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The Source Top 5 – September 2014

September, 2014 Here's the monthly installment of The Source Top 5, where CorSource brings you the best items we discovered this month in the world of Business Intelligence and Analytics. Enjoy! (1) Results from PWC’s 2014 data and analytics survey, the art and science of decision-making From global consultancy, PWC, comes an interesting look at how leaders combine their instincts with hard data for big decisions. “Big decisions” are defined as those that will change the direction of the company, beyond everyday decisions. (2) Managing big ... Read more

Why advanced sales analytics brings better results

Why advanced sales analytics brings better results All successful sales teams use some form of analytics to track performance. CRM systems like Salesforce and marketing automation platforms like Marketo bring efficiency and limited insight. While these services help companies track campaigns and customer relationships, they don’t paint the full picture. Here’s an overview of how modern business intelligence analytics helps to optimize sales and maximize success. The cycle of business intelligence involves four stages: gathering, structuring, analyzing, and finally, deciding. While BI brings ... Read more

The Source Top 5 – August

August, 2014 Here's the monthly installment of The Source Top 5, where CorSource brings you the best items we discovered this month in the world of Business Intelligence and Analytics. Enjoy! (1) Download The Big Data Analytics Deep Dive For those in the IT set comes this in depth look at Big Data and what it takes from personnel and infrastructure to succeed. Big Data initiatives are big, which is why we often tell our customers to start with the data they have basic control over first, internal ... Read more

When to choose business intelligence or data discovery

When to choose business intelligence or data discovery Every type of business has to make important decisions. But how can one make quick and effective decisions without the right information at the right time? Today, a lot of data enters organizations from everywhere—the Internet, internal business systems, the Cloud, and so on. Harvesting this data is extremely valuable to companies for gaining a competitive edge and ensuring long-term success. The two primary ways that a growing number of businesses analyze their data today ... Read more

Gut vs. Data-Driven Decisions: What’s The Best?

Gut vs. Data-Driven Decisions: What’s The Best? Do you make business decisions based off of numbers and facts or experience and intuition? In today’s data-driven world where seven out of ten CIOs say data analytics is crucial to driving business, you might think that a gut feeling doesn’t play a big role when it comes to leading a company in the right direction. If you think emotions don’t belong in the workplace, then this next bit of news might surprise you. According to ... Read more
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