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You’re Aren’t So Great at Multitasking – And Neither Am I.

The first use of the term “multitasking” occurred in 1965 by IBM when they described the capabilities of the IBM System/360. (While it may have also been the beginning of Skynet, I’ll save that discussion for another blog at another time.) Probably everyone you know—and many more that you don’t know—have at one time or…

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How E-Commerce Vendors Can Leverage Omnichannel Marketing

Omnichannel is one of the top buzzwords in digital marketing, but it’s also much more than a short-term trend. Omnichannel marketing is already disrupting practices in nearly every sector, and its impact will only continue to grow over time. If you’re not familiar with omnichannel strategies and how they contribute to a multichannel marketing approach,…

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3 Business Intelligence Opportunities For Omnichannel Retailers

Every key player in the retail industry has moved or is trying to move to a data-driven organization. To be truly successful in giving customers a consistent experience across all channels, analyzing past and predict future customer behaviors is critical: only real-time data can allow that to happen! Business Intelligence for omnichannel retail, if performed…

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How to Manage Data Within an Agile Organization

Good data governance makes quality information timely available throughout the lifecycle of the organization. This should include aspects of availability, usability, consistency, data integrity, and data security. Governance should, however, adapt data processes to the needs of the parent agile organization. That said, effective data management does not exist outside the rest of the IT…

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What Are BI, Data Visualization & Data Analytics?

A few decades ago, the term “business intelligence” emerged as an umbrella term—much like “big data,” “web 2.0,” and “artificial intelligence”—to represent a set of technologies and processes that together provide business metrics for business users. Typical business intelligence (BI) implementations require the creation of a data warehouse—a placeholder for the business’ key data tables,…

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Tableau & Looker Got Acquired For Big Money. Now What?

In the world of Business Intelligence, big news travel fast and the acquisition of Tableau by Salesforce and Looker by Google was BIG news! For some these types of transactions generate apprehension and fear, for others, it raises hopes and excitement. Apprehension and fear because sometimes these acquisitions are made simply to acquire technology or…

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10 Keys to Successful BI Implementation

Why is it so challenging to get Business Intelligence (BI) adopted, implemented, and leveraged in an organization? Unlike CRM and ERP tools, which are essentially data collectors, BI requires just as much thought to implement and sometimes even more resources than its transactional counterparts. Yet many organizations continue to struggle to ensure that it is being used…

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Build Powerful Traffic Dashboards In 4 Steps

Google Analytics world 1st used tool to track website traffic and conversions mostly because it’s free and very thorough. You can find a LOT of information, maybe too much. It takes a little bit of practice and time to familiarize yourself with Google Analytics interface. If you want to go deep into your traffic analysis,…

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Time Is Money! 3 Personas That Waste It

Everyone agrees that time is scarce and thereby, valuable. For almost 2,500 years, political leaders, philosophers, and titans of business have pontificated about the value of time. In 430-ish B.C, writer and Greek statesmen, Antiphon, wrote to the Greek Senate that “the most costly outlay is time.” in 1748, Benjamin Franklin penned the essay, “Advice…

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Data Isn’t Just Numbers, Focus On What Matters Most

When I joined ClicData five years ago, companies of all sizes had been preaching the gospel of the power of data for years. While many companies had adopted systems such as SAP Business Objects and SQL Reporting Services as their go-to tools to make sense of their data, Excel had been offering business users the…

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What Can Business Intelligence Do For Big Data

Big Data is all about collecting, analyzing and processing the enormous data collected from the day of transistor invention and till date. Transistors made the machines fast to advanced. The computation power of digital machines hypes every year by huge numbers. According to Moore’s Law, the number of transistors doubles for every 18 to 24…

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Customer Reporting Becomes Powerful When Automated

I often tell my salespeople, along with my partners throughout the world, never confuse activity with productivity, and yet we all do it anyways, and here is why. There is an inherent need to understand the actions that create productivity and, in this case, that productivity is bottom line sales. ClicData has a significant number…

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Master Social Media in 2019 with Online Dashboards

Social media is continuing to play a greater and greater role in the purchasing decisions we make. Numerous studies demonstrate the increased integration of social media engagement with buyer decision-making. Social media influences sales more than ever Collective Bias conducted a survey among 14,000 respondents in US and indicated that as much as 70% of…

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