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What a Broken Jetta Taught Me About Dashboards

George Weiner | Posted 04.01.2014 | Business
George Weiner

Data dashboards of all kinds have quickly become a staple in our daily work and life. There are a number of dashboard tools that are racing to make sense of this data, which is great. But it's impossible for us to process it all.

Nonprofit Data Users: 3 Challenges to Overcome

Adnan Mahmud | Posted 03.14.2014 | Impact
Adnan Mahmud

Increasingly, nonprofits are also realizing the value of gathering good data about our donors, clients and programs, and using that information to maximize impact.

Three Things Miley Can Learn About Social Media

Tania Yuki | Posted 03.10.2014 | Business
Tania Yuki

Huge returns come to those who treat content as though it were meant to last.

Software, Analytics and Mobile Apps Are Headed to Brick-and-Mortar Stores

Himanshu Sareen | Posted 03.26.2014 | Business
Himanshu Sareen

Similar to online tracking software and web applications for monitoring mouse flows on a website, such technology is progressing from the desktop screen to the shopping aisle.

Why Site Owners Should Quit Reddit

Danny Wong | Posted 03.18.2014 | Business
Danny Wong

Given that traffic to Reddit and activity within the site grew dramatically in 2013, you'd easily assume Reddit's traffic gains might somehow trickle down to website owners who provide some of the content Redditors reference in their discussions. But you'd be wrong.

Race for Data Feeds the Sports Analytics Revolution

Mitch Goldich | Posted 02.16.2014 | Sports
Mitch Goldich

Almost every stat was, at some point, new. Stats are now a part of the mainstream conversation, not relegated to the deep corners of the Internet. That data gives us a better idea -- and more groups are racing to collect it.

The Secret Behind Rent the Runway's Success

Dr. Sasha Galbraith | Posted 02.09.2014 | Business
Dr. Sasha Galbraith

Why didn't someone come up with this idea before? Guys have rented tuxedos for years. Now women can rent designer evening gowns.

Funnel Hacking for Beginners

Elaine Thompson | Posted 02.08.2014 | Technology
Elaine Thompson

The key thing here is to monitor and understand what is working in your digital marketing mix.

Here's How Big Data Will Help Solve Problems in 2014

Beverly Macy | Posted 02.04.2014 | Business
Beverly Macy

Everywhere you look, the conversation around 'big data' is growing. From conferences, to B2B blog posts, to tech writers, to the board rooms of multi-national companies -- everyone is looking for ways to unlock the promise that comes with big data.

7 Rules for Marketing a Start Up

Elaine Thompson | Posted 01.25.2014 | Technology
Elaine Thompson

Stick with these seven rules and you will have a good basis to make your next big idea spread like wildfire.

How to use data analytics effectively in federal agencies

Tom Fox | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics
Tom Fox

The federal government, like private industry, is inundated with data demands and susceptible to the hype that big data will improve productivity and ...

The Internet of Everything: Where Technology and Innovation Meet To Make the World a Better Place

Dave Evans | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Dave Evans

What will the future be like? As depicted in today's popular movies and books, the future is either one of bright promise or it's a dystopian world where today's problems have only gotten worse. It's my job to think about what the world will look like in a few years, and how our actions today will impact that future.

How Melbourne Is Fast-Tracking Smart Transit Using Big Data

Deepak Advani | Posted 01.23.2014 | Technology
Deepak Advani

Today's public transportation systems are becoming simply too big, complex, and popular for humans to maintain. Maintaining this infrastructure is a complex task that's only becoming more complicated with the steady increase in population and the rise of megacities. But we are finding that our greatest assets in tackling these challenges are data and smarter infrastructure software. With sensors and mobile technology, we can finally create the smart networks we need to understand these ever-changing systems.

Google Webmaster Tools Now Tracks GoogleBot Download Time

Jayson DeMers | Posted 12.03.2013 | Technology
Jayson DeMers

Site speed is an important consideration in a website's page ranking on Google. While it's long been easy to test website load speed, getting data directly from Google itself provides an extra element of legitimacy. Here's how it works.

How The Guardian Is Quietly and Repeatedly Spying on You

Bob Cesca | Posted 11.13.2013 | Media
Bob Cesca

If your goal is to shame other organizations for violating your privacy rights, you'd better make sure your house is in order because, in the final analysis, privacy is privacy.

Time for Progressives to Get Serious About Social

Jim Pugh | Posted 10.06.2013 | Politics
Jim Pugh

Conservatives, rarely lacking significant resources, can afford to drop big money on paid advertising to get their message in front of millions of people. Progressives will need to get the most out of social if they want to compete.

Why Keeping Your IT Team Focused on Fire-Fighting is Hurting the Business

Ian McVey | Posted 10.01.2013 | Technology
Ian McVey

Most IT teams today know that a good amount of their time is going to be spent doing routine maintenance and fire fighting tasks. Network data demands...

Innovative Storytelling, Engagement Reflect Trends in Newsrooms

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 09.26.2013 | Media
Magda Abu-Fadil

Innovative storytelling, audience engagement, and financial flexibility are key ingredients for newspapers to cope with pressures from competitors, bu...

Univar Finds a Silver Lining in the Mobile Cloud

Chris O'Connor | Posted 09.18.2013 | Business
Chris O'Connor

Companies that have embraced mobile and the cloud are leaving those who haven't to play catch up. The benefits of enterprise mobility are apparent in ...

Enterprise Approach to Big Data: Interview with Think Big Analytics CEO Ron Bodkin

James Grundvig | Posted 09.08.2013 | Technology
James Grundvig

Aiming to become the leader in the Big Data movement for the enterprise, Think Big Analytics closed a $3 million seed round earlier this year, which included an investment from former Cisco executive Dan Scheinman.

WATCH: IBM + UCLA's WorkStrong Program Takes Preventative Stance for Employee Health

Posted 06.20.2013 | Technology

The University of California recently launched a wellness program for employees who have sustained an injury in the workplace. This program, started i...

IBM Rises Through the Vertical Cloud: Dual Interviews with the CIO Office

James Grundvig | Posted 07.17.2013 | Technology
James Grundvig

In the same week, IBM put out two press releases on cloud analytics. Who would have thought that possible a few years ago? Did the big, rigid, and smart IBM of mainframe, Deep Blue, and Watson fame really migrate to the cloud?

SaaS Rolls Into the Third Wave at the Cloud Analytics Summit

James Grundvig | Posted 07.08.2013 | Technology
James Grundvig

Excel isn't going away, but it is no longer the default front-end UI, nor the only way to communicate data.

Jon Ward

McConnell Brings In New Blood

HuffingtonPost.com | Jon Ward | Posted 04.29.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON –- Mitch McConnell does not seem like an obvious choice to help lead the GOP out of the digital wilderness it has found itself in when it...

How to Create an Effective Recruitment Marketing Campaign

Sajjad Masud | Posted 05.26.2013 | Business
Sajjad Masud

While posting your jobs is great, waiting for the right person to apply is unlikely to garner the results you need. Here are some lessons you can take from the world of traditional marketing and apply to your recruitment efforts.