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By Joel York on August 23, 2011
The three largest US exchanges, NASDAQ, NYSE and CME Group have all recently announced significant cloud initiatives, but financial markets as a group have been slow to get on the cloud bandwagon. Too slow given the potential benefits to their customers and their own needs to increase revenue, market transparency and competitive advantage.
By Mark Fidelman on August 10, 2011
There are others with more followers, others with more Klout, others that tweet more, others that have written a book. Others that are more popular, others with more buzz, others that run bigger communities and others with larger networks. But none that have a multi-channel, multi-category social dominance like Tristan Bishop. If you only followed [...]
By Joel York on April 26, 2011
Every day automated trading creates mountains of historical stock data that traders must store and manage for trade execution, compliance, and modeling trading strategies. You’d think it would all be on the cloud already, but it isn’t.
Posted in Application Software, Featured Posts, Platforms | Tagged Algorithmic trading, big data, cloud computing, CloudBulls, Featured, financial services, Market Data, NASDAQ, NASDAQ OMX | 1 Response
By Mark Fidelman on February 2, 2011
A guide for Entrepreneurs There is a lot of content created by the Venture Capital community that has helped countless entrepreneurs. In fact, one of my favorites is How Andreessen Horowitz Evaluates CEOs. I recently stumbled upon the article again and it reminded me of an article I’ve been meaning to write for my entrepreneurial [...]
Posted in Entrepreneurship, Featured Posts | Tagged Andreessen Horowitz, ben horowitz, brad feld, dan rua, Entrepreneur, Entrepreneurship, Featured, first round capital, Foundry Group, grp partners, Infographics, marc andreesseen, mark suster, roelof botha, startups, vc funding, venture capital | 36 Responses
By Mark Fidelman on January 17, 2011
A Guide for Consumers and Brands Gartner estimates the Mobile Game market will reach $11.4 billion by 2014. That’s a big number. Compare that with 2010 Video Game and Movie Box office receipts which have revenues of $18.58 million and $10.16 billion respectively. Mobile games are going to be an increasingly important market. Further, as mobile [...]
Posted in Application Software, Featured Posts | Tagged EA Mobile, Featured, Gameloft, India Games, Infographics, John Riccitiello, Michel Guillemot, Mikael Hed, Miscellany, Rovio Mobile, Vishal Gondal
By Mark Fidelman on January 5, 2011
What I learned in 2010 can be summed up in one individual Except for reading the occasional year end articles (notables include Kotadia, Maggie Fox, McAfee) I typically skip the tradition of trying to summarize an entire year in 10 bullet points. The Enterprise 2.0/Social Business space is just too dynamic with many starts, stops [...]
Posted in Featured Posts, Marketing | Tagged building 43, corporate evangelist, evangelism, facebook, Featured, flickr, hutch carpenter, Infographics, Klout, Miscellany, Quora, rackspace, ray wang, Robert Scoble, scobleizer, twitter | 6 Responses
By Timo Elliott on November 18, 2010
Earlier this week, I had a quick chance to use the new Samsung Galaxy Tab — the first serious tablet rival to the iPad — and check out its analytic / business intelligence capabilities. The device runs Android 2.2, which supports Adobe Flash, so the first thing I tried was a couple of dashboards suitable [...]
Posted in Featured Posts, Mobile | Tagged All, Analytics, android, business analytics, Business Intelligence, BusinessObjects, Crystal Reports, Dashboards, Featured, Galaxy Tab, google, html, ipad, itunes, Mobile BI, Samsung, sap, tablet, Web Intelligence, Xcelsius
By Timo Elliott on November 15, 2010
Founder of the SaaS Showplace web site, THINKstrategies has an award program to recognize SaaS companies who are delivering solutions which produce measurable business benefits for their customers, including increased sales, lower costs, higher customer satisfaction, faster operations and greater profitability. SAP BusinessObjects BI OnDemand has just been named the latest winner of the award: [...]
By Timo Elliott on November 10, 2010
Why are analytics important? Because 93% of us think we’re better than average drivers. This cognitive bias means that we’re overconfident in our decisions — and hence under-invest in the business analytics systems, processes, and culture that can lead to fact-based decision making.
By Timo Elliott on November 8, 2010
Corporate tablet alternatives to the iPad are now on the horizon.
At the recent Adobe Max 2010 conference, Mike Lazardis demonstrated SAP BusinessObjects Dashboards running on the brand-new Adobe-Flash compatible BlackBerry PlayBook.
Posted in Featured Posts, Mobile | Tagged 2010, adobe, All, Analytic, BI, business analytics, Business Intelligence, BusinessObjects, Dashboards, Featured, innovation, Innovation Center, ipad, iphone, Max, PlayBook, RIM, sap, tablet | 1 Response
By Timo Elliott on November 5, 2010
Bad data and bad conclusions are the scourge of “the internets” — don’t let it happen in your company, too.
Posted in Featured Posts, Trends & Concepts | Tagged All, Analytics, Bad Analysis, Bad Data, Bad Science, Ben Goldacre, BI, business analytics, Business Intelligence, Confirmation Bias, data, Featured, global warming, Idiots, Peter Hadfield, sap, Science journalism, statistics
By Timo Elliott on October 21, 2010
A World-Class BI program is one that changes the information culture of the organization. Here are five steps to help get you there.
Posted in Application Software, Featured Posts, Trends & Concepts | Tagged All, Analytics, best practice, BI, BICC, business analytics, Business Intelligence, Data warehouse, Featured, ipad, World-Class | 1 Response
By Timo Elliott on October 19, 2010
Recap of the IDC BI Roadshow session in Prague, the Czech Republic, including some interesting BI data nuggets
By Joel York on October 12, 2010
Financial services IT departments are experiencing quantum leaps in data volume and application complexity. The cloud in all its flavors: SaaS, PaaS and IaaS, public and private, offers the most promising refuge.