In this eBook, you'll find dozens of proven best practices when it comes to generating more referrals and a systematic referral process you can follow to keep a steady stream of new business flowing in and your referral engine running smoothly and efficiently.
We often hear about how the massive volumes of data the US government collects hold a treasure trove of answers to our most challenging questions – be it on population health,
national security, education or how to recoup losses from tax fraud. If only the government could figure out how to make use of all that information.
Texas is one example of a government that is using analytics to solve complex problems. As the case studies here demonstrate, agencies and academia in the Lone Star State are putting big data and analytics to work to eliminate waste, improve productivity and, in some cases, even enhance transparency.
SAS Institute is gearing up to make a self-service data preparation play with its new Data Loader for Hadoop offering. Designed for profiling, cleansing, transforming and preparing data to load it into the open source data processing framework for analysis, Data Loader for Hadoop is a lynchpin in SAS's data management strategy for 2015.
This strategy centers on three key themes: 'big data' management and governance involving Hadoop, the streamlining of access to information, and the use of its federation and integration offerings to enable the right data to be available, at the right time.
How does marketing compare to a game of pool? Sometimes you hit a good shot – 9 ball corner pocket – like when you’ve marketed a product and your customer purchases it. But sometimes your shot misses, and you knock in your opponent’s ball. You could even knock your ball into the pocket, but mistakenly knock your opponent’s ball into a different pocket at the same time.
Of course, you can’t predict everything in a game of pool – or in
marketing. A campaign may reveal a weakness that sends
customers scuttling to a competitor. A new product can
cannibalize an existing product line. Customers could leave one
of your legacy product lines to consume one of your newly
launched products – perhaps causing you to lose some
But unlike pool, it’s hard to observe and measure with the naked eye what’s happening in marketing. The way to improve your chances of success is to build a solid measurement plan that lets you define and measure diagnostic metrics.
New analytics tools and services are helping organizations extract exceptional business value from the massive volumes of available data provided by various internal and external sources. Many companies are harnessing these insights to improve operational and business processes, troubleshoot problems, identify business opportunities, and generally compete and innovate better. Now the benefits of analytics in those areas are prompting companies to look to analytics to improve information security. Enterprise security organizations are under tremendous pressure to change. Traditional perimeter-focused security controls and strategies have proved inadequate against modern, highly targeted attack campaigns.
On an average day, 78 Americans die from opioid overdose. Last year’s total was almost 30,000 deaths, roughly two-thirds involving prescription opioids (including Percocet, Vicodin, Hydrocodone, Oxycodone, Oxycontin), the rest involving heroin. The United States, with about 5 percent of the global population, consumes 80 percent of the prescription opioids. The problem affects people of all backgrounds and across the socioeconomic spectrum; the Center for Disease Control (CDC) has officially declared it an epidemic.
Data visualization is the visual and interactive exploration and graphic representation of data of any size, type (structured and unstructured) or origin. Visualizations help people see things that were not obvious to them before. Even when data volumes are very large, patterns can be spotted quickly and easily. Visualizations convey information in a universal manner and make it simple to share ideas with others.
Insurance fraud has existed wherever insurance policies are written, taking different forms to suit the economic times. Today the magnitude of insurance fraud is not only startling but increasing. Recent studies by the US National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB) reported a 24 percent rise in questionable claims for the period 2011 to 2013. The full scale of insurance fraud is not known. And if fraudulent behavior is not discovered at the time the claim is submitted, the insurer may never know it occurred. Consequently, an uninvestigated claim can’t be labeled as fraudulent to investigate.
Banks have been using credit scoring models for over five decades, so managing the life cycle of models is nothing new. Most have had some kind of process in place to ensure the models they develop are robust, validated and monitored from a performance perspective and that decision makers have confidence in them. In recent times, however - partly in response to the credit crisis in 2008 - the discipline of model risk management (MRM) has become more formalized and rigorous, driving the need for enterprise-level model information management systems. The regulatory scrutiny being applied to them is intensifying and spreading globally, with US and European regulators leading the charge. For example, whereas regulators were previously more interested in the numbers they were provided, now more regulators want to have a core understanding of the models banks used to generate these numbers.
Hype and hope — Big Data has generated a lot of both. Thanks to an abundance of enterprise information systems, networks, applications and devices that churn out huge volumes of information, government agencies are awash in Big Data. Add to this data growth the emerging trend of the Internet of Things (IoT) — the network of people, data, things and processes that is increasingly linked through automated connections and sensors — and the future of Big Data can seem quite daunting.
The Connected Customer is an individual who is intimately connected
to the data, outcomes, decisions, and staff associated with any
relationship to an organization. This intensely personal connection is
not just a matter of the most recent transaction, but represents a
combination of connected data, connected analytics, and collaborative
decisions associated with improving the customer’s relationship with
the organization over time.
In this report, Blue Hill explores the key traits associated with
supporting the Connected Customer through the Internet of Things,
and provides guidance on why the Internet of Things will be essential
across the general business landscape
Now more than ever, companies need to establish a solid foundation for their compensation and people programs. Learn how to mitigate your risk to employee lawsuits, keep your employees engaged and make the right decisions about your reward programs during these tough economic times.
When it comes to acquiring business intelligence (BI) capabilities, many small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) have traditionally been at a disadvantage. Here are 10 ways for them to capture value from their data.
Published By: Maponics
Published Date: Sep 24, 2010
This case study tells the story of how HelloMetro, a network of more than 1,600 city guide web sites, used Maponics Neighborhood Boundaries and ZIP Code Boundaries to significantly increase web site traffic and revenue.
Game techniques - like challenges, rewards, competition and leadership - appeal to the players' emotions and provide a sense of achievement and pride. If designed properly, game mechanics can be successfully added into workplace wellness programs to amplify results and build engagement and excitement. Discover more about the role of game techniques in corporate health programs in the new research paper, Let the Games Begin!
When it comes to engaging employees in workplace wellness programs today, the operative phrase is quickly becoming, “Let the games begin!”
After suffering decreasing engagement and fewer savings than they initially expected from their wellness programs, employers are boosting participation by incorporating gamification—the emerging field of applying game mechanics and strategies to various types of applications and programs.
The end game, you might say, is lower healthcare costs, along with happier, more productive and engaged employees.
Your career site should be a top source for driving qualified candidates in the door. Serving as a landing spot for anyone that comes across your jobs, easily provide direct access to job requisitions and much more. From there, use your back-end applicant tracking system, to monitor the sources of hire. View the iCIMS Career Site and Applicant Tracking Guide to see a career site checklist, a mobile recruitment eBook and a demo of the iCIMS Talent Platform.
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