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Ten technology trends that are impacting society today

Timo Elliott

I recently did an Innovation Evangelist podcast with Tom Raftery , covering the top innovation trends that I find interesting in business and society today. Here’s a summary of some of the points we covered in the video above: 1. We have a golden opportunity to make the world a better place. Technology is accelerating, and it’s amazing opportunity for win-win-win opportunities.

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Why I’m Breaking Up with Facebook

Tim Mitchell

I have been in a serious relationship for more than 12 years. My partner in this relationship has brought me joy through the years, but lately, I feel like I’m giving to this relationship far more than I’m getting out of it. The relationship no longer brings me the joy that it once did, and has suffered from several breaches. The post Why I’m Breaking Up with Facebook appeared first on Tim Mitchell. Data Privacy Data Security

BI Reporting Tools & Business Intelligence Solutions for All!

ElegantJ BI

What is Business Intelligence and How Can Dashboarding Tools Help Me? There has been a lot of discussion about Business Intelligence over the past decade. Business professionals hear this term in industry conferences and read about it in trade journals.

Querying with Hive and Impala Tutorial | Simplilearn

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Querying with Hive and Impala Hello and welcome to the second lesson of the Impala—An Open Source SQL Engine for Hadoop course offered by Simplilearn. This lesson provides an overview of querying with Hive and Impala. Let us explore the objectives of this lesson in the next screen.

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Top 10 Analytics And Business Intelligence Trends For 2020

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Over the past decade, business intelligence has been revolutionized. Data exploded and became big. We all gained access to the cloud. Spreadsheets finally took a backseat to actionable and insightful data visualizations and interactive business dashboards.

How to get stakeholder buy-in for user research: 31 expert tips

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Listen to Understand: Listening Practices for Product People

Roman Pichler

Listen to Understand, not to Answer. Most people do not listen with the intent to understand; they listen with the intent to reply,” wrote Steve Covey in his book The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People. It’s true: We often listen with a specific goal in mind, with the intention to reply, to share our perspective, or to convince the other person. As a consequence, we don’t pay full attention to what the other person is saying or filter what is being said; we only hear what supports our view.

Waterfall to Agile: A Necessary Mindset Shift For Business Analysts

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I tend to describe the agile approach as a way of working; A targeted way of working that allows us to make changes, respond to customers’ needs and manage uncertainty with minimal delays, and without needing to wade through “red tape”.

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Whole Product Concept – A Quick Guide for the Expert PM

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Whole Product Concept is discussed in this article and will help guide you through the holistic experience of your product – and might just help your product and career succeed. Join our upcoming webinar: Becoming Expert: Delivering Superior Value with Whole Product Thinking. When a Product Manager truly understands how their “Whole Product” delivers value to their customers, they can deliver products that are superior to the competition and keep customers coming back for more. Shifting Focus.

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Top 10 Analytics Trends for 2019

Timo Elliott

2019 is the year that analytics technology starts delivering what users have been dreaming about for over forty years — easy, natural access to reliable business information. Machine learning everywhere. We’ve reached the third great wave of analytics, after semantic-layer business intelligence platforms in the 90s and data discovery in the 2000s.

Using the JOIN Function in Reporting Services

Tim Mitchell

The JOIN() function in SQL Server Reporting Services is a handy tool that allows you to turn a list into a delimited string value.

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Data Preparation Need Not Be Restrictive and Time-Consuming!

ElegantJ BI

Self-Serve Data Prep Takes the Pain Out of Data Preparation! Let’s talk about data preparation! That often cumbersome, always complex process by which data scientists and IT professionals gather and prepare data for analysis.

Spark GraphX Programming Tutorial | Simplilearn

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7.001 Introduction Hello and welcome to the last lesson, Lesson 7, of the Apache Spark and Scala course offered by Simplilearn. This lesson will introduce and explain the concepts of Spark GraphX programming.

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An Introduction To Data Dashboards: Meaning, Definition & Industry Examples

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“It is a capital mistake to theorize before one has data.”– Arthur Conan Doyle. Data is all around us. According to the EMC Digital Universe study, by 2020, around 40 trillion megabytes – or 40 zettabytes – will exist in our digital landscape. That’s an unfathomable amount of information.

Product validation: making the case for internal evaluations

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Working in a UX agency means that sometimes you’ll get limited budget for an entire project or for certain parts of a project. In my time at Grapefruit I am proved time and time again that most clients will choose to reduce costs in the validation phase of a project. As designers we need to educate our clients about our desired process on a daily basis. Still, it’s often difficult for them to understand the value of usability tests.

7 Ways To Use Big Data To Your Advantage On Social Media

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Businesses can use big data in many capacities, but those who use it for social media are at a huge advantage. It enables you as a social media marketer to get a closer look at your customer base, understand what drives purchasing decisions , and encourage consumers to pull the trigger.

Should Product Roadmaps Have Dates?

Roman Pichler

What Product Roadmaps Are (in a Nutshell). To start with, let’s briefly recap what a product roadmap is. I view a roadmap as a high-level plan that states specific benefits a product should provide over a certain timeframe, which may range from six to 12 months. I find it helpful to use the product roadmap so that it connects the overall product strategy with the product backlog, as shown in the picture below.

Forrester Has Expanded Its Coverage Of eCommerce In Latin America!

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With a population of over half a billion and two countries that rank among the world’s 15 largest economies, Latin America is firmly on the radar of digital business executives looking to expand their digital offerings. In a recent report, Forrester covers regional and country-level eCommerce trends in the six largest economies in Latin America: […]. age of the customer business intelligence digital business digital customer experience ebusiness strategy ecommerce online retail retail

Women in Product Management: Irina Farooq, Chief Product Officer at Kinetica

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For our next installment of the Women in Product Management Series, I interviewed Irina Farooq, Chief Product Officer at Kinetica. To read the entire series on Women in Product Management make sure to? sign up for our newsletter. How did you get into Product Management? I switched into product management by a stroke of luck four months out of college. I received some good advice from someone who thought product management would be a good career for me. I didn’t even know what that was.

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My SAP Radio 2019 Prediction: A Golden Age for Human Intelligence

Timo Elliott

I was honored yesterday to be one of the panelists in one of a series of SAP Radio 2019 prediction shows, hosted by Bonnie D. Graham. You can catch a recording of the session Voice America site or below. . link]. I’m on at 21′ in — here’s a rough transcript of what I talked about: “My prediction for 2019 is that we’re at the start of a new golden age for human intelligence. . I’ve been working in data and analytics for around 30 years.

Using the JOIN Function in Reporting Services

Tim Mitchell

The JOIN() function in SQL Server Reporting Services is a handy tool that allows you to turn a list into a delimited string value.

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Social BI Allows Users to Rate, Share, Discuss Data!

ElegantJ BI

Social Business Intelligence Improves Collaboration and Results! What exactly is social business intelligence? The concept of Social BI is really quite simple.

Advanced Operations: Data Analysis with Python & panda Tutorial | Simplilearn

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Section Intro What is going on, everyone? Welcome to section seven of our Pandas with Python for data analysis tutorial series. In this section we're going to be talking about how we handle larger data sets. So, what we started talking about in the outro in section six was more about resampling.

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The 10 Essential SaaS Trends You Should Watch Out For In 2020

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“Software as a service” (SaaS) is becoming an increasingly viable choice for organizations looking for the accessibility and versatility of software solutions and online data analysis tools without the need to rely on installing and running applications on their own computer systems and data centers.

Six guidelines for successful prototype testing

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“Is my prototype testable?” ” It’s a frequently asked question when running usability studies with a prototype that isn’t fully functional. The rule of thumb is the more complete the prototype, the better. I’ve run usability testing for over eight years now, and I keep reviewing prototypes that are quite limited. Despite that, some professionals new to UX research expect many insights to validate the design hypothesis based on just a few pages.

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Is Big Data Creating A Competitive Edge For Small Businesses?

Smart Data Collective

Big data is transforming the daily realities of running a business. Companies can use big data to handle certain tasks more quickly and cost-effectively than ever.

Product Ethics

Roman Pichler

What is an Ethical Product? An ethical product is an offering that does not cause any harm, neither to its users nor the planet. [1] 1] The former includes negatively impacting the people’s mental wellbeing, for example, by encouraging addictive behaviour or promoting harmful information. The latter comprises contributing to climate change by developing and providing the product. As product people, it’s our job to ensure that our products are kind —that they are ethical and do not cause any harm.

Team TIBCO–SVB is Better Together

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Here at TIBCO, we’re all about being better together. TIBCO knows that innovation does not happen in isolation—innovation is a team sport. When provided with the right tools, the right mindset, and the right teammates, the impact of innovation can change the game. Usually, when one thinks about teamwork, they consider traditional sports; football, basketball, etc. That’s not the only type of team, though.

3 Critical Skills Preventing You From Becoming a Great Product Manager

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We often hear the old adage, “forget your weaknesses, play to your strengths!” when talking about the fastest way to get ahead in your career. After all, your strengths are your competitive advantage. It is easier and more enjoyable to work on skills you are already good at and know you can become great at. However, when it comes to a career in Product Management, just focusing on strengths is not going to cut it.

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Podcast: The Future of Analytics is Now!

Timo Elliott

I was recently interviewed on the future of analytics by Tamara McCleary, CEO of Thulium, a social media analytics and consulting agency, for her new “Tech Unknown” podcast. You can read her blog post summary or listen to the podcast directly below. We explored the current state of the art for AI/ML-driven analytics and talked about what business leaders can do prepare for what’s to come: Ways AI and ML-driven analytics drive better business outcomes.

Checking SSIS Variable Values During Runtime

Tim Mitchell

As anyone who reads my blog on a regular basis knows, I’m a big fan of using dynamic configurations, including SSIS parameters variables, to make my ETL architectures as flexible as possible. However, along with those dynamic behaviors comes the challenge of troubleshooting and debugging.

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Balance Data Quality with Data Agility!

ElegantJ BI

Data Quality vs. Data Agility – A Balanced Approach! Sometimes we are so focused on perfection that we do not see the benefit of agility. Consider the emergence of the brainstorming concept as an example.

IDC Study: How Blended Learning Impacts Training Success | Simplilearn

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International Data Corporation (IDC) has released a study covering nearly 1000 learning programs from 250 companies to assess what training methods were most popular and which worked best at upskilling employees cost effectively.

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