Gartner Blog Network

Soccer, BI, and Japan

by Cindi Howson  |  July 6, 2015

It seems apt timing that the U.S. Women's Soccer team would face off against Japan just after I returned from my first BI summit in Tokyo. USA crushed them yesterday,...

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A CRM Litmus Test Question: Who Owns the Client Relationship?

by Tad Travis  |  July 6, 2015

The question: when discussing your company's clients and prospects, what pronouns do you use? I recall an interaction some time ago in which a sales account executive attempted to rally support...

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When China Stops Buying US Treasuries

by Andrew White  |  July 6, 2015

I dutifully read my weekend edition of the Financial Times.  One small column explored one of the most important issues of the day.  It is an issue that is not...

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Demographics and deflation

by Andrew White  |  July 5, 2015

I spied two interesting articles in the US print edition of the Financial Times on July 2nd:   - Sweden cuts interest rate to minus 0.35% over Greece fears - Japan's...

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Planning Cloud Analytics: conceptual architecture alternatives

by Lakshmi Randall  |  July 4, 2015

In my previous companion blog post “Planning Cloud Analytics: Key Questions to consider”, I shared key questions to ask when planning Cloud Analytics. As a continuation, this blog illustrates sample...

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The Internet of Blings and Pings

by Martin Kihn  |  July 2, 2015

And just when you thought Big Data couldn't get any bigger -- it can't. Along comes the Internet of Things (IoT) to make it look like a falling Bieber. The...

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Do We Really Need all These People? When Less is More.

by Richard Fouts  |  July 2, 2015

Years ago, when I conducted a community chorus I asked (during a budget meeting), “Do we really need all these musicians?”  One of the things this role taught me was...

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A Scalable Chorus: Bringing Employee Voices to Social Marketing

by Jay Wilson  |  July 2, 2015

I read with interest this morning's Adweek recap of IBM's employee advocacy efforts in social media. Indeed, this is a trend we see as social marketers look for ways to improve reach and...

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Now, What Is Hadoop?

by Merv Adrian  |  July 2, 2015

Updated July 3, 2015 This perennial question resurfaced recently in a thoughtful blog post by Andreas Neumann, Chief Architect of Cask, called What is Hadoop, anyway?. Ultimately, after a careful deconstruction of...

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Christmas in July: Train now to win the holiday shopping race

by Kirsten Newbold  |  July 1, 2015

2014 was a year of record breaking online sales during the US Thanksgiving week and weekend with 26% growth on Black Friday and Cyber Monday up 16% year-over-year resulting in...

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