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Multi-Channel Retail: Where Big Box Meets Big Data

July 22, 2014 by Charles Settles

Retail and big data.

Amazon’s highly publicized unveiling of their Prime Air project was seen as a warning shot across the bow of logistics giants UPS and FedEx, but Walmart would do well to pay attention too. As noted in part one of this two-part series on multichannel-retail, Walmart’s dominance is as much because of their investment in distribution as it is because of their low cost of goods sold.[read more]

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For the Greater Good: Cops Embracing Google Glass

July 12, 2014 by Philip Cohen

Cop wearing Google Glass.

At least two law enforcement agencies are trying or plan to try Google Glass so far. The New York City police department acquired a few pairs to try out, and a number of law enforcement and other government agencies in Massachusetts are interested in the program.[read more]

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Big Data Is Changing Every Industry, Even Yours!

July 1, 2014 by Bernard Marr

The Big Data Guru column.

For a business, the ability to have its production, stock control, distribution and security systems all connected and talking to each other will mean greater efficiency and less waste. Every area of industry is learning to reap the benefits of big data analysis, and it looks certain that finding innovative methods of gathering, recording and analyzing data is going to play a big part of business in the foreseeable future.[read more]

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How MDM Solutions Are Taking Enterprise by Storm

June 27, 2014 by Philip Cohen

MDM solutions.

Many companies are adopting a Bring Your Own Device policy in the workplace. This allows employees to use their smartphones, tablets and wearable devices in the office on the company network for work-related productivity. Though this keeps employees happy and helps decrease company technology costs, all this connectivity leads to new mobile management concerns.[read more]

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5 Signs Your Company Is Ready for BYOD

June 12, 2014 by Rick Delgado
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Ready for BYOD?

With the proliferation of smartphones and tablets, the business world has found itself scrambling for ways to tap into the benefits of such technology. This has been seen in efforts such as mobile app development. Perhaps even more significant, however, is the concept of “bring-your-own-device” or BYOD.[read more]

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MDM Industry Becoming New Standard for IT

May 30, 2014 by Jessica Oaks

Mobile device management.

As more businesses implement a bring your own device (BYOD) policy, companies are turning to mobile device management (MDM) to maintain and secure company data. MDM is now becoming an industry standard for IT. MDM is a strategy that uses software to manage, monitor, secure and support mobile devices used by employees.[read more]

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Ramifications of IT Infrastructure Everywhere

May 20, 2014 by Paul Barsch

Risky Business column.

Most people don’t notice that information technology pervades our daily lives. Some IT infrastructure is in the open and easy to spot, however plenty of IT infrastructures are nearly invisible as they reside in locked network rooms or heavily guarded data centers. Let's take off the covers of this often invisible underpinning and examine just a few ramifications of IT infrastructure everywhere.[read more]

Mobile Advertising, Clustering Algorithms, and Your Ticket for a Free Ride

May 4, 2014 by Lillian Pierson

Mobile advertising and clustering algorithms.

Because of some pretty bad-ass data science and Google’s ever-increasing awesomeness, it looks like one day in the not too distant future, we will all be able to get a free (or heavily-discounted) ride. A taxi ride, that is.[read more]

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Mobile: It's Still a Big Deal

March 31, 2014 by Paul Barsch

Mobile is still a big deal.

Taking a look at the latest round of capital investments from the internet giants, it’s easy to believe they’re more infatuated with self-driving cars, robots and drones that deliver packages than driving value to mobile consumers. That should leave a pretty wide open gap for businesses of all stripes to invest in meeting the needs of the mobile consumer.[read more]

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It's Time to Ditch Scarcity Thinking

March 19, 2014 by Paul Barsch

Risky Business column.

The information age has brought persons, businesses and societies elasticity, scalability, and the removal of many earlier capacity constraints. While some worldly things are physically scarce, when living in the information age, we need to retrain our minds to ditch scarcity thinking and instead embrace “sky’s the limit” abundance.[read more]

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Adopting a Sucessful BOYD Implementation Strategy

February 21, 2014 by Rick Delgado
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BOYD implementation strategy.

Each year, more and more companies are allowing their employees to use their own devices in the workplace. This system, known as “Bring Your Own Device”, or BOYD, poses unique opportunities as well as certain potential problems.[read more]

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Now Lawyers Can Use the Cloud, Too

January 10, 2014 by Andre Bourque
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A lawyer using the cloud.

I was having lunch recently with an attorney friend of mine and wanted to share a document with him. Since he already had Gmail, I suggested we just share it on Google Drive as it wasn’t sensitive data...turned out he'd never even heard of Google Drive. Storage may not be particularly glamorous, but it is what makes everything happen. And the latest cloud-on-premise, hybrid solutions can make lawyers and the like more productive with secure data.[read more]

The BI Collaboration Challenge [VIDEO]

November 20, 2013 by Lachlan James

BI.TV is your vendor agnostic fortnightly recap of global BI and analytics news.

Episode nine of BI.TV explores a series of opinions, best practice advice and research around five key analytics areas, including Collaborative BI, Dashboard design, Mobile BI delivery, Big Data uptake and engagement, and executive level reporting.[read more]

Business Intelligence and Analytics News [VIDEO]

November 6, 2013 by Lachlan James

an episode of bi.tv

Welcome to BI.TV, your vendor agnostic fortnightly recap of global Business Intelligence and analytics news, views and reviews. This episode explores a range of news and opinions across multiple business analytics topic areas, including Location Intelligence, Big Data analytics, self-service BI and Mobile BI.[read more]

The Importance of Failover Connectivity in Today's Environment

September 14, 2013 by Daniel Casarin

Moving to the cloud means that companies are relying on their Internet link more than ever. Even though every business grade service has corresponding SLAs, these agreements specify uptime as the target, not a definite. The reason for this being, things that are out of your service provider’s control can go wrong unexpectedly, hence their inability to guarantee 100% of uptime.[read more]