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Startups Need Great Execution More Than Great Ideas

A popular approach for aspiring entrepreneurs these days seems to be to corner anyone who will listen, with a pitch on their current “million dollar …

Get the Boss to Buy In

An engineering manager at an energy company—we’ll call him John Healy—wanted to sell his boss on a safer and cheaper gas-scrubbing technology. This might have been an easy task if his boss, the general manager, hadn’t selected the existing system just a year before. Instead it was, in Healy’s …

14 Tips To Make 2015 Your Most Productive Year Yet

We talk to the most productive people all year, here are their best productivity tips for 2015.<p>In case you haven’t noticed, we’re a little obsessed with productivity.<p>To make your quest for a more productive self this year something you can really work towards, we asked some of the most productive …

Notes from Sales Training with Jack Daly

Yesterday I had the chance to attend a four hour sales training program with Jack Daly, courtesy of EO Atlanta. Jack is one of the most intense, and …

VCs to data startups: Your fancy tool is not a product, it's just nerdy

SAN FRANCISCO — A statistical model is not a product — yet.<p>Data nerds might be incredibly good at creating fancy data models and tools, but if they want to take those skills and create a company, they need to make sure they build an actual product that actual people want to use, says Scott Raney, a …

4 key trends that are revolutionizing enterprise effectiveness

For the last several years, conventional wisdom has been that enterprise software is the exciting area in which venture capitalists should invest.<p>A large number of celebrated exits have occurred with firms such as Workday, Tableau, and Splunk, all of which appear to have long runways ahead.<p>But what …

New Relic Insights takes real-time app data analysis to the masses

Advertisement<p>1 Comment<p>Credit: Jakub Mosur<p>New Relic, which retooled application performance management for the cloud era, wants to do the same for …

The sexy era of big data is over as VCs turn to fund unexpected industries

Advertisement<p>0 Comments<p>Credit: Jakub Mosur<p>Was it only 2012 when venture capitalists would rain money on anyone who said “big data”? Those days seem …

Sports is big business, which means it’s fertile ground for big data

Advertisement<p>1 Comment<p>Credit: Shutterstock / Anthony Correia<p>While there’s no real gauge for how strong an idea can be, a decision by Booz Allen …

Data for dummies: 6 data-analysis tools anyone can use

Advertisement<p>11 Comments<p>If you care only about the cutting edge of machine learning and how to manage petabytes of big data, you might want to quit …

Yup. We’re looking at a business intelligence renaissance

Advertisement<p>12 Comments<p>Credit: Shutterstock/Vladgrin<p>We know all about the giga-tons of information businesses are generating — and now collecting — …

This former SEC analyst wants to make corporate filings easy to search and even beautiful

Advertisement<p>2 Comments<p>Credit: RankandFiled.Com<p>At their best, SEC filings are troves of information that businessmen, reporters and retailers drool …

Data Visualization

There’s money in Asia for the Valley’s harder to fund startups (even cleantech)

Advertisement<p>1 Comment<p>Credit: Gigaom / Katie Fehrenbacher<p>There’s a lot of money in Asia for Silicon Valley’s more alternative, and capital intensive …

A new way to clean (and reuse) the waste water that comes from dirty industries

Advertisement<p>2 Comments<p>A startup called Axine Water Technologies has developed a new low-cost way to clean the waste water created by industries like …

Snorkeling

Visualize this: Tableau nearly doubled its revenue in 2013

Advertisement<p>4 Comments<p>Data visualization specialist Tableau has been killing it since its initial public offering in May, and the company’s most …

CMOs and CIOs Need to Get Along to Make Big Data Work

A global telecoms company recently decided to do what many companies are doing: figure out how to turn big data into big profits. They put together a preliminary budget and an RFP that asked vendors to take the data the company had — customer call and payments behavior, online searches, social …

The Structure Data awards: Honoring the best data startups of 2013

Advertisement<p>1 Comment<p>Data is taking over the world, which makes for an exciting time to be covering information technology. Almost every new company …

5 Startup Hiring Mistakes That Can Crush Your Culture

Taking on culture debt is risky and has a high interest rate. Here are 5 mistakes to avoid when hiring.

Employment

How To Launch A Startup Without Writing Code

A startup should be about solving a customer problem -- which does not always mean building a product from scratch.

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Intelligence

Applying data science to marketing gets People Pattern $4.5M

Advertisement<p>0 Comments<p>People Pattern, an Austin, Texas-based startup focused on targeted marketing, has raised a $4.5 million series A round of …

Zephyr Health raises $15M to put the right drugs in front of the right doctors

Advertisement<p>0 Comments<p>Credit: Shutterstock / Feng Yu<p>A San Francisco-based startup called Zephyr Health has raised $15 million in a venture capital …

MIT to offer its first professional MOOC in big data

Advertisement<p>4 Comments<p>Credit: Slavoljub Pantelic<p>The Massachusetts Institute of Technology has been involved in online education since the early …

Apigee buys InsightsOne to help APIs make predictions

Advertisement<p>0 Comments<p>API-management specialist Apigee has acquired InsightsOne, a predictive analytics startup that launched in 2012 and was …

As sites and services become product aware, the age of pervasive commerce begins

Advertisement<p>0 Comments<p>Credit: courtesy Nordstrom<p>Innovations in e-commerce, supply chain and logistics technologies have transformed the way we buy …

eCommerce

The Most Successful Leaders Do 15 Things Automatically, Every Day

undefined<p>Leadership is learned behavior that becomes unconscious and automatic over time. For example, leaders can make several important decisions about an issue in the time it takes others to understand the question. Many people wonder how leaders know how to make the best decisions, often under …

The future of data is about a lot more than pretty charts and sales reports

Advertisement<p>0 Comments<p>It seems like no discussion about the value of data is complete without some — often much — emphasis on better business …

IBM Watson

In 5 years, schools, medical systems, stores will know all about you, says IBM

Advertisement<p>4 Comments<p>It’s that time of year again. IBM Research has come up with its annual 5 in 5 list of technologies that it expects to go …

Banking startup LendUp shows why design is king as big data gets personal

Advertisement<p>4 Comments<p>So far, the rise of big data has largely been a passive affair. Many websites and companies focus on the big part — collecting …

UX Design