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Are You Prepared for the Future of Analytics? The adidas Group is…

October 22, 2014 By Jonathan Goldberg

Let’s face it – analytics are a sizable investment for companies.  To be a responsible and intelligent use of shareholders’ capital, analytics solutions should be optimized for your company’s analytical growth and should evolve with your organization as the analytics practice increases in sophistication and users demand more functionality.  It’s ...

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Unlocking the Value of Big Data in Financial Services

October 20, 2014 By Stephen Bruggers

Financial services institutions are the original big data pioneers. Long before 'big data' was a popular technology buzzword, financial services companies were producing, processing, and storing more data than any other industry.  Data is their most important asset, yet many financial institutions still struggle to squeeze meaningful value from their ...

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Mobile Insight for Retail: Smarter Stores at your Fingertips

October 16, 2014 By Guest Blogger

This post is guest authored by Peter Krensky, Research Analyst & Business Intelligence at Aberdeen Group.

Retailers are using mobile devices to collect, analyze, and present data on everything from customer preferences to sales patterns. Aberdeen’s Mobile Retail study gathered data on the motivations and implications of mobile and ...

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Four ways to drive sales productivity in Consumer Packaged Goods (CPG)

October 14, 2014 By Nick Barth

The consumer packaged goods (CPG) industry has always relied on the power of brands to strengthen consumer relationships and drive sales. But in today’s environment, technology has empowered consumers to take control of that relationship. The internet, improved connectivity, smart mobile devices and great consumer-centric apps have created a situation ...

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Reporting and Dashboards: The Twin Workhorses of Enterprise BI

October 2, 2014 By Guest Blogger

Every difficult task needs its beast of burden, and delivering analytical insight is no different. Reports and dashboards are sturdy, reliable methods for achieving the fundamental purpose of Business Intelligence (BI) at the enterprise level: delivering pertinent information to the right people at the right time. Newer, flashier technologies emerge ...

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Mobile Enablement for Analytics in Financial Services

September 24, 2014 By

This post is guest authored by Nick Castellina, Research Director at Aberdeen Group.

Financial services companies are not the most popular kids in class these days. That doesn't mean, however, that they can't maintain happy, loyal customers by leveraging mobility. For example, Aberdeen's Analytics in Financial Services survey focused a specific ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 in 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 ...

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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 ...

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