timestamp. This morning I spent 4 minutes reading an article that was linked on Twitter. The article was regarding a Google announcement that it was laying off 200 sales-and-marketing employees. Interesting news, right? When I finished reading the post, I clicked through to a link for a Bloomberg article about the announcement. The timestamp on the Bloomberg article is March 26, 2009. Thanks for…
  • How to Bounce Back From Devastating Failure: 7 Lessons You Can Learn From Pete Carroll

    larry keltto
    5 Feb 2015 | 6:04 pm
    Pete Carroll is the head football coach of the National Football League’s Seattle Seahawks. Perhaps you heard: his team lost the Super Bowl on Sunday. And perhaps you heard that the loss was the direct result of a last-minute coaching decision that will go down as one of the worst calls in the history of the game. In the locker room after the game, Carroll talked to his team and took the blame for the loss. Nevertheless, ever since Malcolm Butler of the New England Patriots intercepted the pass (above), fans, players, and even other coaches have excoriated Carroll. One Seahawks fan…
 
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    Statspotting!

  • 92 Percent of Americans Choose Financial Security Over Upward Mobility

    junior
    27 Feb 2015 | 5:16 am
    We spotted this stat today: “As income increases have slowed, American workers also have changed their aspirations: When asked whether financial security or upward mobility were more important, a record number, 92%, chose financial security, a rise of seven percentage points.” Source It’s a survey – but the numbers tell us a story that is hard to ignore. For Interesting Statistics Everyday, Find Statspotting on Facebook and Follow Statspotting on Twitter The post 92 Percent of Americans Choose Financial Security Over Upward Mobility appeared first on Statspotting!.
  • 1 Billion Monthly Views, 4 Billion USD Revenue, No Profit. Who?

    junior
    25 Feb 2015 | 7:47 pm
    For an entity that is as much part of our daily lives as Google is, no profit is a bad situation to be in. We spotted this stat today: “Google Inc. nurtured YouTube into a cultural phenomenon, attracting more than one billion users each month. Still, YouTube hasn’t become a profitable business. The online-video unit posted revenue of about $4 billion in 2014, up from $3 billion a year earlier, according to two people familiar with its financials, as advertiser-friendly moves enticed some big brands to spend more. But while YouTube accounted for about 6% of Google’s overall sales…
  • How Many Workers In the US Earn Less Than $10 An Hour?

    junior
    23 Feb 2015 | 4:58 pm
    We spotted this stat today – “Walmart (WMT), America’s biggest employer, announced Thursday that it would raise wages for its employees to $9 an hour in April and $10 by February 2016. It will impact about half a million workers. But experts say the Walmart raise won’t be much of a game changer for America’s working class. Fifteen million Americans are still stuck in the low wage range between $7.25 and $10 according to the Economic Policy Institute.” Source Fifteen Million? Thats a huge, huge number. For Interesting Statistics Everyday, Find Statspotting…
  • How Much Will You Earn Over A Lifetime?

    junior
    18 Feb 2015 | 7:17 pm
    We spotted this interesting stat today – ” the typical white person earns $2 million over a lifetime, compared to $1.5 million for the typical African American and $1 million by the typical Hispanic worker, the Urban Institute reports.” Source For Interesting Statistics Everyday, Find Statspotting on Facebook and Follow Statspotting on Twitter The post How Much Will You Earn Over A Lifetime? appeared first on Statspotting!.
  • Why Isn’t Someone Building This Service?

    junior
    11 Feb 2015 | 7:28 pm
    Sometimes, you will see that users of some popular product/service are “inventing” new uses for existing features, to help them achieve something that they need. When that happens, it is a clear indication that a product/service that does just that “newly invented” piece potentially has a solid number of users right off the gate. Let us take some examples: real time status updates – users were trying to use offline messages in messenger services – “stepping out for lunch” – an indication that a real time status update service was needed (the company that solved that would be…
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    Smedio - Business Ideas Worth Sharing

  • The Ultimate Guide to Creating a Killer Explainer Video

    Douglas Idugboe
    27 Feb 2015 | 10:54 am
    It used to cost multiple thousands of dollars, and was tedious, to create explainer videos. Now that explainer video creation tools like VideoMakerFX have made it easy and affordable to create, this infographic created by Quicksprout serves as an “Ultimate Guide to Creating a Killer Explainer Video”. With this infographic, in combination with explainer video creation tools like VideoMakerFX, you now have what you need to create killer explainer videos that convert. Source: Quicksprout   The post The Ultimate Guide to Creating a Killer Explainer Video appeared first on Smedio…
  • How to Use Social Media for Effective Customer Engagement

    Stan Roach
    3 Feb 2015 | 10:19 am
    How to use social media for effective customer engagement? Everyone’s aware of the might of social media. From creating a phenomenon out of the lesser-known, sharing content far and wide, to making videos go viral, we’ve witnessed the ease with which people gain and spread information through the various social media platforms. While a majority of us use these platforms for fun and entertainment, some of the top global companies have made using them an integral part of their marketing communication activity. And why not? After all, that’s where everyone is, right? What better way to…
  • 5 Companies Doing Blogging Right

    Douglas Idugboe
    26 Jan 2015 | 12:20 am
    Having a company blog and blogging strategically have become nearly as standard as having a logo. Obviously the latter comes first, but the former is something regularly launched alongside a business’ website. From offering prospects and customers a chance to consume informative content, to giving a glimpse of your company’s culture, to improving your SEO strategy, blogs can pack a powerful marketing punch. While straight emulation is never a good idea, it can be beneficial to learn from others who have realized blogging success. Here are some valuable tips from five companies that are on…
  • Metrics That Will Matter to Your Business This Year

    Nick Rojas
    19 Jan 2015 | 11:14 pm
    What metrics should your business focus on this year? With the holiday season fully behind us, we’re looking towards 2015 and embracing the challenges we’ll be facing in the New Year. Prosperity is always high on our wishlist for success in our upcoming fiscal year, and metrics can play a key role in measuring our shortcomings and analyzing our triumphs. With hundreds of different options available for analysis and the many different trends to follow, one can easily become lost in the online jungle of items at our disposal. Social media is still on the rise and businesses both large and…
  • Is Print Media Marketing Dead, or Just Different in 2015

    John Sollars
    29 Dec 2014 | 10:56 am
    In the beginning, there was print media. It was an almost magical way to send out a message and get people to buy things they needed (and sometimes things they didn’t need). Then, along came the Internet. It created 2-second attention spans, and destroyed traditional direct marketing – or did it? Many marketers these days say that snail mail is dead. The reality is that it’s evolved. Print Media Marketing Still Alive According to research from BIA Kelsey, direct mail still has 43 per cent of the total share in local retail advertising. Pitney Bowes also found that 76 per cent of…
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    logianalytics.com

  • Infographic: Choosing a BI Solution that Matures with your Organization

    mdavis
    19 Feb 2015 | 7:50 am
    This week Logi held a webinar, where our experts outlined the differences between an analytics platform and a data discovery tool, and shared tips for adopting a sustainable BI strategy that evolves with company needs. If you missed it, you can listen to the recording here read more
  • Don’t Get Stuck in a BI Box

    mlockwood
    11 Feb 2015 | 5:53 am
    Your analytics needs are going change – it’s just the nature business. Though at first, only a small handful of executives may need to analyze high-level data, down the road different departments and business users may wish to analyze their own data, create their own reports and collaborate with team members. read more
  • Introducing Hourly Pricing for Logi Vision on AWS Marketplace

    Dabramson
    10 Feb 2015 | 5:30 am
    We’re excited to announce that Logi Vision, our visual analytics solution, is now available on-demand in the Amazon Web Service (AWS) Marketplace. read more
  • Art of Dashboard Design: Your Questions Answered

    Mary Mahling
    22 Jan 2015 | 12:40 pm
    Thanks again to all that joined our recent Art of Dashboard Design webinar. We did not have time to get to all of the great questions that were asked, so I wanted to run through them and share my thoughts. read more
  • Top BI Trends for 2015 – Part 2

    mlockwood
    16 Jan 2015 | 7:16 am
    In part one of our Top BI Trends series, we discussed how a variety of socioeconomic, technology and macro-level shifts are signaling a fundamental change in the BI industry. The consolidation of the BI industry, the investment in Big Data, SMAC (social, mobile, analytics and cloud) convergence, and a growing millennial workforce are setting the backdrop for the future of BI. As a reminder, our first three BI trends for 2015 included: read more
 
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    Red Wing Software Blog

  • The Person Behind the Voice – Jayme Poole

    My name
    16 Feb 2015 | 8:18 am
    Jayme Poole has been at Red Wing Software since June, 2014 as a member of the support team. I talked to Jayme to see how she likes being a part of Red Wing Software so far, and to learn a little more about her. What do you like most about working at Red Wing Software? I love the fact that it is my job to help customers get their problem solved. To know that when I am done with a call, I have just helped someone find an answer to their problem. What do you like to do outside of work? In my spare time, my favorite thing to do is spend time with my family and friends! I have two kids, a son…
  • CenterPoint Payroll and the Affordable Care Act

    My name
    10 Feb 2015 | 1:27 pm
    Red Wing Software will implement the requirements for reporting applicable to employer-sponsored coverage for the Affordable Care Act (ACA) in the first half of 2015. CenterPoint Payroll will allow you to track all the information you need to complete the 1095-C and 1094-C forms for your organization, as well as the reporting requirements for the employee W-2 form.
  • Red Wing Software - Notes from the President

    My name
    4 Feb 2015 | 12:00 pm
    It’s no secret that I’m not a big fan of cold weather, so I’m sure it will surprise many people to know that I love January. No, not because I like to spend as little time as possible outside, and not because I like to drive around in a car that always needs to be washed. It’s because I get to witness the best software team on the planet shine. I don’t like to brag about our team (that’s a lie, I do it all the time), but if you ever get a chance to visit our office, you too can see a group of people that truly enjoy working hard at answering customers’ questions. When I wander…
  • Can the Addition of Inventory Management Software Save You Money?

    My name
    14 Jan 2015 | 1:23 pm
    Several years ago we wrote the blog post: Ten Signs Your Company is Ready for an Inventory Management System. Are you still trying to get by without an inventory management system? Well, here’s further proof that inventory management software can help your business. In a recent report released by Forrest Burnson at Software Advice, a digital consultancy, there is evidence that theft can be prevented with the use of an inventory management system. Having done a comprehensive study*, here are the key findings they came up with: Twenty-eight percent of employees whose stores use inventory…
  • Red Wing Software Customers: View the Most Current Tax Tables

    My name
    9 Jan 2015 | 7:00 am
    Customer Care members who are logged into the web site can click here to view and download the most current tax table updates. If you are not a Customer Care member and would like to receive tax updates, call 1-800-732-9464 for more information.
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    insideBIGDATA

  • Feedzai Releases API Updates For Its Fraud Detection Service

    Daniel Gutierrez
    28 Feb 2015 | 10:00 am
    Feedzai, a data science company that uses real-time, machine-based learning to analyze big data to make commerce safe, announced upgrades to its fraud detection service API for developers.
  • Free eBook! Software Defined Storage for Dummies

    Daniel Gutierrez
    27 Feb 2015 | 3:53 pm
    Download your FREE copy of “Software Defined Storage for Dummies” today, compliments of IBM Platform Computing! This new learning resource can help enterprise thought leaders better understand the new area of software define storage in support of big data initiatives. Software defined storage is a relatively new concept in the computing and storage industry and […]
  • Blue Coat Systems and Prelert Partner to Provide Anomaly Detection in Security Solutions

    Daniel Gutierrez
    27 Feb 2015 | 2:44 pm
    Prelert, a leading provider of machine learning anomaly detection, and Blue Coat Systems, Inc., a market leader in enterprise security, announced a partnership to integrate Prelert’s machine learning analytics into Blue Coat’s portfolio of security solutions.
  • Logentries and Elasticsearch Integration Offers Interoperability Between Popular Logging Services

    Daniel Gutierrez
    27 Feb 2015 | 6:00 am
    Logentries, a leading log management and analytics service built for the cloud, announced a new integration with Elasticsearch’s Logstash, the popular open source solution for managing logs and event data.
  • The Elephant in the Cloud

    Daniel Gutierrez
    27 Feb 2015 | 6:00 am
    In this special guest feature, Ashish Thusoo of Qubole makes a strong case for the virtues of Big-Data-in-the-cloud technology as a viable enterprise option for implementing enterprise-class data solutions.
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    Revolutions

  • Because it's Friday: About that blue dress

    David Smith
    27 Feb 2015 | 12:03 pm
    The internet is agog over this picture of a dress, which appears white and gold to some, and blue and black to others: This is a great reminder that the light that enters our eyes is not the absolute determinant of what we see. Our brain gets involved too: it formulates models based on our knowledge and experience of the world around us, and chooses the one that best fits what our senses are telling us. (Our brains are Bayesian.) But sometimes, two models are equally good interpretations: take for example the classic Necker Cube illusion. You may see this as a cube with its front face…
  • John Chambers Statistical Software Award 2015

    David Smith
    27 Feb 2015 | 6:00 am
    In 1998 John M. Chambers (now a member of R-core) won the ACM Software System Award for the S Language, which (in the words of the committee) "forever altered how people analyze, visualize, and manipulate data". John graciously donated the prizemoney to support budding researchers in statistical computing: his Statistical Software Award has been granted annually since 2000. For the 2015 award, an individual or a team can apply: Teams of up to 3 people can participate in the competition, with the cash award being split among team members. The travel allowance will be given to just…
  • Collaborative Computing with distcomp

    Joseph Rickert
    26 Feb 2015 | 8:30 am
    by Joseph Rickert Distcomp, a new R package available on GitHub from a group of Stanford researchers has the potential to significantly advance the practice of collaborative computing with large data sets distributed over separate sites that may be unwilling to explicitly share data. The fundamental idea is to be able to rapidly set up a web service based on Shiny and opencpu technology that manages and performs a series of master / slave computations which require sharing only intermediate results. The particular target application for distcomp is any group of medical researchers who would…
  • Talking about R, Data Science and Microsoft on theCUBE

    David Smith
    25 Feb 2015 | 1:20 pm
    It was a pleasure to appear live on theCUBE last week while attending the Strata conference. In my interview with Jeff Kelly and John Furrier, I talked about the rising popularity of R, the applications of data science, and the recent announcement of Microsoft acquiring Revolution Analytics. I also gushed about the President's shout-out to Data Scientists at Strata. You can watch the interview below, and check out the other theCUBE interviews from Strata at siliconangle.tv. 
  • Monitoring progress of a foreach parallel job

    Andrie de Vries
    24 Feb 2015 | 8:45 am
    by Andrie de Vries R has strong support for parallel programming, both in base R and additional CRAN packages. For example, we have previously written about foreach and parallel programming in the articles Tutorial: Parallel programming with foreach and Intro to Parallel Random Number Generation with RevoScaleR. The foreach package provides simple looping constructs in R, similar to lapply() and friends, and makes it easy execute each element in the loops in parallel.  You can find the packages at foreach: Foreach looping construct for R and doParallel. Tracking progress of parallel…
 
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  • Form Follows Data: How Jer Thorp Transforms Data into Art

    Rebecca Ricks
    26 Feb 2015 | 2:19 pm
    Visualizing information is a practice that’s far from new. After all, Galileo and Da Vinci were arguably some of history’s best data artists. When it comes to turning information into art, Jer Thorp is a pioneer in the field of data visualization. We’re pleased to announce that Thorp will be speaking at Domopalooza next month about finding the human stories in data. Jer Thorp is an award-winning data artist, researcher and thinker. His work has appeared in publications as diverse as National Geographic and the New York Times and exhibitions at the MoMA in Manhattan. With…
  • The Man Behind Moneyball: The Billy Beane Story

    Mark Adams
    24 Feb 2015 | 1:54 pm
    He’s a household name. And we’re thrilled to announce that he is going to be a keynote speaker at Domopalooza next month. Billy Beane, the baseball general manager whose story was the subject of Michael Lewis’ bestselling book Moneyball: The Art of Winning an Unfair Game and who was portrayed by Brad Pitt in the film adaptation, is no stranger to algorithms. Facing one of the smallest budgets for player salaries of any team in baseball in 2002, the Oakland A’s were in a bind. Beane, the team’s general manager, was fed up with his inability to outbid other teams…
  • Sheryl Sandberg Joins Domopalooza’s Incredible Speaker Lineup

    Josh James
    19 Feb 2015 | 9:56 am
    Today, I am ecstatic to announce that Sheryl Sandberg, Facebook COO, will be joining me on stage at Domopalooza. For a conference dedicated to transforming business management, there isn’t a more relevant or timely speaker. Today, Sheryl oversees business operations at Facebook, which currently serves more than 1.39 billion active users worldwide. In ten short years, Facebook has gone from zero to a Fortune 500 company and is still growing at 50% with a market cap over $200 billion. At Domopalooza, she’ll be sharing insights and lessons on how she uses data to make decisions, find…
  • Slogging through big data initiatives? Here’s why businesses get stuck.

    Kristi Boyce
    12 Feb 2015 | 10:52 am
    In business, the latest tech trends often get stuck in implementation limbo—despite broad consensus on their relevance, nobody quite knows what to do with them. It’s a growing pain we saw with the Internet, and we’re seeing it again with big data. Recognizing the importance of big data is quite different from fully embracing it. According to a recent Capgemini report, while 60 percent of executives believe big data will upend their industries in three years, only 13 percent of organizations have reached full-scale production of their big data initiatives. Where’s the disconnect? The…
  • The symbiotic relationship between the cloud and IoT.

    Hailey Gengler
    10 Feb 2015 | 10:05 am
    Connectivity is nothing new. Since the internet arrived on the scene in the 1990s, we’ve been finding ways to connect everything from coffee pots to Coke machines and televisions to thermostats. The concept of the Internet of Things (IoT) is arguably as old as the internet itself. Those who are familiar with the Internet of Things and cloud computing may have noticed that the two buzzwords tend to be thrown together. The reason for this marriage – in both discussion and practice – is that industry experts understand how mutually beneficial the cloud and IoT are to one…
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  • Form Follows Data: How Jer Thorp Transforms Data into Art

    Rebecca Ricks
    26 Feb 2015 | 2:19 pm
    Visualizing information is a practice that’s far from new. After all, Galileo and Da Vinci were arguably some of history’s best data artists. When it comes to turning information into art, Jer Thorp is a pioneer in the field of data visualization. We’re pleased to announce that Thorp will be speaking at Domopalooza next month about finding the human stories in data. Jer Thorp is an award-winning data artist, researcher and thinker. His work has appeared in publications as diverse as National Geographic and the New York Times and exhibitions at the MoMA in Manhattan. With…
  • The Man Behind Moneyball: The Billy Beane Story

    Mark Adams
    24 Feb 2015 | 1:54 pm
    He’s a household name. And we’re thrilled to announce that he is going to be a keynote speaker at Domopalooza next month. Billy Beane, the baseball general manager whose story was the subject of Michael Lewis’ bestselling book Moneyball: The Art of Winning an Unfair Game and who was portrayed by Brad Pitt in the film adaptation, is no stranger to algorithms. Facing one of the smallest budgets for player salaries of any team in baseball in 2002, the Oakland A’s were in a bind. Beane, the team’s general manager, was fed up with his inability to outbid other teams…
  • Sheryl Sandberg Joins Domopalooza’s Incredible Speaker Lineup

    Josh James
    19 Feb 2015 | 9:56 am
    Today, I am ecstatic to announce that Sheryl Sandberg, Facebook COO, will be joining me on stage at Domopalooza. For a conference dedicated to transforming business management, there isn’t a more relevant or timely speaker. Today, Sheryl oversees business operations at Facebook, which currently serves more than 1.39 billion active users worldwide. In ten short years, Facebook has gone from zero to a Fortune 500 company and is still growing at 50% with a market cap over $200 billion. At Domopalooza, she’ll be sharing insights and lessons on how she uses data to make decisions, find…
  • Slogging through big data initiatives? Here’s why businesses get stuck.

    Kristi Boyce
    12 Feb 2015 | 10:52 am
    In business, the latest tech trends often get stuck in implementation limbo—despite broad consensus on their relevance, nobody quite knows what to do with them. It’s a growing pain we saw with the Internet, and we’re seeing it again with big data. Recognizing the importance of big data is quite different from fully embracing it. According to a recent Capgemini report, while 60 percent of executives believe big data will upend their industries in three years, only 13 percent of organizations have reached full-scale production of their big data initiatives. Where’s the disconnect? The…
  • The symbiotic relationship between the cloud and IoT.

    Hailey Gengler
    10 Feb 2015 | 10:05 am
    Connectivity is nothing new. Since the internet arrived on the scene in the 1990s, we’ve been finding ways to connect everything from coffee pots to Coke machines and televisions to thermostats. The concept of the Internet of Things (IoT) is arguably as old as the internet itself. Those who are familiar with the Internet of Things and cloud computing may have noticed that the two buzzwords tend to be thrown together. The reason for this marriage – in both discussion and practice – is that industry experts understand how mutually beneficial the cloud and IoT are to one…
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    Procurement Leaders Blog

  • Control The Traveller, Control The Travel Spend

    26 Feb 2015 | 7:46 am
    For procurement, being able to demonstrate genuine influence over traveller behaviour is the key to unlocking better rates at the negotiation table, and controlling spend. My recent attendance at the Business Travel Show provided me with a rare insight into the usually covert world of corporate negotiations. I was lucky enough to participate in a frank discussion on negotiating savings and value with airlines, the main message of which was that an air travel negotiator is only as good as his/her ability to make good on buyer commitments. For procurement, then, being able to demonstrate…
  • The Great Payment Terms Debate

    26 Feb 2015 | 3:12 am
    Is formal legislation the way to bring down payment terms that stretch beyond 60 days, and what role should procurement play? As a business community, what can or should we be doing about the length of payment terms? Over the last few months there have been a number of stories to hit the headlines criticising the likes of Diageo, Mars and Mondelez over plans to increase their supplier payment terms. For its part, Diageo was criticised for reportedly telling suppliers that from February 1st it would be increasing its payment terms from 60 to 90 days on all new contracts and tenders.
  • A Vision Of The Future I: Category Management By The Dashboard Light

    25 Feb 2015 | 1:30 am
    Wearable Tech. Advanced analytics at the touch of a button. Social contracting platforms. Let’s imagine what procurement technology could look like in 10 years... In this guest post, Procurement Leaders invites Doede van Haperen to apply his experience as a software consultant to imagine the future of category management, as enabled by huge leaps in technology. Hold on to your wearable gadgets...  Imagine yourself a day in 2025. For the last decade the biggest challenge in business operations have been the constant juggle between concept valorisation and working capital…
  • Can Procurement Be A Job For Life?

    24 Feb 2015 | 4:45 am
    A job for life is something that many people find quite scary, especially in a modern world that is characterised by freedom of movement and job flexibility. But can a career in purchasing really be a job for life? In this guest post, Electrolux’s Gregoire Letort reflects on a career in procurement: the opportunities it presents and the skills that make for a successful procurement leader.  A job for life is something that many people find quite scary, especially in a modern world that is characterised by freedom of movement and job flexibility. But can a career in…
  • If Reshoring Is So Great, How Come No-one Is Doing It?

    24 Feb 2015 | 2:41 am
    There are many, rather hopeful published studies at the moment, pointing to the huge benefits of ‘bringing back’ manufacturing to post-industrial states. But this supposedly obvious business case seems to have alluded most companies. There are many rather hopeful published studies at the moment, pointing to the huge benefits of ’bringing back’ manufacturing to post-industrial economies. But this supposedly obvious business case seems to have alluded most companies. The Boston Consultancy Group, which has been at the forefront of these debates, finds in a recent study…
 
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    Jive Syndication Feed

  • Qlik Sense – Date & Time

    Jennell McIntire
    27 Feb 2015 | 7:26 am
    One of the new features release on Monday with Qlik Sense 1.1 is the ability to generate date and time fields.  Now, you may be thinking that you always generate date fields in your applications – I know that I do – but in Qlik Sense
  • Qlik Sense 1.1.0 - Feature Release

    Gregory Hood
    23 Feb 2015 | 7:31 am
    Hi all Qlik Sense users, We are pleased to confirm that Qlik Sense 1.1.0 is now available on our download site.   1.1.0 is the first release on the Qlik Sense Feature Track, and includes several new features.   For more information on new features, please see the attached release notes and http://community.qlik.com/blogs/qlikviewdesignblog/2015/02/23/introducing-qlik-sense-11, the Qlik Design Blog. Key changes are:help guidance after installationNew Sense charts, pivot table and KPIDate & time fields in visualizationsSnapshots of maps Please note if you…
  • Introducing Qlik Sense 1.1

    Michael Tarallo
    23 Feb 2015 | 5:40 am
    Hello Qlik Community! You may be wondering - how do we make our product delight as many people as possible? It is quite simple actually. We take everything we've learned as a software company and push it one step further. That being said, we are
  • Virtualização do QVS - Mitos e Verdades

    Yuri Nicolett
    21 Feb 2015 | 4:27 pm
    Fala galera, tudo bom? Esse post é interessante, pois sempre que falamos sobre QlikView Server ouvimos a famosa frase: QlikView Server em uma máquina virtual perde muita performance. Não é de se surpreender que a rápida adoção da virtualização de servidores dentro de grandes empresas tem sido impulsionado pela oportunidade de redução de custos. Ao permitir que vários sistemas compartilhem uma única peça de hardware de servidor, a virtualização de servidor permite que as empresas reduzam,…
  • A Primer on Set Analysis

    Henric Cronström
    16 Feb 2015 | 11:07 pm
    Set analysis is one of the more complex things you can use in QlikView or Qlik Sense. Its syntax is often perceived as complicated and there are some misunderstandings around it. So here is my short explanation.   Set analysis is a way to define an
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    Intelligent Head Quarters

  • Immerse Yourself In The Future With Future Fest 2015

    Paula Newton
    28 Feb 2015 | 11:30 pm
    Image Source: Nesta Do you ever wonder what the world might be like in decades to come? FutureFest is the brainchild of Nesta, a “flagship weekend event of immersive experiences, compelling performances and radical speakers”. The goal is to challenge perceptions of the future and create excitement and interest. FutureFest revolves around a series of themes, including Future Democracy, Future Global, Future Machines, Future Money, Future Music and Future Thrills. If you want to attend, the event will be held at Vinopolis in London on 14th and 15th March. It may be well worthwhile to do so,…
  • Do our democracies need to be updated?

    Romuald Reber
    27 Feb 2015 | 11:00 pm
    Do our democracies need to be updated? Image source: Intelligenthq   I often wonder, “Do our democracies need to be updated?” That I raise this question does not mean that I am against democracy, or that I am unconcerned about the political system. Not at all! It just means that I am looking for an improvement. But why am I looking for an improvement, you may wonder? Well, probably for the same reasons that people might have looked to change the system in the past. In the past at various points there were considerable changes in paradigm for how our societies were governed. If we…
  • The Impact Of The Industrial Internet of Things On Businesses

    Paula Newton
    26 Feb 2015 | 11:00 pm
    The Impact Of The Industrial Internet of Things On Businesses Image source: Accenture There has been much coverage of the Internet of Things and what this will mean for consumers regarding their homes and their lives. However, the Internet of Things does not just impact consumers. It also has significant ramifications for business, and the Industrial Internet of Things is certainly of great interest to many organisations. This is the topic of a 2015 report by Accenture, which argues that the Industrial Internet of Things is set to bring great productivity and growth to business. As explained…
  • How Is Mobile Money Expanding Into New Markets ?

    Paula Newton
    25 Feb 2015 | 11:00 pm
    How Is Mobile Money Expanding Into New Markets ? Mobile money has been tremendously successful in East Africa. In Kenya and Tanzania people use their mobile phones to transfer money through a mobile currency called M-Pesa. M-Pesa was launched in 2007 by safaricom and vodacom in Kenya and Tanzania.  It has really opened up financial opportunities in places where there may be no banks and no possibility of using credit cards. It also offers a better way for people to be able to send money to one another. Mobile Money is definitely promoting revolutionary development and entrepreneurship in…
  • Modern Techniques For Avoiding Procrastination

    Victor Ramos
    25 Feb 2015 | 8:12 am
    Modern Techniques For Avoiding Procrastination There are various techniques for avoiding procrastination. Here are my favorite techniques: • Taking The Path Of Least Resistance, • Doing It Now Or Doing It • Plodding Through It • Delegating The Task To Others • Avoiding Making People Decisions • Institutionalizing Key Decision Points • Biting The Bullet Earlier On 1. Take the path of least resistance My executive team is required to set the salaries for functional positions. Last year, we moved through these discussions quickly and gave raises to the functional managers with…
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    SIMUL8 Blog

  • Friday Tip – Use a Spreadsheet to Generate Batched Arrivals by Day

    admin
    20 Feb 2015 | 9:31 am
    Many users found using a CSV to generate arrivals very useful, so we decided we’d write a similar tip but instead using internal spreadsheets as an interface. This can be used in scenarios where large quantities of goods come at a regular interval, and where the quantities remain static. The first thing we will do is create an internal spreadsheet called ssArrivals. To do this, navigate to the Data and Rules Tab, and then select Information Store. We now want to set up our spreadsheet like in the image below. This is to create an interface that other users can then use to input new data to…
  • Friday Tip: Loading from a silo and unloading to a hopper

    liam
    6 Feb 2015 | 8:10 am
    Check out this 5 minute video tutorial simulating loading material from a silo and transporting it to a hopper. If you have SIMUL8 installed, you can also view the simulation here.  
  • Happy Holidays from Everyone at SIMUL8 Corporation!

    laura
    23 Dec 2014 | 2:03 am
    It’s been another busy year at SIMUL8 Corporation, and as it comes to an end we just want to say a big thank you to each and every one of our users. We’ve held a number of events and attended many conferences throughout the year and it’s been great to see everyone there and find out how simulation is making a difference in your organization. 2015 is set to be another big year and we want to work even more closely with you so we can provide the software and resources that you need. There are already a whole variety of events planned and we can’t wait to tell you more…
  • Friday Tip: Prioritizing work items from a queue based on type

    admin
    19 Dec 2014 | 10:03 am
    If you need to prioritize work item in your simulation based on their type there is an easy way to do this.  First of all make sure your work items are differentiated by type through a label, with the highest value in that label being the type that has greatest priority. For example, if patients are treated in an A&E department based on the severity of their condition we could differentiate patients based on their severity levels by a label. Next step is to decide which activity you want to prioritize work into (for this example it would the treatment stage) and double click on the queue…
  • Friday Tip: Three Easy Steps to capture the “Jobs per Hour”

    admin
    12 Dec 2014 | 8:04 am
    An easy way to get a descriptive representation of the throughput of your simulation is to use a “dwell buffer” of 60 minutes. This will create a graph that represents the “Jobs per Hour”, “Units Produced per Hour”, or “Customers per Hour”, etc, out of your entire simulation. The best part is that this can be done in just 3 easy steps! Read on to find out how. Just add a Queue with “Minimum Wait Time” set to 60 minutes. Then you will need an Activity with its Cycle Time set to Zero, to pull the units out of the buffer. Then examine the Results > Graph of your…
 
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    MediFit

  • Progression Based Employee Health and Wellness Programs Result in High Achievement Rates

    admin
    5 Feb 2015 | 1:19 pm
    Designing a progression-based employee health and wellness program results in high achievement rates, as participants increase confidence in their ability to set and meet higher expectations.The post Progression Based Employee Health and Wellness Programs Result in High Achievement Rates appeared first on MediFit.
  • Healthy Meal Demos Encourages Healthy Eating at Work & Home

    admin
    22 Jan 2015 | 9:08 am
    Look who put the fun in workplace wellness: MediFit Team Norco & Geismar, LA MediFit’s onsite Wellness Coordinator offers bimonthly healthy cooking demonstrations to 45 site leaders at two manufacturing plants. Poor nutrition and obesity are top health concerns, and onsite cafe’s are not available to employees. Healthy Cooking demonstrations are
 scheduled for 30 ­minutes [...]The post Healthy Meal Demos Encourages Healthy Eating at Work & Home appeared first on MediFit.
  • A New Year to Blast Off the Pounds for a Healthier You

    admin
    13 Jan 2015 | 1:05 pm
    A large percentage of people struggle with their weight at some point in their lives. In addition to looking and feeling better, losing weight can reduce your blood pressure, cholesterol and blood sugars. Even a 5% loss of body weight can lead to big health gains. Keeping motivated and keeping the pounds off can be [...]The post A New Year to Blast Off the Pounds for a Healthier You appeared first on MediFit.
  • New Insights: Increasing Fitness Center Membership Onboarding

    admin
    30 Dec 2014 | 2:30 pm
    We wanted to learn how we could increase new fitness center member on-boarding consultations by seeing how specific words used during the enrollment process might trigger new members to sign up for a voluntary, personalized session. We measured the impact of the specific words used when presenting the opportunity to new members. Wording #1, posed [...]The post New Insights: Increasing Fitness Center Membership Onboarding appeared first on MediFit.
  • EXOS Completes Acquisition of MediFit

    admin
    19 Dec 2014 | 5:00 am
    Leaders in Human Performance and Fitness Management Joining Forces to Upgrade Lives PHOENIX, December 18, 2014 — EXOS, the leader in proactive health and performance solutions, today announced it has completed the acquisition of MediFit, one of the nation’s leading providers of fitness and wellness center management and design services. With over a half-million people [...]The post EXOS Completes Acquisition of MediFit appeared first on MediFit.
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    BambooHR Blog

  • Aligning Different Perspectives: Blue-and-black or White-and-gold?

    Jeana Quigley
    27 Feb 2015 | 8:03 am
    Our office is abuzz with comparisons of whether the dress is white-and-gold or blue-and-black. People are debating. How can you not see what I see? They keep showing each other, in case things have changed since the last time they looked at it. It seems everyone wants someone to get on the same side with […] The post Aligning Different Perspectives: Blue-and-black or White-and-gold? appeared first on BambooHR Blog.
  • Bamboo Love: Our Favorite Customer Quotes from February

    Jeana Quigley
    27 Feb 2015 | 7:10 am
    It’s that time again—when the end of the month rolls around and I get to gather quotes from our happy customers. Although February is the shortest month of the year, there was no shortage of happy customers. At BambooHR, we LOVE making our customers happy! Here are some of our favorite customer quotes for February: · “We […] The post Bamboo Love: Our Favorite Customer Quotes from February appeared first on BambooHR Blog.
  • Getting the Most Value from your Healthcare Plan [ACA Series]

    Jeana Quigley
    26 Feb 2015 | 6:59 am
    You might find it surprising that healthcare is not a riveting topic of conversation amongst your employees. You may have even noticed their eyes glazing over when you’ve explained details about their healthcare plan in the past. But have you noticed how much more interesting it becomes when there’s an issue? When they come to you […] The post Getting the Most Value from your Healthcare Plan [ACA Series] appeared first on BambooHR Blog.
  • Setting Employees Up for Success

    Jeana Quigley
    25 Feb 2015 | 8:04 am
    Don’t you love it when you find a golden employee? You know, one who is a hard worker and passionate about the job. You envision them going far. In recruiting, we love to see when one of our hires turns into a golden employee. It makes us feel like golden recruiters! You want to do […] The post Setting Employees Up for Success appeared first on BambooHR Blog.
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    A Smarter Planet Blog

  • Tech Ecosystems: Could the Bronx be Turning?

    Steve Hamm
    26 Feb 2015 | 4:48 am
    A street scene in the Bronx, N.Y. By Steve Hamm Chief Storyteller, IBM During the TV broadcast for the 1977 World Series, color commentator Howard Cosell left a seemingly indelible mark on New York City’s Bronx Borough when the camera panned above Yankee Stadium and captured a building involved in flames. “Ladies and gentlemen, the Bronx is burning,” he said. It was a time when people were giving up not just on the Bronx but on the American city as an institution. Many cities have staged amazing turnarounds in recent years. But can the Bronx? That question was in air Wednesday night…
  • Paul Rand: The Designer Who Left an Indelible Mark on IBM

    Steve Hamm
    25 Feb 2015 | 5:00 am
    Paul Rand at Yale University, where he taught. By Randy Golden When I joined IBM’s corporate design department in 1992, I drew a dream assignment: to be the liaison with Paul Rand, the renowned graphic designer and IBM consultant. But before I started with him, I faced a high hurdle: he had to sign off on me getting the job. So I was understandably nervous when I showed up at his home studio for our initial meeting–partly because he had asked to review my own design portfolio. Fortunately, he liked what I showed him. He even gave me a couple of pointers. Then he said: “Let’s go to…
  • The Must-See TV of the Future is Personal, Smart and in the Cloud

    Guest
    24 Feb 2015 | 9:02 am
    Ido Wiesenberg, Vice President of TV and Media, Kaltura By Ido Wiesenberg The television experience is changing before our eyes and morphing to fit today’s viewers and their viewing habits. For starters, TV is becoming personal, allowing each family member to enjoy a different flavor of TV. Imagine a TV that recognizes you – the viewer – and offers personal discovery of content based on your taste, your favorites, your likes and your friends. Utilizing crowd sourcing tools, each viewer finds the most relevant and personal content. TV is already everywhere – on our smartphone, tablet,…
  • Turning the Tables for Brick-and-Mortar Retailers

    Steve Hamm
    23 Feb 2015 | 11:00 am
    Michael Garel, CEO, eyeQ By Michael Garel A few years ago, my wife and I frequently indulged in the guilty pleasure of browsing the shelves of our local Austin electronics store in search of the latest gizmos and gadgets. Then, gradually, we shifted almost exclusively to online shopping. So did a lot of other people. Which is a huge problem for brick-and-mortar retailers. On the flip side, that trend also created an opportunity for me to get into business. My company, eyeQ, which I launched with a partner in 2012, makes software that helps retailers understand customers so they can serve them…
  • Jo’burg Rising: A Tale of Urban Renewal

    Steve Hamm
    23 Feb 2015 | 5:05 am
    Neighbourgoods Market, Johannesburg, South Africa By Steve Hamm IBM Chief Storyteller The Braamfontein district was once the corporate heart of Johannesburg. Then, in late 1980’s, businesses started moving out of the neighborhood, initiating two decades of decay. But today, Braamfontein is undergoing an amazing rebirth. Entrepreneurs are transforming abandoned buildings into trendy restaurants and shops as well as arts, culture and business centers. Young hipsters and entrepreneurs mix with students and tourists. The neighborhood is emerging as a powerful symbol of the potential for renewal…
 
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    Inspiration and Marketing Strategies for Entrepreneurs

  • How to Use Presentation Platforms to Increase Website Traffic

    Tammy Hawk-Bridges
    25 Feb 2015 | 8:37 am
    Let’s face it, coming up with a social media marketing strategy is overwhelming. There’s so many moving parts, you probably don’t know how to use it or more importantly why to use it. First, let’s talk about what a social media strategy should be about – it’s about growing your followers AND driving traffic to your website. Social media platforms are amazing for increasing website traffic. Post Google updates (Penguin, Hummingbird etc.) organic traffic (Traffic that comes from the result of people typing into the search engine a certain phrase or keyword…
  • Have a Small Business Idea? Here’s Some Considerations

    Tammy Hawk-Bridges
    19 Feb 2015 | 6:38 am
    One of the worst things you can do? Create a business with absolutely no foundation other than it seems like a cool idea. When I left corporate America and entered into the world of entrepreneurship I thought that being a smart business woman gave me a leg up. Boy, was I stupid! I had a very cool idea, all my friends and family said so! But I did no research on my market. I didn’t know who my buyer was, and what’s worse I couldn’t reach enough of them to support my business. So guess what? 13 months, tons of lost time, tons of lost money, lots of tears later – big…
  • Marketing is a Verb – That Means Action

    Tammy Hawk-Bridges
    11 Feb 2015 | 7:05 pm
    If you want to grow your reach and make more money in your business the process by which you make that happen is called marketing. 1 million new micro businesses start up every year (A micro business is made up of 1 or 2 people.). 80% of those 1 million businesses won’t break 50K in annual revenue (Notice I didn’t say profit- I said revenue). Why? There are lots of reasons but in many cases marketing is the missing piece. They’re too small minded about their business. (Sorry, I’m not trying to be mean here, just honest :-).) Small Mind = Small Profits Most people will get…
  • Entrepreneur Education – Declutter To Make More Money in Your Business

    Tammy Hawk-Bridges
    5 Feb 2015 | 7:14 am
    You know what’s really cool about what I do? I get to tell people how to make more money. If they have a valid business idea, I can tell them how to build a process to bridge the gaps and be more profitable. Given the right person that’s willing to roll up their sleeves and get really serious, I can succeed every time. However, one of the things I learned first as a sales trainer back in my corporate days that still holds true today in my life as an entrepreneur mentor is that people who are messy and unorganized will struggle. You cannot build profitability in chaos. When I was a…
  • Use Blogging to Get Consulting Clients

    Tammy Hawk-Bridges
    26 Jan 2015 | 5:36 pm
    One of the questions I get asked a lot is, “How did you grow your consulting business so fast?” I never mind answering this question because it’s one of my favorite things to talk about! After my first business failed and I lost a ton of money I learned the error of my ways before going into business number two. I made two major mistakes that caused my demise: I didn’t understand marketing. I didn’t have a strategy or plan. I just worked hard all day long hustling with no purpose. So when I went into my next endeavor I prepared to not only play a very serious…
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    Asia Business News

  • Hong Kong’s Advance Pricing Arrangement Program

    Asia Briefing
    26 Feb 2015 | 1:30 am
    By Sowmya Varadharajan, IC Advisors Pte Ltd When combined with aggressive tax planning, Hong Kong’s onshore-offshore tax regime often results in a reduced tax burden for taxpayers that operate through Hong Kong companies by pricing intra-group transactions.  This has led to heightened transfer pricing scrutiny from the Hong Kong Inland Revenue Department in recent years. In order to provide clarity to taxpayers operating in Hong Kong on the appropriate manner in which intragroup transactions should be priced, the Inland Revenue Department released its transfer pricing guidelines in…
  • Choosing a Sourcing Model in China and Vietnam

    Asia Briefing
    22 Feb 2015 | 6:55 pm
    By Chris Devonshire-EllisDezan Shira & Associates China and Vietnam both allow foreign entities to operate  representative offices (ROs). Because these types of offices cannot undertake any commercial or industrial activities, receive payment in local currency, or manage export/import activities, they are considered an ‘indirect’ method of managing a sourcing operation. ‘Direct’ sourcing requires that a foreign firm establish an office from which they will be able to directly manage procurement. This entails that the company’s office be in control of various levels of the…
  • Oursourcing BPO Services to The Philippines and India

    Asia Briefing
    18 Feb 2015 | 6:00 pm
    By Nishant Maddineni The Philippines has overtaken India as the largest hub for call centers in the world with more than one million Filipinos working in call centers and the related Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) industry as of August 2014. Call centers are one segment of the BPO industry, which involves outsourcing non-primary business activities such as payroll, human resources, accounting and customer call center relations. Export revenues from BPO in the Philippines have boomed in the last decade, increasing tenfold from US$1.3 billion in 2004 to US$13.3 billion in 2014. The IT and…
  • Understanding Asia’s Individual Income Tax Rates

    Asia Briefing
    15 Feb 2015 | 5:47 pm
    By Dezan Shira & AssociatesPublications Editor: Samuel Wrest An individual income tax (IIT) is a tax levied on all wage earners within a given jurisdiction. With the exception of Brunei and Cambodia, the former having no IIT in place and the latter a fixed 20 percent rate, the nations of ASEAN, China and India all employ a progressive IIT system wherein an individual is taxed according to how much they earn. This results in individuals with a higher salary being taxed at a greater rate than those with a lower one. Asia’s IIT rates have for the most part been experiencing a downward…
  • Quality Standards in Asia: Regional Differences and Long-Term Trends

    Asia Briefing
    12 Feb 2015 | 11:52 pm
    By Renaud AnjoranOperations Manager at China Manufacturing Consultants  A typical assumption made by purchasing managers is that quality standards applying to products made in Asia for export are similar to those of the West. After all, no consumer wants widgets that don’t work, garments with broken stitches, or electrical appliances that cause electric shocks. However, there are strong differences between the quality control standards in different countries and between purchasers, both on the demand and the supply sides. The Buyer’s Quality Requirements Quality control…
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    Best Offers in Online ShoppingBest Offers in Online Shopping

  • Flat Rs 150 Cashback on Memory Cards & Pen Drives for Rs 78 at Paytm

    Deal Guru
    27 Feb 2015 | 1:32 am
    Memory Cards & Pen Drives for Rs 78 at Paytm   Paytm Offer Details: Paytm offers cashback, deals and discounts on recharges, bill payments and online shopping across various categories. Best deals on Home Appliances  at  Shopaholic Indians. Flat Rs 150 Cashback on Memory Cards & Pen Drives for Rs 78 at Paytm . For more offers and deals keep visiting Shopaholic Indians. Use CodeMOB150 Offer URL: Paytm.com BUY IT NOW! The post Flat Rs 150 Cashback on Memory Cards & Pen Drives for Rs 78 at Paytm appeared first on Best Offers in Online Shopping.
  • Paytm Offer on Home Appliances – 50% Cashback for Rs. 5000

    Deal Guru
    27 Feb 2015 | 1:05 am
    Paytm Offer on Home Appliances - 50% Cashback for Rs. 5000   Paytm Offer Details: Paytm offers cashback, deals and discounts on recharges, bill payments and online shopping across various categories. Best deals on Home Appliances  at  Shopaholic Indians. Paytm Offer on Home Appliances – 50% Cashback for Rs. 5000. For more offers and deals keep visiting Shopaholic Indians. Use Promocode: HA50 Offer URL: Paytm.com BUY IT NOW! The post Paytm Offer on Home Appliances – 50% Cashback for Rs. 5000 appeared first on Best Offers in Online Shopping.
  • Fruits and Vegetables Offer at Rs.10 at Bigbasket

    Deal Guru
    27 Feb 2015 | 12:37 am
    Fruits and Vegetables Offer at Rs.10 at Bigbasket     Offer Details: Buy Food Online through our online grocery shopping store of Bangalore, Mumbai and Hyderabad in India at BigBasket. Best deals on Big Basket  at  Shopaholic Indians.Fruits and Vegetables at Rs.10 + Free Delivery Over Rs.300  at Bigbasket. For more offers and deals keep visiting Shopaholic Indians.   How to get this deal Add any Rs.10 vegetable/fruit to your basket Apply code FNVFD15 to get free delivery for orders over Rs.300. Delivery charges are Rs.25 for orders below Rs.1000. Pay via PayUMoney to get an…
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    Deal Guru
    27 Feb 2015 | 12:21 am
    Vegitables Offer: Rs 10/kg for Rs. 10 at Greencart   Offer Details: Organic Stores India – buy certified organic health food, natural & herbal beauty products, food supplements, Khadi products and electronics appliances at Greenkart. Best deals on vegitables  at  Shopaholic Indians.Vegitables Offer:   Rs 10/kg for Rs. 10 at Greencart . 90 % off on MRP. For more offers and deals keep visiting Shopaholic Indians.   Offer Price: Rs. 10 Offer URL: Greenkart.in BUY IT NOW! The post Vegitables Offer: Rs 10/kg for Rs. 10 at Greencart appeared first on Best Offers in Online…
  • Mobile Cover Offer: Moto E/Moto G Cases & Covers for Rs 99 at Flipkart

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  • Data Preparation: Checking Under the Hood of Analytics Software

    Eran Levy
    23 Feb 2015 | 2:50 am
    Say you want to buy a car. You go to a dealership and the salesman points out an attractive looking vehicle. “This is a great car”, he says, “Just look at the finishing. The amazing leather seats. The shiny new layer of red coloring.” He’s very enthusiastic so you hum politely and say, “That’s nice. What about the mileage? Gas consumption? How will this car actually get me to where I need to go?” The salesman waves your questions off and suavely responds: “Forget about all that stuff. It’s way too technical for you. Just look at these beautiful tinted windows.” Sounds a…
  • Data Driven Marketing: A Real Life Use Case

    Aya Ephrati
    12 Feb 2015 | 5:36 am
    All we hear in marketing these days is data data data. Yet it looks as if only about a third of global executives are using data and analysis as the primary method for making big decisions. The rest admit that most of their decision-making is based largely on gut instincts. As was written in Forrester, there is still a lot of mistrust on the part of marketing leaders of big data, what we can do with it, and how it should be incorporated into business strategy. That’s why we’ve decided to give you an inside look into how we utilize our own business intelligence software to make the most of…
  • Joining Multiple Sources 101: Inner and Outer Joins

    Eran Levy
    10 Feb 2015 | 9:30 am
    Mashing up multiple data sources to generate a single source of truth is an integral part of data analysis. It allows you to compare and cross-reference records stored in different formats and locations, and to perform queries and calculations. This article will run you through some basic concepts in data analysis that you should become familiar with when joining data stored in multiple tables. Why do I need to know this? Short answer: In most cases, you don’t. If you’re using a strong business intelligence tool and working with simple datasets, the bulk of the data preparation…
  • Quick Fix: Choosing the Right Data Visualization

    Aya Ephrati
    10 Feb 2015 | 8:06 am
    Visualizing data is not always straightforward, and oftentimes it’s actually quite difficult to decide how to best represent the information at hand. In fact, each type of graph or visualization out there has a very specific optimal use case, but keeping these all in your head is no small task. That’s why we’ve created the handy data visualization wizard. Just tell us what you’re trying to achieve with your data and we’ll show you the best graph for your needs! Check it out Here!
  • 6 Tips for Being an Awesome Data Scientist

    Adi Azaria
    3 Feb 2015 | 6:19 am
    In 2012, Harvard Business Review cited data scientist as the sexiest job of the 21st century. Just two months ago LinkedIn shared the “25 Hottest Skills that Got People Hired in 2014” – guess what type of workers possessed these skills? This attention has been followed with a slew of articles telling budding analysts the skills they’ll need to get to the top of the data scientist food chain. We all know the usual list: strong background in statistics and other maths, programming skills, analytical skills, and so on. But what are the things that make an analyst great? What’s a…
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  • Sponsor: Elgato Thunderbolt™ 2 Dock

    Horace Dediu
    23 Feb 2015 | 5:58 am
    Connect everything with one cable. Elgato Thunderbolt™ 2 Dock enables you to connect everything to your MacBook or Ultrabook at once. With two Thunderbolt™ 2 ports, connect your computer with only one cable and simultaneously enjoy the extended versatility of Thunderbolt™. A built-in HDMI port can drive any display of your choice up to 4K resolution, and three additional SuperSpeed USB 3.0 ports assure that all of your devices are connected when you need them, at full speed and with up to 1.5A of power. Tap into the full performance of wired network connections with the built-in…
  • The Entrant’s Guide to The Automobile Industry

    Horace Dediu
    23 Feb 2015 | 5:04 am
    Like a siren, it calls. The Auto Industry is significant. With gross revenues of over $2 trillion, production of over 66 million vehicles and growing[1] it seems to be a big, juicy target. It employs 9 million people directly and 50 million indirectly and politically it must rank among the top three industries worthy of government subsidy (or interference). Indeed, in many countries–the US included–government interference makes it practically impossible for a producer to go out of business, no matter how poorly it’s managed or how untenable the market conditions. But…
  • The Critical Path #141: Old Dogs

    Horace Dediu
    18 Feb 2015 | 9:52 am
    Horace presents the next class in The Critical MBA. Having too much of a fundamental footing could be a disadvantage when evaluating what theory might apply to a given situation. Could this be why so many fail to understand Apple? In the second half of the show, Horace and Anders discuss Amazon as retail goes online. via 5by5 | The Critical Path #141: Old Dogs.
  • The Critical Path #140: Apple Earnings Call

    Horace Dediu
    18 Feb 2015 | 9:52 am
    In this special “live” version of The Critical Path, Horace gets the numbers just minutes before Apples January 27th, 2015 earnings call and dissects them live. The show picks up just after the call finishes with a quick recap and discussion of yet another record quarter. via 5by5 | The Critical Path #140: Apple Earnings Call.
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    12 Feb 2015 | 5:58 am
    Do you or your team need a detailed understanding of smartphone sales or installed base? For example: How many Galaxy Note 4s were sold last month versus iPhone 6 Plus? What is the typical spec of a $150 Android smartphone? Or any of a million other questions. If so Counterpoint can help. We gather model-level device sales for more than 3000 handset models from over 300 brands across 37 countries every month. We can customise our data to fit your operational needs. We have a superb resource for: application developers; industrial designers; component vendors; the financial services industry…
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