August, 2022

Geopolitical risks could present new opportunities for CIOs: Gartner


Digital geopolitics, emanating from cross-country politics, is rapidly becoming an issue that multinational CIOs must step up to lead, according to Gartner.

How do you Conduct a Competitive Audit?


Few things are more intimidating than the prospect of an audit. Competitive Intelligence Strategy


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Metaverse: The time for CIOs to experiment is now


For the past forty years CIOs have labored to retrofit, rearchitect, and ultimately replace underfunded and underappreciated legacy infrastructures in hopes of delivering the full benefits associated with periodically occurring waves of transformative emerging technologies.

What Is Retail Media? Benefits, Challenges, & Best Practices


Retail media isn’t a new concept – but as with commerce overall, it’s been reimagined for the digital age.

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The State of Business Intelligence in 2022

Speaker: Howard Dresner & Chandrashekar (a.k.a. LSP)

In this session, Howard Dresner will examine the latest end-user trends surrounding the business intelligence and analytics market, cutting through the hype to focus on what's really happening and why it matters. This interactive session will cover BI drivers, targets, and success factors, as well as the increasing importance of data leadership.

Deadly Sins in Proposals: The saga continues


We’re back to bring forward yet more “deadly sins.” While these sins and examples might give us all a good hearty and exasperated groan, let’s learn from these errors so you can be a smarter bidder. This continues our series in win-loss trends.

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7 Enterprise Applications for Companies Using Cloud Technology

Smart Data Collective

The market for cloud technology is booming. Companies spent over $405 billion on cloud services last year. The sudden growth is not surprising, because the benefits of the cloud are incredible. Enterprise cloud technology applications are the future industry standard for corporations.

Scaling Your Competitive Intelligence Team? Start Here


What does the compete department at your company look like? Is competitive intelligence the responsibility of one person? Two people? A whole team? Competitive Intelligence Strategy

How to use real-time data to make better, faster decisions


With so much diverse data available, why do so many companies still struggle to embrace the real-time, data-driven decision-making they need to be more agile? One thing is clear: The challenge isn’t solved by technology alone.

11 Tips For Writing A Persuasive Sales Email


When was the last time you were pleased to see a well-crafted cold sales email? Yeah, we thought so. Emailing as a way of sales prospecting has gotten a bad rap over the last few years, and for a good reason.

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A Practical Guide to Business Intelligence Governance

Speaker: Marius Moscovici, CEO Metric Insights & Mike Smitheman, VP Metric Insights

This presentation will provide a practical step-by-step guide for implementing effective BI governance and a toolkit for addressing the three critical aspects of any program.

Competitor Highlights: Systems Planning and Analysis…who are they?


Headquartered in Alexandria, VA; Systems Planning and Analysis (SPA) provides knowledge-based technical, operational, programmatic, policy and business solutions to support national security objectives.

Why I’m Excited About The New DAX EvaluateAndLog() Function

Chris Webb BI

If you aren’t active on Twitter or LinkedIn (or you don’t spend a lot of time on them) you may not have heard about the new EvaluateAndLog() function.

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5 Ways B2B Companies Can Use Analytics for Pricing

Smart Data Collective

Analytics technology is very important for modern business. Companies spent over $240 billion on big data analytics last year. That figure is expected to grow as more businesses discover its benefits. There are many important applications of data analytics technology.

Competitor Tracking 101: Identifying the Competition and Your Biggest Questions Answered


The Olympic podium. Bookish teens jockeying for valedictorian. The couples on the cusp of a $50K payday on British reality TV phenomenon Love Island. There is nothing more fundamentally human than competition (except perhaps the desire to win ). Competitive Intelligence Strategy

The 6 most overhyped technologies in IT


Many modern CIOs have adopted the mantra: No technology for technology’s sake. Yet they and other tech-enthusiasts still get enamored with the newest tool or excited by the latest leap in digital innovation.

6 LinkedIn Automation Tools for Lead Generation That You Should Try


Everyone needs a source of energy to sustain life and stay productive. A person needs food, cars need fuel, Instagram influencers need likes, and businesses need leads. But to get such “nutrition”, you need to constantly act: buy food for cooking, come to the gas station, write posts.

Podcast with Scale2Market on How Agencies REALLY Evaluate Proposals


In this podcast, Brian Lindholm of FedSavvy Strategies discusses proposal evaluations and trends in wins / losses with Shirley Collier of Scale2Market. link]. In The Media Podcasts Win Loss trends

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Calling The Power BI Enhanced Refresh API From Power Automate, Part 3: Incremental Refresh Options

Chris Webb BI

If you’ve read part 1 or part 2 of this series you’ll know how you can create a Power Automate custom connector to call the Power BI Enhanced Refresh API and get fine-grained control over your refreshes.

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What is the IoT and How is it Changing the World?

Smart Data Collective

The Internet of Things (IoT) has been on the rise in recent years, and it’s becoming more and more common among consumers, businesses, and governments alike.

You’re Not a Factory, Gift Cards Suck, and Other Takeaways from Our Latest CI Live Event


A couple weeks ago, when we sat down with Andy McCotter-Bicknell and Fouad Benyoub —leaders of competitive intelligence programs at ClickUp and Everbridge, respectively—we were expecting to talk about key performance indicators (KPIs). Competitive Intelligence Strategy

Digital twins are primed to revolutionize the infrastructure industry


Elaborating on some points from my previous post on building innovation ecosystems, here’s a look at how digital twins , which serve as a bridge between the physical and digital domains, rely on historical and real-time data, as well as machine learning models, to provide a virtual representation of physical objects, processes, and systems.

How Revolutionary Are Meta’s AI Efforts?

IT Business Edge

Mark Zuckerberg introduced Facebook’s rebranding to Meta at the company’s annual Connect event last year to reposition the company for the “new internet,” the metaverse.

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Getting Data Into Shape for Reporting with Power BI

Paul Turnley

I see a lot of Power BI projects that we are asked to fix or performance tune, and at least nine times out of ten, the answer is that the data needs to be shaped and transformed so it is optimized for reporting.

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What is Dropshipping and How Do I Start?


With many business ventures, you have to invest a lot of money upfront without any guarantee that your business will succeed. By choosing dropshipping, you don’t have to risk all your money — you can get started with a minuscule budget and by investing only a few hours of your time weekly.

The Future of AI: High Quality, Human Powered Data

Smart Data Collective

Artificial Intelligence (AI) has significantly altered how work is done. However, AI even has a bigger impact by enhancing human capabilities. Research conducted by the Harvard Business Review found that the interaction between machines and humans significantly improves firms’ performance.

Calling The Power BI Enhanced Refresh API From Power Automate, Part 2: Refreshing Specific Tables And Partitions

Chris Webb BI

In part 1 of this series I showed how you could create a very simple custom connector for Power Automate that allows you to call the Power BI Enhanced Refresh API.

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7 traits of digital-savvy CIOs


Much has been made of CIOs’ need for business and leadership skills. To be truly transformational leaders, today’s CIOs must be adept at helming high-performing teams, guided by a keen understanding of how to co-create value with business colleagues.

Metaverse’s Biggest Potential Is In Enterprises

IT Business Edge

Last year, Match Group – which operates online platforms like Tinder, and Hinge – shelled out $1.725 billion to acquire Hyperconnect. This was a play on the metaverse. Unfortunately, Match had challenges in making the strategy work.

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Wink Intel

Deferred Annuity Sales. Total 2Q2022 deferred annuity sales were $72,804 million, compared with sales of $64,492 million for the second quarter of 2021.

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Top 10 Most Effective Marketing Strategies for B2B and B2C

Weidert Group

For as different as B2B and B2C companies are, there is distinct commonality in wanting to generate leads and drive business growth. Finding the best types of marketing strategies to achieve these goals in either business model can be time-consuming… maybe even a little tricky.