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BlogNotions Business Intelligence Blog delivers a diverse series of perspectives provided by BI thought leaders. Presented by NetLine, this forum delivers compelling updates on the latest technologies in the marketplace, discussions of competitive decision making, new ideas for analyzing data, and much more. Here you can find helpful information, ask questions, and collaborate freely.

4 Fundamentals of Dashboard Design to Fuel Your Next Product Release

A dashboard is only as effective as its design – and that can mean the difference between users excitedly embracing your product or ignoring it altogether. Great dashboards lead to richer user experiences and significant return on investment (ROI), while poorly designed dashboards distract users, suppress adoption, and can even tarnish your project or brand. […]

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3 Ways for Product Managers to Enhance their App

It’s a saturated app market – in fact, it’s predicted that the mobile business application market will reach $53 billion in 2017. For business applications to stand out and stay competitive, product managers need to make sure they have a plan to get their app in fighting shape not just for today’s market, but also […]

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BI Inside: How Embedded Analytics Creates Genius Apps

Embedded analytics are the future, but you already know that. So once you decide to embed, the question becomes how deeply you want to embed those analytics. The decision will effect on your precious internal resources. Embed too deeply at the beginning, and your developers might be overtaxed on analytics and incapable of focusing on […]

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A Product Manager’s Checklist for Dashboard Design

Dashboard design can be the difference between customers excitedly embracing your product or ignoring it altogether. Lackluster dashboards can distract customers, suppress adoption, and even tarnish your app or brand. On the other hand, great dashboard design leads to richer user experiences and stickier, more engaging apps. What makes a great dashboard? Follow this checklist […]

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Why Fitbit Product Managers should be focused on Analytics

Fitbit is the poster child for consumer analytics. Its line of wearable pedometers and associated app helped bring fitness data and subsequent analysis mainstream. Over the past few years, this has helped highlight several things. Data can be viewed as a premium revenue stream through the creation of a tier of premium data services More […]

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The ego driven Business Intelligence professional

It is said that implementing a Business Intelligence program is one of the most daunting journeys a company can embark on. We all have heard the statistic that 8 out of 10 projects fail to meet at least one (if not all three) of the success objectives: timeline, quality or scope. Numerous articles have been […]

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Creating Competitive Advantage through Diversity and Information

Competitive advantage is commonly defined as “an advantage that an individual/firm has over its competitors”. While very generic, the definition is very insightful, it compares an entity not to itself but to the rest of the population, highlighting how this self is different from the remainder of the population, explicitly calling them competition.   From […]

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The gift of being yourself

Have you ever dreamt that were someone else, perhaps a colleague at work who is doing extremely well or maybe a famous/rich politician with significant influence or power? If you answered yes, you are not alone; at some point in time in our lives most of question our own identify and wonder what could be […]

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Data – the new 21st century fourth pillar for a successful M&A

As industries mature, we start seeing a higher number of Merger & Acquisitions (M&A) activities. The rule of thumb is that the larger a company grows, the more likely it can leverage its scale to drive competitive advantages such as getting lower prices from suppliers, reducing its delivery costs and more importantly keeping entry barriers […]

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