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Check out Profitably’s new P&L analytics tool

Check out Profitably’s new P&L analytics tool | Functional Finds - Design, Technology & Media | Scoop.it

Meet Profitably, a New York City startup that specializes in the next generation of business analytics and financial optimization software for small businesses, not the mom and pop kind, but the kind with 30-40 full-time employees. Profitably is a software as a service business that looks at five areas of a company’s finances- cash flow, budgeting and forecasting, benchmarks, balance sheets and debt ratios and as the name suggests, profitability.

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Infographic: What SMB Should Demand For Cloud Services - ReadWriteCloud

Infographic: What SMB Should Demand For Cloud Services - ReadWriteCloud | Functional Finds - Design, Technology & Media | Scoop.it
After writing last year about cloud computing can help SMBs move out of the recession, the folks at Glowhost put together a nice infographic that summarizes some of ...
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Insight: You break expectations by changing what someone… - (37signals)

Insight: You break expectations by changing what someone… - (37signals) | Functional Finds - Design, Technology & Media | Scoop.it

You break expectations by changing what someone’s already used to. You change expectations by giving them something new. Understanding the difference is key to product design. - Jason Fried

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Shawn Parr: The 10 Most Important Traits Of A Leader @PSFK

Shawn Parr: The 10 Most Important Traits Of A Leader @PSFK | Functional Finds - Design, Technology & Media | Scoop.it
Garry Ridge, the CEO of WD-40, is a bold Australian and the steward of one of the world’s most iconic and unusual brands.
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Advanced Analytics: Where Do You Start? - Blog: Wayne Eckerson - BeyeNETWORK

Advanced Analytics: Where Do You Start? - Blog: Wayne Eckerson - BeyeNETWORK | Functional Finds - Design, Technology & Media | Scoop.it
business intelligence, data warehousing, data management, analytics, claudia imhoff, bill inmon, data quality, data integration, knowledge management, crm, data marts, data mining, business performance management, bpm, data modeling, meta data, enterprise...
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Don Valentine, Sequoia Capital: "Target Big Markets"

Since founding Sequoia Capital in 1972, Don Valentine has financed many of the companies (Apple, Oracle, Electronic Arts, NVIDIA, Cisco, Google, YouTube, etc.) that have been Silicon Valley's biggest technology and business success stories. In this View From The Top, he describes some of the insights that allowed him to lead Sequoia through almost four decades of disruptive changes, creating several new industries along the way.
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Data discovery – Magic quadrant for BI platforms — Functionals

Data discovery – Magic quadrant for BI platforms — Functionals | Functional Finds - Design, Technology & Media | Scoop.it
According to the Gartner report, “ Data discovery platform momentum accentuates the need for a portfolio approach. For the past two years, our research in the BI platform market has highlighted a growing bifurcation in terms of buying centers.
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The 10 Principles of Interaction Design — Functionals

The 10 Principles of Interaction Design — Functionals | Functional Finds - Design, Technology & Media | Scoop.it
Chad Vavra, interaction design director at The Barbarian Group, rounds up 10 key rules that make good interaction designs and designers and that you need to understand before you can break them. 1. Start with two 2.
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Facebook gamifies customer support via StackOverflow - Gamification Of Work | Gamification Of Work

Facebook gamifies customer support via StackOverflow - Gamification Of Work | Gamification Of Work | Functional Finds - Design, Technology & Media | Scoop.it
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Creating a Business Intelligence Culture | SmartData Collective

Creating a Business Intelligence Culture | SmartData Collective | Functional Finds - Design, Technology & Media | Scoop.it
For some time now there's been a lot of buzz about companies getting business intelligence into the hands of more users, with the aim of getting the right information to the right people at the right time (or words to that effect).
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When Developers Can Build Once For All Devices, Users Win

When Developers Can Build Once For All Devices, Users Win | Functional Finds - Design, Technology & Media | Scoop.it
Today, Alpha Software has released version 11 of its Alpha Five tool. It helps developers build Web applications to solve a business problem once and make the app available on major platforms.
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Are Yahoo Cocktails the answer for cross-platform apps?

Are Yahoo Cocktails the answer for cross-platform apps? | Functional Finds - Design, Technology & Media | Scoop.it
Yahoo's magic elixir for web developers frustrated by writing web applications that display on multiple devices is Mojito, a "100 percent" JavaScript application framework and Manhattan, a cloud-based Mojito hosted environment that layers...
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What If An Agency Had An API? - Only Dead Fish

What If An Agency Had An API? - Only Dead Fish | Functional Finds - Design, Technology & Media | Scoop.it
The growth in the number of APIs is one of those exponential curves often associated with digital. The Programmable Web Directory now lists over 4,000, a milestone it recorded only 6 months after it logged its 3000th, which in turn...
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Myths and Realities of Cloud Security | SmartData Collective

Myths and Realities of Cloud Security | SmartData Collective | Functional Finds - Design, Technology & Media | Scoop.it

Whenever the topic of cloud computing comes up, cloud security isn’t far behind. Survey after survey has shown it to be a top CIO concern, but how much of that concern is legitimate? CTOvision’s Bob Gourley and Tom Reilly, Vice President and General Manger of Enterprise Security at HP separated myth from reality on cloud security in an interview with IDG’s Bill Laberis at the HP Protect 2011 conference on Monday, September 12, 2011.

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Informatica Parses the World of Hadoop | SmartData Collective

Informatica Parses the World of Hadoop | SmartData Collective | Functional Finds - Design, Technology & Media | Scoop.it
Informatica recently introduced HParser, an expansion of its capabilities for working with Hadoop data sources.
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Google Analytics – Flow Visualization — Functionals

Google Analytics – Flow Visualization — Functionals | Functional Finds - Design, Technology & Media | Scoop.it
Google unveiled the release of “Flow Visualization” in Google Analytics, an interactive tool that allows you to analyze site insights graphically, and instantly understand how visitors flow across pages on your site.
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The developer's guide to mobile frameworks | Feature | .net magazine

The developer's guide to mobile frameworks | Feature | .net magazine | Functional Finds - Design, Technology & Media | Scoop.it
Mobile application consultant Jonathan Stark, author of two iPhone and Android development books, explains his process for determining the best development approach for an app and discusses the best tools available right now...
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A Manifesto For Free Radicals: Less Paperwork, Less Waiting, More Action

A Manifesto For Free Radicals: Less Paperwork, Less Waiting, More Action | Functional Finds - Design, Technology & Media | Scoop.it
We demand freedom, we do work that is rewarding, we make stuff often, and we fail often. We are the Free Radicals, a new kind of 21st-century professional.
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How Gamification Can Make News Sites More Engaging

How Gamification Can Make News Sites More Engaging | Functional Finds - Design, Technology & Media | Scoop.it
Game mechanics are transforming online news content into an engaging, social and fun activity. Here's how you can use it and why it works.
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Interview in Forbes: What is a Data Scientist? | SmartData Collective

Interview in Forbes: What is a Data Scientist? | SmartData Collective | Functional Finds - Design, Technology & Media | Scoop.it

Dan Woods has been interviewing a variety of folks to answer the question: “What is a data scientist?“, and I had the honor to participate in his series.

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