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Hire Better Talent by Using Interview Projects

by Heather Levy  |  August 27th, 2015

Let’s explore a tale of two hires. In a recent interview cycle, two candidates aced their face-to-face interviews and made it to the final round. Then came the project. Each candidate was tasked with designing a content marketing program that would support the company’s future growth. One drafted a well-written,...

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Massive innovations in data science yet to come

by Alexander Linden  |  August 27th, 2015

Of course, clients ask us, Gartner's Advanced Analytics team, about the key trends in Advanced Analytics and Data Science...  Well, here is a somewhat dated overview of advanced analytics trends we had down so far: What new trends are we missing here? Personally, I think it is still early in the realm...

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The Digital Marketing Slush Fund

by Andrew Frank  |  August 27th, 2015

A CIO, CMO, and CFO walk into a bar. The CFO says, “OK gentlemen, who’s buying?” (Yes, they’re all men.) The CIO points to the CMO and says, “He should, after all he always drinks more than both of us combined.” The CMO smiles and says, “That may be true,...

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Critical Capabilities for Retail Assortment Management

by Robert Hetu  |  August 27th, 2015

CIOs and technology professionals who are seeking Retail Assortment Management Applications (RAMAs) now have the most comprehensive research on the topic.  The Magic Quadrant for Merchandise Assortment Management Applications  was published earlier this month, it evaluates 12 vendors that support RAMA in the Tier 1 retail marketplace.  In addition @gartner...

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(Social Media) Life Moves Pretty Fast

by Jay Wilson  |  August 27th, 2015

One of the biggest challenges for digital marketers is the speed at which social media moves. Conversations, trends, and potential crises come and go on an hourly basis, while traditional marketing processes align to weeks and months. The ability to identify and engage with brand-relevant situations requires a timeliness measured with a stopwatch, not a...

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Inside the Digital Business: paved roads, good intentions, IoT, and Analytics

by Jack Santos  |  August 26th, 2015

As the Digital Business takes off, we often focus on external business opportunities - new revenue, new products, and new markets.  But what about internal organizational efficiency?  An article about using technology to "make us happier" came across the desk the other day. Physiological biometric measurements - like when you are...

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Back-to-School Special: Big Data Analytics

by Martin Kihn  |  August 26th, 2015

More tragic than the dying bleats of summer is this sad story: Big Data is not intrinsically suited to analytics. I'm sorry, but it's true. Distributed storage and massive scale can make data hard to find. Lack of normalization and structure means an analyst often has a lot of hamster-wheeling to...

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Arcane is the new normal in cyber security

by Jonathan Care  |  August 26th, 2015

It's the end of Gartner's Security Summit here in Sydney, and it has been great to meet fellow analysts, Gartner clients, and event sponsors. One of the conference themes was the evolution of the CISO role from cyber security Defender to Facilitator, and how strategy must encompass not only controls to...

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Carbon3D and Google Further Validate 3D Printing's Promise - Is There More To It?

by Pete Basiliere  |  August 25th, 2015

$100 million investment in Carbon3D is evidence of the potential value in the 3D printing market — not just from the printers, but also from 3D print file creation, storage and retrieval services. While Google certainly expects a return on its investment in a hardware manufacturer, the disruptive nature of...

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In the age of APIs why do 2 million companies interact via B2B networks? (Hint: “B2B Tower of Bable”)

by Benoit Lheureux  |  August 25th, 2015

While doing primary research in preparation for our soon-to-be published Market Guide for Integration Brokerage I’ve discovered that over 2 million companies (growing, fast) world-wide connect and interact electronically with each other via B2B networks, such as those operated by Comarch, E2open, IBM, Liaison Technologies, OpenText, SAP, SPS Commerce and...

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Where to Start - Positioning and a Story

by Hank Barnes  |  August 25th, 2015

I often speak to clients looking for help addressing the sales and marketing challenges they are facing.   They all understand there is no secret weapon--no single thing--that  will make everything magically better, but are looking for where to focus for biggest impact. My answer rarely changes. It is not...

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