Big Data/Analytics

Gaining Inspiration for Data-Driven Innovation From Peers

Before making big investments in people, technology and processes for data projects, find companies similar to yours and look at analytic approaches that have worked.

Live Data Is Improving Efficiency and Productivity on the Shop Floor, but There Are...

Factory equipment is becoming increasingly Internet-enabled (part of the much referenced “Internet of Things” or “IoT”), and digital technology is helping engineers improve turnaround and uptime, while giving companies more tools to improve delivery time forecasting and saving hundreds of thousands of dollars in production waste, loss productivity and energy.

How to Focus Your Sales Team on the Right Effectiveness Metrics

When CEOs look to the VP of sales for a report on the latest results, volume and growth are the usual metrics discussed. But these two points don’t necessarily link sales with strategy. That requires better metrics, for a variety of reasons.

The Impact Of Predictive Analytics On Staff Development And The Bottom Line

Is your organization using predictive analytics to improve the development of your staff, and then linking this data to business performance? If not, it is time to consider the question with some seriousness, because predictive analytics is already being used in your organization in the areas of sales, operations and finance. Using it in the context of fostering learning and development within the organization can create competitive advantage.

Getting Smart With Big Data

How smaller companies are becoming increasingly sophisticated about analyzing multiple forms of data.

Unlocking the Power of Social Data

Your organization’s social marketers are the gatekeepers to a channel with the freshest, most relevant consumer data available. More than 1.4 billion consumers now...

Analyze This!

Key Takeaways Companies considering adopting advanced business analytics should: Determine precisely what analytical tools the company needs Weigh the advantages of buying versus building Assess your ability to...

How to Mine Social Media Customer Feedback Intelligently

An Accenture report says three fourths of businesses don’t know what their customers are saying about them and 31 percent don’t measure the effectiveness of social media. Here’s how to use social media intelligence, intelligently.

Tying Social Software to Business Metrics that Matter

Many companies are interested in implementing (or already have implemented) social software in an attempt to streamline processes and increase employee communication. Often times, however, the new software is not integrated across the company in a way that makes it useful and lasting.

Customer Information

Have you ever wondered what happens to all the information the local supermarket collects when they scan your personal information tag on your key...
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New Poll: CEOs Find Challenges In Using Customer Data To Drive Innovation

Ability to harness and sort through data for meaningful insights remains a hurdle, many say. “The key is...finding what is actually relevant.”

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CEO CONFIDENCE INDEX

CEO Optimism At Lowest Level Since Fall Of 2019

Chief Executive’s November CEO Confidence Index shows optimism among America’s CEOs on the decline, as their rating of business conditions one year out drops to two-year low.