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Here’s an excerpt from article written by Jamie Campbell, Kenny Kurtzman, and Adam Michaels for strategy+business magazine, published by Booz & Company. To read the complete article, check out the free resources, sign up for email updates, and obtain subscription information, please click here. * * * Start by choosing the metrics that matter most [.].

Business Intelligence: Barriers to Sharing Knowledge

Coaching Tip

Similarly, by using these approaches for collecting business knowledge, strategic decision-making knowledge and heuristic (rule-of-thumb) knowledge necessary for reaching the business objectives is also captured. Source: Olivia Parr Rud: Business Intelligence Success Factors: Tools for Aligning Your Business in the Global Economy (Wiley and SAS Business Series).

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.

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.

Complimentary Resource – Business Intelligence: The Definitive Guide for Midsize Organizations

Strategy Driven

Business Intelligence : The Definitive Guide for Midsize Organizations. Get the latest on business intelligence and how midsize companies can put it to use for competitive advantage. SAP is the world’s leading provider of business software.

Complimentary Resource – Business Intelligence: A Guide for Midsize Companies

Strategy Driven

Business Intelligence : A Guide for Midsize Companies by SAP Learn more about BI components and approaches to implementing a solution to improve your company’s efficiency and effectiveness. Click here for more information on Business Intelligence : A Guide for Midsize Companies.

Complimentary Resource – Improving Organizational Performance Management Through Pervasive Business Intelligence

Strategy Driven

Improving Organizational Performance Management Through Pervasive Business Intelligence. Explore the growing body of evidence suggesting a direct link between investment in business analytics solutions and organizational performance.

Complimentary Resource – Strategic Business Intelligence for HR: 6 HR Metrics No Executive Should Be Without

Strategy Driven

Strategic Business Intelligence for HR : 6 HR Metrics No Executive Should Be Without. By analyzing and reporting on the full range of HCM data, business intelligence uncovers the insights executives need for smarter staffing, planning, and budgeting decisions.

Complimentary Resource – The Truth About Mobile Business Intelligence: Five Common Myths Debunked

Strategy Driven

The Truth About Mobile Business Intelligence : Five Common Myths Debunked by Information Builders, Inc. This white paper will examine the five common myths associated with mobile business intelligence and uncover the facts about cost, implementation, and capabilities.

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The Four Intelligences of the Business Mind

Rapid BI

The Four Intelligences of the business mind – by Valeh Nazemoff This is a short (115 page) book, but it packs some powerful punches. The first truly practical business book applying learning from neuroscience to everyday business. Across seven chapters Nazemoff takes us on a fast paced journey: Your brain, mind and business transformation […]. The post The Four Intelligences of the Business Mind appeared first on.

5 Reasons CFOs Struggle with Financial Reporting and Analysis (and How to Overcome the Challenges)

The Kini Group

The remainder of the C-suite wants better access to insights uncovered so that they can make faster business decisions and better evaluate their teams’ performance. Business IntelligenceNo one likes financial reporting and analysis. There, I said it.

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5 Reasons CFOs Struggle with Financial Reporting (and How to Overcome the Challenges)

The Kini Group

The remainder of the C-suite wants better access to insights uncovered so that they can make faster business decisions and better evaluate their teams’ performance. Business IntelligenceNo one likes financial reporting. There, I said it. Analysis, now sometimes that’s fun.

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The Leapfrog Opportunity For Executing Strategy (Summarized)

Six Disciplines

Built upon the results of these efforts, we believe the coming Execution Revolution will result in an order-of-magnitude change in cost that will allow small to midsized businesses not only to catch up, but to actually leapfrog, larger organizations in their execution management capabilities. The business excellence methodology component of this program is detailed in Gary Harpst''s first book, Six Disciplines for Excellence: Building Small Businesses That Learn, Lead and Last.

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.

Complimentary Resource – The Road to BI Success

Strategy Driven

Read an active Q&A session with Dan Vesset, IDC Program Vice President of Business Analytics on building a successful enterprise BI strategy. Complimentary Resource – Improving Organizational Performance Management Through Pervasive Business Intelligence.

Complimentary Resource – Picture This: Self-Service BI Through Data Discovery and Visualization

Strategy Driven

Read how business leaders are using visualization software to run like never before. StrategyDriven has partnered with TradePub.com to offer you complimentary one-year subscriptions and/or free trials to dozens of leading business publications.

15 Analytics Capabilities to Consider When Choosing Your Next Big Data Solution

The Kini Group

The constant pursuit of actionable insights for strategy improvement is crucial to your business. Finding the perfect one for your business starts with narrowing down the list based on the following criteria and steps. We’re all busy, so not a lot, right? Business Intelligence

GC29: GamifiKaizen: Using gamification for continuous improvement | with Gal Rimon of GamEffective

Engaging Leader

Previously, was CEO of Gilon-Synergy Business Insight, a national leader in Business Intelligence. Longtime listeners of Game Changer know that gamification isn’t about rewards and competition. The most effective gamification makes use of intrinsic drivers to engage employees.

Complimentary Resource – Data, Data Everywhere: A Special Report on Managing Information

Strategy Driven

Learn how businesses are transforming themselves based on the abundance of data, and benefits found in the various uses of information and the new methods of visualizing data. Even so, the data deluge is already starting to transform business, government, science and everyday life.

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

The Leapfrog Opportunity For Executing Strategy (Summarized)

Six Disciplines

Built upon the results of these efforts, we believe the coming Execution Revolution will result in an order-of-magnitude change in cost that will allow small to midsized businesses not only to catch up, but to actually leapfrog, larger organizations in their execution management capabilities. The business excellence methodology component of this program is detailed in Gary Harpst's first book, Six Disciplines for Excellence: Building Small Businesses That Learn, Lead and Last.

Recommended Resource – Positive Intelligence

Strategy Driven

Positive Intelligence : Why Only 20% of Teams and Individuals Achieve Their True Potential and How You Can Achieve Yours. Positive Intelligence by Shirzad Chamine reveals the ten personality Saboteurs limiting individual performance and the three Sage strategies to combat these limiters.

Free Webinar: Customer Centricity – is it a Panacea or a Pipe-Dream?

Krishna De

I am delighted that in our next free webinar, I will be joined by Elaine Fletcher Partner in the Business Analytics and Optimisation Group of IBM Global Business Services, where she leads the strategy, development and deployment of repeatable propositions across all market sectors.

Why your employees are your brand

Chartered Management Institute

I wrote recently about 5 ways social business is affecting the culture of our organisations and all of those feed into our brands, because all have a distinct impact upon the way our employees behave. Adi Gaskell is a management writer and social business expert. In our knowledge economy, what would you say your brand is all about?

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Complimentary Resource – Forrester Research Report: The Business Impact of Mobile Engagement

Strategy Driven

Forrester Research Report : The Business Impact of Mobile Engagement. StrategyDriven has partnered with TradePub.com to offer you complimentary one-year subscriptions and/or free trials to dozens of leading business publications.

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.

Everything you need to know about leadership, you learned in Kindergarten

Women on Business

In Kindergarten we learned to always say it, can you imagine the change in the business world with that one little thing? One of the first things we learned in Kindergarten was that everybody would get a turn, and in business we have completely unlearnt that skill.

Free Webinar: Customer Centricity – is it a Panacea or a Pipe-Dream?

Krishna De

I am delighted that in our recent free webinar, I was joined by Elaine Fletcher Partner in the Business Analytics and Optimisation Group of IBM Global Business Services, where she leads the strategy, development and deployment of repeatable propositions across all market sectors.

Leadership and Knowledge Management

N2Growth Blog

Let’s see if we can bring this issue a bit closer to home for some of you…Ask yourself the following questions: Have you ever had a disruption in business continuity because someone who possessed a wealth of experience and/or information retired, quit or was terminated?

Bookseller Leadership Mistakes

Coaching Tip

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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Leadership Lessons From the CEO of Scripps

Steve Farber

I was introduced to Van Gorder by one of his executive team, and–even though I’d read his book, The Front-Line Leader –I wanted to hear his advice for entrepreneurs and small business leaders striving to create a positive culture.

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The Importance of Data Visualization In Your Business and 10 Ways to Pull it Off Easily

The Kini Group

Data visualization puts complex data into a graphical format, allowing you to more easily understand the state of your business and identify patterns to bolster your successful strategies. You’d start with a handy spreadsheet and slowly and painstakingly create a simplified graphic to help convey a message or understand a business trend. The Importance of Data Visualization & 9 Ways It Benefits Your Business. Business Intelligence

The Visual Organization Achieves Data Discovery

Coaching Tip

Some work in concept but fail because they are too busy; they confuse people more than they convey information. The long-term aims of dataviz is making better business decisions and even prediction. . Dataviz shares the same ultimate goal with data mining, business intelligence (BI), analytics and enterprise reporting: to make more informed business decisions. It''s not hard to find truly awful representations of information. .

Complimentary Resource – Understanding and Investing in Information Intelligence

Strategy Driven

Understanding and Investing in Information Intelligence. In this paper ESG’s Senior Analysts, Brian Babineau and Katey Wood, describe why organizations should strive for better information intelligence. by StoredIQ, Inc.

How Top Pricing Managers Drive Profits: 6 Skills to Success

The Kini Group

Knowledge about the commercial side of the business is also crucial; it helps you understand when discounts just aren’t necessary. This need for an increase in efficiency led to the rise of Business Intelligence and analytics solutions. According to IBM , we create 2.5

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Is Blogging Dead?

N2Growth Blog

For purposes of advancing this discussion I want to examine a few simple business fundamentals and macroeconomic lessons to lend some historical context to the rapidly evolving state of the blogosphere. Ninety-two percent of those businesses called the platform a success.”

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Getting closer to the customer is the key issue for Marketing Execs

Strategy Driven

Johnson runs a business devoted to facilitating conversation between, and asking challenging questions of, the marketing and communications community. What are the most important topics for marketers?

Complimentary Resource – Reaping the Benefits of Next Generation Dashboards

Strategy Driven

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.

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

Complimentary Resource – Reporting & Workforce Intelligence eGuide for HR

Strategy Driven

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.