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  • BI power shifting from IT to the business

    By Byron Connolly | 28 January, 2015 10:37

    Traditional business intelligence and analytic models are being disturbed as the balance of power shifts from IT to the business, according to Gartner.

  • New SAP Hana tool aims to put Big Data insights within closer reach

    By Katherine Noyes | 28 January, 2015 07:51

    A new SAP rapid-deployment service aims to help enterprises tap its Hana in-memory database and computing platform for business-intelligence initiatives involving Big Data.

  • How UPS uses analytics to drive down costs (and no, it doesn't call it big data)

    By John Dix | 01 December, 2014 23:05

    When you have an organization the size of UPS with 99,000 vehicles and 424,000 employees every single little bit of efficiency that can be squeezed out of daily operations translates into a big deal. UPS has been using analytics to do just that for a long time now, and keeps getting better and better at it. Network World Editor in Chief John Dix caught up with UPS Senior Director of Process Management Jack Levis for an update on their latest achievements.

  • Big IT vendors mostly mum on commercial drone plans

    By Bob Brown | 26 November, 2014 01:18

    Word that the Federal Aviation Administration might take a very hard line on commercial drone use has those with designs on such activity nervous. But as for big enterprise IT vendors, it's really hard to tell what they think because they're keeping any plans in this field very hush-hush.

  • Cost, integration issues halting big data projects

    By Byron Connolly | 11 November, 2014 10:39

    Big data projects are being held back by the high cost of setting up infrastructure to support the capturing of potentially hundreds of millions of data points each day.

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  • Six Google analytics tips for online marketers and SMBs

    By James A. Martin | 25 July, 2013 12:42

    Google Analytics lets organisations of all shapes and sizes measure the performance of their websites. There's a lot of data in there--and even more that you can do with that data once you've extracted it. These tips will help you get started with Google Analytics.

  • How to avoid online reputation management nightmares

    By James A. Martin | 23 January, 2013 14:39

    Don't let a few bad reviews or one negative article ruin your reputation with online customers. These three case studies feature companies that faced online reputation challenges, with a look at the results they achieved and the lessons they learned along the way.

  • How to Get Started With Google Analytics

    By Nathan Segal | 10 January, 2013 13:56

    Analytics help you find out what brings visitors to your small business website. With that information, you can better design your site to give visitors what they are looking for--and turn them into customers. Here's a primer on linking your site to Google Analytics and getting the most out of the data it gives you.

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