I spent most of last week camped at Sentosa, an island resort located in the southern tip of Singapore. I was attending a series of meetings held at a spanking new hotel that had opened just four months ago, so I was expecting top-notch facilities and uninterrupted broadband connection. Wrong. Some 60 of my colleagues and I were huddled in a conference room most of the day, and … [Read more...] about First-world city means zilch with third-world connectivity
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Business intelligence (BI) is essential for business growth and competitive advantage, yet reaping benefits from BI requires more than implementing the technology that enables it. In fact, deploying the technology is the easiest part of any BI initiative, according to Boris Evelson, vice president and principal analyst at Forrester Research. Getting the personnel and processes … [Read more...] about 7 keys to a successful business intelligence strategy
To advance and succeed in your career, you need more than just technical skills. You also need to be able to present your ideas clearly and persuasively. Here are some suggestions that may help you in that regard. They assume you are in front of a group, using the ubiquitous PowerPoint and a projector. However, the principles generally apply regardless of your actual type of … [Read more...] about 10 things you can do to make your presentations more effective
Businesses dragging their heels over rolling out TLS 1.2 on their website might have an excuse to delay a little longer: Version 1.3 of the TLS (Transport Layer Security) encryption protocol will be finalized later this year, and early deployments of it are already under way.TLS, the successor to SSL, is used to negotiate secure connections to web or mail servers, encrypting … [Read more...] about It’s time to upgrade to TLS 1.3 already, says CDN engineer
In the NFL, the top teams learn everything they possibly can about their key competitors. As the season progresses, more and more information becomes available. By the time Super Bowl XLVIII arrives, teams will have seen game films, injury reports, even social-media-tracking that pinpoints any personal issues that could affect a competing player's performance. It's not as … [Read more...] about How Competition Can Make You Stronger (Op-Ed)
Customer service is the backbone of a successful business. It could be the difference between good reviews and repeat customers, and word getting around about negative customer experiences and people avoiding your business altogether.Given that customer service is so important, it is valuable to know some of the most common customer service mistakes. Customer service experts … [Read more...] about 5 Key Customer Service Mistakes You Need to Avoid
Teradata has been selling data warehousing technology from long before big data analytics became the next big thing. Teradata specialises in analytic data platforms, marketing applications, and the related software which is becoming an essential component of any companies data strategy. ZDNet discussed the company's evolution with the president of Teradata Labs, Oliver … [Read more...] about Making sense of big data
Apple's iPad mini 3 is better for business than last year's model, but not by much. Inside and out, the new iPad mini 3 is practically identical to the iPad mini 2, with only one major difference: It includes Apple's Touch ID fingerprint scanner, which does provide a nice security boost over the previous version. There's also a new gold-color version available, if that's your … [Read more...] about iPad mini 3 Full Review: Is it Good for Business?
Apple's new iPad Pro was designed for work, but it's not the only big-screen tablet for professionals. Microsoft's Surface Pro 3 has been transforming from slate to laptop for more than a year now, and it's still our favorite overall 2-in-1 hybrid for business users. Both tablets offer large displays and are compatible with pen and keyboard accessories, and both start … [Read more...] about Apple iPad Pro vs. Microsoft Surface Pro 3: Which is Better for Business?
Having a team of employees with a diverse set of skills and personality types is actually a key component to success, but it can be easy to get caught up in your connection with a candidate during the hiring process. And hiring employees who are too much like yourself can be problematic in the long run. "If a manager surrounds themselves with direct reports who think, behave … [Read more...] about Quiz: Are You Making the Right Hiring Decisions?