Thu.Oct 17, 2019

Top 10 Management Reporting Best Practices To Create Effective Reports


Management reporting is a source of business intelligence that helps business leaders make more accurate, data-driven decisions. But, these reports are only as useful as the work that goes into preparing and presenting them.

How to avoid and eliminate dead stock


Many companies have experienced a dead stock "graveyard" of products that can no longer be sold. Dead stock reduces cash flow that could be used to purchase new revenue-generating stock. It also takes up precious warehouse space that profitable products could occupy.

Blockchain’s Shocking Impact on the Restaurant Supply Industry


Blockchain has already changed many markets, and there are many good reasons to believe that we’re only seeing the tip of the iceberg too. We’re already seeing the impacts of the technology in various sectors, including some that came as a bit of a surprise.

Top Use Cases for Enterprise Architecture: Architect Everything


Architect Everything: New use cases for enterprise architecture are increasing enterprise architect’s stock in data-driven business. As enterprise architecture has evolved, so to have the use cases for enterprise architecture.

Encouraging Innovation in an Established Product Culture

Speaker: Richard Cardran, Chief Creative Officer and VP Strategy, HIA Technologies

Innovation is both a process and an outcome. The best way to begin innovating your products is by innovating your internal process. We'll explore the challenges, solutions, and hands-on techniques for becoming a successful "agent of change" within a well-established product culture. We'll examine the importance of UX and user-centric feature analysis, the adaptation of Agile Methodologies to the creative process, as well as a way to drive successful culture change for setting expectations and winning approvals with cross-functional stakeholders. Innovation and Leadership go hand in hand. Join Richard Cardran, Chief Creative Officer and VP Strategy, HIA Technologies, as we assess some case studies to see how to lead with a clear strategy well-defined tactics, and an unbiased understanding of the fundamental question: "why are you innovating?"

Is Google's Go All Set to take over Python for Analytics


When Guido van Rossum developed Python in the 1980s, seldom did he know that it would become the world's most widely used programming language. More than 8 million developers today, use Python as their primary development language.

Initiating a Data Governance Program in Financial Services

Perficient Data & Analytics

Previously, I discussed the components needed to design a data governance strategy. This post will describe in detail, how to initiate the data governance program.

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Ready for AI? Start With AI Ethics


In the past 12 months, artificial intelligence has become headline news, and not always for the right reasons. We’ve heard stories of sexist AI hiring algorithms , racist face detection algorithms , and AIs using your private social media data to influence elections.


How Can Blockchain Technology Transform Social Media?


In 2019, social media has become a fundamental staple in the daily lives of millions of individuals all around the globe. At this point in time, it’s hard to imagine a world where the concept of ‘liking’ a picture on a screen is foreign to us.

Artificial Intelligence: Salaries Heading Skyward


While the average salary for a Software Engineer is around $100,000 to $150,000, to make the big bucks you want to be an AI or Machine Learning (Specialist/Scientist/Engineer.). 2019 Oct Opinions AI Machine Learning Engineer Machine Learning Scientist Salary

Why we launched our new IBM Business Analytics community

IBM Big Data Hub

We’re delighted to announce the launch of our all-new Business Analytics Community. It is an essential component of the IBM Community, which includes more than 100,000 users who connect, learn and share everything about IBM’s products and services

The Magic of Intent: Start Knowing The Goals of Your Users

Speaker: Terhi Hanninen, Senior Product Manager, Zalando, and Dr. Franziska Roth, Senior User Researcher, Zalando

It's important to know your users - what are their preferences, pain points, ultimate goals? With user research and usage data, you can get a great idea of how your users act. The tricky part is, very few users reliably act the same way every time they use your product. Join Terhi Hanninen, Senior Product Manager, and Dr. Franziska Roth, Senior User Researcher at Zalando, as they explain how they were able to reach a new level of user understanding - by taking their user research and segmenting their users by point-in-time intent. You'll leave with a strategy to change how your product team, and organization at large, understands your users.

Real Data, Big Impact: UChicago Students Work to Improve Sales at Goose Island


Watch UChicago Master of Science in Analytics capstone projects unfold in Real Data, Big Impact and see how students collaborate with their clients to deliver successful analytics projects. 2019 Oct Courses, Education Analytica Chicago IL MS in Analytics University of Chicago

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Business Glossary Best Practices


We’ve recently discussed in this space the difference between data dictionaries and business glossaries , and why each is important to a data-driven business (which these days, is pretty much every business).

How to Easily Deploy Machine Learning Models Using Flask


This post aims to make you get started with putting your trained machine learning models into production using Flask API. 2019 Oct Tutorials, Overviews Deployment Flask Machine Learning Python

Flexible Decisions, Fresher Data, Agile Delivery? Data Virtualization Can Help

Data Virtualization

By Barry Devlin “I want it all, and I want it now,” sang Freddie Mercury in “I Want It All.” Today’s businesspeople, it turns out, feel just the same way. The pace of business has ramped up dramatically over the. Business Ideas business business intelligence Data integration data virtualization Data Warehousing enterprise data warehouse ETL Internet of Things IT social media

Embedding Operational Reports: Everything Product Managers Should Know

Speaker: Dean Yao, Sr. Director of Product Marketing, Logi Analytics

Businesses are run with analytics - but companies continue to struggle with interpreting, analyzing, and distributing data. Operational reports help get information to the people who need it most, in formats they understand, and in a timeframe that matters. Join the webinar to learn how embedding operational reports can give your users a precisely formatted, ready-to-analyze view of their operational activities. World-class software teams are embedding operational reports to empower end users with interactive data visualizations, detailed information, and highly precise formats that can be shared via email, PDF, print, or online.

Data Anonymization – History and Key Ideas


While effective anonymization technology remains elusive, understanding the history of this challenge can guide data science practitioners to address these important concerns through ethical and responsible use of sensitive information. 2019 Oct Tutorials, Overviews Anonymity Anonymized History Privacy

Software-defined Storage: Our Take


There’s no question that enterprise application usability has for the most part been left behind

Single File Restore – Fairy Tale Ending Going Down History Lane


There’s no question that enterprise application usability has for the most part been left behind

Dakar 2014: Nutanix and VMware's Jan-Willem Lammers Trailblaze Through South America


Nutanix has teamed up with VMware’s Jan-Willem Lammers to sponsor a group of Dutch journalists who will be following the Dakar 2014 rally


Your 2-Part Metrics Audit for High-Value Products

Speaker: Sam McAfee, Product Development Consultant, Startup Patterns

You know what they say: what's measured improves. As product managers we're in a golden age of being able to get all sorts of metrics and run all sorts of experiments. But what are your measurements and analytics focused on? Are they really truly objective? Do they contribute to the ultimate vision of your product? And is everybody clear on that vision? Join Sam McAfee, Product Development Consultant, as he takes you through a two-part measurement audit. First, you'll learn how to make sure your measurements actually align with your product strategy. And second, you'll learn how to evaluate your culture of using measurements, so future experiments will more consistently provide high-value results.

Dakar 2014: Update From the Road, Days 1-4


First day on the road to San Luis. During most of the trip we had 3G coverage, so we could follow the race progress live while underway


Bringing Web-scale Infrastructure to Hyper-V Environments


The Nutanix Virtual Computing Platform is a converged infrastructure solution that consolidates the compute (server) tier and the storage tier into a single, integrated appliance.

Not Just Datacenter Transformation; Nutanix is Also Transforming Partner Businesses


How do you know when a datacenter technology manufacturer has something truly disruptive? One sign is when channel partners start to focus their businesses around selling and implementing the manufacturer’s solutions

4 Years with Positive Ions


On the eve of our Series D, I am going to tell a visual story of our company. It’s going to be about positive ions, about the electric field we operate in, and about how a certain velocity differentiates us from the “also-ran” stationary atoms

Assessing and Fostering a Culture of Innovation

Speaker: Magnus Penker, CEO & Founder, Innovation360 Group

Welcome to an interactive empowering session on how to sharpen your future through innovation management, which can help guide your company’s goals. During this webinar, Magnus Penker, international thought leader and author, will dive into how to assess and foster culture and capabilities for innovation.

Dakar 2014: Update From the Road, Days 5-7


The stage to Tucaman was a real challenge for the competitors and one of the most noticeable images is of the bike of Goncalves bursting into flames


Dakar 2014: Update from the Road, Days 8-10


After the rest day, the cars and trucks got a relatively easy track. Still there were some issues for the competitors. Henk had to fix the Dodge again but did finish the same day which is a positive trend


Chasing Datacenter Efficiency


In recent times a lot has been deliberated on Convergence and Hyperconverged infrastructure topics, but these topics are not new for large-scale web companies. Years ago large-scale web companies started to face pressure from business to deliver better service agility at lower costs


Dakar 2014: Update from the Road, Days 11-13


Another tough stage for the competitors and a very pleasant drive along the coast to beautiful Antofagasta. Great weather, light breeze, and nicely located bivouac


Measure the Immeasurable: Beyond Vanity Metrics

Speaker: Sari Harrison, Product Management Instructor, Product School

As a product manager, it's your job to realize your product’s vision by executing your chosen strategy. It’s also your job to deliver value to the business. Ultimately, these two outcomes are aligned so the temptation is to focus primarily on business metrics. Doing this can cause you to lose focus on the real value you are trying to achieve, in favor of moving the vanity metrics such as launches and time spent. Join Sari Harrison, Product Management Instructor at Product School, as she explains how to use immeasurable success criteria along with your more standard KPIs to deliver products that don't just get used a lot, but deliver real value.

Four Predictions for 2014


Welcome to 2014! We’ve started the year with a bang. Your faith has been a big part of this watershed moment in the company’s history. Thank you for your unflinching support.

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The Basics: Snapshots


In my IT career at work I have never had shared storage that didn’t have snapshots integrated. They were considered fundamental to me if I was going to put all my eggs into one basket

Nutanix Disk Self-Healing: Laser Surgery vs The Scalpel


Nutanix being a converged distributed solution is designed for failure. It’s not a matter of if, but a matter of when. Distributed systems are extremely complex for some of the following reasons

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Flash – Performance at what cost?


Flash is everywhere these days and everyone likes to throw out impressive performance numbers. If someone told you that flash is faster than a hard drive I am sure the thought that pops into your head is, “yeah… thanks for the info


Leverage Your Organization for Best Product Decisions

Speaker: Rene Kolga, Senior Director of Product and Marketing, Nyotron

You can learn a lot by studying your product data, but the real magic happens when product managers blend different types of data from different sources. If you want to blend data and intuition to make bold decisions that move your product forward, you'll need to open yourself up to new data sources - but where do you get this new information? Rene Kolga, Senior Director of Product and Marketing at Nyotron, knows the answer: from other teams in your organization! Join us as Rene goes through the different teams you'll find in a B2B organization, how to build a strong relationship with those teams, and what kinds of insights you can get that will benefit your product.