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OptifiNow Releases New Social OnDemand Module

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by Angela Guess A recent article out of the company reports, “OptifiNow, an industry leader in SaaS-based solutions designed to optimize the effectiveness of the sales force, is once again establishing the industry benchmark by launching Social onDemand, the first social media application designed specifically for use by a sales team. Social onDemand empowers sales…

IBM Launches Digital Marketing Network

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by Angela Guess A new article out of the company reports that “IBM, joined by more than 100 business partners, launched the IBM Digital Marketing Network in the cloud to help chief marketing officers (CMOs) and their teams more quickly and easily integrate new marketing services to measure and improve their effectiveness in real-time. Part of IBM’s…

Taking a MythBusters Approach to Your Data Analytics

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by Angela Guess Frank Coleman of EMC recently wrote for Forbes, “During a Big Data analytics project you uncover a ton of information about your business. All of it expands your knowledge, and some of it leads you to new and interesting hypotheses. The trick is to quickly and iteratively test those hypotheses to get…

TARGIT and LS Retail Unveil New IT Solution

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by Jelani Harper TARGIT has partnered with LS Retail to deliver an IT solution that will enhance daily operations and performance data for retailers. The pair revealed that, “TARGIT, Europe’s largest pure-play developer of BI products, and LS Retail have partnered for the first time for the development of the solution. LS Retail is the…

IBM Improves Customer Experience for Swedish Transportation Operator

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by Jelani Harper IBM revealed that it has added Swedish rail operator SJ as a client for its customer experience management software. According to a recent press release, “IBM’s customer experience management (CEM) solutions are helping SJ to understand, identify, and eliminateconsumer pain points on online and mobile channels.  Visualization and analytics tools designed to…

Data Job of the Day: Data Analyst

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by Jelani Harper SMC3 is looking for a data analyst in Louisville, Kentucky. The position description states: “Under general direction, candidate develops, modifies and maintains computer programs for internal and external use. This involves analysis, design, coding, testing and documentation. Also, performs other duties related to the support of software products. Generally performs duties with…

Implementing Agile Business Intelligence Correctly

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by Jelani Harper There are a plethora of reasons to use Agile practices for the facilitation of Business Intelligence (BI), regardless if an organization relies on conventional warehouses, data stores, or Data Virtualization: Agile methodologies produce tangible results quickly and can assist in reducing the backlog of business requests for IT. They are ideal for…

Open Data v. The NSA

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by Angela Guess J.J. McCorvey of Fast Company recently wrote, “In Fast Company’s September issue, we take a look at innovators who are using smart, mostly tech-driven strategies to help municipalities solve problems that simply shouldn’t exist in the digital age. Steve VanRoekel, chief information officer at the White House (and former Microsoft executive) is no…

Splunk and Pentaho Partner to Unlock Power of Machine-Generated Data

by Angela Guess Thor Olavsrud of CIO.com reports, “Splunk, which specializes in collecting and indexing massive volumes of machine-generated data, and open source data integration and data visualization specialist Pentaho are joining forces in an effort to unlock the power of machine-generated data—and data from other sources—for business users. The idea, says Eddie White, executive…