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    Love Data? Now You Can Wear It

    Did you think an old Tweet just goes into the internet abyss, never to be thought of again?

    How wrong you are.

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    15th Century Big Data - What Can We Learn From It?

    “Big Data” is in vogue today. It’s the new fashion in business and technology. It’s a phenomenon that is difficult to explain but somehow managed to trek from the Technology Street to Wall Street and now blazing its trails into the Main Street.

    The technocrats, the data scientists and the business executives are claiming that there hasn’t been anything like this throughout the human history.

    But, is this true?

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  • EPM Management Marketing and Sales Analytics Strategy How Target’s CEO Inspires Teamwork At A Massive Scale

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    Teamwork and collaboration are terms often tossed casually into the optimistic mantras of small startups, but Target’s managed to roll out these concepts on a massive scale. Consider: beginning with just one discount general store in 1962 (the same year it earned the affectionate moniker Tar-zhay), the chain now employs 365,000 team members (a number that heads north of 400,000 during peak holiday season) scattered across the U.S. and 30 other countries; operates 1,772 stores and counting; and rang up $68.5 billion in sales last year. Says (Target CEO) Steinhafel: “At Target, nothing happens without a large, collaborative effort.”

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  • Biz Intelligence EPM Tech Today We Celebrate a Woman Who Saw the Future of Computers

    Today We Celebrate a Woman Who Saw the Future of Computers

    Happy Birthday, Ada Lovelace.

    Today is Ada Lovelace Day, a day celebrating the life of Lady Lovelace, a nineteenth-century countess who published a paper that might be the first computer program ever devised. Ada Lovelace Day uses her as a symbol for women in science, hoping to bolster support for girls around the world who might be discouraged from pursuing science, technology, engineering, math, chemistry and the like.

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    Numbers Speak for Themselves, But Who’s Listening?

    The NBA professional scouts saw little in (Harvard University graduate and NBA star Jeremy) Lin. But a FedEx delivery truck driver, Ed Weiland, was paying attention. Weiland was a contributor to the website blog.

    Weiland predicted that Lin would be an exceptional talent based on the combination of two statistics: two-point field goal percentage and RSB40. The first stat is obvious, but the second completed the picture about Lin. RSB40 is a combination statistic measuring rebounds, steals and blocked shots (the RSB) per 40 minutes. Lin’s high index for these two stats revealed his dominance at both ends of the basketball court. Weiland’s prediction was initially ignored. Now he appears to be clairvoyant.

    Who knew? Was it Ed Weiland? Or were the numbers already there, and Ed Weiland was listening?

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    How to Commit to a Goal

    Here’s a brief story about why we all sometimes get distracted from the most important goals in our lives. Perhaps you recognise it?

    You are thinking about changing your job because your boss is a pain and you’re stagnating. As the weeks pass you think about how good it would feel to work for an organisation that really valued you. You think this might be a good goal to commit to but…

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    Mobility Disruption: A CIO Perspective

    Chief information officers are no strangers to change. Mainframes, personal computing, and the Internet have all transformed the world of business technology for both enterprises and technology vendors. Now, CIOs see the next disruption coming fast.

    Mobility—rising from its humble beginnings—is on a roll, driven by ever-higher-performing smartphones, tablets, and other devices enabled by 3G and 4G networks, as well as an explosion of innovative applications. Indeed, we believe that enterprise IT is on the brink of a revolution that promises to boost productivity by expanding office functionality beyond the brick-and-mortar location. There are opportunities galore, but cost, governance, and security challenges must also be reckoned with.

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    What’s the Biggest Barrier Finance Needs to Overcome?

    Only 5% of respondents say their Finance organization is delivering Game Changing Value today? But, 42% say there’s potential to deliver game-changing value. What’s that about? Find out. A study conducted by APQC and EPM Channel argues that CFOs must now double-down on their investments in finance team training and development. The sense of urgency stems from a disconnect between finding those employees with the skills needed for high-level analysis and business-partnering skills, and finance professionals who have those skills. Join [...]

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