2022

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IT leaders face reality check on hybrid productivity

CIO

CIO Ted Ross believes the honeymoon is over for breakneck productivity when it comes to hybrid work, and he’s not the only one. Tech employees at the City of Los Angeles IT agency who were forced to work remotely in the early pandemic days were very efficient, Ross says. “Fully into the pandemic we had a 34% increase in project delivery,” he adds. But since then, productivity and innovation have waned, in part because of fading relationships between once in-person teams, along with a slew of new

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Measure Product Launch Success With These 12 KPIs

Crayon

According to Harvard Business School , of the approximately 30,000 new products launched each year, about 95% fail. Of course, the product failure rate varies from one industry to another—for example, grocery products fail at a rate of 70-80%— but think about it : When you launch a new product, generally, your odds of success are 25 to 1. If casinos offered those kinds of odds, they'd go out of business overnight.

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How to Calculate ROI for SEO

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Most businesses have to demonstrate their ROI to prove that their marketing strategy will be successful. However, SEO often stops tracking at KPIs, like ranking positions and traffic. While these metrics are helpful, they can’t accurately determine if you’re earning enough from your advertising investment by themselves. But with a bit of math, it’s still possible to find your SEO ROI by using numbers found in your analytic tracking software.

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5 Ways Data Analytics Helps Investors Maximize Stock Market Returns

Smart Data Collective

We have previously talked about the reasons that data analytics technology is changing the financial industry. One of the most significant changes has been in the field of stock market investing. Analytics Insight has touched on some of the benefits of using data analytics to make better stock market trades. They point out that value investors are using machine learning technology to anticipate future stock prices.

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Are Your Impact Comms Resonating With Stakeholders?

Whether your organization is at the start of its sustainability and impact journey or years into it, many brands share a common concern: the uncertainty of whether they are sending stakeholders mixed messages. Creating content that speaks to your audience's “love language” can be a tricky dance. But, worry not! 3BL has put together tips to ensure that your content not only finds its rhythm but also resonates with your target audiences.

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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. It’s not documented yet and not mentioned on any of the official blogs, but you can read about it in the last two posts on Jeffrey Wang’s blog here: Introduce the DAX EvaluateAndLog Function.

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What is Dark Data, Why Does it Matter, and Why Are Humans Still Needed?

Timo Elliot

Back in the 1960s, a pair of radio astronomers were busily collecting data on distant galaxies. They had been doing this for years. Elsewhere, other astronomers had been doing the same. But what set these astronomers apart – and eventually earned them a Nobel Prize – was what they eventually found in the data. Like other radio astronomers, they had long detected a consistent noise pattern.

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An Owler Max Walk-Through: How Owler Max Saves Your Sales Team Time and Packs Your Sales Pipeline

Owler

Owler Max is the ultimate sales companion for true sales professionals. Owler’s Head of Customer Success, Nathan Steele, walks us through how it works. Nathan Steele, Head of Customer Success, Owler walks us through Owler Max Since the onset of COVID-19 in 2019, the key to successful selling has more and more been the ability to carefully curate and personalize your outreach emails and a focus on building authentic trust-based relationships with your clients.

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How can smart #infopros make more sustainable vendor choices? 

Vable

A genuine commitment to sustainability is critical for organisations to remain relevant and competitive in this changing world. Much like digital transformation, driving sustainability requires organisations to transform their business from within. Organisations require individuals to take the lead and as we saw at BIALL 2022 , library and information professionals are not only at the forefront of legal tech implementations but are positioning themselves as sustainability experts.

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Doing Power BI The Right Way – for Enterprise Reporting

Paul Turnley

I started a series of blog posts back in 2020 about best-practice guidelines for planning and designing enterprise reporting solutions with Power BI. To make the topics covered in this series of posts easier to find and follow, they are listed on this page: Doing Power BI The Right Way – for Enterprise Reporting | Paul Turley's SQL Server BI Blog which you can access from the main menu on the blog.

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7 Strategies to Gather (and Actually Use) Competitive Intel from Employees

Leaders in competitive intel know that the employees who interact with customers and prospects every day hold valuable competitive insights that could help win sales. But they don’t have a good plan or system to gather, organize, and share these insights with the stakeholders who need them. In this eBook, we outline 7 strategies to make it easier to build and scale an employee sharing program that will drive competitive advantage.

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The Football World Cup 2022 Edition

Domo

The Football World Cup (or Soccer World Cup if you’re a North American fan) is upon us, kicking off for the 22 nd time in just under a week hosted by the nation of Qatar. Of particular note is England vs United States on Friday the 25th for a little EMEA office vs HQ rivalry. It’s admittedly an unusual time for the world cup to begin, which typically takes place in May, June or July, however, due to the extreme temperatures of the Qatari Summer it will take place during the cooler months of Nove

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IT’s ‘war for talent’ is a losing battle

CIO

It has been almost 25 years since McKinsey & Co. introduced the term “talent war” to the world. For almost a quarter of a century CIOs have been locked in a Sisyphean battle to attract and retain the IT talent necessary to create competitive advantage. Every year, “talent” is one of the top challenges facing IT organizations. Every year, lack of critical IT skills is blamed for failure to deliver the full promise of IT investments.

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Data Lake vs. Data Warehouse: What’s the Difference?

IT Business Edge

Data lakes and data warehouses are two of the most popular forms of data storage and processing platforms, both of which can be employed to improve a business’s use of information. However, these tools are designed to accomplish different tasks, so their functions are not exactly the same. We’ll go over those differences here, so you have a clear idea of what each one entails and choose which would suit your business needs.

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7 Best Practices for Creating Engaging & Meaningful Infographics

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As a marketer or business owner, would you like to acquire free backlinks, increase user time spent on a page, and get brand exposure on social media through social media sharing? If so, infographics are a great tool for you and your business. Infographics are not a new concept and a lot of brands similar to yours are already using them in their marketing strategy.

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How to Stay Competitive in the Evolving State of Martech

Marketing technology is essential for B2B marketers to stay competitive in a rapidly changing digital landscape — and with 53% of marketers experiencing legacy technology issues and limitations, they’re researching innovations to expand and refine their technology stacks. To help practitioners keep up with the rapidly evolving martech landscape, this special report will discuss: How practitioners are integrating technologies and systems to encourage information-sharing between departments and pr

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5 Current Trends in Big Data for 2022 and Beyond

Smart Data Collective

The world of big data is constantly changing and evolving, and 2021 is no different. As we look ahead to 2022, there are four key trends that organizations should be aware of when it comes to big data: cloud computing, artificial intelligence, automated streaming analytics, and edge computing. Each of these trends will continue to shape the way companies use data in the coming years.

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Calling The Power BI Enhanced Refresh API From Power Automate, Part 4: Getting The Status Of a Refresh

Chris Webb BI

So far in this series (see part 1 , part 2 and part 3 ) I’ve looked at how you can create a Power Automate custom connector that uses the Power BI Enhanced Refresh API to kick off a dataset refresh. That’s only half the story though: once the refresh has been started you need to know if it has finished and, if so, whether it finished successfully or not.

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Upselling and Cross-selling: 8 Examples and Why They Work

CXL

Users can access Spotify’s extensive music library for free, yet their Premium subscriptions grew 15% in 2022. Meanwhile, ecommerce marketing software Privy is generating 10% higher average order value for Shopify users with their related product recommendations add-on. These tactics are upselling and cross-selling (respectively). While both effectively drive revenue and enhance the customer experience, upselling is ideal for companies with a single product or freemium model.

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Dark Data: How to Find It and What to Do with It

Timo Elliot

Like the proverbial man looking for his keys under the streetlight , when it comes to enterprise data, if you only look at where the light is already shining, you can end up missing a lot. In a previous blog , I explored the value of dark data and how it can reveal insights that can streamline processes, improve customer experiences, generate more revenue – and maybe even help make the world a better place.

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Maximize Productivity and Simplify IT Management with Conversational AI

ChatGPT has dominated boardroom conversations for months now. From drafting a stock trading program, to creating a SQL query to model data, there are practically no limits to the applications of the AI language model assistant. At ManageEngine, we have been working on our own AI-assistant, Zia. Zia is a fully-trained analytics assistant that can perform a range of functions such as creating and adding reports to dashboards, providing conversational support to data analysis, insight discovery, bu

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Webinar Best Practices That You Need to Know for 2022

Owler

What Are the Keys to Great Webinars? When it comes to real-time engagement, few tools are as proficient as webinars. According to a survey by ON24, they’re a crucial part of marketing efforts for 95% of respondents and critical to digital communications for 38%. Webinars can connect with a global audience, deliver valuable and in-depth content, and boost brand authority—all in 60 minutes or less.

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The 152 Most Interesting Statistics to Know for 2022

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Data is taking center stage in the marketing landscape of 2022. Continuous data analysis is a must for brands and marketers – and we have some reasons why – 152 of them, to be exact. If your brand isn’t minding its consumer and market intelligence monitoring, this may inspire you to reconsider. We’ve broken down some stats into categories for quick consumption: Digital Marketing.

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When to Use Paginated Reports vs Interactive Power BI reports

Paul Turnley

Technology evolves, the industry changes and the way businesses use technology changes. The road that has brought us to the current state of reporting capabilities in the Microsoft data platform has been long and winding. Ten years ago, we were using SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) to create interactive, dashboard-like reports scorecard reports.

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20 Advanced Link Building Tips To Boost Your Rankings

SpyFu

Are you still relying on old-school link building strategies to improve your rankings ? If so, chances are you’re not seeing much success. This guide will show you 20 strategies to gain more high-quality backlinks and brand mentions from various channels and relevant sites. Tactics like guest blogging, blog commenting, forum discussions, Quora answers, and promoting content on social media still work to a degree.

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A Practical Guide to Business Intelligence Governance

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

While the proper governance of data is clearly critical to the success of any business intelligence organization, focusing on data governance alone is a huge mistake. Organizations continually fail to generate ROI on their governance initiatives because they are too narrow in scope. To be effective, Business Intelligence (BI) governance must cover both data and visualizations.

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7 enterprise data strategy trends

CIO

Every enterprise needs a data strategy that clearly defines the technologies, processes, people, and rules needed to safely and securely manage its information assets and practices. As with just about everything in IT, a data strategy must evolve over time to keep pace with evolving technologies, customers, markets, business needs and practices, regulations, and a virtually endless number of other priorities.

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Why Low-Code/No-Code is the Key to Faster Engineering

IT Business Edge

In traditional software development, everything has to be coded by hand. This makes software engineering a time-consuming process preserved for skilled programmers. It’s also often tricky to make changes once the software is in production. As a result, companies have been looking for ways to speed up the process. One of the solutions that has recently emerged is low-code and no-code (LCNC) development tools.

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How to Choose the Best CRM System?

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Adopting a CRM system for your business comes with several benefits, but you need to choose the right one to get the most out of this tool. However, that can be difficult when there are so many options on the market, from well-known brands to up-and-coming software solutions. Picking the right CRM solution from the beginning requires a lot of time, patience, and extra study, especially if you don’t know where to start.

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6 Ways Data Analytics Can Improve Targeting with LinkedIn Ads

Smart Data Collective

Big data has become a very important part of modern marketing practices. More companies are using data analytics and AI to optimize their marketing strategies. This is especially true for companies using digital marketing practices, such as social media. LinkedIn is one of the platforms that helps people use big data to facilitate online marketing. You can use their sophisticated analytics dashboard to improve your marketing strategies.

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What Regulations Will Impact Sustainability Comms in 2024?

Navigating the waters of sustainability reporting disclosures and regulations can be intimidating, to say the least. With various measures set in motion in 2023 to keep companies accountable, there is a lot in store for brands’ impact communication in the upcoming year. 3BL is kicking off this January with our Navigating ESG Comms Through the Cosmos - Capricorn Edition by highlighting the impact of: The U.S Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Climate disclosure rules The European Commission

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Power BI DirectQuery Mode And Degenerate Dimensions

Chris Webb BI

A few weeks ago my colleague Dany Hoter wrote a post on the Azure Data Explorer blog about how using columns on fact tables as dimensions in DirectQuery mode can lead to errors in Power BI. You can read it here: [link]. In the post he mentioned that he could reproduce the same behaviour in SQL Server, so I thought it would be good to show an example of this to raise awareness of the issue because I think it’s one that anyone using DirectQuery mode on any data source is likely to run into.

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Data Never Sleeps Hits Double Digits!

Domo

Time really flies. It’s hard to believe it, but today Data Never Sleeps turns 10 as we release our latest version of our popular infographic. Here at Domo on Data we love taking a look at how our collective use of data has changed over time. We took a look at some of the trends last year , and with Data Never Sleeps turning 10 we decided to turn it up a notch.

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Cartoon: Innovation Acceptance Challenges!

Timo Elliot

It often seems like some folks will do anything to avoid adopting innovation… which caption works better, do you think?