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Most Industries Are Nowhere Close to Realizing the Potential of Analytics

Back in 2011, the McKinsey Global Institute published a report on the transformational potential of big data—and it would take a supercomputer to process all of the articles that have appeared since then urging companies to get on board before some digital disruptor renders them obsolete. And yet …

Innovation

12 best-kept secrets of successful business people

<i>Answer by Vivek Raj on Quora.</i><p><b>They have calm, consistent morning routines.</b><p>Too many books and courses on personal success act like we’re robots, and …

Self-improvement

6 tech trends for 2015 that will change our future

Technology and innovation can be frustrating to watch in action. That’s because there usually isn’t much action — just incremental change with …

Making stores matter in a multichannel world

As the role of the brick-and-mortar store evolves, retailers will continually have to refine how they use their real estate.<p><b>For decades, the retail</b> …

eCommerce

Demystifying Artificial Neural Networks, Part 2

In this blog I thought I’d give you a bit of an idea about how Feed Forward Artificial Neural Networks work. As you might imagine, this is a huge …

6 Ways That Lack Of Focus Can Kill Your Business

Many passionate entrepreneurs fight to add more features into their new products and services, assuming that more function will make the solution more appealing to more customers. In reality, more features will more likely make the product confusing and less usable to all. Focus is the art of …

How enterprises see big data analytics changing the competitive landscape next year

<i>Picture credit: iStockPhoto</i><p>87% of enterprises believe big data analytics will redefine the competitive landscape of their industries within the next …

Google's top 2014 search terms may look familiar

<b>SAN FRANCISCO --</b> Robin Williams' suicide seared into the world's collective mindset more than anything else this year, based on what people were …

Marketing Sales: The customer experience journey

Rising customer expectations calls for rising expectations about how marketing and sales work together.<p>Video<p><i>(Note: Click play to watch a selected</i> …

100 Motivational Quotes That Will Inspire You to Succeed | Inc.com

As entrepreneurs, leaders, managers, and bosses, we must realize that everything we think actually matters. If we are seeking success, we must think successful, inspiring, and motivating thoughts.<p>Read on to find the words of wisdom that will motivate you in building your business, leading your …

Motivation

Five habits for executives to become more digital

Need to catch up to the digital revolution? Here’s our cheat sheet for the C-suite.<p><b>For many consumers,</b> being digital is second nature. Activities …

Innovation

What every executive needs to know about design

Meeting ever-increasing consumer expectations requires senior executives to place design at the center of business strategy.<p>Do you really know what …

8 big trends in big data analytics

Bill Loconzolo, vice president of data engineering at Intuit, jumped into a data lake with both feet. Dean Abbott, chief data scientist at Smarter …

IBM Watson is Providing Business Analytics -- Free

The public was first introduced to the power of IBM Watson when it took down the best human Jeopardy players set against it. Then the supercomputer …

Build a Company Where Everyone’s Looking for New Ideas

Bigger firms often have a harder time being innovative than smaller ones. For starters, their huge and well-funded R&D facilities full of smart engineers and designers don’t necessarily capture all of the good innovations going on. What’s more, it’s awfully hard for corporate managers to sift …

6 Ways Big Data Will Shape Online Marketing In 2015

Initially big data seemed to be something only available to the biggest businesses. Analytics are now being built into almost every application, however, making the technology accessible to businesses of all sizes. As businesses realize the power of information to create successful marketing …

Write this down: Taking notes is your most underrated work skill

"Write this down — it's going to be on the final exam," said no boss ever.<p>Note-taking is an unsung challenge of moving from school to the workplace — …

6 Predictions For The $125 Billion Big Data Analytics Market in 2015

The big data and analytics market will reach $125 billion worldwide in 2015, according to IDC. Both IDC and The International Institute of Analytics (IIA) discussed their big data and analytics predictions for 2015 in separate webcasts yesterday. Here are the highlights:<p><i>Security will become the</i> …

Build an Innovation Engine in 90 Days

Practically every company innovates. But few do so in an orderly, reliable way. In far too many organizations, the big breakthroughs happen despite the company. Successful innovations typically follow invisible development paths and require acts of individual heroism or a heavy dose of serendipity. …

Making Analytics Accountable: 56% Of Executives Expect Analytics to Contribute To 10% Or More Growth in 2014

56% of enterprise executives say 10% or more of their growth will be related to analytics in 2014. By 2019, 81% of senior executives see analytics being a major contributor to 10% or more of their companies’ growth.<p>Analytics are also making major contributions to the U.S. and European economies. …

The Current State of Machine Intelligence

(The 2016 Machine Intelligence landscape and post can be found here)<p>I spent the last three months learning about every artificial intelligence, …

Artificial Intelligence