Why IT managers recommend business intelligence software


Advancements in technology have changed the role of the IT department from that of a cost center to a strategic asset. Modern IT managers are developing strategies that match a company’s vision and goals. Business Intelligence Basics Job Role - IT

Transform your IT team into a strategic asset


As advancements in technology continue to alter the way we do business, the role and function of the IT department must also adapt. IT managers need to consider ways to shift the IT department from the role of a cost center to a strategic asset. Job Role - Finance Job Role - IT

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Phocas BI tool proves its value for manufacturers, wholesalers


The article highlights how Phocas has built trust and a strong reputation with leaders and IT managers in manufacturing, wholesale and retail. Job Role - IT Industry - HVAC/Plumbing Strategy, Management and Performance Job Role - Executive

How IT Managers can slash reporting times


The IT manager is often burdened with ad hoc report requests and solving organizational data challenges. Job Role - ITThese tasks take you away from important jobs like improving the business by adding or upgrading systems or driving efficiencies with your tech stack.

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.

Data analytics helps Sistema ‘klip-IT’ on production efficiencies


It makes a clever product that people want to buy repeatedly. And it’s obsessed about innovatively making the product to ensure ongoing global competitiveness. Case Study Industry - Manufacturing Job Role - IT ERP - Epicor

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When decision making is so tough that even rocket scientists get it wrong


Typically, having loads of data is overwhelming for a decision-maker, unless it can be consolidated and presented in a way that is useful and makes a point. The horror of the catastrophe overshadows the story of how it happened.

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Accelerate Your Business Performance With Modern IT Reports


As in many other industries, the information technology sector faces the age-old issue of producing IT reports that boost success by helping to maximize value from a tidal wave of digital data. As head of IT, you may have heard the question, “How many support tickets did we get that month?

Top 10 IT & Technology Buzzwords You Won’t Be Able To Avoid In 2020


If you don’t pay attention to new changes or keep up the pace, it’s easy to fall behind the times (and the market) while other companies beat you to the punch. This feature hierarchy and the filters that model significance in the data, make it possible for the layers to learn from experience.

How to Build a Compliant IT Framework


But how does one go about building a compliant IT framework? The digital age, where data has become an integral part of business operations, organization processes, service provision and personal life, has led to the birth of compliance.

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Its the Egg

Mark McDonald

It’s a paradoxical question applied to everything from innovation to evolution to change management. The answer is rather simple – it’s the egg. The “Chicken First” proponents see it the other way. It is sterile, an evolutionary dead end, an experiment.

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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.

Interview with Henry Denner, IT Security Officer, Gautrain Management Agency


Is fostering an enterprise-wide security culture a top priority for you? One of the main objectives in our security programme is building human firewalls. We have an elaborate awareness campaign that focusses on engraining “security mentality” amongst our staff.

4 Signs Your Business Needs Professional IT Support

Smart Data Collective

Instead of letting your business suffer as a result of your stubbornness, you need to develop an IT sourcing strategy. Read below to find out more about the signs you will notice when it is time to hire professionals to help with IT support.

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SAP Consolidates Its Analytics Efforts in The Cloud

David Menninger's Analyst Perspectives

To arrive at the Value Index rating for a given vendor, we weighted each category to reflect its relative importance in an RFP process, with the weightings based on our experience and data derived from our benchmark research on analytics and business intelligence.

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The Art of Human Hacking - And Why It Works?


It’s social engineering. Some people call it the art of human hacking, while others call it digital attack techniques. It can be both online and offline. It all depends on how the attack is executed and how convincing the lie is.

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Will AI Change Education as We Know It?


AI will most likely follow the same trace, although it is still in its infancy in most domains. . In education, we can expect AI to play a significant role when it comes to better management of administrative tasks, grading, and personalized learning.

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Potholes in your Roadmap and How to Fill Them

Speaker: Hope Gurion, Product Coach and Advisor

As a Product Manager, prioritizing work on your roadmap is an important part of your role. To answer roadmap questions, you're probably familiar with frameworks like RICE and Cost of Delay. But products are built by people, and people are messy - unlike these frameworks. Hope Gurion, Product Coach and Adviser, has identified potholes in your roadmap that are preventing you from planning as best as you can. She'll take you through all the opportunities to improve your organization's relationship to its roadmap that you may have missed along the way.

What Is IoT And How Will It Affect You?


These special gadgets collect all data we make and share it with other gadgets and systems. It is used as a guide to these gadgets in getting tasks completed, analyzing stats, making things efficient, and reporting back any important info.

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Challenges Facing CIOs and IT Leaders


It seems like in the past few years things have already changed so dramatically that there’s no way we could be pushed any further from our comfort zone. There are a lot of big changes on the horizon in the world of technology.

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Why it’s hard to design fair machine learning models

O'Reilly on Data

It turns out that each of the standard approaches (anti-classification, classification parity, and calibration) has limitations, and their paper is a must-read tour through recent research in designing fair algorithms. Continue reading Why it’s hard to design fair machine learning models

Big Data is Transforming the Financial Industry at its Core


This industry thrives on processing market information to figure out what the next big thing is and what to do about it. Earlier this year, Investopedia published a very insightful article on the intersection of big data and the financial industry.

What Is (and Isn’t) Product Management?

Speaker: Steve Johnson, VP of Products, Pragmatic Institute

Product Management is one of the most exciting - and most misunderstood - functions in technical organizations. Is it strategic or tactical? Is it a planning role or a support role? Many product professionals are unclear about what is (and isn't) product management. After all, product management spans many activities from business planning to market readiness. In this session, we’ll examine many product activities and artifacts for product strategy, planning, and growth, and introduce a simple tool that you can use in your organization to clarify the roles of product management and others. Steve Johnson explores the many roles of Product Management in this fun talk focused on why product managers should obsess on problems instead of solutions.

Shadow IT is Today's Biggest Cyber Threat to Businesses


Today, IT officers must not only protect company networks against external threats – but also internal ones. . For example, the often-overlooked danger of shadow IT can lead to disaster if left unchecked. Typically, internal oversights fly below the radar of IT monitoring.

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Has Blockchain Failed Before It Even Really Began?


Just as everyone was getting really excited about its potential, it appears blockchain is dead. Or is it? Understanding blockchain and its potential application took a while for them, admittedly, but it appears the big guys are now on board.

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4 Different Types Of Managed IT Communications


Managed IT communications services allow a business to implement the latest technological communication systems, but without requiring the specialist knowledge and support staff to keep them working.Business Wi-Fi solutionsPortable and mobile devices such as tablets, phones, and laptops, are now the primary way the vast majority of people access the internet. All businesses, big and small, local and international, require some form of communication.

Artificial Intelligence: Why it's Evolving Faster than Ever


In spite of this, AI has advanced dramatically over the past few years, and it's improving at a pace not seen since the early days of computing. As these trends show no signs of slowing down, it's generally believed that the AI boom is.

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The Evolving Role of the CDO and CAO

Speaker: Ash Dhupar (CAO), Ben Donlon (CAO), Chris Hutchins (CDAO), Larry Shiller (CDO)

What is the point of a Chief Data/Analytics Officer? If you're in one of the many fields currently adopting this role, you've almost certainly heard this question; maybe you're in the process of answering it within your company. Join us and a panel of C-suite data and analytics professionals for hard-earned insights into what the CAO, CDO, and CDAO roles entail - and how you can create and move into these roles within your organization, if they aren't already there.

What it Really Takes to Become a Professional Data Scientist


Data science, is it a piece of cake? As estimated by the European Commission, it is projected that 100,000 new data jobs will be available by 2020. With businesses on the rise, it is evident that data science has the potential to drive organizations to a different level altogether.

New IT Process Automation: Smarter and More Powerful


If we think of the newest trends in IT service automation, or try to follow the recent research, or listen to the tops speakers at conferences and meetups?—?they It is partially true. For example, it is the developer who decides what needs to be executed, but identifying.

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What is the Chi-Square Test and How Does it Work? An Intuitive Explanation with R Code

Analytics Vidhya

How does it work? The post What is the Chi-Square Test and How Does it Work? Overview What is the chi-square test? Learn about the different types of Chi-Square tests and where and when you should. An Intuitive Explanation with R Code appeared first on Analytics Vidhya.

A Beginner-Friendly Guide to PyTorch and How it Works from Scratch

Analytics Vidhya

How can you get started with it from scratch? The post A Beginner-Friendly Guide to PyTorch and How it Works from Scratch appeared first on Analytics Vidhya. Overview What is PyTorch? We’ll cover all of that in this article PyTorch is one. Deep Learning PyTorch Artificial Neural Network deep learning python pytorch pytorch python

Build Product Progress with a Strong Data Culture

Speaker: Nima Gardideh, CTO, Pearmill

Have you ever thought your product's progress was headed in one direction, and been shocked to see a different story reflected in big picture KPIs like revenue? It can be confusing when customer feedback or metrics like registration or retention are painting a different picture. No matter how sophisticated your analytics are, if you're asking the wrong questions - or looking at the wrong metrics - you're going to have trouble getting answers that can help you. Join Nima Gardideh, CTO of Pearmill, as he demonstrates how to build a strong data culture within your team, so everyone understands which metrics they should actually focus on - and why. Then, he'll explain how you can use your analytics to regularly review progress and successes. Finally, he'll discuss what you should keep in mind when instrumenting your analytics.

Salesforce Enlists Einstein to Bolster Its Analytics Muscle

David Menninger's Analyst Perspectives

To arrive at the Value Index rating for a given vendor, we weighted each category to reflect its relative importance in an RFP process, with the weightings based on our experience and data derived from our benchmark research on analytics and business intelligence.

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Mobile Data Collection: What it is and what it can do


Data collection is nothing new, but the introduction of mobile devices has made it more interesting and efficient. Before the advent of mobile technology, we needed to use pen and paper to record information on the spot, or manually enter it into a computer to organize the information.

NLP vs. NLU: from Understanding a Language to Its Processing


As artificial intelligence progresses and technology becomes more sophisticated, we expect existing concepts to embrace this change?—?or or change themselves.

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DevOps Is Great, But You Can Make It Better


While it is an overarching paradigm—a discipline rather than a business flow—DevOps need to be able to define what they’re doing right and wrong, and it isn’t always immediately obvious. Most IT veterans know how difficult.

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Top 10 industries for monetizing data: Is yours one of them?

Find out which industries, use cases, and business applications are the best opportunities for data monetization. Understand what data is being monetized, who wants it, and why. Use data you already own to create new revenue sources. Download the eBook today!

Interview with Pragasen Pather, GM: IT Governance, Risk & Security, Sun International


How are you creating a better-integrated security ecosystem in your organisation? My recipe to create an integrated ecosystem is to merge technology (operational and infrastructure) with business value(process) and culture(people).

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What is MVP Development? Why it is important for Startups?


Minimum Viable Product or popularly known as MVP is a concept that gained traction after Eric Ries mentioned it in his book Lean Start-up. Here are 4 reasons why it is important to build an MVP for your product.

Why Cleaner Marketing Data is Essential for IT


In reality, it isn’t. It makes a perfect case to cleanse the marketing database of irrelevant data, leaving behind the right leads with the right intentions to engage you further down the pipeline.

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Gartner IT Expo: Augmented Analytics

Perficient Data & Analytics

Our MicroStrategy and BI Expert Jim Butz spoke at the Gartner IT Expo today on the power of augmented analytics. MicroStategy’s approach is to make it easy to embed insights in any channel and any application. Hovering over it gives you key information on Lee Bank.

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Top 5 Analytics Features to Reach More Users with Valuable Data Insights

Ready to expand the benefits of your BI and analytics? This eBook describes the key capabilities that product, IT, and business owners must consider when charting a plan to scale up business benefits from data and analytics.