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5 Steps to Analyst Success

All around us, we are surrounded by information and data. In fact, there is so much information bombarding us each day that there is even information …

Enterprise Business Intelligence and Analytics Strategies for the Digital Age

Business intelligence and analytics (BI&A) is a top organizational priority, as data allows smart companies to quickly assess market conditions and …

Slow internet? 10 easy ways to speed up your Wi-Fi

Broadband customers in the UK suffer from "dire" internet connections, according to a recent government report.<p>The report from a coalition of over 100 cross-party MPs found that 5.7 million people don't receive Ofcom's minimum stipulated download speeds.<p>While scientists try to fix the problem with …

The 10 Commandments of Business Intelligence in Big Data

Organizations today don’t use previous generation architectures to store their big data. Why would they use previous-generation BI tools for big data …

Instagram Analytics: 6 Metrics That Matter For Marketers

Instagram is only a few years old, but the social network is a hotbed of marketing activity. In fact, Instagram’s engagement ratio is eight times …

IBM's iOS sleep-tracking app is powered by Watson

Are your poor sleeping habits messing up your day-to-day life? If you own an Apple Watch or iPhone, you can find out with the SleepHealth app from IBM Watson. The app is the first for IBM's Health Cloud, a program it launched last year with Apple and Johnson & Johnson. The idea of the program is to …

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How to get started with Google Analytics

Google Analytics (GA) is a free online service designed to help marketers and webmasters better understand their sites' visitors — where they come …

Former Facebook Data Scientist Explains How to Wrangle Your Data | Inc.com

Please allow me to geek out for a minute and I promise I'm going to empower you with the tools you need to put Big Data to work for you and your business. This week I got the chance to meet Tye Rattenbury, a veteran of Facebook's core data science team. For a nerd like me, that's more exciting than …

The 8 HR Analytics Every Manager Should Know About

It goes without saying that people are vital to the success of any company. There’s no doubt that any business which can attract the right competencies, manage talent effectively, utilize capacity efficiently, and retain employees is setting itself up for long-term success.<p>HR departments are …

Human Resources

How To Avoid Data Analytics Failure

Analytics programs often flop. And many analytics success stories hide a dirty secret – they’ve been exaggerated, claiming credit for just about anything that went right, whether or not it was really the result of a disciplined data-driven decision process.<p>Why so many failures? Is analytics a …

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What makes a data visualization memorable?

<i>Image via Borkin et al</i><p>It may surprise some readers that’s there’s a thriving academic discipline concerned with quantifying the effectiveness of …

Simple Data Visualization Techniques to Make Your Charts 110% Better

Data visualizations are a fantastic way to bring information to life. If done well, they make your data more engaging and memorable. But, where do …

Infogram: Create Infographics, Reports and Maps

Grab your viewer’s attention<p>90% of readers spend more time on pages with interactive charts or infographics and 34% have shared them more often on …

Engaging Your Employees Is Good, but Don’t Stop There

Genius, as Thomas A. Edison famously declared, may be 1% inspiration and 99% perspiration. But building a company employees truly love reverses the equation: it’s almost all inspiration, and sweat has only a little to do with it. This is the unexpected conclusion of new research from Bain & …

How A Mobile App Helped One Organization Boost Employee Engagement

Bluebridge Digital is in the business of engaging audiences through mobile apps for such disparate organizations as tourism bureaus and churches. So when an internal, employee-led team called Bridgelife Group decided to tackle a challenge many businesses face—getting employees more engaged in human …

Peakon Raises €4M To Bring ‘People Analytics’ To Employee Engagement And Retention

Peakon, the self-described ‘people analytics platform’ for employee engagement and retention, is fully launching today and announcing it’s closed €4 million in Series A funding.<p>Backing comes from Idinvest Partners, and previous investor Sunstone Capital. The newly-raised capital will be used to …

McDonald’s secret sauce for employee engagement

<i>This column is part of Globe Careers' Leadership Lab series, where executives and experts share their views and advice about leadership and management. Follow us at</i> @Globe_Careers<i>. Find all Leadership Lab stories at</i> tgam.ca/leadershiplab<p><i>The Restaurants Show Canada</i> <i>takes place Feb. 28-March 1 at the</i> …

Use Digital Technology to Improve Employee Engagement

As a leader, you’ve probably thought about all the ways in which digital technology can enhance communication with your clients—but there’s another …

Effective Strategies to Measure Employee Engagement

Did you know that half of your employees hate their job? It's true, according to a Gallup poll that surveyed 5.4 million employees. Maybe you're even one of the employees that falls into that category. It gets worse though, in addition to the 52 percent who hate their job, another 18 percent claim …

Predictive analytics help Atlantic Health save $70 million in labor, operational costs

Atlantic Health cut operational costs $70 million in three years by effectively using predictive analytics, according to MaryPat Sullivan, chief …

A Beginner’s Guide to Sentiment Analysis

<i>Everything you need to know to get started with sentiment analysis</i><p>Sentiment Analysis Overview<p><b>Sentiment Analysis</b> is the use of natural language …

Natural Language Processing

Tracking Customer Lifetime Value In Google Analytics

In marketing, customer lifetime value (CLV), also referred to as lifetime value (LTV), is a prediction of the value a customer will have over there …

Cover Letters Are Dead: Do This Instead

Many recruiters say that they don’t read cover letters, but you can still personalize your pitch by making these changes to your resume.<p>If you’re looking for a new job, don’t worry about writing a stellar cover letter. Nearly two-thirds of recruiters say it’s not an important factor when they …

7 Ways to Fall Asleep Without Ambien

Stress, caffeine, car alarms, the neon sign outside your window — there are all sorts of elements conspiring to ruin your sleep. If you’re not quite …

Sleep++ 2.0 upgrades sleep tracking with the Apple Watch

For anyone looking to get better tracking and a bird’s eye view of your sleep habits, be sure to check out Sleep++ 2.0 available today. This latest version brings in a major sleep analysis algorithm overhaul to help users get a better understanding of nightly sleep patterns.<p>For users who frequently …

7 things a sleep scientist does to get a good night's sleep

Sleep is one of the most fundamental and basic things humans do. Without it, we'd literally die.<p>But many find it extremely challenging to not only get an adequate and consistent amount of sleep every night, but to do it well.<p>We turned to an expert — sleep scientist Patrick Fuller, an associate …

Big Data: 33 Brilliant And Free Data Sources Anyone Can Use

Data is ubiquitous — but sometimes it can be hard to see the forest for the trees, as it were. Many companies of various sizes believe they have to collect their own data to see benefits from big data analytics, but it’s simply not true.<p>There are hundreds (if not thousands) of free data sets …

Big Data

The Morning Routine Experts Recommend for Peak Productivity

What’s the best way to start your day so that you really get things done?<p>Laura Vanderkam studied the schedules of high-achievers. What did she find? …