Retail stores today pulsate with activity and generate streams of data about customer behaviors, customer traffic, employee performance, and inventory placement and sales. This creates incredible opportunities for retailers, their regional managers and their store managers to leverage analytics to better understand shifts in customer preferences, employee productivity, and merchandising… 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 is . . . lots of data from lots of sources. But we already knew that. Big Data Is . . . Mike Urbonas, director of product marketing for Attivio, says that when we focus on how much, we’re missing the point. Big data is really “the variety of information… Read More →
Having worked at EMI Records for more than a decade, Chantal Restivo-Alessi is no stranger to having consumers strike a staggering blow to an industry by moving to digital.
Do enterprise companies need someone to fill the role of a chief data officer (CDO)? Given the complexity of gathering, storing, managing, and securing data, an argument could be made that some type of data overseer is needed for larger companies. In addition to the various data streams for companies to… Read More →
The cloud, rogue IT spending, the consumerization of IT and outsourcing are just a handful of the many competing interests that threaten the viability of the corporate IT department as we know it. But data analytics can help an IT organization prioritize where it should place its focus to strengthen… Read More →
Many sales managers have a laser-like focus on tracking their goals and progress against these goals, but to be most effective they should be tracking different metrics. That’s according to a blog post from Scott Edinger, founder of Edinger Consulting Group, who notes that sales professionals and their managers too… Read More →
Today’s business climate is often ruled by fickle customers armed with unprecedented access to product information and equipped with social media megaphones to express their opinions of brands. Given that, are B2C or B2B companies better positioned to compete in a big data world based on how they have delved… Read More →
While many companies are scrambling to hire data scientists or others formally trained in analytics with an eye toward effectively exploiting the potential of big data, they might be more effective altering their culture to nourish the curiosity of the users they already have.