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Selling Sales Leaders on Big Data Analytics

There are numerous ways that sales leaders and their teams can make use of data and analytics to strengthen performance. These range from gaining a clearer picture of the needs, interests, transaction histories and opportunities of existing customers and prospects to using analytics to identify gaps in sales performance and take actionable steps to work […]

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Effective Communication Requires Striking a Balance in the Age of Increasing Information

History reveals that a lack of communication, or a breakdown in communications, can determine the outcome of individual battles and entire military campaigns. Perhaps the most controversial military debacle attributed to an initially vague order unclearly communicated was the famous charge of the light brigade during the Crimean War’s Battle of Balaclava in 1854. In […]

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Big Data for E-Commerce Retail Growth

E-commerce retailers are using 2014 as a banner year to apply big data benefits to online conversion and sales strategies – and they’re just getting started. Increasingly, companies that leverage data that’s already in existence can take advantage of real-time insights to drive conversions and sales in new and enticing ways. To help your business achieve […]

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Transforming Internal Audit: Becoming More Than Management’s Eyes and Ears

by Bruce McCuaig, GRC Product Marketing, SAP SAP has now entered the audit management software space. The opening keynote presentation at the SAPinsider GRC2014 Conference in Orlando next week will include a brief demo of SAP Audit Management powered by SAP HANA.  Internal audit is a profession that is ripe for transformation. SAP Audit Management […]

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Big Data Connectivity: Getting the Most Out of Your Data Assets

Big data is a double-edged sword. It offers immense potential for companies to quickly spot customer, market, and other trends that can be used to drive business and operational value. However, the steps needed to gather, store, and manage massive data sets can be daunting for IT and business leaders. At TIBCO Spotfire, we’re continually […]

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Telling a Story With Your Data

“The purpose of a storyteller is not to tell you how to think, but to give you questions to think upon,” writes Brandon Sanderson, author of “The Way of Kings.” He’s right. When you have a good story, you think; you get inspired to take action. And today we’re going to give you a look […]

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Gartner BI and Collective Insight

Jason Rose, VP of BI and Advanced Analytics Marketing for SAP, will be presenting at Gartner BI this week in London, UK. I took the opportunity to find out what he is hoping to get out of the conference. First, what’s your background? I started my career in at Arthur Andersen—but I had nothing to […]

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Top Trends in Cloud Innovation

At the upcoming SAP Innovation Forum in the UK, Sven Denecken, VP of Cloud Solutions Strategy will be presenting an update on SAP’s Cloud Solutions. I took the opportunity to catch up and ask about the latest trends in cloud innovation. What’s your background? I had my own IT company, sold it to an SAP partner, and through that partner, […]

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Mobile BI: Connecting Users to the Data

Self-serve business intelligence is all the rage. Get your data sets, mash up your data, and develop your own insights. But guess what? Your data sets are out of date the instant they’re downloaded. You spend hours, if not days, trying to figure out and map your data sets – all the while your insights are […]

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Energize the CFO’s Office with SAP Business Planning and Consolidation 10.1, Version for SAP NetWeaver, Powered by SAP HANA

by Pras Chatterjee, EPM Product Marketing, SAP As you’ve heard, I’m sure, there‘s huge buzz being generated by the release of SAP Business Planning and Consolidation 10.1, version for SAP NetWeaver, powered by SAP HANA!  A lot has been made of the technical highlights available in the solution as outlined in various blogs.  What I’m […]

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