A Connected Thermostat for Business Growth

December 23, 2016

The connected world is often portrayed through inspirational stories. Prime-time television commercials abound with amazing tales of connected cities and autonomous cars linked by graphics of glowing, flowing, fluorescent interconnected trails. We are watching science fiction come to life before our eyes. Then there are the no less compelling, smaller scale examples of our increasingly… Read More »

4 Business Risks Preventing Big Data ROI

December 23, 2016

Evaluating risk vs. return of a big data initiative can be tricky, especially because the open source market is so active and fluid. Financial risk aside, business risk actually plays the bigger spoiler in properly estimating future cash flows and profitability of a big data project. Accounting for risks such as competition, emerging technologies, rising… Read More »

How Advanced Analytics Can Exponentially Improve Your Company’s Operations

December 23, 2016

In our highly interconnected world, delivering end-to-end operational excellence across the enterprise requires timely insights and maximum visibility into how every function of the business ecosystem connects. Whether it’s supply chain or sourcing, manufacturing or logistics, finance, transportation or any other functional area of the organization – focusing on operational excellence helps drive efficiencies, decision… Read More »

The Case for Finance Transformation in an Era of Changing Regulations and Customer Needs

December 23, 2016

Today’s CFOs face tremendous pressure amid changing regulations, advances in technology and heightened demand by senior executives for strategic insights and decision support. These new pressures complicate the fiscal team’s already mission-critical role as protector of company assets and booster of shareholder value. Against this backdrop, technology-driven finance transformation has become the key to survival… Read More »

Too Much Data, Too Little Results? How to Accelerate Your Company’s Big Data ROI

December 22, 2016

While 75 percent of companies from all sectors and sizes feel they are making the most of their data, in actuality 43 percent “obtain little tangible benefit from their information” and 23 percent “derive no benefit whatsoever.” Why the big disconnect? Many companies make an initial investment in data analytics, but then struggle, waiting months… Read More »

Look, Mom! No Hands! Volvo Cars Gives Being In The Driver’s Seat A Whole New Meaning

December 22, 2016

You’ve heard of the Internet of Things? The topic is hard to avoid considering it’s in most blogs and business articles when they discuss data. The Internet of Things (IoT) comprises billions of sensors around the world generating data in volumes unheard of until now. But, it is just hype?  Or does it really mean… Read More »

Are You King of the Marketing Jungle?

December 21, 2016

It’s a multi-channel jungle out there. And now that social platforms are running wild and digital devices outnumber the global population, marketers are having to shape up or ship out. Inspirational Instagrams – tick. Facebook recommendations – tick. Trending Twitter hashtags – tick. Customers are being bombarded with brands, trends, products, and services – personalised… Read More »

Big Data in the Magic Kingdom: Disney’s Secret to Customer Experience Success

December 20, 2016

What’s the big data secret behind Disney’s magical customer experience? Or any other retailer relationship, for that matter? Whether shopping for clothes, sniffing-out cheaper utilities, or strapping on a personalised bracelet for a visit to the Magic Kingdom, we expect the earth in return for our custom. And why not? Shaped by new technologies and… Read More »