Digital Footprints: The Journey from Business Intelligence to Analytics

First Friday Book Synopsis

Bob''s blog entries alengo / Getty Images Big Data and Analytics are still a hot ticket Cisco Cognizant Compuware Digital Footprints: The Journey from Business Intelligence to Analytics Facebook Geoffrey Moore HP LinkedIn log files really do let you see what people are doing Microsoft Omniture SAP Yahoo! Here is a brief article by Geoffrey Moore for LinkedIn. To read entertaining as well as informative articles by other thought leaders, please click here.

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Blogging on Business Update from Bob Morris (Week of 11//13)

First Friday Book Synopsis

I hope that at least a few of these recent posts will be of interest to you: BOOK REVIEWS Out-Executing the Competition: Building and Growing a Financial Services Company in Any Economy Irv Rothman The Birkman Method: Your Personality at Work Sharon Birkman Fink and Stephanie Capparell Tilt: Shifting Your Strategy from Products to Customers […]. Bob''s blog entries "Lest we forget on this Veterans’ Day…." "The

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100% Of Companies Have This Problem

N2Growth Blog

Good business processes serve as the central nervous system for your organization providing a framework for every action, decision, activity or innovation to flow from and through. By Mike Myatt , Chief Strategy Officer, N2growth.

Get a Better Return on Your Business Intelligence

Harvard Business Review

There is a lot of hype and buzz around business intelligence. Companies are investing millions of dollars in business intelligence technology. However, unless this is accompanied by the simultaneous creation of a strong foundation for taking intelligent business actions, they are unlikely to reap a good return on that investment. So by learning how pilots are successful, leaders can get a much better return on their business intelligence initiatives.

Bookseller Leadership Mistakes

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As the business grew, it was time for the Borders brothers to hire a professional CEO. Unfortunately, the Borders CEO didn''t recognize that the Internet was changing everything.including the book retail business. But business trends proved Borders'' strategy wrong.

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This white paper explores how organizations are demanding more integrated and flexible business intelligence solutions that facilitate more timely and informed decisions, as well as how next generation of dashboards solve these challenges.

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Reporting & Workforce Intelligence eGuide for HR. You’ll also uncover tips you can begin using immediately to gather the metrics you need to focus on business goals and anticipate future trends in the workforce. by Ultimate Software.

Complimentary Resource – Reaping the Benefits of Next Generation Dashboards

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IT Organizations Built to Last

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Getting the Most Use Out of Business Analytics

Chartered Management Institute

Businesses now have more and easier access to vital information than ever before. One of the reasons for this is because of the advances being made in information technology (IT) and business intelligence (BI). Business owners can now reach new customers and business opportunities by managing, gathering and interpreting data and information. If you’ve recently discovered business analytics , then you’re probably wondering how you can get the most out of it.

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The world is going mobile. Are you moving or standing?

Strategy Driven

Any business today that isn’t going mobile is going backwards. Any business today that isn’t going mobile is losing to a competitor that is. Any business today that isn’t going mobile is admitting their failure to see the PRESENT.

The Value of a Good Visual: Immediacy

Harvard Business Review

While many business intelligence tools have enabled drill down reports for years, they typically contain only common visuals and also typically constrain users to predetermined paths. Your Business Needs Insight, Not Just Pretty Pictures. Our brains are meant to see in pictures.

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Data For All! How New Tools Democratize Visualization

Harvard Business Review

When I talk to organizations about how they are using data visualization tools I am often struck by the fact that they use these tools mostly to generate charts and graphs that really aren''t all that different from what they could have created with standard business intelligence or desktop tools.

Are We Asking Too Much of Our CIOs?

Harvard Business Review

CIOs are being tasked with managing internal business systems, cloud-based services, big data innovation, data security, and the 24x7 needs of global customers who access company data on personal devices. Indeed, we may begin to see more business unit leaders in CIO roles in the future.

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Analytics 3.0: Measurable Business Impact From Analytics & Big Data

Harvard Business Review

is marked by enterprises assembling business intelligence systems and expertise to drive reporting and descriptive analytics. the business impact has not always been clear. marks the stage of maturity where leading organizations realize measurable business impact from the combination of traditional analytics and big data. In this interactive Harvard Business Review webinar, analytics industry pioneer Tom Davenport explains Analytics 3.0

Job Titles Aren't That Important

Harvard Business Review

This trepidation is not only hard on the applicants, but can also take a toll on the business itself. Indeed, 38 percent of companies say that their business has been harmed by extended vacancies. Are companies creating their own skills gap? While much of the skills deficit in the U.S.

Just Adding a Chief Data Officer Isn’t Enough

Harvard Business Review

Brad Peters, CEO of Birst, a business intelligence company, raised the issue of incentives and structure with me in an interview at Saleforce.com’s Dreamforce conference. Small Businesses Need Big Data, Too.

How to Get More Value Out of Your Data Analysts

Harvard Business Review

Organizations succeed with analytics only when good data and insightful models are put to regular and productive use by business people in their decisions and their work. million business people with the know-how to put big data analytics to use. What do the business people learn?

Data is Worthless if You Don't Communicate It

Harvard Business Review

Too many managers are, with the help of their analyst colleagues, simply compiling vast databases of information that never see the light of day, or that only get disseminated in auto-generated business intelligence reports. How I will measure the business impact.

Yes, Managing IT Is Your Job

Harvard Business Review

These "channel" systems helped steer business to American Airlines. ERP systems, RFID , knowledge management, business intelligence) have washed over organizations. I believe that IT will become a more integrated operational component of delivering business results, as at ING.

IT Has To Deliver Great Tools — and Teach People to Use Them

Harvard Business Review

Interestingly, network performance accounted for only about 20% of an employee''s contribution to business performance a decade ago. The business intelligence team at a leading retailer revamped the training it offers the company''s employees.

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The Public/Private Cooperation We Need on Cyber Security

Harvard Business Review

We''ve seen significant breaches at government agencies and in private businesses, including leading financial institutions and large U.S. It''s encouraging that many business leaders understand the threat. Not that long ago, cybersecurity was an issue for the back room.

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How IT Professionals Can Embrace the Serendipity Economy

Harvard Business Review

Industrial age measures can''t evaluate Serendipity Economy results, leaving its outcomes like invention and innovation, process improvements, and new businesses relegated to the evidence of anecdote.

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The Value of a Good Visual: Immediacy

Harvard Business Review

While many business intelligence tools have enabled drill down reports for years, they typically contain only common visuals and also typically constrain users to predetermined paths. Your Business Needs Insight, Not Just Pretty Pictures. Our brains are meant to see in pictures.

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The Danger of Turning Cynical About Silicon Valley

Harvard Business Review

GDP, according to Harvard Business School professor Josh Lerner , venture-backed companies made up more than 11% of public firms as of 2011, with a total market value of $25.9 Last quarter , within the dominant “Internet” category, the most venture capital deals were done in the areas of business intelligence and analytics, followed by advertising, HR and workforce management, and customer relationship management — all ways of using the Internet to make other businesses more efficient.

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Data Analysis Should Be a Social Event

Harvard Business Review

Here''s a common business problem: You want to retain more of your customers. However, we''ve found that companies that don''t explore the social aspects of analytics are missing out on opportunities to use data to completely transform their businesses.

How to Compete When IT Is Abundant

Harvard Business Review

To stay competitive, businesses rapidly embraced PCs, and the subsequent transition to the client/server era. And given the complexities involved in building up competitive IT weaponry, businesses won by out-spending and out-resourcing their opponents. The cloud enables enterprises to efficiently implement best-of-breed services while serving the varied needs of a business.

A Summer Reading List for Marketers

Harvard Business Review

We read the odd business book or attend an occasional conference, and that''s the extent of our professional development. With a focus on Business-To-Business and a slant towards content marketing and social media, MarketingProfs is filled with fascinating articles, blog posts and interviews. Short blog posts (sometimes long ones) that will get you thinking differently about marketing (and business). TED Talks — Business.

Little Data Makes Big Data More Powerful

Harvard Business Review

While companies build up their business intelligence teams and hire (Big) Data scientists, companies should also look to create services based on Little Data that empower their customers. There is no doubt that Big Data will transform business. You may not know this, but Big Data has a little brother. And together, Big and Little Data are far more powerful than Big Data alone.

An Introduction to Data-Driven Decisions for Managers Who Don’t Like Math

Harvard Business Review

Not a week goes by without us publishing something here at HBR about the value of data in business. Big data, small data, internal, external, experimental, observational — everywhere we look, information is being captured, quantified, and used to make business decisions.

5 Bad Reasons to Start a For-Profit Social Enterprise

Harvard Business Review

This is a question we face each year at my organization, Echoing Green, when we evaluate thousands of business plans from social entrepreneurs seeking start-up capital and support. According to a recent JPMorgan/GIIN report , impact investors invested nearly $11 billion across 4,900 deals in 2013, up 250% from 2011. Here are some of the worst reasons we hear for starting a for-profit to do good: Bad Reason #1: Only for-profits use “business discipline.”

How to Get Over Your Inaction on Big Data

Harvard Business Review

For instance, a 2013 Gartner survey found that 64% of enterprises were deploying or planning big data projects, up from 58% the year before. Traditional tools (business-intelligence applications, relational databases) simply can’t handle petabytes of unstructured information. These suites lent themselves to traditional ROI calculations because they largely automated manual business processes.

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How Singapore Became an Entrepreneurial Hub

Harvard Business Review

We made a couple, but they were proverbial needles in a haystack of business plans and pitches we sat through that were amateur at best, and outright naïve at worst. Singapore is regularly ranked as one of the easiest countries in the world in which to do business.