International Game Technology: Winning At The Talent Recruitment Game

July 9th, 2014

Whether a business is large or small, identifying, qualifying and hiring the right employees is critical to innovation and growth. But, as the recession wanes and the economy picks up, more companies are hiring, and competition—especially for top talent—is intensifying. … Continue reading

How Zoos and Museums Use Big Data to Refresh and Reset Visitor Experience

July 11th, 2013

For most of us, a trip to the zoo, museum or an aquarium is a fun and interesting way to learn about animals, history, art and other cultural experiences first hand. Behind the scenes, however, these organizations must work hard … Continue reading

How Zoos and Museums Use Big Data to Refresh and Reset Visitor Experience

July 11th, 2013

For most of us, a trip to the zoo, museum or an aquarium is a fun and interesting way to learn about animals, history, art and other cultural experiences first hand. Behind the scenes, however, these organizations must work hard … Continue reading

Charting Your Big Data Journey

May 30th, 2013

In the first post in this series, I examined the underlying trends driving the buzz around big data and its relevance for SMBs. In the second, I discussed how three IBM business partners (FYI Solutions, LPA Systems, Inc. and Waypoint … Continue reading

Is Big Data Relevant for SMBs?

April 30th, 2013

There’s little doubt that “big data” is the latest “big thing” in the IT industry. But for many small and medium business (SMB) decision-makers, big data is a somewhat fuzzy term. Ask any number of them what big data means, … Continue reading

Is Big Data Relevant for SMBs?

April 30th, 2013

There’s little doubt that “big data” is the latest “big thing” in the IT industry. But for many small and medium business (SMB) decision-makers, big data is a somewhat fuzzy term. Ask any number of them what big data means, … Continue reading

Four Top Technology Solution Trends and How They Can Help Your Small Business

November 4th, 2010

A couple of weeks ago, I was a presenter at Ramon Ray’s Small Business Technology Tour in Cambridge, MA. My presentation focused on top technology trends, and how small businesses can take advantage of them. A few people have asked … Continue reading

What is Business Intelligence, and Why Should You Care?

August 6th, 2010

(Originally published on July 30, 2010 in Small Business Computing) What is Business Intelligence? Business intelligence (BI) is an umbrella term used to encompass the processes, methods, measurements and systems businesses use to more easily view, analyze and understand information … Continue reading

Mid-Market companies benefit from the significantly better ROI offered by the synergistic relationship between ERP and BI

January 28th, 2010

Strong value in considering/purchasing ERP plus BI simultaneously/at the beginning of the implementation cycle ERP solutions come with a reporting toolset consisting of a predefined set of reports and with general purpose query tools to generate reports from data within ERP database. Most … Continue reading