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Mobility in Manufacturing: Moving Beyond Monitoring

September 17, 2014 By Guest Blogger

This post is guest authored by Reid Paquin, Research Analyst Manufacturing at Aberdeen Group. With the massive amount of manufacturing data that is collected and stored, it can be difficult to find the information you need, when you need it. Mobility is one tool that manufacturers have started to turn to address parts of the data problem by giving employees access to information right at their fingertips. Mobility can provide great value to a manufacturer,  recent Aberdeen research  shows ...

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The Next Generation of Mobility for Field Service: From Tools to Issue Resolution

September 8, 2014 By Guest Blogger

This post is guest authored by Aly Pinder, Senior Research Analyst, Service Management at Aberdeen Group. What does service look like on paper? A few words come to mind – errors, slow, historical, outdated, and reactive. None of these terms elicit positive thoughts, especially if these terms are viewed in the context of the evolving world of field service. The migration from a paper-based field service team to a mobile workforce has rapidly been taking place across many different indu...

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Why Are Retailers Empowering Their Store Associates With Mobile Apps?

September 8, 2014 By Stephanie Eade

Times they are a-changin’. Consumers and technology are reshaping the retail industry at a break-neck pace. Empowered with mobile devices and online search engines, consumers can get answers to questions anywhere, anytime and constantly have unlimited information at their fingertips. Meanwhile, online retailers like Amazon are effectively utilizing advanced analytics on a wealth of customer data to provide personalized content and continue to raise the bar on high-speed order fulfillment. It...

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Capitalizing on the Mobile Evolution: From Analytical Consumption to Intelligent Action

September 4, 2014 By

This post is guest authored by Michael Lock, Vice President & Principal Analyst, Analytics & Business Intelligence at Aberdeen Group. The proliferation of mobile devices coupled with the increased computing horsepower of today’s mobile technology is paving the way for an evolution in the business world. While the initial wave of mobile business enabled the consumption of intelligence via a mobile report or dashboard, the new paradigm supports creation, action and business execution th...

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iOS 8: What it Means for the Enterprise

September 4, 2014 By Andrea Schiller

In less than a week, Apple will be making some exciting announcements about their latest wave of products, likely to include the iPhone 6 and, possibly, the much-anticipated iWatch. These products are obviously enticing in their own right, but Apple will be making another big splash with the release of its newest operating system, iOS 8. On the enterprise front, iOS 8 promises a heap of impressive new capabilities. From stronger security to new productivity features, to peer-to-peer AirPlay ...

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Squads, Stars and Success: Get to Know the FIBA World Cup Teams

September 2, 2014 By Gianthomas Tewksbury Volpe

The group stages of the 2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup kicked off last Saturday in Spain and are currently in full swing with 24 nations from around the world competing in the tournament. Most basketball fans are familiar with the NBA stars from team USA and the bigger basketball countries, but the FIBA World Cup showcases much more than that, shining a light on players from more obscure leagues across the globe, from Angola to Qatar. You will probably see highlights and amazing plays from pl...

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The Top 5 Analytics Apps in Retail

August 29, 2014 By Tyler Convey

Retail today is more competitive than ever before. Online and mobile channels have created additional competitive pressures on retailers and have forced them to work within the constraints of ever thinning margins. Staying competitive and relevant in this environment is the single biggest challenge facing retailers today.  Data is often thrown around as the solution to this problem—but what does that really mean, how can data help retailers? Retail organizations that are willing to embrace...

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A Sales Rep, Accountant and Data Scientist Walk Into a Bar…

August 27, 2014 By Guest Blogger

This post is guest authored by Peter Ostrow, VP & Research Group Director of Customer Management and Sales Effectiveness at AberdeenGroup. “Everyone is talking about it, but very few are doing it.” The phrase can be applied to all sorts of cultural, comedic, and business scenarios, yet the concept of marrying the highly technical nature of the “big data” frenzy to the Wild West environments of professional sales and marketing cultures seems relatively far-fetched.  Or does it?  Aberdee...

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Picking the Right Star for Your Brand

August 20, 2014 By Gianthomas Tewksbury Volpe

As information and data discovery tools become increasingly accessible, opportunities abound for you to follow your curiosity, ask and answer more interesting questions, and act on uncovered insights.  As more business users than ever are ready to take on data, it is important for organizations to be ready to integrate and leverage those efforts in a governed environment.  At our recent MicroStrategy World conference we showcased how a business user can leverage self-service data discovery...

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Farewell to "I'll Have to Get Back to You on That”

August 18, 2014 By Guest Blogger

This post is guest authored by Peter Ostrow, VP & Research Group Director of Customer Management and Sales Effectiveness at AberdeenGroup. How often, as a consumer of real-life goods and services, are you motivated to buy some music, make a tee time, or transfer funds to your children (my unfortunate favorite), but decide to wait on the transaction until you are sitting in front of a desktop or laptop PC, comforted by wireless connectivity?  Chances are this occurs far less frequently on...

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