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  • 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.

  • Workday plots wave of predictive analytic apps

    By Chris Kanaracus | 05 November, 2014 04:01

    Workday is expanding its move into analytics with a series of specialized, predictive applications designed to help staff in HR and financial management roles retain top workers and make more accurate forecasts.

  • Big data wars: How technology could tip the mid-term elections

    By Jeff Vance | 27 October, 2014 21:08

    After John Kerry lost a very winnable election in 2004, Democrats were worried that Republicans had gained an almost insurmountable lead in both technology and data analysis.

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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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