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5 Ideas to Successfully Brand Your Mobile BI Initiative

When I bring up branding as part of mobile business intelligence (BI) discussions, I’m often met with that “deer caught in the headlights” look. I realize that branding is typically discussed in the context of marketing, but I also see it playing an important part in the design and execution of a mobile BI strategy. As with any technology project, in mobile BI we need to effectively manage communication of the mobile BI vision and strategy. (more…)

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Analytics Kicks in some Major Changes in Second Half of 2015

From an analytics perspective, 2015 has already been an interesting year. Self-service BI, for example, has reached maturity, and the simplification of BI tools finally has the momentum the market is so eager for. But we haven’t finished yet and the second half of the year promises some major trends being kicked into our analytics space. And will these trends affect each other – yes, they will! Join me as I highlight a few of these upcoming analytics trends. (more…)

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Operationalizing the Internet of Things: The Four Things You May Be Missing in Your Strategy

The Internet of Things (IoT) and its supporting sensors, actuators, and analytics systems have received extraordinary attention recently. At the same time, it has the reignited the age-old debate between information technology (IT) and operational technology (OT). Who should support and maintain process and control systems? Which group should purchase and maintain sensors embedded in machines and products? Who assumes ownership of the analytics systems? (more…)

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GRC Tuesdays: Can Internal Control be the Key to Longevity?

Back in the 1920s the average longevity of companies in the S&P 500 index was 67 years, compared to just 15 years in 2012, according to Professor Richard Foster from Yale.  There’s much to bet that this has reduced even more since then.  The question is then: how can you ensure that your company is here for the long run? (more…)

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The 3rd Industrial Revolution: Considerations for Developing an Innovation Factory (Part 1)

In this series we are discussing the 3rd industrial revolution and its impact on information practices.  This blog is the first of three parts for best practices for developing an innovation factory

As you might have noticed by now, I like a good puzzle. I am not particularly into Mensa, but their puzzle from the 9th of July 2015 was interesting for two reasons. For one I actually didn’t find the solution. But for another once I looked at the solution I had to admit to myself that I had been narrow minded. (more…)

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