The world is changing and that includes how and when people receive their news. With people at events like the 2013 Boston Marathon bombings posting happenings as they occur, it’s possible to find out about world-changing news before it’s reported by mainstream news organizations. Citizen journalism is a term that… Read More →
What do your customers really think about your company, your offerings and your competitors? Are they looking to cheat on you if they receive a great deal on a similar product from another company? If you want to really know how loyal your customers are you can find out by… Read More →
It’s an age-old problem in business. A mishap occurs, like a flawed batch of products that are produced due to an as-yet-unknown manufacturing glitch. Downtime to analyze and fix the malfunction could take hours or days, depending on the severity of the problem and whether defective manufacturing parts have to… Read More →
In a previous post, we explained that to succeed in today’s fast-paced, hyper-competitive market companies must be data-driven. But it’s not enough for companies to simply gather data. Top-performing companies are able to differentiate and distinguish themselves in the market through their abilities to use the right data at the right… Read More →
In today’s competitive environment, companies must better position themselves to act quickly on business opportunities and threats as they deepen their experiences as data-driven organizations. This journey to analytics maturity starts with the ability to measure the performance of a company’s business (or at least within specific functional areas) and… Read More →
Manufacturers consistently face numerous risks related to protecting the operational integrity of their supply chains, including heat and vibration that can impact the operations of plant equipment and production systems to unforeseen glitches such as transportation problems, and natural disasters.
Big data, once relegated to the technology industry, is making its way toward financial institutions looking to make better decisions about consumer loans and credit opportunities. The end result? Helping financial institutions around the world gather more data, analyze it more effectively, and make decisions more quickly.
As big data and analytics tools become more prevalent and easier for people of all walks of life to access, the consumerization of data is opening up untold possibilities for quality-of-life improvements in different corners of the globe. When leveraged effectively, big data is meant to inform us and help… Read More →
Ubiquitous communications are making it possible for companies around the world to compete on a more level playing field, notes Thomas L. Friedman in his book, “The World Is Flat.” We’ve seen relative newcomers such as Amazon, Facebook, Google, and Zappos grow their businesses in leaps and bounds, thanks in… Read More →
There are numerous ways that sales leaders and their teams can make use of data and analytics to strengthen performance. These range from gaining a clearer picture of the needs, interests, transaction histories and opportunities of existing customers and prospects to using analytics to identify gaps in sales performance and… Read More →