Secret To Successful Remote Communication

Part 1 of a 4-Part Series on Effective Remote Business Communications It was the early 1800s when Christopher North first penned the phrase, “His Majesty’s dominions, on which the sun never sets,” which he later revised to the more user-friendly and more quoted, “The sun never sets on the British Empire.” North, of course, was…

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Structured Approach Business Intelligence

There have been drastic changes to how companies perceive data over the past few years. The sheer volume of data that’s available from multiple applications, the speed that it gets processed, and the variety of data that is available for consumption, have combined to create an overwhelming scenario for most companies. At the same time,…

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How To Become Bi Ready

Managers and organizational chiefs know that their company data has a story to tell. Non-profits, academia, and businesses alike care about the success of their organizations and ultimately want them to meet their goals. That desire to reach their objectives and accomplish their business goals as effectively as possible drives the impulse to upgrade reporting…

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Set SMART Goals For Business

The beginning of the new year is a great time to establish new resolutions and goals—in both our personal and professional lives—for the next 6 to 12 months. I, for one, need to save money for my upcoming wedding, while I also need to keep losing weight so I can look good in the photos…

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Blog Mistakes To Avoid Customer Service Performance

As Peter Drucker famously wrote in The Practice of Management, “what gets measured, gets managed.” Small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) have begun to embrace the power of measurement in everything from marketing campaigns to recruitment initiatives in recent years. Leveraging tools like Google Analytics, Facebook Ads Manager or through CRMs, CMOs, CFOs, and HR heads…

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Blog Multitasking

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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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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BI 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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Data Management 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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Difference Bi Dataviz 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 Acquisition

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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