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Why You Should Consider SharePoint as a Business Technology Solution, part 1

Strategy Driven

However, many businesses are cynical about Microsoft’s swiftly rising SharePoint tool. This could be because they’re not entirely sure how it can be applied to their business operations. How Can A SharePoint Solution Help Your Business?

Why You Should Consider SharePoint as a Business Technology Solution, part 2

Strategy Driven

In the part 1 of this topic, the likes of communication, organization and information was discussed as some of the reasons every business owner should consider using SharePoint. In this article, the focus will be on the pros of using SharePoint as a business technology solution.

How Data Management Can Help You Get More from BI

Strategy Driven

Making sound business decisions often relies on extensive analysis from a wide variety of sources, which can be a difficult and laborious process without proper data management solutions. The business world of today moves at a fast pace, leaving little room for error or experimentation.

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.

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. These variables are the essential ingredients for business success: 1. Contrast that with a typical business.

Ditch that Ghastly Spreadsheet and Turn to Smarter Analytics

The Kini Group

It’s only improved over the last three and a half decades, evolving with the needs of business and finance. Unfortunately, we’ve hit a turning point in financial and business intelligence technology. The spreadsheet has maxed out in its ability when it comes to advanced BI analytics required by businesses today. It falls short, however, of the smarter analytics companies need to do the quick analysis for real-time business decisions.

The Definitive Guide to Enterprise-wide Analytics Alignment

The Kini Group

It’s difficult to set up, difficult to maintain, and difficult to determine its impact on the business. Everyone has heard of the concept ─ data technology that helps all teams within a company, manage, protect, and analyze their data. Cloud-based technology is clearly the way to go.

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. CFOs often require costly technology and resources for their teams. Complex Environments and Technology.

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

Using AI and Machine Learning for Agile Development and Portfolio Management - SPONSOR CONTENT FROM CA TECHNOLOGIES

Harvard Business Review

By Ayman Sayed, President and Chief Product Officer, CA Technologies. You’ve probably already heard of the rise in artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) across many industries and applications. Read more from CA Technologies: The Key to Agile Success? It has also changed the way that our customers research, buy, use and review products and technologies. Innovation Technology Sponsor Content

How to Keep Your Business Sustainable

Strategy Driven

No matter which industry you are running your business in, you will need to ensure that you are offering more value or lower costs than your competitors to protect your market share. There are certain areas you will have to pay attention to to guarantee sustainable growth in your business.

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Advanced Analytics Are Crucial to Digital Transformation - SPONSOR CONTENT FROM DXC TECHNOLOGY

Harvard Business Review

Those that successfully harvest vast troves of data can improve productivity; make faster and more accurate decisions; reduce costs; increase competitive advantage; discover new business models and innovations; and better engage customers, employees, and partners. IT has long played a critical role in helping organizations deliver better products and services, improve operations, better manage risks, and develop new business models to stay relevant.

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. In 2010, Gilon-Synergy was acquired for $20 million by Ness Technologies (NASDAQ:NSTC) and Gal went on to serve as Senior VP at Ness, and was member of its executive management.

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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.

Complimentary Resource – Best Practices for a BI and Analytics Strategy

Strategy Driven

StrategyDriven has partnered with TradePub.com to offer you complimentary one-year subscriptions and/or free trials to dozens of leading business publications. Complimentary Resource – Improving Organizational Performance Management Through Pervasive Business Intelligence.

N2Growth Helps Businesses Combine Strategy & Innovation for a Consumer-First Approach to Digital Transformation

N2Growth Blog

Digital technology continues to transform both the retail and consumer experience. That transformation requires adopting new digital technologies in every aspect of business — from product design and operations to customer service and marketing.

Doing Business in a Big Data World

Strategy Driven

But this new world of Big Data is proving to be much more demanding and complex than expected, requiring companies not only to adopt different technologies, but also to make significant changes to their business strategy, internal skillsets, and organizational structures.

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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. Even at this early stage of development, you can see positive impacts of mobile engagement in apps from General Electric, Trane, and Uber Technologies.

Complimentary Resource – Top 5 Tips for Choosing Mobile Computers

Strategy Driven

by Intermec Technologies Corporation. StrategyDriven has partnered with TradePub.com to offer you complimentary one-year subscriptions and/or free trials to dozens of leading business publications. Top 5 Tips for Choosing Mobile Computers.

Complimentary Resource – Improving Business Operation Performance With Innovations

Strategy Driven

Improving Business Operation Performance With Innovations. Learn how using analytics to guide a business operations function is the path to continuous improvement and achieving higher operational performance. Complimentary Resource – 8 Tips for Social Business.

Tips for Conducting Business Across Continents

Strategy Driven

If you're looking to conduct cross-continent business, know that you can, but the task is not easy. The following are some tips that will enable you to conduct your global business successfully. The best advice I can give you is to keep your global business connected.

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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?

Leadership and Competition

N2Growth Blog

These captains of their own destiny share the perspectve that competition is not a significant factor in the execution of their business plan – they’re in control and competition is irrelevant. Do you have a business intelligence platform?

IT Organizations Built to Last

Strategy Driven

Over the past two decades, technology has advanced exponentially; and with that burgeoning growth, IT organizations have seen tremendous expansion. By doing this, it increases their overall satisfaction—and in the process, business profitability.

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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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. Skill 5: A Love for Technology. Successful leaders adopt technology that empowers their team members to accomplish more with their time.

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Bookseller Leadership Mistakes

Coaching Tip

As the business grew, it was time for the Borders brothers to hire a professional CEO. The new retail-oriented CEO decided to close down their website, fire their internal website experts and contract out information technology by having their books sold through Amazon.com.

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The Four Personas of the Next-Generation CIO

Harvard Business Review

However, a global recession and the inability of CIOs to deliver on business value have tarnished their status. Today's CIOs are under pressure to deliver on requests for innovation, cost reduction, connectivity, and a growing demand for business intelligence.

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Simplify Your Analytics Strategy

Harvard Business Review

While the interests in analytics and resulting benefits are increasing by the day, some businesses are challenged by the complexity and confusion that analytics can generate. Discovering real business opportunities and achieving desired outcomes can be elusive.

What Could Amazon’s Approach to Health Care Look Like?

Harvard Business Review

The introduction of Amazon Prime , which provides two-day delivery on many Amazon orders for a fixed annual fee, represented a huge shift in Amazon’s early business model. The Amazon Go store allows a customer to simply swipe their phone over a sensor upon entry and then relies on an array of sensor technologies to distinguish between the consumer actions of picking up a product, placing it in a cart, or returning it to a shelf. jamie jones/Getty Images.

Bridging the Gap Between Marketing and IT

Harvard Business Review

The digital marketplace has created a business imperative that every company be — in some way — a technology company. Marketing executives are being tasked with leveraging technology to improve customer experience, drive client growth, and meet loyalty goals.

What Data Scientists Really Do, According to 35 Data Scientists

Harvard Business Review

How companies are using artificial intelligence in their business operations. Data science can be used in a number of different ways, depending not just on the industry but on the business and its goals. ’” Analytics Technology Digital Article

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.

We Interviewed Health Care Leaders About Their Industry, and They’re Worried

Harvard Business Review

What legacy costs will be incurred as providers strive to optimize their business processes to deliver comprehensive value-based health care? How will leadership teams and boards of directors orchestrate the strategic transformations of their currently successful businesses? The transformation will necessitate substantial investments in finance, technology, human capital, operations, and infrastructure, and a substantial disinvestment of legacy resources in these areas.

What the Companies on the Right Side of the Digital Business Divide Have in Common

Harvard Business Review

In just a few years digital technology has connected an ever-growing number of people, sensors, and devices. It’s created new business and social networks, resulted in new ecosystems, and transformed our economy. While some have invested significantly in technology, operational, and cultural changes, others are lagging behind. The broad deployment of digital technology requires rethinking both business and operating models.

Meet Your Company's New Chief Customer Officer

Harvard Business Review

Customer intelligence is at an organizational inflection point. This practice, which is largely the evolution of database marketing, has become a critical driver of business strategy for global organizations in nearly every industry and vertical, because it supports decisions with data.

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Data Scientists Don’t Scale

Harvard Business Review

Our ongoing obsession with data and analytics technology, and our reverence for the rare data scientist who reigns supreme over this world, has disillusioned many of us. Artificial intelligence (AI) is beginning to transform data and analysis into relevant plain English communication.

11 Ideas for Economic Recovery

Strategy Driven

People and businesses are looking for opportunities. SAS – Providing organizations with THE POWER TO KNOW ® SAS is the leader in business analytics software and services, and the largest independent vendor in the business intelligence market. Where can you find long-term strategies for your business? No innovation lasts forever, says author and business advisor Geoffrey Moore. Technology can probably breathe new life into them.

Data Is Useless Without the Skills to Analyze It

Harvard Business Review

As Tom Davenport and DJ Patil note in their October Harvard Business Review article on the rise of the data scientist, the advent of the big data era means that analyzing large, messy, unstructured data is going to increasingly form part of everyone's work.

Shadow IT Is Out of the Closet

Harvard Business Review

Then came the cloud, which only heightened frustration with IT's lack of velocity in delivery, and managers flocked to outside vendors to automate various business processes, from customer relationship management to supply chain reporting to social media analytics.

Artificial Intelligence Is Almost Ready for Business

Harvard Business Review

Artificial Intelligence ( AI ) is an idea that has oscillated through many hype cycles over many years, as scientists and sci-fi visionaries have declared the imminent arrival of thinking machines. AI is not the be-all and end-all; it’s an embedded technology.

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Radical Recovery Tools

Strategy Driven

Another is that we wake up to reality, challenge the short-term profit demands of Wall Street, get strategic and build our businesses for sustainable growth. SAS is the leader in business analytics software and services, and the largest independent vendor in the business intelligence market. Everyone needs to do more with less, yet everyone complains they have insufficient resources – people, money and technology – to be effective.

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