Tags: Data

Infor retail platform wins Crate and Barrel

The new CloudSuite Retail platform from Infor is winning some major new customers including Crate and Barrel. A pre NRF announcement in New York says Crate and Barrel are to help develop the solution. They are also working with Whole Foods Market and DSW Inc, the footwear retailer to develop new features and functionality. Crate and Barrel is a…

SAP offers jump start for IoT projects

SAP has announced a new program to help companies jump start their Internet of Things (IoT) projects. IoT is one of the many trends that analysts believe will see growth in customer solutions. Mike Krell, an analyst at Moor Insights & Startegy wrote in Forbes recently that 2017 will see a growth in the use…

Is VR coming to get you?

Oracle has released a report today entitled: Can Virtual Experience Replace Reality? (registration required). The report asked 800 EMEA sales and marketing professionals about the impact of emerging technologies on their businesses. With chatbots and Virtual Reality (VR) getting so much attention at the moment, the timing is good. The respondents certainly appear to see…

Has UK fallen behind Digital Europe

SAP unveiled the Leaders 2020 study this week and the news for the UK appears shocking. The study shows that the UK is woefully short of digital leadership in the category of digital winners. The UK scored just 1%, behind Russia (3%), France (15%), Spain (22%) and Germany (41%). What was surprising is that the data…

10 Challenges of a Business Intelligence Director

To really shine, owners of BI initiatives must possess, more than anything, strong leadership, strategic, and communications skills—along with the requisite set of analytical, operational, and technical skills. The Business Intelligence director has an intricate mission—yet a rewarding opportunity—to organize, influence, and lead on many fronts, including BI initiatives, diverse teams with divergent needs, and the…

Improving the trust on mobile devices

MobileIron has announced it has launched MobileIron Access with the aim that: “only trusted apps on trusted devices with trusted users should be able to access corporate data in the cloud.” It’s a message that will play well to many enterprises who are struggling to contain the mobile device explosion among users. Despite spending billions…

Getting started with Alteryx and Tableau

Alteryx has announced the availability of their Alteryx & Tableau Marketing Analytics Starter Kit in a blog by Brian Dirking, Director of Product Marketing at Alteryx. The kit allows customers to deliver marketing analytics in their businesses faster. It concentrate of five key areas of analytics that help drive business: Customer Acquisition Customer Segmentation Customer…

FreeBee, an innovation in Mobile marketing?

Verizon has launched the the beta trial of FreeBee Data service. The new service might just enables companies to reach sections of the US population with marketing information that it may not have done otherwise. Other telecommunications companies will be watching this innovative move with interest and if companies leverage the new service to great…

Equinix announces IOA blueprints

Equinix has announced the availability of four blueprints for its Interconnection Orientated Architecture (IOA). Equinix developed the IOA as part of its response to its Enterprise of the Future document it issued in October 2015. In that report, Equinix proposed that the most effective companies in the future would be those who were the best…

Tableau delivers more than iphone app

In what appears to be a significant release despite its denomination as 9.2 Tableau has revealed some significant upgrades as well as a new iPhone app. A new iPhone App iPhone support has now been added for the Tableau iOS app previously available only on the iPad. New functionality has also been added with geolocation…