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No Winter, No Problem: Manufacturing Orders Soar in February

No Winter, No Problem: Manufacturing Orders Soar in February | Business Industry | Scoop.it
An increase in new orders for durable manufactured goods in February could indicate an economic pick up through the end of the first-quarter.
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Big Data Means Nothing If It Isn’t Smart

Big Data Means Nothing If It Isn’t Smart | Business Industry | Scoop.it
Big Data is worthless unless it is actionable. Worse yet, even if it is actionable, it is still worthless if it isn’t timely. What you need is Smart Data.

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Barry Magee's curator insight, March 4, 2014 10:28 AM

We've addressed this issue of timeliness within IBM Inside Sales analytics programme using seller ALERTS. Normally, a rep would have to log-in to our BI tool to seek out the 'data-driven' insight the desire.  We've instead created a process where an algorithm detects any new Client activity and creates a weekly ALERT which is sent via email to sellers INBOX.  Seller the goes to log-in to BI tool BAU and take appropriate action to follow up.  This CLOSED LOOP system means  you're no longer dependent on end-users pro-actively going in to your BAO system to seek out 'insight' - its brought right to their front door and they then follow up themselves.  There's as much to the PROCESS of delivering value through data - its not just about the data in isolation - CONTEXT is everything.

Emeric Nectoux's curator insight, March 19, 2014 5:48 PM

As often, we did approach Big data through technology... A common behavior that is reproduced most of the time.


Now, after 2 years of noise, I feel that we start to get over the "Big Data" buzz and that people get more mature in their thinking about it. Then, the true questions starts to pop-up: Why using it? what is/are our goals? What (new / enhanced) usages do we foresee that could be supported by Big Data?


This article is pointing at some of these questions and start to answer to some others...

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Big Investors Bet on a Boom in Corporate Travel

Big Investors Bet on a Boom in Corporate Travel | Business Industry | Scoop.it
BlackRock, Certares, and others pay $900 million for a 50 percent stake in American Express's Global Business Travel division

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Richard Stern's curator insight, September 2, 2014 9:47 AM

Big companies will be dispatching even more executives on globetrotting missions for business, and many will rely on corporate travel agents.

Now that American Express has completed the sale of its Global Travel Division your company may find that it is a good time to evaluate if your Travel Management Company is the best fit for you. GTI Travel can help you in this evaluation and analysis. Please contact us for more information.

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How a Working Capital Loan Can Benefit Your Construction Business

How a Working Capital Loan Can Benefit Your Construction Business | Business Industry | Scoop.it
Working capital loans can help construction contractors keep enough cash on hand to handle day to day business expenses all year long
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Apple's Forgotten Designs - DesignTAXI.com

Apple's Forgotten Designs - DesignTAXI.com | Business Industry | Scoop.it
Study for an Apple flip phone, 1983. Designed by Hartmut Esslinger and frog design.

The Apple brand name is synonymous with iconic product...
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Betting on people - literally

Betting on people - literally | Business Industry | Scoop.it
Upstart matches investors with young people who want a lump sum of cash in exchange for a piece of their future earnings.
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Don't just measure your Klout. Build it!

Don't just measure your Klout. Build it! | Business Industry | Scoop.it
We're proud to announce a new version of Klout that helps people be known for what they love.
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For Some, Paying Sales Commissions No Longer Makes Sense

For Some, Paying Sales Commissions No Longer Makes Sense | Business Industry | Scoop.it
To many in competitive sales, switching to straight salary is blasphemy. But with pricing and policies readily available online, some see commissions as an impediment.
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Meet the Entrepreneur Behind the Opening Ceremony

Meet the Entrepreneur Behind the Opening Ceremony | Business Industry | Scoop.it
How Mark Fuller, CEO of WET, landed one of the hottest gigs in his industry
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Three Key Manufacturing Trends in a Pivotal Year - Manufacturing Innovation Blog

Three Key Manufacturing Trends in a Pivotal Year - Manufacturing Innovation Blog | Business Industry | Scoop.it
The champagne’s been corked.  The ball dropped and 2013 is behind us.  As we move into a new year, it’s a good time to take stock of last year and look on the horizon for what’s ahead.  I want to focus on what’s really important: U.S. manufacturing. It’s shaping up to be an exciting year for American manufacturers […

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Contest Grants Ad to a Small Business - Successful Business News

Contest Grants Ad to a Small Business - Successful Business News | Business Industry | Scoop.it
Intuit,the software company behind TurboTax and Quicken want to give a boost to one small business, reports NPR.
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CloudPhysics extends vSphere support with performance data counters

CloudPhysics extends vSphere support with performance data counters | Business Industry | Scoop.it
Data analytics firm for the cloud adds another ‘card’ to its deck (RT @janemccallion: CloudPhysics extends vSphere support with performance data counters | Cloud Pro http://t.co/JElZQGkDq7 via @CloudProUK...
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Small Business Employment Growth Slowed in January - Business Wire (press release)

Small Business Employment Growth Slowed in January - Business Wire (press release) | Business Industry | Scoop.it
Small Business Employment Growth Slowed in January
Business Wire (press release)
MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--U.S. small business employment gained 10,000 jobs in January, although the pace of growth slowed slightly.
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Sales for two Honolulu ultra-luxury high-rises indicative of high housing demand - Pacific Business News

Sales for two Honolulu ultra-luxury high-rises indicative of high housing demand - Pacific Business News | Business Industry | Scoop.it
Sales of units in The Howard Hughes Corp.'s two Honolulu ultra-luxury condominium high-rises, which began the pre-sales process earlier this year, have been consistent with the strong housing demand fundamentals in Hawaii, the developer's CEO said Thursday in a letter to shareholders.
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The Typical Journey of SaaS Adoption

The Typical Journey of SaaS Adoption | Business Industry | Scoop.it

“Within most organizations today, it is not a question of if SaaS applications should be deployed, but how quickly.”


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Emeric Nectoux's curator insight, March 19, 2014 6:11 PM

Such as the rest of the "Cloud things" e.g Iaas, Paas... SaaS usages is growing and gaining pace of implementation. We are not facing anymore with "early adopter" population but much more traditional companies who are really started to think about it seriously and even going for it in some niches. 


This short post is giving us some good clues on how to move forward...

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Lego Fans May Be Able To Print Their Own Bricks Someday | TIME

Lego Fans May Be Able To Print Their Own Bricks Someday | TIME | Business Industry | Scoop.it
Global toy giant considers 3D printing as a strategy in the digital toy age
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How to Survive the Next Wave of Technology Extinction

How to Survive the Next Wave of Technology Extinction | Business Industry | Scoop.it
So you bought a Betamax VCR? And also a Nook? Here’s a strategy to avoid betting on the wrong horse again.
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Exclusive: Lithium Technologies to Acquire Klout

Exclusive: Lithium Technologies to Acquire Klout | Business Industry | Scoop.it
The online popularity contest startup is to be sold to a social customer service company headed for an IPO.
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Valentine's Day Marketing Statistics You Should Know

Valentine's Day Marketing Statistics You Should Know | Business Industry | Scoop.it
Get a better grasp of the Valentine's Day market and consumer behavior with these Valentine's Day marketing statistics you should know.
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For Small Businesses, a Road Without a Map

For Small Businesses, a Road Without a Map | Business Industry | Scoop.it
Unless and until Congress renews all sorts of deductions, tax specialists warn, it will be hard for small businesses to plan for expansion.
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A Social Network That's Just for College Students

A Social Network That's Just for College Students | Business Industry | Scoop.it
The founders say college students are tired of using a social network where their parents, grandparents and future employers can see their updates.
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STRATEGY - 4 Types of Content Every Site Needs

STRATEGY - 4 Types of Content Every Site Needs | Business Industry | Scoop.it

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Peg Corwin's curator insight, January 12, 2014 4:14 PM

Learn what different kinds of CONTENT YOU MUST CREATE to educate, entertain, persuase and convert.


If you like this scoop, please consider a thumbs up or share.

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Filing Taxes Early? The 5 Tax Tips Small Business Owners Need to Know

Filing Taxes Early? The 5 Tax Tips Small Business Owners Need to Know | Business Industry | Scoop.it
For small business owners taking a crack at filing taxes on their own in 2014, keep the following five tax tips in mind. (Filing Taxes Early?
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ADP: Small Businesses Led Job Growth in January - Fox Business

ADP: Small Businesses Led Job Growth in January - Fox Business | Business Industry | Scoop.it
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ADP: Small Businesses Led Job Growth in January
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It was a ho-hum month overall for private-sector job growth in January, but small businesses pulled out ahead, according to the latest data from payroll processor ADP.
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Duracell Wants To Compete With Dropbox - Business Insider

Duracell Wants To Compete With Dropbox - Business Insider | Business Industry | Scoop.it
They're offering a free hard drive for your house and unlimited cloud storage.
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