In the United States, one of the biggest retail successes of the mid 20th century was Sears. The retailer created a massive business, that in today's dollars was doing twice as much business as Amazon is currently turning over. And it was built on one critical element - knowing the customer. Sears was eventually swamped by Walmart and others and today we're seeing online retailers doing the same. Looking back at the past can be a great way to learn how to succeed in the future.
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The NFL, in the United States, now has RFID tracking in every player's shoulder pads and in the balls used at every match. Delivered by Zebra Technologies, the solution brings data and analysis to players, coaches and fans. The sensor, which is small, light and lasts a year is at the core of the solution.
Predicting the future is near impossible -- but that doesn‘t stop us all from having a red hot go. Human beings have been predicting the future since the beginning of history and the results range from the hilarious to the downright uncanny.
One thing all future predictions have in common: they‘re rooted in our current understanding of how the world works. It‘s difficult to escape that mindset. We have no idea how technology will evolve, so our ideas are connected to the technology of today.
Splunk's new Insights for AWS Cloud Monitoring provides end-to-end security, operational and cost management insights on AWS. It delivers an analytics-based approach to cloud monitoring and provides end-to-end visibility into a customer’s AWS infrastructure, delivering real-time awareness of performance, health, configuration, security and infrastructure spend.
Innovation is not easy. It involves experimentation, taking risks and investing resources in projects that may not deliver the outcomes you want. Optimizely takes a data driven approach to testing multiple scenarios so you can make better decisions about what's best for your business. I spoke with their new managing director for ANZ, Dan Ross, about their Australian launch and the opening of Australian offices in Melbourne and Sydney and how decision making is not about hippos.
At last week's SplunkLive! event, the company's global field leader for IT markets, Johnathon Cervelli opened the event, saying the company has continued to grow their business with a focus on more than security analytics although this continues to be an area the company is working on. Cervelli says companies are using data, not just to secure their businesses, but to also make more sense of changing environments as businesses move to an increasingly hybrid world.
A company that can’t understand its data is flying blind. That’s why so many businesses are willing to pay a premium for business analytics experts to make sense of it, and the Social Media & Google Analytics Certification Bundle can get you started on this career path.
The web is (arguably) more than a place for cat videos. It’s actually a powerful tool for businesses to reach their customers, which is why so many companies are looking for great online marketing pros.
Regardless of your experience, you can start your own web marketing career with the Marketing Analytics Mastery Bundle, on sale for only $50.87 AUD .
In the world of the web, though, building something isn’t enough. To maximise traffic and sales, you need to know how draw users in and keep their interest, which is exactly what you’ll learn with the Growth Hacker Mastery Bundle, offered at more than 90% off the retail price for Lifehacker readers.
Google has teamed up with GitHub to add a new open dataset on Google BigQuery, a low cost analytics data warehouse service in the cloud, so that users can get a snapshot of more than 2.8 million open source GitHub repositories. This will bring new possibilities for data analytics to BigQuery. Here's what you need to know.
Australian data analytics professionals are making a mint with an annual median salary of $130,000. For those with big data and cloud analytics skills, that figure could be as high as $200,000. But according to a recent survey, most companies that hire data analytics workers are not getting the bang for their buck.
Analytics and big data are a potentially lucrative career path, but what should you do to ensure that you keep one of those roles? Here are some simple tips to make sure you're indispensable.
When the phrase "Internet of things" gets bandied about, it's usually taken to refer to collecting data from sensors, whether those are on consumer devices like fridges or workplace devices like temperature controls. But is that too limited a view to adopt?
Big data remains a hot topic, and that means finding and hiring qualified data scientists is trickier than ever. Here are some tactics you can use to help fill the gap.
When Microsoft officially launched its cloud-based Power BI analytics service almost a year ago, it cost upwards of $US40 a month. Some 12 months on, a new preview version has just been launched and the price is about to be cut significantly.