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Decision Management

Workforce Planning and HR Analytics

April 7, 2017 by Sarah Smith

There's been quite a lot of buzz regarding workforce analytics and its benefit to companies of every kind. The real challenge lies in converting disparate types of "people data" into strategies your company can actually utilize.[read more]

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The Future of Business Intelligence is collaborative

March 27, 2017 by Julian Schulte

To make BI collaborative, a clear publishing strategy for data that satisfies the different information needs of stakeholders is necessary and requires attention of BI leaders. Leveraging communication tools like Slack helps integrating analytics to the natural workflow of every user and raises awareness for data.[read more]

Big Data Mistakes That Most Companies Make

March 25, 2017 by Rick Delgado

Modern industries have been revolutionized by big data, and more businesses of every size are adopting it each day. However, even though big data has been around this long, there are still many heavy hitting mistakes being made with how it’s used.[read more]

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How to Integrate Finance and Operations by Leveraging Cloud Storage

March 7, 2017 by Sean Mallon

Finance executives almost never get to see the full picture of the performance of the company as they are only presented with certain types of data that relate to their work. Since their tasks mainly involve things like setting budgets, preparing financial reports and planning, they only get financial data as this is what they use for...[read more]

Buyers Beware: Data Visualization is Not Data Analytics

December 13, 2016 by Eran Levy

The term Business Intelligence solution can be a deceiving one. Many software solutions that call themselves BI can actually only offer you half of what you need.Here it’s important to make the distinction between two types of business analysis and intelligence tools: end-to-end solutions and ones that are merely front-end. An end-to-end...[read more]

Information Is Now The Core Of Your Business

November 14, 2016 by Timo Elliott

Data is at the very core of the business models of the future – and this means wrenching change for some organizations.We tend to think of our information systems as a foundation layer that supports the “real” business of the organization – for example, by providing the information executives need to steer the business and make the right...[read more]

Why I’m Teaching Twitch to Predict the Future

October 31, 2016 by Daniel Hernandez-Stewart

Predicting the future is not a theoretical superpower. It is a skill we already rely on to make decisions, and like any other skill it can be rapidly improved with deliberate practice. Unsurprisingly, deliberate practice looks like making predictions within a domain and comparing the results to reality. This year I’ve built a culture of doing just that at Twitch. It’s the most exciting work I’ve ever done.[read more]

Data Driven Software Buying Decisions

July 27, 2016 by Michael Fauscette

We live in an information-flooded world fueled by a constant state of “connected”. Businesses have tried for quite a long time to become “data driven”, so with the avalanche of data and ubiquitous connectivity you would think that supporting business decisions would be a routine approach at most companies. But, as all of you who just...[read more]

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Can Business Intelligence Help You Manage Your Workforce Better

July 19, 2016 by Rehan Sheikh
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It is important to know what your employees are doing. That much seems obvious, right? But in today’s world with its increase in telecommuting and mobile working, keeping up with everybody is rarely as easy as simply just walking over to someone’s desk and asking for a quick update on project so-and-so. Note, however, that we did not say...[read more]

Technology Factors to Consider when Acquiring a New Business

June 30, 2016 by Kyle Cebull

Mergers and acquisitions can be complicated.  You’re buried in spreadsheets and profit and loss reports, conducting interviews and trying to understand every aspect of how the business operates. Often an overlooked aspect of acquisition or mergers is technology. Because technology can make or break a business, it’s an important...[read more]

The Global Billboard Advertising Statistics and Dynamics

May 19, 2016 by Sarah Smith

Should marketing really abandon the billboard and other forms of outdoor advertising? Do these methods still have any benefit to businesses?[read more]

Big Data Analysis for Health and Safety in the Workplace

April 4, 2016 by Sarah Smith

Big data promises to transform Australian workplaces in novel, revitalizing ways. It offers hope to employees who sustain serious, life-altering injuries on-the-job.[read more]

Unifying Human Capital Management in 2016

March 29, 2016 by Mark Smith

Businesses and their human resource organizations feel pressure to maximize the value of their human capital in today’s intensely competitive world. Many have made or considered investments in new applications that better exploit information to efficiently recruit, engage and retain the best talent. Advanced applications not only advance...[read more]

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Big Data Analytics in Latin America: Stormy Waters, but the Tide is Rising

March 4, 2016 by Kevin Petrie

How industry leaders can stay one step ahead of tech developments in Latin America[read more]

Long Term Financial Planning with Financial Data Analytics

January 19, 2016 by Sarah Smith
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Big data is a statement that covers all information processing and gathering on a macro scale. With so much data flowing, a common thread is needed for actionable insights that are based on inputs. For online businesses, user behavior analytics and marketing are two sources of information, which trigger the need for taking action. Without efficient data optimization, there is poor use of money. It is due to the poor retention and lost conversations. Big data without action and insights becomes numbers without any real purpose. Most international online companies use big data to make improvements on customer, conversion marketing and website designs.[read more]