• November 16, 2018

Business Intelligence & Analytics

Business Intelligence & Analytics

Live from IBM Insight2015: The big data behind a peanut butter and jelly sandwich

Imagine this–you walk into Costco, head over to the produce section, and grab a loaf of Kirkland Signature Split Top Bread. Then, you see some peanut butter and jelly and pick those up as well. You then make your way to the register, check out and leave. It’s a pretty simple process that millions of people […]

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Live from IBM Insight2015: Analytics and ads of the future

Like them or hate them, advertisements aren’t going away any time soon. Companies want to spread the word about their products or events, and ads are one of the most visible ways to do this. This week at Insight, we’ve heard a lot about intelligent analytics that can be generated out of big data. Analytics […]

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Live from IBM Insight2015: Using analytics to acquire and retain key talent

5 – 7 years ago I’m not so sure I would have been writing a blog post about acquiring and retaining key talent. It’s interesting how times change, and the demand for jobs in general has led to a shift in how companies look to both recruit and keep their most valuable assets–their employees. This […]

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Live from IBM Insight2015: Where will the Cognitive Era take us?

If you’ve been following along with the happenings at IBM Insight 2015 (#ibminsight), you may have heard some of the amazing news surrounding the continued advancement of Watson and how this technology is bringing us into the Cognitive Era. So what does this mean for you and me? Think about all of the decisions that you […]

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Live from IBM Insight2015: when was the last time you read a privacy policy?

This was a question posed today at an Insight session on data-centric security and privacy. The issue is vexing, and it is rapidly becoming more so. Consider this: most countries have privacy legislation. Some, like the US, are industry focused. Others, like EU nations, are more oriented on individual rights. But while they all set […]

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The changing enterprise search and publishing landscape, part 2: choosing the right solution

In our previous post, we focused on the enterprise search marketplace. Given all of the changes taking place in the market and the number of solutions available, it can be hard to make an educated decision. In this post we’ll discuss the factors that influence adoption of this technology and have the biggest impact on […]

5-star-rating Business Intelligence & Analytics

My mobile app is AWESOME…I think?

So, you created this amazing mobile app for the employees at your company. Gone are the days of connecting to the VPN, and the painful experience of navigating the company intranet on your mobile device! Your app eliminates all that, and because it’s a hybrid app, it’s available for every device–even better! Your colleagues will surely install, use […]

CorVu Profile Business Intelligence & Analytics

Rocket at 25: a blast from CorVu’s past

CorVu was founded in 1990, and was brought into the Rocket family 17 years later in 2007. Based in Sydney, Australia, the first CorVu product hit the marketing in 1993, and the company expanded to other countries around the world within a matter of years. By September 1994 a London office had opened, with a […]

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Joe Parker and the Rocket Killer Penguins

With piles of snow on the ground and temperatures hovering around freezing, it still feels very much like winter at Rocket’s headquarters in Waltham, MA. But this is the time of year when our trivia team–The Killer Penguins–thrives; just ask anyone at Regina’s Pizzeria in nearby Brighton. Comprised predominantly of members from the Rocket softball […]

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Integrated risk and strategy: what is the best that could happen?

Risks need to be identified, monitored and managed as an essential component of the strategic management process. The International Standards Organization under ISO 31000 defines risk as “the effect of uncertainty on objectives.” Yet, in my experience, risk is more often the afterthought of a plan and most often considered from the perspective of “what […]